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Radios cutting response times for emergency services

If anyone knows the communications needs to best connect utility workers and firemen, it’s Bob Thomas.  Thomas has been a volunteer firefighter for Greensburg Hose Company No. More...

Derry council to consider changing phone service

As a way to cut costs, Derry Borough Council is considering changing the borough’s phone service provider.  Borough secretary/treasurer Lori Latta said on Monday that AT&T provides phone and fax services for the borough office, along w More...

General News

Boy, 11, accused of killing 8-year-old with shotgun

WHITE PINE, Tenn. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy has been charged with murder after he killed his 8-year-old neighbor, police said, and witnesses say it was because the girl wouldn’t let him see her puppy.  More...

Carbon monoxide victim was man, 89, who left car running

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Couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide near Pittsburgh

BALDWIN, Pa. More...

Editorial

The Not-So-Wild West

A massacre on an Oregon community college campus has claimed nine lives. A shootout in the New York borough of Brooklyn this month had bystanders diving for cover and led to the death of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s legal aide. More...

Pennsylvania’s budget train wreck unfolded over past year

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  Cancer hits hard, invest in research to fight back.  More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent to observe Feast of St. Francis on Saturday

While the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi was on Oct. 4, St. Vincent College will celebrate on Saturday, Oct. 10, with a series of events designed to promote an awareness of the environment, integral ecology and climate change. More...

Westmoreland Symphony’s ‘Muscialympics’ Oct. 20

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will present “Musicalympics” on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Greensburg Salem High School, off Route 66 North, with shows at 10:30 a.m. More...

Events of Area Interest

Roast Beef Dinner Sunday   More...

Officials cutting corners for Ligonier Diamond renovation

Ligonier Borough officials have decided to cut corners to try and protect the historic Diamond from reckless truck driver damage.  More...

County funding helps spur airport’s growth

In the eyes of county commissioner Charles Anderson, what Westmoreland County puts into Arnold Palmer Regional Airport goes a long way.  More...

Children removed from filthy Latrobe apartment; couple charged

Two infant children were removed from a Latrobe apartment littered with animal waste, soiled diapers and trash Sunday.  More...

Pennsylvania voter registration deadline Monday

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Monday is the last day Pennsylvanians can register to vote in the Nov. More...

Demolition of Elks begins

Equipment from Lutterman Excavating of Greensburg takes the first bites out of the Latrobe Elks Lodge on Route 981 on Monday which is being demolished to make way for a new building. More...

Local & State News

Gov. Tom Wolf: Deal on taxes is necessary to avoid worse consequences

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

Pittsburgh Bike Share beats goal, logs 12,000 rides a month

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s Bike Share program is averaging 12,000 rides per month since the program began in July.  That’s exceeding expectations, said David White, the executive who heads Pittsburgh Bike Share. More...

POLICE ROUNDUP

Three juveniles attack girl in Derry Twp.   More...

World News

Trump seems to be the talk of the world

BALMEDIE, Scotland (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is well-known in this serene coastal section of Scotland, where shimmering golden sand dunes meet the ice-blue North Sea and people play on his golf course. More...

South Carolina ordeal far from over after historic floods

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina was expecting sunshine Tuesday after days of inundation, but it will still take weeks for the state to return to normal after being pummeled by a historic rainstorm.  More...

Flight diverted after captain became ill and later died

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — An American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Boston was diverted to Syracuse, New York, Monday morning after the captain became ill and later died, according to an airline spokeswoman. More...

Sports

GL girls keep playoff hopes alive, DA drops close decision vs. section front-runner MP

The Derry Area girls’ soccer team lost a close 2-0 decision against WPIAL Section 1-AA front-runner Mount Pleasant Monday at home, while Greater Latrobe got back on the winning track, defeating Albert Gallatin, 3-0, during a WPIAL Section 1-AAA More...

IceCats rally with four goals in third to beat Plum in season opener

Alex Singley and the Greater Latrobe hockey team are off to a good start.  The IceCats extracted a bit of revenge in the process, too.  Singley scored two goals and notched an assist as Greater Latrobe opened the season with a come-from-beh More...

Lady Trojans fall short in bid for section tennis title; playoff-bound Lady Wildcats recover from defeat

The Derry Area girls’ tennis team came up short in its bid to capture the WPIAL Section 3- AA championship, falling, 5-0, against host Indiana Area, while Greater Latrobe got back on the winning track, sweeping Kiski Area in WPIAL Section 1-AAA More...

Entertainment

John Stamos surrenders to being charming in new Fox comedy ‘Grandfathered’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In conversation, John Stamos comes across as entirely at ease in his handsome, age-defying skin.  Who wouldn’t be? More...

Lady Gaga said she felt alive and ‘like herself’ on ‘AHS’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Appearing in the new season of “American Horror Story” was a life boost for Lady Gaga.  The singer raved about her experience on “American Horror Story: Hotel” as she arrived for the star-studded More...

Emotional Alek Skarlatos returns to ‘Dancing with the Stars’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alek Skarlatos is back on TV’s “Dancing with the Stars,” days after the mass shooting at his Oregon college.  On Monday’s episode, an emotional Skarlatos dedicated his performance to the community More...

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