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Kathryn Sliz Altman, 100

Born May 29, 1918, in Lycippus, Kathryn Sliz Altman is 100 years old today.  She currently resides at Redstone Highlands, Greensburg.  Kay and her husband, Jerry Altman, were married 45 years before he passed away, and she attended Laurel H More...

General News

Scouts honor veterans with gravesite flags for Memorial Day

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of Scouts have placed American flags on the graves of veterans in a ceremony ahead of Memorial Day.  More than 6,000 children including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts participated in the event Saturday More...

Boston-bound flight hits bird, returns safely to Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A JetBlue flight out of Buffalo struck a bird shortly after takeoff and returned safely to the airport.  More...

Governor, lawmakers aren’t panicking as budget push nears

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Sports

DA’s Broadway finishes as runner-up in 300 hurdles at state track meet, breaks school record in event

Derry Area senior standout Shawn Broadway enjoyed a perfect ending to his high school athletic career. More...

Wildcats, Hempfield Area continue girls’ softball rivalry in WPIAL championship game for second straight year

And so, we meet again. For the sixth time in just the last two seasons, Greater Latrobe and Hempfield Area will do battle on the softball field. More...

Hit and slide

Derry Legion’s Trey Weinell (above) slides back into first base and takes second as the ball gets away from Latrobe first-baseman Ben Rafferty during Saturday’s Latrobe- Derry Area Teener More...

Lifestyles

WTAE to air ‘Chronicle: Project Hunger’ May 30 and June 2

More than 325,000 people in southwestern Pennsylvania are “food insecure,” according to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.  More...

Engagement

White / Bielic

The engagement of Chelsea White of Export to Matthew Bielic of Rector is announced by the bride-to-be’s parents, Jim and Deneen White of Export. More...

Campus Corner

Challenge Program at St. Vincent College: Registration closes June 5

St. Vincent College has been hosting the Challenge Program since 1982. The Challenge Program is a one-week summer event for young people, ages preschool through 12th grade, which stems from the education department at SVC. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Bolivar man injured in Fairfield Township motorcycle crash   More...

Vietnam veterans reunion coming to Westmoreland County

Members of the Alpha Association will come from all over the country this week for a reunion of soldiers who served in the war in Vietnam. Last year they gathered in Greensburg and this year they’ll be centered at the Ramada Inn Ligonier. More...

Fred Rogers Family Day June 9 in Latrobe

The word “magical” always seems to find its way into any conversation about Fred Rogers.  The native son of Latrobe certainly had that aura about him as he came into the homes of millions of youngsters starting in 1968 when “Mi More...

Local & State News

Gibsonia man killed in Derry Township motorcycle crash

An Allegheny County man was killed and his passenger injured when the motorcycle he was riding on Route 981 in Derry Township was struck Monday morning by a car that crossed the center lines.  More...

Planned work to address issues along Route 119 in Youngwood

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently unveiled plans to slow traffic along a busy stretch of Route 119 in Youngwood Borough. More...

Memorial Day observances bring communities together

Greater Latrobe Senior High School marching band member Joey Phillips plays the solemn melody of “Taps” at Legion-Keener Park during Monday’s Memorial Day observance in Latrobe. More...

World News

Diplomacy heats up before summit, with trips by US, North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Diplomacy accelerated Tuesday ahead of a potential summit between U.S. More...

Top North Korean official may visit US, reminiscent of 2000 trip

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A top lieutenant for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is reportedly about to travel to the United States to discuss a possible summit between Kim and U.S. More...

Analysis: North Korea sees US economic handouts as threat

TOKYO (AP) - The U.S.-North Korea summit appears to be back on track, but Pyongyang is showing increased impatience at comments coming out of Washington that what leader Kim Jong Un really wants, even more than his nuclear security blanket, is Americ More...

Health

In the addiction battle, is forced rehabilitation the solution?

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — The last thing Lizabeth Loud wanted, a month from giving birth, was to be forced into treatment for her heroin and prescription painkiller addiction. More...

Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain

Josephine Rizo survived chemotherapy, surgery and radiation, but breast cancer treatment wrecked her finances. More...

San Francisco to decide whether to ban flavored tobacco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A major tobacco company is pumping millions of dollars into a campaign to persuade San Francisco voters to reject a ban on selling flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, certain chewing tobaccos and vaping More...

Entertainment

‘Solo’ sputters in takeoff with $83.3 million at box office

NEW YORK (AP) — In the largest disturbance yet in Disney’s otherwise lucrative reign over “Star Wars,” the Han Solo spinoff “Solo: AStar Wars Story” opened well below expectations with a franchise-low $83.3 million in ticket sales over the three-day More...

Power outage strands roller coaster riders at amusement park

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A power outage at an amusement park in Ohio has left riders stranded on some of its roller coasters and other rides for about two hours. More...

Inmate writes judge who sentenced him to announce new song

NEW YORK (AP) — A man serving an eight-year prison term had something to say to the judge who sentenced him — check out my new song! The Daily News reports John Star wrote to Judge I. More...

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