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Ukrainian eggs raising funds this weekend

Ginette Nalevanko Simpson of New Alexandria will be at Rizzo’s Malabar Inn in Crabtree this weekend to demonstrate the ancient art of making Ukrainian Easter eggs, known as pysanky. More...

WCCC to host regional BotsIQ competition

The 14th annual Southwestern Pennsylvania BotsIQ regional competition continues with the next set of preliminary rounds on Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16, at the Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) main campus, 145 Pavilion Lane, Y More...

General News

Colorado’s ‘bomb cyclone’storm barrels toward Midwest

LONGMONT, Colo. More...

Cat that went missing 5 years ago finally found

ESSEX, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts family says a pet cat that went missing five years ago has returned home after the feline was unexpectedly found.  More...

50 students shared classmates’ nudes at Georgia high school

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. More...

Editorial

Off The Wall

Twisted

I was throwing some sayings around in my mind recently, trying to figure out their derivations and what exactly were the meanings behind all three. Two are very gruesome and the latter will be my subject today. More...

State parks report sounds alarm

Left to nature’s devices, Presque Isle might shift and even perhaps become an island. More...

Lift blinds on government

The notion of public information isn’t a difficult concept. Almost all government information, with very few exceptions for valid reasons, belongs to the public.  More...

Lifestyles

Greasepaint Players to present ‘Peter Pan...’ March 15-16

Getting ready for the Greensburg Civic Theatre Greasepaint Players’ production of “Peter Pan and Wendy” are Ligonier Valley student Ella Damico as John Darling; Kacie Craig as Peter Pan; Tika Gill as Wendy Darling; Lizzie Murphy, fr More...

IUP slates Safety and Security Symposium Friday, free to public

Cal U Gospel Choir to host annual Joyfest gospel concert March 23

Nationally known gospel artists Chandler Moore, Kendall McDowell and Geoffrey Golden will be the featured performers when Cal U’s Young and Gifted Gospel Choir hosts its annual Joyfest gospel concert. More...

YWCA: April/May technology classes have openings; sign-ups underway

YWCA Westmoreland County's Technology Center, 424 N. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Juvenile accused of assault at Adelphoi facility   State police at Kiski Valley report a juvenile at the Cove Prep Adelphoi house at 310 Grove Road in Derry Township was accused of punching a 31-year-old Derry man in the face, causing a swollen More...

New Alex council reviews issues with two-way street

New Alexandria Borough Council on Wednesday discussed a problem street notorious for speeding, but borough officials are still exploring ways to possibly address the issue. More...

Woman shot by Greensburg police dies; county detectives investigating

Westmoreland County detectives are investigating following the death of a woman shot by Greensburg police after allegedly refusing to drop a handgun.  Police responded to Grant Street in Greensburg after the woman, whose identity has not been re More...

Witness testifies Gearhart had murder weapon in home prior to 2016 shooting

The handgun allegedly used in the fatal shooting of a Latrobe man during a botched robbery in 2016 and two other guns had been seen in the home of a man on trial for his alleged role in the killing, according to testimony Wednesday.  More...

Art center to show off upgrades at open house

Latrobe Art Center will celebrate renovations to two of its three galleries at a public open house from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Local & State News

Jurors chosen in white officer’s shooting of black teenager

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

At police departments, part-time officers stretched thin

CHESWICK, Pa. (AP) — Nick Bartoszewicz routinely finds himself working around the clock as a part-time police officer. More...

Emu on the loose? Call in the ‘Mountain Lady’

DOVER, Pa. (AP) — Around these parts, Steffee’s Corner, in the hills of northern York County, they call her The Mountain Lady.  More...

World News

Democrat Beto O’Rourke announces 2020 White House bid

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Former Texas Rep. More...

GOP senators appear ready to block Trump border declaration

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-led Senate is set to deal President Donald Trump a rebuke on his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border, with the only remaining question how many GOP senators will join Democrats in defying him.&nb More...

Manafort sentenced to 7 years, faces fresh New York charges

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to a total of seven and a half years in prison Wednesday after a federal judge rejected his appeal for no additional time and rebuked him for his crimes and years of lies.&n More...

Sports

Pine-Richland pulls away in third, defeats IceCats in PIHL Class AA Penguins Cup semis

PITTSBURGH — Pine- Richland, the top defensive team in the classification, didn’t give the Greater Latrobe hockey team much room.  And when Greater Latrobe tied the game midway through the second, Pine-Richland immediately responded, More...

DA’s Cowan places ninth in state diving meet

Derry Area sophomore Alison Cowan simplified her goals heading into the state diving meet for the first time. More...

Zavatsky, Phillippi, Pletcher earn seeds for NCAA mat tourney

Three former area wrestling standouts are coming home. More...

Entertainment

Singer Pink adopts pup named Nash while on tour in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The pop star Pink added another member to her family this week when she adopted a puppy while in Tennessee on her “Beautiful Trauma” tour.  More...

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