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Prisons say changes after staff sickened costing $15M

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Ex-police chief settles suit claiming wrongful firing

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former Pennsylvania police chief who claimed in a lawsuit he was fired in retaliation for testifying against an underling has reached a $600,000 settlement with the township.  Andrew Lisiecki was police chief in North H More...

General News

NFL stadiums serving up much more than hot dogs, burgers

Hamburgers and hot dogs are always great at a football game. How about some pimento cheese melts, fried ravioli or a brat wrapped in a blanket of fried cheese curds on a pretzel bun. Hungry yet? More...

NFL kneeling question helps pick Miss America prelim winner

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. More...

NTSB says plane flew 200 feet over another

WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators say a small plane that was aiming to land on a taxiway instead of the runway came within about 200 feet of striking another plane on the ground in Philadelphia.  The National Transportation Safety Board issu More...

World News

Trump denounces anonymous column as officials cry ‘Not me!’

WASHINGTON (AP) - One after another, President Donald Trump’s top lieutenants stepped forward to declare, “Not me.”  More...

Kavanaugh avoids major missteps, closing 2 days of testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats worked into the night in a last, ferocious attempt to paint Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a foe of abortion rights and a likely defender of President Donald Trump. More...

Book on Trump raises worries in South Korea about alliance

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Donald Trump had to be tricked out of killing a U.S.-South Korean trade deal? He threatened to move a U.S. missile defense system from South Korea to Oregon? He ordered a plan for a pre-emptive attack on North Korea?  More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

IUP to offer memorial program on anniversary of Sept. 11 attack

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present a program Sept. 11 to reflect on and mark the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. The 8:30 a.m. program will be held next to the university’s Sept. More...

Unity Township preteen qualifies for national pageant

Arielle Teppert, daughter of Dr. Georgia and Ernie Teppert of Unity Township, earned the title of 2018 National American Miss Pennsylvania Preteen at the state pageant staged Aug. 10- 12.  More...

Events of Area Interest

VFW Post 734 lists September activities Fort Ligonier VFW Post 734, 149 E. Main St., Ligonier, announced these upcoming events: Saturday, Sept. 8: Reel Thirsty string band featuring Amy Clarke and Dave Grimm, 8 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. More...

Derry Area to hold Salute Our Heroes event today

Scheduled prior to home football game

Before Derry Area’s football team takes the field for its home opener this evening, the school district plans to honor veterans, active military and first responders with a special event.  The second annual Salute Our Heroes program will b More...

Sheriff trial delayed until December

Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held won’t go to trial until late this year on criminal charges he used county resources and sheriff’s department staff in his re-election campaign and fundraising efforts. More...

Missing Mount Pleasant Twp. boy found safe

A 14-year-old Mount Pleasant Township boy who didn’t return home from school Thursday afternoon was found safe this morning.  Teams searched for several hours Thursday night for Joseph Blaskowski, a student at Adelphoi Education Services i More...

Local & State News

Derry Twp. Class of 1948 holds 70th reunion

Delores Petrarca Izzy, Louise Bonifazi Carnease, Katherine Baran Rowe, Dale Latimer and Francis Bradley, and (back row) George Henigin, Harry Ceruitti, James Neil, Phyllis Vorel Bumar and Maxine Andrako Bucciarelli attended the Derry Township High Sc More...

New Jersey police raid home of couple who raised $400K for homeless man

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Pooches in the Pool event Saturday

Residents will have the chance to take a dip with their dogs during a Pooches in the Pool event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 8, at Rogers-McFeely Memorial Pool, Latrobe. More...

Sports

Lynn’s late goal helps Lady Rams edge Lady Trojans, 2-1, in girls soccer

The Ligonier Valley girls’ soccer team rallied for a 2-1 victory against host Derry Area during an exhibition game Thursday. The last time Derry Area met Ligonier Valley, the Lady Rams rolled in a 7-0 rout. More...

’Cats top P-T in OT; DA boys blank Valley

Nolan Agostoni was the hero for the Greater Latrobe boys’ soccer team during a 3-2 overtime thriller against visiting Penn-Trafford in WPIAL Section 3- AAAA play Thursday at Rossi Field. More...

DA’s Balega plays part in IUP football blowout

Former Derry Area football standout Tyler Balega played a part in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s 41-7 rout of Millersville Thursday at George P. Miller Stadium.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Bell Twp. man accused of theft   State police at Kiski Valley report a 33-year-old Bell Township man was charged with theft after an alleged incident at 551 Mercer Hill Road in Bell Township on Thursday, Sept. 6. More...

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