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Sheriff promotes Appleby to fill chief deputy vacancy

Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held moved quickly to fill the vacancy left in his department after his former second-in-command was fired last week.  Held on Monday announced Denise Appleby, 51, of Hempfield Township has been promoted to c More...

County residents hold candlelight vigil for victims of Squirrel Hill shooting

The Westmoreland County Diversity Coalition, along with Voice of Westmoreland and local residents, held a candlelight vigil on Monday, Oct. 29, to stand in solidarity with the victims of the anti-semitic terror attack in Squirrel Hill on Saturday. More...

General News

Utah has highest share of trick-or-treaters; DC has lowest

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Better get the candy ready, Utah. Utah has the largest share of children of trick-or-treating age this Halloween. The U.S. Census Bureau puts that age range from 5 to 14 years old. More...

Police: Man tried to hide baby over stolen gun

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia say a man driving with his infant daughter on his lap hid the child from officers, who found the 3-month-old lying on a stolen gun.  More...

Florida’s population has grown 11 percent since last Census

ORLANDO, Fla. More...

Editorial

‘Environmentalism’ shouldn’t be a dirty word for Republicans

Is there a more despised word among Republicans than “environmentalist?” For many GOP voters, the term conjures up a mental image of tree-hugging socialists hellbent on regulating our country back to the Stone Age.  More...

Grammar Guy

Jerks, snobs and tasers

“I always correct people when they call an initialism that is not an acronym an acronym. Although, I think I come across a bit like a snob or a jerk, or both.”  — Rick, Fishers, Indiana   More...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  American democracy is under attack.  The Trump administration and much of our current American political leadership has been infiltrated by big money. More...

Lifestyles

Ligonier BPW gives back to fire companies at dinner meeting

Phil Fleming of Ligonier Borough Hose Company No. 1; Mickey DiRinaldo and Chip Madden of the Wilpen Fire Department; (back row) Cameron Tobias of the Wilpen Fire Department, and Steve Smithley of the Darlington Fire Company were on hand Oct.  More...

Rock icons, holiday classics coming to CSC’s Rangos cinema

What do Jim Morrison, the mayor of Whoville, and Ralphie Parker have in common? They’re headed to Pittsburgh’s largest screen this season. More...

Petula Clark to perform at Palace Nov. 4

Grammy Award-winning singer Petula Clark is coming to the Palace Theater, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Indiana County men accused in Burrell Township scuffle   State police at Indiana report Gregory Smith Jr., 34, of Blairsville and Andrew Elliott, 29, of Homer City were accused of simple assault after a fight between them Saturday, Oct. More...

Warden: Inmates needing detox increase after summer downturn

After two months of a lower-than-usual percentage of incoming inmates needing detoxification treatment, those numbers are back up, Westmoreland County Prison Warden John Walton reported at Monday’s prison board meeting.  More...

Afternoon of Reflection: Flip-flops and the Holy Spirit

Dr. Primo Bautista and his wife Henna have participated in medical missions on 22 of the 7,200 islands of the Philippines. More...

Synagogue shooter was obsessed with Jewish refugee agency

Just moments before the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that left 11 people dead, the suspect is believed to have posted a final social media rant against a Jewish refugee settlement agency most people had never heard of, but which has increasingly bec More...

Local & State News

Trump Pittsburgh visit stirs debate; massacre defendant in court

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The man charged in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was brought into court in a wheelchair Monday, as some members of the Jewish community and others objected to President Donald Trump’s planned visit, accusing him of contributing More...

Jewish refugee agency in spotlight after synagogue shooting

Just moments before the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that left 11 people dead, the suspect is believed to have posted a final social media rant against a Jewish refugee settlement agency most people had never heard of, but which has increasingly bec More...

Israeli PM, chief rabbi at odds over Pittsburgh synagogue

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that the 11 Jewish victims of the Pittsburgh shooting attack were killed in a “synagogue,” taking a veiled swipe at the country’s ultra-Orthodox chief rabb More...

World News

Large challenges loom for Brazil’s president-elect Bolsonaro

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro signaled Monday his administration would make tackling the country’s budget-crushing pension system a top priority, doubling down on a campaign promise that made him the choice More...

Anger toward media spreads into local communities

NEW YORK (AP) - The hostility she’s felt from the public recently wasn’t necessarily the last straw in television news photographer Lori Bentley-Law’s decision to quit the business after 24 years, but it was one of them. More...

McConaughey gives back to first responders in Texas visit

HOUSTON (AP) - Firefighters, police officers and 911 operators in Texas got a surprise lunch from a famous son as Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey showed up with roasted turkey to give thanks on National First Responders Day.  The actor’s More...

Sports

Harbert’s Pa. Sports Hall of Fame induction set for Saturday

Tom Harbert, a former head wrestling coach at Greater Latrobe High School and St. Vincent College, will be inducted into the Pennslvania Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday in Wilkes-Barre. More...

Playoff fate determined for GL, DA, LV football teams

The playoff fate has been determined for all area football teams.  The WPIAL released pairings for its postseason football playoffs Monday night, while the District 6 brackets were also determined.  More...

Steelers’ Conner shines in Bell’s absence

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t surprised by the success of second year running back James Conner. Conner continues to shine in the spotlight while two-time All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell remains away from the team. More...

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