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Laughlin, Hauser re-elected by GLSD

Dr. Rhonda Laughlin was unanimously elected as president of the Greater Latrobe School Board during Tuesday’s annual reorganization and Committee of the Whole meeting.  More...

County mulls $5 increase to vehicle registrations

Westmoreland County commissioners will vote on Thursday regarding a proposed $5 increase to vehicle inspections.  The increase is expected to garner about $1.7 million annually, funds that will go towards road and bridge repairs.  If passed More...

ATI union without company paid health benefits

Locked-out workers at the Allegheny Technologies Inc. Derry Township plant, along with more than 2,000 other union employees, are without company-paid health insurance. The coverage was extended through Nov. More...

General News

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

RV industry completes turnaround after stalling in recession More...

Modesto man wins $10M lottery minutes after winning $1K

MODESTO, Calif. More...

Former lottery worker sentenced for stealing instant tickets

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio Lottery Commission employee has been sentenced to probation for stealing $115,000 in instant lottery tickets and cashing in winners.  WFMJ-TV in Youngstown reports a judge in Mahoning County ordered D More...

Sports

Backcourt comes to forefront for GL boys’ basketball team

to say that Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team has one of the best backcourts in the WPIAL.  In fact, after the numbers guards Austin Butler, Sean Graytok and Jake Biss put up last season, there might not be a better guard combination a More...

GL to vote on resignation of Pimpinella as head girls’ soccer coach

It appears as if an era is coming to an end in Greater Latrobe girls’ soccer.  The school board will vote on the resignation of head coach Vince Pimpinella and assistant David Martin during its next regular meeting, which will take place 7 More...

Steelers’ Roethlisberger under concussion protocol

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is blaming his early exit from last Sunday’s loss to Seattle on a headache. Mike Tomlin says his franchise quarterback has a concussion.  More...

Lifestyles

Westmoreland Society to laud 2 Distinguished Gold Medal recipients

On Friday, Dec. More...

SonRise Church welcomes new pastor

SonRise Church in Unity Township announced Pastor Allen Runyon has accepted the position of senior pastor and will arrive Thursday, Dec. 3. He and his family are relocating from their home in Nebraska.  More...

Eans / Apel

The engagement of Kaylee Eans of Greensburg to Nathan Apel of Youngstown is announced by their parents, Debbie and Bob Apel of Youngstown and Stacey and Robert Eans of Louisville, Kentucky.  The bride-to-be is a student at the University of Pit More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No charges filed against intoxicated man with rifle   More...

DA School District secretaries reach deal

Secretaries in the Derry Area School District have a new contract.  School board members on Tuesday unanimously approved a sixyear contract with the secretaries’ union. More...

Early GLSD budget indications hopeful

The state of Pennsylvania might not have a spending plan passed yet, but the Greater Latrobe School Board already must begin the planning stages of preparing a budget for the 2016-17 school year.  More...

DT Supervisors pass budget with no tax hike

Derry Township supervisors told tax hikes to take a hike from next year’s budget. During Tuesday’s meeting, supervisors voted unanimously to approve the 2016 budget of $3,338,900, with taxes remaining at 3 mills. More...

UT planners okay DQ drive-thru

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a drive-thru and a small building addition at the Dairy Queen on Route 981.  More...

Rifle that allegedly killed officer recovered

The hunting rifle that police suspect was used to kill a St. Clair Township police officer has been recovered.  More...

Local & State News

Police: Couple put 4-year-old in garbage bag as punishment

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. More...

GOP leader says House considering broader use of sales tax in bid to end budget stalemate

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

UPMC, Allegheny Health Network join AIDS prevention campaign

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Allegheny County health officials are collaborating with Pittsburgh’s two largest health systems in a five-year campaign to stop new AIDS cases in the area by 2020.  The campaign, called AIDS Free Pittsburgh, aims t More...

World News

Obama says parts of climate deal must be legally binding

PARIS (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that parts of the global warming deal being negotiated in Paris should be legally binding on the participating countries, setting up a potential fight with Republicans at home. More...

House to vote on No Child Left Behind rewrite

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation could soon have a new education law covering public schools as the House prepares to vote on a long-sought rewrite of the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act. More...

Senate GOP health law repeal delivers wins to party’s wings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leaders seem to have carried out a delicate balancing act in their drive to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health care law and block Planned Parenthood’s funding.  More...

Health

How to shorten the duration of a cold

(Metro) — Few things can be as uncomfortable as the common cold. In their book "Common Cold," authors Olaf Weber and Ronald Eccles say the common cold has been around since the ancient times. More...

Decrease mucus production and subsequent sore throats

(Metro) — When allergies, colds or the flu strike, the resulting symptoms can be unpleasant. Watery eyes, sneezing, aches, pains, and lethargy are common. More...

Express Scripts offers low-cost alternative to Turing drug

The nation’s biggest pharmacy benefits manager is muscling back into the debate over soaring drug costs by promoting a less-expensive alternative to a life-saving medicine with a list price of $750 per pill.  More...

Entertainment

U2’s Bono, VP Joe Biden, Miley Cyrus celebrate fight against AIDS at concert

NEW YORK (AP) — At an all-star event honoring the nonprofits ONE and (RED), co-founder Bono wanted to make one thing clear: “This is not a charity concert.”  Instead, the U2 frontman wanted to celebrate the achievements in the More...

Facebook CEO, now a father, will give away most of his money

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Talk about birth announcements: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife say they’ll devote nearly all their wealth — roughly $45 billion — to solving the world’s problems in celebration of their ne More...

CNN erases description of Gray’s mother as heroin addict

NEW YORK (AP) — Following protests online, CNN removed a description of Baltimore’s Freddie Gray as “the son of an illiterate heroin addict” in a story posted about the first police officer about to go on trial for Gray’ More...

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