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Federal judge sentences Derry Township man for child porn

A Derry Township man who pleaded guilty to child pornography in federal court was sentenced to jail time this week.  Thomas Jere Deglau, 56, of 938 Wood St., pleaded guilty to production of child pornography in U.S. District Court in April. More...

New amphitheater at Twin Lakes to host free concert series starting Aug. 2

The new Brian T. Rusnock Amphitheater at the Twin Lakes Park Expansion will host a free summer concert series starting Sunday, Aug. 2. More...

General News

Escaped inmate suspected in killing near Pa. jail

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Congress heading on vacation, putting off messy decisions

WASHINGTON (AP) — As lawmakers head out of the Capitol for a five-week summer recess, they leave behind a pile of unfinished business that all but guarantees a painful fall.  More...

Michigan taxidermist recreates football rivalry

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Lansing-based taxidermist used the longtime rivalry between Michigan State University and the University of Michigan as inspiration for his latest creation.  More...

Sports

Steelers’ CB Cortez Allen determined to rebound from disappointing season

Pittsburgh Steelers’ cornerback Cortez Allen refuses to allow a difficult 2014 season to define his career.  Allen is committed to putting last year in the past, a season that saw inefficiency and ineffectiveness cost the embattled cornerb More...

After injury, PSU’s Dieffenbach looks to make mark on Steelers

season in 2014 was supposed to be the year he cemented himself as a leader for the Penn State University football team, and as one of the best interior lineman in the Big Ten Conference.  That senior season was sidetracked before it even began, More...

Linebackers get payback in backs-on-backers drill

second day of padded practices at St. Vincent College allowed for a little payback.  The first day, on Wednesday, saw linebackers blitz a blocking running back or tight end during the always-entertaining backson backers drill. More...

Entertainment

‘Game of Thrones’ and more TV news from TCA

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Here’s a roundup of news Thursday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs: GAME OVER? More...

Kurt Cobain’s family wants death-scene photos kept sealed

SEATTLE (AP) — Kurt Cobain’s widow and daughter are urging a Seattle judge not to release death-scene photos and records that a lawsuit claims will prove the Nirvana frontman was murdered more than 20 years ago.  More...

Paul Simon joins U2 onstage at Madison Square Garden

NEWYORK (AP) — The special guests at U2’s concert Thursday night included Paul Simon, Lou Reed’s widow and the woman who called 911 when Bono fell off his bike in New York City last year.  More...

Derry Area teachers, district still working toward new contract

Derry Area School Board President David Krinock said there is now a clearer picture of the differences between the district and its teachers in contract talks, but work remains to get a deal in place.  “There’s not a big gap, but I&r More...

Girl assaulted during armed home invasion in Sewickley Twp.

A 10-year-old girl was forced to strip naked and was assaulted, as three men committed an armed robbery during a home invasion in Sewickley Township.  According to state police, at approximately 2:30 a.m. More...

County finds surplus in drilling impact revenue

The Westmoreland County Commissioners recently received some good news in the form of a nearly $850,000 of additional revenue for the county.  Last week, the financial administration informed the commissioners of the unbudgeted revenue for Act 1 More...

St. John’s Festival this weekend

Getting ready for the Parish Festival at St. John the Evangelist Church, 306 St. John Drive, Latrobe, are Lucas Bates, Toni Lazarchik, Charlotte Grejtak, Ashley Stout, the Rev. More...

Local & State News

Training camp: An SVC tradition

The Rev. Paul Taylor (background) brought this class of rookie monks (novices) on Wednesday to see what St. Vincent College and the Steelers training camp tradition is all about. More...

Lawsuit filed over mass shooting at township building

Associated Press  The widow of one of three people killed in a shooting at a municipal building has filed a federal lawsuit against township officials and a county sheriff, alleging they knew the gunman was mentally unstable and capable of viole More...

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Facebook ready to test giant drone for Internet service   MENLO PARK, Calif. More...

World News

Searchers scour Reunion beaches in hopes of finding Flight 370 debris

SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — After 16 agonizing months without answers, loved ones of those on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will likely have to wait at least another day for confirmation that it crashed into the sea, as investigators work More...

After week of searching, no sign of boys lost at sea

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A seventh night of searches for two Florida boys missing at sea has passed with no major break. More...

Extradition being sought for American dentist who killed lion

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s wildlife minister says extradition is being sought for the American dentist who killed a lion. More...

Lifestyles

GL student gets FOE scholarship

Greater Latrobe Senior High School graduate Cassandra Trumbetta (center) was the recipient of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Tony Angelo Aerie 01188 $1,000 scholarship award for 2015, presented to her More...

GES perfect attendance awards

At the recent Grandview Elementary School Fifth-Grade Awards Ceremony, Katelyn Krehlik, Blake Cecchini, Zoey Garcia, Faith Shean and Brandon Green received Perfect Attendance Awards. More...

IUP gets grant funding to reduce underage, dangerous drinking

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) has received $39,992 from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) to help to fund strategies to reduce underage and dangerous drinking.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Harassment in Derry Township  At 11:22 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, at 506 Scott Court, Derry Township, Cody Finnigan, 21, and Samantha Closson, 26, both of Latrobe, engaged in an argument that turned physical. More...

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