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Dreskler candidate for county controller

Joe Dreskler, who has more than 30 years of experience in financial management, including as a corporate controller, is running for Westmoreland County Controller.  More...

Fire call a quick trip for Mutual firemen

Mutual Volunteer Fire Department firefighters barely had to rev their engine when responding to a recent call.  A call came in at 4:25 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, for a structure fire on Mount Pleasant Road. More...

General News

Trial to begin for teen charged in teacher’s rape, killing

BOSTON (AP) — One day in the fall of 2013, Colleen Ritzer asked one of her 9th-grade algebra students to stay after school. Hours later, the body of the popular, 24-year-old teacher was found in nearby woods, partly covered by leaves. More...

Suspect arrested in theft of Christmas jar from Ohio library

DOVER, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man suspected of stealing a jar of cash meant to be a Christmas gift for a needy family has been arrested in Ohio on a probation violation.  More...

Debate swirls as proposed gas pipeline inches forward

TRENTON, N.J. More...

Sports

Bearcats beat up on Thiel in record-setting fashion for second PAC victory of season

Head into bye week tied for third place

St. More...

Harbert to retire after more than five decades as SVC coach

Tom Harbert, who has coached at St. More...

Lady ’Cats finish in top 10 at Pittsburgh Central Catholic meet

The Greater Latrobe girls’ cross-country team braved rainy and muddy conditions to secure a top-10 finish during the Pittsburgh Central Catholic Invitational Saturday at Schenley Park.  More...

Lifestyles

SVC to host LEARN lecture Oct. 27

St. Vincent College Office of Student Affairs will present a lecture by John Prendergast in its popular LEARN (Listen, Evaluate, Analyze, Reflect, Navigate) Speakers Series on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fred M. More...

Westmoreland Choral Society season to open Oct. 17

The Westmoreland Choral Society will begin its season on Saturday, Oct. 17, with a concert titled “Broadway, Bernstein and Beyond.” The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. More...

YWCA seeking adult literacy tutors

YWCA Literacy Program needs tutors and ESL conversation partners, according to Maggie O’Leary, director of the program.  A Tutor Orientation will be held 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at the YWCA Mansion, 424 N. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Drunk man cited after yelling at police   More...

Judge rejects former day care operator’s appeal of sentence

A Derry Township woman has lost her appeal of a prison sentence she received for allowing her husband, a convicted sex offender, to be in contact with children at the area day care she operated.  More...

SVC Equestrian Club hosts first fundraising trail ride

Jan Anderson of Morgantown, West Virginia, told Dr. Veronica Ent that she really didn’t want to get up at 6 a.m. to be at St. More...

Project Bundle Up, Christmas applications being taken

Applications will be being taken for Christmas gifts and Project Bundle Up from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. More...

SVC Homecoming

St. Vincent College (SVC) Homecoming Queen Jill Kegg and King Jimmy Singer were crowned at the SVC-Thiel football game Saturday afternoon at Chuck Noll Field. More...

Local & State News

Sheriff: Man helped kidnap suspect escape to Saudi Arabia

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area man has been jailed on charges he helped a kidnapping suspect escape to Saudi Arabia.  Twenty-three-year-old Faisal Rajab, of Moon Township, faces a preliminary hearing Oct. More...

Thieves taking cartloads of goods at Pennsylvania Wal-Marts

HUNTINGDON, Pa. More...

Pittsburgh-area bridge closed as crews ready replacement

OAKMONT, Pa. More...

World News

Obama administration designates two new marine sanctuaries

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is announcing the designation of two new National Marine Sanctuaries — the first chosen in 15 years — as part of President Barack Obama’s efforts to protect the environment.  More...

South Carolina flood: Swamped streets, hundreds of rescues

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

While Oregon shooting, other mass killings grab headlines, other gun deaths go under the radar

(AP) — The numbers jump off the page: Nine dead on an Oregon college campus, 12 in a theater in Aurora, Colorado. More...

Health

Low-nicotine cigarettes cut use, dependence

A new study might help the push for regulations to limit nicotine in cigarettes. Smokers who switched to special low-nicotine ones wound up smoking less and were more likely to try to quit, researchers found.  More...

3 tips for adjusting to changes in primary health care

The family doctor visit is getting complicated. Drugstores and other retailers are opening clinics that offer care alternatives. Shrinking insurance has made routine visits to a physician more expensive for many. More...

Zip line popularity soars along with injuries

CHICAGO (AP) — Injuries from zip line accidents have soared along with the popularity of an activity that hurtles riders through the air, sometimes at dizzying heights above ground, a study of U.S. emergency room data shows.  More...

Entertainment

Science sells: ‘The Martian’lands with $55M debut

NEWYORK (AP) — Opening just days after NASA announced findings showing water on Mars, “The Martian” soaked up moviegoers at the box office.  More...

Attorneys: Robin Williams’ widow, kids settle estate fight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams’ widow and his three children from previous marriages reached a settlement in their legal fight over the late actor’s estate, ending a public dispute following the beloved comedian’s suicide More...

Grateful Dead, John Mayer giving away 10K tickets to NY show

NEW YORK (AP) — Members of the Grateful Dead and John Mayer are giving away 10,000 free tickets to a concert next month.  The veteran band and Mayer, who joined forces for the supergroup Dead & Company this summer, announced Monday tha More...

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