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Ligonier Valley Library reading, walking program set

The Ligonier Valley Library’s reading and walking program returns for a new 10-week session beginning on Thursday, Sept. 1. New activities and incentives have been added to make the program more flexible and more fun. More...

She’s a fan . . .

Country music star Kellie Pickler, who previously was a contestant on “American Idol” and “Dancing With the Stars,” posed for photos with fans during a meet-and-greet session in Latrobe before her concert Saturday at Latrobe Memorial Stadium as part More...

General News

Malcolm X postcards to Cleveland woman sell for $56,000

CLEVELAND (AP) — A set of 16 postcards from civil rights activist Malcolm X to a woman in Cleveland has been sold at auction for more than $56,000.  Nate D. More...

Girl strikes gold by finding stolen Olympic medal in trash

ATLANTA (AP) — An Olympic champion is thanking a 7-year-old Atlanta girl who found his gold medal in a pile of trash weeks after it got stolen. Joe Jacobi won the medal in men’s canoe double slalom at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. More...

Baltimore County school board to revisit heat closure policy

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County school officials are planning to revisit a policy in which dozens of schools without air-conditioning have already had to close for two days this school year. More...

Editorial

GUEST EDITORIAL

Preparing for the next major storm

Natural disasters that were once anomalous are becoming almost commonplace, and the country is clearly not prepared for them. Historic floods in Louisiana displaced thousands and led to the deaths of 17 people this month. More...

GUEST EDITORIALS

Driver-less cars pose risks we’re not ready to take

We love technology ... most of the time.  We use it everyday.  Sure, it can be a pain ... and it does become addicting.  Look at all the people walking around staring only — and long and hard — at their cellphones.  More...

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Lifestyles

Early learners get head start at Munchkin Mondays

Munchkin Mondays, Carnegie Science Center’s program for early learners ages 2-6, will kick off on Monday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Munchkin Mondays will run weekly through Oct. 31. More...

Child Care Aware of America offers helpful hints for parents

Child care is a major expense for many American families and can be difficult to manage. More...

DA 1961 classmate’s last name misspelled

The classmate seated fourth from left should have read Minerva Wilforth Cox with the 5- column photo published on the Aug. 25 Lifestyles page of Derry Area Senior High School Class of 1961 members who celebrated their 55th-year reunion Aug. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Two vehicles collide in Lloyd Avenue alley   More...

No mention of inmate hanging or premature release at board meeting

The monthly Westmoreland County Prison Board meeting, held on Monday at the courthouse, was marked not by what actions the board took, but by what actions it didn’t. More...

Derry man arrested for exposing himself to 10-year-old girl

Derry Borough police have filed charges against Derry man for open lewdness and unlawful contact with his 10-year-old neighbor after he allegedly exposed himself in front of her earlier this summer. More...

Unity Twp. woman arrested for stealing from WCCC student accounts

A Unity Township woman, who was an experienced accountant at Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood, is facing theft charges after police say she stole $52,814 from student government accounts since 2013. More...

Connellsville imposes state of emergency, curfew due to flooding

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Tax trial set for owner of rink where Penguins practiced

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The owner of a practice rink formerly used by the Pittsburgh Penguins is facing a federal trial on charges he dodged paying more than $1 million in payroll taxes by moving the money through a shell company. More...

4 men questioned after 2 teens hurt in Pittsburgh stolen car

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say they’ve been questioning four men after two teens were hurt when the stolen car they were in was hit with gunfire.  Police haven’t named any of those involved, but say a 15- year-old boy More...

Police seeking Pa. man charged with kidnapping wife

WEST FINLEY, Pa. (AP) — State police are searching for a man charged with kidnapping his wife at gunpoint and threatening to harm her. More...

World News

Trump’s deportation waffle highlights campaign weaknesses

SEATTLE (AP) - Donald Trump and his aides used to say that voters didn’t care about the nitty-gritty of policy details. But now those details are tripping up his campaign. More...

Trump plans major ad buy after weeks of being outspent

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump’s campaign is making its biggest general election ad buy to date, with plans to spend upward of $10 million on commercials airing over the next week or so.  More...

Clinton proposes plan to address mental health treatment

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Hillary Clinton rolled out a comprehensive plan to address millions of Americans coping with mental illness, pointing to the need to fully integrate mental health services into the nation’s health care system.  More...

Sports

Wildcats top GS for first section golf win; Rams continue to roll in conference

The Greater Latrobe golf team picked up its first victory of the season, while the Ligonier Valley continues to roll. Meanwhile, the Derry Area boys’ golf team suffered its first loss of the year and the Lady Trojans took a setback. More...

Animosity between Steelers, Bengals flavors division race

CINCINNATI (AP) — Round 1 was a raw affair in Pittsburgh on Nov. 1, when the Bengals rallied to win after a week of long-distance name calling. The rematch on Dec. More...

Replacing Boyd group effort for Pitt wideouts

PITTSBURGH (AP) — There are no limitations on James Conner. None. More...

Entertainment

Montana plane crash kills ‘Ice Road Truckers’ TV show star

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A plane crash in western Montana killed a star of the History channel reality series “Ice Road Truckers” who was planning to film a pilot episode of a show about recovering plane wrecks. More...

Oops! Bieber not back on Instagram after a 2-week break

LOS ANGELES (AP) — False alarm! Justin Bieber hasn’t actually returned to Instagram. More...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ producer posts character images

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A producer on the upcoming live-action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” has invited his social media followers to be his guest to a first look at several characters from the film. More...

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