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DASD Summer Concerts Series debuts May 25

The 2017 Derry Area School District Amphitheatre Summer Concerts Series debuts May 25 with a performance from the Westmoreland County Community College Stage Band and Jazz Singers. The free concert begins at 6:30 p.m.  More...

‘Books & Brew’ event big hit for LV Library

Ligonier Valley Library hosted a new fundraising event, “Books & Brew: A Tasting Event With A Literary Twist,” Friday evening drawing an attendance of more than 200 supporters of the library.  More...

General News

Ohio fines pipeline builder over water, air violations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s environmental regulators have issued a $430,000 fine against a company building a natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Michigan.  Energy Transfer is the company building the $4.2 billion pipeline. More...

Trump names 2 to serve on embattled energy panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has tapped an aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and a veteran Pennsylvania official to serve on the vacancyplagued Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  More...

Union pilots say they’ll help restore Spirit operations

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Irate passengers swarmed ticket counters and some started a near-riot at Fort Lauderdale’s airport after Spirit Airlines canceled nine flights, blaming the decision on pilots’ failure to show up.  More...

Sports

Trojans get one more chance to reach playoffs after loss to Freeport Area

The Derry Area boys’ baseball team has one more shot to qualify for the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs.  The Trojans missed out on moving closer to a playoff berth following a 12-0 defeat against Freeport Area during a WPIAL Section 1-AAAA game More...

’Cats rout HA, qualify for lacrosse playoffs

A big win pushed the Greater Latrobe boys’ lacrosse team into the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs.  The Wildcats clinched their spot with a 15-2 victory against visiting Hempfield Area during a Section 3 game Tuesday at Rossi Field.  More...

Lady Rams clinch conference title

The Lady Rams are District 6 Heritage Conference champions again.  The Ligonier Valley girls’ softball team clinched the title following a decisive 17-0, five-inning victory against host Purchase Line shortened by the mercy rule during a c More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent College Boyer School announces 16 seniors accepted to graduate programs

The St. Vincent College Herbert W. More...

Events o f Area Interest

AARP 4907 eyes May 15, Aug. 4 More...

2 WCCC students earn Pa. All-Academic Team honors in Harrisburg

Two Westmoreland County Community College students were named to the 2016-17 Pennsylvania All-Academic Team at an awards banquet in Harrisburg sponsored by the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Salem Township garage burglarized, vehicle damaged   More...

GLSD residents facing 1.75-mill tax increase

The line item for the Public School Employees Retirement System — better known as PSERS — is larger than the tax increase proposed by the Greater Latrobe School District.  More...

Ligonier Township looks to correct stormwater issue

Ligonier Township officials are taking action to stop damaging stormwater runoff from a housing development that’s been plaguing neighboring homeowners.  The board of supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday night to have the Markosky Enginee More...

Airport approves vestibule project for exiting passengers

The Westmoreland County Airport Authority on Tuesday approved three contracts related to a new terminal vestibule at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.  More...

Nemanic to head LH Visitors Bureau as executive director

The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau (LHVB) Board of Directors on Tuesday announced the promotion of Ann Nemanic to executive director, effective May 1.  More...

Local & State News

Penn State University frat members appear in court in pledge’s death

BELLEFONTE, Pa. More...

Pennsylvania civil service agency drops conviction question

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Dance mom to dance con: Abby Lee Miller gets year in prison

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former “Dance Moms” reality TV star Abby Lee Miller was sentenced Tuesday to a year and a day in prison for hiding $775,000 worth of income and bringing $120,000 worth of Australian currency into the U.S. More...

World News

FBI corrects Comey testimony on Clinton aide Huma Abedin

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI on Tuesday corrected the sworn testimony of Director James Comey, who last week told Congress that a top aide to Hillary Clinton had sent “hundreds and thousands” of emails to her husband’s laptop, includin More...

Trump firing Comey shrouds Russia probe in doubt, turmoil

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s stunning firing of FBI Director James Comey throws into question the future of a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible connections to Russia and immediately raised More...

Trump thrusts US presidency into perilous area

WASHINGTON (AP) - With his stunning firing of FBI Director James Comey, Donald Trump is propelling the presidency into rarely traversed territory. More...

Health

Study: Side effects emerge after approval for many US drugs

CHICAGO (AP) — Almost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening side effects or complications, a new analysis found.  More...

Children’s Hospital Pitt Alumni Celebrity Golf Tournament set May 20

The Oakland Zoo and Champion Lakes are again teaming up with local broadcasting legends Curtis Aiken, Dick Groat and Bill Hillgrove to kick off the spring golf season with a five-some scramble tournament to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Pi More...

Department of Aging hosts regional Disorders Forum

Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne recently led a roundtable discussion at a regional Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Forum in Bethlehem, Pa.  More...

Entertainment

ABC plans revival of ‘American Idol’ next season

NEWYORK (AP) — ABC announced a deal Tuesday to revive “American Idol,” only a year after the powerhouse music competition aired its 15th and last season on Fox. More...

Colbert welcomes fellow ‘Daily Show’ alums to ‘Late Show’

NEWYORK (AP) — It was a rare TV reunion Tuesday as Stephen Colbert played host to a gang of fellow “Daily Show” alums on a special edition of CBS’ “The Late Show.”  More...

Kevin Spacey says new ‘House of Cards’ is among ‘best’ done

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Has Donald Trump made “House of Cards” obsolete? Don’t count on it, says Kevin Spacey.  More...

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