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Graduation delayed after United students break into school

Graduation ceremonies for United High School in Indiana County were postponed Friday after 10 members of the school’s senior class were suspected of entering an area of the school that was locked and restricted to students.  More...

General News

Grammy-nominated bluesman Eddy Clearwater dies of heart failure at 83

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago bluesman Eddy Clearwater, lauded for his guitar playing and flamboyant showmanship, has died of heart failure.  Alligator Records announced Clearwater, 83, died Friday in Skokie, Illinois.  More...

Mrs. Trump skipping G7, North Korea summits

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump isn’t joining her husband at the G7 summit in Quebec this week or planning to accompany him to the expected meeting with North Korea’s leader in Singapore the week after, spokeswoman Stepha More...

Dallas woman says she killed husband because he beat the cat

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say a 47-year-old woman has told detectives she shot and killed her husband because he had been beating the family cat.  Authorities say Mary Harrison has been arrested and jailed on a murder charge in the slayi More...

Sports

DA’s volleyball season ends in state quarterfinal loss to Cambridge Springs

PITTSBURGH — If only the match could have ended after the first game. Then, the Derry Area boys’ volleyball team would be heading to the semifinals of the PIAA Class AA state playoffs. More...

GL set for state softball first-round playoff game

Greater Latrobe and Central Dauphin are set to clash in the first round of the PIAA Class 6A girls’ softball playoffs today (4:30 p.m.) at Millersville University.  More...

Jeannette picks up weekend sweep against Latrobe Legion

The Latrobe Legion baseball team limited Jeannette to just four runs on eight hits in two games, but couldn’t produce enough offense and came up short in an American Legion District 31 doubleheader played during the weekend.  Jeannette edg More...

Lifestyles

SVC Benedictine Leadership Studies students attend pinning ceremony in Latrobe

Twelve senior members of St. Vincent College’s Benedictine Leadership Studies Program were recognized during a pinning ceremony at Aroma Italiano in Latrobe. More...

St. Vincent College McKenna School professors, students publish article

Two St. Vincent College Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government professors recently published an article in collaboration with two recent master of science in management: operational excellence (MSMOE) graduates. More...

The Healthy Plate

In 20 minutes, you can have summer on the plate with grilled fish

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Healthy Plate helps home cooks discover the healthier side of everyday ingredients. Grilled fish is the official dish of summer around our house. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Fairfield Township crash   More...

Tower at Flight 93 memorial to open by 9/11 anniversary

The final phase of the Flight 93 National Memorial is underway and on track to open on the 17th anniversary of plane’s crash into a Pennsylvania field during 9/11. More...

Gravesite ceremony honors county soldier killed in Vietnam

The grave of Ed Ginter sits on a slope in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery in Hempfield Township, one of the thousands there, and just days after the Memorial Day weekend, it’s one of hundreds flanked by a flag.  More...

Derry Twp. man accused of threatening a judge to remain in jail

A Derry Township man accused of threatening a district judge, attempting to break into another man’s home and falsely reporting a handgun stolen must remain in jail until a mental health evaluation can be double-checked, Westmoreland County Court of More...

Local & State News

Child flown to hospital after near-drowning at Keystone State Park

A child was transported by medical helicopter to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC after nearly drowning Saturday at Keystone State Park in Derry Township, according to emergency dispatchers.  Westmoreland County 911 dispatchers sa More...

June is final frontier for Pennsylvania redistricting bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An issue that, for years, had little oxygen keeping it alive could become the talk of Pennsylvania’s Capitol during June’s long, humid days of budget-making. More...

Lawmaker defeated in primary falls short in write-in bid

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A bid by a Pennsylvania state lawmaker who lost in the Democratic primary to win a write-in campaign for the Republican nomination has fallen far short.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that information released by Al More...

World News

In India, a trio of unlikely heroes wages war on plastic

NEW DELHI (AP) - For more than 25 years, Ram Nath has lived on the banks of the Yamuna River under a 19th-century iron bridge. More...

Suicide bombing targets clerics in Kabul; 7 die

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A suicide bombing targeted a gathering of Afghanistan’s top clerics on Monday in Kabul, killing at least seven people and wounding nine, the police said. More...

Officer wounds self during pursuit near San Diego marathon

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego police officer accidentally shot himself in the leg Sunday while pursuing a hit-and-run suspect who pointed a weapon at officers and was eventually arrested on the roof of a parking structure near the finish line of an an More...

Health

Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds

CHICAGO (AP) — Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each pa More...

Cherokee Nation lauded for hepatitis C elimination effort

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Skimping can’t save seniors from upped med cost

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare recipients filled fewer prescriptions for pricey brand-name drugs — but spent more on such meds anyway, says a government report due out Monday. It blames rising manufacturer prices for squeezing older people and taxpayers. More...

Entertainment

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ falls 65 percent in second weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is losing momentum quickly at the box office, even with a relatively quiet weekend free of any new blockbuster competition. More...

Darius Rucker, Kane Brown make country chart history

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Darius Rucker and Kane Brown are sharing a chart record as the first two solo acts who are also minorities to follow each other with No. 1 country songs in the 28-year history of the Billboard Country Airplay chart. More...

‘Sherlock’ star Cumberbatch praised for tackling muggers

LONDON (AP) — The food-delivery firm Deliveroo thanked Benedict Cumberbatch on Saturday after a newspaper reported that the “Sherlock” star had fought off muggers who were attacking one of its cyclists. More...

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