July 31, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Fundraiser held for area residents after home collapse

When Latrobe residents Darlene and Russell McElhaney heard the rain pelting against their windows and pounding on their home's roof in the latter part of June, little did they know that very soon thereafter they would be homeless and seeking a place More...

Ligonier Fleatique on Route 30 to close its doors end of September

Nestled on a narrow piece of land in the median of the eastbound and westbound lanes of Route 30 seems like an unlikely place for a business to thrive. More...

General News

Upstate NY couple married 78 years die two days apart

DELMAR, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York couple born two years and two days apart and married 78 years has died within two days of each other.  More...

1 of first black University of North Carolina students dies at 94

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says one of its first black students has died.  News outlets report J. Kenneth Lee died last week. A funeral for the 94-year-old was Monday in Greensboro.  More...

Ex-WWE star Brian Christopher Lawler dead at 46

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell.  More...

Editorial

States have a role to play in war on poverty (which, by the way, isn’t over)

If the war on poverty has ended, as the Trump administration recently declared, there’s a huge swath of workers who haven’t heard the news. More...

Opinion: In Helsinki, Trump puts himself first and America last

COMMENTARY

Regardless of what President Trump said — or meant to say — when he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, the United States is now weaker.  More...

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Sports

Steeler defense seeks to redeem itself after playoff disappointment  Free Access 

The Pittsburgh Steeler defense wants to redeem itself from its last performance. The Jacksonville Jaguars drubbed the Steeler defense during an AFC divisional round home playoff game as Pittsburgh equaled a team record for points allowed. More...

Ex-Pitt star Henderson wants to make it as Steelers wide receiver  Free Access 

Quadree Henderson of the Pittsburgh Steelers made a name for himself as one of the top return specialists in the nation during his three years at University of Pittsburgh. More...

Derry, Ebensburg set for championship in Latrobe U12 baseball tourney  Free Access 

Derry defeated Blairsville in the Latrobe 12-under baseball tournament to keep its perfect record (4-0) and advance to the championship game tonight against Ebensburg. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man charged in trio of thefts from Unity Township Walmart   State police at Greensburg report Cody A. More...

Community concerns voiced at ‘Cabinet in Your Community’ event

The members of Gov. Tom Wolf’s cabinet were quizzed about fracking and the opioid crisis during Monday’s “Cabinet in Your Community” event at the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg in Hempfield Township. More...

Cam and his kids at camp

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward was greeted by his daughter Chloe and his son Cal after practice at the team’s annual training camp at St. Vincent College in Unity Township this past weekend.   More...

Kitchen floor replacement planned at county prison

The Westmoreland County Prison kitchen is in line for a new floor, Warden John Walton told the county prison board Monday, meaning the prison will need to make alternative plans for feeding inmates for about six weeks this fall. More...

Local & State News

Police: Johnstown pediatrician molested over 2 dozen children over the years

A pediatrician arrested in January on charges he molested a 12-year-old girl in his office was accused Monday of sexually abusing more than 25 other patients over the past several decades, in some instances as their unaware parents were in the same r More...

Penn State frat member learns sentence in pledge death case

The first member of a Penn State University fraternity to plead guilty in connection with the death of a pledge after a night of drinking and hazing last year will be sentenced on Tuesday. More...

Rabid fox reported in western Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Health authorities in western Pennsylvania say a fox brought into a county facility has tested positive for rabies.  The Allegheny County health department says the fox was found in North Versailles and was brought in las More...

World News

Twin wildfires threatening 10,000 California homes

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Trial set to begin for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two questions loom large as Paul Manafort prepares to walk into a federal courtroom Tuesday: Will Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman spend what effectively could be the rest of his life in prison? More...

ICE, Border Patrol at Senate hearing on family separations

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Judiciary Committee is demanding answers from federal immigration officials about the Trump administration’s separation of migrant children from their families and its struggle to reunite them, a fraught effort that’s dra More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  Colonoscopies are proven to prevent colorectal cancer and save lives, but any added costs can be a deterrent from getting screened. More...

Lifestyles

SAMA executive director’s retirement effective this fall

LORETTO — After more than a decade leading the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Executive Director G. Gary Moyer has announced his retirement, effective fall 2018. The museum will announce its incoming director in early August. More...

TGIS: Kaelber to perform Aug. 2

TGIS (Thank Goodness It’s Summer), Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s annual free concert series, continues Thursday, Aug. 2, with free music in the S&T Bank Courtyard at The Palace Theatre, Greensburg.  More...

St. Bartholomew Super Bingo Aug. 3

The next Las Vegas Style Super Bingo will be held Friday, Aug. 3, in St. Bartholomew Catholic Church’s Marian Hall, Crabtree.  There is a total payout of “approximately $8,000.” Payout is based on attendance. More...

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