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Teen sentenced to house arrest, probation for sexual assault at Greater Latrobe auditorium

A Ligonier Township teen accused of forcing himself on a 14-year-old girl in the auditorium at Greater Latrobe High School will serve a year on house arrest and seven years on probation after pleading guilty to statutory sexual assault Wednesday. More...

Fugitive remains on the run after July 4 incident

A Westmoreland County man who has been on the run from state police since June managed to avoid apprehension again after allegedly pointing a handgun at a West Newton man during a Fourth of July party before running him over in a car as he fled. More...

General News

Pa. budget talks drag into Day 5 of fiscal year

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Primary fight looms for lieutenant governor

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A one-time Democratic congressional candidate plans to run for lieutenant governor in next year’s election, even if she has to challenge the sitting lieutenant governor in the party’s primary.  More...

Police: Wife’s body ID’d; shot, strapped with anchor

A body found along the New York shoreline of Lake Erie with a gunshot wound to the head and an anchor attached to the torso was identified on Wednesday as that of a Pennsylvania woman whose husband reported her missing and then was charged with killi More...

Sports

Latrobe, Unity Twp. advance in Legion playoffs

Bulldogs oust higher-seeded Kiski Valley in series sweep

Thanks to another solid pitching effort, this one from Tyler Kuhns, Unity Township and manager Ed Guzik are right where they want to be heading into the semifinals of the American Legion District 31 baseball playoffs. More...

Jethawks erupt in extra innings, sweep series against West Hempfield

IRWIN — For the first seven innings of its American Legion District 31 Legion quarterfinals game on Wednesday, Latrobe hardly resembled the same team that scored 21 runs the day prior. More...

With brother as caddie, Mickelson ready for Greenbrier Classic

Phil Mickelson heads into the next phase of his career with a new caddie on a course marking its comeback from devastating floods in West Virginia.  Mickelson will have brother Tim Mickelson on his bag starting Thursday at the Greenbrier Classic More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Greensburg man charged with lacking ignition interlock  State police at Greensburg report Mark Leeper, 41, of Greensburg was charged with driving without a license and operating a vehicle without a required ignition interlock after a traffic sto More...

LTMA board hires new manager, accepts 2016 audit

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority will be under new management in the near future after the authority’s board voted Wednesday to hire Joshua Kalp as the LTMA’s new manager.  Kalp, no relation to LTMA board chairman Glen Kalp, More...

UTPC approves conditional use request for bed and breakfast

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Wednesday approved a conditional use request to operate a proposed bed and breakfast with reception facilities just off Route 981.  More...

Derry Township Supervisors prohibit Jake brake in two areas

The Derry Township Supervisors approved an ordinance prohibiting the use of engine brake retarders — commonly known as a Jake brake — within two areas of the township during Wednesday’s regular meeting.  More...

Another suspect charged in area overdose deaths

A second man has been charged in connection with a pair of drug overdose deaths that occurred on the same day in November.  More...

State police investigate more than 700 crashes during July 4th holiday

During the four-day Fourth of July holiday driving, spanning July 1 through July 4, Pennsylvania State Police troopers investigated a total of 741 crashes.  The crashes resulted in 259 injuries and 13 fatalities.  Alcohol was involved in 75 More...

Local & State News

Box Office Top 20: Fireworks for ‘Baby Driver,’ ’Big Sick’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Despicable Me 3” topped the box office over the pre-Fourth of July holiday weekend with $72.4 million in grosses, but there were more fireworks lower down the charts.  More...

Science Says: Too early for forecast on Lyme disease ticks

NEW YORK (AP) — Tick populations are exploding? Tick-borne diseases are on the rise?  More...

Turnpike offers partial amnesty ahead of scofflaw crackdown

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike is providing an incentive for those who owe unpaid tolls or fees before it starts suspending motor vehicle registrations next month.  More...

World News

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake rouses slumbering Montana residents

LINCOLN, Mont. More...

Trump administration to sell Patriot missiles to Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland’s defense minister says the Trump administration has agreed to sell Poland a new batch of medium-range Patriot missiles to upgrade the European nation’s air defenses.  Minister Antoni Macierewicz made the More...

Trump says Russia likely hacked, but nobody ‘knows for sure’

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - On the eve of his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump questioned the veracity of American intelligence about foreign meddling in the U.S. More...

Lifestyles

Mountain Playhouse to present ‘A Comedy of Tenors’ July 11-23

The Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, will present the second show of its 78th season with performances of Ken Ludwig’s “A Comedy of Tenors” July 11 to 23. More...

Church news

Lycippus UMC to host Schalls   More...

Dollar Stretchers

Renew Your Deck   More...

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