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Jury selection for sheriff’s trial set for September

The public corruption trial of Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held will move forward with jury selection set to begin Sept. More...

Derry Twp. man accused of poaching deer, drug offenses

A Derry Township man whose hunting license was suspended until 2041 after pleading guilty in 2014 to eight counts of taking big game during a closed season is accused of again illegally shooting deer along with other offenses.  More...

Latrobe-GLSD still waiting for word on DCNR grant for recreational improvements

Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation Director Craig Shevchik on Thursday said he’s “hopeful” that the organization will be successful in securing an approximately $380,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Na More...

General News

Police: Memphis man steals date’s car, goes on another date

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Memphis say a man stole his date’s car and drove it to a date with another woman.  More...

Authorities: Florida girl dies after being attacked by dog

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. More...

Republicans block bid to extend election security grants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House is moving forward with a spending bill that eliminates new funding for election security grants to states, amid protests by Democrats who say Republicans are not doing enough to prevent Russian More...

Sports

Coaches take away positives, ways to improve at 7-on-7 championship

Area coaches got a glimpse of how their teams might line up when high school football season kicks off in late August at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association (WCCA) 7-on-7 passing championship hosted by Greater Latrobe on Wednesday.  Grea More...

Region 7 tourney begins today at Hempfield Area

Hempfield East will host the American Legion Region 7 Tournament with games set to begin today (11 a.m.) at Hempfield Area High School.  The District 31 representatives are Hempfield East (District 31 champion), Unity Township and Bushy Run.&nbs More...

Region 7 Tournament Schedule

American Legion Region 7 Tournament (Hempfield Area High School) Double Elimination (x-if necessary) Friday, July 20  More...

Lifestyles

Seton Hill honors 10 with 2018 Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award

Seton Hill Universty presented the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award to 10 alumni who have demonstrated “outstanding achievement and leadership in one (or more) of these areas: education, business and professions, science and technolog More...

Campus Corner

IUP given national honor

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been given another honor by a national publication.  More...

Events of Area Interest

‘Lil’ Red’ to run July 31-Aug. 4 at Apple Hill Playhouse   “Lil’ Red” will be presented 11 a.m. July 31 and Aug. 1, 2, 3 and 4 at Apple Hill Playhouse, 275 Manor Road, Delmont.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Charges filed, pending after Derry Township dispute   More...

Greensburg diocese welcomes Peru bishop

When newly appointed Bishop Pedro A. Bustamante Lopez arrived in the Prelature of Sicuani, Peru, in the summer of 2013, he found the people to be very poor and the church in so much debt that he didn’t know what to do. More...

Ligonier Valley Joint Comprehensive Plan nearing adoption after hearing

The final revised draft of the Ligonier Valley Comprehensive Plan has been available for review for more than a month, and members of the public had an opportunity Thursday evening to voice any suggestions or lingering concerns. More...

American Folklore Institute debuts at Ligonier event

Joe Russell of Ligonier used to think that everybody knew about American folklore — the likes of real people like Davy Crockett, Molly Pitcher and Johnny Appleseed, and the fictional characters like Paul Bunyan and Pecos Bill. More...

Local & State News

Ex-president of suspended frat to stand trial in sex assault

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia judge Thursday ordered the former president of a suspended fraternity at Temple University to stand trial on sexual assault charges.  More...

Kennywood Park announces new Steelers-themed coaster

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. More...

Coffee shop serves hope to people recovering from addiction

TAMAQUA, Pa. More...

World News

Trump-Putin II: Planning fall event in aftermath of Helsinki

WASHINGTON (AP) - Unbowed by swirling criticism of his summit encounter with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump swiftly invited the Russian leader to the White House this fall for a second get-together.  More...

Russian envoy: Moscow open to Putin visit to Washington

MOSCOW (AP) - Moscow is ready to discuss a possible visit by President Vladimir Putin to Washington after a surprise invitation from President Donald Trump, Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. said Friday.  More...

Did Trump and Putin agree to anything? Only they know

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin may have reached several historic agreements at their summit in Finland this week. Or, they may not have. It depends on who you talk to. Three days later no one was quite sure.  More...

Education

‘Fighting Cancer on the Court’

Greater Latrobe Interact Club Advisor William Snyder presents seniors Zac Rause and Jasika Shaker with recognition certificates for their efforts in raising $6,000 for the UPMC Hillman Cancer Research Center with a “Fighting Cancer on the Court More...

Derry Area students make T-shirts

John Baum, 21st CCLC instructor at Derry Area Middle and High schools, and aft3r@dasd students, including Blossom Stonebraker, Kelsey Geary and Tabby Eaglehouse, kept busy using the iron-on transfer process upon completion of designing STEM T-shirts More...

GL students visit CMU

Greater Latrobe’s Introduction to Programming class is part of a pilot course developed by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and Greater Latrobe is one of 13 schools in the Greater Pittsburgh area that are participating.  More...

Entertainment

Airman who inspired ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’ film has died

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Adrian Cronauer, the man whose military radio antics inspired a character played by Robin Williams in the film “Good Morning, Vietnam,” has died. He was 79.  More...

Walter White may appear in ‘Better Call Saul,’ creator says

SAN DIEGO (AP) — “Breaking Bad” is gone, but Walter White may be coming back to television.  “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan said Thursday at Comic-Con that there is an excellent chance that the Bryan Cranston More...

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