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Animal cruelty charges against Fairfield Twp. woman, parents to go to trial

A Fairfield Township woman and her parents, who live in New Jersey, will go to trial on hundreds of counts each of animal cruelty and related offenses, a Westmoreland County judge ruled Monday. More...

Rain expected in southwestern Pa.; other areas to see snow

Southwestern Pennsylvania won’t receive the brunt of a winter storm that is projected to hit other areas of the state today. More...

General News

TVA report backs Trump-opposed closure of coal-fired unit

PARADISE, Ky. (AP) — A report by the Tennessee Valley Authority says it no longer makes sense to keep burning coal at its Paradise, Kentucky, power plant, despite calls by state and federal officials to keep it open. More...

Police: Pot smokers find caged tiger in abandoned house

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say some people who went into an abandoned home to smoke marijuana found a caged tiger.  They called police on Monday and the major offender animal cruelty unit and animal shelter volunteers arrived on the sce More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Monday: MONDAY NIGHT Pick 2 2-0, Wild: 2 (two, zero; Wild: two) Pick 3 4-1-9, Wild: 2 (four, one, nine; Wild: two) More...

Editorial

Show your community some love this Valentine’s Day

Most of us love our community and want the best for it. It’s our home. It’s where we live, work, learn, play, and raise our families. More...

Grammar Guy

How do you plead?

I’m sure pleats will eventually come back into style. I still remember the pleated khakis I wore to church in the mid- 1990s. More...

The case for starting the STEM talent hunt in high school

COMMENTARY

More than half of firms in a recent Business Roundtable survey, “believe that skills shortages are problematic or very problematic for both their company and their industry.”  Thankfully, Congress recently passed the bipartisan Carl More...

Lifestyles

Carnegie Science Center ‘21+ Night: Sex, Love, Science’ Feb. 15

Explore the mysteries of the human body and sexuality at Carnegie Science Center’s next adults-only night.  More...

Cal U to present ‘Edges’ Feb. 21-23 to kick off spring season

California University of Pennsylvania’s department of music and theatre opens it spring season with the musical “Edges.”  Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 21-22, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

Fundraiser for Westmoreland Diversity Coalition March 2

The Westmoreland Diversity Coalition invites the public to attend its first annual fundraiser on Saturday, March 2, at Ferrante’s Lakeview, Route 30 west of Greensburg. Doors will open at 5 p.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Suspects damage, steal change from Export vending machines   More...

Lip Sync Standoff to raise money for two community projects  Free Access 

Where can you hear Katy Perry, Vanilla Ice, The Spice Girls and One Direction all in one evening? Try the Ligonier Valley High School (LVHS) auditorium this Friday, Feb. More...

Derry Borough to wait on doing major paving project

For the sixth straight year, Derry Borough is not doing a major paving project. At Monday’s regular meeting, council unanimously decided to wait until next year to possibly proceed with major paving work throughout the borough. More...

Suspended sheriff’s captain acquitted of trespassing at PSP barracks

A Westmoreland County judge on Monday acquitted suspended sheriff’s captain Travis Day of trespassing at the state police barracks in Hempfield Township last year.  Day, 24, was cited for trespassing after allegedly driving into a restrict More...

Local & State News

Seton Hill resident orthodontist attends Ligonier Valley Library program

The first of a variety of programs planned as part of the preschool children’s storytime at the Ligonier Valley Library was a visit with a resident orthodontist from Seton Hill University in Greensburg.  More...

GOP kick off budget hearings by pummeling minimum wage hike

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Hearings on Gov. Tom Wolf’s $34.1 billion budget plan kicked off Monday with a volley of Republican attacks on the prospect of raising the minimum wage, signaling a tough road ahead for a new proposal the Democrat is backing. More...

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect pleads not guilty

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The man charged in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre pleaded not guilty to hate crimes and dozens of other counts Monday, but his new lawyer — a prominent death penalty litigator who represented one of the Boston Maratho More...

World News

Budget deal allows far less money than Trump wanted for wall

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threate More...

In Texas, Trump backs wall while O’Rourke rallies opponents

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - President Donald Trump charged ahead with his pledge to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, skimming over the details of lawmakers’ tentative deal that would give him far less than he’s been demanding and declaring he’s “set More...

Socialist Maduro seeks to raise dollars with appeal to greed

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s currency controls for years have made exchanging money a stressful ordeal of searching for illegal currency dealers, logging into banned websites, and sending wire transfers to foreign banks.  More...

Sports

Gateway tops GL girls in season finale

The Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team battled through one half with Gateway, the WPIAL Class 5A Section 2 champion. More...

IceCats miss out on chance to regain top spot in division after defeat to Penn-Trafford

The Greater Latrobe hockey team missed out on an opportunity to regain the top spot in the division. Penn-Trafford upended visiting Greater Latrobe, 4-3, during a PIHL Class AA regular-season game Monday at Center Ice Arena in Delmont. More...

LV boys secure No. 1 seed for District 6 AAA playoffs

The playoff matchups are set for the Ligonier Valley boys’ and Blairsville girls’ basketball teams.  The Ligonier Valley boys secured the top seed in the District 6 Class AAA playoffs, while the Blairsville girls are the No. More...

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