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Kopas to vie for re-election as county commissioner

Westmoreland County Commissioner Ted Kopas on Thursday officially announced his candidacy for re-election. The Democrat is seeking his third full term as commissioner.  More...

Attorney general sues over patient access to UPMC’s health network

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro sued Thursday in an effort to keep health giant UPMC from ending its business relationship with rival Highmark Health, in hopes of preventing higher costs from hitting about 70,000 western Pennsylvania patie More...

Multi-vehicle pileup reported in Unity Twp.

Emergency responders were summoned to Monastery Drive and Route 30 early this morning for a reported six-vehicle crash.  Firefighters, emergency medical personnel and state police were called to the scene around 6:45 a.m. More...

General News

John Dingell, longest-serving member of Congress in American history, dies at 92

DETROIT (AP) — Former Michigan Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history, has died. He was 92.  Congresswoman Debbie Dingell says her husband died at his Dearborn home on Thursday.  More...

Mystery of Florida’s beached cross may be solved

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The mystery of a barnacle covered wooden cross that washed ashore along a South Florida beach may have been solved.  More...

Inmate falls through ceiling trying to escape from jail

BROWNSTOWN, Ind. (AP) — An inmate fell through the ceiling while trying to escape from a jail in Indiana. More...

Sports

Rams going for conference repeat

Face West Shamokin in today’s championship game at IUP

No wonder Ligonier Valley head boys’ basketball coach John Berger calls West Shamokin the team that “scares” him the most in the District 6 Heritage Conference.  More...

P-R spoils IceCats’ senior night, wins in shootout

On the night that Greater Latrobe honored its seniors, the IceCats had an opportunity to accomplish something that no other team has done this season in the PIHL — defeat Pine-Richland in regulation.  More...

DA’s DeLuca signs with Mercyhurst

Derry Area’s Dom DeLuca (seated center) has signed a letter of intent to continue his football career at Mercyhurst University in Erie. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Waynesburg University dean’s list Waynesburg University Thursday announced the following students from the Latrobe Bulletin coverage area have been named to the dean’s list at for the fall 2018 term: More...

Events of Area Interest

Pancake Breakfast Feb. 16   Bradenville United Methodist Church will hold its next Pancake Breakfast 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Route 982 church.  More...

Rethinking Chicken Florentine with clearer, brighter flavors

Chicken Florentine is a buffet-line favorite featuring chicken breast and spinach in a mild cream-and-Parmesan sauce — sometimes stuffed inside, sometimes stacked on top. More...

Safe2Say tip line already proving beneficial at Derry Area

A new anonymous tip line, implemented last month within the Derry Area School District, is providing a life line for students in life-saving or non-life-saving situations.  More...

County approves $42 million bond issue to fund new voting machines

The Westmoreland County Commissioners on Thursday opted to move forward with a $42 million bond issue to fund the purchase of new voting machines and other capital projects wile refinancing other debt to reduce debt service costs.  More...

LV comprehensive plan steering committee seeks volunteers

The steering committee for the Ligonier Valley Joint Comprehensive Plan is seeking volunteers to help achieve the strategic vision that Ligonier Township and Ligonier Borough spent more than two years developing together.  The seven-member commi More...

Medical event causes accident

A U.S. Postal Service driver whose mail truck crashed into a North Huntingdon Township home Thursday morning died as a result of a medical event, according to information released by the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office.  More...

Derry Twp. man charged with raping woman in Ligonier Township

A Derry Township man was arrested Wednesday on charges he choked a Ligonier Township woman while raping her in September at her home. More...

Local & State News

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Thursday:  THURSDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 6-9, Wild: 2 (six, nine; Wild: two)  Pick 3 7-3-8, Wild: 2 (seven, three, eight; Wild: two)  More...

Wolf urges Pennsylvanians to support local food banks in wake of partial shutdown

Harrisburg, PA – Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller and Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary for Market Development Cheryl Cook this week joined the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and Feeding Pennsylvania to urge P More...

POLICE ROUNDUP

Josephine man charged with PFA order violation   State police at Indiana report Jesse Marsh, 26, of Josephine was charged with violating a protection from abuse order by allegedly contacting the victim’s stepmother with a message for the v More...

World News

Fish pass mirror test, but does it mean they’re self-aware?

NEW YORK (AP) - Scientists report that a fish can pass a standard test of recognizing itself in a mirror - and they raise a question about what that means.  Does this decades-old test, designed to show self-awareness in animals, really do that?& More...

Grammys, Ariana Grande trade words about axed performance

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich said the show had multiple conversations with Ariana Grande about possibly performing Sunday but the singer “felt it was too late for her to pull something together,” but Grande accused Ehrl More...

Democrats seek Green New Deal to address climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York are calling for a Green New Deal intended to transform the U.S. economy to combat climate change and create jobs in renewable energy. More...

Education

DAMS Future City team

Members of Derry Area Middle School’s Future City team, including Elizabeth Kott, Troy Clark, Aidan Yates, Annabelle Stoner and Sophia Doherty, were accompanied by teacher Jennifer Welty and mentor Layne Burd as they competed in the Future City More...

Anderson, Bartlebaugh recognized by Derry Lions

Derry Area High School seniors Bastien Anderson and Nadja Bartlebaugh were recently named Students of the Month by Derry Lions Club.  Anderson, son of Dacne Kintz, holds a 4.0 grade point average (GPA). More...

$1 million-plus in assistance available for area Catholic school families

The Diocese of Greensburg has more than $1 million to award as financial assistance to families in Catholic schools in the coming academic year.  More...

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