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Gearhart didn’t attempt to stop fatal 2016 robbery, prosecutors say

Prosecutors contended the man on trial for his role in a fatal shooting outside a Latrobe home in 2016 allowed the robbery plot to proceed despite defense claims he wanted to stop it.  More...

Woman fatally shot by Greensburg police identified

The woman fatally shot Wednesday by Greensburg police after allegedly refusing commands to drop a handgun has been identified.  According to information released by Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office, Nina C. More...

General News

Ex-Sen. Birch Bayh, author of Title IX law, succumbs at 91

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who championed the federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, died at his home Thursday at age 91.  More...

Senate votes against Trump border emergency declaration

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stunning rebuke, a dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats to block the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico. More...

NY attorney general: Evidence shows Trump misused charity

NEW YORK (AP) — Insider testimony, emails and other evidence show President Donald Trump turned his charitable foundation into a wing of his White House campaign, New York’s attorney general said in a new court filing Thursday. More...

Sports

Domenick signs with SVC

Caleb Domenick (seated, center) plans to attend St. Vincent College in the fall to continue playing football and major in nursing. More...

DA’s Buhite ends season at state swim meet

BY DAN SCIFO Assistant Sports Editor  Derry Area junior Wes Buhite closed his season with a 26th-place finish on Thursday during the PIAA Class AA State Swimming Championships at Bucknell University in Lewisburg.  It was Buhite’s firs More...

Smithley to pull double-duty in California, supports firefighters foundation

After a challenging NASCAR Xfinity Series race in Phoenix that saw Garrett Smithley finishing 22nd after starting 28th, the 26-year-old Ligonier native is focused on the two-race weekend at Auto Club Speedway in California. More...

Lifestyles

Wedding Announcement

Kathryn Banchiere, Travis Cross wed

Quail Branch Lodge, Lake Park, Georgia, was the setting for the Feb. More...

Events of Area Interest

Square Dance Saturday in Fairfield Township   Chestnut Ridge Community Center, located along Route 259, Fairfield Township, will host a Square Dance 8 to 11 p.m. More...

Campus Corner

St. Vincent receives $10,000 grant for research-grade chemistry equipment

St. Vincent College’s Herbert W.  More...

Unity supervisors approve Walmart addition, subdivision

The Unity Township Supervisors on Thursday approved a site plan for a minor addition to the Walmart store in the Wildcat Commons Plaza, along with a subdivision modification tied to a planned residential development off Route 30 East.  More...

Commissioners OK purchase of Derry Twp. court office

Westmoreland County won’t be making lease payments for Magisterial District Judge Mark Bilik’s Derry Township office after county commissioners on Thursday approved purchasing the property.  The commissioners voted to purchase the ap More...

Free screening of Fred Rogers documentary at SVC March 25

The Fred Rogers Scholars program at St. Vincent College will host a free screening of the acclaimed documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” at 6 p.m. March 25 at the Fred M. Rogers Center on campus.  More...

Derry Area High School Bachelor Auction Saturday

Getting ready for the Derry Area High School Bachelor Auction, slated for 7 p.m. More...

Local & State News

Police: Man breaks into funeral home, steals casket blanket

CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a 54-year-old man broke into a funeral home to steal 10 bottles of liquor and an American flag blanket for a casket. More...

Everybody Walk Across PA program begins next month

Penn State Extension’s Everybody Walk Across PA program, a walking program and virtual tour of some of Pennsylvania’s natural wonders, begins April 1.  The program, which runs through May 26, will feature a different location to expl More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Thursday:  THURSDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 7-0, Wild: 3 (seven, zero; Wild: three)  Pick 3 4-7-2, Wild: 3 (four, seven, two; Wild: three)  More...

World News

North Korean official: Kim rethinking US talks, launch moratorium

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon decide whether to continue diplomatic talks and maintain his moratorium on missile launches and nuclear tests, a senior North Korean official said Friday, adding that the U.S. More...

News organizations to highlight most threatened journalists

(AP) — Acoalition of more than a dozen global news organizations, including The Associated Press, The Financial Times and Reuters, will spotlight the world’s most threatened journalists in a new freedom of speech initiative, the group ann More...

Cricketers avoid mosque shooting; match canceled

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - An international cricket match between New Zealand and Bangladesh has been canceled after players from the visiting team narrowly avoided a mass shooting at a mosque in Christchurch on Friday. More...

Education

Westmoreland County 4-H Teen Council earns second place

This year, eight teens from the Westmoreland County 4-H program participated in the 2019 Pennsylvania State 4-H Leadership Conference “Leadership in Overtime!” held from Friday, Feb. 1, to Sunday, Feb. 3.  More...

EWCTC Student of Month

Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) February Student of the Month Jordan Torrance accepts his certificate from Kevin Mack, chairperson of the EWCTC Joint Operating Committee (JOC). More...

Lions Club Student of Month

Latrobe Lions Club member Jim Moore presents a certificate to Kayla Holsopple, the club’s Student of the Month for February. Holsopple, the daughter of Christine and Ronald Holsopple, is a senior at Greater Latrobe Senior High School.  More...

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