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Driver killed, two passengers injured in West Wheatfield Twp. crash

A Bolivar man was killed and the two female passengers in his pickup truck were injured in a one-vehicle crash early Saturday morning along Route 259 in West Wheatfield Township.  More...

General News

Police officers corral loose pig; jokes ensue

WOOLWICH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey were put to the test over the weekend when they were called to catch a loose pig.  More...

Authorities: Shoplifting suspect flees cops, drowns in lake

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a shoplifting suspect in New Jersey drowned when he ran from police and then tried to swim away in a lake.  More...

SUV carrying barbeque grill explodes when woman lights up

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman sparked an explosion of a propane barbeque grill being transported in her SUV when police say she lit up a cigarette.  Orlando police Lt. More...

Sports

Veteran Arthur Moats dominates preseason opener against Giants

Pittsburgh Steelers’ outside linebacker Arthur Moats didn’t feel sorry for offensive tackles from the New York Giants during the team’s first preseason game.  Not in the least.  More...

Bryant happy but humble as Steelers’ WR returns to practice

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Martavis Bryant slowly made his way down the hill that connects the locker room at Saint Vincent College with Chuck Noll Field, his familiar No. More...

Running back James Conner, several others return to Steelers’ practice

The Pittsburgh Steelers started the final week of training camp practices at St. Vincent College with some familiar faces back on the field. More...

Lifestyles

Ligonier Valley BPW plans Sept. Bash, Aug. meeting

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Ligonier Valley is once again sponsoring the Luxury Bash to be held on Sunday, Sept. 17, at Antiochian Village, Route 711 north of Ligonier. The doors will open at 12 Noon.  More...

Area Church News

Back to School Bash Aug. 18, 19   LUMC Ministries will hold their annual free Back to School Bash Carnival at their two locations:  Friday, Aug. 18, from 5 to 8 p.m.at the Latrobe campus, 440 Main St.  Saturday, Aug. More...

Events of Area Interest

Hike Aug. 25; mountain biking Aug. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Teens charged with trespassing on Buffington Township porch   State police at Indiana report a 14-year-old Vitondale boy and a 14-year-old Blairsville boy were charged with simple trespassing after allegedly trespassing on the porch of a home on More...

With business booming in Latrobe, LCRP hopes incubator will continue trend

It’s not easy being a small town in America today — and it’s especially hard being a small business in a small town.  But the Latrobe Community Revitalization Program (LCRP), building off of a recent trend of steady economic gr More...

Unity Township family business closing after 64 years

The buildings at Moyher Lawn & Garden once filled with lawn equipment and parts, outdoor furniture, and Amish crafts and gifts sit nearly void as the business gets ready to close its doors after more than 60 years. More...

Bishop Malesic to lead Mass, rosary and candlelight procession Aug. 15

Bishop Edward C. Malesic, JCL, will lead a special celebration of the Solemnity of the Assumption on Tuesday, Aug. 15, with Mass followed by a candlelight procession at the Bishop William G. More...

Local & State News

Cops: Woman stabbed man to death after bar fight

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 25-year-old Pittsburgh woman has been arrested over the stabbing death of a man found lying on a street over the weekend.  Ashley Henchell was charged Monday with homicide and tampering with evidence in the death of 33- More...

You never know who you might meet

Jenson Savage-Walker, 2, rides with all the footballs that he hopes to have autographed today, being pulled by his brother Ashton Savage- Walker, 7, dad Lakin Walker and mom Christy Savage-Walker, at More...

Rudd Saxman Nature Park to close Aug. 18-19 for spraying

The Westmoreland Conservation District will be spraying for invasive plant species in Ann Rudd Saxman Nature Park from Friday, Aug. 18 to Saturday, Aug. 19. The park will be closed to visitors during spraying and will reopen Aug. 20.  More...

World News

Man accused of ramming protesters pictured with racist group

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The man accused of plowing a car into a crowd protesting a white supremacist rally in Virginia had been photographed hours earlier carrying the emblem of one of the hate groups that participated in the event.  More...

Trump’s verbal shots against McConnell complicate his agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump’s attacks on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell come at the worst possible time, if the president’s goal is actually to advance his agenda on health care, infrastructure and taxes that he’s goading his GOP ally to p More...

Iran lawmakers raise missile, Guard spending to challenge US

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Chanting “Death to America,” Iran’s parliament voted unanimously Sunday to increase spending on its ballistic missile program and the foreign operations of its paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, part of a sanction More...

Health

How can I eat well and stay fit on a budget?

“Ask Brianna” is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. More...

Children’s Hospital researcher receives grant to study childhood cancer

Gary Kohanbash, Ph.D., a neuro-oncology researcher at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, has been awarded a scholar grant of $298,000 from the St. More...

Protecting your eyes during the upcoming eclipse

Later this month, U.S. citizens will be able to see an eclipse of the sun travel across the country for the first time in almost 100 years, and eye protection should be the number one priority. More...

Entertainment

‘Annabelle’ scares up $35M, jolting sleepy August box office

NEW YORK (AP) — The “Conjuring” spinoff “Annabelle: Creation” scared up an estimated $35 million in North American theaters over the weekend, making it easily the top film and giving the lagging August box office a shot in the arm. More...

Video captures Tom Cruise limping after ‘MI6’ stunt

NEWYORK (AP) — Avideo taken on the set of “Mission: Impossible 6” shows Tom Cruise limping after performing a stunt where he jumps between buildings. More...

Willie Nelson cuts show short, cites Utah’s high altitude

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Willie Nelson is blaming Utah’s high altitude for forcing him to cut a performance near Salt Lake City short.  Nelson ended his show early at the USANA Amphitheatre in suburban West Valley City on Sunday night.& More...

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