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County recorder of deeds office cuts hours

Citing a lack of activity, Westmoreland County Recorder of Deeds Tom Murphy said the office is reducing its hours of operation.  Instead of 6 p.m. closing times on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Murphy said the office now will be open from 8 a.m. More...

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau president joins AFBF Board of Directors

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) President Rick Ebert, a resident of Derry Township, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).  The election took place during AFBF’s 97th Annual Meeting in Orla More...

General News

I-70 reopens after 7-vehicle crash in western Pennsylvania

EIGHTY-FOUR, Pa. (AP) — State police say eastbound Interstate 70 has reopened following a seven-vehicle crash involving three tractor trailers in western Pennsylvania.  Police announced the lanes had reopened about 10 a.m. More...

Police release some details from 16-vehicle turnpike crash

SOMERSET, Pa. More...

Cops: Pittsburgh firefighter on leave, shot at residence

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh firefighter has been placed on paid leave after he was charged with firing a shot through his neighbor’s window — while holding his 18-month-old son. More...

Editorial

Obama’s minor actions on guns are better than no safety improvements at all

Executive actions are a terrible means of effecting change.  They’re temporary: Once a president leaves office, his executive actions can be reversed.  And they generally are viewed as a last-ditch means of circumventing Congress&mdas More...

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Lifestyles

Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Rec 12th Comedy Night Saturday

Limited tickets are still available for Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation Commission’s 12th annual Comedy Night slated for Saturday, Jan. 16, in Huber Hall, Latrobe. Doors open 6 p.m.  More...

SVC Center for Political, Economic Thought to present lecture Jan. 20

St. Vincent College Center for Political and Economic Thought of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will present a lecture by Adam Seagrave of Northern Illinois University, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. More...

Campus Corner

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Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man says tractor trailer strikes vehicle  Latrobe police report on Tuesday, Jan. 12, Dennis Keefe, 60, of Latrobe, told police that his vehicle was struck by a tractor trailer while it was parked in front of his home at 103 Miller St. More...

New Alex’s re-elected council members sworn in

Two of New Alexandria’s three newly re-elected council members were sworn in at Wednesday night’s borough council meeting.  Magisterial District Judge Mark Bilik administered the oath of office to Beverly King and Herb Morrow. More...

Greater Latrobe A+ Campaign reaches $5M milestone

The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation (GLPIEF) recently announced that the A+ Campaign, led by cochairs Ray and Pam Mt. Joy, has reached its fundraising goal of $5 million in pledged contributions.  More...

UT Supervisors to vote on modification request

The Unity Township Board of Supervisors is slated to vote on a modification request for a planned residential development off Route 30 at the next regular meeting, after a hearing Tuesday afternoon saw no public comment on the proposal.  The sup More...

Former postal worker sentenced for mail theft

A Unity Township man was sentenced this week to six months in a community corrections center and five years of probation for stealing four pieces of mail while an employee of the U.S. Postal Service, according to court records. Frank J. More...

Local & State News

Woman arrested for suspected DUI after crash causes outage

A Derry Township woman was arrested for suspicion of DUI last week after her vehicle struck a utility pole near the property of the Latrobe Sheetz, causing downed wires and a power outage that affected parts of Latrobe and Derry Township.  More...

Witnesses listed for Pa. justice’s trial on emails

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

PennDOT lifts speed limit restrictions on Interstates 79, 80

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The state Department of Transportation has lifted the weather-related 45 mph speed limit on Interstates 79 and 80 in western Pennsylvania, as snow moved out of the area, but bitter cold remained.  More...

World News

Republican debate sure to highlight party’s fractured field

WASHINGTON (AP) - A smaller cast of Republican presidential candidates returns to the main debate stage Thursday night, one of the last high-profile opportunities for the White House hopefuls to sway voters before the Feb. 1 Iowa caucus. More...

Report says Putin may have consulted on doping

DENVER (AP) - The leader of track’s governing body told a lawyer he’d need to cut a deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin to ensure nine Russian athletes accused of doping wouldn’t compete at 2013 world championships in Moscow, More...

Ocean search for Malaysian airliner finds 2nd shipwreck

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - The undersea search for the Malaysian airliner that vanished almost two years ago has found a likely 19th century shipwreck deep in the Indian Ocean off the west Australian coast, officials said Wednesday. More...

Sports

Greater Latrobe pulls away from Hempfield Area, ends first half of section play unbeaten

Under normal circumstances, getting only two points from your bench would be a concern.  And Greater Latrobe head coach Brad Wetzel would be the first to tell you that will have to change as the regular season winds down and the playoffs begin.& More...

Uneven showing for Wildcats in mat win against Hempfield Area

Sometimes, the scoreboard doesn’t tell the whole story. That was seemingly the case in Wednesday’s WPIAL Class AAA Section 1-B wrestling match between host Greater Latrobe and Hempfield Area. More...

Getting out of a tight situation

Greater Latrobe’s Jake Shaffer tries to get out of the hold of Hempfield Area’s Chase Linsenbigler as they wrestle at 195 pounds during Wednesday’s WPIAL Class AAA Section 1-B match More...

Entertainment

Viewer’s Guide: Cruz, Trump, may clash on stage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looks like Ted Cruz may get that cage match with Donald Trump that the Texas senator had vowed to avoid — and it’s crowded in there.  More...

Philadelphia man: Creator of hit show ‘Empire’took my idea

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man is suing in federal court saying the hit show “Empire” infringes on a show he created and copyrighted a decade ago.  The Philadelphia Daily News reports Clayton Tanksley, who once played a More...

Nielsen: 31.3 million watched Obama’s last State of Union

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Nielsen company says 31.3 million people watched President Barack Obama deliver his last State of the Union, his smallest audience for the annual speech.  More...

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