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State lawmakers to make stop in county to talk drug epidemic

As Westmoreland County sinks deeper and deeper into a drug overdose death epidemic, bipartisan leaders from the state House of Representatives and Senate are convening a drug epidemic panel to tackle the crisis that is not only gripping Westmoreland More...

First ‘juvenile lifers’ in state granted parole

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania officials have granted parole to four of the first five “juvenile lifers” to seek release after the U.S. Supreme Court retroactively banned mandatory life terms for minors. More...

Hafer, businessman plead not guilty

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

General News

Police seek suspect

State police at Greensburg are seeking the public’s help with identifying the suspect seen in this photo, who allegedly caused damage at the S & S Corner Market on Apollo Road in Mount Pleasant Township between 3:30 and 3:40 a.m. More...

Pennsylvania man charged in death once thought to be suicide

STROUDSBURG, Pa. More...

Ex-cocktail waitress to plead in $420,000 casino slots scam

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A former cocktail waitress at a northeastern Pennsylvania casino has agreed to plead guilty to her alleged role in a $420,000 slot machine scam. More...

Editorial

Millennials shouldn’t gamble their wealth on their health

Commentary

Millennials are increasingly making traditional "adult" purchases. In 2015, Americans in their twenties and thirties bought 4 million vehicles -- more than any generation other than the baby boomers -- and over a third of millennials now own homes. More...

Commentary

Doctors’ free lunches could be costing their patients more money

There’s big news in America’s mental health world, and it’s certainly not that doctors are expensive. Nothing new about that. The average cost of an hour with a psychiatrist, whether you pay out-of-pocket or it’s billed to insurance, is around $300. More...

Sports

Steelers’ Cockrell fitting in with new draft picks in secondary

Ross Cockrell isn’t really sure where he’s at on the depth chart, but he doesn’t care. More...

Steelers’ Golson leaves practice on cart with foot injury

Embattled Pittsburgh Steelers’ cornerback Senquez Golson left Monday’s training camp practice on a cart with a mid-foot injury, the severity of the setback unknown. More...

Latrobe Little League defeats Butler Twp. to capture own tournament championship

It was all Latrobe from start to finish as it dominated its way to a championship with a 7-1 victory against Butler Township during Mondahy’s title game of the Latrobe Little League Tournament. More...

Entertainment

Tweets are latest controversy for Miss Universe organization

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Racist language in old tweets from the freshly crowned Miss Teen USA is just the latest controversy for the Miss Universe Organization, which suffered a round of turmoil last year over then-owner Donald Trump's inflammatory comments More...

Godzilla returns to Japan, in ways fresh and familiar

TOKYO (AP) — Godzilla is back in its homeland of Japan after a 12-year absence, still breathing fire and mercilessly stomping everything in its way. More...

HLN’s 3 female hosts speak out against sexual harassment

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Three female anchors on cable’s HLN channel saluted Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News Channel newswoman who recently sued the network’s chairman alleging years of sexual harassment. More...

Kennametal announces massive job cuts

Citing a financial loss and a dip in sales during the most recent quarter, Kennametal Inc. More...

Derry council to look into alley work

No applicants for mayor

Derry Borough Council members are looking to address issues with two alleys in the borough. More...

Pilots who responded to the Flight 93 crash will return to site

State police trooper pilots who responded to the Flight 93 crash site on Sept. More...

Route 130 paving through Aug. 4 in Unity Twp.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 would like to advise motorists that a section of Route 130 between Deeds Road and Fess Road in Unity Township will be closed and detoured through Thursday, Aug. 4. More...

Greensburg diocese to sell bishop’s estate in Hempfield Township

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg has decided to put a grand mansion that three bishops have called home on the market. More...

Local & State News

Pa. government overtime grew 10 percent last year

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state workers were paid a two-decade high of $250 million in overtime last year, an increase of nearly 10 percent over 2014, according to a report. More...

Trump moves from ‘Crooked Hillary’ to ‘the devil’ on stump

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. More...

Ralph Martin named an executive at Steinman Communications

LANCASTER, Pa. More...

World News

Pence defends military mom's right to criticize Trump

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence defended a military mom's right to criticize Donald Trump's comments about the Muslim parents of a slain U.S. More...

AP Fact Check: Trump gets much wrong on Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is trying to claw back a string of inaccurate comments about Ukraine, but he's yet to get it right.  More...

Paid family leave benefits rising in some sectors, regions

NEW YORK (AP) — The call for paid family leave on the Democratic party platform is the most ambitious attempt by a major party in years to reverse the United States' status as the only industrialized nation without any standard for paid time of More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  Your July 26 article regarding Westmoreland County reinstating an internal affairs officer at the county prison missed the mark on a very important distinction.  More...

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Lifestyles

Monarch butterfly release Aug. 10 at garden center

The members of Greensburg Garden Center, a nonprofit educational organization, will again present award-winning author Rick Mikula for a butterfly presentation and release of hand-raised Monarch butterflies on the lawn at the Greensburg Garden and Ci More...

Brazil’s national cocktail poised for Olympic exposure

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — It’s tempting to call cachaga a Brazilian rum and think of the caipirinha as another muddled tropical cocktail.  More...

Go Pink Boots

‘Smoked on the Water’

It’s not bad, Monongahela River water. Somewhat lacking in clarity, with a color reminiscent of coffee made with twice-used grounds, it actually has a pleasing bouquet and a slightly metallic finish. More...

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