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GLLV Chamber reintroduces Government Affairs Committee

When the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Community Chamber of Commerce (GLLV) was rebooted and restructured in 2014, it became a powerful spokesman and advocate for businesses, big and small, in its ever-widening footprint. More...

Sage’s Army meeting scheduled March 10

The next Sage’s Army meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

General News

Dad blames heroin buy on effort to help daughter

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio father explained an attempt to buy heroin as helping his adult daughter because she was becoming ill from withdrawal symptoms. More...

Ruh-roh: Scooby-Doo-like van escapes California police

REDDING, Calif. More...

Bill to OK guns on Georgia campuses closer to passage

ATLANTA(AP) — Georgia lawmakers are one step closer to allowing licensed gun owners to carry concealed weapons on public college campuses, as some other states have done. More...

Editorial

Pennsylvania’s looming teacher shortage and current substitute teacher shortage must be addressed

The number of Pennsylvanians who want to become teachers has fallen to alarmingly low levels, an LNP analysis shows, and a teacher shortage now looms. Lancaster County school districts already have experienced a lack of substitute teachers. More...

Political Cartoon

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Getting treatment: Timing is key after a heroin overdose to prevent fatalities

Using naloxone, often known by the brand name Narcan, to stop an overdose on heroin or related painkillers called opioids is the first step in a complex process that can include hospitalization, treatment and relapse. More...

Lifestyles

Sensory-friendly production of ‘Aladdin Jr.’ Sunday

A sensory-friendly production of “Aladdin Jr.” will be presented at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg this weekend through a collaborative effort among several organizations to bring live theatre to those with disabilities or sensory-processing differ More...

Living Tableau of Last Supper March 24 at Latrobe church

Twelve Latrobe Presbyterian Church elders, the Rev. Clark R. Kerr and Bonnie Lewis will perform a Living Tableau depicting the final evening of Jesus Christ’s life on earth 7:30 p.m. More...

Presidential memorabilia presentation March 15

Westmoreland County Historical Society will host Steve Mihaly’s presentation of “Marketing the Presidency” 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in its Calvin E. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Drugs, paraphernalia seized in Unity Township   More...

Derry councilmen have differing opinions on police overlap

Derry Borough Council members may be in agreement regarding recent pay increases for part-time officers, but they don’t necessarily see eye to eye when it comes to a police overlap. More...

2 former SVC football players arrested in Latrobe drug raid

Two former St. Vincent College (SVC) football players arrested last month after police discovered drugs, paraphernalia and cash in a Latrobe apartment will face charges in county court.  More...

Man who helped alleged murderer hide gun waives preliminary hearing

A Greensburg man accused of helping an alleged murderer hide the gun he reportedly used in the killing will face those charges in county court.  Robert Stewart Jr., 24, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Monday before District Judge Micha More...

Junior firefighter recruits

Junior firefighter recruits at Whitney-Hostetter Volunteer Fire Department Jordan Eberhart, James Crusan Jr., Max Jackson and (right) Cody Lizza are busy training to learn how to set up an establishe More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania governor raising minimum wage for state workers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf raised the minimum wage by nearly $3 an hour, to $10.15, for state government employees and workers on jobs contracted by the state in an executive order he signed Monday.  More...

Man killed Saturday in Indiana County fire

An Indiana County man was killed in a fatal structure fire that broke out at 7:59 a.m. More...

Ex-school counselor who tried to seduce boy gets probation

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A female former prep school counselor has been sentenced to five years of probation for romantically pursuing a 16-year-old boy suburban Philadelphia.  More...

World News

Obama: Wall Street reforms have worked

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is rejecting criticism from those on the left and the right who say his administration hasn’t done enough to prevent another financial crisis.  More...

White House bristles at Netanyahu’s canceled visit to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled a visit to Washington rather than accepting President Barack Obama’s invitation to a meeting.  More...

Bipartisan anti-drug bill survives latest test in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan legislation setting up federal grants to help communities battle heroin and illegally used opioids has cleared a Senate procedural hurdle and is moving toward likely approval this week. More...

Sports

Pitt hoping to play itself off bubble at ACC tourney

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sheldon Jeter didn’t dodge the question or put some kind of positive spin on it.  More...

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Steelers sign Heyward-Bey, Golden to new deals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Robert Golden made it in the NFL by turning himself into a special teams ace. Darrius Heyward-Bey remained in the league by doing the same.  The Pittsburgh Steelers rewarded their hard work with new contracts. More...

Entertainment

Jimmy Kimmel to host ABC’s Emmy broadcast airing Sept. 18

NEWYORK (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel will host this year’s Emmy Awards broadcast. More...

Harry Potter author’s chair heading to auction

NEW YORK (AP) — It could be said that it’s where the magic and witchcraft began.  The humble chair J.K. More...

Jury awards Erin Andrews $55M in lawsuit over nude video

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ajury awarded Erin Andrews $55 million in her lawsuit against a stalker who bought a hotel room next to her and secretly recorded a nude video, finding that the hotel companies and the stalker shared in the blame.  More...

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