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GLLV Chamber board announces farewell event Thursday

Members of the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce are invited to celebrate the accomplishments of president David Martin and director of membership Denise Martin. More...

Latrobe residents reminded to remove pet waste

The City of Latrobe is issuing a reminder to pet owners to please be courteous to your neighbors and that it is a violation of Latrobe Code to permit your pet to roam unattended off of the owners’ property and to leave dregs on a public or priv More...

General News

Prince Albert buys Philadelphia home of mom Grace Kelly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia home where Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1955 is now in the hands of the royal family.  More...

For some low-income workers, retirement is only a dream

CHICAGO (AP) — It was a striking image. A photo of an 89- year-old man hunched over, struggling to push his cart with frozen treats. Fidencio Sanchez works long hours every day selling the treats because he couldn’t afford to retire. More...

REI to close again for Black Friday

NEW YORK (AP) — Sporting goods retailer REI will keep its stores closed on the day after Thanksgiving for the second straight year, even though it’s one of the busiest shopping days of the year. More...

Sports

Nationally ranked Thomas More (Ky.) beats Bearcats, 45-14

Thomas More (Ky.), ranked No. 13 in the nation in NCAA Division III, defeated the host St. Vincent College football team, 45-14, in Saturday’s Presidents’ Athletic Conference matchup. More...

Lady Rams look for signature win in playoffs

The Ligonier Valley girls’ soccer team is still looking for that signature victory.  The Lady Rams feel that could come in the playoffs.  Ligonier Valley opens the District 5-6 Class AAgirls’soccer playoffs as a No. More...

Griffins outlast Mercyhurst for second PSAC West victory

Seton Hill University outlasted visiting Mercyhurst, 55- 45, in Saturday’s Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Homecoming game at Offutt Field in Greensburg. More...

Lifestyles

Diamond Dolls Twirling Team 2017 registration Nov. 7, 9

The Diamond Dolls Twirling Team, LLC, based in Derry, Friday announced registration for the 19th season will be held Monday, Nov. 7, and Wednesday, Nov. More...

YWCA Westmoreland County to host ‘Circles of Diversity’ panel discussion Nov. 3

The public is invited to join YWCA Westmoreland County for a “Circles of Diversity” panel discussion event. “Four Women’s Stories: Muslim Life in Southwestern Pennsylvania” will be held Thursday, Nov. 3, at the YWCA Westmoreland County, 424 N. More...

KitchenWise

Ditch the dairy to make the most flavorful, creamy soup

EDITOR’S NOTE: KitchenWise columnist Sara Moulton is on a book tour and is taking a break from writing her column for the remainder of 2016. In her absence, the AP is moving a weekly Kitchenwise-Best Of from Sara’s archived recipes. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigating assault at Adelphoi Village  State police at Greensburg report at 11:08 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, a Latrobe man struck a Seward man in the face and bit a Blairsville man at Adelphoi Village in Unity Township. More...

Westmoreland County emergency cold weather shelters to open Nov. 1

Westmoreland County’s cold weather shelters in Latrobe and Greensburg will reopen their doors for the 2016-17 season on Tuesday, Nov. More...

Greensburg team hosts fall seminar for bloodhound group

The Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department’s bloodhound team hosted the 53rd annual Fall National Police Bloodhound Association’s Training Seminar in Latrobe on Friday and Saturday.  More...

Fall Family Day Oct. 29 at Historic Hanna’s Town

The Westmoreland County Historical Society's annual Fall Family Day is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Historic Hanna’s Town, 809 Forbes Trail Road, Hempfield Township. The program fee is $5.  More...

Regional Veterans Employment Summit set Nov. 15 at SVC

Employers and those who have served in the military will come together from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 15, at the Fred M. Rogers Center at St. Vincent College, Unity Township, for the inaugural Regional Veterans Employment Summit.  More...

Local & State News

Closing arguments slated in 2003 slaying of woman

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — Closing arguments are scheduled Monday in the western Pennsylvania trial of a man charged in the death of a woman whose body was found in an abandoned building on an old steel mill property more than a dozen years ago.  More...

1 dead in western Pa. house fire

PITTSBURGH (AP) — One person was found dead inside a burning home in western Pennsylvania.  The fire broke out around 3 a.m. Monday on Gibson Street in Kilbuck Township. More...

Classes resume at 14 Pa.-owned universities

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Iraq forces shell IS near Mosul; group urges airstrike probe

BARTELLA, Iraq (AP) - Iraqi forces shelled Islamic State positions outside Mosul on Monday as fighting to retake the extremist-held city entered its second week and a rights group urged a probe into a suspected airstrike that hit a mosque, killing ov More...

Limited gains in first week of Iraq’s Mosul offensive

KHAZER, Iraq (AP) - In the week since Iraq launched an operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group, its forces have pushed toward the city from the north, east and south, battling the militants in a belt of mostly uninhabited towns and vil More...

13 killed, 31 others hurt in one of California’s deadliest wrecks

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - A maintenance crew had slowed down traffic on a California highway through the night, and the work had gone on for hours without problems. More...

Health

Raising a vegan baby: There’s a right way and a wrong way

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There’s a right way and a wrong way to raise a baby on vegan food. Those who get it wrong, parents say, give the responsible ones a bad name. More...

Insurer Cigna eases rules for opioid addiction medication

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The health insurer Cigna has agreed to end a policy that required physicians to fill out extra paperwork before they could give patients a drug used to treat opioid addiction.  More...

Zika test urged for pregnant women throughout Fla. county

NEWYORK (AP) — The government on Wednesday recommended Zika testing for all pregnant women who recently spent time anywhere in Florida’s Miami-Dade County.  More...

Entertainment

Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea’ tops Cruise’s ‘Jack Reacher’sequel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry bested Tom Cruise at the box office this weekend.  Perry’s “Boo! More...

Bill Murray honored as he accepts Mark Twain prize for humor

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an evening filled with jokes about Bill Murray’s elusiveness and quirky personality, the actor was honored with the nation’s top prize for comedy.  More...

Donald Glover cast as Lando Calrissian in Han Solo film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Glover is joining the “Star Wars” universe.  Disney announced Friday that the writer, actor and rapper will play Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo “Star Wars” film.  Alden Ehre More...

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