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Wolf pushes gas pedal on letting stores sell gas and beer

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

Child-abuse hotline plagued by problems in 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

General News

Republicans block stricter rules on retirement savings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the Senate passed legislation Tuesday to block new Obama administration rules that require financial professionals to put their client’s best interest first when giving advice on retirement invest More...

North Carolina school system proposes ban on skinny jeans

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina school system’s proposal to ban skinny jeans and other tight pants is drawing a flood of opposition from students and parents.  More...

EU gives go-ahead for huge beer merger

LONDON (AP) — The European Union’s regulator has given the go-ahead to the proposed merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, clearing another hurdle for the combination of the world’s two biggest beer makers.  The deal is More...

Sports

Greater Latrobe, Ligonier Valley prepare for district semifinals in girls’ softball

Lady ’Cats take down Shaler Area for second time in three years

ALLISON PARK — Karley Kovatch had...well, quite an adventurous game.  Some of it was good...some of it not so good.  But when the Greater Latrobe sophomore shortstop had to make the plays, she did. More...

Petrof, Lady Rams ready for No. 1-seed Philipsburg-Osceola

Lexie Petrof vividly remembers the last time the Ligonier Valley girls’ softball team faced Philipsburg-Osceola.  And she wasn’t even a member of the team.  More...

Blairsville, New Derry win ICL baseball games

The Blairsville and New Derry baseball teams both scored big victories against Bovard and Apollo-Ridge during respective Indiana County League games Tuesday.  Blairsville came away with an 11-2 road victory while New Derry scored a 6-1 win at ho More...

Lifestyles

Bishop Edward C. Malesic to lead Eucharistic procession May 29

Greensburg Bishop Edward C. More...

Campus

An addition to the list of spring 2016 graduates was announced Tuesday by Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University:  Luke A. More...

Colonial Camp June 13-17 has openings

The Westmoreland County Historical Society is accepting reservations for its annual Colonial Camp at Historic Hanna's Town.  Camp will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 13 to 17.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman arrested for striking police, paramedics   More...

Judge denies Clair Fink’s request to drop murder charge

A man accused of driving while intoxicated and killing a police officer in a head-on, wrong-way crash on Route 30 will face a third-degree murder charge.  Westmoreland County Judge Christopher Feliciani denied a pretrial motion by Clair E. More...

UTZHB denies two variance requests for LED signs in Route 30 corridor

Two requests for variances to put LED electronic signs in two different locations along Route 30 in Unity Township were denied by the township’s zoning hearing board Tuesday.  More...

Salem Township road closed since pipeline explosion may reopen Friday

A well-used highway in Salem Township closed since the April 29 natural gas pipeline explosion that rocked the area could reopen as early as Friday, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. More...

Turnpike expects 2.3 million vehicles for Memorial Day weekend

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is expecting more than two million vehicles to travel over the Memorial Day holiday this year. With such a high traffic volume, motorists are urged to stay alert and drive safely and without distraction.  More...

Local & State News

Killer’s past focus of death penalty phase

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A jury that already determined a city man will die in prison for killing his next-door neighbors, two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker, now must determine how he’ll die, the convicted killer’s defense attorney tol More...

Heinz Kerry to step down as chair of Heinz Endowments

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Teresa Heinz Kerry says she’ll step down as chairwoman of the Heinz Endowments and her three sons will fill the position in a series of four-year rotations starting this fall.  More...

College dean selected to be new Edinboro president

EDINBORO, Pa. (AP) — An administrator at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York has been tapped to lead Edinboro University in northwest Pennsylvania.   More...

World News

Protests turn violent outside Trump rally in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. More...

Obama urges Vietnam youth to tackle climate change

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) - Wrapping up a historic visit to Vietnam, U.S. More...

Sen. Warren: Let Harvard grad assistants form collective bargaining units

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has urged Harvard University to let graduate students who work as research and teaching assistants form collective bargaining units.  More...

Education

Derry Area honors students at annual Awards Ceremony

The following were recipients of awards/scholarships at the Derry Area Awards Ceremony May 11 at Derry Area High School:  More...

Giant wildcat new addition to GLSHS

There is a new edition to the front of Greater Latrobe Senior High School. It is a larger than life wildcat created by first semester Ceramics II students of art teacher Amy Balko. More...

Derry Lions Club recognizes May Students of the Month

Derry Lions Club recognized three local students at its May 15 meeting.  Amber Robbins, a senior at Ligonier Valley High School, is the daughter of Harry and Deborah Robbins. More...

Entertainment

Screenwriter-director grew up fascinated with Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — For writer-director Shane Black, the seedy, violent world inhabited by private detectives and criminals in his new actioncomedy “The Nice Guys” is not a milieu at which he arrived only recently.  More...

CBS is most popular network for eighth season in a row

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS will finish the television season as the nation’s most popular television network for the eighth consecutive year, and win among the youthful demographic sought by advertisers for only the third time since modern recor More...

Kanye West sued over ‘New Slaves’ song

NEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West is being sued in New York City by a Hungarian musician who says West sampled his song without permission.  Gabor Presser says West’s 2013 album “Yeezus” contains a song called “New Slaves More...

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