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In Pennsylvania, Rep. Lou Barletta faces skeptics in Senate race

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General News

Person in Spider-Man costume hangs out on Boston train

BOSTON (AP) — A person sporting a Spider-Man costume joined commuters on a Boston subway train — dangling from a handrail.  Twitter user Ashley Armstrong tweeted a video Wednesday of the masked superhero checking a smartphone while h More...

Cop’s son charged in terror case expected to plead guilty

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Police response to Texas school shooting remains unclear

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Santa Fe High School had conducted active shooter drills, armed police officers patrolled the hallways and students went through a scare in February after a false report of a campus gunman.  More...

Sports

Trojans can accomplish two goals with win in WPIAL semis against Montour

The Derry Area boys’ volleyball team can accomplish two goals with one more win.  The Trojans can reach the WPIAL Class AA championship match and also, once again, qualify for the PIAA Class AA State Volleyball playoffs with a win against More...

GL, LV softball teams start postseason play

The second season is about to begin for two area girls’ softball programs. Greater Latrobe will play in the WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinals against Peters Township at Seton Hill University’s turf field in Greensburg at 4 p.m. More...

Fleury, Stanley Cup-bound Vegas turning impossible into possible

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Welcome to Impossible. Those words have been projected onto the ice in big, bold letters at T-Mobile Arena before each game during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Well, the Vegas Golden Knights are turning impossible into possible. More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent Seminary awards degrees

St. Vincent Seminary, Unity Township, awarded 10 degrees on Friday, May 11, including an honorary doctor of humane letters degree to Sister Katarina Schuth, OSF, a widely known author and speaker and professor emerita at the St. More...

Campus Corner

Westminster College graduates   Westminster College awarded more than 200 undergraduate degrees in a ceremony held May 9, the New Wilmington campus reported Friday.  More...

Adams, Caldwell libraries list June programs

Programming coordinator Laura Starzynski announced the following June activities — three at Adams Memorial Library and one at Caldwell Memorial Library: Josiah: The Story That Sparked the Civil War Wednesday, June 13, @ 6 p.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Two injured when tree falls in path of SUV   More...

Fundraiser to help people have clean water in Kenya

Back in late 2014, Ken Clark of Ligonier raised money to purchase medicine for the Maasai people in Kenya. When he got there, he brought over-the-counter medicine and a doctor he worked with prescribed narcotics to treat cholera and typhoid. More...

Westmoreland County comprehensive plan survey set to close

Time is running low for Westmoreland County residents to weigh in on the strategies and priorities for shaping the future of the county.  The online portion of the “Reimagine Our Westmoreland” survey intended to help planners shape t More...

Local & State News

Boy, 3, rescued from manure pit on farm

HONEY BROOK, Pa. (AP) — Officials say emergency crews rescued a 3-year-old boy who fell into a manure pit on a farm near Philadelphia.  Emergency responders were called to the Honey Brook Township farm at about 6:30 p.m. More...

Man gets 33 months to 63 months in fatal police chase crash

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 33 months to 63 months in prison in a western Pennsylvania police chase in which a woman was killed.  More...

Ex-police chief spared jail time on firearms convictions

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World News

In North Korea nuke site closing, spectacle trumps substance

TOKYO (AP) - Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site in a much-touted display of goodwill before leader Kim Jong Un’s planned More...

Economic talks between US-China result in truce in trade war

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world’s two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America’s massive trade deficit with Beijing.  More...

Officials say company in Cuba crash had safety complaints

HAVANA (AP) - The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people, has been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews’ performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilo More...

Health

How a rehab boss exploited the drug epidemic — with impunity

For years, a drug rehab program in North Carolina sent people with addictions to work for free as caregivers for elderly and disabled patients, often with disastrous results, a new Revealinvestigation has found. More...

A fourth-grade teacher, a donor and ‘an angel on earth’

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Eva Evans is 10 years old and desperately needs a new kidney to live a normal life. Mrs. Thomas, a smiling fourth-grade teacher at Eva’s school, wants to give her one. More...

Breast health subject of Moonlight Mammo presentation May 30

Knowing the risk factors for breast cancer and the treatment options available close to home is the message of the May 30 Moonlight Mammo event at Excela Square at Latrobe, 100 Excela Health Drive, Unity Township.  More...

Entertainment

School victims honored at Billboard Awards; Janet, BTS shine

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the students and teachers affected by recent deadly shootings in Texas and Florida, while the night also featured show-stopping performances by iconic singer Janet Jackson and K-pop group BTS. More...

‘Deadpool 2’ ends Avengers’ box-office reign, rakes in $125M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers. More...

Patricia Morison, Broadway and Hollywood star, dies at 103

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Broadway and Hollywood star Patricia Morison has died at age 103.  Publicist Harlan Boll says Morison died of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles on Sunday.  More...

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