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Two taken to hospitals after CenterTwp. school bus crash

A Lucernemines woman and a 16-year-old girl were transported to area hospitals after a school bus crashed along Rustic Lodge Road in Center Township, Indiana County, Tuesday afternoon.  More...

Derry Area High School graduation Thursday

Derry Area High School’s 2017 commencement will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 1.  The ceremony will be held at the high school stadium, Trojan Drive, Derry Township, weather permitting.  More...

General News

Pentagon declares success for key test of missile defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon scored an important success Tuesday in a test of its oft-criticized missile defense program, destroying a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean with an interceptor that is key to protecting U.S. More...

Reading Health to buy five hospitals, change name to Tower

READING, Pa. (AP) — Reading Health System plans to buy five other eastern Pennsylvania hospitals and change the system’s name to Tower Health. More...

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

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Editorial

Municipalities not to blame for these fines

It’s easy to blame administrators in Wilkes-Barre and Kingston for tax money wasted paying federal fines for failing to meet mandates spelled out years ago. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Pennsylvanians can’t wait for clean water; state must act now

When you turn on the kitchen faucet at home, you count on a couple of things:  First, that the water will flow freely. More...

Lifestyles

Junior Girl Scouts complete Bronze Award

Girl Scouts in Troop 26796 who have completed their Bronze Award are fourth grade Junior Girl Scouts Paige King, Carley Kenney, Madison Haase, Julia Omlor and (back row) fifth-grade Junior Girl Scouts More...

St. Vincent senior wins state environmental educator award

Jennifer C. Urban of Glassport, a senior environmental science major at St. Vincent College, was presented with the Daisy S. More...

SVC philosophy professor speaker at seven colleges, universities

Dr. Michael P. Krom, associate professor and chair of the St. Vincent College department of philosophy in the School of Humanities and Fine Arts, gave seven invited talks at colleges and universities during the past year.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigating assault of child in Derry Township State police at Kiski Valley report troopers are investigating after a 6-year-old girl reported she was physically assaulted by a family member April 10 on Dispatch Lane in Derry Township. More...

Annual Latrobe Relay For Life begins June 3

The 24th annual Latrobe Relay For Life will be held from 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3, to 9 a.m. More...

County museums receive PHMC grants

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission recently awarded nearly $2 million in grants to 141 eligible museums and official county historical societies from 57 Pennsylvania counties, including Westmoreland County.  More...

Bicyclist struck by vehicle in Derry Township

A bicyclist was flown by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh area hospital after being struck by a vehicle along Pittsburgh Street in Derry Township at 6:13 p.m. Tuesday. Derry Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. More...

Local & State News

Pittsburgh man seriously injured in Route 22 crash

A Pittsburgh man was seriously injured in a crash on Route 22 in Salem Township early Monday morning, according to state police. More...

LVW, Westmoreland Museum offering spark of inspiration for writers

Ligonier Valley Writers will partner with The Westmoreland Museum of American Art from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.on Saturday, June 10, to explore selected pieces of art and write about them. More...

Catfish tosser says he was ‘dumb redneck with a bad idea’

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Tennessee man is calling himself a “dumb redneck with a bad idea” after police filed charges against him for throwing a catfish onto the rink in Pittsburgh during the opening of the Stanley Cup Final. More...

World News

Bombing in diplomatic area of Kabul kills 80

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A massive explosion rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul on Wednesday morning, killing 80 people and wounding as many as 350, an attack that left a scene of mayhem and destruction and sent a huge plume of smoke ov More...

Russia fires cruise missiles, targets IS positions

MOSCOW(AP) - Russians warships in the Mediterranean Sea have fired four cruise missiles at the Islamic State group’s positions in Syria, the Russian defense ministry said on Wednesday. More...

New balance of terror: Why NKorea clings to nukes

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Early one winter morning, Kim Jong Un stood at a remote observation post overlooking a valley of rice paddies near the Chinese border. More...

Sports

Greater Latrobe’s Kokoska named Pennsylvania’s Gatorade high school baseball Player of Year

Zach Kokoska is usually the quiet type...at least off the field.  On the field, the Greater Latrobe 6-foot-2, 190-pound outfielder and pitcher lets his bat and arm do the talking.  But Kokoska quite know what to say when the Greater Latrobe More...

Championship Wednesday for GL baseball, Lady ’Cats, LV softball teams

It’s championship Wednesday for three area teams.  The Greater Latrobe baseball teams, along with the Lady Wildcats’ and Ligonier Valley girls’ softball teams will all compete for respective district championships today.  More...

Trojans fall in first round of PIAA volleyball playoffs

The first game was the most important. Derry Area head boys’ volleyball coach Shawn Spencer feels if the Trojans would’ve won the first game, they might have been able to take the match. More...

Entertainment

NBC’s Megyn Kelly newsmagazine features Putin in debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Megyn Kelly’s debut on NBC News this Sunday is a real-life cliffhanger involving Russian President Vladimir Putin. More...

Kathy Griffin apologizes forTrump photo: ‘I went too far’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kathy Griffin says she went way too far when she appeared in a brief video Tuesday holding what looked like President Donald Trump’s bloody, severed head.  The comic apologized later for the video image, saying it More...

Franken: ‘Everything points to’ collusion with Trump, Russia

NEW YORK (AP) — A conversation between two comedians turned serious late Tuesday when U.S. Sen. Al Franken said “everything points to” collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russians.  More...

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