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Citizens voice fracking concerns in Ligonier Township

“Fracking is a highly industrial process and does not belong in agricultural zones.”  Several citizens repeated this refrain when they addressed the Ligonier Township Supervisors Tuesday night, concerned about how a controversial nat More...

Static display, swing band to be featured at county airshow

Plans in place to upgrade airport terminal’s HVAC system

With the 2019 Shop ‘n Save Westmoreland County Airshow performer lineup virtually set, organizers continue to make other additions as it pertains to static displays and entertainment. More...

General News

Ex-top cop pleads guilty

TANEYTOWN, Md. (AP) — A former Maryland police chief has pleaded guilty to the illegal transfer and possession of two machine guns. William Tyler is the ex-chief of the Taneytown Police Department. The U.S. More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Tuesday: TUESDAY NIGHT Pick 2 0-4, Wild: 5 (zero, four; Wild: five) Pick 3 8-5-4, Wild: 5 (eight, five, four; Wild: five) More...

Senate backs major public lands, conservation bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday approved a major public lands bill that revives a popular conservation program, adds 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, expands several national parks and creates five new national monuments.  More...

Sports

GL’s Clair signs with IUP

Greater Latrobe’s Nate Clair (seated center) made it official on National Signing Day last Wednesday when he committed to continue his football career at NCAA Division II Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  More...

’Cats secure No. 2 seed for WPIAL Class 6A playoffs

Trojans No. 10 in Class 4A

The Greater Latrobe and Derry Area boys’ basketball teams learned their fate for the upcoming WPIAL playoffs. The Wildcats earned the No. 2 seed and a bye in Class 6A, while Derry Area is a No. 10 seed in Class 4A. More...

Brown formally asks Steelers for trade

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers still haven’t decided whether there’s a path for wayward wide receiver Antonio Brown to return in 2019.  Not that it matters to Brown. He’s already made up his mind.  More...

Lifestyles

Stage Right’s ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown’ to run Feb. 22-24

Stage Right’s 20th-anniversary season continues with the beloved and heartwarming musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” Feb. 22 to 24 at the Lamp Theatre in Irwin.  More...

Carnegie Science Center offers Science Sleepovers, Jammie Jams for whole family

Carnegie Science Center will offer Science Sleepovers and Jammie Jams for families, Scout troops, and other groups throughout the spring season. More...

Host event, outing or meeting at National Aviary, save 10 percent through March 31

With tropical habitats, beautiful birds, and versatile indoor spaces, you and your guests can enjoy a tropical escape without leaving Pittsburgh. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police accuse Blairsville man of passing bad checks   State police at Kiski Valley report a 20-year-old Blairsville man is accused of paying an Apollo construction company using checks from an account with insufficient funds on Jan. 23.   More...

GLSD hopes for good news regarding additional funding in governor’s budget

The Greater Latrobe School District could receive good news when it comes to the upcoming 2019-20 budget. More...

LMA worried about customer perception if it helps city collect MS4 fees

Last month, Latrobe City Council discussed forming a partnership with the Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) that would see the authority collect a fee from its customers on behalf of the city for the purpose of funding improvements to Latrobe’s storm More...

Greensburg man accused of sexually abusing girl in Unity Twp.

A Greensburg man was charged with 23 offenses related to allegations he sexually abused a girl in Unity Township during multiple incidents years apart.  More...

Local & State News

From My Perspective

Latest US teacher strike put focus on Wolf’s pay proposal

HARRISBURG — The Denver teacher strike that began Monday should focus attention of all Pennsylvanians on a key point in Gov. More...

Trump nominee’s family company fined for sexual harassment

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State university system pledges to transform amid struggles

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Unhappy with deal, Trump still doesn’t expect a new shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appeared to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but provide just a fraction of the money More...

No escape? El Chapo likely off to ‘prison of all prisons’

NEW YORK (AP) - In the world of corrections, there are inmates who pose security risks, and then there’s “El Chapo.” More...

US, China envoys hold talks before Trump tariff decision

BEIJING (AP) - U.S. More...

Health

Learn how to sleep like a child again with these tips on how to get a good snooze

(Metro) — Many adults lament that even if they were solid sleepers in their younger years, by the age of 50, their quality of sleep has unraveled. Some cling to the wisdom that people simply do not need as much sleep as they get older. More...

Cactus prick to coma — ex-Pittsburgh Penguin’s strange medical journey

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Broken jaw. Busted knee. Broken nose. Through his 19-year career in the NHL, former Penguin Lyle Odelein was well-acquainted with pain. More...

Department of Health reminds Pennsylvanians of importance of vaccinations

The Department of Health wants all Pennsylvanians to take steps to protect themselves by getting immunized against several serious illnesses that can be life-threatening, such as measles, hepatitis and whooping cough (pertussis).  More...

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