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County to use federal grant to buy HazMat boat

The Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety will soon have another tool at its disposal for locating and cleaning up hazardous materials threatening local waterways.  More...

Youth groups have chance to win state contest

Youth groups across the state that have carried out projects to benefit their township in the past year are invited to enter the Youth Awards Contest of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS). More...

General News

South Dakota lawmaker apologizes for remark about customers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota lawmaker has apologized for saying businesses should be able to turn away customers based on race.  State Rep. More...

Woman: Cat head upright on sidewalk ‘like a sick trophy’

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A woman found a cat’s severed head upright on the sidewalk in her New Orleans neighborhood, The Humane Society of Louisiana said Tuesday.  More...

Dad buys digital billboard space to honor valedictorian son

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has bought digital billboard space to honor his son’s academic achievements because he says the high school won’t recognize him as valedictorian under a new system.  More...

Sports

Wildcats to stick with batting-order change for state girls’ softball quarterfinals

Meet Nazareth Area in matchup of district runners-up at Carlisle High School

There wasn’t any real strategy as to why Greater Latrobe head girls’ softball coach Rick Kozusko moved what had been his third through eight batters up one spot — for the most part — in the order in the team’s PIAA Class 6A first-round playoff game a More...

Hempfield Area, Baldwin to clash in state playoffs at GL

The Hempfield Area girls’ softball team will be back in action again at its home away from home in the state playoffs.  The WPIAL Class 6A champion Lady Spartans will face Baldwin, the No. More...

Pederson homers as surging Dodgers shut out listless Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The stadium was different. So was the atmosphere, the stakes and even the uniform Joe Musgrove was wearing. The results when Joc Pederson stepped into the batter’s box against Musgrove were not. More...

Lifestyles

ALA Americanism essay winners advance to state competition

The American Legion Auxiliary Indiana County Council met at Eat’n Park restaurant Wednesday, May 23, to honor the participants in the Americanism essay titled “What can I do personally to promote Americanism in my school or community?” More...

Campus Corner

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LHVB lists 8 Instagram-worthy spots in Laurel Highlands

The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau, the official destination marketing organization of Fayette, Somerset and Westmoreland counties in southwestern Pennsylvania, shares a sampling of the region’s top places for an Instagram photo. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Jeannette man accused of Hempfield Township theft  State police at Greensburg report Andrew Robert Jobe, 30, of Jeannette, is accused of stealing a white envelope containing $71 from a man’s bag at 1079 E. Pittsburgh St. More...

Latrobe named one of America’s top 20 small towns

Latrobe’s small town charm has helped the city earn a fairly big distinction.  In an article published Tuesday on Smithsonian.com, the publication named Latrobe to its list of the 20 best small towns to visit in 2018.  More...

Derry Twp. Supervisors could possibly learn casino status this month

There’s a possibility that the Derry Township Supervisors may have an update on the status of a mini casino within the township by next month’s meeting.  Supervisor David Slifka said Tuesday that Stadium Casino LLC has to have everyt More...

Unity planners OK minor Aldi expansion

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval for a minor expansion plan at the Aldi store off Route 30. More...

Supervisors give donations to local organizations

The Derry Township Supervisors gave out $64,500 in donations to 12 local organizations during Tuesday’s regular meeting.  The supervisors granted a donation of $47,000 to the Derry Township Volunteer Fire Department Co. No. More...

Local & State News

Talk about political football: No Eagles at the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking on the NFL and football’s Super Bowl champs, President Donald Trump gave the boot to a White House ceremony for the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday and instead threw his own brief “Celebration of America&rdqu More...

Three new state reps sworn in to Pa. House

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Barletta, Casey on separate sides in Trump, Eagles feud

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania plans to attend a White House ceremony without the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles after President Donald Trump canceled their visit, but Democratic U.S. Sen. More...

World News

Bill Clinton, others mark 50th anniversary of RFK’s death

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton and members of the Kennedy family will be at Arlington National Cemetery to mark the 50th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s death. More...

Democrats hope for ‘blue wave’ push from 8-state primary day

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Holding hopes of a “blue wave” in November, Democrats fought to shape the political battlefield in primaries across eight states, none more important than California where Republicans avoided an embarrassing setback in the race for More...

Republican advances in California primary with Trump’s help

LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Cox, a Republican business owner who has tried and failed for nearly two decades to win elected office, snagged a spot in the November runoff for California governor with the help of President Donald Trump, but that support co More...

Health

Trustees report warns Medicare finances worsening; Social Security in trouble too

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare will run out of money sooner than expected, and Social Security’s financial problems can’t be ignored either, the government said Tuesday in a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class.  More...

Pennsylvania health insurance rates see stable 2019 ahead

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

Spring cleaning: Time to clean out the medicine cabinet

(Metro) — Spring cleaning takes on an entirely new meaning when getting ride of expired or unsafe medicines. More...

Entertainment

Miss America drops swimsuit portion and won’t judge on looks

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When the Miss America pageant started in 1921, having young women parade around in bathing suits seemed like a great way to get tourists to come to the Atlantic City Boardwalk after Labor Day.  More...

Comedian Chris Farley’s family suing company over fat-tired bikes

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Fox sorry for depicting praying NFL players in protest story

NEWYORK (AP) — Fox News apologized on Tuesday for showing photos of Philadelphia Eagles players kneeling in prayer — not in protest — during a story about President Trump canceling a White House ceremony honoring the team for its Super Bowl victory. More...

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