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Author, EWTN personality Susan Brinkmann to be Magnificat speaker

Susan Brinkmann discarded the faith she grew up with when she was in college and found a new direction in the feminist movement and in New Age practices.  More...

Film crew shoots scenes for movie in Kecksburg

As a tornado threatened overhead, Director Cody Knotts and his film crew were in Mount Pleasant Township recently shooting scenes for “Kecksburg,” a feature film based on the legends surrounding the events that occurred there on Dec. More...

General News

Police: Drunken ice cream truck driver crashes, injures 3

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. More...

Florida school, Las Vegas shooting survivors host town hall

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Survivors of a high school shooting in Florida joined with teenagers affected by the Las Vegas Strip massacre during a town hall in Nevada addressing school safety and gun laws.  More...

Texas woman accused of biting, swallowing part of nose

HOUSTON (AP) — A woman is accused of biting off and swallowing part of another woman’s nose after being asked to leave the victim’s home in Southeast Texas. More...

Sports

GL to host WCCA 7-on-7 championship

Greater Latrobe will host the Westmoreland County Coaches Association (WCCA) 7-on-7 passing championship on Thursday with games beginning at 9 a.m. and the championship tentatively set for 2:15 p.m.  More...

Blairsville Colts open ICL playoffs with win

Matt Hogue and Matt Bashioum combined for an eight-hit shutout Tuesday to help push the Blairsville Colts past visiting Greensburg, 6-0, in the opening game of the teams’ Indiana County League playoff series. More...

Unity can’t record final out, falls in heartbreaker to Hempfield East

Unity Township was just one strike away from the American Legion District 31 Championship on Tuesday evening at Hempfield Area High School, but rallied to take the title with a dramatic 3-2 walk-off victory. More...

Lifestyles

4-H members learn about judging process at Derry Township Ag Fair

Penn State Extension educator JoAnn Logan (seated, right) judges baked goods at the Derry Township Ag Fair while teaching 4-H members Roman Kalaluhi, Julia Jumper, Alexis Ferruolo, Sarah Stull and La More...

TGIS: Gary Pratt, Dawn Noelle in free concert Thursday

TGIS (Thank Goodness It’s Summer), Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s annual free concert series, continues Thursday, July 19, with free music in the S&T Bank Courtyard at the Palace Theatre, Greensburg.  More...

WMAA Brunch and Tour Sunday

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, will host Brunch and a Tour 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. More...

LMA waiting on DEP permits to deal with sewage problems

After hearing from Latrobe residents who reported mounting issues with sewage backups in their homes following recent bouts of heavy rainfall, Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) officials on Tuesday said that a plan to address the problem cannot move More...

Police offer anonymity, protection for anyone who comes forth with info in Gross disappearance

It’s been 101 days since the disappearance of Cassandra Gross and, despite finding her dog and her burnt vehicle days later, police investigators still have not found any traces of her.  More...

Missing woman’s boyfriend resentenced in 2015 Unity Cemetery incident

The former boyfriend of a Unity Township woman missing since April will be staying in prison after he was resentenced Tuesday in an unrelated case.  More...

County public safety department, 911 service in full operation again

The Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety is now operating at full capability following a lightning strike Tuesday morning, department officials said.  The outage affecting the county’s radio network and phone lines occurred Tues More...

Local & State News

A good deal: Why the National Parks Pass is worth the cost

BY CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT   When I tell people I have a National Parks Pass, they usually ask: Is it worth the cost?  My answer? More...

Former Kiski Area coach charged with having sex with student

A former Kiski Area School District coach and trainer has been charged with having sexual contact with a student, corruption of minors and harassment.  State police at Kiski Valley charged Ryan Thomas O’Toole, 27, of Penn Hills, with inter More...

9 casinos apply for online gambling licenses in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Dems see Kavanaugh as Obamacare threat, but law likely safe

BOSTON (AP) - The heated debate over how Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would vote on the Affordable Care Act might not matter. More...

Historians say Trump upends norms of presidential behavior

HELSINKI (AP) - Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Donald Trump. More...

Obama delivers veiled rebuke to Trump in Mandela address

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - In his highest profile speech since leaving office, former U.S. More...

Health

Like organic food? Pennsylvania’s young farmers grow it

PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. (AP) — While he was studying political science at West Chester University six years ago, Frank Kurylo pondered some career options. He first considered becoming an environmental law attorney. More...

Parents, college students reminded about vaccination requirement

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration this week reminded families that meningitis vaccinations are required for most incoming college students before the new school year begins.  More...

Conemaugh Memorial earns stroke recognition for fourth consecutive year

For the fourth consecutive year, Conemaugh Memorial in Johnstown has received the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Saltsburg man arrested on bench warrant  State police at Kiski Valley report a 61-year-old Saltsburg man was arrested on an outstanding bench warrant after police were called to 947 County Road in Loyalhanna Township to investigate a report of c More...

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