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State must start freezing spending, top senator says

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf should start freezing spending on various programs because the deficit-strapped state government soon will not be able to pay every bill on time, Pennsylvania’s ranking state senator said Monday. More...

General News

Officials: NY boy, 9, was fatally shot by brother, 10

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — New York authorities say a 9-year-old boy fatally shot inside his family’s Syracuse home was hit by a bullet fired by his older brother from a gun illegally owned by the boys’ father. More...

Police hunt suspected TV thief in ‘I’m Broke Baby’ T-shirt

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — Police in suburban Kansas City are on the hunt for a man accused of stealing a TV while wearing a T-shirt with the phrase “I’m Broke Baby” on it.  More...

China to again have one of the world’s fastest bullet trains

BEIJING (AP) — After cutting back the speed of the Beijing to Shanghai bullet train following a deadly crash, China is set to again make it one of the world’s fastest.  More...

Editorial

Leave a lasting legacy in this world

While most of us will not be world-class Olympic athletes, Oscar-winning movie stars or generals who command great battles, we still have a desire to leave some type of mark on this world. More...

Pa. needs to get its revenue act together

What’s not to like about the Pennsylvania Senate’s attempt to balance the state’s out-of-kilter budget? More...

Password fancies: Once again, expert advice proves to be way wrong

In 2003, a mid-level manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology named Bill Burr created a template for generating what he insisted would be nearly impossible-tobreak computer passwords. More...

Lifestyles

Big crowd visits SVC to view solar eclipse

Dr. John Smetanka at the St. Vincent College eclipse-viewing party on Monday. More...

Russian Grand Ballet to present ‘Swan Lake’ at Palace Theatre

The Russian Grand Ballet is pleased to present one of the world’s most famous ballets, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at The Palace Theatre, 21 W Otterman St., Greensburg. More...

Tiny rocks spreading joy in Somerset

SOMERSET, Pa. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Mount Pleasant Township man arrested for assault   State police at Greensburg report a Mount Pleasant Township man was taken into custody and held at Westmoreland County Prison after an alleged domestic incident on Clay Avenue in Mount Pleasant More...

Motorcycle passenger killed in HT crash

A Lemont Furnace woman was killed Sunday night when the motorcycle on which she was a passenger struck a pickup truck at a Hempfield Township intersection.  More...

Unity Twp. Route 982 bridge construction to begin week of Sept. 5

Construction for the Route 982 (Latrobe Street) bridge, which spans Nine Mile Run in Unity Township, had previously been postponed. Construction is now expected to begin during the week of Sept. 5, and be complete in late October.  More...

Pleasant Unity man jailed after alleged burglary, attempted rape

A Unity Township man is in Westmoreland County Prison after state police allege he broke into a woman’s home Friday near Pleasant Unity, restrained her after hitting her in the head with a handgun and attempted to rape her.  More...

Local & State News

Pittsburgh police, FBI looking for wig-wearing bank robber

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police and FBI agents are trying to find a bank robber who wore an unkempt woman’s wig disguise himself. More...

Movie prop money being passed as real in Pa. town

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — Movie prop money is being passed as though it’s real in one western Pennsylvania city.  Aliquippa police have posted pictures of a fake $20 bill that was passed at a local business.  More...

Marketing study: Philadelphia soda tax chasing away buyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A marketing study says Philadelphia’s 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on soda and other sweetened drinks is chasing customers out of the city.  More...

World News

Trump vows continued fight in Afghanistan; reversing stance

WASHINGTON (AP) - Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, President Donald Trump recommitted the United States to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, declaring U.S. More...

Analysis: Trump promises victory, but his plan is murky

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is vowing to win what has seemed to be an unwinnable war.  How he plans to do so is still murky despite the months of internal deliberations that ultimately persuaded Trump to stick with a conflict he has More...

Divers search McCain’s flooded compartments for 10 sailors

SINGAPORE (AP) - The focus of the search for 10 U.S. sailors missing after a collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters shifted Tuesday to the damaged destroyer’s flooded compartments.  More...

Sports

GL, LV show their inexperience at Gary Garrison Golf Invitational

Greater Latrobe and Ligonier Valley’s golf teams had an opportunity to see how they stacked up against some of the best in the region on Monday at the Gary Garrison Invitational at Latrobe County Club. More...

Puig homers as Dodgers beat Pirates in 12 innings, 6-5

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Yasiel Puig spent Monday afternoon eagerly awaiting the solar eclipse at PNC Park, then provided a moonshot of his own to wrap things up late into the night.  Puig homered in the 12th inning, sending the Los Angeles Dodge More...

Sports Briefs

DA opens golf season with win The Derry Area boys’ golf team opened its WPIAL Section 2-AA home slate with a 232-301 victory against visiting Geibel Catholic Monday at Latrobe Elks Golf Club. More...

Entertainment

Cosby hires Michael Jackson’s lawyer for sex assault retrial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby has hired Michael Jackson’s former lawyer to represent him at his November retrial on sexual-assault charges in Pennsylvania.  Cosby’s spokesman announced Monday the 80-year-old comedian is bringi More...

A reptilian tail, a solar eclipse: Taylor Swift teases fans

(AP) — Who can eclipse an eclipse? Why, Taylor Swift.  Just days after going dark on social media, the pop star put out another clue Monday leading to a possible song drop on the same day as the big solar eclipse. More...

Coroner: Jerry Lewis death was from end-stage heart disease

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities in Las Vegas say Jerry Lewis died of heart disease, but the wording of his death certificate differs from what was reported earlier.  Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said Monday that Lewis’ official c More...

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