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Unity Twp. Zoning Hearing Board denies cell tower request

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board alleviated concerns of an estimated 50 residents when members voted during a special meeting on Monday to deny the construction of a 150-foot tower with a cellular antenna within the township.  More...

Complaint calls up in Derry

A combination of police overlap and extra training hours for new officers resulted in a high number of complaint calls in Derry Borough last month, council members said Monday.  More...

County Senior Games set

The 2016 Westmoreland County Senior Games will take place May 3-13 at Mammoth Park and several other central Westmoreland area locations.  Any person 50 years of age or older is eligible to participate in any of the 32 events. More...

General News

Man who faked Pharrell concert faces term for dating scams

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who conned a South Korean steel company out of $375,000 by falsely claiming he could help it book a Pharrell concert faces sentencing in federal court Pittsburgh for dating scams that cost women nearly $1 million.  More...

Pennsylvania man pleads to tractor joyride that hurt friend

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Pennsylvania woman gets 18 to 40 years in mother’s claying

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. More...

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Woodrow Wilson lives on at Princeton

Woodrow Wilson will not be banished from Princeton University.  More...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: The Greater Latrobe School District had the athletic field appraised for $450,000. The City of Latrobe also had the same property appraised and the city's appraisal came in at $190,000. More...

Lifestyles

SVC Gallery to present senior exhibit 2 from April 14-May 2

St. Vincent Gallery will present Senior Exhibition II featuring the work of three senior art majors, from Thursday, April 14, to Monday, May 2.  An opening night reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 14. More...

IUP to Take Back the Night April 13

Two Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) students, including an Indiana native, are raising awareness about sexual assault and support for survivors of violence. More...

Huska named Pro Bono Attorney of Year

The Westmoreland Bar Foundation recently named Jason Huska, an associate with Ferguson Law in Latrobe, the 2016 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Items stolen from storage unit in Loyalhanna Township   More...

Money chief obstacle for Ligonier Borough in comprehensive plan

Money is tight in Ligonier Borough and it’s primarily for that reason officials haven’t yet committed to working with Ligonier Township and Laurel Mountain Borough on a proposed multi-municipal comprehensive plan.  More...

LVSD may face tax hike

School directors at Ligonier Valley got their first look at a preliminary budget for the 2016-2017 school year, which includes a $1.6-million deficit and a 1.8-mill proposed tax increase.  Michelle Krebs, business manager for the district, prese More...

Latrobe foreman gets OK to seek bids for 2016 Paving Program

Latrobe City Council voted Monday night to authorize working foreman Michael Gray to seek bids for the 2016 Paving Program.  Gray said he’s not yet sure which streets will be receiving some TLC through this year’s program, but he exp More...

Hearing for Latrobe man who allegedly kicked officer delayed

The preliminary hearing of a Latrobe man who allegedly beat up his ex-girlfriend and then assaulted a police officer who responded to the incident was continued Monday.  Thomas C. More...

Four men arrested for 2014 Blairsville murder

Four men have been arrested in the case of the 2014 murder of a Blairsville man.  More...

Local & State News

Bill that would limit Pa. abortions left in limbo

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A legislative proposal to place new limits on abortion in the state was left in limbo Monday after Republican House leaders pulled it from a final vote amid a veto warning from the Democratic governor.  More...

Final votes may be close on medical marijuana bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Senate backers said Monday that they hope medical marijuana legislation will get to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk this week and start what could be a two-year process of setting up regulations for growers, dispensaries and physicians. More...

Clerk of Courts reports growth in collections in 2015

In 2015, the Westmoreland County Clerk of Courts office collected almost $6.6 million and in 2014 the office collected over $6.1 million.  Clerk of Courts Bryan L. More...

World News

Businesses that share Trump name get swept up in the circus

NEW YORK (AP) - It’s not easy being Trump these days. Just ask the people at Trump Tobacco in California, Trump Travel in New York, Trump Memorials in Nebraska and Trump Chiropractic & Acupuncture in Kansas.  More...

Candidates with the muscle could alter GOP convention rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - With the Republican nominating convention less than 100 days away, the GOP’s presidential candidate isn’t the only thing still up for grabs. Also in play: The rules by which the nominee will be chosen.  More...

‘Hire some new redactors’: How US hinders records requests

WASHINGTON (AP) - As U.S. officials dealt with the fallout of the government’s once-secret “Cuban Twitter” program, they had one thing on their side: notorious delays in the federal Freedom of Information Act.  More...

Sports

Weather wreaks havoc on area athletic schedule

Inclement weather has already played a significant role impacting the spring athletic schedule.  The District 6 baseball game between host Ligonier Valley and visiting Blairsville was postponed Monday and rescheduled for 4 p.m. More...

Trinity Area pulls away late against Greater Latrobe boys’ lacrosse team

Visiting Trinity Area scored goals in the fourth quarter to pull away and defeat the Greater Latrobe boys’ lacrosse team, 9- 6, during an exhibition game played Monday at Rossi Field.  More...

SVC’s Biss, Emert earn PAC honors

After putting together two solid performances last week, St. Vincent College junior Ben Biss was named Men’s Golfer of the Week by the Presidents’ Athletic Conference.  More...

Entertainment

Paramount teases ‘Baywatch’ at CinemaCon

LAS VEGAS (AP) — From the bodacious bodies of “Baywatch” to the literary credentials of August Wilson’s “Fences,” Paramount Pictures has a diverse slate of films on its schedule.  More...

The Weeknd, Bieber earn Billboard Music Award noms

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a sweet day to be The Weeknd.  The R&B artist is leading the nominees at this year’s Billboard Music Awards with 16 nods in categories such as top artist, top hot 100 song and top Billboard 200 album More...

95 Mississippi authors call for repeal of anti-LGBT law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former U.S. More...

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