November 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Proposed county budget at $22.3 million deficit

Fund balance shrinking

The proposed 2016 budget for Westmoreland County was released at Thursday’s meeting of the commissioners.  It needs some work.  More...

Photos

A popular stop at the First Annual Downtown Business Light Up Night in Latrobe on Thursday was the Latrobe Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW) hot chocolate stand. More...

General News

Police: Duquesne student lied about robbery, sexual assault

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say a Duquesne University student lied when she claimed she was robbed and sexually assaulted by three men last month.  A police spokeswoman wouldn’t say whether the woman will face charges, or wha More...

Burger joint damaged by stolen school bus to donate food

MONROEVILLE, Pa. More...

Medical van driver to trial on teen sexual assault charges

UPPER ST. CLAIR, Pa. More...

Sports

Rams face top-seeded Martinsburg Central today

In District 6 Class AA semifinals

If the Ligonier Valley football team wants to advance to the District 6 Class AA championship, the Rams must avenge a loss from earlier this season and take down a high-powered top seed in the process. The No. More...

Reel in the big one

After seven years of trying, 10-year-old Aiden Piper finally reeled in the one fish he’s always wanted to catch — a Palomino trout. More...

Crosby, Malkin score to lift Penguins over Avalanche

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby is in the midst of a career-worst start to this season and just trying to capitalize on his opportunities.  Crosby sparked his team in the third period on Thursday night, scorin More...

Lifestyles

Boy Scout Troop 372 holds Court of Honor at Calvary UMC

Boy Scout Troop 372 held its semiannual Court of Honor on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Calvary United Methodist Church in Ligonier. More...

Campus Corner

University of the Cumberlands has accepted Rachel Anthony of Mount Pleasant for the upcoming academic year, the Williamsburg, Kentucky, campus reported Thursday. More...

With cookies, go big or go home. Go bourbon bars!

BY ALISON LADMAN Associated Press   There is something immensely satisfying about bar cookies. They just have so much more heft than a typical cookie. And in our world, cookie heft translates into serious satisfaction.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man assaults family members  Jared J. Hajas, , 25, of 50 E. 4th Ave. More...

Latrobe-GLSD hopes to transfer grant after school board decision

On the heels of the Greater Latrobe School Board’s decision to offer to purchase the “old athletic field” property on Lincoln Avenue from the City of Latrobe for $400,000 in order to build a new elementary school, the Latrobe-GLSD P More...

Forish pulls pill to win election over Horwat

The general election held earlier this month could not decide a winner for Latrobe City Council, so it came down to a drawing.  Robert “Stuffy” Forish is in and Thomas Horwat is out, according to a report in Trib Total Media citing t More...

Head-on collision results in death of Black Lick woman

A Black Lick woman died yesterday from injuries suffered in a head-on crash.  More...

Mystery surrounds Courtney’s opposition to agenda item

Only one vote was cast against an item on Thursday’s agenda of the Westmoreland County Commissioners.  Why? More...

Ligonier Twp. planners reject zoning change

The Ligonier Township Planning Commission has rejected a plea to change the zoning district for a historic cottage community despite one resident’s concern about the potential for future development in the environmentally sensitive area.  More...

Local & State News

Court rules against Verizon in million dollar tax fight

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Pennsylvania court says porn emails aren’t public records

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

City of Latrobe lists leaf collection dates

The City of Latrobe has two more upcoming leaf collection dates scueduled, this Saturday, Nov. 21 and Dec. 5  City officials said only paper bio-degradable bags are to be used for storing leaves for the collection. More...

World News

The Latest: Belgium holds 2 in custody, releases 7

BRUSSELS (AP) - The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris.  More...

Discarded cell phone led to Paris attacks ringleader

PARIS (AP) - French investigators tracked down the alleged ringleader of last week’s Paris bloodshed after receiving a startling tipoff: The Islamic militant wasn’t in Syria but in Europe, plotting yet another attack.  More...

Recovery just beginning for many of wounded in Paris

PARIS (AP) - One bullet tore into Amandine Andretto’s right leg, shattering her tibia. Another hit her in the arm. For three interminable hours, her parents didn’t know if she was among the dozens massacred at the Bataclan concert hall. More...

Education

GL Breakfast of Champions

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently honored four students at the November Breakfast of Champions, including Tate O'Barto (who was honored by social studies teacher Michael Scaffardi), Victori More...

DAMS STAR Students of Month

Derry Area Middle School recently announced its STAR Students of the Month for October, including Jacob Shandor and Sarah Henderson – grade 6; Niko Hess and Julie Shaffer – grade 8, and P More...

Ligonier Valley High School announces honor roll

Ligonier Valley High School has listed its honor roll for the first nine-week grading period of the 2015-16 school year: GRADE 9 DISTINGUISHED HONORS Lexie Ambrose, Leah Beard, Alexia Boyd, Seth Brown, Simon Brown, John Caldwell, Abigail Cmar, Delane More...

Entertainment

Video features child karate master with Olympic dreams

NAGAOKA, Japan (AP) — She has a soft spot for Duffy the Disney Bear and her favorite food is chocolate. She does her homework before dinner but really loves skateboarding, playing video games and bouncing on her trampoline.  More...

‘Lion King’franchise roars again with new TV movie, series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Ford Riley was tasked with adding a new TV project to Disney’s treasured — and lucrative — “Lion King” screen and stage franchise, he knew he had to do right by it.  More...

Adele’s ‘25’ won’t be available on Spotify or Apple Music

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans seeking to listen to Adele’s new album won’t be able to do so on Spotify or Apple Music.  The streaming sites said Thursday that Adele’s “25” will not be available for streaming when it is More...

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