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Bakery closed after fire destroys building

Alocal business is closed after a fire ripped through a Ligonier duplex Tuesday.  Batter up! Cakes went up in flames early yesterday morning. The bakery’s website posted a statement that reads:  More...

More fines for Westmoreland Manor

Westmoreland Manor was hit with another fine, and this could be the biggest one yet.  A federal review of the state inspection performed at the countyowned nursing home back in July has resulted in a maximum fine of $21,000.  More...

Kennametal chairman retires; Stranghoener takes post

Kennametal Inc announced that its board of directors elected Lawrence Stranghoener as chairman of the board effective Oct. More...

Prison time for man who bailed on tree trimming jobs

A man who accepted payments from elderly residents for tree trimming services and later skipped town was sentenced to state prison time for his actions.  More...

General News

How Comcast wants to meter the Internet

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years after Comcast began offering unlimited home-Internet usage, the cable giant is moving in the opposite direction. In more parts of the U.S., it’s starting to charge heavy data users extra.  More...

Holland, Werner likely to win council seats in Laurel Mountain Borough

Republican incumbent Monte W. Holland and Democrat William L. Werner are practically assured to win seats on Laurel Mountain Borough Council in the Nov. More...

Walgreens, Rite Aid combo to spread drugstore health kick

Walgreens will use its $9.41 billion takeover of rival Rite Aid to spread its philosophy on making drugstores destinations for customers looking to stay healthy or buy beauty products.  More...

Sports

GCC’s Zambruno wins second straight state girls’ Class AA golf championship

GL freshman Pevarnik finishes in top 10 in boys’ Class AAA

It was Olivia Zambruno and the rest of the field.  That’s how the story played out the entire season. More...

As junior, GL’s Kokoska commits to Virginia Tech to play baseball

Greater Latrobe’s Zach Kokoska already has his mind made up.  The Wildcats’ junior recently committed to play Division I baseball at Virginia Tech, though he can’t officially sign until next year.  It doesn’t matter More...

South Carolina prep football player alleges hazing

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One of South Carolina’s leading high school running backs has sued his former school, alleging players from Allendale-Fairfax High assaulted him this summer as part of hazing ritual condoned by coaches.  More...

Lifestyles

SVC prof tells story of medieval England through Lego scenes

Dr. Gilbert M. Bogner, associate professor of history in the St. More...

Church news

Derry Borough   Derry First United Methodist Church, 311 No. Ligonier St., Derry Borough, will continue its Kids Klub from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings for children entering eighth grade and younger in the church social hall. More...

KPB invited to train judges on dumping issues

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KBP) was invited to participate in the 2015-16 Minor Judiciary Education Board’s continuing education program where they will be training state judicial officers about the social, environmental and economic impacts More...

Firm charges city more than six times estimate for survey

Police chief to get new contract

Latrobe City Manager Wayne Jones on Tuesday reported that Gibson-Thomas Engineering Co. More...

No burning ordinance for Ligonier Township

The proposed burning ordinance for Ligonier Township has gone up in flames. More...

County roles up for grabs on Nov. 3

Head-to-head matchups highlight three races for roles within Westmoreland County.  For treasurer, it will be Democrat John Scott Nestor against incumbent and Republican Jared Squires. More...

Ligonier Twp. residents voice LTMA concerns

An evaluation into the value of the assets, liability and income of the Ligonier Township Municipal Authority put township supervisors in hot water Tuesday. More...

911 back up and running

Westmoreland County residents again can call 911 if need be, but the issue that caused the service to go down on Tuesday remains a mystery.  Public Information/Community Outreach Coordinator Mary Beth Eslary confirmed Wednesday morning that coun More...

Local & State News

Court: Governor couldn’t fire Pa. open records head

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Cash flows as Supreme Court race enters final week

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — As the race for three open seats on Pennsylvania’s highest court entered its final week Tuesday, the already record-breaking campaign contributions neared $11 million.  More...

Police: Nurse assistant helped inmate escape with hidden key

MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — A prisoner who managed to take off his handcuffs and flee a hospital despite being shackled to his bed was aided by a nursing assistant who hid a handcuff key in a tissue, prosecutors say.  More...

World News

House plans vote on big budget deal, GOPready to tab Ryan as next speaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is poised to vote on a bipartisan pact charting a two-year budget truce and Republicans are set to nominate Rep. More...

Carson enters GOP debate with burst of momentum

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican candidates for president will gather Wednesday for their third debate amid fresh volatility in an already chaotic race, with Ben Carson surging past Donald Trump in Iowa and one-time front-runner Jeb Bush under More...

Big effort to better understand bats takes wing in 31 states

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An effort spanning 31 states and 10 Canadian provinces is working to better understand the ecological role that bats play, and the threats they face from climate change, habitat loss and wind energy development.  More...

Health

Drug compounder offers cheap version of costly Turing drug

TRENTON, N.J. More...

Concerns deepen over school nursing shortage

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Rachel Dodek can remain relatively calm about her 6-yearold Alex, newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.  But Tuesdays and Thursdays, when John Hancock Elementary doesn’t have a More...

Drug prices top Americans’ list of health care concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans from across the political spectrum are worried about the cost of prescription drugs for serious diseases, following weeks of news coverage about companies hiking prices for critical medicines.  More...

Entertainment

Grant lets 20,000 NYC students see ‘Hamilton’ on Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — Some 20,000 New York City high school students will see the Broadway hit “Hamilton” thanks to a $1.46 million grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.  Classroom materials integrating “Hamilton” into t More...

Hillary Rodham Clinton pays a ‘Late Show’ campaign call

NEWYORK (AP) — It should come as no surprise, but when Hillary Rodham Clinton kicks back for a little pleasure viewing, she gravitates to TV dramas about government and law.  More...

Hasbro says it didn’t steal host’s identity for toy hamster

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Hasbro Inc. wants a federal judge to dismiss a $5 million lawsuit filed by a Fox News anchor who says a toy hamster shares her name and resembles her.  More...

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