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Chamber to honor four members at 73rd annual dinner

The Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce will honor four of its members during the 73rd Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration on Oct. 22, at The Fred Rogers Center at St. Vincent College (SVC). More...

Prosecutors still seeking sheriff’s personal campaign records

State prosecutors during a pretrial hearing Monday in the public corruption case against Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held are continuing to investigate and asked a judge to order Held to turn over detailed campaign records.  More...

Excela Health Latrobe Hospital target of wrongful death lawsuit

Excela Health Latrobe Hospital is among the defendants named in a civil lawsuit filed Friday by the widow of a Bedford County man who died in 2016 hours after leaving the hospital’s care.  More...

General News

Teacher used grades to coerce student into sex

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina math teacher is accused of lowering a student’s grade because he stopped having sex with her. The young man and his mother are suing the Charleston County School District for negligence. More...

Teen charged after online school shooting threat

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida 13-year-old who threatened to shoot up a school in a group chat on Instagram now faces a felony charge.  More...

Woman charged with leaving a Chihuahua to die in trash bin

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. More...

Editorial

Real ID is real overdue

It's only taken 13 years, but Pennsylvania is finally starting to pre-qualify people for a new enhanced identification card.  Congress adopted the Real ID Act in 2005, a post- 9/11 measure meant to make the kind of work-arounds used by terrorist More...

Grammar Guy

Give it up for Rustic Citrus!

I wish Rustic Citrus was the name of a band I played in back in college. We would have probably been some kind of folk/funk fusion, with banjo, mandolin, and an entire horn section. More...

Colleges need to clarify just how much tuition really costs

GUEST EDITORIAL

The bottom line isn’t going to change much for Elizabethtown College students. More...

Lifestyles

Katherine Freyvogel receives the Elizabeth Ann Seton medal

Seton Hill University presented the university’s highest honor, The Elizabeth Ann Seton medal, to Pittsburgh resident Katherine Donahue Freyvogel during an event Sept. More...

Dry Ridge Garden Club set to meet

Dry Ridge Garden Club will open its new club year at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 501 Fairfield Drive, Greensburg (West Point).  Club president Judy Wnek said the meeting will include creating a sweater pumpkin. More...

WCCC to host Trade Union Fair

Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) will host a Trade Union Fair from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at its Advanced Technology Center located at 1001 Technology Drive, Suite 1009, East Huntingdon Township.  More...

Latrobe council considers request for Holly Jolly Christmas changes

Reverses course on Tacoma Avenue permit parking

The committee for this year’s A Holly Jolly Christmas in Latrobe event approached Latrobe City Council Monday night with a request to shift the date for the annual celebration from the day after Thanksgiving to Saturday, Dec. 1. More...

Detox numbers down at prison, warden looks to hire new officers

Fewer new inmates entering Westmoreland County Prison in recent months have required detoxification treatment, Warden John Walton said at Monday’s Westmoreland County Prison Board meeting at the Hempfield Township facility.  More...

Highland Games

Carrie Waltemiere and Nancy Uhron of Personal Ponies Limited in Indiana walk their therapy Shetland ponies, Gracie and Laddie, around Idlewild Park in Ligonier Township Sunday at the 60th Ligonier Hi More...

Electric customers may face surcharges to subsidize nuclear power plants

HARRISBURG — All electric utility customers in Pennsylvania, virtually without exception, could face monthly billing surcharges to subsidize five nuclear-power-generating plants operating in the commonwealth.  Utility customers in New York More...

Local & State News

St. Michael’s hosts Annual Pet Blessing

The Rev. Dr. Jim Simons and the Rev. Jerry Nuernberger read from handouts from the service for St. Michael’s of the Valley Episcopal Church’s 13th Annual Pet Blessing held Sunday, Sept. More...

Bill Cosby’s day of reckoning comes in sex assault case

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby faces a good chance of being sent to prison Tuesday, when a judge is expected to sentence the TV star who was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman. More...

2-year window for child sex abuse suits advances in House

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

With newfound aggressiveness, GOP ramps up Kavanaugh fight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Brett Kavanaugh says he won’t let “false accusations drive me out of this process” as he, President Donald Trump and top Republicans mount an aggressive drive to rally the public and GOP senators behind his shaky Supreme Court nomin More...

Messy domestic politics overshadow Trump’s address to UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - President Donald Trump charged into office on the resonance of his aggressive “America First” agenda, but now, as he returns to the pinnacle of global diplomacy, he can’t escape the growing shadows of domestic political troubles More...

After the hurricane comes the deluge on South Carolina coast

GEORGETOWN, S.C. More...

Sports

DA, LV drop girls’ soccer games to Mount Pleasant, West Branch Area

The Derry Area and Ligonier Valley girls’ soccer teams lost in respective games to Mount Pleasant and West Branch Area on Monday.  The Lady Vikings defeated host Derry Area, 5-1, during a WPIAL Section 3-AA game at Grandview Field.  W More...

DA boys, girls fall in golf matches; Lady Vikings win

The Derry Area boys’ and girls’ golf teams lost to Mount Pleasant and Elizabeth Forward, respectively, while the Lady Vikings defeated St. Joseph, all on Monday. More...

Northwestern running back Larkin retires

EVANSTON, Ill. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

New Alexandria man duped into sending money orders   State police at Kiski Valley report troopers are investigating after someone convinced a 77-year-old New Alexandria man to send money orders totaling more than $10,000 to various locations thr More...

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