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Route 982 bridge work

Work is progressing on the Route 982 bridge just south of Baggaley near Macey Road as rebar is installed for the pouring of concrete by Plum Contracting Inc. More...

Pennsylvania gets Real ID extension

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is getting yet another extension to comply with a federal law that requires driver’s licenses meet anti-terrorism standards.  Democratic Gov. More...

General News

Pa. jail guard suspended, charged in inmate assault

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania county jail guard who allegedly kicked or tried to kick a handcuffed inmate in the head has been suspended without pay and charged with simple assault.  More...

Man pleads guilty in DUI crash that killed pregnant woman

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man charged with drunken driving after he hit and killed a 29-yearold pregnant woman who was standing beside her broken down vehicle has pleaded guilty.  More...

Elementary school cancels classes due to lice outbreak

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In mourning

Off The Wall

Recently, fishers have been telling me they haven’t been getting any hits (bites) while fishing at St. Vincent Lake. Most of the anglers have been scratching their heads wondering what’s wrong. More...

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Lifestyles

New Faith in Action program launched for active adults

Laurel Faith in Action launched a new program for active adults over age 60. Collaborating with the Westmoreland Transit Authority, they are offering guided trips to the grocery stores and mall from stops in Latrobe and Derry.  More...

Baldwin Wallace Trustees Scholarship recipient

Joshua Kennedy of Latrobe is among more than 400 first-year students welcomed to the Baldwin Wallace University campus this fall who claimed $6.1 million in merit scholarships, the Berea, Ohio, campus reported Wednesday.  More...

Pitt-Greensburg’s Written/ Spoken Series to open with Marissa Landrigan, Scott Silsbe

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg’s Fall 2017 Written/Spoken Series kicks off with nonfiction writer Marissa Landrigan and poet and prose writer Scott Silsbe 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

New Alexandria council gets update on pavilion project

A planned community pavilion in New Alexandria is gradually moving along.  New Alexandria Lions Club board member Aaron Slezak said Wednesday that two trees were recently removed that were tied to the project, while top soil will be removed star More...

Local family’s three generations skydive together

You wouldn’t think that a man who just celebrated his 80th birthday would jump at the chance to risk his life in a daredevil stunt.  But that’s exactly what Tom Weiers Sr. More...

Hempfield Township doctor arraigned on drug fraud charges

A Westmoreland County doctor who formerly served as Excela Health’s chief medical officer has been charged with writing more than 300 fraudulent prescriptions in the names of relatives to obtain the painkiller hydrocodone for his own consumption over More...

World News

Plan to scrap state and local tax deduction hits resistance

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul package is getting resistance from an unusual alliance of interests opposed to his plans to scrap the federal deduction for state and local taxes.  More...

Deadly and vast California wildfires could gain momentum

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Wildfires already well on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history could gain momentum Thursday and erase even the modest gains firefighters have made.  More...

Trump hopes to boost lower-premium health insurance plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Frustrated by failures in Congress, President Donald Trump will try to put his own stamp on health care with an executive order Thursday that aims to make lowerpremium plans more widely available.  More...

Sports

Sweeney seeks more from streaking Trojans against Ellwood City

The Derry Area football team is riding a lengthy winning streak and taking down the opposition by lopsided margins, but that’s not enough for Trojans’ head coach Tim Sweeney.  Sweeney doesn’t care about the final score or the m More...

LV boys shut out Forest Hills in soccer

A rain storm was the only thing that could stop the Ligonier Valley boys’ soccer team on Wednesday.  Keeper Andrew Kuzemchak led the way and four different Ligonier Valley players scored as the Rams knocked off visiting Forest Hills, 4-0, More...

’Cats must win final three games to have shot at playoffs, starting this week against FR

As far as high school football games go, they don’t get much better than the one Greater Latrobe and Armstrong played last week.  Double overtime.  No turnovers.  Six penalties.  Ten touchdowns, two field goals and more than More...

Entertainment

Eminem takes down Trump with profane lyrical tirade

Eminem has unleashed a profane lyrical tirade against President Donald Trump — saying he “came to stomp” and taking aim at Trump’s Twitter habits, policy, appearance and supporters.  More...

In historic change, Boy Scouts to let girls in some programs

NEW YORK (AP) — In a historic change, the Boy Scouts are announcing plans to admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and to establish a new program for older girls using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts.  More...

Police arrest 10 people in LSU fraternity pledge’s death

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Ten people were arrested Wednesday on hazing charges in the death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge after a night of drinking, LSU officials said.  More...

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