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Kennametal makes donations to EWCTC

Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) Administrative Director Todd Weimer highlighted a recent donation from Kennametal to the school during Wednesday’s regular meeting.  More...

Anti-bullying message hits home with GLSD students

Greater Latrobe junior and senior high students spent time Wednesday learning how to combat bullying with compassion and empathy during “Sweethearts & Heroes” presentations.  More...

General News

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Dow Jones industrial average breaks through 20,000 milestone   More...

Top court reviews free speech case of man’s anti-police rap

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court is reviewing the conviction of a Pittsburgh man for making threats against police in a rap song after he was charged with drug offenses.  More...

Fattah reports to federal prison to begin 10-year sentence

LEWIS RUN, Pa. (AP) — A longtime Pennsylvania congressman convicted of racketeering has reported to a federal prison to begin his 10-year sentence.  More...

Lifestyles

‘The Voice’ performer in benefit concert Feb. 25

The Kiski Area Instrumental Boosters from Vandergrift will host a benefit concert featuring local celebrity Chris Jamison, an American singersongwriter from “The Voice,” with special guest Nick Barilla. More...

Prayer service Thursday evening in Latrobe

Holy Family Parish, Latrobe, will host a prayer service 7 p.m. More...

Events of Area Interest

Support groups eye Feb. 7, 14 meetings   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man cited after Ligonier Street crash  Latrobe police report Jonathan McKenzie, 18, of Latrobe was cited for careless driving after the vehicle he was driving struck a parked 2004 Chevrolet owned by Jack Pyle of Greensburg near 2224 Ligo More...

Derry Twp. man killed today in Route 217 crash

A Derry Township man died early this morning following a single-vehicle crash on Route 217 in Derry Township, according to the Westmoreland County Office of the Coroner.  More...

DTMA approves letter agreement related to Act 537 plan

Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) board members on Wednesday authorized solicitor William McCabe to sign a letter agreement aimed at resolving remaining issues with the Act 537 stormwater management plan’s consent order agreement.  More...

EWCTC student, cosmetology program recognized, highlighted

The Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center’s (EWCTC) Joint Operating Committee (JOC) recognized Alexis Joles, a senior cosmetology student from Greater Latrobe, as January’s student of the month at Wednesday’s regular mee More...

Police make arrest in Derry Twp. substation copper thefts

A Unity Township man is in the Westmoreland County Prison after scrap yard employees recognized copper wire he was trying to sell may have been stolen from a West Penn Power substation and C&D Coal building in Derry Township.  More...

Local & State News

Feds: Ex-cashier stole $9.5M from Pittsburgh monuments firm

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A cashier at a Pittsburgh monuments and engraving firm stole at least $9.5 million from the company during the 16 years she worked there, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.  More...

Fired Cabinet secretary says lobbyist didn’t sway hiring

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School board member defends ‘clean head shot’ Trump posts

MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school board member is defending social media posts critical of President Donald Trump with hashtags saying people could “Make America Great Again” with a “clean head shot.”  More...

World News

Is Ivanka Trump Jewish? In Israel, she has a trump card

PETAH TIKVA, Israel (AP) - Is Ivanka Trump really Jewish?  More...

Farm to table: Abit tricky in winter, but in high demand

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Demand driven by the farm-totable movement knows no seasons, so farmers in colder areas of the country increasingly use greenhouses and similar structures to meet wintertime demand for local produce.  More...

Actor Shia LaBeouf arrested outside New York City museum

NEW YORK (AP) - Actor Shia LaBeouf was arrested early Thursday after he allegedly got into an altercation with another man outside a New York City museum where he has been chanting “He will not divide us” in front of a live camera since D More...

Sports

McGuffey edges Trojans in final bout, takes WPIAL Section 2-AA team title

CLAYSVILLE — This one is going to hurt.  Everyone — wrestlers, coaches, parents, friends, fans — associated with the Derry Area High School wrestling program is going to have a hard time getting over what happened Wednesday nig More...

Citizens board: Video backs cop in Steelers’ coach arrest

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Surveillance video supports a police officer’s version of the arrest of Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter, including that Porter briefly grabbed the officer’s wrists, the head of the city’s Citizen Police Review Board More...

Wildcats readying for busy month, in addition to upcoming WPIAL, PIAA championships

The Greater Latrobe swimming and diving teams are gearing up for a busy month. Then, the Wildcats will set their eye on the WPIAL and PIAA state championship meets. More...

Entertainment

Beloved, pioneering TV actress Mary Tyler Moore dies at 80

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mary Tyler Moore didn’t have it all on her 1970s sitcom, but what she had was enough.  A husband and kids, long the stock TV recipe for female contentment, were absent from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” More...

NJ school district considers removing racial slur from musical

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey high school is weighing whether it should allow students to utter racial slurs during performances of the musical “Ragtime.”  More...

Jane Fonda, Richard Perry halt romance, remain friends

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Fonda and record producer Richard Perry have split up after eight years together.  More...

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