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Derry Twp. woman sentenced in fatal crash

A Derry Township woman was sentenced Tuesday to five years probation for causing a fatal crash that took the life of a motorcyclist in 2016.  More...

Unity zoning board OKs use change for proposed hair salon

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday approved a change of non-conforming use to allow the former Soundtown store to be converted into a proposed hair salon and spa.  More...

Latrobe Halloween date corrected

The Latrobe City Council article in Tuesday’s Bulletin incorrectly stated that the City of Latrobe’s annual Halloween parade will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31. The parade will be held Saturday, Oct. 27.   More...

General News

Just Dunkin’: Dunkin’ Donuts to change name

Dunkin’ is dropping the donuts — from its name, anyway. Doughnuts are still on the menu, but Dunkin’Donuts is renaming itself Dunkin’ to reflect its increasing emphasis on coffee and other drinks, which make up 60 percent of its sales. More...

Laughter at Trump among many shocking UN summit moments

The laughter was sudden, loud and unexpected.  It came at the expense of the U.S. More...

Florence is now nation’s second wettest storm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hurricane Florence was the nation’s second rainiest storm in 70 years, a top rainfall meteorologist calculated.  More...

Sports

Wildcats fall to P-T, lose second straight in boys’ soccer

A slight skid has dropped the Greater Latrobe boys’ soccer team to third place.  The Wildcats lost their second straight overall, 1-0, against Penn-Trafford during a WPIAL Section 3-AAA road game Tuesday.  More...

’Cats finish undefeated in section golf

Greater Latrobe has done something in boys golf for the first time in at least 36 years.  As far back as head coach Scott Reaugh has records for, the Wildcats completed section play undefeated. More...

Brymn new WCCA women’s hoops coach

James Brymn of Penn Township is the new women’s basketball head coach at Westmoreland County Community College.  More...

Lifestyles

WSO to open 50th season Oct. 13

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents the first concert of its 50th season, titled “Celebrate 50,” beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg.  More...

IUP department breaks $10K mark for cancer fundraising

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Communications Disorders, Special Education and Disability Services broke fundraising records again this year during its eighth annual “Confections for a Cause” bake sale, and surpa More...

Events of Area Interest

WCS to perform ‘Mass of Hope’ Oct. 7   More...

Ligonier Township Supervisors hear zoning law crash course

Zoning issues dominated the discussion at the Ligonier Township Supervisors’ workshop and agenda meeting Tuesday.  More...

Family, friends of missing Unity Twp. woman plan rally

Cassandra Gross mystery

Family and friends of a Unity Township woman who has been missing for nearly six months have planned to gather Saturday, Sept. More...

Team RWB Old Glory Relay to cross County Thursday

A cross-country American flag relay that serves as a fundraiser for Florida-based Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB) and helps raise awareness of veterans’ issues will travel through Westmoreland County on its way to Pittsburgh on Thursday, Sept. More...

Two-year window for clergy abuse lawsuits sent to state Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Police investigating Unity Twp. road rage incident

State police are investigating and terroristic threat charges are pending after a man allegedly brandished a handgun during a road rage incident on Route 30 in Unity Township.  More...

Local & State News

Automakers seek flexibility at hearing on mileage standards

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Automakers sought flexibility while environmental groups blasted the Trump administration’s proposal to roll back fuel economy standards at a public hearing on the plan in the industry’s backyard.  More...

Nike’s marketing strikes a chord without hurting business

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike caused an uproar earlier this month with its ad featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick that debuted just as the football season was about to begin. But the shoe maker’s stock is up and sales have been steady. More...

US judge repeats Trump vulgarity during immigration hearing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. More...

World News

GOPlines up Kavanaugh vote plan as showdown hearing nears

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump denounced Democratic efforts to block Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation as a cynical “con job” on Tuesday and launched a dismissive attack on a second woman accusing the nominee of More...

Kavanaugh’s 2nd accuser never sought spotlight, friends say

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Between shifts ladling hot meals at the dining hall, Deborah Ramirez did her best to fit in with the blue-blooded social set of Yale University in the 1980s. More...

With Kavanaugh nomination, Trump faces MeToo

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s victory helped give rise to the MeToo era. More...

Health

American drug prices keep going up despite Trump pressure

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump made reducing drug prices a key promise during his election campaign, repeatedly accusing drugmakers of “getting away with murder.” At the end of May, he promised that drug companies would be announcing “massive More...

Should you be worried about Social Security, Medicare?

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unexpected weakening in the finances of Social Security and Medicare has raised concern about the bedrock programs for the middle class. More...

Implants, rehab help paralyzed trio take steps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three people whose legs were paralyzed for years can stand and take steps again thanks to an electrical implant that zaps the injured spinal cord — along with months of intense rehab, researchers reported Monday. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Torrance patients accused of assaulting staff member   More...

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