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Community college moves forward with renovation plans

The Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) Board of Trustees has given approval for updates to the college’s master plan, which could mean a totally different look at the Youngwood campus by the year 2020.  More...

Employees handcuffed during robbery at New Alexandria pharmacy

Two masked men walked into a New Alexandria pharmacy Thursday morning, demanded drugs and cash, threatened employees, and then handcuffed them in a storage room, according to state police at Kiski Valley. More...

General News

Police: Intruder fatally shot by woman at Sultan-area home

SULTAN, Wash. (AP) — An 80-year-old woman fatally shot a man who broke into her Sultan-area home and stabbed her husband, authorities said. The woman called police around 8:30 p.m. More...

Large graffiti carved at Arches National Park in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rangers at Utah’s Arches National Park were investigating large graffiti Thursday that was carved so deeply into a famous red rock arch that it might be impossible to erase, officials said.  The carvings discove More...

Montana county wants to dispose of Cold War commode kits

BOZEMAN, Mont. More...

Sports

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Tyler Balega of Derry Area edges out the rest of the field to win the 100 during a season-opening 100-40 victory against Yough on March 24 at Derry Area. More...

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Morgan Kelly of DA goes in for a layup after splitting the defense of Southmoreland’s Addy Nicholson and Julea Claycomb during the Feb. 1 WPIAL Section 3-AAA game. More...

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Greater Latrobe’s Vince Guerrieri slides in safely at the plate and beats the throw to Armstrong catcher Eli Hickman during the April 13 WPIAL Section 2-AAAA game at Graham-Sobota Field. More...

Lifestyles

Annual Salad Luncheon Tuesday

Getting ready for Latrobe Presbyterian Church’s annual Salad Luncheon, scheduled 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Happy birthday!

Born April 29, 2015, Addison Rose Olenchock is 1 year old today. She is the daughter of Jonathan and Angie Olenchock of Latrobe (Unity Township). Addison’s paternal grandparents are Mike and Ann Olenchock of Latrobe. More...

Rossman to posthumously receive President’s Medal for Distinguished Service Saturday at Pitt-Greensburg

Carl A. Rossman Jr., vice president for administrative services at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, will posthumously be awarded the President’s Medal for Distinguished Service. More...

Tentative Derry Area budget calls for 2.5-mill tax increase

Residents of the Derry Area School District may again see higher real estate taxes.  Joe Koluder, Derry Area’s administrative assistant for business affairs, on Thursday outlined the district’s tentative 2016-17 budget, which calls f More...

County accepting submissions for name of new mobile app

Yes, there’s an app for that. More...

Commissioners meet drug court success story

Although the decisions made by county commissioners have an impact on residents throughout the county, it’s rare that they get to see it firsthand. That changed on Thursday at the board of commissioners’ regular meeting.  More...

Report: One hurt in Salem Twp. gas well fire

One person reportedly was injured Friday morning in a gas well fire in Salem Township.  WTAE-TV reported that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) had workers headed to the scene — which hadn’t been specified More...

Books and furniture sale at St. Emma

Serious book lovers will have thousands of books to choose from at St. Emma Monastery's giant book sale on Saturday.  More...

Local & State News

2016 college graduations to begin Saturday

University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg  Saturday, April 30, 11 a.m. Chambers Gymnasium, Greensburg campus  Indiana University of Pennsylvania  Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. More...

Westmoreland County 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 program. More...

Pa. eagle cam catches cat being fed to eaglets

PITTSBURGH (AP) — News flash: Wild predators eat other animals.  Viewers of a webcam that shows nesting eagles in Pittsburgh on Tuesday saw the adult eagles bring a cat to the nest to feed two young eaglets.  Some viewers were disturb More...

World News

Protests break out as Trump speaks in Southern Cal

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) - Raucous crowds of protesters took to the streets in California as Donald Trump brought his Republican presidential campaign to conservative Orange County after sweeping the Northeast GOP primaries. More...

Congressional GOP beginning to accept Trump as nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Republicans are beginning to accept, and even embrace, an outcome that was once unthinkable: Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee. More...

North Korea sends another US citizen to prison

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year.  More...

Education

GLSHS honors students

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently honored nine students at the April Breakfast of Champions, including Alyssa Daniele (who was honored by science teacher Lynn Keyser), Miranda Saunders (soc More...

DAMS STAR Students of Month

Derry Area Middle School recently announced its STAR Students of the Month for March. More...

LigonierValley High School announces February Students of Month

Ligonier Valley High School recently announced its Students of the Month for February.  More...

Entertainment

Death raises questions: Did Prince die of an overdose?

CHICAGO (AP) — Prince’s final days and unexpected death at age 57 raise questions among experts familiar with prescription painkiller overdoses. More...

Comcast buying DreamWorks Animation for about $3.55B

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the “Shrek,” “Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda” franchises, for approximately $3.55 billion, strengthening its presence in the imp More...

Kellie Pickler to headline Chamber’s Great American Banana Split Celebration Concert

She was a winner on Dancing with the Stars, a contestant on American Idol and now has her own reality television show. Meet Kellie Pickler, the concert headliner for the 2016 Great American Banana Split Celebration.  More...

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