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General News

Man arrested in domestic dispute escapes from hospital

MCKEESPORT, Pa. More...

Cops: College football player stabs teammate with corkscrew

READING, Pa. More...

Police: 20-year-old woman dies following multi-vehicle crash

A 20-year-old woman died in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 70 over the weekend.  Westmoreland County Deputy Coroner Joshua Zappone declared Aubrey Sonney dead at the scene at 11:48 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11.  More...

Sports

IUP pulls away from Griffins in second half

Jarvis McClam set a record for the longest kickoff return — 92 yards — in school history, but visiting Indiana University of Pennsylvania broke open a 10- point game at halftime and went on to a 44-10 win over Seton Hill University in Sat More...

GL, DA boys ready for WPIAL golf playoffs

It’s not going to be easy, but it’s possible.  Scott Reaugh can attest.  His Wildcats battled their way through the district tournament in 2009 to capture a WPIAL championship and later that season did the same in PIAA competiti More...

Chargers’ TE Antonio Gates returns from four-game suspension to face Steelers

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Antonio Gates did the crime and served the time.  Although he still hasn’t fessed up to what he tested positive for that got him suspended for four games, the San Diego Chargers’ star tight end took responsibil More...

Lifestyles

Artist, educator SVC’s Threshold speaker Oct. 22

American artist and educator Roman Verostko will be the next presentation in the St. Vincent College Threshold Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Performing Arts Center of the Robert S. Carey Student Center on the Unity Township campus. More...

Happy Birthday!

Kenzie Rae Gundaker is 2 years old.  Born July 18, 2013, she is the daughter of Jason and Heather Gundaker of Brenizer, Derry Township  Kenzie’s brother, Brayden Patrick Gundaker, is 4 1/2.  Maternal grandparents are Jack and Jan More...

YWCA has openings in computer classes

YWCA of Westmoreland County’s Technology Center, 424 N. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Medical issue causes single-vehicle wreck in Unity Township   More...

Condition of Huntingdon AD, ex-DAcoach who collapsed during game still unknown

The condition of a former Derry Area High School football coach who is now the athletic director at Huntingdon Area High School is still unknown several days after collapsing during the Huntingdon’sgame Friday night at Ligonier Valley’s W More...

Lattanzio building: Tribute to a town’s heritage

There was one more dance at the old Harry’s Danceland at the Lattanzio Building on Depot Street. More...

Local & State News

Facing a huge deficit, Pa. eyes gambling for help

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

PennDOT Westmoreland County maintenance schedule

Westmoreland County Maintenance Manager Robb Dean announced the following tentative work plan for this week. More...

Macy’s agrees to donate items from former Pittsburgh home

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Macy’s has agreed to donate dozens of artifacts from the iconic 13-story building that housed its shuttered downtown Pittsburgh department store to several history groups.  More...

World News

Report: Turkish authorities investigating rally blasts focus IS militants

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Authorities investigating the twin suicide bombings at a rally promoting peace with the Kurdish were focusing on the Islamic State group, comparing DNA samples of the suspected bombers with those obtained from families of More...

Iran says Iranian-American Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian convicted

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been detained for more than a year on charges including espionage, has been convicted, a spokesman for the Iranian judiciary said.  More...

Benghazi chair: Staffer fired for classified info breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House panel investigating the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, says he fired a staffer for mishandling classified information, among other causes. Republican Rep. More...

Health

Doctors, industry locked in vape debate over youth use

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cool Vapes on McKnight Road is in an average-looking storefront at the foot of Ross Park Mall, sandwiched between a bridal shop and a cellphone outlet.  More...

WCCC nursing program to offer Mini Health Fair Oct. 30

The Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) nursing program will hold a free Mini Health Fair on Friday, Oct. 30, at the following locations and times:  • 10 a.m.-4:50 p.m. More...

Study: Good gut bacteria may affect babies’ risk of asthma

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gut checks suggest that not having enough of certain “good” intestinal germs early in life may increase babies’ risk of developing asthma, according to a new study of more than 300 children.  More...

Entertainment

‘Pan’lacks magic at box office; ‘The Martian’soars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Pan” produced no Neverland magic at the box office.  More...

Police: Wiz Khalifa cited for public urination in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say rapper Wiz Khalifa has been cited for urinating in public.  City public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler says it happened at about 2:30 a.m. More...

Obama gives Kanye West some tips for his presidential run

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If you’re going to run for president, Kanye West, you might as well listen to someone who’s been there and done that.  President Barack Obama is offering advice to the rapper who declared last month on the More...

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