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Westmoreland Cleanways HHW collection Oct. 3

Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling will hold its annual Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 at Westmoreland County Community College, 145 Pavilion Lane, parking lot B, Youngwood campus.  More...

Police in Derry Twp. on the lookout for possible child predators

A pair of men middle-aged men in a beat-up pickup truck attempted to lure two young girls inside, and now authorities are on the lookout.  State police at Greensburg report the incident occurred at approximately 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. More...

General News

Lost Australian sheep yields 30 sweaters worth of fleece

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 40 kilograms (89 pounds) of wool — the equivalent of 30 sweaters — and shedding almost half More...

Pennsylvania teen gets at least 12 1/2 years for 2014 shooting

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Awestern Pennsylvania teen was sentenced to serve 12 1/2 to 29 years in prison for the 2014 shooting death of a man in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty section.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports 19-year-old Copeland Tyl More...

DA: Woman’s holding cell hanging unlikely to bring charges

NORTH BRADDOCK, Pa. More...

Sports

Nationally ranked John Carroll to provide measuring stick for Bearcats

seasons and only 10 victories in the first seven seasons since bringing back its football team, St. More...

Greater Latrobe boys’ soccer team looks to build on playoff season

Greater Latrobe boys’soccer team last year.  For the first time in 26 years, the Wildcats made it to the WPIAL playoffs.  They lost their WPIAL Class AAA first-round playoff game, 5- 1, to Kiski Area, but having ended the non-playoff More...

DA boys golfers stay undefeated; Lady Trojans fall to perfect MP

The Derry Area boys’ golf team is still perfect after a 23- stroke victory against host Geibel Catholic, 220-243, during a WPIAL Section 2-AA match Thursday at Pleasant Valley Country Club.  The Mount Pleasant girls are undefeated too foll More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Rachel Murray of Greensburg (Unity Township) earned her master of public health degree from the University of Arizona on May 16, according to Chris Tisch, assistant dean, Student and Alumni Affairs, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.&nb More...

Diamond Dolls competitive teams earn 3 International Champions titles

The Diamond Dolls competitive teams are newly crowned International Champions in three separate divisions: Juvenile Medium Novelty Twirl, Junior Large Novelty Twirl, and Junior Large Production Corps (both of their competitive teams combined for this More...

Events of Area Interest

Caregiver support meeting Sept. 9   More...

District to make counter offer to Derry Area custodians

Barely a week after Derry Area School District and its education association reached a tentative agreement on a new teacher’s contract, the hope now is to strike a deal with district secretaries and maintenance workers.  More...

Fred Rogers Fine Arts Juried Exhibition opens at Latrobe Art Center

The opening reception was held Thursday night for the Fifth Annual Mr. Fred Rogers Fine Arts Juried Exhibition, and Latrobe Art Center director Gabrielle Nastuck called it an outstanding show.  More...

New class will teach first aid for pets

What can you do if your dog or cat has a bleeding injury, is choking, or appears to have a broken bone? What about a heatstroke, or suspected poisoning?  More...

Local & State News

More than 2M vehicles expected on Turnpike over holiday weekend

With nearly 2.2 million vehicles expected to travel the Pennsylvania Turnpike over the four-day Labor Day weekend, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) advises motorists to stay alert and steer clear of aggressive drivers. More...

Drivers will pay lowest gas prices for Labor Day weekend since 2004

The summer vacation season is expected to end the same way it began, with millions of Americans packing the nation’s highways. More...

Alcoa plans Pa. $60M 3D manufacturing expansion

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alcoa is spending $60 million to expand its three-dimensional manufacturing capabilities at a technical center in the Pittsburgh suburbs.  More...

World News

Same-sex couples will try to get marriage licenses as Kentucky clerk sits in jail for contempt

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — April Miller and Karen Roberts will return to the Rowan County Courthouse on Friday for the fifth time since June to ask for a marriage license.  More...

Father of drowned boys returns bodies to Syrian hometown of Kobani for burial

KUCUK KENDIRLI, Turkey (AP) — The Syrian man who survived a capsizing during a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece has taken the bodies of his wife and two sons back to the Syrian Kurdish region they fled, to bury them in their hometown of K More...

Frustrated refugees at Budapest train station prepare to walk to Vienna

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hundreds of frustrated refugees who have been stuck at Budapest’s Keleti train station for days have begun gathering up their belongings, vowing to make their way to Vienna on foot.  More...

Education

SVC president welcomes nine new international students

Brother Norman W. Hipps, OSB, president of St. Vincent College, welcomed nine new international students to campus on Aug. 25. More...

DAHS Marching Band leaders

Section leaders for the 2015-16 Derry Area High School Marching Band include: Aysha Scarton, piccolo; Christina Tetkoskie, alto sax; Renee Short, clarinet; Arlyn Smith, mellophone; (back row) Seth Ku More...

Things to remember when celebrating Halloween at school

Many schools allow children to celebrate Halloween in the classroom. More...

Entertainment

With Emmys change, ‘OITNB’ creator not fan of genres

NEW YORK (AP) — The creator of “Orange Is the New Black” says though the Emmys switched the hit show from the comedy category to drama, she’s not a fan of people boxing the series into a single genre.  More...

Black Sabbath announce final tour kicking off next year

NEWYORK (AP) — After five decades, Black Sabbath will launch a farewell tour next year.  The heavy metal band starring Ozzy Osbourne announced dates for its The End tour, which kicks off Jan. 20, 2016, in Omaha, Nebraska.  More...

Bieber bests One Direction’s Spotify record with single

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber is marking a comeback: The singer set a new record on Spotify, besting One Direction.  More...

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