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Flight 93 visitor center marks 14th anniversary of attacks

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Anew $26 million visitor complex is expected to draw a larger than normal crowd to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania for the 14th anniversary observance of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  More...

McClurkin House honored with Derry Area Historical Society plaque

From the many trees surrounding the entrance or the traditional mission oak once inside, the McClurkin House in New Alexandria stays true to its 100-plus-year-old roots.  “It’s a pretty authentic house,” said Jeffrey Rouse, who More...

General News

Ridge to give eulogy at memorial for Hillman

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former Gov. More...

House Dems get $1.9M from Treasury amid budget standoff

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The House Democratic caucus is getting nearly $1.9 million from the state Treasury Department to pay its employees after its money ran out because of Pennsylvania’s budget impasse.  More...

Plaque dedicated at country singer Patsy Cline’s home

FREDERICK, Md. More...

Sports

Bearcats host Waynesburg to open PAC play

Perfection is not a part of sports, but it is what would have been necessary for the St. More...

GL golfers win second straight WCCA title, fourth in seven years

The Greater Latrobe golf team did it again.  And this time, the Wildcats did it in historic fashion.  Greater Latrobe had four players finish in the top 11, enough to capture its fourth Westmoreland County Coaches Association championship i More...

GCC girls’ golfers back on track; MP still unbeaten

The Greensburg Central Catholic girls’ golf team is back on the winning track, while Mount Pleasant continued its undefeated pace.  GCC defeated visiting Elizabeth Forward, 185-230, at Mount Odin on Thursday, while host Mount Pleasant Area More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe BPW hosts state senator, award recipient

Latrobe Business and Professional Women’s Club will hold its next dinner meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at Gino Giannilli’s in downtown Latrobe. More...

Campus Corner

Students in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Biology are working to evaluate the reforestation efforts at the Flight 93 Memorial near Shanksville.  The memorial is the site of the crash of United Airlines Flight 93, which More...

Antiques and Collectibles Sale Sunday

Historic Hanna's Town will continue the 42nd season of its popular Antiques and Collectibles Sale on Sunday, Sept. 13.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Drunk man passes out on sidewalk  Latrobe police report on Friday, Sept. 4, Mark E. Saffer, 57, of 408 Mary St. in Latrobe, was found sleeping on the sidewalk near the parking lot of the Sunoco gas station on Lloyd Avenue in Latrobe. More...

Commissioners approve elevator contract after incident at manor

When it comes to building inspections, having the inspector trapped inside an elevator without a working emergency phone is a bad way to go.  That’s what happened back in July when a Pennsylvania Department of Health official was sent to W More...

Monsour Medical Center coming down

According to its commissioners, Westmoreland County is about to get a little more beautiful.  More...

Ligonier officials seek public input for Diamond renovation plan

Engineers are continuing to fine-tune the design for Diamond renovation in Ligonier Borough, but before the project can reach the next stage, they need some direction.  More...

Unity Twp. Supervisors to view blighted Lloydsville property

Unity Township Supervisors Chairman Mike O’Barto said he and fellow officials will look at ways to address a number of dilapidated properties in the township.  “This is a recurring problem in different parts of the township. More...

Local & State News

Pa. couple charged after boy shoots brother

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 9-year-old boy was teasing his dog with the laser sight on his sleeping father’s pistol before he accidentally shot his 6-year-old half brother in the neck, police said Thursday in announcing charges against the victim More...

Turnpike set to close between Butler Valley, Allegheny Valley

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) alerts motorists that the turnpike will be closed westbound only between the Butler Valley (exit 39) and Allegheny Valley interchanges (exit 48) from midnight to 5 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 13.  More...

Prosecutor: Addicted state trooper stole drugs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper under investigation for allegedly stealing drugs from people he pulled over has been arrested in a sting in which investigators planted fake painkillers in a “stolen” car and caught him More...

World News

Quake warning system begins to take shape

PORTLAND, Ore. More...

House continues effort to derail Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is continuing to flex its muscles on the Iran nuclear deal even though the Senate has already sealed its fate in Congress. More...

Thousands trek to Vienna from border with Hungary after trains suspended

VIENNA (AP) — Thousands of people hoping for asylum in western Europe are trekking to Vienna from Austria’s main border crossing point with Hungary, after rail traffic was suspended due to overcrowding.  More...

Education

Beautiful days and good neighbors are among us from Latrobe to the U.S. Capitol

This summer, I was pleased to accept an internship for U.S. Rep. More...

Derry Area color guard captains, head majorette

The Derry Area High School 2015-16 marching band color guard captains are Tara Waggle, Lexis Malnofski and Anastasia Urchek while head majorette is Kelly Patrick. More...

Search underway for Pennsylvania’s top youth volunteers for 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards begins its search for Pennsylvania’s top youth volunteers of 2016.  Now through Nov. More...

Entertainment

Iowa, Georgia win 3rd Miss America prelims

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. More...

Obama honors arts luminaries, Sally Field

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama honored 21 individuals and organizations on Thursday for works that he says have helped Americans connect and understand each other a little better through the arts and humanities.  More...

Stephen Colbert: First show almost didn’t make it

NEWYORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert says he came awfully close to not making his much-ballyhooed debut on “The Late Show” this week.  Colbert, opening his second program on Wednesday night, said that a combination of an overstuffed More...

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