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New Florence man waives hearing on assault, related charges

The former girlfriend of a New Florence man accused of brutally attacking her earlier this month left the office of Magisterial District Judge Denise Snyder Thiel Friday without having to testify after he waived his preliminary hearing. More...

General News

Penn State, insurer settle fight that revealed scandal details

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Penn State has settled a court fight with its insurer over payments to victims of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, a case that revealed new allegations about how early late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno kn More...

Kentucky man accused of putting glass shards in cups

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been charged by a federal grand jury with placing shards of glass in cups that were to be sent to fast-food restaurants.  More...

Amid scrutiny, California to track all police use of force

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From a broken bone to a fatal shooting, all 800 police departments in California must begin using a new online tool to report every time officers cause serious injuries. More...

Editorial

Wanderings

Readers want news not fluff

The New York Post, a Rupert Murdoch tabloid publication that isn’t likely to win any Pulitzer Prizes anytime soon, splashed a full page picture of a smiling Jennifer Anniston on its Sept. 21 front cover. More...

Bulletin Board

Mike Skapura, captain of Latrobe Volunteer Fire Department Hose Co. 3&4, writes: “Hello, Louise. I enjoy reading your column every week. I just wanted to let your readers know that the volunteer firemen from Latrobe Hose Co. More...

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Lifestyles

SVC lauds 7 25-year employees

Seven St. Vincent College and Archabbey employees were honored for 25 years of service at a Sept. 21 luncheon for all employees at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the Unity Township campus. Hosted by Archabbot Douglas R. More...

WCCC Homecoming Week to open Monday

Westmoreland County Community College Homecoming will be holding Homecoming Week events from Monday, Sept. 25, to Saturday, Oct. 1, at the WCCC Youngwood campus. All Westmoreland students, alumni and families are invited to attend Homecoming Week. More...

Lebanon Valley welcomes DA alumna with program

Rebecca Wu of Derry recently participated in the Multicultural Student Bridge Program at Lebanon Valley College, the Annville campus reported Friday.  Wu is a graduate of Derry Area High School and is pursuing a bachelor of arts in undeclared/ o More...

Noe’s Night of Light raises money for charity

Sherry Ott and her husband, Jason, of Derry Township knew from pre-natal testing that there could be possible complications with their second child, a daughter who was born on July 3, 2009.  More...

DA homecoming

Jordan Brasile and Katie Enos were crowned as Derry Area High School’s 2016 homecoming king and queen at halftime during the Derry Area-South Park football game Friday night. Derry won 35-23.   More...

Charges held for New York man accused of fake credit card scam

ANew York City man will face the original 75 criminal counts and three additional counts related to an alleged fraudulent credit card scam in the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas following a preliminary hearing Friday before District Judge D More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, SEPT. 26 6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, agenda prep, City Hall TUESDAY, SEPT. 27 2:30 p.m., Unity Township Supervisors, special hearing (related to zoning of Giannilli’s II property), municipal building More...

Proponents say cursive teaches more than writing

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Violet Peluso made sure she was at the front of the group, where she could see the teacher and her rabbit puppet.  When the music started, she joined her first-grade classmates in their rendition of “The Magic C Rap More...

Westmoreland County criminal court decisions

This is a list of criminal cases handled by judges in the most recent hearings of Westmoreland County criminal court. Some of these cases involve first-time offenders enrolled in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program. More...

World News

Video shows deadly encounter between police, black man

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed and pleading with them not to shoot her husband as they shout at him to drop a gun. More...

Cruz to vote for Trump, whom he once called ‘utterly amoral’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ted Cruz announced Friday he will vote for Donald Trump, a dramatic about-face that may help unite a deeply divided Republican Party months after the fiery Texas conservative called Trump a “pathological liar” and “utterly amoral.” More...

AP Exclusive: Iraq oil fires could jeopardize Mosul mission

WASHINGTON (AP) - A fire at one of Iraq’s oil fields could hinder military and humanitarian efforts as operations to recapture the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul get underway.  More...

Sports

Penn-Trafford pulls away from ’Cats in second half

The Greater Latrobe football team found itself in a place Friday night that it hadn’t been in a long time. No, not playing at Penn- Trafford High School. The Wildcats get to make that trip every other year. More...

Balega returns to lead offense; DA defense preserves victory to keep Trojans perfect

Tyler Balega’s return led the Derry Area offense, but it was the defense that kept the Trojans undefeated. More...

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Entertainment

Movie review: ‘The Magnificent Seven’ rides again, with more guns

Deciding to remake "The Magnificent Seven " with a fresh batch of movie stars is certainly no sin. More...

Monty Python’s Terry Jones diagnosed with dementia

LONDON (AP) — Terry Jones, one of the founding members of comedy troupe Monty Python, has been diagnosed with dementia.  In a statement released by Britain’s film academy, a representative says the 74-year-old has primary progressive More...

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