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McKeesport man arrested after Burrell Township chase

A McKeesport man fled from state police in Indiana County in a vehicle and on foot Friday before a tip from an alert citizen helped troopers track him down in Burrell Township. More...

Pennsylvania’s sleepy Senate race could still play key role

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s thus-far sleepy U.S. Senate race this year could nonetheless play a key role in determining whether Republicans hang onto control of the chamber.  More...

General News

Dragons and fire? Sure. Dragon on fire? Really special

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Dragons and fire — not unusual.  A dragon on fire? More...

Ohio woman, 113, is now the oldest person in the US

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — A 113-year-old woman living in suburban Cleveland is believed to be the oldest person in the United States after the death of a 114-year-old Pennsylvania woman.  Cleveland.com reports the 88-year-old daughter More...

Quick release of gun data called trailblazing and troubling

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Sports

Back in WPIAL baseball playoffs after state championship year, Wildcats move on from ‘up-and-down’ regular season

After Greater Latrobe had nearly its entire district and state championship baseball team gutted by graduation, head coach Matt Basciano knew it was going to take some time for things to come together this year. More...

DA girls getting taste of playoffs regardless of unique circumstance

The Derry Area girls’ softball team is in a unique situation of qualifying for the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs with just five wins. More...

’Cats ready for boys’ lacrosse playoffs; Lady Rams in conference title game

The Greater Latrobe boys’ lacrosse team will open the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs, while the Ligonier Valley girls’ softball team also grabs its first taste of postseason action today.  For the second straight year, the Wildcats, seeded More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent professor publishes history of London family

A book about an 18th-century London family, authored by Susan Mitchell Sommers, Ph.D., professor of history at St. Vincent College, has been published by Oxford University Press. More...

St. Vincent College website wins third design award

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Arbor Day Foundation offers tree-care booklet: $3 donation

The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees. More...

New congressional map in effect for Tuesday’s primary

Voters in the area will notice some changes when they head to their polling places for Tuesday’s primary election.  The state’s new congressional map splits The Bulletin coverage area, with some voters in the 13th District and others More...

Name of Tpr. Michael P. Stewart III added to national memorial

A name of a fallen state police trooper from Unity Township was added Sunday to the national law enforcement officers memorial in Washington, D.C.  State Tpr. Michael P. More...

Primary will help set stage for next crop of state lawmakers

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Bradenville fire crew respond to multiple weekend incidents

Derry Township fire crews had a busy weekend, responding to incidents that ranged from a kitchen fire to multiple flooding calls.  More...

Local & State News

DEP awards grants to help identify potential mine subsidence risks

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently awarded grants to two Pennsylvania universities and a non-governmental organization to improve efforts to educate homeowners of mine subsidence risks. More...

Grace Kelly’s childhood home fully restored, won’t be museum

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia home where Grace Kelly grew up has been restored to its original glory. More...

Authorities: Man repeatedly stabs young son during standoff

NORTH VERSAILLES, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man repeatedly stabbed and critically injured his 4-yearold son during a standoff with police that ended when officers stormed the home, authorities said Saturday.  More...

World News

Mass protests in Gaza ahead of US Embassy event in Jerusalem

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Thousands of Gaza residents headed toward the border with Israel on Monday, drawing Israeli fire in a potentially bloody showdown as Israel prepared for the festive inauguration of a new U.S. More...

Trump offers US aid to penalized Chinese telecom company

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a surprising overture to China, President Donald Trump says he would help a Chinese telecommunications company get “back into business,” saying too many jobs in China are at stake after the U.S. More...

Marijuana growers diversify with hemp amid CBD boom

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) - A glut of legal marijuana has driven Oregon pot prices to rock-bottom levels, prompting some nervous growers to start pivoting to another type of cannabis to make ends meet - one that doesn’t come with a high. More...

Health

In taking on high drug prices, Trump faces a complex nemesis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before taking office, President Donald Trump railed against the pharmaceutical industry and accused it of “getting away with murder.” The populist rhetoric appears to be giving way to a more nuanced strategy focused on making the ph More...

UN agency calls for all countries to rid foods of trans fat

NEW YORK (AP) — The World Health Organization is calling on all nations to rid foods of artificial trans fats in the next five years. More...

Study finds little bang for the buck in Zika blood testing

NEW YORK (AP) — Screening blood donations for the Zika virus netted only a few infections at a cost of more than $5 million for each positive test result, according to new research.  More...

Entertainment

‘Avengers’ overpowers ‘Breaking In,’ ‘Life of the Party’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Avengers: Infinity War” is still ruling the box office in its third weekend in theaters, easily beating out the mom-themed fare.  More...

NBC speeding up trend of revived comedy series

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is turbo-charging the trend of reviving canceled comedies with its pickup of “Brooklyn Nine- Nine.” More...

Latest Star Wars film ‘Solo’ debuts, gets early praise

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood played host Thursday evening to a few more scoundrels than usual for the world premiere of “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” More...

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