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General News

3 killed, 4 injured after car hits bear on highway

DENVER (AP) — Three people were killed and four seriously injured Friday morning when a car careened off a major highway after it struck a bear.  Seven people were in the Chevrolet SUV that slid across the center median, crossing over lane More...

Panel votes to revoke sheriff’s police license

ATLANTA (AP) — The panel that certifies law enforcement officers has voted to revoke the law enforcement license of a Georgia sheriff accused of exposing himself to a police officer in an Atlanta park.  More...

Boxer searches for good Samaritan who saved him

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — A former professional boxer is searching for the man who rescued him after he nearly drowned in a rip current at the Jersey shore.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Autumn: The journey is the destination

Summer’s last day — autumn’s eve — found me driving north along U.S. Route 219 to Dubois and then northeast to the self-proclaimed “Gem of the Endless Mountains,” Sullivan County. More...

Bulletin Board

(Lifestyles editor Louise Fritz is on vacation. This week’s Bulletin Board was written by staff writer Nick Cammuso.) * * * More...

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Lifestyles

WCCC series on influenza pandemic set

Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC), in association with community partners Excela Health, the Westmoreland County Historical Society, the Westmoreland Library Network and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, will debut a fall program at 1 More...

Longtime Westmoreland art museum director to retire

Judith O’Toole recently announced her retirement from the position of The Richard M. Scaife Director/CEO of The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, effective June 1, 2018. More...

Events of Area Interest

County botanical society to hold meeting Oct. 4 Botanical Society of Westmoreland County will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Westmoreland Conservation District (Red Barn), 218 Donohoe Road, Hempfield Township. More...

$4.3M grant to help recruit, retain county firefighters

A planning grant to assist and support fire departments in Westmoreland County has resulted in a $4.3-million federal grant to fund the recruitment and training of 500 additional volunteer firefighters for the 60 volunteer fire departments in the cou More...

DA homecoming

Derry Area High School crowned its homecoming king and queen, David Cochran and Taylor Stewart, at halftime during the Derry Area-Frazier football game Friday night. Derry won 42-0. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, OCT. 2   7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, work session, Derry Station  TUESDAY, OCT. 3  7 p.m., Derry Township Supervisors, municipal building  WEDNESDAY, OCT. More...

State police seek golf club head thief

Pennsylvania State Police at Greensburg are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect seen in this photo, who reportedly has been involved in at least one but possibly s More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:  FRIDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 0-8, Wild: 2 (zero, eight; Wild: two)  Pick 3 2-4-8, Wild: 2 (two, four, eight; Wild: two)  More...

World News

US to Americans: Stay away from Cuba after health ‘attacks’

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States delivered an ominous warning to Americans on Friday to stay away from Cuba and ordered home more than half the U.S. More...

Aid flows to Puerto Rico but many still lack water and food

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Thousands of Puerto Ricans were finally getting water and food rations Friday as an aid bottleneck began to ease, but many remained cut off from the basic necessities of life and were desperate for power, communications a More...

Trump praises Puerto Rico aid, mayor says it’s ‘killing us’

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump pledged to spare no effort to help Puerto Ricans recover from Maria’s ruinous aftermath Friday even as San Juan’s mayor, her voice breaking with rage, accused his administration of “killing u More...

Sports

Derry Area shuts out winless Frazier in non-conference Homecoming game

On a rainy night at Trojan Stadium, Derry Area celebrated Homecoming by putting its opponent away before the king and queen were crowned. The Trojans crushed visiting Frazier, 42-0, in a nonconference tilt Friday. More...

Daugherty’s record night leads Rams past West Shamokin

RURAL VALLEY — Ligonier Valley head coach Roger Beitel has seen a lot of impressive individual performances during his time coaching the Rams. More...

Inside the Outdoors

Stocking days away —

I was delighted to come upon two fellows walking down Ligonier Street in Latrobe heading home after a non-productive evening at Loyalhanna Creek. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: In ‘American Made,’ a new (but the same) Tom Cruise

There are basically two kinds of Tom Cruise performances, and both can look pretty similar on the surface. Each likes sunglasses, going fast and smiling big. More...

Mona Lisa unveiled? Nude sketch may have link to masterpiece

PARIS (AP) — There’s something vaguely familiar about this charcoal sketch of a woman’s face and nude torso — could it be an unclothed precursor to the Mona Lisa? More...

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