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Derry area residents allowed to go home after evacuation

About 30 homes and businesses were evacuated Monday for precautionary reasons after the Lower Ridge Dam in Derry Township had reached high water levels.  More...

General News

Wind, rain, surge, flood: Hurricane Florence could hit hard

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As mandatory evacuations begin for parts of three East Coast states, millions of Americans have been preparing for what could become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the Eastern Seaboard in decades. More...

Autopsy performed on rapper Mac Miller, more tests needed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autopsy has been completed but the cause of death is not yet clear for hip-hop star Mac Miller, who was found dead in his Los Angeles home last week.  More...

Safety instructor gets jail in fatal shooting of teen hunter

HART, Mich. (AP) — A hunter safety instructor charged in the fatal shooting of a 13- year-old boy while they were squirrel hunting in western Michigan has been sentenced to 90 days in jail. More...

Editorial

Department of Defense tackles climate threat

The Trump administration generally has ignored science while pandering to narrow interests in withdrawing from a global treaty to diminish global warming, bolstering the use of fossil fuels and eviscerating federal regulations to diminish carbon emis More...

New drugs put public at risk

Each new call on the emergency radio scanner Wednesday ratcheted up the sense of foreboding and alarm. More...

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Lifestyles

Latrobe BPW dinner meeting deadline Sept. 16

Attorney Jessica L. Rafferty, a member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, will address Latrobe BPW members and guests during the club’s 6 p.m. Sept. More...

Brush up on tree ID skills at WWIA Sept. 20 field trip

Westmoreland Woodlands Improvement Association will host a Tree Identification Walk on Thursday, Sept. 20, starting at the J. More...

Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society plans third program in new History Speaks Series

On Wednesday, Sept. 19, the Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society Inc. will host the third program in its new History Speaks Series. More...

Trump marking 17 years since Sept. 11 at Flight 93 crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is marking 17 years since the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil by visiting the Pennsylvania field that became a Sept. 11 memorial.  More...

LVSD, teachers union agree to new four-year contract

Ligonier Valley School District and the union representing its teachers on Monday signed off on an early contract extension through the end of the 2022-23 school year. The new agreement kicks in on July 1, 2019. More...

Latrobe council says goodbye to former police chief James Bumar

Latrobe City Council on Monday night bid farewell to former police chief James Bumar, who retired Aug. More...

Derry Borough bridge project may have to wait until spring

Derry Borough officials’ hopes of permanently closing the North Ligonier Street Bridge in the next few months appear to have hit a snag. More...

Local & State News

Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Green Luncheon scheduled Sept. 20

The 15th annual Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Board Green Luncheon will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Twin Lakes Park Expansion site on Georges Station Road in Hempfield Township. More...

PennDOT issues Westmoreland County maintenance update

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Westmoreland County Maintenance Manager Thomas Boyle recently announced the following tentative work plan for the week of Sept. More...

Market winner

Latrobe Farmers’ Market winner Charles Rebrick is presented with a certificate from local merchant Paul Volkmann at a recent market. The market is open from noon to 4 p.m. More...

World News

Case against officer who killed neighbor to go to grand jury

DALLAS (AP) - The case against a white Dallas police officer who shot and killed a black neighbor in the neighbor’s home will be presented to a grand jury, which could decide on more serious charges than manslaughter, the district attorney over More...

Woodward: Kelly, Mattis denials of his book quotes untrue

WASHINGTON (AP) - Longtime journalist Bob Woodward said Monday that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly “are not telling the truth” when they deny making disparaging statements about President Donald Tru More...

Unlikely weapon: Petanque balls help disarm Paris attacker

PARIS (AP) - They only went out to play a calm game of petanque and enjoy some late summer warmth by a Parisian canal. More...

Sports

With no seniors, Greater Latrobe girls’ soccer team battles inexperience

A number jumps out from the Greater Latrobe girls’ soccer team roster. Zero. That’s the number of seniors on third-year coach Jamie Morrison’s team this season and it didn’t take her long to realize what kind of effect that would have on the team. More...

Rebuildling year for DA girls’ soccer team

Two years ago, the girls’ soccer team at Derry Area made it to the WPIAL playoffs, led by eight seniors. Six of those played big roles and when those seniors graduated, a considerable hole was left behind. More...

Saltsburg to forfeit conference game against LV

The Ligonier Valley football team will be left with disappointment, while a depleated Saltsburg football team regroups from a rivalry game against sister-school Blairsville last Friday. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Wallet stolen from inside vehicle in Unity Township   State police at Greensburg report between 6 p.m. Aug. 30 and 10 a.m. Aug. 31, someone stole a wallet from inside a vehicle on the 300 block of Allegheny Avenue in Unity Township. More...

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