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Route 981 project open house set July 26

The latest plans for the Laurel Valley Transportation Project will be on display at an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. July 26 at Roosevelt Hall, 2325 Mount Pleasant Road, Norvelt.  More...

Man jailed for allegedly assaulting woman

A Greensburg man is behind bars after allegedly choking, punching and threatening a 25- year-old woman with a knife early Tuesday morning in Hempfield Township.  Sebastian Paul Weaver, 23, of Greensburg was held in Westmoreland County Prison in More...

A look at the progress of the new LES complex

A drone hovering over Cedar Street in the Fourth Ward of Latrobe checks in on progress of construction on the new Latrobe Elementary School, which is scheduled to open in time for the 2018-19 school year.   More...

General News

100-year-old woman says wine keeps her going

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine resident celebrating her 100th birthday says wine is the secret to her longevity.  WCSH-TV reports Florence Bearse, of Bangor, turned 100 Thursday. More...

Pregnant teen charged with rape seeks youthful status

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. More...

Renewable sources of electricity outpace plants

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in decades, the United States got more electricity from renewable sources than nuclear power in March and April.  More...

Sports

Weather continues to impact Legion District 31 playoffs

The American Legion District 31 playoffs remain in limbo. Three of the four playoff series have been completed, but rain has impacted the schedule. More...

Former GL standout Dalton Hunter helps at Tomahawks’ training camp

Former Greater Latrobe hockey standout Dalton Hunter is currently assisting the Johnstown Tomahawks as the team is conducting its training camp at North Central Recreation Center. More...

Love shoots 63, trails Munoz by two at Greenbrier Classic

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Davis Love III can still get some solid work done in a PGA Tour event. More...

Lifestyles

Service Personnel from the Area

Joint Hometown News Service, Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Maryland, Thursday reported: John Saunders, a 2017 graduate of Greater Latrobe Senior High School, has received an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship to attend The Pennsy More...

Ligonier Valley BPW lauds Woman of Year Rita Horrell

Ligonier Valley Business and Professional Women honored Rita Horrell (right) as Woman of the Year during the June meeting of the club.  More...

The Healthy Plate

Zucchini king of veggie ‘noodles’

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Healthy Plate helps home cooks discover the healthier side of everyday ingredients. More...

Several county offices make change to online access of documents

The way the public accesses county records and legal documents has changed. The Westmoreland County’s information systems department will no longer serve as the central point for online records available at no cost at the courthouse. More...

TSA Precheck back at Palmer airport

The Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck program is returning to Arnold Palmer Regional Airport later this month. More...

DT woman pleads guilty in mail fraud case

A Derry Township woman who was accused of defrauding Victoria’s Secret of more than $30,000 pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh to two counts of mail fraud.  Charlene D. More...

Antiques & collectibles show at Hanna’s Town

Historic Hanna’s Town, 809 Forbes Trail Road, Hempfield Township, will hold an antiques & collectibles sale on Sunday, July 9.  The sale, which has become an area staple, is for anyone who appreciates antiques and unique treasures. More...

Local & State News

‘StarWars’ robbery suspect pleads guilty

A Pittsburgh man who wore a “Star Wars” mask during the armed robberies of pharmacies in Russelton and New Alexandria pleaded guilty to stealing $325,000 worth of prescription painkillers, prosecutors said Thursday. Stephan E. More...

Pennsylvania warned of another credit hit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania was put on notice Thursday that it faces another credit downgrade and higher borrowing costs if it does not improve its deficit-ridden finances. More...

Cosby’s retrial on sex charges set for November

NORRISTOWN, Pa. More...

World News

Trump and Putin to meet at international summit in Germany

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) - After weeks of build-up, President Donald Trump will hold his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a sit-down that will be shadowed by the investigations into whether Trump’s campaign coordinated with Mos More...

G-20 summit in Germany to discuss terror, trade, climate

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) - The Group of 20 leaders’ summit opened in Hamburg Friday amid ongoing protests in the German port city, with terrorism, global trade and climate change high on the agenda. More...

Missile strike on N Korea an unlikely response to aggression

WASHINGTON (AP) - A pre-emptive military strike may be among the “pretty severe things” President Donald Trump says he is considering for North Korea, but it’s a step so fraught with risk that it ranks as among the unlikeliest options. More...

Education

GL Wildcat Marching Band preps for season

Greater Latrobe Wildcat Marching Band is preparing for the 2017-18 season. More...

State ends Keystone Exam requirement for CTE students

Gov. Tom Wolf last week signed House Bill 202, known as Act 6, into law.  More...

Nature camps this summer at SVC

Three different nature camps that encompass the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at St. Vincent College’s mission to foster environmental stewardship through education, recreation and conservation will be offered this summer. More...

Entertainment

Fox TV host suspended during investigation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Fox Business Network host has been suspended after a contributor reportedly accused him of sexual harassment.  The network said Thursday it suspended “Making Money” host Charles Payne pending an investigati More...

Leno’s steam-powered car reaches mountain top

(AP) — Jay Leno’s car now qualifies for the popular bumper sticker, “This Car Climbed Mt. Washington.”  But this was no ordinary car.  More...

Philly honors Hart with cheesesteak shop mural

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Standing in front of a new mural of his face painted on a cheesesteak spot around the corner from his childhood home, comedian Kevin Hart celebrated his 38th birthday Thursday in true superstar style: with his very own holid More...

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