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Drug court, addiction in schools discussed at joint policy hearing

Although her voice was hoarse because of a recent surgery, her message to state legislators Wednesday came through loud and clear.  More...

State says deadlines loom in suit over judge retirement age

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Laptop images have SVC student facing felony charges

ASt. Vincent College (SVC) student has been charged with several felonies after a police investigation found suspected child pornography on his computer.  More...

General News

Keystone State Park lists upcoming events

Keystone State Park in Derry Township has announced upcoming events:  • 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 — “Quick! To the Bat Signal” (at the amphitheatre)  More...

JonBenet Ramsey’s brother to discuss case on ‘Dr. Phil’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The brother of JonBenet Ramsey will publicly discuss his younger sister’s death for the first time in an interview to be broadcast on “Dr. Phil” next month.  More...

Pittsburgh cop, aunt charged with assault in funeral fracas

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 28-year-veteran Pittsburgh police officer and her aunt have been charged in a funeral home fracas.  City police say 49-year-old Officer Tracy Schweitzer and 62- year-old Suzanne Troy argued at the Beinhauer Funeral Home More...

Editorial

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Off The Wall

If God is love, why do men choose not to follow Him? That is the impression I am getting as our country is slowly withering.  More...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  I am emailing you today to tell you of a most wonderful “pay it forward” action that took place yesterday.  More...

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Lifestyles

Pasquerilla center’s 25th season to open Sept. 22

Ticket sales underway

The Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Johnstown, will celebrate its 25th-anniversary season with “a stellar 2016-17 lineup of professional, world-class entertainment from all genres, including Broadway, music, comedy, theatre and dance,&rdquo More...

Happy Anniversary!

Unity Township couple marks 65th

Gene and Joanne Repp of Latrobe (Unity Township) are observing their 65th wedding anniversary today, Aug. 4. A family celebration will take place Aug. 20 at their home.  Mr. Repp and the former Joanne Greenawalt of Hostetter were married Aug. More...

Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s TGIS Concert Series continues

Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s 12th annual “Thank Goodness It’s Summer” free concert series continues every Thursday from 6 to 9:30 p.m. through Aug. 25.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man arrested after 15-mile pursuit in Indiana County   More...

Steelers Fest to be held before annual night practice

Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Steelers Fest in Latrobe, to be held before the team’s annual night practice on Friday, Aug. 5, will feature the team’s six Super Bowl trophies and Steelers alumni.  More...

WCCC trustees hire construction manager

With plans to begin work on the second phase of a construction project in October, Westmoreland County Community College Board of Trustees approved a contract for a construction manager at a special meeting Wednesday.  The board unanimously deci More...

PAC commissioner recalls Dow Carnahan as league’s ‘best ambassador’

For just about everyone — league officials, coaches, sports information directors, media members and, to a certain extent, players — in attendance at Wednesday’s Presidents’ Athletic Conference Football Media Day at St. More...

Ligonier Twp. MA to replace leaking line

A 300-foot section of water line that has developed a minor leak near Soggy Bottom Road in Darlington will be replaced by the Ligonier Township Municipal Authority.  More...

Local & State News

Federal charge for man accused of taking gun into theater

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Georgia man accused of carrying a stolen gun and ammunition into a Pennsylvania movie theater is now facing a federal charge.  More...

Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg flights returning after eight-year absence

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nonstop flights between Pittsburgh International Airport and Harrisburg will return in October after more than eight years.  In October, Southern Airways Express will start offering three daily flights to Harrisburg on we More...

Head-on crash between bus, car in Pittsburgh suburb kills 1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a head-on collision between a bus and a car killed one person and injured several other people in a Pittsburgh suburb.  A Port Authority of Allegheny County spokesman said the crash More...

World News

As Zika fears escalate, lawmakers point fingers from afar

WASHINGTON (AP) - As the Zika virus escalates into a public health crisis, members of Congress remain entrenched politically, with Republicans and Democrats pointing fingers over the failure to act as the number of mosquito-transmitted cases in the U More...

Years of surveillance leads to terror charge against officer

ALEXANDRIA, Va. More...

Poll: Police harassment familiar to young blacks, Hispanics

DETROIT (AP) - Crystal Webb cringes whenever a patrol car appears in her rearview mirror. She also never wants to see the inside of a police station again. More...

Sports

St. Vincent College coach Ron Dolciato stressing discipline, accountability on, off football field

For St. More...

Thomas More (Ky.) tops PAC preseason football poll again

For the sixth time since joining the Presidents’ Athletic Conference in 2005, Thomas More (Ky.) has been tabbed the favorite in the league, according to this year’s preseason football poll.  More...

Clint Hurdle holds Andrew McCutchen out of lineup three straight games

ATLANTA (AP) — Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is sitting Andrew McCutchen for three straight days.  McCutchen, the 2013 NL MVP, says he’s OK with the decision even if he doesn’t agree with it. More...

Entertainment

Mariah Carey, Harry Connick Jr. get own shows

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.  GETTING REAL WITH MARIAH   More...

Pokémon statue mysteriously appears in New Orleans park

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Amid the craze over virtual characters in the smartphone-based “Pokémon Go” game, a Pokémon that people can touch in the physical world has mysteriously appeared in New Orleans.  More...

‘Harry Potter’ spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts’ gets a sequel

NEWYORK (AP) — The “Harry Potter” spinoff “Fantastic Beasts” is turning into a franchise of its own.  Warner Bros. More...

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