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Wreck near Teener League field

This Chevrolet sedan reportedly was rear-ended by a pickup truck near the Latrobe- Derry Area Teener League ball field on Route 981 in Derry Township around noon Friday. More...

General News

Famed lawyer Richard ‘Racehorse’ Haynes dies

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston lawyer Richard “Racehorse” Haynes, famed for his flamboyant but successful trial defenses of wealthy clients in some of Texas’ most notorious murder cases, has died at age 90.  Family spokesman Chri More...

Concert fans angry as hyped Bahamas festival is canceled

MIAMI (AP) — Organizers of a much-hyped music festival in the Bahamas canceled the weekend event at the last minute Friday after many people had already arrived and spent thousands of dollars on tickets and travel.  More...

2 restaurants abandon no tipping policy, say orders down

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Acouple of restaurants in Maine are abandoning their no tipping policy.  The Portland Press Herald reports chef Cara Stadler of BaoBao Dumpling House in Portland and Tao Yuan in Brunswick abandoned the experiment bec More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

A new rail-trail has a long history

Slight of build with short-styled hair, the demure-looking older woman stepped to the podium and looked out at a crowd of more than 50 people, which included state officials and all three Cambria County commissioners.  “Welcome everybody,& More...

Bulletin Board

A couple delightful signs of spring:  The fountain in the James H. Rogers Memorial Park was back in operation on Tuesday morning.  * * *  That was quite a rainbow early Thursday evening. More...

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Campus Corner

St. Vincent College presents awards at Spring Honors Convocation

St. Vincent College presented awards to faculty and students at the annual Spring Honors Convocation held Wednesday, April 26, in St. Vincent Basilica, Unity Township.  President Brother Norman W. Hipps, OSB, presented senior Peter S. More...

Church news

Day of Prayer May 4   The Derry community will join Americans all across the nation in observing the 66th National Day of Prayer at Mossback Park (the gazebo) 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4.  More...

Phi Kappa Phi initiates four from area

Four area residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, “the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society,” the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, headquarters announced Thursday:  Sama More...

Mount Pleasant road work slated to begin in August

The Route 31 resurfacing project in Mount Pleasant is expected to begin in earnest in August and officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 took time last week to offer an update at the Mount Pleasant Church of More...

Second man dies in Unity Township crash

A Latrobe man has died from injuries sustained in a multi-vehicle crash at a Unity Township intersection, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed.  According to the medical examiner, Bryan Newhouse, 29, was pronounced dead More...

Former basketball standout honored by Italian team

The ceremony was more than Mike Iuzzolino of Wexford expected earlier this month when Scaligera Basket Verona in Italy retired his No. 8 jersey.  “They did an unbelievable job,” he said about the event. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, MAY 1  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, agenda prep, Derry Station  TUESDAY, MAY 2  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Commissioners, agenda prep, courthouse  7 p.m., Derry Township Supervisors, municipal building  7 p.m., Un More...

Pittsburgh’s Downtown for sale, but no retailers are buying

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After 21 years in Downtown, Denim Xpress on Wood Street recently closed for good, done in partly by online shopping and a lack of foot traffic.  “It’s very hard to compete with Amazon and all the online,&rdquo More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:  FRIDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 6-3, Wild: 8 (six, three; Wild: eight)  Pick 3 3-4-0, Wild: 8 (three, four, zero; Wild: eight)  More...

World News

Trump: North Korea ‘disrespected’ China with missile test

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Friday that North Korea had “disrespected” China by attempting to launch another ballistic missile.  More...

Focus turns to senator with doctor guilty of Medicare fraud

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. More...

Witnessing death: AP reporters describe problem executions

(AP) — The sedative midazolam is supposed to prevent condemned prisoners from suffering while they die, but opponents say several problematic executions involving the drug are evidence that it does not work consistently. More...

Sports

DA’s Zemba signs with St. Vincent College

Derry Area’s Danielle Zemba (second from right) recently signed a letter of intent to continue her volleyball career at St. Vincent College. More...

Lady ’Cats smash Taylor Allderdice in doubleheader, clinch 12th straight playoff berth

The Greater Latrobe girls’ softball team is headed back to the playoffs. More...

Steelers give Antonio Brown help, draft wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster

Take Pitt running back James Conner in third round

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger openly took his team’s wide receiver group to task after a loss in the AFC championship game in January, stressing the team needs to develop playmakers outside of All-Pr More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘Guardians’ returns and it’s better than the first

In James Gunn's sequel to his swashbuckling space Western, the Guardians of the Galaxy do their version of "The Empire Strikes Back," complete with daddy issues but with a considerably more anarchic spirit and enough acerbic interplay among its inter More...

Hannity defends Fox News co-president Shine amid report

NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Hannity is defending Fox News Channel co-president Bill Shine following a report that members of the controlling Murdoch family refused to release a statement of support for the executive.  More...

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