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Bradenville man who allegedly bit state trooper to face charges in county court

A Bradenville man accused of biting a state trooper during an altercation on the morning of March 11 at his home waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Wednesday and will face those charges in the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas. More...

Fire chief has charges dismissed

Charges against New Florence’s fire chief were dismissed Wednesday when the alleged victim and witnesses failed to show for a preliminary hearing.  Fire Chief Keith Boring, 51, of New Florence, was scheduled for a preliminary hearing befor More...

Pennsylvania governor relents after 9-month budget impasse

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

General News

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Stocks slip, led by energy and materials companies   More...

Wheels to watch: Honda, Toyota, Buick show new rides

NEW YORK (AP) — From hot-selling SUVs to cool new small cars to electric vehicles and hybrids, the 2016 New York International Auto Show features a diverse lineup of new vehicles. The show officially opens to the public on Friday. More...

Local insurance agents support Boy Scout food drive

The Westmoreland-Fayette Council of the Boy Scouts of America invites all to become its partner in the fight against hunger in Westmoreland and Fayette counties with its annual Scouting for Food drive to benefit the Westmoreland County Food Bank and More...

Editorial

Trump response would incite terrorists

Leave it to Donald Trump to express absolutely the wrong view on the terrorist attacks that left at least 30 people dead and more than 200 injured in Belgium Tuesday.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

‘Clutch it!’

Off The Wall

The story I'm about to tell is partially true. The name has been changed to protect the guilty. The story I’m about to tell is a conglomeration of many peoples’ situations tied into one tale. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Allison J. Battistella, a nursing major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from Greensburg, has been selected for the Luhelen Grace Whisner Memorial Scholarship.  More...

SHU senior earns Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to Spain

Seton Hill student Anthony Palmiscno had never traveled outside of the United States before his freshman year of college.  But his three-week trip to Spain as part of a Seton Hill class started Palmiscno on a path that has culminated with him r More...

Ash Beckham to speak tonight at Pitt-Greensburg campus

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg welcomes Ash Beckham 7 p.m. today, March 24, in the Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center. Her talk, titled “Give Voice to Your Truth,” is open to the public at no charge.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Heroin, drug paraphernalia found during traffic stop More...

EWCTC’s JOC recommends budget for approval

Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) Joint Operating Committee (JOC) members are satisfied with this year’s budget.  The JOC displayed their confidence during Wednesday’s regular meeting, recommending the 2016-17 More...

WCCC’s new programs to merge art with business, technology

Many students with an interest in art feel like they need to choose between their passion and a field of study with more secure career opportunities. More...

Woman pleads guilty in theft Christmas gifts from charity

A Jeannette woman pleaded guilty to stealing Christmas gifts a charity had collected for needy children on Wednesday.  Sharon Buckley, 50, will serve two years on probation after the guilty plea to a theft before Westmoreland County Judge Meagan More...

Four teens charged in Jeannette burglary attempt

Police say four teenagers have been charged with trying to forcibly enter a Jeannette home, including two who were wounded by the man who lives there.  More...

Ligonier Township man cited for animal cruelty

A Ligonier Township man has been cited with three counts of animal cruelty after humane agents found several dead animals on a property on Owl Hollow Road in the township. More...

Principal’s retirement leads to leadership transition at GCC

Greensburg Bishop Edward C. Malesic has announced the retirement of Don Teti, principal of Greensburg Central Catholic (GCC) Junior-Senior High School, and the appointment of a new leadership team at GCC. More...

Local & State News

Anchor apologizes for post that could be viewed as racist’

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh anchorwoman has apologized for comments she posted on Facebook this week about an ambush shooting that left five people dead, saying her words “could be viewed as racist.”  The victims, killed in More...

Court won’t alter judge retirement age amendment language

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Feds: Ex-cop forged dead judge’s name in pension dispute

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A retired Pennsylvania state trooper forged a dead judge’s signature on a bogus court order in trying to keep his ex-wife from receiving part of his pension, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.  More...

World News

Ryan slams ‘ugliness’ in politics amid Trump-driven chaos

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday decried ugliness and divisiveness in American politics, delivering a veiled but passionate rebuke to GOP front-runner Donald Trump and the nasty tone of the presidential race. More...

Justices divided over health law birth control plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems deeply divided over the arrangement devised by the Obama administration to spare faith-based groups from having to pay for birth control for women covered under their health plans.  More...

Cruz gets boost but needs a near miracle to catch Trump

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) - While Ted Cruz decried “gutter politics” against him, former Republican presidential contenders gave him a boost Wednesday, casting the Texas senator as the party’s last best chance to stop Donald Trump. More...

Sports

DA girls hope to compete for playoff spot with all nine starters returning

Losing just one player from a team is always good news for the following season.  Derry Area head girls’ softball coach Pat Meloy agrees with that statement, especially when you consider all nine starters return for 2016.  More...

Bearcats earn ORLC men’s lacrosse victory over Bethany (W.Va.)

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Joe Garagiola, ex-player turned broadcaster, dies at 90

PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Garagiola’s nineyear baseball career was a modest one. More...

Entertainment

GOPads give Democrats anti-Trump playbook

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Bimbo. Dog. Fat pig,” disgusted women say, looking straight into the camera. Another explains, “Real quotes from Donald Trump, about women.”  Flip the channel. “I know words. More...

Want to be a zombie? Join ‘The Walking Dead’immersive show

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — When the lights come on, the scene in front of you isn’t pretty: There’s a gagged woman handcuffed to a wall, a TV on at full volume and a guy lying on a couch with a gaping belly wound.  More...

Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers headline 2016 Lollapalooza

CHICAGO (AP) — Radiohead, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and LCD Soundsystem are among the acts that will play in Chicago for the 25th anniversary of the Lollapalooza music festival.  The lineup was released early Wednesday on Lollapalooza&rsq More...

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