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Police investigating body found in Fairfield Twp.

State police at Greensburg are investigating after a decomposed female body was found Monday morning over an embankment along Route 711 near Mirror Lake in Fairfield Township.  Road workers doing work along Route 711 found the woman’s body More...

Family, longtime friend surprise Derry Twp. man with 90th birthday celebration

When Bill Dunlap’s daughters began planning a surprise party to celebrate his 90th birthday, they wanted to invite family, friends and neighbors to the event held Friday at Latrobe First Church of God.  And they knew the attendance of one More...

General News

High-tech US plants offer jobs even as the laid-off struggle

NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) - Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows - in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company’s plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a 3M supervisor, praising May More...

Report: Ex-police officer to plead guilty to child porn

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts police officer who faces a federal child pornography charge is expected to plead guilty in court this week.  The Attleboro Sun reports that a hearing has been scheduled for Friday in U.S. More...

Officer on fatal Charlottesville crash: ‘Hahahaha love this’

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. More...

Editorial

450 reasons why Pa. should not sell booze

This editorial is not going to be about expanding consumer choice.  Or about adults being able to purchase a bottle of spirits or even a six-pack of beer while doing their grocery shopping.  More...

On the Trump administration and climate change

Over the next week or so, the Trump administration must decide whether to approve or suppress a major federal climate change report. Though scientists have signed off on its findings, including that the average U.S. More...

Open-records law should be applied consistently

We are mystified by the state Department of Health’s decision to put decisions regarding public information in the hands of companies applying for licenses to grow and dispense medical marijuana. More...

Lifestyles

St. Rose Picnic Saturday

Kyrie and Owen Hammers, Chris Vitale and Eva Japalucci announce St. Rose Catholic Church is having a picnic for everyone 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the 4969 Route 982 church.  More...

‘Dixie Swim Club’ to open Aug. 24 at Apple Hill

“The Dixie Swim Club” by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten will open next week at Apple Hill Playhouse, 275 Manor Road, Delmont.  Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24, 25, 26, 31, Sept. 1, 2 and 2 p.m. Aug. More...

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center to mark 26th season; tix go on sale

The Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, 450 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, will celebrate its 26th season with “a stellar 2017-18 lineup of professional, world-class entertainment from all genres, including Broadway, music, comedy, theatre and dance.” More...

Entertainment

Netflix wins ‘Scandal’ creator Shonda Rhimes in blow to Disney, ABC

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix has lured Shonda Rhimes, the well-regarded creator of TV series “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” from ABC — announcing its scoop just days after ABC owner Disney laid out plans to pull programming from Netflix. More...

Stunt driver dies while filming ‘Deadpool 2’ in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — “Deadpool 2” star Ryan Reynolds is mourning the death of a motorcycle stunt driver killed during production Monday. More...

Scaramucci: If it were up to me, Bannon would be gone

NEW YORK (AP) — Short-lived White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci says if it were up to him, top adviser Steve Bannon would be gone from President Donald Trump’s administration. But, he notes, “it’s not up to me.” More...

Ligonier Valley hears about customized learning initiative

Ligonier Valley School District will begin rolling out its customized learning initiative this fall, and the district’s administrators presented information about the changes at Monday’s school board meeting. More...

DARCee check to help fund community park

Derry Borough officials on Monday received a $25,000 check from the Derry Area Revitalization Corporation (DARCee) to go toward required matching funds for a revitalization project at the community park.  More...

Bradenville VFD awarded grant funds for new truck

Derry Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. More...

New standardized test changes to lessen test-taking time

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Changes to statewide testing of elementary school students that will go into effect this year should shorten the amount of time they spend on those tests by about 20 percent, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday.  More...

Police: Woman found dead of gunshot

State police are investigating after a 61-year-old Apollo woman was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head at 5:38 p.m. Monday on the 200 block of White Thorn Road in Salem Township.   More...

Local & State News

Couple found dead in Pa. murder-suicide identified

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of a couple found dead in a Pennsylvania home over the weekend in what investigators said was a murder-suicide. More...

Family will remember the 2017 eclipse — with moon tattoos

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — You think full moons make people a little nutty? The Aug. More...

School district: No outdoor recess during eclipse

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Analysis: Trump’s slow walk to condemning white supremacists

WASHINGTON (AP) - It took President Donald Trump two days to do what both Republicans and Democrats said should have come fast and easy.  More...

Deadly rally accelerates removal of Confederate statues

(AP) — In Gainesville, Florida, workers hired by the Daughters of the Confederacy chipped away at a Confederate soldier’s statue, loaded it quietly on a truck and drove away with little fanfare. More...

Protesters topple Confederate statue in North Carolina

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Protesters in North Carolina toppled a nearly century-old statue of a Confederate soldier Monday at a rally against racism.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  Pennsylvania’s Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides eligible seniors, 60 years of age or older, with four $5 checks that can be redeemed to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. More...

Sports

It’s getting to be that time of year again

Greater Latrobe assistant coach Pat Murray points in the direction for quarterback Jason Armstrong to throw the ball (above) during Monday’s first day of practice. More...

McCabe, Dino’s win Old-Timers makeup games

The Latrobe-Derry Old- Timers Senior Division (55- over) played a makeup game, while the Latrobe-Derry Old- Timers League also played on Monday. More...

Judge won’t reinstate girls after boys’ basketball dispute

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ajudge in New Jersey has refused to overturn a Roman Catholic school’s decision to deny re-enrollment to two sisters after a dispute over one of them wanting to play on the boys basketball team. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Saltsburg man accused of DUI after crash   State police at Kiski Valley report Stephen Martin Sikora IV, 28, of Saltsburg was accused of driving under the influence after a one-vehicle crash at 3:33 a.m. More...

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