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Lane restrictions slated for Charles Houck Road

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 announced that travel will be limited to a single lane beginning Monday, Oct. 9, along a portion of a busy Unity Township roadway.  More...

Hobgoblin Hikes to be held at county parks

The annual Hobgoblin Hikes are just around the corner.  The only free events of their kind in the area, these hikes are sponsored by Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation and will only be cancelled in the event of dangerous and severe weather More...

General News

Penn State suspends frat after drunk student was unconscious

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. More...

Warren Buffett says government should do more to combat poverty

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett says America will continue to prosper overall, but government and philanthropists should do more to ensure that poverty doesn’t remain a barrier success.  More...

Ford plans $14B in cost cuts as part of new CEO’s strategy

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co.’s new CEO plans to cut $14 billion in costs, drop some car models and focus the company’s resources on trucks, SUVs and electric vehicles as part of a renewed effort to win over skeptical investors.&nbs More...

Sports

GL’s Pevarnik falls in playoff, comes up just short of taking WPIAL Class AAA golf title

Greater Latrobe standout golfer Brady Pevarnik made a charge when his putter came alive. But it was a missed putt that ultimately cost the Greater Latrobe junior a shot at the WPIAL Class AAA individual championship. More...

Lady Wildcats, Trojans get section volleyball victories

The Greater Latrobe girls’ volleyball team avenged an early-season loss, while Derry Area picked up another sweep.  The Lady Wildcats rallied from a 2-1 deficit to upend visiting Connellsville, 3-2, in WPIAL Section 3-AAAA play on Tuesday, More...

Angelicchio, Satterlee await Pittsburgher; Smithley survives Dover Speedway

Racing in October is a definite sign that the season is winding down on the area level as only a few races remain on the schedule.  One of the biggest races of the fall is the $20,000-to-win 29th annual Pittsburgher 100, featuring the Late Model More...

Lifestyles

Area student completes internship

Jacob Feliciani of Derry completed an internship this spring at Applied Training Solutions under the supervision of Schawn Thropp, St. More...

SVC McKenna School guests on WCNS radio show

The Rev. Bonaventure Curtis, OSB, left, assistant professor of business, and Dr. Gary M. Quinlivan, center, dean of St. Vincent College’s Alex G. More...

Church news

Derry First UMC  Kids Klub   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man taken into custody for DUI  State police at Greensburg report that at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. More...

Derry Township Supervisors enter into agreement to help Unity Twp. after fire

The Derry Township Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to enter into an intermunicipal agreement to provide aid to Unity Township conditioned upon the solicitor’s review and approval.  More...

UPG to host Art Show as part of homecoming event

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg is hosting a new activity at this year’s homecoming celebration. More...

Nominations being accepted for state Trail of the Year

Officials from the departments of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Community and Economic Development (DCED), and Transportation (PennDOT) participated in a panel discussion in Reading recently to talk about the connections between greenway More...

Rash of thefts reported in Ligonier Borough

Ligonier Borough police report that sometime between Friday, Sept. 29, and Saturday, Sept. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania lawmakers eye higher hotel tax in budget fight

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

West Virginia again tops State Farm list of deer-car crashes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. More...

Lawyer: White officers terrorized, then paralyzed, black man

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A black man shot by one of three white police officers involved in a November 2012 traffic stop was wrongly “terrorized” and “ultimately paralyzed,” his attorney said Tuesday in closing arguments of his More...

World News

Puerto Rico raises hurricane’s official death count to 34

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The governor of Puerto Rico said Tuesday that the official death toll from Hurricane Maria has been increased to 34 from 16. Gov. More...

Trump sees ‘miracle’ Puerto Rico survival, ignores critics

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Touring a small slice of Hurricane Maria’s devastation, President Donald Trump congratulated Puerto Rico on Tuesday for escaping the higher death toll of “a real catastrophe like Katrina” and heaped prai More...

Las Vegas gunman’s girlfriend returns to US for questioning

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Las Vegas gunman’s girlfriend, back in the United States after a weekslong trip abroad, will be at the center of the investigation into the shooting deaths of 59 people as authorities try to determine why a man with no known reco More...

Health

Biological clock discoveries by 3 Americans earn Nobel prize

NEW YORK (AP) — Three Americans won a Nobel Prize on Monday for discovering key genetic “gears” of the body’s 24-hour biological clock, the mechanism best known for causing jet lag when it falls out of sync.  More...

FDA acts to encourage generic competition for complex drugs

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is opening a new front in its efforts to reduce high drug prices by encouraging development of generic versions of hard-to-make medicines. More...

Concert shooting puts many at risk for post-traumatic stress

CHICAGO (AP) — For the survivors of the Las Vegas shootings, overcoming emotional wounds may be just as tough as recovering from their physical injuries.  More...

Entertainment

Jackie Chan feels ‘useless’ in wake of Vegas attack

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jackie Chan wishes he could have used his iconic, onscreen martial arts skills to help those hurt at Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas.  More...

Kate Winslet boards James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ universe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a titanic reunion — Kate Winslet is joining the “Avatar” franchise, reuniting the actress with “Titanic” director James Cameron. More...

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler talks health after tour cut short

(AP) — Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is disputing rumors about his health after an early end to the band’s tour, saying he “certainly did not have a heart attack or seizure.”  More...

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