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Greensburg woman sentenced for sex trafficking 3-year-old child

A Greensburg woman who pleaded guilty in September to allowing men to pay to have sexual contact with a young girl will spend up to 20 years in prison.  Rebecca Shadle was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to trafficking a minor, endanger More...

Death of inmate at state prison in Indiana County still under investigation

The death of an inmate at a state correctional institution in Indiana County on Tuesday remains under investigation, according to a report issued Thursday by Indiana County Coroner Jerry Overman Jr.  Luis Antonio Santiago, 32, of Reading was pro More...

Snowboarder dies of injuries

An Allegheny County man who was injured while snowboarding at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Somerset County died a week later of those injuries, according to Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees.  Matthew Camacho-Cook, 35, of Crescent Township wa More...

General News

House Democrats urge sweeping reforms to boost voting access

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are unveiling a comprehensive elections and ethics reform package that targets what they call a “culture of corruption in Washington” and aims to reduce the role of money in politics.  More...

An awards show crossroads 1 year after the Time’s Up Globes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - To misquote “A Star Is Born,” awards shows were far from shallow in 2018. More...

Millennial money: How to get credit when you have none

Trying to get your first credit card can be as frustrating as trying to land your first job. Employers want experience, but you can’t get experience unless someone hires you. More...

Sports

Lady Trojans drop section defensive battle against Shady Side Academy

With Shady Side Academy, it’s all about defense.  Through nine games, the Indians — the No. More...

GL girls post strong section road victory vs. Laurel Highlands

A strong start and a stronger finish allowed the Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team to open 2019 with a big victory.  The Lady Wildcats overwhelmed Laurel Highlands in their return to WPIAL Class 5A Section 3 play with a 72- 53 road vi More...

DA’s DeLuca, GL’s Willochell receive top seeds for WCCA wrestling tourney

Derry Area’s Dom DeLuca and Greater Latrobe’s Gabe Willochell will lead a group of 13 seeded area wrestlers into the 66th annual Westmoreland County Coaches Association Championships today and Saturday.  More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

York College dean’s list

More than 1500 students were named to the dean’s list at York College of Pennsylvania, the York campus reported Wednesday.  To be eligible for this honor, a York College student must be registered for at least 12 academic credit hours and More...

Rebooted

‘The Cold War’

When people ask me what the High Arctic was like, I tell them to imagine being on another planet. A cold one, like Neptune, where everything is ice and snow, even the sea.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Cloverbud Fair Activity Night series to open Jan. More...

Derry Area School Board votes to stay within Act 1 index

Derry Area School Board members on Thursday approved a resolution to operate within the cost-of living index during the 2019-20 budget cycle.  More...

Superior Court rules doctors not liable in Western Psych shooting

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has upheld an earlier ruling that doctors who treated a mentally ill man who shot five people at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh in 2012 can’t be held liable for the shooting.  More...

Hempfield Twp. cyclist accused of violating probation

The Hempfield Township man who served jail time for convictions stemming from his habit of bicycling down the center of area roadways and obstructing traffic has allegedly steered afoul of his probation terms by again taking to county roads on his bi More...

No injuries in Derry Twp. shed fire

No one was hurt after a shed caught fire overnight in Derry Township.  Derry Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. More...

McGrew announces candidacy for Westmoreland common pleas judge

Attorney Wayne McGrew, a Sewickley Township resident, has announced his intention to run for judge of the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas. More...

Local & State News

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Thursday:  THURSDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 6-8, Wild: 9 (six, eight; Wild: nine)  Pick 3 1-2-3, Wild: 9 (one, two, three; Wild: nine)  More...

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman charged with retail theft in Salem Township   State police at Kiski Valley report an Export woman was charged with retail theft after allegedly stealing items from the Dollar General store at 430 Route 22 in Salem Township at 1:58 p.m. More...

NFPA encourages prompt removal of Christmas trees

If you’re having trouble parting with your Christmas tree, here’s a fact to motivate you: One-third of U.S. home fires that begin with Christmas trees occur in January. More...

World News

China begins first surface exploration of moon’s far side

BEIJING (AP) - A Chinese lunar rover began exploring the terrain Friday in the world’s first mission on the surface of the far side of the moon.  More...

Embattled Zinke defends legacy after leaving Trump Cabinet

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - As former U.S. More...

7 killed after fiery crash, fuel spill on Florida highway

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Two big rigs and two passenger vehicles collided and spilled diesel fuel across a Florida highway Thursday, sparking a massive fire that killed seven people, authorities said.  More...

Education

Grandview students win awards

Grandview Elementary School students who won awards in the Invention Convention on Dec.  More...

One-Room School Experience

The Derry Area School District December One-Room School Experience, team taught by Rachel Bodayla (third row, left) and Brian Sabo (third row, right), included students Lyla Newhouse, Lydia Miller, Daniella Tantlinger, Leo Lute, (second row) Jayden K More...

LVMS Students of Month

Ligonier Valley Middle School recently announced its December Students of the Month. More...

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