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Teen accused of threat against Blairsville High School

State police accused a Blairsville teen of making threatening statements against Blairsville High School in Burrell Township on Monday via social media.  More...

Derry man charged after fleeing Latrobe DUI checkpoint

A Derry man who allegedly sped away from a DUI checkpoint in Latrobe late Friday night and eluded police before crashing and abandoning his vehicle has been charged.  More...

Commissioners ban sheriff’s chief deputy from courthouse

Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held last week reinstated his second-in-command following a paid suspension during an investigation into allegations she shoved a co-worker during an Aug. 7 courthouse altercation.  More...

General News

Poet laid to rest under grave he commissioned

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — The founder of the Dead Poets Society of America got what he wanted Monday: His remains were laid to rest under a special tombstone he commissioned before suffering a fatal heart attack.  More...

Woman who appeared on ‘My 600-lb Life’ dies

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman, who appeared on the sixth season of the reality television show “My 600-lb Life,” has died.  More...

California diocese buys $2.3M home for retiring bishop

SAN JOSE, Calif. More...

Lifestyles

Long history of Flax Scutching fest detailed at monthly meeting

Marilee Pletcher, Karen Little, and Brian Hood shared the history of the 111-yearold Flax Scutching Festival following the recent Chestnut Ridge Historical Society meeting. More...

‘Cooking for Crowds’ workshop Sept. 19

Nonprofit, volunteer-run groups that prepare food to be served or sold to the public must be sure that the food is safe and of high quality. Food that is not prepared safely may lead to a foodborne illness outbreak. More...

Groups join forces for Downtown Greensburg Music Fest Sept. 7

SummerSounds Concerts in the Park and the Westmoreland Cultural Trust TGIS Concert Series Finish have joined forces to close the Greensburg area summer music scene with a bang, teaming up for the inaugural Downtown Greensburg Music Fest.  More...

Latrobe council to consider repairs for downtown sidewalk-street ramps

To vote on permit parking for portion of West Tacoma Ave.

Following recent complaints regarding the poor condition of several of the ramps that connect sidewalks and streets downtown, Latrobe City Council now is considering a proposal to grind down the concrete on some of the worst ramps to offer a temporar More...

Ligonier Township planners on board with joint comprehensive plan

Ligonier Township’s planning commission has advised officials to pass a new comprehensive plan defining a strategic vision for the Ligonier Valley. More...

Elizabeth man killed in South Huntingdon Twp. crash Monday

State police identified a motorist killed Monday night in a crash just after 8 p.m. in South Huntingdon Township.  Police said Ronald C. More...

Pennsylvania to start prequalifying residents for a Real ID

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvanians who want a drivers’ license that allows them to board commercial airliners and enter certain secure federal buildings can soon get one.  More...

A sure winner . . .

Two-year-old Samantha Zappone discovered a way to be a winner every time at cornhole. She and her grandmother Amy were enjoying the Great American Banana Split Celebration on Sunday in Latrobe. More...

Local & State News

Car cruise at Banana Split Celebration

Relay for Life had a successful car cruise in the Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC)-Latrobe parking lot on Depot Street during the Great American Banana Split Celebration on Saturday.   More...

Wagner says Wolf wants to ‘run out the clock’on answers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner on Monday criticized Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf for avoiding debates before the Nov. More...

Report: More mental health services would make schools safer

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A report on safety threats and security concerns in Pennsylvania schools concludes there is a need for better access to mental health services. More...

World News

Shooting suspect was twice hospitalized for mental illness

BALTIMORE (AP) - The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament had previously been hospitalized for mental illness, according to court records in his home state of Maryland reviewed by The Associated Press.  More...

Judges: Congress map still unlawful with partisan bias

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Federal judges on Monday affirmed their earlier decision striking North Carolina’s congressional districts as unconstitutional because Republicans drew them with excessive partisanship.  More...

Kavanaugh’s support for surveilling Americans raises concern

CINCINNATI (AP) - Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has frequently supported giving the U.S. government wide latitude in the name of national security, including the secret collection of personal data from Americans.  More...

Sports

Wildcats’ golf team inexperienced, but not young

Scott Reaugh has an interesting squad as he enters his 13th season as head coach of the Greater Latrobe golf team.  “We’re not a young team grade-wise,” he said. More...

GL, DA win section golf matches

The Greater Latrobe boys’ golf team didn’t have its best day on the course, while it was a clean sweep for Derry Area on Monday.  More...

GL, DA, MP girls all win tennis matches

Greater Latrobe, Derry Area and Mount Pleasant all won respective girls’ tennis matches on Monday.  The Lady Wildcats defeated visiting Norwin, 4-1, in WPIAL Section 1-AAA play, while Derry Area swept Riverview, 5-0, and Mount Pleasant edg More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Ligonier man uninjured when tree falls in path of truck   More...

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