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LMA considering plan to sell timber dying off from invasive insect

To help regenerate forests

The Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) may seek to sell timber from two local forests suffering from emerald ash borer infestations, potentially using part of the proceeds from the sale to combat invasive plant species in the forests’ understories, wh More...

Palmer tribute adds interest to ’17 county airshow

News that the 2017 Shop ‘N Save Westmoreland County Airshow will be dedicated to the memory of Arnold Palmer is drawing significant interest from the aviation community, according to airshow coordinators.  More...

General News

‘Stop whining,’ Obama tells Trump, chiding for fraud talk

WASHINGTON (AP) - “Stop whining,” President Barack Obama rebuked Donald Trump on Tuesday, speaking out as seldom before on next month’s election and chiding the Republican for sowing suspicion about the integrity of America’s More...

Russia, Syria halt Aleppo airstrikes ahead of 8-hour lull

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian and Syrian warplanes halted their airstrikes on Syria’s besieged city of Aleppo on Tuesday in preparation for a temporary pause in the military push that Moscow has announced for later in the week, the Russian defense mini More...

Ex-airline manager tied to 9/11 facing child-sex sentence

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former American Airlines operations manager who learned of the first Sept. More...

Sports

Smithley races to another top-20 finish in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series

Garrett Smithley is a big fan of NASCAR’s 1.5-mile ovals and while he has experience at most, Kansas Speedway wasn’t one of them.  But you couldn’t tell by the result.  Prior to joining Johnny Davis Racing NASCAR Xfinity S More...

Lady ’Cats fall to HA in field hockey

A goal off a penalty corner in overtime pushed the Hempfield Area girls’ field hockey team past host Greater Latrobe, 1-0, in a WPIAL Class AAA-Section 1 matchup Tuesday at Rossi Field. More...

DA’s Enos, Tatone take fourth in section girls’ tennis doubles’ tournament

The Derry Area girls’ tennis tandem of Katie Enos and Juliet Tatone didn’t go down without a fight during the second day of the WPIAL Section 3-AA Doubles Tournament, but eventually dropped their semifinal and consolation matches Tuesday More...

Lifestyles

Rosary Rally held at Latrobe fountain

All ages participated in the Public Square Rosary Rally held at noon Saturday at the fountain in James H. Rogers Memorial Park in Latrobe. More...

PMTA-WC Piano Sonatina Competition winners announced

The Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association-Westmoreland Chapter held its 19th annual Sonatina Competition on Sunday, Oct. More...

Events of Interest

Kingston auxiliary eyes Oct. 24   More...

Woman injured in crash dies

The Blairsville woman who was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital following a head-on crash Monday morning on Route 982 in Derry Township has died of her injuries.  More...

GL School Board honors Arnold Palmer

Offering their own personal experiences with “The King,” several Greater Latrobe Senior High School students remembered the late Arnold Palmer during Tuesday’s regular school board meeting. More...

Shetler defense wants first-degree murder charge dropped

The attorney for a New Florence man accused of shooting and killing a police officer last year during a domestic incident is asking a judge to dismiss a first-degree murder charge against his client, claiming the incident was not intentional. More...

25th annual Scarecrow Contest set

With Halloween just around the corner, the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce is getting ready for its 25th annual Scarecrow Contest.  More...

Faculty on strike at 14 Pennsylvania state universities

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Regulators: Pa. health insurance premiums to rise

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

LWA announces free October programs

The Loyalhanna Watershed Association (LWA) is pleased to offer two exciting programs geared for families and folks of all ages to celebrate the fall season.  More...

Senate OKs bill to let local police enforce speed with radar

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation is on the move to permit all of Pennsylvania’s municipal police departments to use radar to catch speeders.  The bill passed the Senate, 47-3, and heads to the House. More...

World News

Ecuador: We have ‘temporarily restricted’ Assange’s internet access

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador’s government acknowledged on Tuesday that it cut off WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s internet access at its embassy in London after the whistle blowing site published a trove of damaging emails from Hillary Clinton’s More...

Clinton, Trump set for last debate as ugly race nears finish

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s ugly and acrimonious battle for the White House is barreling toward the end, with the candidates taking the debate stage Wednesday night for one final primetime showdown.  More...

Campus sex assaults stir debate on when to alert students

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - When a student athlete at San Jose State University in California was accused of sexually assaulting two women at an off-campus party over Labor Day weekend, school officials acted decisively.  More...

Health

7 insurers alleged to use skimpy drug coverage to discourage HIV patients

The health law prohibits insurers from discriminating against people with serious illnesses, but some marketplace plans sidestep that taboo by making the drugs that people with HIV need unavailable or unaffordable, complaints filed recently with the More...

Wellness Checks set for Nov. 5, 12, 19

Wellness Check diagnostic screening will be held at several area locations in the next several weeks.  The first screening will be offered by the Latrobe Rotary from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Derry Area Middle School.  More...

Aging Well with Cathy Graham

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all just sloooow doooown? How different might our outlook be if we only did half of the things on the daily to-do list? More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Indiana County man to face drug charges  State police at Indiana report on Oct. 3, Joel Scott Phoebus, 24, was in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia at a location on a private road in Creekside. Charges are pending. More...

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