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These little legs were made for walkin’

One-year-old Elizabelle Boehme-Harr walked the quarter-mile track with ease at the Latrobe Relay for Life on Saturday, June 16, at Latrobe Memorial Stadium, even doing a little dancing to the music. More...

General News

Emmy-winning host, champion triathlete Elizabeth Brackett dies

CHICAGO (AP) — Elizabeth Brackett, a longtime Chicago journalist and world-champion triathlete, has died four days after an apparent bicycle accident. More...

North Dakota mayor re-elected with all 3 of town’s votes

RUSO, N.D. (AP) — The man believed to be North Dakota’s oldest mayor has breezed to another term, winning unanimously in a vote that saw 100 percent turnout.  More...

Ohio’s top court hears arguments on promotions tax dispute

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has heard arguments in a dispute over promotions including bobbleheads and other items offered by the Cincinnati Reds to ticket buyers.  At issue is whether the Reds are exempt from paying tax o More...

Sports

St. Anthony wins two games, hands Heat Siphon first Teener loss

St. Anthony went 2-0 this weekend in Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League play, handing Heat Siphon its first loss of the season. Frontier Club scored a 16- run victory against VFW, before a 15-run loss against Cooperstown. F.O. More...

Offense carries Unity Legion to pair of district wins

Unity Township’s American Legion team got a pair of solid offensive efforts in a pair of District 31 wins, rolling past West Hempfield at home on Friday, 7-0, and upending host Kiski Valley, 8-3, on Sunday. More...

Suarez homers, Votto drives in two as Reds edge Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Billy Hamilton is well aware of his struggles at the plate. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Grove City College graduates   Five area residents are among the 578 students who received degrees during the Commencement exercises May 19 at Grove City College, the Mercer County campus reported Friday afternoon:  More...

Events of Area Interest

Tonight’s choir practice location changed   The Patriotic Interfaith Service choir practice slated 6 p.m. More...

Cooking on Deadline

A BLT that showcases dueling dynamics

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cooking on Deadline features fast, weeknight-friendly meals that are big on flavor, but not on labor. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Two injuries reported in New Alexandria crash   More...

Latrobe 4th of July Patriotic Interfaith Service set June 24

Barry Novosel will be the speaker for the Latrobe 4th of July Patriotic Interfaith Service on June 24.  More...

‘Wildcats 30’ to feature interview with scholarship committee member

Fundraiser dinner for Findley scholarship set Aug. 25

Brought to you by Commercial Bank & Trust of PA, WCNS’s “The Wildcats 30” takes a closer look at the Greater Latrobe School District (GLSD).  More...

Local & State News

2018 Latrobe 4th of July Celebration Schedule

For more details, visit the website at latrobe4thofjulycelebration.com.  TUESDAY, JUNE 19  5 p.m. - Big Wheels Race & Scooter Race registration only on Memorial Drive, Latrobe.  More...

Sisters of Charity Federation issues statement against separating families

The Sisters of Charity Federation, which includes the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, issued the following statement on Saturday, June 16:  More...

Republicans move to remake court after gerrymandering case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Democratic majority threw out the Republican-drawn map of congressional districts as an unconstitutional gerrymander, Republicans raised talk of impeaching Democratic justices. More...

World News

5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas

BIG WELLS, Texas (AP) - At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people during a suspected “smuggling event” crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas, autho More...

Puerto Rico struggles with jump in asthma cases post-Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Shortly after he turned 2, Yadriel Hernandez started struggling to breathe. His doctor prescribed an inhaler and an allergy pill for asthma, and his symptoms were mostly under control. More...

Despite cancer, McCain’s maverick ways press on in tweets

PHOENIX (AP) - Sen. John McCain’s legacy was thrust into focus nearly one year ago when he announced his brain cancer diagnosis. More...

Health

Science Says: What happens when researchers make mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes, but when scientists do, the remedy goes far beyond saying you’re sorry. Two fresh examples show how some journals and universities react when the need arises to set the record straight.  More...

Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence

CHICAGO (AP) — With frustration mounting over lawmakers’ inaction on gun control, the American Medical Association on recently pressed for a ban on assault weapons and came out against arming teachers as a way to fight what it calls a public health c More...

Compulsive videogame playing now new mental health problem

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition — a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players.  More...

Entertainment

‘Incredibles 2’ crushes animation record with $180 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The combined powers of superheroes, the Pixar brand and a draught of family-friendly films helped “Incredibles 2” become the best animated opening of all time, the biggest PG-rated launch ever and the 8th highest More...

TV host Jimmy Kimmel beat by Sen. Ted Cruz in charity game

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has triumphed over late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel in their much-hyped charity basketball game that Kimmel dubbed the Blobfish Basketball Classic. More...

Cornell’s daughter pays tribute to late rocker with duet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Cornell’s daughter has released a recording of a duet with her late father as part of an emotional tribute to the late rocker on Father’s Day.  Toni Cornell released the duet of Prince’s “No More...

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