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Democrats win US House seats; Wolf, Casey are re-elected

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania elected a state record four women to the U.S. House on Tuesday as Democrats smashed the state’s all-male congressional delegation, picked up three seats in the chamber and ousted a three-term Republican. More...

Ex-county deputy accused of soliciting sex from teenagers

A former Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department deputy was charged Tuesday with corruption of minors after allegedly exchanging explicit text messages with a 15-year-old girl and seeking to trade alcohol for sex with her and her 16- year-old More...

Guy Reschenthaler turns back Bibiana Boerio in 14th District race

Republican state Sen. Guy Reschenthaler took a decisive victory over Unity Township Democrat Bibiana “Bibie” Boerio in Tuesday’s general election for the 14th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.  More...

General News

Women help save man who collapsed at DC polling place

WASHINGTON (AP) — A team of women at a polling place in the nation’s capital helped to save a man who had a heart attack while voting.  More...

Alabama man gets jail after pulling gun at immigration rally

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A man accused of pulling a gun at an immigration rally in Alabama has been convicted of menacing and reckless endangerment.  Al. More...

Couple accused of keeping food from sons take plea deals

EMERSON, Neb. (AP) — A northeast Nebraska couple accused of child abuse for locking cupboards and a refrigerator to keep their sons from eating snacks have taken plea deals.  More...

World News

Democrats seize House control, but Trump’s GOP holds Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats seized the House majority from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party on Tuesday in a suburban revolt that threatened what’s left of the president’s governing agenda. More...

Democrats retake the House, setting up divided government

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democrats took back the House with a surge of fresh new candidates and an outpouring of voter enthusiasm Tuesday, breaking the GOP’s monopoly on power in Washington and setting the stage for a multitude of investigations o More...

AP Analysis: Trump is the fault line of widening divide

WASHINGTON (AP) - A polarized nation is now more deeply divided. In a single flurry of elections Tuesday, Democrats took control of the House of Representatives. Republicans held their grip on the Senate. More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe BPW gives to those in need

Latrobe Business and Professional Women is more than a networking group. Members participate in many community activities.  Latrobe BPW kicked off the season of giving by participating with the Salvation Army’s Project Bundle Up on Oct. More...

Nativity display Dec. 1-2 at HUMC; donations accepted

The annual Nativity display will be underway from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2, at Heritage United Methodist Church on the Diamond in Ligonier.  More...

Events of Area Interest

WMAA: Art on Tap Friday Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, will host its next Art on Tap 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the museum. More...

GOP’s Reese earns another term as 59th District state rep

Incumbent state Rep. Mike Reese continued his hold on Pennsylvania’s 59th Legislative District, according Tuesday’s unofficial general election results. More...

Republican Joyce claims new Pa. 13th Congressional District

Republican Dr. John Joyce has earned the U.S. More...

Police apprehend escaped Torrance Hospital patient

State police at Indiana located a 22-year-old patient from Torrance State Hospital who escaped Monday while on a supervised field trip to a movie theater in Indiana County about 24 hours after learning of his disappearance.  More...

Petrarca on track for 13th term representing 55th District

State Rep. More...

Local & State News

Unofficial Westmoreland County Election Results

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Thousands take part in KPB Great American Cleanup of PA

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB) recently announced the results of the 2018 Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Great American Cleanup of PA.  In all, 108,638 volunteers took part in more than 5,000 statewide events focused on community greening, beaut More...

Greater Latrobe SHS students to perform ‘All in the Timing’ Nov. 9-10

Greater Latrobe Senior High School students will present “All in the Timing” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. More...

Sports

Roethlisberger skips Steelers’ practice, but expects to face Panthers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sat out practice on Tuesday to give his broken left index finger a rest but he is expected to play on Thursday night when Carolina visits Heinz Field.  Roethlisberger sai More...

MLB teams, agents wonder whether slow market will repeat

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Libby's Lowdown

Will third time be charm for DA? —

Well, Friday will mark the third time in school history that a Derry Area football team will appear in a WPIAL semifinal playoff game.  Even though the Trojans have never advanced outside of the semifinals, losing, 28-2,1 to Belle Vernon Area in More...

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