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Sheriff again requests additional funds from county commissioners

As has become a recurring theme at the Westmoreland County Commissioners’ agenda sessions recently, sheriff Jonathan Held requested additional funding for his department again on Tuesday.  Held’s previous requests for budget amendmen More...

Storm leads to power outages across county

A fast-moving thunderstorm Tuesday night led to numerous power outages throughout Westmoreland County.  According to Trib Total Media, between 1,000 to 3,500 West Penn Power Co. More...

General News

Turnpike tolls to go up again in January

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission this week approved a six percent toll increase for both E-ZPass and cash customers, effective on Jan. 3, 2016.  More...

County bridge replacement projects continue

The Public-Private Partnership (P3) project to rebuild 558 bridges across Pennsylvania will have another project starting in Westmoreland County next week, with the replacement of the Greensburg Road bridge (SR366) over Pucketa Creek.  More...

Rains cause minor flooding

PITTSBURGH (AP) — About 3,000 Duquesne Light customers remained without power in and around Pittsburgh after heavy rains toppled trees and caused minor flooding in southwestern Pennsylvania.  More than 7,000 customers lost power at the he More...

Sports

Latrobe Legion scratches out one-run win over Unity in opening game of District 31 quarterfinal-round playoff series

After not scoring in either of its regular season games against Latrobe, Unity Township and pitcher Rick Ross were two outs away from taking the first game of the best-of-three American Legion District 31 quarterfinalround playoff series between the More...

Murrysville, Hempfield East win Legion playoff openers

Murrysville and Hempfield East joined Latrobe as Game 1 winners while Irwin was on its way to victory as the quarterfinal round of the American Legion District 31 baseball playoffs opened across the area on Tuesday.  More...

PGA golf Grand Slam to move from Trump Course in Los Angeles

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. More...

Entertainment

Women’s World Cup final seen by record 26.7 million in U.S.

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States’ win over Japan in the Women’s World Cup final was the most viewed soccer game in the history of American television.  The 5-2 victory Sunday, which gave the Americans a record third title, was More...

‘Inside Out’emerges atop ’Jurassic World’ in final tally

NEW YORK (AP) — Three weeks after opening, Pixar’s “Inside Out” has finally slayed the dinosaurs of “Jurassic World.”  More...

LeBron James hosting movie screening in Ohio hometown

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is bringing a little Hollywood to his Ohio hometown.  The NBA superstar is hosting a private screening of “Trainwreck,” a new comedy in which he plays himself in a supporting role as the best frien More...

Derry Twp. Supervisors promote upcoming bicentennial, ag fair

The Derry Township Supervisors, during Tuesday’s regular meeting, promoted the upcoming New Derry bicentennial and township Ag Fair, both of which begin this weekend.  “Anything is good to get people together,” chairman Vince D More...

Unity Twp. Planning Commission approves hangar addition

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended the approval of several items, including an addition to a hangar at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.  Tim Fyock of Benchmark Engineering and Construction in Laughlintown, representing More...

Wolf attacks GOP budget, while senator pins stalemate on him

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

Air wars over Pennsylvania budget standoff to hit TV screens

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A forthcoming TV ad from a national Democratic group that supports Gov. Tom Wolf will expand the air war over his week-old budget standoff with Republicans who control the Pennsylvania Legislature.  More...

Local & State News

Pa. court: Cop videos can be public records

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania court ruled Tuesday that police videos recorded in public places are subject to public disclosure, although they may contain investigative portions that can be redacted.  More...

Wolf aide approached about running for US Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s former governor, Ed Rendell, says national Democrats have contacted Gov. Tom Wolf’s top aide about running for U.S. More...

Report clears VA of Legionnaires’ allegations

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System occasionally delayed reporting test results for patients suspected of having Legionnaires’ disease, but treatment wasn’t affected by those delays, the VA’s Of More...

World News

Bill Cosby’s sedatives-before-sex admission is turning point for some

(AP) — As a chorus of sexual assault accusations against Bill Cosby resounded this winter, some fans and famous friends stood by him, calling the allegations unproven attacks on a comedy legend.  More...

Most foreign ministers leave Iran talks, reflecting stubborn differences in way of a deal

VIENNA (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is staying at Iran nuclear talks, and so is Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. More...

United Nations chief highlights need for children’s education worldwide

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The United Nations chief has joined Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai in calling on world leaders to secure education for young people across the globe.  More...

Lifestyles

Annual festival Saturday, Sunday

St. Benedict Church, 260 Bruno Road near Marguerite, is having its summer festival this weekend on the church grounds, according to parishioner Marilyn Schrum; the Rev. Eric J. Dinga, parochial vicar as of July 1; parishioner Jerry Gumbita; the Rev. More...

Jamie E. Dunlap, Matthew Coates

St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church, Pittsburgh, was the setting for the May 2, 2015, wedding of Jamie E. Dunlap, DPT, of Unity Township and Matthew F. More...

Campus Corner

This spring Kent State University awarded more than 5,500 degrees, with 1,445 accompanying institutional honors, and including 1,919 associate degrees, 2,657 bachelor's degrees, 803 master's degrees, 141 doctoral degrees, and four educational special More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Criminal mischief in Hempfield Township   More...

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