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Sheriff’s department corporal sentenced probation for DUI

A corporal in the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department was admitted to the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program for first-time, nonviolent offenders Wednesday and will serve one year on probation in connection with a DUI arrest in May. More...

PSP: Fewer crashes, more DUI arrests over New Year’s weekend

The Pennsylvania State Police arrested more people for driving under the influence over the recent four-day New Year’s holiday weekend compared to the same enforcement period a year prior, but investigated fewer crashes.  More...

Farm Show’s celebration of Pennsylvania agriculture to open

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Dancing tractors, farming drones and story time with Miss Pennsylvania are among the attractions that will draw hundreds of thousands to the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show this month. More...

General News

Blake Nordstrom, department store chain executive, dies at 58

NEW YORK (AP) — Blake Nordstrom, who led the upscale department store chain Nordstrom as co-president with his brothers Erik and Peter, has died. He was 58.  More...

Nancy Pelosi poised to become House speaker, making history again

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nancy Pelosi knew this moment would come, even if others had their doubts - or worked to stop her. More...

Former Hempfield student gets probation for having weapons in vehicle at school

A former Hempfield Area School District student was sentenced to three years on probation after police found weapons in his vehicle parked at the high school in March.  Rocco Philip Valore III, 18, of Greensburg pleaded guilty Wednesday to one c More...

Editorial

Off The Wall

Full of it

Did you ever hear someone state, “I love Boston cream pie so much that I’m going to stuff myself until I’m full of it!” What about Thanksgiving? More...

A ‘to-do’ list for PA Legislature in 2019

GUEST EDITORIALS

The “to-do” list for the Pennsylvania Legislature in the coming session is long and already contentious. Here’s our compilation of law-making priorities for the New Year.  More...

The worst of 2018? Men behaving badly

Most years, “best and worst” roundups follow a certain pattern. They identify unconnected events on both sides of the ledger — volcanoes and shark attacks!; stock market rallies and Gritty memes!  More...

Lifestyles

ALA Unit 515 celebrates Christmas, eyes Jan. 14

Thomas B. Anderson Unit 515 American Legion Auxiliary will conduct its next meeting 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, with a grocery bingo planned. More...

PCT: New cultural district art space to open Feb. 6

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is launching an immersive arts experience dedicated to the art of sleight of hand and prestidigitation, Liberty Magic. More...

For a quick take on pizza at home, use Indian flatbread

Naan is an Indian flatbread with a chewy texture and a puffed, slightly charred crust. Brushing the baking sheet with olive oil and then baking the naan on the lowest rack in a 400 F oven gives it a crispy texture — just like pizza crust. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Derry man accused of DUI, drug paraphernalia possession   More...

Petrarca did attend legislative session after all

HARRISBURG — Where, oh where was Joe? That is state Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Vandergrift. More...

New state laws affect birth to death — and, of course, taxes

The new year marks the start of numerous new state laws affecting a broad swath of life — from birth to marriage to death and, of course, taxes. Most take effect Tuesday. A look at some of them: ABORTION More...

Naming names: Reckoning is underway in US Catholic Church

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Over the past four months, Roman Catholic dioceses across the U.S. More...

Two passengers injured Tuesday when car hits fallen tree in Hempfield Twp.

Two area women were injured early Tuesday when the car in which they were riding rounded a curve on Route 819 in Hempfield Township and struck a tree that had fallen across both lanes of the roadway.  More...

Local & State News

Sports betting will be no home run for state budgets

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. More...

Karate skills help woman, 22, capture burglary suspect

NEMACOLIN, Pa. (AP) — A woman’s 10 years of karate lessons are being credited with helping her subdue a man suspected of breaking into her western Pennsylvania home a half-hour into the new year.  More...

Crash kills 2 Philly Mummers; driver may have stabbed self

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man with stab wounds that were apparently self-inflicted drove into an SUV early Wednesday, killing three people, including two members of a string band that had competed the day before in Philadelphia’s New Year par More...

World News

China lands spacecraft on ‘dark’ side of moon in world first

BEIJING (AP) - China’s burgeoning space program achieved a first on Thursday: a landing on the so-called dark side of the moon. More...

NASA: Icy object past Pluto looks like reddish snowman

LAUREL, Md. (AP) - A NASA spacecraft 4 billion miles from Earth yielded its first close-up pictures Wednesday of the most distant celestial object ever explored, depicting what looks like a reddish snowman. More...

New GOP rivalry? Romney barrels into DC blistering Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee and incoming Utah senator, has quickly set himself apart from other Republicans in the new Congress with a blistering attack on President Donald Trump’s leadership and character. More...

Sports

GL cruises to Senior Night section wrestling victory over Gateway

Greater Latrobe’s wrestling team celebrated Senior Night in style. The Wildcats made quick work of visiting Gateway on Wednesday, notching a flurry of pins on their way to a 73-3 rout in a WPIAL Class AAA Section 1-B match. More...

Trojans finish strong in section mat win against Southmoreland

Although Derry Area trailed twice in Wednesday’s wrestling match against Southmoreland, the Trojans used five pins and three forfeits to claim a convincing home victory, 52-27.  With the triumph, the Trojans remain perfect in their sub-sec More...

WCCA mat tourney week after Powerade serves as preparation for end of season

Powerade one weekend, and Westmoreland County Coaches Association the next. As far as Mike Weinell is concerned, it’s almost like the regional and then states at the end of the season. More...

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