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Demolition of unsafe structure OK’d by Derry Twp. Supervisors

The Derry Township Supervisors approved a motion Tuesday to demolish an unsafe, dilapidated, animal-infested structure located at 1230 St. Clair St. within the township.  More...

Unity Twp. planners OK car dealership expansion

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday voted to grant preliminary and final approval of the site plan for an expansion of Laurel Valley Motors, 3656 Route 30, located in B-3 Regional Commercial and M-1 Manufacturing zoning districts.  More...

Happy Birthday

Marion Smith, a former resident of Hillside, Derry Township, turns 102 on Wednesday, Feb. 8. More...

General News

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos vows to be ‘tireless advocate for all students’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos vowed to be a “tireless advocate for all students” after being confirmed for the job by the slimmest possible margin in a culmination of an unusually contentious nomination fight.&nb More...

DA: Handyman kept ‘perverse shrine’ to serial child rape

A Pennsylvania handyman accused of serial child rape kept a “perverse shrine” in his trailer home — as many as 1,000 pairs of used girl’s underwear — and documented his crimes in hundreds of disturbing, graphic images and writings, authorities said. More...

Mom says she caught day care worker breastfeeding her child

CARRBORO, N.C. More...

Health

Children’s Hospital ranked highest in U.S. for liver transplant outcomes

The Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is ranked highest in the United States for pediatric liver transplant outcomes, according to January data released from the Scientific Registry of Transplan More...

Pitt-Greensburg to present discussion on opioid epidemic

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will present renowned epidemiologist Donald S. Burke, MD, in a discussion entitled, “The Opioid Epidemic: How did we get here, and what do we do now?”  More...

Allegheny General Hospital receives 12th Consumer Choice Award

Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), part of Allegheny Health Network (AHN), has been named a 2017 Consumer Choice Award winner by National Research Corporation (NRC). More...

Lifestyles

Young Artists Competition Winners’ Recital Sunday

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra and co-presenter Seton Hill University announce that the Tribune Review 2017 Young Artists Competition Winners’ Recital will take place 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. More...

Campus Corner

IUP campus site of ROTC training Feb. 9   Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s ROTC program will stage a training exercise on the Indiana campus 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Westmoreland/Frick Foundation’s ‘Black Tie, Baby!’ cutoff March 1

Save the date for a bundle of joy and laughter when Westmoreland/Frick Hospital Foundation presents “Black Tie, Baby!, a Casino Night,” 6 p.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man charged with harassment at Torrance State Hospital  State police at Greensburg report a 44-year-old man was charged with harassment after he allegedly shoved a 67-yearold man during an argument between 7 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. More...

Former fire chief, wife get probation for stealing $68,000

Although the former chief of Eastern Derry Township Volunteer Fire Department and his wife were in court Tuesday to plead guilty to stealing more than $68,000 from the department, causing serious financial struggles, which ultimately led to its closu More...

Derry Twp. Supervisors ratify agreement, vote for sewage project

The Derry Township Supervisors on Tuesday approved a resolution for the beginnings of a potential sewage project around Keystone State Park in addition to a separate motion for the ratification of an agreement with township employees.  More...

Gov. Wolf seeks cuts, revenues to plug $3B budget gap

Wants to bump minimum wage to $12 an hour

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Building on an ambitious bet that he can squeeze savings out of state government, Gov. More...

Man arrested on drug charges in Burrell Twp.

A Washington man was arrested Monday in Burrell Township after state police at Indiana found marijuana in his vehicle during a traffic stop. More...

Ex-convict jailed after threatening Westmoreland County judge

A Seward woman who served time in prison for the death of her sixth husband is behind bars again after being charged Monday with terroristic threats and disorderly conduct.  More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania Senate passes bill targeting sanctuary cities

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

City Council unanimously accepts new Pittsburgh police chief

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh City Council has unanimously approved promoting a 24-year veteran officer to police chief.  Mayor Bill Peduto last month picked Scott Schubert, a former assistant chief and zone commander, to permanently replac More...

Student dead after frat fall; help not called for 12 hours

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Penn State University fraternity did not summon paramedics for a student who fell down a stairwell until about 12 hours after the incident. More...

Sports

Wildcats turn tables on Fox Chapel, move into tie for second place in section

Home showdown with front-running Penn Hills to decide championship

FOX CHAPEL — Turnabout is fair play...at least as far as Greater Latrobe is concerned.  The first time the Wildcats played Fox Chapel at home, they got “punched in the mouth.”  Brad Wetzel’s words.  More...

Rams drop West Shamokin, advance to conference title game

RURAL VALLEY — With their home gym rocking and an 11-9 lead after the first quarter, the West Shamokin Wolves seemed poised to pull off a victory and earn a trip to the Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Kovalchick Convention and Athlet More...

Houston police still searching for missing Brady jersey

HOUSTON (AP) — Tom Brady and his missing jersey have still not been reunited.  The investigation, which is being led by the Houston police department’s Major Offenders division, has so far not turned up any leads on who swiped the je More...

Entertainment

Jack Nicholson attached to remake Oscar nom ‘Toni Erdmann’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a seven year hiatus from film, Jack Nicholson is expected to return to the big screen in an English language remake of the Oscar-nominated German comedy “Toni Erdmann.” Nicholson and Kristen Wiig are attache More...

Playwright Lorraine Hansberry among women hall of fame class

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. More...

Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl appearance spurs huge digital sales

NEW YORK (AP) — The Super Bowl was a triumph for fans of the New England Patriots but it also became very lucrative for Lady Gaga. The superstar singer who performed at the halftime show sold about 150,000 digital albums and songs in the U.S. More...

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