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No injuries reported in Ligonier Township fire

No one was hurt after a Ligonier Township home was destroyed by a fire on Sunday night. According to Trib Total Media, a state police fire marshal is investigating the blaze, which was first reported at the Brallier Drive residence at 8:03 p.m. More...

Man arrested for sexual assault of 13-year-old Derry girl

A 20-year-old man from Media is in jail after police arrested him for allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl from Derry. More...

General News

Deer interrupts surfing tryouts in California

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Surfing team tryouts in California were interrupted by a four-legged friend who apparently wanted to get in on the fun. More...

Anti-wrinkle device forces plane evacuation in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a vibrating device that claims to fights wrinkles as it rolls over a person’s face has forced a Southwest Airlines flight to evacuate in New Mexico. More...

Police station opens after invading bees removed

CARBONDALE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police station has reopened after being cleared of a swarm of bees that forced officers to abandon the post. The (Scranton) Times-Tribune reports that the Carbondale police station was open to the public Friday. More...

Sports

Heads up play by the ’Cats

Greater Latrobe’s Alden Hoch (30) heads the ball away from the net as goalkeeper J.D. More...

SVC offense impressive in 47-24 victory over Alma

Quarterback Derek Stewart threw for 424 yards to lead St. Vincent College to a 47-24 victory at Alma (Mich.) on Saturday to open the 2016 football season. More...

Griffins outlast Bowie State in opener

Seton Hill opened its football season with a road trip to Bowie State (Md.) on Saturday afternoon and came away with a wild 50-48 victory in a game that featured many big plays by both teams. More...

Lifestyles

‘Changing Silhouette of Women’s Fashion...’ lecture Sept. 24

During the 18th and 19th centuries, dressmaking techniques and understructures such as bustles, corsets, stays, and crinolines created distinct fashionable silhouettes that changed with each successive era.  More...

Arbor Day Foundation September joiners to receive 10 free trees

Everyone who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free trees as part of the Foundation’s Trees for America program.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Harvest Moon Hike Sept. 16   The public is invited to join forest naturalist for a Harvest Moon Hike 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. More...

Man arrested for ATV bank robbery

A Fayette City man has been taken into custody for the robbery of a Hempfield Township bank on Friday. Gregory W. More...

County agency responds to help pets in Connellsville flood

Westmoreland/Fayette CART had a busy weekend providing aid to victims of flooding in parts of Connellsville more than a week ago.  “We were there much of Friday, all day Saturday and most of Sunday,” CART coordinator Lori Mozina of S More...

Woman injured when motorcycle strikes deer in Ligonier Twp.

A woman was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital Monday following a motorcycle accident on Rector Road near Route 711 in Ligonier Township.  According to emergency dispatchers, the accident involving a motorcycle and a deer was reported at 3:50 p.m.&n More...

Local & State News

From president to referendum, state’s campaign season gets underway

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The election season gets underway in earnest after Labor Day, and Pennsylvania has a packed ballot on Nov. More...

PennDOT Westmoreland County maintenance update

Westmoreland County Maintenance Manager Robb Dean announced the following tentative work plan for the week of Sept. More...

Couple charged in death of mother in Fayette County; elder abuse alleged

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A man and woman from Pennsylvania have been charged in the death of her mother, who authorities allege was malnourished and beaten with a table leg.  More...

World News

On historic trip to Laos, Obama aims to heal war wounds

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) - Acknowledging the scars of a secret war, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said the United States has a “moral obligation” to help this isolated Southeast Asian nation heal and vowed to reinvigorate relations with a More...

Philippine president regrets ‘son of a bitch’ remark

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed regret Tuesday over his “son of a bitch” remark while referring to President Barack Obama, in a rare display of contrition by a politician whose wide arc of profanities More...

Trump and Clinton turn to battleground states in South

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - With Labor Day behind them, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are pushing ahead in top presidential battlegrounds in the South. More...

Health

Where’s Zika going next? Maybe China, India or Nigeria

LONDON (AP) — Scientists trying to predict the future path of Zika say that 2.6 billion people living in parts of Asia and Africa could be at risk of infection, based on a new analysis of travel, climate and mosquito patterns in those regions.& More...

Four hours in Huntington: How the heroin epidemic choked a city

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — He found the woman slumped over the steering wheel, an empty syringe on the floorboard and her skin dulling to a purplish blue. Dave McClure, an EMS supervisor, counted four faint breaths per minute. More...

Report: Oil and gas pollution linked to asthma attacks

Ozone smog from oil and gas pollution will cause more than 30,000 summertime childhood asthma attacks in Pennsylvania in 2025, according to a new report.  There are 100,000-plus oil and gas wells, compressors and other facilities in the state. More...

Entertainment

‘Don’t Breathe’ tops box office again over Labor Day weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — The horror thriller “Don’t Breathe” topped the box office for the second straight week, while several new releases struggled to find traction over a typically sleepy Labor Day weekend at North American movie th More...

Chevy Chase enters rehab for ‘tuneup’ on alcohol problem

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chevy Chase has checked into a rehab facility in Minnesota for treatment for an alcohol problem.  Chase’s publicist Heidi Schaeffer said Monday that Chase is at Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center for what she call More...

Far-away asteroid named after Freddie Mercury on birthday

LONDON (AP) — Queen guitarist Brian May says an asteroid in Jupiter’s orbit has been named after the band’s late frontman Freddie Mercury on what would have been his 70th birthday.  More...

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