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Drug deaths hit another all-time high in Westmoreland County

For the eighth consecutive year, drug-related deaths in Westmoreland County hit a record number in 2016, according to Westmoreland County Coroner Ken Bacha’s office. More...

New Fred Rogers display

Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce President Don Orlando of St. More...

General News

Amber Valletta pens op-ed against EPA nominee Scott Pruitt

NEW YORK (AP) — Oklahoman, model, actress, mother and Sierra Club ambassador Amber Valletta is “worried sick” about her home state’s attorney general leading the Environmental Protection Agency and said as much in an op-ed pie More...

AP Fact Check: Conway says she misspoke on ‘massacre’

(AP) — Atop aide to President Donald Trump said Friday she misspoke when she cited a 2011 “massacre” in Kentucky that never happened.  More...

Sheriff: Man walked on school bus to slap teen

ELGIN, S.C. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Bridging literature, art and the public

Three, nondescript bridges span two sets of recessed railroad tracks that slice through Greensburg from east to west, separating the Academy Hill Historic District from the Downtown Greensburg Historic District.  More...

Bulletin Board

The flag of our country is flying during February at Major Thomas B. Anderson American Legion Post 515, 1811 Ligonier St., Latrobe, in honor of Terrance A. D’Emilio, M.D.  Dr. D’Emilio served in the U.S. More...

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Lifestyles

Area IUP students named to fall dean’s list

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Friday released the names of students from Westmoreland and Indiana counties who have been named to the IUP fall 2016 dean's list.  IUP students achieve dean's list status when they are full time (12 or more cr More...

Go Pink Boots

‘Flying High’

I was 13,500 feet up in the wild blue yonder when I half-fell, half-rolled out of the airplane, pushed forward into nothingness by the flamehaired guy named Tater strapped to my back. More...

Events of Area Interest

Roast Beef Dinner Sunday

The Church of God, Youngstown, will host its next Roast Beef Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at the 4017 First Ave. church. More...

Derry police nab 22-year old resident in drug bust

North Chestnut Street raid Thursday also nets cash, gun

Derry Borough Police apprehended a suspected drug dealer who was allegedly doing business out of a home on North Chestnut Street and seized drugs, cash and a handgun during a drug bust this past Thursday afternoon, Feb. 2. More...

Unity Twp. seeks PennVEST loan for storm sewer projects

Six areas of Unity Township could be getting infrastructure improvements to help alleviate stormwater issues if an application to the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PIIA) for a PennVEST loan is approved.  More...

Man, woman arrested in Fairfield Twp. for production of methamphetamine

State police at Indiana said additional charges will be filed after they arrested a man and a woman Jan. 28, in Fairfield Township, while serving arrest warrants on the pair for existing charges including the production of methamphetamine.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, FEB. 6  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, agenda prep, Derry Station  TUESDAY, FEB. More...

Teen can’t plead guilty but mentally ill in school stabbings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A teen charged with slashing and stabbing 20 fellow students and a security guard at a Pennsylvania high school cannot plead guilty but mentally ill, a judge decided Friday.  More...

Lawmaker wants bridge named for vet named for Joe Biden

SCRANTON, Pa. More...

World News

Blip, or was this the year fans started tuning out the NFL?

HOUSTON (AP) - It may have been a blip, explained as much by the must-watch presidential debates as by some wholesale turn away from football. More...

‘El Chapo’ lawyers say jail conditions are too strict in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - He’s locked up 23 hours a day. His wife can’t visit him. He can’t call anyone, except his lawyers. More...

Iraqi ‘speechless’ after 7-year-wait to get into US

NEW YORK (AP) - Munther Alaskry first bonded with American Marines over a shared love of Metallica. He later cleared roads of bombs for U.S. troops and translated for them, helping the military navigate his war-torn country. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:  In 1993, when a new Latrobe Elementary School was estimated to be 33 percent more than a major renovation, community leaders chose to renovate. More...

Sports

Lady Wildcats push pace, dictate tempo in victory against Derry Area

The Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team got the tempo it wanted against backyard rival Derry Area. More...

Second-half surge carries ’Cats past Plum

PLUM BORO — With a pair of huge section games on the horizon, the Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team couldn’t afford a hiccup Friday. More...

Good friends go at it for first time

Penn State’s Jimmy Gulibon (left) fends off a shot by Ohio State University’s Luke Pletcher in their 141- pound bout during Friday night’s wrestling match in Columbus, Ohio. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘The Comedian’ a love letter to New York comics

While there are a few good laughs to be had in "The Comedian " — and great cameos by myriad comics — Taylor Hackford's film isn't exactly a comedy.  More...

Sales soar for Milo book ‘Dangerous’; publisher mum on tour

NEWYORK (AP) — Sales are soaring for the upcoming book by incendiary right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos but details of his promotional tour — assuming there is one — are a mystery for now.  More...

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