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Westmoreland County set to handle workers’ compensation claims in house

Westmoreland County will go back to handling its own workers’ compensation claims after county commissioners said Thursday they will not be extending the county’s agreement with the private insurance company it has used the past two years More...

Center Twp. man killed in Young Twp. crash

ACenter Township man was killed Wednesday night when the car he was driving left a Young Township roadway and struck a tree, according to the Indiana County Coroner’s Office.  More...

General News

Record-setting balloonist, scientist Julian R. Nott dies after accident

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A renowned British balloonist and scientist who set 79 world ballooning records died after a balloonrelated accident in Southern California, authorities and family members said.  More...

Motorist hit in face by frozen turkey dies years later at 59

LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) — A New Yorker who urged leniency for the teenager who nearly killed her in 2004 by throwing a frozen turkey through her car windshield has died. More...

Barbara Bush blamed Trump for ‘angst,’ new book reveals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barbara Bush says Donald Trump caused her “angst” during the 2016 election and led her to question whether she was still a Republican in the months before she died.  The late former first lady’s thoughts More...

Sports

In you go!

Maeleigh Goscinski, 7, didn’t mind the recent rain as she watches her father Dustin from South Greensburg prepare to place a bucket of palomino trout into Mammoth Lake during a recent stocking. More...

Lady Wildcats roll to third straight mercy-rule victory

The Greater Latrobe girls’ softball team allowed its first hit of the season during another lopsided win.  The Lady Wildcats picked up another five-inning, mercy-rule victory, defeating host Armstrong, 10-0, during a WPIAL Class 5A Section More...

GL boys’ tennis team off to quick start despite only one returning starter

Uveges takes over as head coach after five years as assistant

With only one returning starter from last year, Don Uveges wasn’t quite sure what to expect in his first season as the head boys’ tennis coach at Greater Latrobe.  However, it wasn’t necessarily this.  More...

Ligonier Township planners discuss Act 537 sewer extension

Ligonier Township continues to chase its goal of extending public sewer service north of town by advancing a new Act 537 plan.  Township manager Terry Carcella and Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) manager Anthony Griffith discussed a More...

LWA to coordinate annual spring roadside cleanup

The Loyalhanna Watershed Association (LWA) is seeking volunteers for its 14th annual spring roadside litter cleanup event, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon April 27.  More...

County parks to open for trout fishing April 13

Westmoreland County parks will open for trout fishing at 6 a.m. Saturday, April 13.  There is no fishing at Mammoth Park until April 13, and only catch-and-release fishing at Twin Lakes and Northmoreland parks through April 13.  More...

Police find 20,000 heroin stamp bags in turnpike stop

State police seized 20,000 stamp bags of suspected heroin during a traffic stop Wednesday on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Mount Pleasant Township, according to court documents.  Troopers pulled over a Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Cristobal Rosa-Rob More...

Local & State News

Woman convicted of reduced charge in husband’s death

FRAZER, Pa. (AP) — A woman accused of fatally shooting her husband after they had a drunken argument about money, sex and a burned tuna casserole has been found guilty of voluntary manslaughter.  More...

Authorities: Officer shoots at armed suspect, disarms him

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a Philadelphia police officer shot at an armed street robbery suspect and fought with the man before he disarmed him and took him into custody.  The robbery occurred around 3 a.m. More...

Violent night in Philadelphia leaves 4 dead, 2 injured

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A series of shootings in Philadelphia has left four people dead and two others wounded.  The three shootings all occurred Tuesday night. But it’s not clear if any of them were related.  More...

World News

AP Fact Check: Trump’s fabrications on autos, health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rallying in Michigan, President Donald Trump bragged about a surging auto industry that isn’t surging, a Republican rescue for health care that has yet to take shape, a “total” exoneration in the Russia investigati More...

Third time lucky? UK lawmakers hold new vote on Brexit deal

LONDON (AP) - On the day that Britain was originally scheduled to leave the European Union, lawmakers will vote Friday on what Prime Minister Theresa May’s government described as the “last chance to vote for Brexit.”  More...

At memorial, mosque survivor says he forgives attacker

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - A man who survived New Zealand’s mosque attacks told a crowd of about 20,000 people on Friday that he forgives the terrorist who killed his wife and 49 others.  Farid Ahmed was speaking at a national rememb More...

Education

Greater Latrobe honors students at Breakfast of Champions

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently honored 12 students at the February Breakfast of Champions, including: Casey Elder (who as honored by social studies teacher Tom Pratt); Lauren Sigut (science teacher Jackie Hoopes), Abigail Flowers (langua More...

DAMS Students of Semester

Derry Area Middle School recently honored its Star Students of the Semester, including Ella Sylvis (grade 6), physical education; Lauren Lucas (grade 7), social studies; (second row) Tamra Schissler (grade 8), music/band; Ashleigh Edwards (grade 8), More...

Lip Sync Standoff donation

Greater Latrobe Senior High School Interact Club advisor William Snyder, treasurer Samantha Elliot, president Elena Mazur and vice president Landrey Quinn present a check to Greater Latrobe School District Superintendent Judy Swigart (GLSD Superinten More...

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