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General News

US home prices surge in June, led by Seattle

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices climbed higher in June with gains that are eclipsing income growth — creating affordability pressures for would-be buyers.  More...

Bishop Malesic calls for prayers for Texas flood victims

Diocese of Greensburg collections set Sept. 16-17

The Most Rev. Bishop Edward C. Malesic, JCL, on Tuesday called for prayers and aid for people impacted by Hurricane Harvey and ongoing flooding in Texas.  More...

Bicyclist follows app into Lincoln Tunnel, issued summons

WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — Port Authority officials say a bicyclist delivering food who ended up riding through the Lincoln Tunnel was following directions from a phone app.  More...

Sports

DA, LV boys post golf victories; GCC girls set team record

Derry Area, Ligonier Valley and the Mount Pleasant girls recorded golf wins, and the Greensburg Central Catholic girls set a team record.  More...

Ligonier’s Brown eliminated at Senior Amateur

The run is over for Ligonier’s David Brown at the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship.  Brown fell in Tuesday’s Round of 32 against John McClureofLosAngeles,Calif.,duringa3and2defeatat the par-72, 6,557-yard Minikahda Club.  More...

Angelicchio wins again at Dog Hollow; Bobik Memorial up next

Holiday weekend racing is upon us with special events at Bedford, Lernerville and Dog Hollow speedways.  More...

Lifestyles

KitchenWise

French Onion Soup Burgers perfect entree for Labor Day

EDITOR’S NOTE: KitchenWise is a weekly column that uses delicious recipes to teach basic cooking skills. More...

SVC professor, student co-author paper on U.S., Turkey perspectives

Dr. Michael Urick, assistant professor of management and director of St. Vincent College’s Master of Science program in Management: Operational Excellence (MSMOE), and Alpenen Arslantas, a graduate student at St. More...

Church news

Derry First UMC lists activities  Kids Klub to kick off Sept. 7   • The Derry First United Methodist Church, 311 N. Ligonier St. and Route 217, will restart its Kids Klub on Thursdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 7.  More...

Ligonier librarian Linda Norris honored at open house

Retiring Thursday after 29 years

An open house was held Saturday, Aug. 26, in the Ligonier Valley Library for Linda Norris, who will retire as children’s librarian on Thursday. More...

Avonmore man dies in Bell Twp. crash

An Avonmore man was killed Tuesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash on Route 380 in Bell Township.  Rocky W. More...

Local & State News

Wolf to GOP: State’s finances will soon be ‘much more dire’

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf warned House Republican leaders Tuesday that failing to fully fund the state budget will put Pennsylvania in “a much more dire financial situation” in the coming weeks. More...

Cars to be displayed Sept. 9 in Ligonier as part of Flathead Reunion

The Early Times Chapter of the Pontiac-Oakland Club International (POCI) will hold its 2017 Flathead Reunion Sept. 6-9 in the Ligonier area.  More...

White nationalist rally attendee says he isn’t fascist

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who was fired after attending the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, says he is neither a white supremacist nor a fascist.  More...

World News

Forecast brings hope as new shelters open, death toll rises

HOUSTON (AP) - The latest weather forecast delivered hope to Houston after five days of torrential rain submerged the nation’s fourth-largest city: Less than an inch of rain and perhaps even sunshine. More...

Western Louisiana in crosshairs as Harvey moves back to land

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Western Louisiana residents braced for more wind and water early Wednesday as Tropical Storm Harvey made its second landfall after dumping record rainfall on Texas.  More...

Posts, tweets spread widely as the Harvey missing are sought

(AP) — Photos with pleas for help in finding the missing from Tropical Storm Harvey are being posted, cut-and-pasted and retweeted by thousands of people as desperate family members seek loved ones who they fear might be dead, but may only have More...

Health

Medicare to foot the bill for treadmill therapy for leg pain

CHICAGO (AP) — Three times a week, Rita Driscoll steps onto a treadmill at a Minnesota hospital under the eye of a rehab therapist. She walks until it hurts — pushing her limits, walking faster and adding steeper inclines. More...

AHN surgeons explore novel tech for in-office visualization of knee joints

Highmark Health, Allegheny Health Network (AHN), and Trice Medical announced this week a collaboration to evaluate the effectiveness of a novel diagnostic arthroscopy device which enables physicians to conduct in-office visualization of knee joints.& More...

New drug reduces heart attacks, but is that enough?

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — So-so results for a new type of cholesterol drug have left Merck in a quandary: Does the company try to bring it to market or scrap it?  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Blairsville man accused of possessing drug paraphernalia  State police at Indiana report a 27-year-old Blairsville man was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia after police spotted him staggering along the shoulder of Route 119 in Bur More...

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