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ATI announces significant layoffs to Flat Rolled Products division

Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) announced Tuesday its eliminating approximately one-third of its non-union workers from its Flat Rolled Products division as part of the next phase of restructuring to lower costs.  More...

Students to compete in WCD’s annual Envirothon

Seventy-five students from seven Westmoreland County high schools will compete on Monday, April 25, at Twin Lakes Park in Hempfield and Unity townships to see which team has the most knowledge of the natural world. More...

Derry fire chief announces temporary ban on burning

Because of an increasing number of calls for brush fires in the area recently, Derry Borough Fire Chief Brock Dwire has mandated a temporary ban on all burning, including all recreational fires, in Derry Borough because of dry conditions.   More...

General News

Trump, Clinton win big in New York, push closer to nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — Frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept to resounding victories in Tuesday’s New York primary, with Trump bouncing back convincingly from a difficult stretch in his Republican campaign and Clinton pushing tanta More...

WESTERN PA. BRIEFS

Chinese woman gets home confinement in test-taking scheme   More...

Judge to rule Thursday in trial of transit workers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania judge will rule Thursday in the trial of two transit workers accused of driving empty buses so recklessly side-by-side that they scraped together just before one crashed.  More...

Sports

Wildcats, Trojans earn boys’ volleyball sweeps

Greater Latrobe and Derry Area’s volleyball teams completed clean sweeps on Tuesday.  The Wildcats cruised to a 25- 13, 25-14, 25-20 sweep of host Hempfield Area in Section 3- AAA play, while the visiting Trojans had a little trouble with More...

Connellsville Area gets best of pitcher’s duel, hands GL first section loss

Mia Burd’s complete game, two-hit shutout was just enough to push visiting Connellsville Area past host Greater Latrobe, 1-0, in WPIAL Section 1-AAAA softball action on Tuesday.  Burd finished with seven strikeouts and two walks to snap th More...

GL girls lacrosse doubles up Spartans, 10-5

Jessie Kostic scored five goals to help the Greater Latrobe girls’ lacrosse team double up host Hempfield Area, 10-5, on Tuesday night in WPIAL Division II Section I play.  More...

Lifestyles

Seton Hill Theatre’s ‘The Good Person of Setzuan’ to run April 22-30

The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program will present “The Good Person of Setzuan” by Bertolt Brecht, translation by Ralph Manheim and John Willett, April 22 to 30 in the William Granger Ryan Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 10 More...

Events of Area Interest

Veterans Resource Fair Thursday   More...

IUP to host nationally known commentator

Nationally known commentator on race, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, will be at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Thursday, April21,fora6p.m.presentation and panel discussion. Dr. More...

Overflow crowd shows support for school district

Teachers, parents, coaches and community members packed the Greater Latrobe Senior High School Center for Student Creativity Tuesday night for the regular meeting of the Greater Latrobe School Board. More...

Novel Art fundraiser to be held May 6 at Ligonier Valley Library

Ligonier Valley Library invites the public to attend a novel experience featuring the sale of fun and fanciful book art created and donated by artists and individuals from the Ligonier Valley and beyond during this year's Novel Art IV event, schedule More...

Outdoor Adventure Fest April 23 at nature reserve

The 14th annual Westmoreland Earth Day Festival Outdoor Adventure Fest will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve near St. More...

Latrobe Municipal Authority selects new plant supervisor

The Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) Board of Directors on Tuesday voted to promote worker Rich McIlnay to the position of supervisor at the wastewater treatment plant.  McIlnay will replace former supervisor Jeff Ferlin, who died Jan. More...

Derry Township author pens murder story on the ridge

The small town of Ridge Haven wasn't known for violent crimes, but here was rookie cop Kelsie Lee Ray standing in the presence of a beautiful corpse that was propped up in a chair and someone — apparently the killer — had shoved a bright red apple in More...

Local & State News

Judge mulls pulling ballot question from next week’s primary

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Hearing delayed in police ambush case after judge bars media

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A judge postponed a hearing Tuesday for a man charged with ambushing two troopers outside a Pennsylvania State Police barracks after reporters objected to being excluded from part of it.  More...

Zappala to return $15K donation from Scranton businessman

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. will return $15,000 donated to his campaign for state attorney general from a company owned by a wealthy northeastern Pennsylvania businessman.  More...

World News

FBI: Using third-parties to break encryption not solution

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior FBI official says she doesn’t think hiring third parties to help the FBI hack into locked iPhones should be the solution.  More...

Government officials: 3 to be charged in Flint water crisis

LANSING, Mich. More...

Appeals ruling threatens key provision of North Carolina law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A federal appeals court ruling on transgender bathroom access in public schools threatens a key provision of a North Carolina law limiting protections for the LGBT community.  More...

Health

Still many questions remaining about Zika’s threat to pregnant women

WASHINGTON (AP) — Zika may stand convicted of causing devastating birth defects but there still are lots of questions about how much of a threat the virus poses to pregnant women, and what to do about it.  More...

Better preemie pain relief sought amid new call for action

OAK LAWN, Ill. More...

Study backs pancreas cell transplants for severe diabetes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transplants of insulin-producing pancreas cells are a long hopedfor treatment for diabetes — and a new study shows they can protect the most seriously ill patients from a life-threatening complication of the disease, an More...

Entertainment

Study: Fox, CNN spent more time on GOP candidates than Dems

NEW YORK (AP) — Anyone who used Fox News Channel’s prime-time lineup as their main source of campaign news over the past month may be forgiven for thinking there was only one presidential nomination contest.  More...

Michael Strahan leaving daytime’s ‘Live’

NEW YORK (AP) — Former football star Michael Strahan is leaving the daily talk show he co-hosts with Kelly Ripa to work full-time on “Good Morning America.”  More...

Actor helps dedicate Tom Hanks motion pictures center

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks proves again he excels at taking directions.  Hank wielded oversized scissors Tuesday and, on a count of three, led a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a newly renovated motion pictures center na More...

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