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State police reveal illegal gambling raid probes

The Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement (BLCE) this week executed numerous search warrants and performed inspections of licensed liquor establishments in Westmoreland, Fayette, Allegheny and Washington counties. More...

General News

House votes to toughen animal cruelty laws, tethering rules

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Medical marijuana licensing draws hundreds of applicants

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Lawmakers: Congress close to deal on coal miners’ benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is close to a deal to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose medical coverage is set to expire Sunday, coal-state lawmakers said Wednesday.  More...

Editorial

Thoughtless

Off The Wall

I realize we all have expectations in life. Most the time we assume things will go as planned, but don't count on it. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  Every day, citizens in our community thank veterans for their service by volunteering at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System’s facilities in Oakland, O’Hara Township and its five outpatient clinics, including the one in W More...

Lifestyles

SVC philosophy department spring colloquium Friday

Therese Anne-Druart, Ph.D., of The Catholic University of America will be the featured speaker at the annual spring colloquium sponsored by the school of humanities and fine arts and its department of philosophy at 7 p.m. More...

Youngstown State junior in ‘Who’s Who’

Sydney Vegoda, a junior political science major from Acme (15610), is among more than 200 Youngstown State University students recognized at the 2017 Student Awards Banquet, the Youngstown, Ohio, campus reported Wednesday.  More...

Attorney certified as life member of two forums

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum this week announced that attorney Jessica Lee Rafferty of Greensburg has been certified as a life member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.  More...

Hempfield doctor charged for role in woman’s overdose death

A Hempfield Township doctor was arrested Wednesday for his role in the 2015 drug overdose death of a Unity Township woman, who was one of numerous patients Dr. More...

EWCTC’s JOC recognizes student of month

The Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center’s Joint Operating Committee recognized Greater Latrobe senior Aron Whatule as the student of the month for April.  Whatule, involved in the culinary arts program, was herald being selfl More...

Documentary features former Latrobe synagogue

Aging congregations coupled with inactive younger members have resulted in dwindling populations and Jewish communities struggling to keep their synagogue doors open to the few Jews who remain.  More...

Local & State News

Trooper ambush killer sentenced to death in Pennsylvania

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — The bell atop the Pike County Courthouse last tolled the fate of a condemned killer in the 1980s.  On Wednesday, it rang again.  More...

Drug Take-Back Day set April 29

Gov. Tom Wolf announced this week that Saturday, April 29, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in Pennsylvania. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  More...

Reese charter education reform passes House

Abill authored by Rep. More...

World News

As Trump calls for wall, a look at the world’s barriers

(AP) — As President Donald Trump marks 100 days in office, he is vowing to keep his campaign promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico.  Despite widespread skepticism and Mexico’s refusal to pay for the wall, as Trump has More...

Trump plan would cut taxes for companies — and people, too

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump proposed dramatic cuts in corporate and personal taxes Wednesday in an overhaul his administration asserts will spur national economic growth and bring jobs and prosperity to America’s middle class. More...

White House backs off as lawmakers work to avert shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers are nearing agreement on sweeping spending legislation to keep the lights on in government, after the White House backed off a threat to withhold payments that help lower-income Americans pay their medical bills.  More...

Sports

Wildcats continue to pull away in section standings

The Greater Latrobe baseball team continues to pull away from the rest of the field.  The Wildcats, unbeaten in the section, increased their lead with a 9-1 victory against host Thomas Jefferson during a WPIAL Class 5A Section 3 game Wednesday.& More...

Trojans can’t rally from early deficit, fall to Deer Lakes in section baseball

The Derry Area baseball team couldn’t rally from an early hole, falling, 4-3, against first-place Deer Lakes during a WPIAL Section 1-AAAA game Wednesday at DA’s Grandview Field.  More...

LV can’t complete baseball comeback against H-C, 4-3

A pair of runs in the middle inning proved enough to help host Homer-Center pull away from Ligonier Valley for a 4-3 victory during a District 6 Heritage Conference game Wednesday. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman stopped by possible police impersonator   More...

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