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State police stop Indiana speeder going 105 mph

If you’re in possession of drug paraphernalia and already have a warrant out for your arrest, adhering to speed limits might be the best way to go unnoticed by authorities.  But nobody has ever said suspected drug dealers are the smartest More...

SVC to honor former coach Bernie Matthews on Jan. 30

He was a standout basketball player in high school (Pittsburgh St. Canice) and college (Duquesne University). He was the highly successful head basketball coach at St. Vincent College (SVC) for a record 33 years. More...

General News

Subpoenas coming for officials in high school rape case

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. More...

Ohio agency seeks criminal probe into water plant problems

CLEVELAND (AP) — The head of Ohio’s environmental agency is calling for a criminal investigation after the operator of a water treatment plant in northeast Ohio failed to tell the public that high levels of lead and copper had been detect More...

Man apparently trapped in running car by plow deluge dies

READING, Pa. More...

Editorial

Keeping your New Year’s financial resolutions

Whether you're talking about diet, exercise or money, keeping New Year's resolutions is challenging. A University of Scranton researcher noted that "weight loss" is the current reigning resolution, followed by "improve finances" at No. 2. More...

It’s a great time to get into home ownership

Maybe you’ve been contemplating buying a home for a while now. Maybe you’ve been renting and been thinking about taking the next step into homeownership. No matter what the case, something is holding you back. More...

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Lifestyles

Area students attain WCCC fall dean’s list

These area students are among those who have been named to the Westmoreland County Community College dean's list for attaining a minimum 3.5 QPA for the fall 2015 semester.  The Youngwood campus released the complete fall dean’s list Frida More...

Latrobe BPW ‘night’ Jan. 31 to benefit Adopt-a-Family

Latrobe Business and Professional Women welcomed speaker Julie Hera DeStefano to the club’s Jan. 21 meeting at Gino’s Giannilli’s Restaurant in downtown Latrobe. More...

Campus Corner

Kent State University recognizes more than 8,200 undergraduate students who have been named to the dean’s list for fall 2015, the Kent, Ohio, campus reported Monday.  Undergraduate students who obtain a 3.400 GPA (grade- or higher while ma More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Juveniles involved in fight at Adelphoi Village  State police at Greensburg report at 3:32 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at Adelphoi Village, 105 Marcia St., Derry Township, an altercation took place between two juveniles. More...

Latrobe to consider addendum to Act 537 Plan agreement

City apologizes for erroneous claim about Gibson-Thomas invoice

Next month, Latrobe City Council will be voting on an addendum to the consent order agreement for the Act 537 sewage facilities plan in response to Youngstown Borough’s decision not to agree to the regional proposal.  More...

Prison video visit revenues short of expectations

Warden John Walton said on Monday that Westmoreland County Prison’s video visitation policy fell well short of expectations — both in terms of revenue and use — during its first year in service.  More...

Ligonier men seek dismissal of charges in scuffle with police

The attorneys for two men arrested for allegedly fighting borough police during the 2014 Fort Ligonier Days told a county judge on Monday that the charges are based on false police testimony.  More...

New ruling affects Pennsylvania lifers sentenced as juveniles

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of Pennsylvania murderers who as teenagers were sentenced to life without parole must be considered for parole or given a new sentence, according to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.  More...

Local & State News

Criminal court decisions

This is a list of criminal cases handled by judges in the most recent hearings of Westmoreland County criminal court. Some of these cases involve first-time offenders enrolled in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program. More...

At least 42 killed in snowstorm-related deaths

(AP) — At least 42 people have died as a result of the mammoth snowstorm that pounded the eastern U.S. The deaths occurred in car accidents, from carbon monoxide poisoning, and from heart attacks while shoveling snow. More...

Pennsylvania eyes icy roadways as snow melts, then freezes

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

World News

Apple’s iPhone success may be reaching its peak

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple could soon face one of its biggest challenges to date: Peak iPhone. More...

Authorities search Southern California areas for 3 escapees

SANTA ANA, Calif. More...

Pair behind Planned Parenthood videos indicted in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos alleging Planned Parenthood illegally sold fetal tissue to researchers for a profit face criminal charges in Texas from a grand jury that also found no wrongdoing by the abor More...

Sports

Rams hold off Bobcats for playoff-building victory

Win conference matchup on Smith’s shot in final seconds

with both Ligonier Valley and Blairsville trading threes — namely Jackson Daugherty and Dylan Dirienzo — left and right in the second half, you had that feeling that Monday night’s District 6 Heritage Conference matchup was going to More...

Lady Trojans stretch section lead, get milestone win over MP

Aside from a few extra smiles in the post-game huddle, the Derry Area girls’ basketball team didn’t do much celebrating on Monday night. With two section games left on the schedule, Lady Trojans know their work isn’t done. More...

Ex-prosecutor, Illinois football star on trial in wife’s 2006 death

A star football player at the University of Illinois, Curtis Lovelace returned to his western Illinois hometown with a law degree, later serving as a prosecutor who held lawbreakers accountable and as the local school board president.  More...

Entertainment

Pope Francis answers questions from children in book

NEW YORK (AP) — “Dear Pope Francis,” 10-year-old Mohammed begins, “Will the world be again as it was in the past?” More...

Alt rock band Guster performs live in Pittsburgh alleyway

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alternative rock band Guster is getting attention on social media after members performed an impromptu alleyway performance in Pittsburgh.  More...

J.K. Rowling to receive PEN award for literary service

NEW YORK (AP) — J.K. More...

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