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Hempfield Twp. man arrested twice in 90 minutes

A Hempfield Township man arrested early Tuesday morning by Greensburg police was released and arrested again about 90 minutes later.  More...

Right in step . . .

Rachel Henry, 21, of Latrobe, shows off the ring she just received as Jacob Huss, 21, of Derry, proposed to her before Wednesday’s Latrobe 4th of July Parade. And, of course, the answer was “yes.”   More...

Dog lost from personal care home hours after adoption  Free Access 

Lacy is on the loose. Just hours after being adopted on Monday, the little tan Pomeranian who was going to be the resident companion dog at Barnes Place in Derry Township fled when a visitor opened a door. More...

General News

Growing fires put damper on holiday festivities

DENVER (AP) — Large wildfires grew across the American West on Wednesday, keeping thousands of people out of their homes for the July 4 holiday and forcing some strict bans on fireworks to prevent new fires from igniting in the hot, dry region. More...

Mount Pleasant Twp. bridge work set to begin

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) advises motorists that a bridge on a section of Route 31 over Brush Run Creek between the intersection of Lenox Road and Nicole Lane/Mount Joy Road in Mont Pleasant Township.  More...

White House tweets draw ire over content

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is using its official Twitter handle to target Democratic lawmakers who have criticized President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, drawing complaints that government resources are being used to underc More...

Editorial

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Off The Wall

I think when I was created, a number of cells were added to my brain that many would call, “just not right.” I state this because when I hear of or read an expression, these cells immediately throw all kinds of pictures in my mind that le More...

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Lifestyles

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Cynthia L. Bates and Michael P. More...

Bereavement support meeting July 16

The Bereavement Support Group at St. Vincent Basilica Parish will meet 7 p.m. More...

CRHS picnic, program July 17

Chestnut Ridge Historical Society monthly meeting will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Aleo Lake on Route 130 near Stahlstown.  More...

Man charged with exposing himself to Keystone Park visitors

An Allegheny County man was charged Saturday after visitors to Keystone State Park in Derry Township told police he was fondling himself and staring at people inside a bathroom.  More...

Flood watch in effect for county through tonight

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for all of Westmoreland County today, July 5.  The flood watch is set to begin at noon and continue through this evening. More...

Bolivar man appealing second conviction

A Bolivar man convicted in 2013 of killing his 20-day-old daughter is seeking a second appeal, claiming a White Township man says he has information that could clear him of the crime. More...

Derry Township residents tired of flooding, seek solutions

A group of Derry Township residents are tired of water and flooding in their section of the township. More...

Arts and Heritage Festival kicks off at Twin Lakes

The 44th annual Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival begins today, July 5, at Twin Lakes Park and continues through Sunday, July 8.  Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 5-7 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 8.  More...

Local & State News

Unity Twp. planning meeting canceled

The Unity Township Planning Commission canceled its meeting scheduled for Tuesday after the evening’s lone applicant wasn’t ready to present to the board. More...

Man shocked by police stun gun sues officer

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A man who was shocked by a police officer’s stun gun while sitting on a curb in Pennsylvania has filed a lawsuit against the officer and the city’s police department.  More...

Party shooting leaves man dead, cop wounded

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A shooting at a Fourth of July block party in Philadelphia has left a man dead and an off-duty police officer critically wounded.  The shooting occurred around 10 p.m. More...

World News

Trump hails ‘American heroes’ who helped US win independence

STERLING, Va. (AP) - President Donald Trump wished America a happy Fourth of July holiday Wednesday and reserved special praise for the “American heroes” whose sacrifice he said helped the nation win her independence 242 years ago. More...

2nd Novichok poisoning likely not deliberate, police say

AMESBURY, England (AP) - British officials investigating a second case of poisoning with the nerve agent Novichok in southwestern England said Thursday they suspect the victims were not directly targeted but sickened as a consequence of the previous More...

Rescuers race to drain water inside Thai cave before rains

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) - With more rain coming, Thai rescuers are racing against time to pump out water from a flooded cave before they can extract 12 boys and their soccer coach with minimum risk, officials said Thursday.  More...

Sports

Unity dominates rivalry matchup against Latrobe

Heading in to the annual Fourth of July contest, the previous three regular-season games between Latrobe and Unity Township were one-run decisions. More...

Latrobe Legion shuts out Derry behind Henderson

A 30-minute lightning delay may have been just what Latrobe needed against Derry in an American Legion District 31 game Tuesday at Legion-Keener Field.  The game remained scoreless until the delay — which took effect during the second inni More...

Muchnock resigns as HA girls’ basketball coach

Former Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball standout Lindsy Muchnock resigned after one season as head girls’ basketball coach at Hempfield Area.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Derry Township crash   More...

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