August 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Judge rules against Foxley Farm

A county judge last week directed the owners of Foxley Farm to pay nearly $70,000 in penalties and legal costs after they violated terms of an order on the number of weddings they could host on their Ligonier Township property.  More...

Budget talk inconclusive, but Wolf cites change in tone

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

General News

Allegheny Technologies to lock out more than 2,000 workers

BRACKENRIDGE, Pa. (AP) — Union workers at Allegheny Technologies Inc. More...

Man gets 3 to 10 years in prison in huffing fast-food crash

MEADVILLE, Pa. More...

Ex-prosecutor disbarred for coaching sex assault witness

FRANKLIN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania county prosecutor fired for misconduct including menacing defendants on the witness stand has been disbarred.  The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania disbarred James Carbone on Wednesday.  More...

Sports

Alvarez HR in seven-run first, Pirates end long skid in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pittsburgh first baseman Pedro Alvarez insists his success against the St. More...

Big inning lifts Heat Siphon past Pit Stop, 5-3

Heat Siphon used a big third inning to help edge Pit Stop, 5-3, in Latrobe-Derry Old-Timers League action on Thursday.  After the teams each scored a single run in the first, Heat Siphon (1-0) broke things open with a three-run bottom of the thi More...

Running back Josh Harris hoping for roster spot on Steelers

didn’t count served as a great confidence boost for Pittsburgh Steelers running back Josh Harris.  Harris carried the momentum into his second year with the team and hopes to move another step closer to securing a roster spot during the St More...

Lifestyles

‘Be My Baby’ cast readies for Aug. 20

“Be My Baby” by Ken Ludwig will open next week at Apple Hill Playhouse, Delmont.  More...

Happy Anniversary!

Area couple wed 65 years

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Schott of Latrobe recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.  Mr. Schott and the former Pauline Ritenour were married July 29, 1950, in Holy Family Church, Latrobe.  More...

Phipps’ Green Light Foods app helps families make healthy choices

Let’s Move Pittsburgh — a program of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens — recently launched version 2.0 of the Green Light Foods app. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Drunk man grounded at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport   More...

Residents voice concerns about business’ truck traffic

Concerned with resident safety amid claims of constant truck traffic along Lightcap Road, a group of seven nearby homeowners have sought legal counsel in hopes that the Unity Township Supervisors take action.  Township solicitor Gary Falatovich, More...

Commissioners call to collect unpaid fees

Companies not ponying up emergency service fees could soon face a crisis of their own.  Westmoreland County commissioners on Thursday approved an agreement with Phone Recovery Services, based in Hoboken, New Jersey, to perform an audit to detect More...

Hearing continued for mother, daughter who used heroin in car

Apreliminary hearing for a mother and daughter who allegedly used heroin while in a parked car with the younger woman’s 6-month-old son in the vehicle has been continued to next month.  More...

Westmoreland Park police set to patrol county airports

Westmoreland County is letting fly the use of park police at county airports.  More...

Local & State News

SVC Career Center reports 96% of 2014 grads ‘successful’ in their field

St. Vincent College (SVC) Career Center reports that 96 percent of the class of 2014’s graduating respondents have found career and professional success.  More...

Man with mental illness gets prison time for stabbings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A homeless man convicted in a stabbing rampage at a Target store faces 10 to 20 years in prison.  Leon Walls, 44, was sentenced Thursday after jurors found him guilty of aggravated assault but mentally ill in the stabbing More...

‘Alice in Wonderland’

The Main Street Players’ performance of “Alice in Wonderland,” scheduled 7 p.m. today and Saturday, Aug. 14-15, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. More...

World News

FAA: Pilot reports of drone sightings more than double

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says pilot reports of drone sightings so far this year are more than double last year.  The Federal Aviation Administration says in a statement that there have been more than 650 reports this year by pilots More...

US mortgage debt little changed even as sales, prices rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are buying more homes and at higher prices, yet new data shows that mortgage debt is little changed.  More...

Pendant Elvis gave Sammy Davis Jr. among 160 artifacts auctioned at Graceland in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A diamond and gold pendant Elvis Presley gave Sammy Davis Jr. More...

Education

Ligonier Valley High School lists homeroom assignments

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Opening day at R. K. Mellon, Laurel Valley Aug. 31

The opening day of school for Ligonier Valley School District (LVSD) students will be Aug. 31. Parents of students attending R. K. More...

Tips to help make school day mornings easier for parents, kids

School day mornings can be hectic, as getting kids ready for school and out the door on time is not always easy. Working parents may find school day mornings especially difficult, as their own work schedules can make mornings feel even more rushed. More...

Entertainment

TLC sets airdate for abuse docu prompted by Duggars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — TLC network has set an airdate for its new documentary to raise awareness about child sexual abuse.  The film, “Breaking the Silence,” will air at 10 p.m. EDT Aug. 30, the network said Thursday .  More...

6 more years of nights hosting ‘Tonight Show’ for Fallon

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. More...

Rihanna to advise ‘The Voice’ coaches on upcoming season

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. More...

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