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Casey, Barletta debate ends in emotional exchange over TV ad

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first debate between Pennsylvania’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and his Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. More...

Diocese: Uniontown priest will not return to active ministry

The Diocese of Greensburg announced to its Uniontown parishes this past weekend that a priest who is facing allegations of sexual abuse predating his entry into the priesthood will not be returning to active ministry.  More...

General News

GOP fight over leadership after Nov. vote to be messy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Win or lose in the race for the majority, House Republicans are at risk of plunging into a messy leadership battle after the November election, with the party lacking a clear heir apparent to take the place of House Speaker Paul Rya More...

Falling palm tree kills woman in hammock in Florida

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Sales are brisk as Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6 billion

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Mega Millions lottery may see a streak of jackpot rollovers end as it heads toward a record $1.6 billion drawing on Tuesday.  As more tickets sell, chances grow that at least one buyer will pick all six winning numbers. More...

Sports

Lady Wildcats get another crack at Oakland Catholic, this time in playoffs

WPIAL Class AA semifinal-round field hockey game today

Greater Latrobe just knew that it was going to be in the WPIAL girls’ field hockey playoffs before the season started. And it really didn’t have anything to do with the fact that half — or 13 — of the players on the roster are seniors. More...

GL’s Pevarnik competes in golf states; ’Cats back in boys’ soccer playoffs

Greater Latrobe’s Brady Pevarnik takes one last shot at a state golf championship, while the Wildcats’ boys’ soccer team returns to the playoffs. More...

Six home football games for West Virginia in 2019

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will have six home football games next season, including a Sept. 14 matchup with North Carolina State.  The Big 12 announced the Mountaineers’ 2019 schedule Thursday. More...

Lifestyles

Autumn art classes offered at Latrobe Art Center

Latrobe Art Center has scheduled more art classes for the remainder of the fall, including jewelry classes and pour painting classes by Zack Landry of White Sage & Sapphire and additional dates for Sue Hrubes’ Mixed Media Workshop. More...

SRU Pi Kappa Phi president, who’s from area, plans Journey of Hope

With the fall semester in full swing and the holiday season right around the corner, it’s only natural for a student to start making plans for ... summer? More...

Fall Tea Nov. 10; Stimulating Beverages at Historic Hanna’s Town Nov. 17

Anita Zanke, library coordinator of Westmoreland County Historical Society, announced two upcoming programs at Historic Hanna’s Town, 809 Forbes Trail Road north of Greensburg.  • Fall Tea on Saturday, Nov. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman accused of retail thefts   State police at Indiana report Lindsey Beth Diamond, 37, of Burrell Township was accused of twice leaving the Walmart store at 311 Oakland Ave. More...

Tragedy strikes again as family home destroyed by fire  Free Access 

Another Derry Township home burns

A pair of Derry Township homes have been destroyed by fires within the past three days. More...

Parking lot paved

The entryway of the new Latrobe Elementary School on Cedar Street shows Wildcat pride with Greater Latrobe’s colors. Crews were busy paving the parking lot on Friday. More...

Democrats hope to cut GOP majorities in legislative contests

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Head-on vehicle crash in Pennsylvania kills 3, injures 1

BRANCHDALE, Pa. More...

Eagles fan hit with fame after hitting pole gets some glory

The moment in the spotlight isn’t over yet for a Philadelphia Eagles fan who stumbled into fame as a viral video star after running into a subway pillar earlier this year.  More...

Rotary Club receives donation

Brittany Messler (right), district sales manager for Erie Insurance, presents a check for a $2,500 donation to Jerry Supko, senior vice president of Commercial Bank & Trust of PA and president-el More...

World News

Saudi account of Khashoggi killing is widely denounced

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey will “never allow a cover-up” of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, a senior official in Turkey’s ruling party said Saturday, reflecting internationa More...

Growing caravan of migrants pushes deeper into Mexico

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) - Thousands of Honduran migrants hoping to reach the U.S. More...

Russia probe revival expected if Democrats win House

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats are expected to reopen the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election if they win the majority in November. But they would have to be selective in what they investigate.  More...

Health

AP analysis: ‘Obamacare’ shapes opioid grant spending

With Republicans and Democrats joining forces again in a bipartisan effort to target the U.S. More...

Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers

For the first time, one of the new immunotherapy drugs has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease. More...

Entertainment

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‘Halloween’ scares up $77.5 million in ticket sales

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty years after he first appeared in theaters, Michael Myers is still drawing huge audiences for a good scare. More...

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