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Derry Police assisting PennDOT with traffic flow

Derry Borough Police Chief Randy Glick said his department is helping the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) control the traffic as the new bridge replacement project progresses.  Glick said Derry police are assisting PennDOT fl More...

It’s yummy!

Kylie Kalkstein, 2, enjoys some ice cream and sprinkles at the Westmoreland Fair. The fair, which opened last Friday, continues through this Saturday, Aug. 27, at the county fairgrounds near Mutual. More...

General News

Pennsylvania utility uses helicopter-borne saw to trim trees

GREENSBURG, Pa. More...

Pittsburgh chief is focus of police union no confidence vote

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The city’s police union is surveying officers about Chief Cameron McLay ahead of a no-confidence vote planned for next month.  The Fraternal Order of Police, Fort Pitt Lodge No. More...

McGinty gets endorsement from Pennsylvania gun-safety group

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A prominent Pennsylvania group that advocates for tougher gun restrictions endorsed Democrat Katie McGinty for U.S. More...

Sports

Nova, Polanco lead Pirates to win over Astros

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ivan Nova has developed a pre-game ritual since coming to the Pittsburgh Pirates from the New York Yankees in a trade on Aug. More...

Steelers sign Williams to three-year deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Linebacker Vince Williams signed a three-year contract Tuesday with the Steelers that will keep him in Pittsburgh through the 2018 season.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Williams, a 2013 sixth-roun More...

Bridgewater resumes throwing, with Vikes QB depth concern

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has resumed throwing with his sore shoulder.  Coach Mike Zimmer has kept up his silence about Bridgewater’s status.  More...

Lifestyles

SVC English professor finalist for national award

Michelle Gil-Montero, associate professor of English at the St. Vincent College School of Humanities and Fine Arts, is a finalist for the National Translation Award. More...

Cultural Trust’s TGIS Concert Series to conclude

Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s 12th annual “Thank Goodness It’s Summer” free concert series will continue 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, and conclude Saturday with a special finale.  More...

WSO’s Academy of Music announces fall offerings

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra this week announced its course offerings for the fall term through its Academy of Music, located at 951 Old Salem Road in the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center, Salem Township.  Course offerings include:  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Derry Township woman accused of trespassing  State police at Greensburg report at 8:28 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, in Derry Township, Beverly I. More...

Plans on schedule for new Latrobe Elementary School

Plans remain on schedule for the new Latrobe Elementary School.  Hank Tkacik, principal at North Huntingdon-based Axis Architecture, offered an updated presentation of progress on the new elementary school at Tuesday’s regular meeting of t More...

County prison inmate hangs himself in cell

An inmate at the Westmoreland County Prison was found hanged in his cell in an apparent suicide early Tuesday morning.  Prison guards found William E. More...

Bike/Motorcycle Run postponed

Ligonier Township Police Chief Mike Matrunics announced that the Bike/Motorcycle Run scheduled for this Saturday, Aug. More...

Ray of Hope Walk marks 10th observance at Twin Lakes Saturday

Ian Cummins of Pittsburgh departed from Virginia Beach, Virginia, on March 1, 2014, to walk across the United States to raise awareness of mental illness and suicide. He arrived in San Francisco, California, on Aug. More...

Fire crews tackle second blaze at care home

Area fire crews were dispatched to a Derry Township personal care home on Tuesday for the second time in as many days after a blaze broke out in the building’s basement.  Bradenville Fire Chief Mark Piantine said no one was inside the home More...

Local & State News

GOP VP candidate Mike Pence gets haircut at black barbershop

PIPERSVILLE, Pa. More...

Westmoreland Fair winners

Winners at the 2016 Westmoreland Fair this week included: Mackenzie Forbes of Mount Pleasant, who won in the Market Basket category; Alexis Ferruolo of Mountain View Ag, Jam and Jelly; Vincent Steffe More...

Prosecutor says he doesn’t believe Sandusky accuser’s claim

BELLEFONTE, Pa. More...

World News

Strong quake rocks Italy; at least 23 reported dead

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) - A devastating earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. More...

Blacks question Trump outreach delivered to white audiences

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities.  More...

Democrats getting nostalgic about Romney

WASHINGTON (AP) - When President Barack Obama ran for reelection, Democrats made no secret of their disdain for Mitt Romney. That was all before Donald Trump. More...

Health

Senior LIFE Greensburg celebrates annual LIFE Week Sept. 6-9

Senior LIFE Greensburg will celebrate its annual LIFE Week event Sept. More...

Repeal or retain? This year’s election will open final act for ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Election Day 2016 will raise the curtain on the final act in the nation's long running political drama over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. If Republican Donald Trump wins, the unraveling begins. More...

Popular ‘Obamacare’ provision gives young adults coverage

Mina Schultz figured she’d be OK without health insurance during the months between finishing graduate school and joining the Peace Corps.  But a few weeks after graduation, she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a bone cancer more common in More...

Entertainment

Ex-host sues Fox claiming sexual harassment, retaliation

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Fox News host has sued the network, its ousted chairman and other top executives, claiming they retaliated after she detailed unwanted sexual advances made by her onetime boss, Roger Ailes.  More...

Justin Timberlake added as partner to Pilgrimage Festival

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Timberlake is a new partner and producer of the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival in the same Tennessee community where he lives.  More...

Ohio literary peace award to Marilynne Robinson

CINCINNATI (AP) — Writer Marilynne Robinson has been named the winner of a lifetime achievement award that celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.  More...

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