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Derry man charged in alleged Route 30 road rage incident

A Derry man was charged via summons earlier this week in connection with a Sept. 18 incident in which he allegedly brandished a gun during a road rage incident on Route 30 in Unity Township.  State police at Greensburg charged Michael E. More...

Westmoreland County comprehensive plan to be released Oct. 29

Digital access to the final draft of Westmoreland County’s “Reimagining Our Westmoreland” comprehensive plan will be available beginning Oct. More...

Former SVC instructor to join past students for stammtisch reunion

Over the years, Evelyn Ruffing’s former students have become more than a piece of the Derry Township resident’s long career in education.  “It’s a wonderful connection,” she said. More...

General News

Texas authorities try to find woman who left boy on doorstep

SPRING, Texas (AP) — Authorities near Houston are trying to identify a woman who abandoned a toddler on a stranger’s doorstep.  The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says a video doorbell captured the woman running up to the d More...

Banksy posts video saying incomplete shredding a malfunction

(AP) — Banksy posted a new video to his website Tuesday implying the partial shredding of his “Girl With Balloon” at a London auction was supposed to have been complete.  More...

Police officer lectures black 11-year-old carrying BB gun

(AP) — A police officer in Columbus, Ohio, instructed an 11- year-old caught Saturday with a BB gun to remember one name: Tyre King. More...

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Off The Wall

As a pedestrian, I see probably way more of the scenery around Latrobe than motorists speeding down our streets. More...

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Lifestyles

New St. Vincent Seminary seminarians have area ties

Among the new seminarians at St. Vincent Seminary, Unity Township, this year are two diocesan seminarians with ties to the Diocese Greensburg and two are monks from St. Vincent Archabbey.  More...

WCHS annual meeting, Spanish flu program Oct. 23 in Unity Twp.

Westmoreland County Historical Society’s annual business meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in its Calvin E. Pollins Library, 362 Sand Hill Road, Unity Township.  More...

PGAA Young Alumni Leadership Award presentation slated at Saturday dinner

Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association will present its Young Alumni Leadership Award to Carrie Bush ’14 at the Alumni Celebration Dinner on Saturday, Oct. More...

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No injuries reported in New Alexandria crash   More...

DBMA line relocation work likely to wait until spring

Line relocation work related to the long-discussed North Ligonier Street Bridge project in Derry Borough will likely wait until the spring. More...

No rate hike in UTMA’s 2019 budget

There’s good news for customers of the Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA), as the authority board voted Wednesday to approve the 2019 budget and there will be no rate increase.  The budget includes total revenues of $6,229,500 and t More...

Greensburg Diocese establishes Safe Environment Advisory Council

Bishop Edward C. Malesic has announced the formation of a Safe Environment Advisory Council to help the Diocese of Greensburg maintain the strongest measures possible to protect from abuse the children and vulnerable adults in its ministries.  More...

Two organ recitals this weekend

Two organ recitals are scheduled this weekend at two area churches.  The one on Saturday evening at St. Vincent Basilica in Unity Township will feature renowned organist Damin Spritzer as part of the 47th St. More...

Local & State News

Coffee House begins season Oct. 19

The Ligonier Community Coffee House will begin its 16th season at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at The Barn, 1 Springer Road, Ligonier.  Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.  More...

Pittsburgh-area men arrested after police seize meth on turnpike

Two Pittsburgh-area men were charged with drug offenses after state police found a kilogram of suspected methamphetamines and 6 ounces of marijuana inside a rental vehicle during a traffic stop Tuesday on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Mount Pleasant T More...

Church sex abuse bill in limbo after hitting wall in Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Man linked to Saudi prince at consulate when writer vanished

ISTANBUL(AP) - Aman who previously traveled with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s entourage to the United States entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul just before writer Jamal Khashoggi vanished there, according to images published Th More...

Trump asks Turkey for audio, video evidence on Khashoggi

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. has asked Turkey for a recording that could reveal gruesome details of what happened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, President Donald Trump said Wednesday. More...

Police search Saudi consul’s home in Khashoggi case

ISTANBUL(AP) - Turkish crime-scene investigators searched the home of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul on Wednesday in the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, and a progovernment newspaper published a gruesome account of the journalist More...

Sports

Wildcats top Trojans in tuneup for WPIAL boys’ soccer playoffs

Greater Latrobe boys’ soccer team used a strong first half offensively to roll past host Derry Area, 5-1, in an exhibition match Wednesday at Grandview Field.  The Wildcats, who improved to 11-6-1 overall, didn’t waste any time getti More...

DA faces Deer Lakes looking for WPIAL playoff positioning

For as memorable as last week was for Derry Area football fans, the Trojans are moving on.  More...

GL No. 11 seed for playoffs, travels to Butler Area

Having made the postseason for the first time in four years, Greater Latrobe is seeded No. More...

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