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Iwaniecs join those raising awareness on dangers of impaired driving

A group of Pennsylvania families are banding together in an effort to raise awareness surrounding the dangers of impaired driving, while honoring fallen loved ones.  Among those is the family of late Pennsylvania State Trooper Kenton Iwaniec, a More...

New Florence man arrested after chase

A New Florence man was arrested Wednesday in Blair County after a 68-mile crime spree in five counties.  More...

WCCC unveils new military student lounge

Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) unveiled a new military student lounge during a dedication ceremony on Thursday at the college’s Youngwood campus.  More...

General News

Nevada woman stabbed dog to death to avoid vet fees

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a northern Nevada woman stabbed her dog to death to avoid paying veterinarian fees for the animal to be euthanized.  More...

Aide to charged Pennsylvania AG gets jail for email snooping

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An aide to embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced to three to six months in jail Thursday for illegally accessing emails to keep tabs on a grand jury probe of his boss.  More...

Rhode Island sues breast milk jeweler, says it owes refunds

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island attorney general’s office has sued a company that makes jewelry from breast milk, saying it owes customers about $10,000 in refunds. More...

Sports

DA breaks records, qualifies swimmers for state meet at WPIAL Championships

It was another afternoon of school records, top-five finishes and state-qualifying efforts for the Derry Area girls’ swim team. Head coach Jeff Kelly is hoping for more today. More...

Coming off ‘needed’ break, ’Cats open PIAA playoffs against North Hills

As far as layoffs go, this one’s different for Greater Latrobe.  The first lasted 12 days and came after the end of the regular season and before the start of the playoffs. More...

No charges over reports of basketball hazing assaults

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Lifestyles

Ashley Gardner, Andy Sorice wed

Trade Winds Island Grand Resort, St. Pete Beach, Florida, was the setting for the Jan. More...

Events of Area Interest

Art on Tap March 11   More...

‘Bhutan...’ travelogue March 14 to benefit club scholarship fund

On Monday, March 14, Tom Sterling will present “Bhutan, The Cloud Kingdom” as part of Greensburg College Club Travelogue Series 2015-16.  The 7:30 p.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Car stolen in Saltsburg  State police at Greensburg report between Feb. More...

Derry Area accepts bids for several capital projects

The Derry Area School Board accepted bids for several capital projects on Thursday, including planned improvements to the high school gym and audion.  The six bids bring a total cost of more $245,000, or about $35,000 less than an estimated figu More...

Phillips first director of county drug overdose task force

Westmoreland Community Action this week announced the appointment of Tim Phillips, CADC, to the newly created position of director of the Westmoreland County Drug Overdose Task Force.  With the support of the Allegheny Foundation of Pittsburgh, More...

L.J. Aviation expansion fuels airport growth

The organization in charge of operating the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport became known as the Westmoreland County Airport Authority in July 1970. More...

Escape Reality Puzzle Room opens Saturday

First banana split. First professional football team. And now, Latrobe can add one more first to its resume. On Saturday, the first escape room in Westmoreland County will open in Latrobe.  More...

Local & State News

Pa. bishop promises reforms after abuse report

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Man whose son killed K-9 is set for trial

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area man accused of fighting with police before his son fatally stabbed a K-9 and was killed by officers has been ordered to stand trial.  A district judge on Thursday agreed to throw out a couple of charges More...

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.  T More...

World News

Romney, McCain: Trump a danger for America’s future

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - In an extraordinary display of Republican chaos, the party’s most recent presidential nominees, Mitt Romney and John McCain, lambasted current front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday, calling him unfit for office and a dange More...

Analysis: Rubio, Cruz forge loose alliance to block Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - For months, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio tried to tear each other down in a bid to become Donald Trump’s top challenger. More...

N. Korea, on defensive after sanctions, makes nuclear threat

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his military to be ready to launch nuclear strikes at any time, state media reported Friday, an escalation in rhetoric targeting Seoul and Washington that may not reflect the country&r More...

Education

Greater Latrobe Ski Club volunteers for Special Olympics

Greater Latrobe Junior and Senior high school Ski Club members volunteered for the 2016 Special Olympics Winter Games Alpine Events held at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. More...

An ‘appeeling’ work of art

It’s always a great day for a banana split! More...

GLSHS Breakfast of Champions

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently honored nine students at the February Breakfast of Champions, including Elizabeth Seremet (who was honored by social studies teacher Robert Saveikis), Mari More...

Entertainment

AMC theater chain to buy Carmike Cinemas for $1.1 billion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — AMC Entertainment is acquiring rival Carmike Cinemas to create the world’s largest movie theater chain.  AMC, which Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group bought in 2012, said Thursday it is paying $1.1 billion in More...

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ comes to home video in April

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In just a few weeks, you won’t have to travel to a galaxy — or a theater — far, far away to see “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The blockbuster is set to be released on home video next month. More...

Robert de Niro to star in Pennsylvania liquor store opening

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Robert De Niro will be appearing as himself at a Pennsylvania state liquor store.  More...

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