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TSA finds fake hand grenade at airport

A replica hand grenade was discovered last week inside a passenger’s carry-on bag at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, according to a Transportation Security Administration (TSA)-operated website.  More...

Ligonier Twp. man charged after taking gun to WCCC

Westmoreland County Park Police charged a Ligonier Township man with gun offenses after he allegedly took a concealed handgun inside Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) on Monday. More...

Big changes coming to beer sales in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Big changes are coming to beer sales in Pennsylvania.  Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation Tuesday that will allow the state’s more than 1,000 beer distributors to sell suds in any quantity. More...

LVHS to host county drug abuse forum Thursday

The public is welcome to attend a Westmoreland County drug abuse forum from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Ligonier Valley High School auditorium, 40 Springer Road, Ligonier Township.  More...

General News

Gay couple: Hateful note left on door after Trump’s election

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A gay couple in West Virginia says someone left a note with an anti-gay slur outside their home after Donald Trump’s election. More...

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Energy companies lead indexes higher as oil price soars   More...

Cholesterol drug shows promise to help reverse heart disease

NEWORLEANS (AP) — For the first time, a new drug given along with a cholesterol-lowering statin medicine has proved able to shrink plaque that is clogging arteries, potentially giving a way to undo some of the damage of heart disease.  More...

Sports

Stewart leads list of SVC football players recognized by PAC

Derek Stewart was named Newcomer of the Year by the Presidents’Athletic Conference and the St. More...

St. Vincent men drops hoops season opener at Hiram

The St. Vincent men’s basketball team opened the 2016- 17 season Tuesday with a 93-71 loss to Hiram College at Price Gymnasium in Ohio.  Sophomore guard Mike Simmons gave SVC a 2-0 lead with a layup to start the contest. More...

John Carroll downs SVC women in season opener

The St. Vincent women’s basketball team dropped a 73-58 road decision Tuesday to John Carroll University in the 2016-17 season opener for both teams.  John Carroll scored the initial basket of the contest on their first possession. More...

Lifestyles

2016 CROPWalk collects $5,232

Ligonier’s CROP Walk coordinator Rita Horrell of Darlington Monday announced the 2016 totals are in.  More...

SVC grad talks about career as attorney, Navy officer

David A. Wagner, JD, spoke to current St. Vincent College students majoring in criminology, law and society about his career as an attorney and officer in the U.S. More...

SVC students make ‘Jared Boxes’ for children in area hospital

The Rev. Killian Loch, OSB, director of campus ministry at St. More...

GLSD okays debt resolution for new elementary school building

Greater Latrobe School Board members on Tuesday approved a debt resolution for the Latrobe Elementary School building project.  The resolution pertains to funding for the “first leg” of the new school building, said Carl Lynch of Lyn More...

LMA, Wimmerton board making progress in water problem talks

Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) and the First Wimmerton Community Association (FWCA) Board of Directors are working together to try to come up with a solution for problems with water pressure which reportedly have affected the Wimmerton housing pla More...

Former Ligonier man appealing life sentences

The former Ligonier man serving two life sentences for the 2011 killings of a Washington Township couple is counting on his mother’s testimony in an appeal contending he was not properly represented during the 2013 trial in which he was convict More...

County man charged with ‘violent child abuse’

A Greensburg man charged with abusing his former girlfriend’s young son at a Derry apartment in April is in custody.  State police at Greensburg charged Cory Andrew Kuntz, 23, with aggravated assault on a victim less than 6 years old and e More...

Greensburg Salem avoids strike at 11th hour

Greensburg Salem School District has averted a teachers’ strike after an overnight bargaining session resulted in a tentative contract, school officials announced early this morning.  Teachers at Greensburg-Salem had planned to strike this More...

Local & State News

Westmoreland criminal court decisions

This is a list of criminal cases handled by judges in the most recent hearings of Westmoreland County criminal court.  Some of these cases involve first-time offenders who have been enrolled in the court’s Accelerated Rehabilitative Dispos More...

Stretching your dairy dollar workshops start Nov. 17

Penn State Extension educators have a fall series of workshops planned in western Pennsylvania, aimed at addressing the need for dairy producers to stretch their dairy dollar.  When volatile milk prices are low, seemingly small details can have More...

Whitney-Hostetter VFD October call reports

According to fire chief/secretary Tony Matuszky, the Whitney Hostetter Volunteer Fire Department was been very busy in October.  More...

World News

Amid strains, Trump says only he knows finalists for Cabinet

NEW YORK (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump hadn’t been seen in public for days when he walked into New York’s 21 Club to applause from fellow diners. More...

Obama arrives at Greek Acropolis

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - President Barack Obama is starting his final day in Greece with a tour of the Acropolis, the nation’s most famous ancient monument. More...

Iraqi forces attack IS in east Mosul neighborhood

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) - Iraqi special forces pushed deeper into the northern city of Mosul on Wednesday, backed by airstrikes but under attack by rockets and suicide bombers from the Islamic State group. More...

Health

3 arthritis pain drugs prove equally safe for the heart

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anew study gives some reassurance to arthritis sufferers who want pain relief but are worried about side effects. More...

Fast-food fan Trump could remake healthy school lunches

WASHINGTON (AP) — Will President-elect Donald Trump remake school lunches into his fast-food favorites of burgers and fried chicken?  More...

A look at food policy and potential Trump changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration was the first to significantly raise the profile of food policy, championing laws and pushing through regulation to make food safer, more nutritious and better labeled.  A look at some of those po More...

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