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Annual Blairsville Knotweed Festival returns Aug. 11

The seventh annual Blairsville Knotweed Festival celebrating the invasive species of weed that grows along the Blairsville Riverfront Trail is set for Saturday, Aug. More...

General News

Sheriff: Virginia toddler left in hot car by father dies

GOOCHLAND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia sheriff says a toddler has died after being left in a hot car.  More...

NYPD: Dad fled to Thailand after tossing dead baby in river

NEWYORK (AP) — New York City police say the father of a 7-month-old baby found floating in the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge fled to Thailand after throwing the boy’s dead body into the water.  More...

Driver’s test arrest: Pot, gun, cash found in smelly car

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — A 22-year-old man who went for his driver’s test left in handcuffs after the examiner became suspicious about a certain odor emanating from the car. More...

Editorial

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Plugged up!

Off The Wall

Recently while taking pictures for the Latrobe Art Center did I meet a gent who had arrived from New York with a group of others who had made a stop to take some art lessons. More...

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Lifestyles

Latrobe Art Center has classes for adults, children

Latrobe Art Center, 819 Ligonier St., is accepting sign-ups for art classes for children and adults. Registration (724-537-7011) is required for all classes.  • Pour Painting Class — Thursday, Aug. 16, from 6 – 8 p.m.  More...

Two Benedictines profess vows for life; ordination Sept. 22

Two Benedictines of St. Vincent Archabbey professed solemn vows or vows for life on Wednesday, July 11, it was announced this week. More...

Events of Area Interest

Auxiliary banquet Aug. 14, meeting Aug. 27 More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Bolivar woman accused in debit card theft  State police at Indiana report a 28-year-old Bolivar woman is accused of stealing a 59-year-old Indiana man’s debit card and fraudulently charging $134.24 to the account between 2:37 and 6:46 p.m. More...

New Alex council OKs maintenance items, repairs

New Alexandria Borough Council approved several maintenance related items at its regular meeting Wednesday, including plans to repair a borough truck and tractor.  More...

Houser named new SAMA director

Vanessa Houser has been named the new director of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA), museum officials announced this week.  She has spent more than a decade focused on fundraising endeavors, most recently as the lead for activities f More...

Ligonier Country Market lists activities for National Farmers Market Week

Free food tastings, children’s art activities and an annual harvest dinner are among the events the Ligonier Country Market (LCM) and its partner organizations have planned for National Farmers Market Week, which is being celebrated this week, More...

Local & State News

Shocking Catholic scandal to rock Diocese of Greensburg, others

From My Perspective

HARRISBURG — People of all faiths should brace themselves for a shockwave that is about to rock the Catholic Diocese of Greensburg and five others in Pennsylvania over child sex abuse by priests, More...

State officials tout improved PA Career Link system

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak announced recent enhancements to the PA CareerLink system designed to create an effective onestop shop for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers. More...

Immigration judges accuse DOJ of undermining independence

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The nation’s immigration judges on Wednesday accused the Justice Department and U.S. More...

World News

GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. More...

New Russia sanctions over poisoning of former spy, daughter

WASHINGTON (AP) - New sanctions against Russia will be imposed later this month for illegally using a chemical weapon in an attempted assassination of a former spy and his daughter in Britain earlier this year, the United States said.  More...

14,000 firefighters, inmates to foreigners, aid California

UKIAH, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters said for the first time Wednesday that they have made good progress battling the state’s largest-ever wildfire but didn’t expect to have it fully under control until September.  More...

Sports

After playing for second team in two years in different league, Grimm hopes to continue pro softball career

Started as designated hitter for Moh-BEEL in ASBA

Even in having to juggle four sports in high school and play women’s softball in college — and that around schoolwork — it all came fairly easily to Maddy Grimm.  More...

Ex-Duquesne tackle Larson Graham adjusts to new position with Steelers

When Larson Graham played for the Duquesne University football team, a typical home game drew around 2,000 fans.  The Dukes’ home turf is Arthur J. Rooney Field, which is located atop the Bluff on the university campus.  More...

Summer Jobs: Penn State’s Farmer wants to be crime-stopper

Koa Farmer’s taste in television steers in a very clear direction.  More...

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