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General News

MeToo inspires wave of old misconduct reports to colleges

BOSTON (AP) — For 35 years, Ruth D’Eredita tried to dismiss her former professor’s behavior — the way he touched her, groped her and kissed her. More...

Jurors hear confession in ‘nuisance’ neighbor’s death

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. More...

Skydiver killed when parachute fails to deploy

LODI, Calif. More...

Sports

Thumbs-up!

Garrett Smithley gives a thumbs-up as he drives around the Diamond in his No. 0 NASCAR Xfinity Series car during Saturday’s Fort Ligonier Days parade. More...

GL, DA girls’ tennis teams set for district playoff quarterfinals

Some reward.  For advancing to the quarterfinals of the WPIAL Class AAA girls’ tennis playoffs for the first time in nine years, Greater Latrobe gets a date with...  ...the No. 2 seed.  More...

Bearcats beaten by nationally ranked Case Western

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Lifestyles

Volunteer efforts earn Allstate Foundation grant for Adams Memorial Library

Eight Allstate agency owners, personal financial representatives and licensed sales professionals from Southwestern Pennsylvania recently came together to secure a $10,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands grant to benefit the Adams Memorial Library. More...

Stage Right’s ‘Rocky Horror Show Live!’ to run Oct. 19-20, 26-27

After a one-year hiatus, one of Stage Right’s favorite productions returns just in time for its 20th anniversary.  Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show Live” on which the cult film classic was based, struts, in More...

Events of Area Interest

St. Rose Seniors eye Oct. 18 luncheon, meeting, auction   St. Rose Seniors will meet 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man accused in Derry Township robbery   More...

Arthur St. Clair Historic Preservation Awards to be presented Oct. 17

The Westmoreland County Historical Society (WCHS) recently announced the recipients of the 2018 Arthur St. More...

GL, DA tennis playoff matches postponed

Today’s WPIAL girls’ tennis playoff quarterfinal-round matches involving Greater Latrobe and Derry Area have been postponed until Tuesday.  No. 7 seed Greater Latrobe is at No. 2 seed Shady Side Academy in Class AAA, and No. More...

Local & State News

It lacks votes, but Wagner rides promise to end school taxes

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Scott Wagner, the Republican gubernatorial candidate in Pennsylvania, had a message for Victoria Clark when she told him that she is downsizing from her four-story home, partly because of the mortgage. More...

Pennsylvania State Police welcomes 99 new troopers

Pennsylvania State Police Acting Commissioner Robert Evanchick announced recently that 99 cadets graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey and have been assigned to troops across the commonwealth. More...

Wolf announces grant supporting grandparents raising grandchildren because of opioid crisis

Wolf Administration cabinet officials from the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) held an event at the Capitol to announce grant funding from the federal government awarded to Pennsylvania to sup More...

World News

Pressured over missing writer, Saudi Arabia lashes out

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Saudi media on Monday echoed the kingdom’s hard-line threat of retaliation for any sanctions over the disappearance and alleged death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, as demands grew for boycotts More...

White House: ‘Stern’ action over Saudi journalist if needed

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is brushing aside threats by Saudi Arabia that it may economically retaliate for any U.S. More...

Trump to visit Florida, Georgia; search ongoing for missing

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Upon touring the damage in several towns along Florida’s Panhandle, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long called the destruction left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he’s ever seen.  More...

Health

Study results: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Low-income people in states that haven’t expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report due out Monday amid election debates from Georgia to Utah o More...

Assisted treatment can help curb opioid abuse

Every day, approximately 170 Americans die from an opioid overdose.  More...

Congress approves opioid legislation

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Setting aside the Supreme Court fight, members of Congress earlier this month approved bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing the devastating opioid addiction across the country.  More...

Entertainment

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‘First Man’ blasts off behind ‘Venom’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Neil Armstrong film “First Man” settled for a third-place landing at the North American box office in its opening weekend in theaters. More...

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