April 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

County Senior Games May 2-12

The Westmoreland County Senior Games will be held May 2-12 at Mammoth Park and several other central Westmoreland County locations.  Ages 50 and up are eligible to participate in any of the Games’ 32 events. More...

Friendship Park reopens

A crowd gathers for the egg hunt Saturday as Ligonier’s Friendship Park reopened after a complete renovation. More...

General News

Lawmakers across US move to include young people in voting

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Donald Trump’s characterization of Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists during his presidential campaign angered Heidi Sainz, whose family is from Mexico and who has close friends who are immigrants. More...

Trump: ‘Who paid for’ rallies seeking release of tax returns

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump says “someone should look into who paid” for the rallies around the country Saturday that urged him to release his tax returns. More...

Search widens for Facebook murder suspect

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police in Ohio urged residents in surrounding states on Monday to be on alert for a man who they said shot and killed an elderly passerby seemingly at random and then posted a gruesome video of the killing on Facebook.  S More...

Sports

Opening day of trout season

Eight-year-old Sarah Urban of West Homestead patiently waits for a bite (left) during Saturday’s first day of trout season. More...

Frontier Club, St. Anthony win Teener openers

Frontier Club and St. Anthony recorded victories during the first two games of the season in the Latrobe- Derry Area Teener League.  Frontier Club edged out Heat Siphon while St. More...

GL boys’ lacrosse team optimistic despite heavy graduation losses

Despite losing nearly two handfuls of seniors from last year’s 6-5 squad, head coach Pete Cuda believes there’s reason for excitement surrounding this year’s Greater Latrobe boys’ lacrosse team.  More...

Lifestyles

Westmoreland Bar Association announces new president

At the annual membership meeting of the Westmoreland Bar Association held on Monday, April 3, at Carson's Banquet Hall, Timothy C. Andrews assumed the office of president. He accepted the gavel from John M. Noble, outgoing president of the WBA.  More...

Bar association recognizes Outstanding Young Lawyer

At the annual meeting of the Westmoreland Bar Association, Zachary J. Kansler was recognized as the 2017 Outstanding Young Lawyer. More...

Events of Area Interest

Soup, Salad BarWednesday Christ United Church of Christ, 1414 Ligonier St., Latrobe, will host a Soup and Salad Bar 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at the church. The cost is $7 per person with tickets available at the door. Questions? More...

SAMA to participate in Free Museum Day

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley, One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South, Ligonier Township, will participate in Free Museum Day on May 7. More...

Share-a-Bag sponsorship supports Ligonier Country Market

Ligonier Country Market has extended the deadline for participation in its new Share-a-Bag campaign, and invites the public and community businesses and groups to share in the project.  More...

Voting register deadline today

The final day to register to vote to participate in Pennsylvania’s May 16 primary election has arrived.  Monday is the registration deadline and voters have to be registered in one of the major parties to be able to help pick nominees.&nbs More...

Pennsylvania primary features appeals court, local contests

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A numerous contests for school boards and county and municipal government, as well as a handful of appeals court races will be on the ballot next month in Pennsylvania’s primary election. More...

John Hancock to speak at Latrobe Rotary

The Latrobe Rotary will observe Patriots Day at noon Wednesday, April 19, at DeNunzio’s Italian Chophouse in the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport with a presentation by John Hancock, portrayed by William Johnson.  More...

Local & State News

Boy who died at rotating restaurant in Atlanta identified

ATLANTA (AP) — Officials have identified a 5-year-old boy who died after getting caught in the rotating wall of an Atlanta restaurant. More...

Things we learned from barracks ambush suspect’s confession

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — He decided to attack a state police barracks only a few days before squeezing the trigger. He was surprised the manhunt for him wasn’t more aggressive. More...

ATV strikes deer in Pa., killing softball standout

CLAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an all-terrain vehicle struck a deer and overturned on a central Pennsylvania road, killing a high school standout softball player. More...

World News

Pence warns N. Korea ‘era of strategic patience is over’

PANMUNJOM, South Korea (AP) - Viewing his adversaries in the distance, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traveled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the U.S. More...

Ex-South Korean leader Park indicted, faces trial

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean prosecutors on Monday indicted ex-President Park Geun-hye on bribery, extortion, abuse of power and other high-profile corruption charges that could potentially send her to jail for life.  More...

Trump: China, US working on ‘North Korea problem’

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - President Donald Trump asserted on Sunday that China was working with the United States on “the North Korea problem,” and his vice president told American and South Korea service members that the North’s latest “provocation, More...

Health

How much does cancer cost? New report examines expected patient costs

The American Cancer Society (ACS) Cancer Action Network (CAN) recently released its first report examining the costs of treating cancer, and specifically the out-of-pocket portion patients face. More...

Some of the youngest opioid victims are curious toddlers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Curious toddlers find the drugs in a mother’s purse or accidentally dropped on the floor. Sometimes a parent fails to secure the child-resistant cap on a bottle of painkillers. More...

Weight swings may be risky for overweight heart patients

CHICAGO (AP) — Losing and regaining weight repeatedly may be dangerous for overweight heart patients, a study suggests.  Heart attacks, strokes and death were more common in patients whose weight changed the most over four years.  More...

Entertainment

‘Fast and the Furious’ on road to record global debut at the box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The eighth installment in the “Fast and the Furious” is on the path to becoming the biggest worldwide debut of all time, besting both “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Jurassic World.”&nb More...

Filmmaker learns why she endured airport stops for years

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York filmmaker Laura Poitras endured extra screening at airports for years.  Between 2006 and 2012, she was stopped more than 50 times when she tried to set foot back in the U.S.  More...

‘Survivor’ contestant who outed competitor loses his job

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — “Survivor” contestant Jeff Varner who outed fellow competitor Zeke Smith as transgender on Wednesday night’s episode of the CBS reality competition has been fired from his real estate job.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Greensburg man injured in motorcycle crash   More...

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