September 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Ligonier Chamber Scarecrow Contest deadline Oct. 1

The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce recently announced its 25th annual Scarecrow Contest.  More...

Man killed by train in Derry Township

A Latrobe man who was struck and killed by a freight train Tuesday on the railroad tracks in Derry Township was believed to have been committing suicide. More...

2016 Walk For The Animals reaches donation goal

The three top donations to the 2016 Walk For The Animals held Saturday at Hempfield Park met Action For Animals Humane Society’s goal of raising $20,000 for the 20th year of this annual event.  More...

General News

Pence breaks with Trump, says humans affect climate change

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s running mate is breaking with the Republican nominee’s claim that climate change is not the result of human activity.  Vice presidential nominee Mike Pence said Tuesday “there’s no que More...

Cops: 911 dispatcher endangered kids by overdosing at home

NEW BRIGHTON, Pa. More...

Man accused of raping elderly women says he’s gay, innocent

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man awaiting trial on charges he raped two elderly women tells reporters he’s “an innocent gay guy.”  More...

Sports

GL’s Pevarnik advances to WPIAL Class AAA Golf Championships

Finishes semifinal with low score

Greater Latrobe sophomore standout Brady Pevarnik is at it again.  And after Tuesday’s sizzling performance, he is one of the golfers who will undoubtedly be in the hunt for a WPIAL Class AAA championship.  More...

Wildcats, Trojans fall in boys’ soccer

Alate goal allowed visiting Connellsville to edge out the Greater Latrobe boys’ soccer team, 2-1, during a WPIAL Class 4A Section 4 game played Tuesday at Rossi Field.  Also on Tuesday, host Derry Area suffered a 6-1 defeat to Deer Lakes d More...

Pirates fall to Cubs, eliminated from postseason contention

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ryan Vogelsong’s resilient return from the facial fractures that cost him two months in the middle of the season is remarkable.  The veteran pitcher’s stuff at the moment, however, is not. More...

Lifestyles

Seminars scheduled for notaries

The Pennsylvania Association of Notaries (PAN) will hold several educational seminars in October for Westmoreland County notaries.  More...

‘Cowgirls’ round out Mountain Playhouse season Oct. 4-16

The Mountain Playhouse closes out its 2016 season with a country musical sure to bring down the house with laughter and foot-stomping, toetapping song. More...

UPG slated to host blood drive today

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, 150 Finoli Drive, Greensburg, will host its first “Bleed Blue & Gold” blood drive for the American Red Cross on from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Smith Hall Lounge. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman arrested for public drunkenness  Latrobe police report on Saturday, Sept. More...

LigonierTwp. OKs veterans retreat

But with stipulations

The Ligonier Township Board of Supervisors has granted approval for an organization to operate a retreat for veterans and their families on Youngstown Ridge Road in the township. More...

Trial of man accused of shooting St. Clair cop delayed until 2017

A New Florence man accused of shooting and killing a St. More...

Teenager accused of homicide wants case moved to juvenile court

A teenager accused of killing his friend earlier this year wants his case moved to juvenile court, according to documents filed Tuesday in Westmoreland County Court.  More...

Judge denies work release for Unity man

A judge has denied a request for work release from jail for a Unity Township man who pleaded guilty Tuesday to multiple charges stemming from an incident in a cemetery where he pointed a loaded handgun at five people inside a vehicle after a memorial More...

Local & State News

Lawmaker seeks stronger child sex abuse lawsuits bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Judge rejects reduced sentence in FBI agent’s death

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a bid for a reduced sentence for a western Pennsylvania woman convicted in the shooting death of an FBI agent during a pre-dawn drug raid at her home almost eight years ago.  More...

Superintendent to return following teacher-sex scandal

PLUM, Pa. (AP) — Awestern Pennsylvania school board has reinstated its superintendent after a law firm found administrators looked into reports and rumors that teachers were having sex with students.  More...

World News

As Clinton cheers, Donald Trump digs in after debate

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A defensive Donald Trump gave Hillary Clinton plenty of fresh material for the next phase of her presidential campaign on Tuesday, choosing to publicly reopen and relitigate some her most damaging attacks.  More...

Shimon Peres, ex-Israeli president and PM, dies at 93

JERUSALEM (AP) - Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel Prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, died earl More...

Governor signs bill targeting ‘doctor-shopping’ for opioids

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California doctors will be required to check a database of prescription narcotics before writing scripts for addictive drugs under legislation Gov. More...

Health

Walking is medicine? It helped high-risk seniors stay mobile

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not too late to get moving: Simple physical activity — mostly walking — helped high-risk seniors stay mobile after disability-inducing ailments even if, at 70 and beyond, they’d long been couch pot More...

Medicare info, comparison events set Oct. 15 to Dec. 1

Medicare comparison events are currently being organized by the APPRISE program of Westmoreland County.  APPRISE, the state health insurance assistance program, provides free, confidential information and counseling to all Medicare beneficiaries More...

Aging Well with Cathy Graham

It really is the simple things that get to me the most. The touch of a hand on my shoulder, an unexpected kiss on my forehead placed by my daughter and the back bends and dance steps my dog does when he sees me. More...

Entertainment

Debate reaches 84 million viewers, toppling record

NEW YORK (AP) — The showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the most-watched presidential debate ever, with 84 million viewers.  More...

NBC sued over ‘Timeless’ series days before its premiere

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBC show “Timeless” hasn’t aired its first episode yet, but it has already prompted a copyright infringement lawsuit by the makers of a Spanish-language series.  More...

AMiss Universe insulted by Trump steps up for Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alicia Machado says that when she gained weight after being crowned Miss Universe for 1996, Donald Trump labeled her with a sexist nickname — “Miss Piggy” — that caused her shame and humiliation.  More...

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