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Book tells story of dog named Sammie

Tracey Lamonica's birthday was coming up in September of 2001, and she thought that it was time that she and her husband Vince got a dog. She had grown up with dogs and loved them, but hadn't had one in many years.  More...

Halloween Schedule

• City of Latrobe — Saturday, Oct. 31. The judging for the City of Latrobe Annual Halloween Parade will begin at approximately 2 p.m. and the parade will get underway around 2:30 p.m. More...

General News

Pennsylvania lawmakers taking out loans to make payroll

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Chesney playing Pittsburgh a 2nd time since fans’infamy

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Country singer Kenny Chesney is returning to Pittsburgh for the second time since a 2013 concert that drew national attention for the disorderly behavior of fans.  The 47-year-old Chesney announced Tuesday he’ll be More...

Drone carrying drugs, contraband seized at Oklahoma prison

McALESTER, Okla. More...

Editorial

VIEWING Harrisburg

A look at the race for Pennsylvania Supreme Court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pledging to restore integrity on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court while shattering records for campaign spending, seven judges are vying for an unprecedented three open seats in the Nov. More...

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Lifestyles

UPG honors alumni award recipients

The Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association (PGAA) presented two awards to alumni recently. The awards were presented during the Alumni Celebration dinner held Oct. 2 as part of Blue & Gold weekend, homecoming 2015.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Halloween masquerade party to benefit Mountain Playhouse   More...

Red Cross to hold area blood drives in November

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood before the holiday season is in full swing.  More...

Entertainment

Obama puts light on diversity in American music

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether belting out lyrics to Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” leading a mournful congregation through “Amazing Grace,” or tweeting his Spotify music playlist that includes Stevie Wonder an More...

Royals and 007 cast give sparkle to ‘Spectre’ world premiere

LONDON (AP) — The new James Bond flick “Spectre” got a royal seal of approval at its world premiere Monday night.  More...

Hillary Clinton to guest on Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’tonight

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will pay a visit to “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” tonight.  The Democratic presidential hopeful will be joined by other scheduled guests chief-TV-personality Anthony Bourdain and &l More...

Morning fire in Ligonier

Firefighters battled a fire early this morning that damaged a building housing two businesses on North Fairfield Street in Ligonier. A duplex containing Batter Up! Cakes (110 N. More...

‘Ice Cream Joe’ Greubel honored by Chamber

“Ice Cream Joe” Greubel wasn’t dishing out any banana splits Monday night at St. Vincent College’s Fred M. Rogers Center.  More...

Tax increase on sales or income seen unlikely in deal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Senate’s top Democrat says a final budget agreement probably won’t include an increase in the sales or personal income tax that Democratic Gov. More...

Local & State News

Senate creates committee to look into attorney general

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Criminal court decisions

This is a list of criminal cases handled by judges in the most recent hearings of Westmoreland County criminal court. Some of these cases involve first-time offenders enrolled in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program. More...

Robber flees when elderly woman yells, ‘There’s the police’

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. More...

World News

New way to bet on oil hands big money to Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — When Karen Robinson’s husband died, she worried she wouldn’t have enough money to raise her two young girls and save for retirement.  More...

EPA: Remedy to landfill fire will come before 2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An Environmental Protection Agency administrator says a plan will come before the end of 2016 to ensure an underground suburban St. More...

Ole Miss removes state flag with Confederate emblem

OXFORD, Miss. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  I am a Republican township supervisor, and I am proud to support Ted Kopas for county commissioner. The attacks on him and his family published by letter-writers to a newspaper and sent through the mail are unfounded. More...

Sports

Despite struggles, GL’s Pevarnik five shots from lead in state golf tourney

GCC’s Zambruno in line to defend girls’ Class AA title

It wasn’t easy for Brady Pevarnik during his first taste of action in the state golf tournament. But the Greater Latrobe freshman battled. And if things go his way on Day 2, there’s no telling what could happen. More...

Roethlisberger likely to return for Steelers against Bengals

PITTSBURGH — All signs point to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s return to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ lineup for an AFC North home game Sunday against unbeaten Cincinnati. More...

No. 23 Pitt relishes late-game success

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When the third quarter ended Saturday at Syracuse, Pittsburgh’s coaches and players celebrated. They sprayed water bottles, jumped around and shouted despite facing a four-point deficit.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Apparent suicide in New Alexandria State police at Kiski Valley report at 7:40 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, a known adult male was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at 202 Dewey Lane in New Alexandria. The investigation is ongoing. More...

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