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Two dead in Mount Pleasant murder-suicide

A Mount Pleasant man stabbed a Monongahela woman to death Wednesday before hanging himself in an apparent murder-suicide, according to information released Thursday by the Westmoreland County Office of the Coroner.  More...

DTMA approves budget amendment

The Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) board on Wednesday approved a budget amendment to reflect future charges to the Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA).  In March, DTMA approved its 2018 budget. More...

General News

Suspect arrested after stealing ambulance in California

WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a suspect they say stole an ambulance and led officers on a chase along a Southern California freeway. More...

Billionaire Warren Buffett says hurricane damage will linger

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett says the storm damage in Texas is staggering, but he isn’t sure yet how much insurance companies will have to pay in claims.  More...

Tennessee city revisits $100M flood protection after Harvey

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee city will revisit flood protection plans following flooding in Texas from Tropical Storm Harvey, which came ashore last week as a hurricane.  More...

Editorial

Ignition interlocks are a good start but more needs to be done to keep impaired drivers off the road

Fewer people will be driving drunk in Pennsylvania. That’s the bottom-line result of this law, which was long overdue.  We needed it because ignition interlocks work.  More...

Silence...

Off The Wall

As I stepped outside my door one Tuesday morning waiting for my driver to pick me up, I noticed the number of tractor trailer trucks heading toward downtown, more cars than I could count heading east, and people walking dogs and jogging everywhere.&n More...

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Lifestyles

Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s TGIS concert series continues tonight

Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s 13th annual TGIS (Thank Goodness It’s Summer) concert series of local/live entertainment in the S&T Bank Courtyard and Megan’s Suite at The Palace More...

Events of Area Interest

VFW Post 3414 meeting Sept. 5 The Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul Lizza Post 3414 of Latrobe will conduct its monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the 204 Spring St. post home. New members are welcome. * * * St. Rose RACM to convene Sept. 13 More...

JSO’s 89th season includes free concert in former steel mill

Established in 1929 on the eve of the Great Depression, the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra has survived floods, a shrinking population, and economic uncertainties to become one of America’s premier regional orchestras.  More...

LTMA preparing to handle sewage plant operations

Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) is preparing to take over operation of its Darlington sewage treatment plant from the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County (MAWC) when the operating contract expires in about a month.  More...

Mission accomplished: Stahlstown replica completed after 20 years of labor

It was a labor of love that spanned nearly 20 years. More...

38th annual Labor United Celebration at Northmoreland Park

The 38th annual Labor United Celebration will be held at Northmoreland Park on Labor Day weekend, Sunday, Sept. 3, and Monday, Sept. 4. Event hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.  More...

Local & State News

How to help survivors of Harvey while making smart choices

As a tremendous number of people, businesses and service organizations throughout the country begin collecting and donating goods and services to assist storm survivors in Texas, the Pennsylvania Department of State, the Pennsylvania Emergency Manage More...

3.5 million motorists to use turnpike during Labor Day weekend

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) this week projected that 3.5 million motorists will travel the turnpike during the Labor Day holiday travel period beginning Thursday, Aug. 31 and ending Tuesday, Sept. 5.  More...

Travelers urged to use to online tool for holiday plans

Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to visit the “Historic Holiday Traffic” page at www.511PA.com so they can plan travel times for the Labor Day holiday. More...

World News

Source: Lobbyist in Trump Tower meeting spoke to grand jury

WASHINGTON (AP) - Agrand jury used by Special Counsel Robert Mueller has heard secret testimony from a Russian-American lobbyist who attended a June 2016 meeting with President Donald Trump’s eldest son, The Associated Press has learned.  More...

Trump order undermines rebuilding better for future floods

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two weeks before Harvey’s flood waters engulfed much of Houston, President Donald Trump quietly rolled back an order by his predecessor that would have made it easier for storm-ravaged communities to use federal emergency aid More...

Federal judge blocks Texas’ tough ‘sanctuary cities’ law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal judge late Wednesday temporarily blocked most of Texas’ tough new “sanctuary cities” law that would have let police officers ask people during routine stops whether they’re in the U.S. More...

Sports

Wildcats, Trojans still perfect in boys’ golf with section wins over P-T, GCC

The Greater Latrobe and Derry Area golf teams remain perfect this season following respective WPIAL Section 1- AAA and 2-AA victories against Penn-Trafford and Greensburg Central Catholic on Wednesday.  Greater Latrobe turned in its best team sc More...

Bank gets naming rights to Johnstown’s War Memorial

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. More...

Schwarber hits two homers as Cubs pound Pirates

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are piling up runs and wins. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Pills stolen from medication cart  State police at Greensburg report between Aug. 6 and Aug. 11, someone gained access to a medication cart at a home on Fred Rogers Drive in Unity Township and stole 60 pills of Tecfidera. More...

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