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Gun locks available for veterans at courthouse

The Westmoreland County Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Administration (WCVA) is making gun locks available to area veterans. Locks may picked up in the second-floor office of the Westmoreland County Courthouse, 2 N. More...

General News

Former Defense Secretary Harold Brown succumbs at 91

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Rand Corp. says the defense secretary during the Carter administration, Harold Brown, has died.  The think tank which Brown served as a trustee says he died Friday at the age of 91.  More...

Count finds sharp drop in western monarch butterflies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Researchers with an environmental group have labeled as “disturbingly low” the number of western monarch butterflies that migrate along the California coast.  A recent count by the Xerces Society recorded f More...

Arizona woman sent 159K texts to man she met on dating site

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman accused of stalking a man met on a dating site and sending him more than 65,000 text messages apparently sent more than twice that many.  More...

Sports

Trojans’ DeLuca makes it back-to-back WCCA mat titles; two other area wrestlers reach finals

Derry Area, Greater Latrobe combine for 12 place-finishers

IRWIN — Now that the offers are coming in, and that goes for both football and wrestling — and he still has volleyball to go in the spring — Derry Area’s Dom DeLuca is in the process of making a decision on what sport he will More...

WCCA wrestling individual, team results

WESTMORELAND COUNTY COACHES ASSOCIATION WRESTLING TOURNAMENT TEAM STANDINGS: Kiski Area (KA) 233, Hempfield Area (HA) 213, Norwin (N) 169.5, Burrell (B) 142, Franklin Regional (FR) 131.5, Greensburg  More...

Standing tall in WCCA

Greater Latrobe’s Marino Angelicchio picks up Noah Gnibus of Mount Pleasant (right) in the 113-pound consolation finals during Saturday’s Westmoreland County Coaches Association Wrestling More...

Lifestyles

Slippery Rock University announces area qualifiers for its fall 2018 dean’s list

Slippery Rock University Friday announced its dean's list for the fall 2018 semester.  The dean's list consists of SRU undergraduate students who earned an adjusted semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher, based on a schedule of at least 1 More...

Pitt-Johnstown students from the area qualify for its fall term 2018 dean’s list

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Friday announced its 2018 fall term dean’s list, which recognizes the accomplishments of 958 students, representing 50 Pennsylvania counties, nine states (including Pennsylvania), and seven countries (i More...

Geneva College dean’s list of online ADP students

Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Friday announced the dean’s list of online Adult Degree Program students for fall term 2018-19. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Drug charges pending after Salem Twp. overdose   More...

Derry Twp. man in jail awaiting trial for attack on Derry Twp. woman

A Derry Township man is behind bars awaiting trail for allegedly stalking and strangling a woman last year.  Brian Allen Graham, 39, has been held in Westmoreland County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bond since his preliminary arraignment Nov. More...

Shapiro: For-profit college company will provide $493M in nationwide debt relief

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro this week announced that for-profit education company Career Education Corporation will release $493.7 million in debts owed by 179,529 students nationally in a settlement with 49 attorneys general. More...

County reviewing options to meet Wolf’s voting machine mandate

Pennsylvania counties have less than a year remaining to comply with Gov. More...

Local & State News

Police say armed man was buzzed into school

DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Police say a man with a loaded handgun was buzzed into an elementary school near Philadelphia and was later arrested after trying to get inside nearby houses.  More...

Wolf inaugural celebration to feature music by The Roots

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. More...

Woman, 2 grandchildren killed in fire

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a fire at a Philadelphia rowhome packed with personal items has killed a woman and her two young grandchildren.  The fire broke out in the woman’s home around 1 p.m. More...

World News

Airports seeing rise in security screeners calling off work

NEW YORK (AP) - The federal agency tasked with guaranteeing U.S. More...

Slain police officer called ‘American hero’ at his funeral

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California police officer who was killed in the line of duty was hailed Saturday as a “Fiji-born American hero” who made the ultimate sacrifice for his adopted country.  More...

Russia: Too early to consider exchange of US spy suspect

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia’s deputy foreign minister brushed back suggestions Saturday that an American being held in Moscow on suspicion of spying could be exchanged for a Russian citizen.  More...

Health

Fish fumes could have sparked boy’s fatal allergic reaction

NEW YORK (AP) — Fumes from cooking fish combined with asthma could have killed an 11-year-old boy in New York City but such a death would be rare, medical authorities said. More...

New hearts forge new friendship for transplant recipients

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Detroit woman and South Side Chicago man are recovering in a Chicago hospital following rare triple transplant surgeries that gave them the healthy heart, liver and kidney each needed — and a new friendship they More...

Woman in vegetative state for decade reportedly gives birth

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman said to have been in a vegetative state for at least a decade at a private health care facility in Phoenix reportedly gave birth recently, triggering a police investigation and reviews by state agencies in a situation tha More...

Entertainment

Mamma Mia! ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ upsets ‘A Star Is Born’ at Globes

NEW YORK (AP) — Thunder bolt and lightning rocked the 76th Golden Globes where a string of upsets culminated with the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” winning best picture, drama, over another movie about musicians: Bradley Cooper’s much mo More...

‘Aquaman’ continues reign, but ‘Escape Room’sneaks into 2nd

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Aquaman” is still the champ at the box office three weeks in, but the high-concept thriller “Escape Room” also drew some substantial crowds in its debut weekend. More...

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