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Balzer, Dreskler Jr. in race for controller

Both Jeffrey Balzer and Joseph S. Dreskler Jr. agree that the Westmoreland County controller must be a fiscal watchdog. Where they differ is in who they believe has the chops to perform the duties most effectively.  More...

General News

Allegheny County Health Department to fly pollution flags

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Allegheny County Health Department plans to fly color-coded flags to alert the public to days with particularly bad air pollution in the Pittsburgh region.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Monday that the flags ar More...

‘Dance Moms’ star due in court for bankruptcy fraud charges

PITTSBURGH (AP) — “Dance Moms” star Abigale Lee Miller is to appear before a federal magistrate in Pittsburgh to be arraigned on charges that she tried to hide $775,000 worth of income from the Lifetime network reality show and spin More...

Jury selection to begin in necrophilia slaying case

EASTON, Pa. More...

Sports

St. Vincent College wins sixth straight PAC cross-country team championship

Brandan Moretton repeats as individual winner

Junior Brandan Moretton won his second straight individual Presidents’ Athletic Conference title, helping power the host St. Vincent College men’s cross-country team to a sixthstraight PAC team title.  More...

Bearcats drop physical contest at Westminster, 39-14

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Unhappy returns

Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returned after missing four weeks with a knee injury, but threw three interceptions during a 16-10 loss to the Bengals. More...

Lifestyles

Seton Hill University Theatre to present ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Nov. 6-14

The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program will present William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Nov. 6-14 in the William Granger Ryan Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Ave., Greensburg.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Amy Grant to perform Thursday at Palace Theatre   Six-time Grammy award-winner recording artist Amy Grant will perform for one night only at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, in the Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg  More...

New Cabaret Theatre to delay grand opening

“A Christmas Cabaret” was to be the first stage offering of the new Cabaret Theatre, 227 Main St., Latrobe, but a series of infrastructure issues has delayed its grand opening.  More...

Four candidates in heated race for 3 county commissioner spots

Three candidates want to build upon what they started, while a fourth wants to crash the party in the race for the three available Westmoreland County Commissioner spots.  More...

Woe spreads in four-month budget standoff

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Two incumbents in four-way race to be Court of Common Pleas judges

Two Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas judges are campaigning to keep their spots, while two others are hoping to don the robe.  In all, three open spots will be filled, while one candidate will be left out.  More...

Held, Cycak going head-to-head for sheriff spot

Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held has cited many accomplishments during his first term. More...

Local & State News

Woman, 79, charged with arson in fire at high-rise

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An elderly woman has been charged with setting a fire in a Pittsburgh high-rise building where she lived.  Seventy-nine-year-old Mary Alice Monroe is charged in Allegheny County with arson, risking a catastrophe, criminal More...

Man charged in shooting death in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been charged in the shooting death of another man a day after authorities say that person was present at another shooting involving the defendant.  More...

Scores evacuated due to fire at 8-story apartment complex

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World News

Russia says black boxes from Saturday’s plane crash in Egypt are in good condition

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The latest developments after a Russian passenger plane crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people on board Saturday. (all times local).  More...

Russian goals in Syria defined by timing, prospect for negotiations to include Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s much speculation about Russian motives for intervening in Syria. The root answer lies in the timing.  More...

Black women having tough year with policing issues, too

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black men are not alone when it comes to difficult relations with the police. Black women are having a tough time too.  More...

Health

Study: Mammograms haven’t cut rate of advanced breast cancer

BOSTON (AP) — A new report raises fresh questions about the value of mammograms. More...

Study: Racial gap in breast cancer diagnoses has closed

NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, breast cancer has been less common in black women than white women, yet killed black women at a higher rate.  One of those gaps has finally closed. Unfortunately for black women, it’s the first one.  More...

Move to spur pintsized medical devices to treat sick kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Improvise isn’t a word parents want to hear from their kid’s doctor. More...

Entertainment

‘Burnt,’ ‘Crisis,’ add to a pile-up a flops at box office

NEW YORK (AP) — Sandra Bullock’s political satire “Our Brand Is Crisis” and Bradley Cooper’s chef drama “Burnt” added to a pileup of flops at the box office, where new wide releases have gone a startling 0-for-9 in the last two weeks. More...

Popular ‘Serial’ podcast launching 2nd season on Pandora

NEW YORK (AP) — The top-rated and popular podcast “Serial” will launch its second season on Pandora after debuting on iTunes last year.  Pandora announced Monday that it has become the exclusive streaming partner for the award- More...

Will Smith quells ‘Concussion’controversy at Film Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Will Smith is not expecting any pushback from the NFL over his upcoming football drama “Concussion.”  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Mini motorcycle goes missing   Between midnight and 6:30 a.m. Oct. 21, a Honda Z50 miniature motorcycle was stolen from a shed behind the Unity Township residence of a 45- year-old man. More...

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