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UTZHB to continue garage hearing

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday chose to continue the hearing for a request of an area couple to build a garage on their 10-acre property.  More...

General News

Caribbean braces for worsening drought as dry season nears

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The most severe drought to hit the Caribbean in recent years is expected to worsen despite rains from tropical storms that have replenished some reservoirs.  More...

Snow kidding: Scots have 421 words for the white stuff

LONDON (AP) — The Inuit of the Arctic know a lot about snow, and their wide vocabulary for the white stuff is legendary.  But they may face a challenge in snow-describing ability — from Scotland.  More...

Man refurbishes masterful paintings — for free

RIVER FOREST, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man has spent up to 10 hours every day for 11 years cleaning and fixing 1,500 paintings for museums nationwide. More...

Sports

DA cross-country teams hoping to challenge ‘big boys’ in section

Joe Bundy knows going into every cross-country season that he will be going into competition at a significant disadvantage.  Unlike most WPIAL sports, cross-country sections are aligned geographically instead of by enrollment.  More...

Wildcats, Trojans suffer 3-0 boys’ soccer defeats

Greater Latrobe and Derry Area’s boys’ soccer teams both suffered 3-0 shutout defeats Tuesday during respective WPIAL Section 1-AAA and Section 1-AA games against visiting Norwin and host Burrell.  First-place Norwin upped its record More...

Lady ’Cats, Trojans fall in straight games; LV sweeps

The Greater Latrobe and Derry Area girls’ volleyball teams both fell in straight games, while Ligonier Valley swept Penns Manor Area, all on Tuesday.  More...

Entertainment

Colbert turns Donald Trump into his straight man

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert showered thanks on Donald Trump, his “Late Show” guest.  “I want to thank you not only for being here but for running for president,” Colbert told the GOP front-runner Tuesday night. More...

Federal judge rules ‘Happy Birthday’song in public domain

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The music publishing company that has been collecting royalties on the song “Happy Birthday To You” for years does not hold a valid copyright on the lyrics to the tune that is one of the mostly widely sung in the More...

Brian Williams returns to airwaves for pope coverage

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Williams returned to the airwaves of MSNBC to anchor coverage of the visit of Pope Francis to the United States on Tuesday, his first day back at work following his suspension from NBC News and demotion for misleading view More...

County to discuss Fort Ligonier Days traffic control

Fort Ligonier has put out a call for troops and Westmoreland County commissioners will discuss whether to send reinforcements.  More...

Latrobe man charged with indecent exposure at Ligonier thrift shop

A man searching the clothes racks at a Ligonier thrift store allegedly did so while exposing himself.  Johnny Demitropoulos, 57, of Latrobe, has been charged with indecent exposure stemming from the incident.  More...

GL students speak out against price of parking passes

A group of about 20 students appeared at Tuesday’s Greater Latrobe School Board meeting, some speaking out against the price of parking passes at the high school.  Board members were pleased with the outpouring of support from the students More...

High-speed chase ends with fatal crash

A man fleeing police at a high speed lost control of his vehicle, wrecked and died.  More...

Local & State News

Pa. House session lasts minutes, no roll call taken

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Labor, trial lawyers help Dems raise cash in court race

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Marion Center man dies after being ejected from vehicle

A fatal single-vehicle accident occurred Tuesday when a Marion Center man was ejected from his vehicle.  More...

World News

Pope to canonize 18th-century missionary; critics angered

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first pope from the Americas is ready to elevate to sainthood an 18th-century missionary who brought Catholicism to California.  More...

Environmental groups seek to appeal ExxonMobil settlement

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Environmental advocacy groups have requested permission from a New Jersey Superior Court judge to appeal his approval of a $225 million pollution case settlement between the state and ExxonMobil Corp.  More...

Man among 2 US hostages freed from Yemen returns to Michigan

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — One of two American hostages freed after months of being held in Yemen’s raging civil war has been reunited with family in Michigan.  More...

Health

Study shows employers shifting more medical costs to workers

Employers are leaving a bigger chunk of the bill for care to workers who use their health insurance, and benefits experts see few signs of this trend slowing.  More...

Text messages may lead to broad heart-linked benefits, study says

CHICAGO (AP) — Txt msgs may b gud 4U.  That’s the message in a study that suggests just four monthly text messages might spur health improvements for heart patients.  More...

Diagnosis wrong too often, urgent improvement needed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most people will experience at least one wrong or delayed diagnosis over their lifetime, a report predicts, calling diagnostic errors a blind spot in modern medicine that sometimes causes devastating consequences. More...

Lifestyles

SV Seminary welcomes new students for 2015-16 school year

St. Vincent Seminary welcomed 20 new students for the 2015-16 school year.  More...

Specimen ID Day at Carnegie MNHS Sept. 26

It’s not every day that amateur fossil hunters, rockhounds, entomologists, botanists and herpetologists can pick the brain of a renowned scientific expert.  From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Events of Area Interest

Freewill Hose companies to hold sub sale Sept. 26   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Teen chucks rock at vehicle in Hempfield Township  An juvenile was charged with criminal mischief after throwing a rock that hit the windshield of the vehicle of Beth Ann Howell of Latrobe at 5:50 p.m. Sunday, Sept. More...

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