November 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

DBMA to change billing process for trailer parks

Starting next year, the Derry Borough Municipal Authority (DBMA) will change how it handles billing for trailer parks.  Authority board members on Wednesday approved the creation of a uniform policy for each of the trailer parks within the DBMA More...

Parts of state may see season’s first snowfall

Mother Nature isn’t waiting until winter to dump the first snowfall on the region.  After highs in the 70s today, a strong cold front will lower temperatures and produce snow in portions of Pennsylvania over the weekend.  More...

Warrant sweep yields 52 drug arrests in Westmoreland County

Westmoreland County law enforcement agencies conducted a warrant sweep this week, clearing more than 125 active warrants and arresting 52 individuals, Sheriff Jonathan Held said.  More...

General News

Snow off to a slow start in Rocky Mountains, delaying some skiers

DENVER (AP) - Autumn snow has been scarce in the Rocky Mountains, forcing some ski areas to push back opening day and causing some nervousness about how much water will be available next spring for the Colorado River, the lifeblood of the Southwest.& More...

Eagle rescued from Florida storm drain dies from injuries

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A bald eagle rescued from a storm drain in central Florida has died.  More...

High court dismisses case over high ATM fees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has dismissed a case it took up earlier this year involving accusations that Visa and MasterCard illegally fixed ATM prices.  The credit card companies wanted the justices to overturn a lower court rulin More...

Sports

Wildcats, Trojans sign letters of intent

Greater Latrobe’s Jake Biss (above, seated) shares a moment with Wildcats’ basketball coach Brad Wetzel, father Jim and mother Darnell after signing a letter of intent to continue his basketball caree More...

LV, Bishop McCort to play for D6 football title

For the Ligonier Valley football team, tonight’s the night.  The top-seeded Rams will play No. 3 Bishop McCort for the District 6 Class AA title at 7 p.m. at Altoona’s Mansion Park Stadium. More...

Steelers hoping to break out of road funk

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers can’t explain it exactly. They’re not much into excuses either.  More...

Lifestyles

Red Cross to laud Dave Arnold at 26th annual Gala Dec. 1

The American Red Cross Chestnut Ridge Chapter will host the 26th annual Holiday Splendor Gala on Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Greensburg Ramada Hotel and Conference Center, 100 Ramada Inn Drive. Reception at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. More...

Inaugural Art, Shopping Crawl Nov. 26

Local retailers, restaurants and cultural attractions will be paired with area artists to celebrate Small Business Saturday at the inaugural Greensburg Art and Shopping Crawl on Saturday, Nov. 26.  More...

Campus Corner

IUP nursing professor elected secretary of National League for Nursing

Dr. Teresa Shellenbarger, professor in the department of nursing and allied health professions at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was recently elected as secretary of the National League for Nursing. More...

Cuts, tax increase may be needed to balance 2017 county budget

While all three county commissioners agree they don’t want to raise taxes, the 2017 proposed budget, which includes an $18.4-million deficit, makes it a real probability. More...

Recreation board learns about Youth Equipment Program

The Latrobe-Derry Old Timer’s League is hopeful that its newly-founded equipment program will give area children a boost. More...

Pooper scooper owner from Unity pleads guilty over fake federal badge

A Unity Township man whose company scoops up pet poop admitted buying fake Secret Service identification cards and badges online from China to impress women on a dating site.  More...

Ligonier Valley to play for District 6 football title

The Ligonier Valley football team will try for its first district championship tonight. More...

SVC aging speaker discusses mercy in literature

Dr. William Snyder asked some questions Wednesday night that had easy answers. People attending the third and final installment of the fall series on Spirituality and Aging at St. More...

Local & State News

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Nov. 19 in Unity Twp.

Prepare now for Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling’s upcoming Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection, being held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center, 113 Innovative Lane, Unity Township. More...

Historical society to host ‘Beverages in America’ program Nov. 19

The Westmoreland County Historical Society will host a special program, “Stimulating Beverages in America — Three Centuries of Tea, Coffee and Chocolate,” from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. More...

Woman convicted in medical fraud, patient death charged anew

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman who spent more than seven years in prison for a $7 million insurance fraud and the unrelated death of a patient at her now-defunct Pennsylvania nursing home is in trouble with the law again.  More...

World News

Trump offers national security adviser job to Flynn

NEW YORK (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump is offering former military intelligence chief Michael Flynn the position of national security adviser, elevating a fierce critic of current U.S. foreign policy into a crucial White House role. More...

Flynn: Outspoken general, intelligence pro, Trump supporter

WASHINGTON (AP) - Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the man Donald Trump has asked to be his national security adviser, built a reputation in the Army as an astute intelligence professional and a straight talker.  More...

Trump’s election triggers flood of immigration questions

CHICAGO (AP) - Immigration hotlines are buzzing. Legal clinics are seeing an influx of clients. Public schools are fielding frantic questions from parents and students. More...

Education

Latrobe Lions Student of Month

Latrobe Lions Club President Sharon DeMichela presents a certificate to Alyssa Daniele, the club’s Student of the Month for November. A senior at Greater Latrobe Senior High School, Daniele participates on the field hockey and lacrosse teams. More...

Making a difference

The Blue-n-Gold Pantry at Derry Area Middle School is now stocked thanks to generous donations from students, community members and school district staff, including Derry Area Middle School (DAMS) SH More...

DAMS celebrates Unity Day

Derry Area Middle School students and staff celebrated Unity Day, also known as National Bullying Prevention Day, on Wednesday, Oct. 21.  More...

Entertainment

Directors, stars reveal what they’d buy for a film buff

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Buying that perfect gift for a film buff can be a vexing task, so we went right to the heart of Hollywood to get tips on the creative ways in which some directors and stars might enchant a fellow movie lover this holiday seas More...

Presenter errs with Juan Gabriel’s first Latin Grammy Award

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel won the first Latin Grammy Award of his long career Thursday, but presenter Andres Ceballos of the group Dvicio apparently didn’t realize it was a posthumous prize.  “He&r More...

Priscilla on life with Elvis: ‘Truly lived in a bubble’

(AP) — Priscilla Presley has opened up about her life with Elvis, saying she “truly lived in a bubble” with the superstar.  More...

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