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Derry, Unity authorities awarded state grant funding

State officials on Tuesday announced that municipal authorities in Derry Borough, Derry Township and Unity Township have been awarded more than $1 million in grant funding through the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program.  The funding, app More...

LMA welcomes new board member Ann Amatucci

The Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) Board of Directors on Tuesday welcomed new board member Ann Amatucci of St. Clair Street, Latrobe. Amatucci will fill the unexpired term of former board member Thomas Casey, who recently resigned. More...

Former Excela chief medical officer pleads guilty to drug charges

A Westmoreland County doctor who formerly served as Excela Health’s chief medical officer on Tuesday pleaded guilty to writing more than 300 fraudulent prescriptions in the names of relatives to obtain the painkiller hydrocodone over the course More...

General News

Senate backs bill to avert shutdown, boost military spending

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging, $854 billion bill that funds the military and a host of civilian agencies for the next year and provides a shortterm fix to keep the government open through early December. More...

Trump rolls back pollution rules for drilling on US lands

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday rolled back an Obama-era rule that forced energy companies to capture methane — a key contributor to climate change that’s released in huge amounts during drilling on U.S. More...

Fort Trump? Polish leader dangles offer to US president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Poland’s leader pressed President Donald Trump on Tuesday to consider creating a permanent American military base in Poland, offering a tempting incentive: The installation would be called “Fort Trump.”  More...

Sports

‘Cats let other section boys’ soccer teams know things will be different

In line to make WPIAL playoffs for first time in four years

It didn’t take long for Greater Latrobe to let the rest of the boys’ soccer teams in WPIAL Section 3-AAAA know that things would be different.  Like, the second game of the season.  That’s when the Wildcats took down Penn- More...

Lady ’Cats, Trojans sweep in volleyball; LV girls rally against Blairsville

It was a clean sweep for the Greater Latrobe and Derry Area girls’ volleyball teams, while Ligonier Valley needed a comeback effort to defeat Blairsville.  More...

Work continues at Latrobe Speedway; Smithley impresses in Vegas

Work continues at Latrobe Speedway as the first car race since 2006 approaches on Saturday, Sept 29.  The track surface was reworked on Sunday and appears to be in its final stages of readiness.  Photographs of the final process appear on t More...

Lifestyles

Stage Right’s 20th season opens Sept. 21 with ‘Shrek’

Stage Right Theatre Company in Greensburg has announced its 20th-anniversary line-up as well as some of the actors who have signed on to appear this season.  More...

Campus Corner

Kennesaw State University graduate   More...

Events of Area Interest

YWCA annual Used Book Sale Sept. 20-23 More...

Proposed Ligonier police merger touted as ‘right move’

The consolidation of the Ligonier Borough and Ligonier Township police departments will bring more efficiency, higherquality coverage and a better-staffed police force, officials have said during recent public meetings.  On Tuesday night, reside More...

GLschool board accepts more than $150,000 in grants from GLPIEF

The Greater Latrobe School Board accepted more than $150,000 in grants from the Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation (GLPIEF) during Tuesday’s regular meeting.  More...

Trees planted on Diamond

Darr Construction crew members use a crane to lift and set the first of eight trees being planted in Ligonier’s Diamond Park on Tuesday and today. Silvis Group Landscaping crew members completed the planting. More...

Commissioners chair working for Pittsburgh law firm

Westmoreland County commissioners chairwoman Gina Cerilli is moonlighting as an associate attorney with a Pittsburgh law firm, starting part-time work with Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick and Raspanti LLC earlier this month.  More...

Local & State News

Campaigns crank up to press lawmakers on abuse lawsuits bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

School bus driver killed in Indiana County crash

An Indiana County woman was killed Tuesday when a pickup truck struck another vehicle and careened into the school bus she was driving. More...

MP Twp. supervisors announce waste provider leaf collection schedule

Mount Pleasant Township supervisors on Monday announced the schedule for leaf collection by Advance Disposal, the township’s solid waste provider.  More...

World News

Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - The leaders of North and South Korea announced a wide range of agreements Wednesday which they said were a major step toward peace on the Korean Peninsula.  More...

Analysis: Summit could be domestic win for South Korean leader

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The Korean leaders’ surprisingly substantive summit announcement is a huge step toward a durable peace on the Korean Peninsula - and a Nobel Peace Prize for Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in.  More...

‘Up in the air’: If displaced by storm, where to call home?

BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. (AP) - As the pounding rains from Hurricane Florence finally ended, Lutrice Garcia left the shelter where she had spent several nights on a cot and tried to head home. More...

Health

To avoid overdoses, some test their heroin before taking it

NEW YORK (AP) — The newest tool in the fight against opioid overdoses is an inexpensive test strip that can help heroin users detect a potentially deadly contaminant in their drugs.  Sales of fentanyl test strips have exploded as a growing More...

New era in virtual reality therapy for common phobias

Dick Tracey didn’t have to visit a tall building to get over his fear of heights. More...

2 million US teens are vaping marijuana

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Export trio charged in connection with Salem Township theft   More...

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