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End of the adventures for escape-artist dog

The adventures in Latrobe are over for a little dog named Lacy who in less than two weeks rose to local fame as an escape artist on the run. Not once, but twice. And she won’t be coming back to town. More...

Derry Township Ag Fair queen and court

2018 Derry Township Ag Fair Queen Lexie Ferruolo (fourth from right) of Penn Trafford High School and her court, including Isabel Calabrace, court ambassador, of Greater Latrobe Senior High School (G More...

General News

Police: 6-month-old girl found unresponsive in car dies

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 6-month-old girl found unresponsive in a car at a park in Ohio and has died.  More...

Survey of economists: US sales and employment likely to grow

DETROIT (AP) — Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to rise with them. More...

Toys, eyeglasses, cellphones surface in Ohio sewer system

CINCINNATI (AP) — Workers in a metropolitan sewer district in Ohio have amassed an impressive collection of toys, eyeglasses and other objects that made their way through the sewer system.  More...

Sports

Unity rallies for win against Latrobe, advances to District 31 championship

It’s starting to look like come-from-behind victories are second nature for the Unity Township Legion baseball team.  Against No. More...

Ligonier native Smithley impresses in two races at Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, Ky. — After watching Ligonier native Garrett Smithley in action at the Kentucky Speedway, in front of family, friends and thousands of fans, I think Smithley should have a nickname.  The People’s Driver.  More...

American Legion District 31 playoffs

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Lifestyles

JSO’s new concertmaster to start in 2018-19 season

The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra Friday announced the appointment of Maureen Conlon-Gutierrez as concertmaster of the JSO. More...

Purchase College, SUNY, graduate

Haley Brown of Ligonier graduated cum laude from Purchase College, SUNY, with a bachelor of arts in environmental studies on May 18, the Purchase, New York, campus reported Friday.  The graduates were joined by thousands of family members, frien More...

4-H Youth Building to highlight expressive arts at Ag Progress Days

Expressive arts activities, a butterfly tent and wildlife exhibits are just a few of the many events planned for young people and their families at Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16, Penn State’s University Park campus announced. More...

Searchers recover LV grad’s body from Quemahoning Reservoir

Emergency responders on Saturday recovered the body of a missing Ligonier Valley High School graduate from the Quemahoning Reservoir, ending a six-day search. More...

Unity Legion celebrates

Unity Township celebrates its 3-2 walk-off victory against Latrobe at Whitney Field on Saturday. More...

Women killed in head-on Donegal Twp. accident

Speed is believed to have been a factor in a head-on crash Friday afternoon on Route 711 in Donegal Township that killed two women.  More...

Local & State News

Having fun at Derry Township Ag Fair

Aunt Rachel Ramaley gives her niece Maci Ament, 1, a ride as Maci’s sister Amelia helps at the Derry Township Ag Fair this past weekend. Their family is from Acme. See another photo on Page 1. More...

Swimmer beware: Pennsylvania drownings highlight river risks

JIM THORPE, Pa. (AP) — Katelyn Carlisle nervously eyed the murky waters lapping at her feet. “It’s quick. You gotta swim. You can swim, right?” her friend, Chris Manzi, 23, quipped from the opposite riverbank. More...

Man impersonates state trooper, tries to steal woman’s ring

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania are searching for a man who tried to take a woman’s ring while impersonating a state trooper. Authorities say the woman was pulled over by the man around 5:30 p.m. Friday in St. Thomas Township. More...

World News

Trump’s remarks about changing European culture draw ire

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s lament this week that immigration is “changing the culture” of Europe echoed rising anti-immigrant feelings on both sides of the Atlantic, where Europe and the United States are going throu More...

Charges undermine Assange denials about hacked email origins

WASHINGTON (AP) - At the beginning of 2017, one of Julian Assange’s biggest media boosters traveled to the WikiLeaks founder’s refuge inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London and asked him where he got the leaks that shook up the U.S. More...

Border measures part of Trump’s bigger immigration crackdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - The separation of families at the U.S.- Mexico border caught the attention of the world and prompted mass outrage, but it only tells a small part of the story surrounding the Trump administration’s immigration policy.  More...

Health

New ways to conquer sleep apnea compete for place in bedroom

Every night without fail, Paul Blumstein straps on a mask that prevents him from repeatedly waking up, gasping for air.  It’s been his routine since he was diagnosed with a condition called sleep apnea. More...

Visit the circus during Healthy Family Day at Children’s Museum July 28

Music, movement, food and entertainment — with an “Under the Big Top” theme — will all be part of the mix at UPMC’s annual Healthy Family Day at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

U.S. regulators Friday approved the first treatment for smallpox — a deadly disease that was wiped out four decades ago — in case the virus is used in a terror attack. More...

Entertainment

POLICE ROUNDUP

Charges pending in Saltsburg domestic disturbance   State police at Kiski Valley report troopers responded to a domestic disturbance between a 27-year-old man and 22-yearold female at 3:30 a.m. Friday, July 13, on Stewart Street in Saltsburg. More...

‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ tops charts, ‘Skyscraper’ stumbles at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend and left the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, “Skyscraper,” in the dust. More...

Rapper buys every seat in house, takes strangers to movies

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine rapper surprised moviegoers with free tickets to a sci-fi satire movie.  More...

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