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County issues $20M bond to fund various county projects

Westmoreland County Commissioners approved a $20-million general bond issue Thursday to fund several county projects, including mounting expenses for overdue updates to Westmoreland Manor. More...

Cause of death withheld for fishermen pulled from river

GREENSBURG, Pa. More...

Governor’s attorney general pick is Kane’s ex-chief deputy

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

General News

Man who stole watches from outlets must serve time in prison

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who targeted watches during a string of outlet store break-ins from Florida to Maine will have to serve time in prison. Forty-year-old Cuban national Alionis Perez pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges in May. More...

Officer shot 7 times gets award for extraordinary courage

FOLCROFT, Pa. More...

Missing Pennsylvania twins’ brother accused of lying to cops

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The brother of Pennsylvania twins who child welfare caseworkers haven’t been able to locate for 10 years has been charged with lying to police by pretending to be one of them. More...

Sports

Trojans ready for the season

Quarterback Ryan Polinsky (above) rolls out to his left as Hunter Hebenthal (24) and Jason Geary (88) give chase during Thursday’s Derry Area football practice. More...

Eagles capitalize on Steelers’ turnovers in win

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Landry Jones threw four interceptions and the Philadelphia Eagles capitalized. More...

Steelers’ LB James Harrison willing to talk PEDs after NFL’s deadline

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to meet with the NFL to discuss an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs — but only five days after a deadline the league has imposed while threatening him and three oth More...

Lifestyles

Happy Anniversary!

Pleasant Unity couple celebrates 50th

Ed and Janet Hutter of Pleasant Unity recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  They were married at St. Martin Roman Catholic Church, New Derry, on Feb. 12, 1966.  More...

Let the sun shine in: Tips for cleaning windows, treatments

If you’re like some people (ahem) who put up window treatments and never give them a second thought, even as dust accumulates, this might just be the season to pay them a little respect. More...

Try theme nights while on vacation

If you’re renting a vacation house with extended family this summer and trying to figure out ways to bring a large group with different ages together, consider planning some fun theme nights. Here are 10 ideas. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man charged with harassment   State police at Greensburg report at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, Jason McBride, 32, of Latrobe attempted to strangle a 62-year-old woman with his hands at a residence on Donahoe Road in Unity Township. More...

Treasurer: Wimmerton board has been ‘fighting’ LMA‘ since the beginning’

Water woes

Following a report that appeared in Wednesday’s edition about the Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA)’s efforts to address a problem with water service in the Wimmerton housing plan in Unity Township, a member of the First Wimmerton Community Associati More...

Residents concerned about relocation of Latrobe dek hockey arena

Several residents attended Thursday’s Latrobe- GLSD Parks and Recreation Commission meeting to express their concerns about the organization’s plans to build a new dek hockey arena somewhere in the city.  More...

Teen shooting suspect to be evaluated by psychologist

A Mount Pleasant teen accused in the fatal shooting of another teen will be evaluated by a forensic psychologist to determine whether it’s appropriate to move the case from adult to juvenile court. More...

State police looking for Donegal theft suspect

Pennsylvania State Police at Greensburg said that they are seeking a suspect who reportedly stole a tip jar from the drive-thru window at Tall Cedars Restaurant, 108 Main St., Donegal Borough at approximately 9:21 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7.  More...

Local & State News

Mother of missing Pennsylvania twins says they’re in Georgia

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman charged with concealing the location of her twins from child welfare workers for the last 10 years now says the children are living with a family friend.  More...

State police participating in NHTSA ‘Drive Sober’ campaign

The Pennsylvania State Police are participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which runs from today through Sept. More...

Autopsy: Patient died from mold linked to other deaths

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An autopsy report for a transplant patient who contracted a fungal infection while at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center indicates he suffered from the same type of mold linked to other deaths. More...

World News

Trump advisers waged covert influence campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) - A firm run by Donald Trump’s campaign chairman directly orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine’s then-ruling political party, attempting to sway American public opinion in favor of the country’s pro More...

Trump says ‘I do regret’ some caustic campaign statements

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - In a highly uncharacteristic move aimed at resetting his struggling campaign, Donald Trump has said for the first time that he regrets some of the caustic comments he’s made that may have caused people pain. More...

Trump makes first battleground state ad buys

WASHINGTON (AP) - Anew brain trust in place, Donald Trump on Thursday moved to invest nearly $5 million in battleground state advertising as the Republican presidential contender took modest steps to address daunting challenges in the states that wil More...

Education

Greater Latrobe busing information now available

The bus routes for the 2016-2017 school year are now available on the Greater Latrobe School District website at www.glsd.us.  New this year, students will ride the same numbered bus in the morning and in the afternoon.  Busing information More...

LV opening day Aug. 29

The opening day of school for Ligonier Valley School District students will be Aug. 29. Laurel Valley Elementary School’s doors will open each day at 8:55 a.m. There will be no outside supervision until that time. More...

Orientation committee preparing to welcome Class of 2020 to SVC

When the class of 2020 arrives on the St. Vincent College campus on Friday, Aug. More...

Entertainment

METALLICA TO RELEASE FIRST ALBUM IN 8 YEARS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Metallica is preparing to self-destruct — in a good way! More...

NAKED DONALD TRUMP STATUES POP UP IN CITIES ACROSS THE US

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s Donald Trump like you’ve never seen him before. Life-size naked statues of the Republican presidential nominee greeted passers-by in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Cleveland on Thursday. More...

APPLE MUSIC POSTS NEW FRANK OCEAN VIDEO ALBUM

PHOENIX (AP) — Apple Music has released new and long-awaited music from Grammy award-winning singer Frank Ocean. The company tweeted a link to the music video “Endless” by the R&B artist on Thursday night. More...

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