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Derry Twp. crash leads to outages, sends one to hospital

A Derry Township accident on Thursday left scores of area residents temporarily without power and sent one person to the hospital after a vehicle hit a telephone pole. More...

General News

AP Fact Check: Trump resurfaces debunked claims in convention speech

EDITOR’S NOTE — A look at the veracity of claims by public officials. More...

Stubbornness pays off for coffee-serving man and his mule

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man and his mule who serve coffee to hikers and bikers in remote areas of the popular Boise foothills trails have sidestepped federal regulatory rules by getting permission from three private landowners.  More...

113-year-old New Jersey woman holds title of oldest American

PITTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A113-year-old New Jersey woman is the new holder of the title of oldest American. More...

Sports

Latrobe-Derry Area Teener All-Stars upend Mount Pleasant, 18-6

Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League got plenty of offense in a 18-6 victory Thursday against Mount Pleasant in a 13-14- year-old All-Star exhibition game. In all, Latrobe-Derry Area finished with 17 hits and had a dozen players record hits. More...

GL wrestling coach Tad Harbert resigns

Greater Latrobe has launched a coaching search for one of its more elite programs. More...

Frontier Club takes Teener title

Tom Bacha (left photo, center) presents Frontier Club manager Jason Bush and coach Tom McKee with the Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League championship trophy following the team’s victory against Heat Siphon in the best-of-three championship series More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

St. Vincent releases updates on 4 more May graduates

St. Vincent College, Unity Township, Wednesday released separate updates on four more May 7 graduates:  • Dawn Shaffer of Derry received a master of science degree in curriculum and instruction.  More...

‘Spitfire Grill’ to open July 26 at Apple Hill

Opening at Apple Hill Playhouse, 275 Manor Road in Delmont, on Tuesday, July 26, is a new musical, “The Spitfire Grill.”  More...

‘Looking Glass Land’ cast of 23 eyes July 26

A wild adaptation of the Lewis Carroll “Alice in Wonderland” classic, “Looking Glass Land” will be performed at Apple Hill Playhouse, 275 Manor Road, Delmont, at 11 a.m. July 26, 28, 30, Aug. 2, 4 and 5. More...

Police Roundup

County criminal court decisions

This is a list of criminal cases handled by judges in the most recent hearings of Westmoreland County criminal court.  More...

Latrobe-GLSD may seek community volunteers for fundraising mission

The Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation Commission is hoping to tap into some new resources to create additional fundraising opportunities, as it continues its struggle to recover from the loss of Unity Township as a partner. More...

County commissioners vote to increase hotel tax

For some time, Westmoreland County residents visiting other counties in Pennsylvania have had to pay a 5-percent hotel tax, while visitors to Westmoreland County have only had to pay 3 percent. But that is about to change. More...

Local & State News

Federal charges involve lucrative Pa. treasury fees

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Wolf touts Amazon expansion, job creation in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor says Amazon plans to expand in the state and eventually create at least 5,000 new jobs.  Democratic Gov. More...

Pennsylvania to get federal funding to fight the Zika virus

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Daughter Ivanka Trump raises issues father rarely mentions

CLEVELAND (AP) - Donald Trump’s daughter promised Thursday that her father will fight for equal pay for women and affordable childcare for parents, issues the Republican nominee has rarely if ever addressed on the campaign trail.  More...

Shock, condemnation after Trump questions NATO commitments

WASHINGTON (AP) - Alarm and condemnation erupted Thursday from European capitals, the White House and leaders of Donald Trump’s own party after the Republican presidential nominee suggested the United States might abandon its NATO military comm More...

Cruz defiant as GOP slams him on Trump non-endorsement

CLEVELAND (AP) - A defiant Sen. Ted Cruz declared Thursday he’s no “servile puppy dog” as he faced a torrent of GOP criticism over his refusal to endorse Donald Trump on the Republican National Convention stage.  More...

Education

At summer lunch programs, schools see hungry parents, too

NEW HAVEN, Conn. More...

SHU achieves highest overall GPA in PSAC for third consecutive year

Seton Hill University (SHU)’s athletic teams achieved the highest grade point average among all schools in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference during the 2015-16 academic year, the third consecutive year the Griffins have attained this r More...

Safety Stand Down event to support safety in school communities

The National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) recently announced the launch of its third safety stand down with an emphasis on keeping communities safe during the back to school season. More...

Entertainment

Roger Ailes is out as Fox News head, Murdoch named acting chief

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Ailes is out as chief executive at Fox News Channel, his career at the network he built from scratch and ran with an iron hand for nearly 20 years over with stunning swiftness following allegations that he forced out a former an More...

Jon Stewart takes on Trump, Fox News behind Colbert’s desk

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Stewart has taken on Donald Trump and the Republican National Convention in a riff that mirrored his signature segments on “The Daily Show.” Stewart was back behind a late night desk Thursday night, joining former Comedy Central c More...

British stars complain about Trump’s use of their music

LONDON (AP) — The estate of former Beatle George Harrison is complaining about the use of his music at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.  More...

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