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‘Apparition Hill’ documentary features local woman

For 13 years Jill Mazowiecki considered converting to Catholicism, and even after she did, she said, “I didn't know what to do about Mary.” More...

Accountant pleads guilty in $8M PA Cyber school fraud

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An accountant has pleaded guilty to helping the founder and former CEO of Pennsylvania’s largest online charter school avoid federal income taxes on more than $8 million that man siphoned from the school. More...

General News

Sheriff: Counselor convinces student to hand over gun

PLEASANT VIEW, Tenn. More...

Card industry delays continue to slow chip card transition

WASHINGTON (AP) — One year after card companies’ deadline for retailers to accept new chip-based credit cards, delays by the card industry have left thousands of new chip readers unused and consumers with far less improvement in security than what wa More...

Armed Detroit man with record sought by Pa. police

NEW CASTLE, Pa. More...

Sports

SVC-Case Western game could have fireworks on field as well as off

Saturday night will be Fireworks Night at DiSanto Field in Cleveland, where Case Western Reserve will host St. More...

Lady Rams, Trojans win in conference, section volleyball

Ligonier Valley and Derry Area each scored girls’ volleyball victories on Thursday. More...

DA, GL boys, Lady Wildcats fall in section soccer

A pair of goals helped Burrell defeat the visiting Derry Area boys’ soccer team, 3-1, during a WPIAL Section 2-AA match Thursday.  Also on Thursday, the visiting Greater Latrobe boys fell to Kiski Area, 4-0 while the host Lady Wildcats los More...

Lifestyles

Project Stand brings community together to fight addiction

Project Stand was held Saturday, Sept. 24, at St. Clair Park in downtown Greensburg. More...

Zukerman to perform with symphony orchestra Oct. 8

The Lively Arts at IUP continues its 2016-17 Ovations! season with a performance by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The concert will feature this year’s Helwig Distinguished Artist, violinist Pinchas Zukerman and will be presented at 8 p.m. Oct. More...

Garden Club scheduled to host Halloween comedy

Greensburg Civic Theatre’s Greasepaint Players will present Craig Sodaro’s Halloween family comedy “Drac’s Back!” Oct. 14- 15 at Greensburg Garden & Civic Center, 951 Old Salem Road, Greensburg.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man accused of simple assault   More...

Derry Area to vote on food service items

The Derry Area School Board at its work session Thursday reviewed items scheduled to be voted on at next week’s meeting, including several items related to food service. More...

Good Neighbor Award to be presented posthumously to Dow Carnahan

Since his sudden passing nearly five months ago, tributes have poured in from far and wide praising the accomplishments and life of Dow Carnahan. More...

Remember when?

Darlene Upson and Lisa Pope hand out flyers for last year’s dance at Harry’s Danceland in Latrobe. More...

Local & State News

Cop facing state, federal charges now sued over rough arrest

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A fired Pittsburgh police sergeant criminally charged in federal and state court with wrongly beating up a drunken high school football fan then trying to cover it up is now also being sued, along with the city.  Attorney More...

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Rec hosts Latrobe Ninja Warrior competition

They came, they saw, they conquered.  Sixty-five area athletes ages 6-12 descended on Legion-Keener Park in Latrobe on Friday, Sept. More...

Pennsylvania congressman Tim Murphy helps save man’s life in D.C.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania congressman helped save the life of a man found unconscious in a Washington, D.C., office building.  Politico first reported Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy helped the man Wednesday.  More...

World News

Clinton’s ‘nasty’ Trump ads are mostly his own words

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton is making “nasty” ads about him. Most of Clinton’s commercials about Trump, though, merely include clips of him speaking. Her campaign seems to have concluded that Trump is his own worst enemy. More...

Trump goes after Bill Clinton in rancorous race

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) - Donald Trump abruptly resurrected Bill Clinton’s impeachment on Thursday, adding the former president’s infidelities to the already-rancorous 2016 campaign. More...

Clinton struggling to win over young voters she needs

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - John Morales was interning for Bernie Sanders’ campaign when the longshot Democratic candidate’s hopes started to fade in the spring. That’s when Libertarian Gary Johnson caught his interest.  More...

Education

125 students represent Westmoreland County at Pa. Free Enterprise Week

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) is a one-of-a-kind summer program held from early July to early August that offers incoming high school juniors and seniors a unique and challenging opportunity to see what it is like to run their own business More...

GL students named Commended Students in National Merit Program

Greater Latrobe Senior High School principal Jon Mains recently announced that Bethany Ackerman, Rebecca Dill, Yizhe Liu and Mason Petrosky have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. More...

SVC student installed as judicial intern

United States Magistrate Judge William H. Baughman Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio, installed Jacob A. Deane, a senior politics and criminology, law and society double major at St. Vincent College (SVC), as a judicial intern on Sept. More...

Entertainment

Nate Parker unapologetic in ‘60 Minutes’ interview

NEW YORK (AP) — In an interview with “60 Minutes,” Nate Parker was unapologetic for a 17-year-old rape case that has surrounded his film, “The Birth of a Nation.” More...

Universal Orlando unveils virtual reality Halloween show

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As you enter the dark set — an old library from the 1700s filled with ancient artifacts — at Universal Orlando Resort’s new Halloween experience, it’s obvious you’re in for a creepy time.  More...

Lady Gaga will perform during Super Bowl halftime show

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s official: Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl halftime show.  The NFL and Pepsi announced Thursday that the pop star will take the stage Feb. More...

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