August 24, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Case moved to juvenile court for teen accused of stabbing father

A Derry Township teen initially charged as an adult after allegedly stabbing his father with a sword during an argument will now be prosecuted in juvenile court.  More...

Wolf says ‘no’ to all but 1 debate in governor’s race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is agreeing to participate in just one debate before the Nov. 6 election with his Republican rival Scott Wagner, an event to be moderated by “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek. More...

General News

Autopsy finds Iowa student killed by ‘sharp force injuries’

BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa college student who was allegedly abducted by a stranger while running last month in a small Iowa town was killed by “multiple sharp force injuries,” investigators announced Thursday.  More...

US new-home sales fell 1.7 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 1.7 percent in July, the second straight monthly decline as the broader housing market appears to have lost some of its momentum despite an otherwise solid economy. More...

Gun control activists marching 50 miles to Smith & Wesson HQ

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Students in Massachusetts are marching 50 miles (80 kilometers) to Smith & Wesson’s headquarters to call for stricter gun control following recent school shootings in the U.S.  More...

Sports

Ligonier Valley, Derry Area boys, Lady Trojans all win golf matches

The Ligonier Valley boys’ golf team continues to roll, while the Derry Area boys and girls picked up their first victories of the season on Thursday. More...

Ohio State investigation shows Meyer allowed bad behavior for years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Urban Meyer may have weathered scandal at Ohio State, but not without a lasting stain as an exhaustive report detailed behavior that could easily have taken down a coach of lesser stature. More...

GL-DA, LV-Homer-Center top area high school football openers

The renewed rivalry between Greater Latrobe and Derry Area, and a matchup of defending District 6 champions highlight the first week of high school football games in the area.  More...

Lifestyles

Happy Anniversary!

Derry couple observing 50th

Robert “Herk” and Elaine (Gray) McCracken of Derry Borough, married Aug. 24, 1968, in Derry Presbyterian Church followed by Ukes reception, are observing their 50th wedding anniversary.  More...

Westmoreland Symphony board of directors has new president

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra board of directors has selected Michael Matteo as its new president. Matteo is the 18th president and has served on the WSO board since 2015. More...

Rep. Walsh to host Ice Cream Social, Fire Safety Night

To bring families together and provide important information about fire safety, state Rep. Justin Walsh (R-Westmoreland) will hold a Family Night Ice Cream Social on Friday, Sept. 7.  More...

SVC band to perform, professor to sing anthem at Steelers game Saturday

The St. Vincent College “March of the Bearcats” marching band will perform prior to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason game against the Tennessee Titans on Saturday, Aug. 25, at Heinz Field. More...

Derry Twp. man jailed for failing to register as sex offender

A Derry Township man was sentenced Thursday to serve up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to failing to register as a convicted sex offender.  More...

Dirt bike-car crash in Unity sends 2 boys to hospitals

Two boys were transported to hospitals, one by medical helicopter, after a crash involving a car and the dirt bike the boys were riding Thursday afternoon near Pleasant Unity.  More...

Local & State News

State police: Trooper shoots, kills man in street encounter

GIRARD, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state police say a trooper shot and killed man during a brief street encounter.  Troopers had responded to a suspicious person call in Girard around 5 p.m. More...

Orientation committee set to welcome SVC’s Class of 2022

When the St. Vincent College Class of 2022 arrives on campus today, Aug. 24, they will begin a five-week orientation program designed to ease the transition to college life. More...

Former Boy Scout leader admits sexually assaulting 3 scouts

CATASAUQUA, Pa. More...

World News

Iowa slaying focuses attention on immigrants in agriculture

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The arrest of a Mexican farmworker in the death of an Iowa college student renewed calls to change immigration laws, but it also focused attention on the immigrant workers whose labor is essential to the state’s agricult More...

Congressman, wife plead not guilty to illegal spending

SAN DIEGO (AP) - U.S. Rep. More...

National Enquirer had safe with damaging Trump stories

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Enquirer kept a safe containing documents on hush-money payments and other damaging stories it killed as part of its cozy relationship with Donald Trump leading up to 2016 presidential election, people familiar with the More...

Education

Derry Area welcomes new educators

Derry Area will welcome 12 new educators for the 2018-19 school year, including: Kelly Roll (Derry Area Middle School sixth-grade math), Megan Donahue (Grandview Elementary School second grade), Tammy Self (English language arts/social studies 12th g More...

California University of Pennsylvania expands academic options in biology

Three new programs in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences will give students at California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U) more careerfocused options, whether they are interested in fish and wildlife, plant science or molecular More...

WCCC to host Resource Fair Aug. 27 in Latrobe, Aug. 28 in Mount Pleasant Twp.

Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) will hold a Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at its WCCC-Latrobe center located at 130 Depot St., Latrobe. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man charged with indecent exposure in Unity Township   More...

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