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Auditor General deems Westmoreland County in ‘good shape’ fiscally

The state’s auditor general said despite challenges caused primarily by the state’s budget crisis, Westmoreland County is in a strong financial position and could serve as a model for other Pennsylvania counties.  More...

Blairsville farmers’market underway every Friday

The Blairsville Downtown Farmers’ Market season has begun and there is a new market manager this year.  Karin Eller of Plant-It Earth Greenhouse and Gardens is the new market manager. More...

Town allows teen girl to keep therapy chickens after all

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania town has decided not to evict a teenage girl’s four pet chickens that her parents say are emotional support animals.  More...

General News

Lawyer for Jerry Sandusky charged with attempted tax evasion

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A lawyer who represented former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his child sex abuse trial faces new tax-related charges.  The U.S. More...

Spiraling drug costs prompt call for major Medicare changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling the rising cost of drugs “unsustainable,” congressional advisers on Wednesday recommended major changes to Medicare’s popular outpatient prescription program, now 10 years old.  More...

WESTERN PA. BRIEFS

Pittsburgh nail salon: Woman denied service due to blindness   More...

Editorial

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Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  It's June, and once again we Pennsylvanians are concerned whether or not we will have a budget by June 30.  More...

Keep calm

Off The Wall

One thing that we all have realized in the course of conversations with others is that sometimes our opinions differ and we aren't on the same page. Three things happen while these discussions occur whereby situations arise.  More...

Lifestyles

GL student finalist in state pageant

Cera Hissem of Latrobe has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Pennsylvania pageant to be held Aug. 14-15 at the Hilton Harrisburg and Towers in the state capital.  More...

Campus Corner

Westminster celebration July 3 Westminster College will host its 27th annual Independence Day Celebration, Sunday, July 3 at Brittain Lake, the New Wilmington campus reported Tuesday. The event is free and open to the public. More...

Events of Area Interest

‘Veteran-only hike’ Saturday   The public is welcome to join a forest naturalist for a “veteranonly hike” 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Blairsville man arrested for stealing food, drinks   More...

Possible sale of Dogwood Acres Park may be in the works

There is perhaps a new twist in the years-long saga between the Derry Borough Municipal Authority (DBMA) and Dogwood Acres Mobile Home Park.  More...

UTMA approves contract with new insurance provider

The Unity Township Municipal Authority Board of Directors on Wednesday voted to authorize a new insurance contract with Glatfelter Insurance Group that will save the authority approximately $12,000 this year versus a renewed contract with its previou More...

Counties see less money from gas drilling fee

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania counties and municipal governments will see less money from a state fee on Marcellus Shale gas wells, as expected.  More...

Fire crews battle two Derry Twp. blazes after lightning strike

In most cases, fire departments have their hands full dealing with one blaze at a time.  On Wednesday night through the early morning hours on Thursday, Derry Township Volunteer Fire Department Company No. More...

House eyes votes to expand gambling to internet, bars

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Ramp closures set between I-70 and routes 88, 906

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 would like to advise motorists that there will be ramp closures at the Speers Bridge which connects Interstate 70 with routes 88 and 906.  More...

Cabaret Theatre offers free admission to ‘Man of La Mancha’starting today

The Cabaret Theatre Inc., 227 Main St., Latrobe, will perform “Man of La Mancha” at 7:30 p.m. today, June 16, and June 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25, and 2 p.m. June 19, at the Latrobe Art Center.  More...

Bridge closure in Hempfield Twp.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 12 advises motorists that a section of Route 4010 (Penn Manor) will be closed between Railroad Hamilton streets in Hempfield Township.  Work began this week and continues through July 28. More...

World News

Egypt says it has found plane wreckage

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt on Wednesday said that it spotted and obtained images from the wreckage of the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, killing all 66 people on board, according to a statement by the country’s investiga More...

Orlando gunman raged against ‘filthy ways of the west’

ORLANDO, Fla. More...

Muslim view of LGBT people in spotlight after Orlando attack

NEW YORK (AP) - After the massacre in Orlando, the head of a prominent Muslim advocacy group stood before a bank of microphones and made remarks beyond the expected condemnations.  More...

Sports

400,000 fans greet Penguins at Stanley Cup parade

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins turned around a once-disappointing season and fired a coach before winning a fourth Stanley Cup, adversity that seemed to make Wednesday’s city-wide celebration that much sweeter.  More...

Derry Legion nabs first victory of season, routs Mount Pleasant, 21-4

The Derry Legion baseball team snapped its winless start to the year in perhaps the biggest way possible on Wednesday, scoring in every inning en route to a 21-4 victory over visiting Mount Pleasant in District 31 play.  More...

Western Pa. claims Jim Furyk as its own

OAKMONT — Debate has gone on for years as to exactly where Jim Furyk grew up and where his extended family continues to live.  It’s been a topic in Western Pennsylvania because this area wants to claim Furyk as its own.  More...

Entertainment

Orlando gunman’s face, name become journalism challenge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anderson Cooper faced the camera, his voice freighted with emotion, and took a stand on covering the worst mass shooting in U.S. More...

In wake of Orlando, Winfrey questions assault-weapon sales

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sunday’s mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub that left at least 49 people dead had Oprah Winfrey asking questions instead of answering them Wednesday night.  More...

Grammys and CBS re-up through 2026 for record 54 years

NEWYORK (AP) — The Grammys and CBS are on track to set a record.  The Grammy Awards telecast will air on CBS through 2026, according to a deal announced Wednesday by the network and the Recording Academy, which administers the awards.  More...

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