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Palmer had ability to ‘make everyone feel good’

queen. At one point, the queen asked Palmer how many golfers he thought he had played with in his lifetime. Palmer didn’t hear the question and instead of answering, shrugged his shoulders. More...

The legend of ‘The King’lives on as friends, family remember Arnie

  Arnold Palmer’s jet does a fly-over during the memorial service held Tuesday for members of “Arnie’s Army” at St. Vincent Basilica to honor the memory of the Latrobe native and golf legend. More...

Derry Twp. Supervisors approve MMO for pension plan

The Derry Township Supervisors on Tuesday approved the township’s 2017 Minimum Municipal Obligation (MMO) for the pension plan.  More...

Unity Township planners lack quorum

The Unity Township Planning Commission did not vote on any business Tuesday night as it lacked a quorum.  The commission did, however, briefly review a proposal for a new commercial building in the Westmoreland Airpark.  More...

Commissioners pleased with latest Westmoreland Manor improvements

A recent inspection of Westmoreland Manor revealed more than a dozen deficiencies, including some minor issues with patient care at the county run nursing facility in Hempfield Township. More...

Historic Hanna’s Town Antiques & Collectibles Sale set Oct. 9

People who appreciate antiques and unique treasures are invited to attend the final Antiques & Collectibles Sale of the 2016 season at Historic Hanna's Town on Sunday, Oct. 9.  More...

General News

Pa. soldier’s dog tag found in Australia coming home

EAST LYME, Conn. (AP) — A dog tag belonging to an American World War II veteran from Pennsylvania will soon be returned to his family in Connecticut.  More...

Amish hair-cutting case seeks Supreme Court review

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Ohio leader of a breakaway group that was accused in hair- and beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish is asking the U.S. More...

Plan to revamp Chicago police misconduct probes gets review

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to create a new agency that would investigate police shootings and police misconduct allegations drew sharp criticism Tuesday from some City Council members who said the proposed ordinance lacks More...

Sports

GL’s Pevarnik advances to state golf regional

It was a difficult start for Greater Latrobe standout golfer Brady Pevarnik, and while the Wildcats’ sophomore wasn’t able to capture a WPIAL Class AAA individual golf championship, he is headed back to the state playoffs.  More...

DA sweeps; GL, LV swept in girls’ volleyball

It was another sweep for the Derry Area girls’ volleyball team, while Greater Latrobe and Ligonier Valley both fell in straight games.  Derry Area eased past East Allegheny during a WPIAL Section 5-AA home match on Tuesday, taking down the More...

For Steelers, Tomlin, it’s next men up as offensive line suddenly hobbled

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Next man up. More...

Lifestyles

SVC English professor gets Fulbright grant to Argentina

Michelle Gil-Montero, associate professor of English at St. Vincent College in the School of Humanities and Fine Arts, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grant to Argentina in literature from the U.S. Department of State and the J. More...

Happy Anniversary!

Area couple celebrating 60th

Daniel R. Blower, originally from Fayette City, married Kaye Zies of Brownsville Oct. More...

Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Rec lists upcoming activities

Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation announced the October Senior Social at the Valley Dairy hosted by Dawn Vavick of Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation has been canceled.  Call the Parks & Rec office at 724-537-4331 with any questions regar More...

It was a cool service for a cool icon

Memorial services rarely are referred to as being cool.  But when one was held Tuesday morning for the guy who made golf cool nearly 50 years ago, it was cool.  Arnold Palmer was remembered in a wonderful service at the St. More...

Nicklaus, others in final farewell to Arnie

LATROBE, Pa. More...

The life and times of Arnie

This photo shows a view of Arnold Palmer as he crossed over the Pennsylvania Turnpike during play at the 1962 U.S. More...

DA not in favor of potential liquor license transfer to Pit Stop Pizza

The Derry Township Supervisors had its reservations during Tuesday’s regular meeting, but voted unanimously to adopt a resolution, approving the transfer of a state liquor license into Derry Township from Latrobe. More...

Pugtoberfest Saturday benefits pug rescue nonprofit

Patti Levay of Derry Township got her first pug, Oscar Madison, in 1987, and got her first rescue shortly thereafter.  “I got a call from a woman asking for help,” she said. More...

State university system wants to reach union deal at table

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Pittsburgh Penguins say PPG Paints is taking over arena name

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are shifting their arena naming rights from Consol Energy Center to PPG Paints Arena.  More...

Bolivar Volunteer Fire Co. lists upcoming events

Bolivar Volunteer Fire Co. recently announced several upcoming events and issued other important reminders:  Monthly Bingo  More...

17-year-old man killed, woman wounded in gunfire toward car

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police are looking for whoever fired at least three shots at a car in eastern Pennsylvania, killing the 17-year-old driver and wounding the 18-year-old woman who was his passenger.  More...

World News

3 win Nobel chemistry prize for molecular machines

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Frenchman Jean-Pierre Sauvage, British born J. Fraser Stoddart and Dutch scientist Bernard Feringa on Wednesday won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing molecular machines. More...

Pence’s ‘that Mexican thing’ comment gets online attention

FARMVILLE, Va.  More...

LAPD releases video showing suspect with gun before shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police released surveillance video Tuesday showing an 18-year-old black suspect running from police while holding what appears to be a gun in his left hand just before he was fatally shot by officers in a death that has More...

Health

Researchers creating antibiotic gel to tackle ear infections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Parents know the frustration of trying to get that gunky pink antibiotic into a tot screaming from an ear infection. A one-time squirt of special ear drops one day might replace that ordeal.  More...

Crowdsourcing effort takes aim at deadliest breast cancers

CHICAGO (AP) — Forget the pink ribbons. Spitting in a tube for science is what unites a growing group of breast cancer patients taking part in a unique project to advance treatment for the deadliest form of the disease.  More...

Nobel Prize awarded to Japanese who unraveled cell recycling system

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Japanese biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries on how cells break down and recycle content, a garbage disposal system that scientists hope to harness in the fight against cancer, A More...

Entertainment

Google’s new lineup of phones and gadgets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is taking a page from Apple’s playbook by making a bigger push to build its own hardware.  More...

Kardashian West assailants still at large after France heist

PARIS (AP) — French police on Tuesday continued hunting for five people suspected of assaulting Kim Kardashian West in a private Paris residence before robbing her of more than $10 million worth of jewelry.  Paris police said they were ana More...

Rita Moreno calls Trump ‘unhinged,’urges Latinos to vote

NEW YORK (AP) — Rita Moreno said that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump “scares the hell out of me” and urged Latinos to register to vote in order to keep him out of the White House.  The award-winning singer and a More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Teen punched on school bus  State police at Kiski Valley report at 3:10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in Bell Township, a 14-year-old Avonmore boy was punched in the face by a 15-year-old girl on a school bus. More...

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