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13th Kecksburg UFO Festival set for this weekend

When Ron Struble and the Kecksburg Volunteer Fire Department members first came up with the idea to revive the fire department fair and promote the UFO incident that occurred in Kecksburg on Dec. More...

General News

Mega Millions winning ticket sold in California

SAN JOSE, Calif. More...

Pittsburgh sees hands-on restart of Uber’s self-driving cars

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Uber has taken the first step toward relaunching its self-driving cars on Pittsburgh-area streets four months after a fatal accident involving one of the cars in Arizona. More...

Study: Lowering blood pressure helps prevent mental decline

CHICAGO (AP) — Lowering blood pressure more than usually recommended not only helps prevent heart problems, it also cuts the risk of mental decline that often leads to Alzheimer’s disease, a major study finds.  More...

Editorial

Went bang

Off The Wall

I love the Fourth of July. Who doesn’t, really? All of the country comes together and celebrates the day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.  More...

Stop using the world as your cigarette-butt can

We’re anti-smoking — not anti-smokers — because we think smoking harms health, and cancer doesn’t need any help in destroying lives.  But this editorial isn’t going to exhort you to quit smoking. More...

Livers as indicators: Drinking to an early death is on the rise

Alcohol abuse is on the rise, and is contributing to a huge jump in liver disease. More...

Lifestyles

Vegetable equipment demos coming to Ag Progress Days

UNIVERSITY PARK — Farmers looking to diversify by growing and marketing vegetables can get a good look at the equipment needed to launch a successful vegetable operation by attending Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16. More...

Westmoreland Bar Foundation to award scholarships

The Westmoreland Bar Foundation this week reported it will award three law school scholarships to Westmoreland County residents for the 2018-19 school year. An awards ceremony is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, in Judge Christopher A. More...

Heritage UMC VBS Aug. 6-10, open to pre-K to sixth grade

Heritage United Methodist Church on the Diamond, Ligonier, invites children ages pre-K to students who have completed fifth grade to participate in Vacation Bible School.  The “Rolling River Rampage” VBS will be held 9 a.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Stop sign damaged in Derry Twp.   State police at Kiski Valley report some time on Friday, July 20, a stop sign was damaged at the intersection of Rager and Livermore roads in Derry Township. More...

Mini-casino officially coming to Westmoreland Mall

Closing Bon-Ton store to be site

State and county officials said Wednesday that a proposed gaming site in Hempfield Township will bring hundreds of jobs and generate millions for Westmoreland County’s economy. More...

Family, friends of Cassandra Gross offering reward for information

The family and friends of Cassandra Gross are offering a reward of $10,000 for information leading to the missing Unity Township woman being found.  More...

DTMA, engineers seek to tackle issue holding up Keystone project

The Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) and its consulting engineering firm are working to address an issue that’s temporarily halted progress on a proposed trail and sanitary sewer line extension project from Keystone State Park to New Alexand More...

Local & State News

Wolf, Wagner make questionable claims about school funding

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, and his opponent in the November election, Republican Scott Wagner, each accuse the other of wanting to cut school funding. More...

DEP orders well operators to plug 1,058 abandoned wells

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued administrative orders requiring three oil and gas companies — Alliance Petroleum Corporation (Alliance), XTO Energy Inc. More...

Heavy rain, flood waters prompt Pa. evacuations

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Five days of relentless downpours have left central Pennsylvania a soggy mess, closing roads and businesses, sending creeks and streams spilling over their banks and requiring rescues and evacuations. More...

World News

11 House Republicans seek impeachment of DOJ’s Rosenstein

WASHINGTON (AP) - A group of 11 House conservatives introduced articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department official who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.  More...

Audio recording steps up feud between Trump, former ‘fixer’

WASHINGTON (AP) - The sudden public airing of Donald Trump talking about paying for a Playboy model’s silence marks a turning point in the legal game of cat-and-mouse between the president and the lawyer who once promised to take a bullet for T More...

Tesla, others help Puerto Ricans go solar amid power turmoil

ADJUNTAS, Puerto Rico (AP) - Ten months after Hurricane Maria, Adjuntas still loses power any time a heavy rain or wind pounds the rickety power lines feeding this town high in the central mountains of Puerto Rico. More...

Sports

POCONO THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. Pocono déjà vu   More...

NEW HAMPSHIRE

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. Few leftovers  As many as 40 stock cars can start a Cup Series race, but only three drivers are winning, and so the “Big 3” is alive and well. Through 20 races, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. have won 15 of them. More...

SPEED FREAKS

A few questions we had to ask ourselves More impressed with Kevin Harvick or Aric Almirola? GODSPEAK: Considering his age, give me Harvick. At 42, he knows there won’t be many more seasons like this. Making hay while the sun is shining. More...

Entertainment

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds ready to fly

Airshow Highlights

Often held in spring or early summer, the 2018 Shop ‘n Save Westmoreland County Airshow is arriving a little later than most years.  More...

Westmoreland County Airshow History

1974 — Dan Speal.  1975 — U.S. More...

Meet the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Since the team’s inception in 1953, more than 320 officers have worn the distinguished emblem of “America’s Ambassadors in Blue,” the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. More...

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