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Derry Borough officials to address trash at home

Derry Borough officials are looking to address problems related to an abandoned home in the borough.  Borough secretary/treasurer Lori Latta said the home on 402 South Ligonier St. More...

Latrobe police seeking suspect in string of gas station robberies

An early-morning gas station robbery Sunday was the third in what city police believe is a connected series of similar crimes.  According to Latrobe police, no injuries were reported after a suspect robbed the Sunoco A-Plus convenience store on More...

General News

Cops: Friend who found OD’d couple, baby dead also stole gun

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who found a couple dead of apparent heroin overdoses along with their starved infant has been jailed on charges he stole a gun from their residence and sold it.  More...

Breedlove, land-speed record breaker, can sue Chicago museum

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has ruled that Craig Breedlove can move forward with his legal claim that Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry damaged the jet car he used to set a land-speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in 1964. More...

Black waitress finds racist note on customer receipt

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Editorial

Resolve to help small business and a better jobs climate will follow

Commentary

We all do it. On New Year's Day, we step on the scale or look in the mirror and then resolve to improve our lives or the shape we're in. More...

Congress must act on Miners Protection Act

When thousands of union miners rallied at the Greene County Fairgrounds in April, they were hopeful the federal government could find a way to preserve the health care benefits and pensions that retirees were promised during their working years.  More...

Act 13 needs monitored for fairness

When the Pennsylvania General Assembly passes a law, it ought to ensure that it’s being administered properly — and, if not, find a way quickly to fix what’s wrong.  More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

St. Vincent advertising students win ‘Reimagining Our Westmoreland’ competition

Six St. Vincent College students enrolled in Jennifer Miele’s Advertising and Promotion course, were named first place winners of a competition designed to reimagine the marketing of Westmoreland County. More...

WSO to present ‘London Calling’ Jan. 28

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will present “London Calling” on Saturday, Jan. 28, in the Palace Theatre, Greensburg. More...

Penn College announces graduates, dean’s list

The fall 2016 dean’s list and graduates have been announced at Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University. Penn College held a commencement ceremony Dec. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man arrested after domestic dispute   Latrobe police report Jesse McBryar, 30, of Latrobe was arrested for simple assault, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, harassment and terroristic threats after an alleged dom More...

Happy motoring?

The cold weather produced these beautiful icicles in the Carney Arch off Unity Cemetery Road in Unity Township. Let’s hope your car isn’t caught when the warm weather this week brings them down. More...

Latrobe council OKs recreational burning, including wood

After months of deliberation, Latrobe council voted 5-2 Monday night to approve an ordinance permitting recreational burning in the city, despite concerns voiced by fire chief John Brasile, police chief James Bumar and some residents last year. More...

LV school board resolves any tax increase will remain within index

Any property tax increase in Ligonier Valley School District for the district’s 2017-18 budget will be capped at 1.9 mills, though school officials said it is too early in the budget cycle to specify as to how much taxes will rise, if at all. More...

County parks to host Comedy Nights

A pair of Comedy Nights hosted by Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation and the Westmoreland Heritage and Five Star Trail chapters will be held in February and March.  More...

Local & State News

Steelers assistant coach accused of assault hours after win

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former Pro Bowl linebacker and current Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter was charged early Monday with assaulting a doorman at a bar and a police officer who intervened hours after the team’s wild card win More...

DA declines to charge principal recorded threatening teen

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Allegheny County District Attorney’s office has declined to charge a western Pennsylvania high school principal whose threats toward a student were secretly recorded.  More...

Man admits to threatening judge, his daughter’s grandmother

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has admitted to threatening his daughter’s grandmother, a prosecutor and a judge.  More...

World News

Northern California, Nevada brace for more storms

FORESTVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Northern California and Nevada braced for another powerful storm after getting lashed by downpours that flooded roads, homes and vineyards and toppled a storied giant sequoia. More...

Trump son-in-law Kushner to take senior White House role

NEW YORK (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump’s influential son-in-law Jared Kushner will join him in the White House as a senior adviser, transition officials said Monday, putting the young real estate executive in position to exert broad sway More...

Democrats to press attorney general pick as hearing opens

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, is set to be questioned by his peers in a high-visibility Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing.  More...

Sports

Ligonier Valley posts season high in points in conference win over Blairsville

Ligonier Valley posted a season high in scoring at home Monday night, but that doesn’t mean head coach Todd Hepner was completely satisfied with his Rams’ 86-68 victory over Blairsville in a District 6 Heritage Conference game. More...

Quaker Valley pulls away from Greater Latrobe hockey team, 5-2

A third-period surge allowed Quaker Valley to defeat the visiting Greater Latrobe hockey team, 5-2, during a PIHL Class AA game played Monday at Baierl Ice Complex in Warrendale. More...

Wildcats, Trojans sweep in swimming

It was a clean sweep for the Greater Latrobe and Derry Area swim teams on Monday in non-section meets. The Greater Latrobe girls defeated host Penn Hills, 92- 77, while the boys secured an 84-64 victory. More...

Entertainment

Meryl Streep overrated? Trump picks decorated star

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday, calling Meryl Streep “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood” following her speech Sunday night at the Golden Globe awards.  More...

AP Fact Check: Red gowns a-plenty in Washington dress shops

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Ladies in Washington planning to celebrate Donald Trump’s inauguration as the next president won’t, it turns out, need a fairy godmother to find something to wear. More...

U2 to play full ‘Joshua Tree’ album on stadium tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U2 will play the entirety of its classic 1987 album, “The Joshua Tree,” at each stop during a summer stadium tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its release. More...

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