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New rescue truck showcased at Derry Twp. Supervisors meeting

Mark Piantine, chief of Derry Township Volunteer Fire Department Co. No. More...

Latrobe area not affected by severe storm system

While the Latrobe area was not affected by Tuesday’s severe weather, other spots in western Pennsylvania weren’t as fortunate.  More...

Voter signup deadline Oct. 9

Pennsylvania’s Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres this week reminded Pennsylvanians they have one week left to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election. More...

General News

Connecticut family reunited with dog missing for 5 years

NORWICH, Conn. More...

Police: Teens engaged in, recorded sex act in classroom

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. More...

Teens charged with carjacking teacher outside school

MIAMI (AP) — Two 13-year-old boys are under arrest in Florida after authorities say they tried to carjack a teacher outside a school and crashed just moments later.  News outlets report Miami-Dade police arrested the boys Monday and charge More...

Sports

With play suspended in WPIAL golf, GL’s Pevarnik two shots back

Greater Latrobe senior Brady Pevarnik likely knows exactly what it will take to have a chance to win his first WPIAL Class AAA golf title.  More...

Lady ’Cats blank Gateway in tennis, now 8-0 in section

It was nearly another clean sweep for the Greater Latrobe girls’ tennis team during a 5-0 victory against visiting Gateway during a WPIAL Section 1-AAA match Tuesday at Greensburg Racquet Club.  More...

Derry Area, LV girls swept in volleyball

The Derry Area and Ligonier Valley girls’ volleyball teams were both on the wrong end of 3-0 sweeps against Freeport Area and Northern Cambria, respectively on Tuesday.  Derry Area fell to Freeport Area, 25- 19, 25-11 and 25-11, in a WPIAL More...

Lifestyles

Hesburgh Lecture tonight at SVC free, open to public

The St. Vincent College Honors Program and the St. Vincent College School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, in conjunction with the Notre Dame Club of Greensburg/ Uniontown, will host a Hesburgh Lecture by Karen Richman, Ph.D., 7 p.m. More...

Rebooted

‘Into the Wild Blue Yonder’

If you’d asked me a couple months ago what I thought the top 100 most purely exhilarating events of my life might turn out to be, nowhere on that list would appear riding in a helicopter over Henry County, Georgia. More...

Kent State releases summer 2018 commencement list

Kent State University Tuesday announced it conferred degrees to summer graduates during commencement exercises Aug. More...

Unity Twp. planners approve proposed brew pub

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended conditional use approval for a proposed brew pub and art gallery.  Kevin Ridilla plans to place the brew pub, to be called Unity Brewing, in a rental space that is part of the Cliff&r More...

DT supervisors update residents on ongoing flooding, erosion woes

The Derry Township Supervisors, during Tuesday’s regular meeting, updated residents regarding progress on the significant and ongoing issue of flooding and erosion throughout multiple areas of the township. More...

Top county deputy found guilty of harassment

The chief deputy of the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department was found guilty Tuesday of a summary harassment offense related to a physical confrontation with the head of the union representing other deputies.  Patricia Fritz, 63, of M More...

Citation against sheriff’s captain withdrawn

Although a summary harassment offense against him was withdrawn on Friday in Centre County, the third-ranking official in the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department may face additional charges.  More...

5th annual ‘Soup for a Claus’ scheduled for Nov. 3

Operation Santa Claus will host its 5th annual “Soup for a Claus” soup crawl through downtown Greensburg from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. More...

Local & State News

Mount Pleasant Area school board reviews motions for approval

The Mount Pleasant Area School District Board of Directors conducted a brief workshop agenda Monday night. More...

Penn State University halts helicopter use after pilot flew over crowd

Penn State said Tuesday that it has stopped using helicopters to make announcements outside the football stadium after a state police chopper flew so low over an unruly tailgating crowd that it sent tents and other items flying. More...

Story map celebrates Pa. state parks, forests

The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) has announced the release of “Pennsylvania Parks and Forests, 125 Years of Preservation and Investment” in celebration of the quasquicentennial. More...

World News

In Mississippi, Trump mocks Ford’s claims against Kavanaugh

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi on Tuesday by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago. More...

Experts say Trump’s EPA moving to loosen radiation limits

WASHINGTON (AP) - The EPAis pursuing rule changes that experts say would weaken the way radiation exposure is regulated, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you - like a little bit of sunlight. More...

Kavanaugh’s ‘revenge’ theory spotlights past with Clintons

WASHINGTON (AP) - To some, Brett Kavanaugh is clearing his name. To others, he’s veering into conspiracy theory. More...

Health

Proposed rule change worries some about radiation regulation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The EPA is pursuing rule changes that experts say would weaken the way radiation exposure is regulated, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight More...

Study: 1 in 3 US adults eat fast food each day

NEWYORK (AP) — Agovernment study has found that 1 in 3 U.S. adults eat fast food on any given day. That’s about 85 million people. It’s the first federal study to look at how often adults eat fast food. More...

Study suggests more older women may benefit from bone drugs

A bone-strengthening drug given by IV every 18 months greatly lowered the risk of fracture in certain older women, a large study found. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Gun lost in woods in Cook Twp.  State police at Greensburg report a Westmoreland County woman lost a firearm in a wooded area of Cook Township on Saturday, Sept. 29. Anyone finding a firearm in the area should contact police at 724-832-3288. More...

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