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Pa. shortens waiting period for no-fault divorces

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — No-fault divorce waiting periods will be shorter in Pennsylvania, under a newly signed law.  Gov. More...

Navy commissions ship in honor of John Murtha

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The U.S. Navy is commissioning the USS John P. More...

General News

Classic Rhode Island diner rescued from wrecking ball

PAWTUCKET, R.I. More...

Wells Fargo grateful woman returned excess cash ATM spit out

GLENOLDEN, Pa. More...

Carnegie Robotics, Danish firm team on robot floor scrubber

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It’s like a Roomba, but on steroids.  Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Robotics LLC and Nilfisk, a Danish floor cleaning company, announced Tuesday the launch of an unmanned industrial floor scrubber and dryer.  More...

Editorial

Off The Wall

Can’t credit?

Back in 2011, I published my first book, “Off the Wall Favorites.” After it was made available to the public, people would come up to me and request my signature or a special note to another party with my written name posted next to it. More...

Political Cartoon

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Education painting a bad picture

What a damning picture of basic education that paints.  Meanwhile, it’s interesting that among the Pennsylvania lawmakers promoting the testing idea are some who have strongly criticized the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment testing More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe High School Class of 1948 celebrates 68th-anniversary reunion

The Latrobe High School Graduating Class of 1948 celebrated its 68th-anniversary reunion on Saturday, Oct. 1, in DeNunzio’s Italian Chophouse at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, Unity Township. More...

WCHS: Fall Family Day, candlelight tours Oct. 29

Joanna T. Moyar, education coordinator, Westmoreland County Historical Society, announced Fall Family Day will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Historic Hanna’s Town, Forbes Trail Road north of Greensburg. More...

Latrobe BPW to observe week at Oct. 20 meeting

This month, the Latrobe Business and Professional Women will celebrate National Business Women’s Month at the club’s October meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Derry Township man charged with failing to register as sex offender  State police at Kiski Valley report on Aug. More...

Mom charged after police say she let 12-year-old drive

A Seward woman is facing child endangerment charges after a Latrobe police officer pulled over an erratic driver on Aug. 28, and discovered her 12- year-old son behind the wheel and the woman in the passenger seat.  More...

Latrobe zoning board OKs graphic design business

The Latrobe Zoning Hearing Board on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a variance request from Daniel Kilmer to allow him to operate a graphic design business out of a residence at 714 Depot St., Latrobe.  More...

St. Emma Monastery book, furniture, art sale this Saturday

So many books are donated to St. Emma Monastery in Hempfield Township that in April, the Sisters of St. More...

Armed robber holds up Hempfield Twp. site

State police in Greensburg are still searching for an armed robber who held up a massage parlor on Monday in Hempfield Township in a brazen daylight robbery.  More...

State tax collections lag 3% in first quarter

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s state government finances are seeing more warning signs.  The Department of Revenue said this week that first quarter tax collections ran 3 percent below estimate, or $218 million behind.  More...

Local & State News

Feds: Some coroners thwarting drug overdose data efforts

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Some of the state’s coroners, often in less-populated, more rural counties, are thwarting efforts to gather drug overdose data needed to fight its heroin and opioid epidemic, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday.  More...

University to offer pot policy class to some students

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A university in Philadelphia plans to offer communications students the opportunity to take a class that analyzes marijuana policy and its history of prohibition.  Temple University Professor Linn Washington tells The P More...

Former Steeler set for trial on DUI charge in Pa.

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A former Pittsburgh Steelers fullback is heading to trial in Pennsylvania this week on a DUI charge.  The York Dispatch reports 44-year-old Jon Witman will be tried on Thursday for the alleged DUI, which took place Feb. More...

World News

While people flee, others in Matthew’s path stay put

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. More...

Trump, once a data skeptic, spending millions on data

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump once called data “overrated” in politics. More...

Bernie Sanders urges Democratic unity in return to Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is urging party unity in his first visit to Wisconsin since defeating Hillary Clinton in the state’s Democratic presidential primary.  More...

Sports

3 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM DOVER

1. Statement race   More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. Gibbs angst?   More...

SPEED FREAKS

A couple questions we had to ask — ourselves  Any chance Tony Stewart quietly plays out the string? GODSPEAK: There has to be at least one more eruption. Just one more before he goes. KEN’S CALL: Tony will go quietly. More...

Entertainment

Caitlyn Jenner first Kardashian clan member to speak

NEW YORK (AP) — As Kim Kardashian West remains in seclusion and off social media after her Paris ordeal, Caitlyn Jenner became the first family member to post about the armed robbery, sending well wishes to her stepdaughter and a warning for al More...

Lady Gaga premieres new songs at Nashville club

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

Jordan Peele debuts trailer for racial-themed horror film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Jordan Peele has unveiled the first trailer for his upcoming racially themed horror film, “Get Out.”  More...

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