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Police investigating parking lot robbery

State police at Greensburg are investigating a robbery which occurred in the parking lot of Walmart in Hempfield Township Oct. 17. More...

Stephen R. Gooder receives Arthur St. Clair Award

It has been five years since the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce named a recipient to the list of Gen. Arthur St. Clair awardees. More...

General News

Skaggs, Stapleton each honored at awards show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning bluegrass and country artist Ricky Skaggs and bluegrass singer-turned-country star Chris Stapleton were honored at the ASCAP Country Music Awards on Monday night. More...

Report: Trump used dubious tax avoidance scheme in 1990s

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump avoided paying potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes in a way even his own lawyers considered questionable, The New York Times reported Monday.  More...

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Do candy and soda makers belong at a dietitians’ conference?   BOSTON (AP) — The blinking game show wheel spins past logos for Triscuits, Wheat Thins and Honey Maid before the needle settles at Fig Newtons.  More...

Editorial

Commentary

Gas drillers need to work with our communities, not against them

I was disappointed to hear that the Marcellus Shale Coalition is already scurrying into court in an attempt to overturn parts of Pennsylvania’s new gas drilling regulations. More...

WESTSYLVANIA

Time to get ready for the warm season

The scene before me is a warm one: A group of 18 people cozily gathered in a rude room, standing together or seated at three long tables. More...

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Lifestyles

IUP to host resource fair for veterans

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will host the first IUP Veterans Resource Fair from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.  More...

SVC visiting writers to conclude fall series

St. Vincent College will host Margo Orlando Littell as the final speaker in its Visiting Writers Series for the fall semester at 5 p.m. Nov. 15, in the Luparello Lecture Hall in the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion on the campus of St. More...

Westmoreland museum set to present Opposites Attract

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art will present Opposites Attract: Kathleen Mulcahy and Sylvester Damianos, from Saturday, Nov. 5, through Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. More...

Entertainment

Magician hopes to replicate Houdini’s stunt in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Like his hero Harry Houdini, Lee Terbosic loves the show in show business.At noon this Sunday, the 34-year-old magician aims to perform a stunt that famed escape artist Houdini executed a century a More...

DT Supervisors pass sewer line testing ordinance

The Derry Township Supervisors passed an ordinance Monday morning during a special meeting, regarding discharge into sanitary sewer systems, mandating inspection and testing of sanitary sewer laterals and repair.  Chairman Vince DeCario explaine More...

Prison officials keep eye on overflowing female population

A portion of the prison population at the Westmoreland County Prison has become a concern to prison officials. More...

United Way rolls out new health action plan for Westmoreland, Fayette

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania has rolled out a new, three-year strategic action plan focused on community health in Westmoreland, Fayette and Southern Armstrong counties. The plan will support a Nov. More...

Local & State News

Court overturns man’s conviction for giving ex middle finger

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A state appeals court has overturned the disorderly conduct conviction of a Pittsburgh man who was charged because he gave his ex-wife the middle finger.  More...

Adwatch: New TV ads launch in Pennsylvania’s Senate race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — TV attack ads are flying in Pennsylvania’s neck-and-neck U.S. Senate race between Republican incumbent Pat Toomey and his Democratic challenger, Katie McGinty. The race could help determine control of the U.S. More...

DA: Man who had kids with 14-year-old abused her 5 sisters

FEASTERVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man accused of fathering two children with a 14-year-old girl gifted to him by her parents was charged Monday with sexually assaulting five other girls in that family, calling them his wives.  More...

World News

Obama caught in middle of unseemly spat over Clinton emails

WASHINGTON (AP) - The latest clamor over Hillary Clinton’s emails has put Barack Obama in a spot where no president wants to be: caught between his attorney general, his FBI director and his preferred White House successor.  More...

New email discovery raises question: Why didn’t Abedin know?

WASHINGTON (AP) - The discovery of another cache of emails potentially important to the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email practices raises an immediate question: How could close Clinton adviser Huma Abedin have been unaware o More...

Clinton challenges FBI, declaring, ‘There’s no case here’

KENT, Ohio (AP) - Hillary Clinton forcefully challenged the FBI’s new email inquiry Monday, declaring during a campaign rally in battleground Ohio, “There’s no case here.”  More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  It was another beautiful weekend for the 57th Fort Ligonier Days celebration. We want to thank each and every volunteer who helped make this parade happen; we could not accomplish this huge task without you. More...

Sports

Seven straight PAC titles for Bearcats

For the seventh year in a row, the St. Vincent College men’s cross-country team captured the Presidents’ Athletic Conference title. More...

Steelers’ Roethlisberger returns to practice, but in limited capacity

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger practiced in a limited capacity on Monday, just two weeks after undergoing surgery to repair the meniscus in his left knee.  More...

Trojans grab No. 4 seed, welcome powerhouse CV for playoffs

Derry Area coach Tim Sweeney attended the annual WPIAL football layoff pairings meeting Monday night at the DoubleTree Hotel in Green Tree, but he didn’t put much stock into it. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man cited for harassment Latrobe police report at 7:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. More...

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