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Inmate to face victim intimidation charges in county court

A judge has ordered a Derry man who is already in jail awaiting trial on a theft case to stand trial on additional charges for allegedly sending the victim in the first case an intimidating letter from jail.  More...

General News

Veteran TV, film actor Marvin Kaplan dead at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran actor Marvin Kaplan has died at 89.  Best known for his recurring role on the long-running sitcom “Alice,” Kaplan died Friday in Burbank, California, where he resided, said John Gallogly, executive direc More...

WhatsApp is going to share your phone number with Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. More...

Study: Man-made warming may have started decades earlier

WASHINGTON (AP) — Man-made global warming may have started a few decades earlier than scientists previously figured, a new study suggests.  More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Race issues dominate White House race

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a part one of a two part series. Part two will be published next weekend. More...

Bulletin Board

The fourth annual Great American Banana Split Celebration opened Friday afternoon and will continue all weekend in the city.  More...

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Richard King Mellon Foundation awards Seton Hill $500,000 grant

The Richard King Mellon Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to Seton Hill University to create an Office of Academic Innovation and Planning, which will explore new academic programs and partnerships to provide the southwestern Pennsylvania regio More...

Chamber’s Amond completes third year at IOM

The Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. More...

Adams Memorial Library lists Sept. programs

These events will be happening at Adams Memorial Library during September, according to Anne Betz, AML adult programming coordinator:  TECH TUESDAY  Sept. 13, 6 p.m, Quiet Study Room of the 1112 Ligonier St., Latrobe, library.  More...

Lots of emotion on, off field for GL-DA football game

“Week Zero” football debuted Friday night at Latrobe Memorial Stadium when longtime neighboring rivals Derry Area and Greater Latrobe teed it up for the first time since 2011.  It was an emotional night and those emotions ran the gam More...

A warm welcome for SVC students

Continuing a decades-long tradition, the freshmen arriving at St. More...

Juvenile Court Week Family FunFest set Oct. 6

Poster contest deadline Sept. 19

Westmoreland County Juvenile Probation is inviting families to check out the Juvenile Court Week Family FunFest from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, AUG. 29  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, courthouse  WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31  4 p.m. More...

AG tells staff he won’t be releasing lewd email report soon

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s acting attorney general told employees Friday he has no immediate plans to release a report into the exchange of lewd and objectionable emails captured on office computers.  More...

Mom convicted of killing girl whose body was found in ravine

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman who wrote on Facebook that “Mommy loves you, my angel” after her 3-year-old daughter was found dead in a ravine in a neighboring suburb was convicted Friday of killing her by a jury that deliberated for fou More...

World News

Rebels, civilians leave town after four-year siege

DARAYA, Syria (AP) - Escorted by armed troops, dozens of insurgents and their families left this war-wrecked suburb of the Syrian capital on Friday as part of a forced evacuation deal struck with the government to end a four-year siege and aerial cam More...

Clinton says controversies behind her; Trump begs to differ

NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Clinton vigorously defended her family’s foundation against Donald Trump’s criticism on Friday and declared she’s confident there will be no major further accusations involving the foundation, her emails or anything else that More...

US: Clinton calendars won’t be released until after election

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seven months after a federal judge ordered the State Department to begin releasing monthly batches of the detailed daily schedules showing meetings by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, the government told The As More...

Sports

Trojan trickery: Balega’s halfback pass allows Derry Area to defeat backyard rival Greater Latrobe

Derry Area senior Tyler Balega admits he was a little nervous when he heard the play call in the huddle.  It certainly didn’t look that way on the field.  The return game of the biggest series in the area lived up to the hype and all More...

Football 2016 to publish Thursday

Hey football fans! You know what time it is?  That’s right, it just about the start of conference play for your favorite football team and season.  With that in mind, be sure to purchase a copy of the Thursday (Sept. More...

Sports Briefs

GL drops one-stroke golf decision   Sophomore Brady Pevarnik fired a 2-under 34 that included two birdies, but it still wasn’t enough as the Greater Latrobe golf team dropped to 0-2 in WPIAL Section 1-AAA with a one-stroke loss, 209-210, t More...

Entertainment

SIMPLE STEPS to Smarter Snacking

When hunger strikes, it can be tempting to reach for the closest treat, even if it’s laden with fat and empty calories. Make it easier to enjoy better-for-you snacks with these three simple steps that appeal to your taste and your waist. 1. More...

Movie review: ‘Don’t Breathe’ is a well-plotted, thrilling trap

To all you Detroit-area robbery crews, we should probably warn you right away: It's just not a good idea to pick 1837 Buena Vista Street for your big — and final — score. Take our word for it, walk away.  More...

Movie review: In ‘Southside With You,’ when Barack met Michelle

Writer-director Richard Tanne's feature film debut "Southside With You" views history through an unlikely, heart-shaped prism: the first date between Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson. More...

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