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TSA finds loaded gun at airport

A passenger at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport could be fined up to $7,000 after Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) officers last weekend found a loaded firearm in his carry-on bag.  More...

Ligonier Valley Homecoming activities set Friday

The Ligonier Valley High School 2015 Homecoming Queen and King will be crowned at halftime of Friday night’s Marion Center at Rams football game. More...

General News

Foxley Farm attorneys feel lawsuit should proceed

Citing a violation of rights and claiming their client was treated unfairly, lawyers for Foxley Farm owners Margaret S. and Paul J. More...

Former Franklin Regional student Hribal to enter prison

Alex Hribal, the former Franklin Regional High School student accused of a slashing and stabbing rampage in April 2014, will be transferred to the Westmoreland County Prison.  Hribal turned 18 today, Oct. 1. More...

Murrysville man killed in traffic accident

AMurrysville man died on Wednesday when a sport utility vehicle crossed over the center line of Route 366 in Murrysville and struck two vehicles.  Lee E. More...

Editorial

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  If you cast one vote for county commissioner in Westmoreland County, it should be for Ted Kopas.  I've had the privilege to get to know Ted since becoming mayor of Latrobe and I can tell you that Ted is what we need in our g More...

‘The ‘C’Word’

Off The Wall

Throughout the years, I've come to some conclusion that I missed my calling. I should have started a business centered around the concept that my ideas may lead to something better. More...

Pope’s message is simple: Sow, share the love of God

Pope Francis’ weeklong visit to the Atlantic Coast should leave a lasting impression on Americans, although it’s too early to determine what the extent of that impression will be.  More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

IUP Homecoming celebration Friday through Sunday

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s annual Homecoming celebration Oct. 2 through 4, is expected to draw thousands to Indiana for alumni reunions and events for the entire community, including the annual parade and football game.  More...

Travelogue series to aid scholarship

The Greensburg College Club Travelogue Series 2015-16 will kick off 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. More...

Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History offer free admission on October Thursdays after 3 p.m.

Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History invite all visitors to enjoy free admission to the museums from 3 to 8 p.m. More...

Fall into fun at Latrobe autumn events this week

Annual Autumnfest in downtown Saturday

Several fall-themed events are planned in the City of Latrobe this week.  The YPG Oktoberfest, a networking event, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Oct. 1, at Four Seasons Brewing Co. & Pub, 745 Lloyd Ave. Ext., Latrobe.  More...

Alleged murderer Arthur Whitfield will stand trial

A man accused of murdering an ex-girlfriend as she watched a television show with her daughter will stand trial for his alleged actions.  Arthur L. More...

Entities could take action regarding Act 537 Plan

A resolution may be in the works regarding the longstanding, oftdiscussed Act 537 Plan.  Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) solicitor William McCabe said on Wednesday that final documents are being circulated regarding the plan, a state-m More...

LTMA will continue discussion of new sand filters

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) board picked up where it left off. At last month’s meeting, the group discussed replacing sand filters at the reservoir. More...

Local & State News

Wolf launches appeal to rank-and-file GOP lawmakers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and his allies have begun reaching out to rank-and-file Republican lawmakers in an effort to build majority support for a budget plan that can break a 3-month-old budget stalemate.  More...

Latrobe Bark for Life to be held Oct. 3 in Unity Twp.

The American Cancer Society Bark for Life in Latrobe will host its 4th Annual Bark for Life Walk from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

Penn St. seeks improvement options for stadium

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — How much are history and tradition worth? It’s a question Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour will soon answer about the school’s football stadium.  More...

World News

No shutdown: Congress approves bill to keep government open

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just hours before a midnight deadline, a bitterly divided Congress approved a stopgap spending bill Wednesday to keep the federal government open — but with no assurance there won’t be yet another shutdown showdown More...

Russia says warplanes hit Islamic State and coordinated with US, denying criticism

PARIS (AP) — Russia on Thursday insisted its warplanes in Syria were hitting at the same extremists targeted by the United States and contradicted American criticism that its military failed to coordinate the airstrikes, describing the allegati More...

Europe, US split over who should sit at the table for Syria talks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nine nations or five? In speeches at this year’s U.N. gathering of world leaders, major powers are increasing calls for multilateral negotiations to end the war in Syria. More...

Sports

GL goes from facing run-oriented team to pass-happy P-T

Six days.  That’s all the longer Greater Latrobe has between getting ready for and then going up against McKeesport Area and its vaunted running game, and now preparing for a passing team like Penn-Trafford.  Neither one is easy.  More...

’Cats capture section golf title again

DA boys back to golf playoffs for first time in more than 40 years

The Greater Latrobe golfers are section champions once again.  And Derry Area is headed back to the playoffs for the first time in more than 40 years.  The Wildcats outlasted visiting Indiana Area, 203-209, during a showdown for the WPIAL S More...

Sweeney seeks improvement from Trojans

Derry Area head coach Tim Sweeney needs to see improvement from his football team.  In every facet of the game. More...

Entertainment

Hush puppies: Veterinarian says music cuts shelter barking and stress

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Can music tame the savage beast? Can it hush puppies and calm kitties?  A veterinarian thinks so. Dr. More...

‘Dancing with the Stars’ requires grit, pain tolerance

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Dancing with the Stars” brings to mind words and phrases including “waltz,” “paso doble” and “that’s a star?”  Then there’s this one: “Ouch.”  More...

Lemony Snicket to give $1 million to Planned Parenthood

NEW YORK (AP) — The children’s author known as Lemony Snicket says he’s donating $1 million to Planned Parenthood.  More...

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