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Palmer airport may take part in college aviation program

A new aviation program at St. Francis University may get an early lift from Unity Township’s Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.  More...

It’s a beautiful day in Pennsylvania on Mister Rogers’ trail

It’s a beautiful day in Mister Rogers’ neighborhood! But if you want to visit, you’ll have to head to Pennsylvania.  More...

General News

Trapped Thai boys being closely watched for health problems

NEW YORK (AP) — The 12 youth soccer teammates who were trapped in a flooded Thai cave for more than two weeks are finally out, and now they are being closely monitored in a hospital. More...

City seeks mayor’s removal over water cannon remarks

ARNOLD, Pa. More...

Man accused of animal cruelty in Mount Pleasant Township

State police at Greensburg were called to investigate allegations of animal cruelty Tuesday at a Mount Pleasant Township barn. Investigators arrived around 8 a.m. More...

Sports

Unity Legion can’t close out Yough in district playoffs

Series-deciding third game of quarterfinals today

HERMINIE — When opportunity came knocking, Unity Legion’s bats did not answer the call as it fell to Yough, 9-8, courtesy of a walkoff single in extra innings at Yough High School on Tuesday. More...

Same old script for Derry Legion after being swept in district quarterfinals

You’d think Joe Lynch might be used to it by now. One inning here, two innings there, and Derry Legion is having to play from behind — in most cases, way behind. That still doesn’t make it any easier for Lynch or the players to take. More...

Latrobe-Young Twp. Legion playoff game halted in fifth inning following downpour

CLARKSBURG — Latrobe and Young Township played the majority of their Game Two quarterfinals matchup on Tuesday under an ominous sky.  More...

Lifestyles

Stage Right’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ cast readies for July 13-15 run

Stage Right! will present “The Wizard of Oz” July 13- 15 in the Palace Theatre, Greensburg.  More...

SVC student at eight-week PSU workshop

Joseph Heath, a sophomore biology major at St. Vincent College, is participating in an eight-week-long microbiology workshop hosted by Penn State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences.  More...

John Carroll University dean’s list

Two area students have earned a place on the dean’s list at John Carroll University for the spring 2018 semester, the University Heights, Ohio, campus reported Tuesday.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Jeannette man accused of DUI in Salem Township  State police at Kiski Valley report Brian David Cochran, 48, of Jeannette, was found to be under the influence and refused testing during a traffic stop at 134 Route 66 in Salem Township at 12:29 a More...

Search continues for LV graduate missing in Quemahoning Reservoir

Divers and water rescue teams this morning resumed searching Quemahoning Reservoir in Somerset County for an 18-year-old Ligonier Valley High School graduate missing since falling into the lake Monday afternoon.  State police Cpl. More...

Ligonier Twp. facing flood’s financial aftermath

Ligonier Township officials need to evaluate stormwater management plans and floodplain areas in the aftermath of a major storm last month that uprooted residents and caused a potential million dollars in infrastructure damage and repairs throughout More...

St. Vincent College adjunct professor drowns at New Jersey shore

A well-known musician and adjunct professor of piano at St. Vincent College drowned Monday night while swimming at the New Jersey shore.  More...

Local & State News

Twice a Supreme Court runner-up, Hardiman is back at work

Judge Thomas Hardiman was in the Washington area Monday, but it was for a meeting on court cybersecurity — not for a primetime introduction as President Donald Trump’s choice for the U.S. Supreme Court. More...

Pa. prosecutor vows to protect abortion rights

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A district attorney in Pennsylvania says should Roe v. Wade be overturned, he would not prosecute any women or medical professionals for seeking or performing safe abortion services.  More...

Police: Woman assaulted at home of NFL star LeSean McCoy

Police acknowledged Tuesday that a woman was assaulted during a home invasion at a suburban Atlanta house owned by NFL star LeSean McCoy, hours after graphic posts on social media accused the Buffalo Bills running back of bloodying his former girlfri More...

World News

Government falls short of deadline to reunite children, parents

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Some immigrant toddlers are back in the arms of their parents, but others remained in holding facilities away from relatives as federal officials fell short of meeting a court-ordered deadline to reunite dozens of youngsters forcibly More...

Kavanaugh’s views of presidential power drawing questions

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s past writings that a president should not be distracted by lawsuits and investigations could become a flashpoint in what’s already shaping up to be a contentious confirmation battl More...

Reunited immigrant children scooped up into parents’ arms

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Lugging little backpacks, smiling immigrant children were scooped up into their parents’arms Tuesday as the Trump administration scrambled to meet a court-ordered deadline to reunite dozens of youngsters forcibly separated from More...

Health

Bird flu hot spot: Scientists track virus in huge migration

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Huge flocks of famished birds scour the sands of Delaware Bay for the tiny greenish eggs an army of horseshoe crabs lays every spring.  More...

Health official who urged abstinence says views have changed

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the nation’s top public health agency once opposed condoms and needle exchange programs as ways to stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.  This week, in one of his first media interviews since t More...

Federal judge blocks Kentucky’s Medicaid work requirements

FRANKFORT, Ky. More...

Entertainment

Will Barr’s racist tweet doom ‘Roseanne’ Emmy chances?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If “Roseanne” has a shot at Emmy honors, it’s because television academy voters are willing to overlook Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet that ended the revival after one triumphant season. More...

Brett Kavanaugh announcement lags behind Gorsuch pick

NEWYORK (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh is no Neil Gorsuch — at least as a television draw for their first night on the national political stage.  More...

Demonstrators force Fox crew from court broadcast

NEWYORK (AP) — Fox News host Shannon Bream says the network had to move a live broadcast indoors after she felt threatened by demonstrators outside the U.S. Supreme Court Monday.  More...

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