March 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Public meeting planned for county bridge replacement projects

The community is invited to a public meeting from 4 to 5:30 p.m. More...

Man sentenced for sex with incoherent teen at Unity Twp. party

A Westmoreland County judge sentenced a Jeannette man who was arrested last May for having sex with a teenager at a Unity Township house to two years of intensive supervision and 12 months of electronic monitoring, followed by two years of consecutiv More...

VA officials at Town Hall event April 4

Area veterans and their family members are invited to join VA officials at a Town Hall event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 4 at Unity Township American Legion Post 982, 158 American Legion Road, Unity Township.  More...

General News

State’s orthopedic doctors introduce new opioid guidelines

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society has introduced new guidelines for prescribing opioids to residents of the state with a focus on injured athletes.  Gov. More...

Republicans join Democrats against Trump’s Great Lakes cuts

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. More...

UK grants 1st license to make babies using DNA from 3 people

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Newcastle University says its scientists have received a license to create babies using DNA from three people to prevent women from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their children — the first time such approval More...

Sports

DA’s Baum places second in state in 100 butterfly

BY DAN SCIFO Assistant Sports Editor It was one of the single best performances Derry Area coach Jeff Kelly ever saw from senior standout swimmer Zach Baum. But it didn’t produce the previously desired and envisioned ending. More...

GL swimmers excited for return to state meet

Greater Latrobe’s Rylee Jackson and Taylor Miller didn’t make the PIAA Class AAA Swimming and Diving Championships last year, while Carrie Lenz qualified in a different classification. More...

West Virginia outlasts Bucknell in NCAA first-round win

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Coach Bob Huggins has spent the past 10 seasons establishing West Virginia’s reputation on playing a stifling press defense. More...

Lifestyles

LHVB welcomes new director of interactive marketing

The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau recently hired Jared Bundy as its director of interactive marketing.  More...

Campus Corner

St. Vincent students in Rome appear on Steelers website

Four St. Vincent College students who traveled in Rome during spring break posed with a Terrible Towel and sent it to the Pittsburgh Steelers who displayed it on their popular website.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Pancake Breakfast Saturday   Bradenville United Methodist Church will host a Pancake Breakfast 8 to 10:30 a.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man charged after fight in Adelphoi home   State police at Greensburg report Ethan Anthony Chin, 18, was charged with harassment after allegedly striking a 14-year-old boy during an altercation between 10 and 10:30 p.m. More...

County to spend $1.6M on workers’ compensation insurance

After years of being self-insured, Westmoreland County Commissioners voted on Thursday by a 2-1 margin to purchase workers’ compensation and liability insurance from the Housing and Redevelopment Insurance Exchange for $1.63 million. More...

Bigfoot and UFOs: What’s been going on?

Late summer and through November of 2016, several residents along the Derry side of the Chestnut Ridge reported seeing a luminous sphere of light floating up to windows, then passing by. More...

Hello, neighbor!

Even Mister Rogers is getting into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. Some kind soul placed a green hat on the statue of Fred Rogers in James H. Rogers Memorial Park, Latrobe, so he could join in the celebration.   More...

Blaze damages Baggaley home Thursday night

Fire gutted the second floor of a two-story frame house in the Unity Township village of Baggaley Thursday night, according to Youngstown Volunteer Fire Department Chief Barry Banker.  “Originally, dispatch advised there was possible entra More...

Local & State News

Mom found guilty but mentally ill in child bathtub drownings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman charged with drowning her two youngest sons in their bathtub because she wanted to be a better mother to their older brother was found guilty but mentally ill of third-degree murder.  More...

AAA offers tips for safe St. Patrick’s Day

As revelers prepare to don their green & white St. Patrick’s Day apparel, AAA advises everyone to have fun, but to do so with safety in mind. Planning ahead to avoid DUI can keep you and others around you safe.  More...

Cashier admits stealing $13M at Pittsburgh monuments firm

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The former cashier at a Pennsylvania monuments and engraving firm has acknowledged stealing nearly $13 million over 16 years and is hoping a judge will approve a seven-and-a-half-year federal prison sentence for her crimes.&nb More...

World News

Syria fires missiles at Israeli jets following airstrikes

JERUSALEM (AP) - Syria said it launched anti-aircraft missiles against Israeli warplanes in Israeli-controlled territory early on Friday, following a series of Israeli airstrikes inside Syria - a rare military exchange between the two hostile Mideast More...

Trump’s defense budget boost raises questions on strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) - An essential element is missing from President Donald Trump’s plan for boosting the budgets of the U.S. military services by $54 billion in 2018. More...

Florida governor takes case from anti-death penalty prosecutor

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida’s governor has rebuked Orlando’s top prosecutor and transferred from her authority a case involving the slaying of a police officer after she announced her opposition to the death penalty.  More...

Education

Officer Robert Derk, K-9 Officer Rocky visit LES students

Latrobe Police Officer Robert Derk and K-9 Officer Rocky (front row, center) recently visited Latrobe Elementary School kindergarten teacher Marian Ferlin’s (back row, center) classroom, surprising student Maddie Derk (front row, fourth from ri More...

Quiz Bowl participants

Grandview Elementary School students competed in Westmoreland County’s America Quiz Bowl on Feb. 24, at Franklin Regional Middle School. More...

Guess how many snowballs . . .

The students at Latrobe Elementary School recently participated in a “Guess How Many Snowballs are in the Snowman” contest, including Carson Clark, Abigail Wolfgang, Natalie Gessler, Grace Henigin, Lily Haverly, (second row) Cooper Matro, Rachel Lima More...

Entertainment

Louise Erdrich wins fiction prize from book critics

NEW YORK (AP) — Louise Erdrich’s “LaRose” has won the National Book Critics Circle prize for fiction, an honor she first received more than 30 years ago for her debut novel “Love Medicine.”  More...

‘Saturday Night Live’ to air live to all, not taped for some

NEW YORK (AP) — After 42 seasons, “Saturday Night Live” is trying something new: airing live to everybody.  More...

Prince William’s ski holiday sparks media criticism

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince William is taking flak for going on a ski holiday instead of attending a major royal engagement with his family.  Criticism mounted after footage emerged of 34-year-old William busting late-night dance More...

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