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Latrobe man jailed after threatening police officer neighbor

A Latrobe man who allegedly threatened to kill his police officer neighbor last week and bragged about illegally owning firearms is behind bars.  David E. More...

General News

Billionaire, former UNC System president C.D. Spangler dies at 86

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Billionaire philanthropist C.D. Spangler Jr., who led North Carolina’s university system for more than a decade, has died. More...

Nicholas ‘Duffy’ Fudge of ‘Wicked Tuna’ TV series dies at 28

GREENLAND, N.H. (AP) — Nicholas “Duffy” Fudge, a fisherman who was part of the cast of the reality television show “Wicked Tuna,” has died. More...

Man fleeing police dies in wrong-way crash in Salem Twp.

A driver who was being pursued by Greensburg City police in an early morning chase Tuesday was killed in a wrong-way crash on Route 66 in Salem Township. The crash was reported at 3:17 a.m. More...

Editorial

Who is paying for the next Supreme Court justice?

Before President Donald Trump tapped Brett M. Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on the Supreme Court, the dark-money spigots were already beginning to open. More...

On President Donald Trump’s tough talk on drug prices

GUEST EDITORIAL

It has been two months since the president released his road map for lowering drug costs that seems to lead nowhere, and about a month since he predicted the “big drug companies” would announce “voluntary massive” price cuts. More...

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Lifestyles

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau membership reaches all-time record of 62,017

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau has increased its overall membership for the 21st year in a row, as the farmer-run organization reached an all-time membership high of 62,017 members.  More...

TGIS: East Coast Turnaround in free concert Thursday

TGIS (Thank Goodness It’s Summer), Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s annual free concert series, continues Thursday, July 26, with free music in the S&T Bank Courtyard at the Palace Theatre, Greensburg.  More...

LIFESTYLES LETTER

To the Lifestyles Editor:  Project Stand (Community Standing Against Addiction) is fast approaching. There is still time for you to be involved. More...

Latrobe council to seek new bids for roof repairs

Outlines plan for police chief interviews

Latrobe City Council is again advertising for bids for repairs to the roof at the Latrobe Municipal Building (Latrobe City Hall) after the previous low bidder for the project, A Good Roof LLC of Champion, withdrew its bid, telling city officials that More...

Singing a little tune . . .

Leah Saleone and Emily Landsman, both juniors studying music therapy at Seton Hill, take a road trip via music with suggestions from children during the Seton Arts Service Corps summer fine arts camp More...

Area casino details expected later this week

More details regarding a potential minicasino in Westmoreland County — including the gaming destination’s eventual landing spot — could come to light later this week.  More...

Local & State News

Barletta knocks Mueller probe as Pence highlights tax bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. More...

Algerian tied to cartoonist death plot guilty of terrorism

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist pleaded guilty on Monday in a U.S. court to a terrorism charge.  More...

Amish outhouse case raises religious freedom rights issues

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Human smuggling getting sophisticated on northern border with Canada

DERBYLINE, Vt. (AP) - While the Trump administration fortifies the southern border, there’s growing concern over the number of foreigners entering the country illegally across the porous northern border with Canada. More...

Charges of rigging, intimidation mar Pakistan campaign

ISLAMABAD (AP) - As Pakistan prepares to make history Wednesday by electing a third straight civilian government, rights activists, analysts and candidates say the campaign has been among its dirtiest ever, imperiling the country’s wobbly trans More...

Police arrest suspect in Oakland train station stabbing

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The hunt for a man police say killed an 18-year-old woman in an unprovoked knife attack in the San Francisco Bay Area ended where it began: In a train station.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Any day now, the federal government will once again let short-term health insurance plans last for 364 days, instead of capping them at three months like it’s done since 2017. More...

Sports

L-DA Teener League award-winners

Award-winners this season in the Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League were F.O. Eagles’ Austin Siko, Michael Stewart Sportsmanship Award; Derry Ukes’ Matt McDowell, Pitching Award, and Heat Siphon’s Mason Seftas, Home Run Award. More...

Four SVC lacrosse players selected to IWLCA Academic Honor Roll

Four St. Vincent College student-athletes have been selected by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association to the 2018 Sports Division III Academic Honor Roll. Representing St. More...

Hempfield East Legion makes region title game

With wins over previously unbeaten Bedford and then Bushy Run by respective scores of 9-1 and 2-1 on Monday, Hempfield East has advanced out of the losers’ bracket of the American Legion Region 7 Tournament being held at Hempfield Area High Sch More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigating Youngwood burglary   More...

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