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Dr. Cyril Wecht moving autopsy practice to Westmoreland County

County commissioners agreed to lease space at the Westmoreland County forensic center located in Hempfield Township to Dr. Cyril Wecht so can move his private autopsy practice, Cyril H. Wecht and Pathology Associates, at their meeting on Thursday. More...

AAA: Travel volumes to increase this Memorial Day weekend

This year, AAA projects 39.3 million Americans will be driving 50 miles or more this Memorial Day weekend, that is one million more travelers than last year taking to the roads, skies, rails, and water, creating the highest Memorial Day travel volume More...

LVHS graduation moved indoors

Because of the anticipated inclement weather, graduation for Ligonier Valley High School today, May 26, will be held at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.  A ticket is required for the auditorium graduation. More...

General News

Point Park athlete drowns before track championship

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — A student athlete from Pennsylvania has drowned in Alabama, ahead of the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship he was competing in.  More...

Texas officials apologize for terrorist award given student

CHANNELVIEW, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area school district has disciplined several teachers after a student received a mock award naming her “most likely to become a terrorist.”  More...

Many poor kids can’t swim; Olympic champs throw a lifeline

Missy Franklin, Cullen Jones, Rowdy Gaines and a handful of other Olympic champions are climbing into the pool this summer to help American kids learn how to swim. They’ve got plenty of work to do. More...

Sports

Large contingent of area athletes ready for state track, field meet

Assistant Sports Editor  The Greater Latrobe, Derry Area and Ligonier Valley track and field teams are sending a large contingent of area athletes to the state track and field meet this year.  More...

GL baseball, girls’ softball WPIAL title games set

Ligonier Valley girls’softball playoff game moved to 1 p.m. today at Martinsburg Central

A third game between Greater Latrobe and Hempfield Area is set. More...

Team Penske optimistic after Indy 500 qualifying problems

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Helio Castroneves has spent the past six years chasing history at the Indianapolis 500, trying in vain to join A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears and Al Unser Sr. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

St. Vincent ‘Bird Nerds’ participate in Audubon World Series of Birding

Three St. Vincent College students participated in the 34th annual New Jersey Audubon’s World Series of Birding at Cape May, New Jersey, on May 6. More...

Music legends to perform; tickets still available

Westmoreland Cultural Trust will present hometown music legends The Crystal Blue Band 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 27, in the Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg.  More...

Friends of CML to accept used books after June 2

The Friends of Caldwell Memorial Library will have their 12th annual Used Book and Basket Raffle Sale June 12 through June 15, during library hours. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Delmont woman injured in Hempfield Twp. crash   More...

Derry Area SD OKs tentative budget

The Derry Area School District on Thursday unanimously approved a tentative district budget for the 2017-18 school year that includes a 2.8-mill increase in property taxes.  The proposed spending plan passed, 6-0, by way of a roll call vote. More...

Fort Ligonier commemorates Memorial Day weekend with Trivia Night, history events

Fort Ligonier will kick off summer with a fun schedule of Memorial Day Weekend events, beginning Friday, May 26, with Trivia Night. More...

Engineering group, Chicken rentals at LCM

The highlights for this weekend’s Ligonier Country Market, scheduled Saturday, May 27, include:  More...

Ligonier Art Walk will feature painting demonstration

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA) at Ligonier Valley will offer a painting demonstration by artist Doreen Currie as part of the Ligonier Art Walk on May 27.  More...

Family members return to Flight 93 Memorial for speaker series

Family members of two people who lost their lives when Flight 93 crashed into a Somerset County field on Sept. 11, 2001, will kick-off the Flight 93 Speaker Series this weekend. More...

Local & State News

Merger of prisons, parole agencies hits opposition in House

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

Pitt counseling director accused of child porn possession

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The director of the University of Pittsburgh’s counseling center has been arrested on child porn charges.  The university released a statement saying Edward Michaels, of Wilkinsburg, had been placed on leave after h More...

Court tightens rules for seizing properties tied to crime

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Trump, G7 peers seek deals on terrorism, trade, climate

TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) - The differences are well-known: climate change, trade and migration threaten to throw a summit of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies off its consensus game, with U.S. President Donald Trump cast as the spoiler-in-chief. More...

Lawyer says Kushner willing to cooperate with investigators

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said. More...

UK police make new arrest in concert bombing investigation

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - British police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing made a new arrest Friday while continuing to search addresses associated with the attacker who killed 22 people. More...

Education

Derry Area students recognized at annual awards ceremony

Derry Area High School students were recognized for earning awards and scholarships during an awards ceremony held May 10:  The following students were recipients of awards and/or scholarships during the event:  More...

DA students attend conference

Nine Derry Area High School Student Council members and their advisor attended the Pennsylvania Student Leadership Consortium (PASLC) on April 21, at the Penn State-Fayette campus, hosted by Laurel Highlands School District.  More...

SVC Get Acquainted Day Open Houses scheduled June 17, July 15, Aug. 19

St. Vincent College (SVC)’s Office of Admission and Financial Aid has announced plans for upcoming Get Acquainted Day Open Houses for prospective students and their families on Saturdays, June 17, July 15 and Aug. 19.  More...

Entertainment

USAA pulling ads from Hannity’s Fox News show

NEW YORK (AP) — Financial services firm USAA is adding itself to the list of companies that have pulled advertising from Sean Hannity’s Fox News Channel show. More...

After Manchester attack, Aerosmith still on European tour

LONDON (AP) — Aerosmith’s Joe Perry says the band’s European dates will not be canceled in the wake of Monday’s deadly attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.  Perry said he initially thought the band More...

‘Hamilton’ star to perform at Boston July 4th celebration

BOSTON (AP) — Tony Award-winning actor and musician Leslie Odom Jr., who starred in the Broadway phenomenon “Hamilton,” will be among the guest artists at Boston’s iconic July Fourth concert and fireworks celebration. More...

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