March 19, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Large GOP fields in May 21 primary for several county offices

With the lone Republican member of the Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners set to retire at the end of the year and controversy surrounding the county sheriff’s department, a large field of candidates has emerged seeking GOP nominations for co More...

Pennsylvania prisons to implement system-wide tobacco ban

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Increased toll fees not solving turnpike’s debt issues

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s Turnpike Commission is facing at least $11 billion in debt with additional red ink flowing onto its books despite recent and pending toll hikes.  More...

General News

Officer suspended amid white nationalist affiliation

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — A Virginia police officer has been removed as a school resource officer and suspended from the police department amid allegations that he’s a member of a white nationalist group. More...

Woman tried to set ex-boyfriend’s home on fire

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman tried to set her ex-boyfriend’s home on fire with him inside after he got a protective order against her. Brianna Elizabeth Tate is charged with attempted arson, reckless endangerment and other counts. More...

Nunes sues Twitter, users for defamation, negligence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Devin Nunes (NOO’-nehs) of California is suing Twitter and several of its users for more than $250 million, accusing them of defamation and negligence. More...

Editorial

Sunshine Act Week should be Sunshine Year

Freedom of the press should never be taken for granted. More...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  I want to thank the editor for allowing me to talk to my friends and neighbors about problems with our health care system that are troubling to me.  More...

Opinion: It’s high time for Medicare-for-all

Given America’s wealth, it would be hard to design a health care system that fails more completely than ours.  It’s time to get rid of our high-cost, low-performing system and replace it with something better.  More...

Sports

After disappointing finish to 2018, GL baseball team adopts new mindset

The end of the 2018 season was a conclusion that the Greater Latrobe baseball team won’t soon forget  One year after winning the WPIAL and PIAA championships, the Wildcats finished their campaign with a mercy rule loss to Chartiers Valley More...

Wildcats open tennis season with victory; Vikings win again

The Greater Latrobe boys’ tennis team opened its season with a win while Mount Pleasant started section play with a victory.  The Wildcats and Vikings both won by 5-0 margins on Monday, defeating Armstrong and West Mifflin Area in WPIAL Cl More...

Kang, Gonzalez win starting jobs in Pirates’ infield

BRADENTON, Fla. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Girl charged with harassment after Derry Twp. More...

Prison shakedown yields no drugs, warden says

A recent search of the Westmoreland County Prison with drug-sniffing dogs didn’t turn up any drugs, Warden John Walton told the Westmoreland County Prison Board during its meeting Monday at the Hempfield Township correctional facility. More...

Constable to stand trial for fake warrant, shooting competition scams

A Derry Township state constable accused of using his elected position to scam dozens of area residents out of money for a fictitious law enforcement shooting competition and fake warrants was ordered to stand trial following a preliminary hearing Mo More...

Derry Twp. man charged after high-speed chase near Ligonier

A Derry Township man is accused of driving without a valid driver’s license and while under the influence of marijuana when he doubled the speed limit on Route 30 in Ligonier Township trying to elude police.  More...

Loyalhanna Twp. man sentenced to probation for shooting dog

A Loyalhanna Township man accused of shooting his brother’s dog was sentenced to up to one year on probation after pleading guilty Monday to one misdemeanor count of animal cruelty.  Robert Buchinsky, 60, was accused of shooting a dog belo More...

Local & State News

Legion post honors Smith for 50 years of service

Byers-Tosh American Legion Post 267 Post Service Officer Pat Michaels, Sergeant at Arms Jeff Stahl and Commander Roy Hutchinson present veteran John T. More...

PSP sued over bulldozer death of suspect

Pennsylvania State Police acted recklessly when troopers used a bulldozer to pursue a Grateful Dead fan caught growing marijuana on public land, killing him when he wound up under the machine’s treads, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed Monday More...

Bill tied to organ, tissue donation moves forward

A state bill dedicated to promoting organ and tissue donation was unanimously approved by the House Transportation Committee, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, announced this week.  More...

World News

Ardern vows to deny accused mosque gunman notoriety he seeks

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand’s prime minister declared Tuesday she would do everything in her power to deny the accused mosque gunman a platform for elevating his white supremacist views, after the man dismissed his lawyer and o More...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro talks up a friendlier approach to US

WASHINGTON (AP) - The president of Brazil made an unusual visit to CIA headquarters and later spoke of his admiration for the United States on the second day of a trip that reflected his country’s shift to a more pro-American stance.  More...

Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

KANSAS CITY, Mo. More...

Lifestyles

CDT students to present ‘ The Enchanted Bookshop’ Friday

Christ the Divine Teacher School students, including Stephen Foss, Avi Mucci, Alanna Sweeney, Henry Krom, Alec Brisendine and Jillian Ritenour, will present a play for all ages, “The Enchanted Bookshop” by Todd Wallinger, at 7 p.m. More...

Roman Lamberski earns Greensburg VFD Co. 8 Firefighter of Year honor

Members and guests of Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department Hose Co. More...

Free credit workshop April 3 at Pitt-Greensburg; attendees urged to pre-register by March 31

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will offer a free credit workshop at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in Village Hall (room 118) on the Hempfield Township campus.  More...

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