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Early budget deal maybe a milestone for deficits, school aid

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

Meetings canceled

This week’s Ligonier Borough Planning Commission meeting, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. More...

General News

Police: Man kills lawyer, self, hours after divorce is final

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia man killed his ex-wife’s attorney in his law office just hours after the couple’s divorce was final and then killed himself. More...

Police arrest man suspected of cutting off wife’s arm

NEWYORK (AP) — Police have arrested a man suspected of cutting off his pregnant wife’s arm during a dispute in Brooklyn.  The New York Police Department says the 35-year-old man was arrested near Niagara Falls late Saturday night. More...

Things to know about two Atlantic City casino reopenings

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. More...

Sports

Derry Ukes gets pair of Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League wins

Derry Ukes went 2-0 over the weekend in the Latrobe- Derry Area Teener League. The Ukes handed Heat Siphon its second loss of the season in a two-run victory, and scored a walkoff win against Rays. Rays bounced back with a two-run win against F.O. More...

SVC swim teams earn scholar All-America honors

St. Vincent College’s swim teams have been honored by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America for earning Scholar All-America team distinction for the Spring 2018 semester. More...

Latrobe Legion splits weekend games

Latrobe Legion landed a big American Legion District 31 win, but also fell in exhibition action during a pair of weekend games. More...

Lifestyles

WNCAA painting class sign-ups underway

West Newton Center for Active Adults, 103 E. Main St., West Newton, will offer its next painting class 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the center. Fee of $20 covers all supplies and canvas. More...

USC Aiken spring dean’s list

Breanna Florido of Pleasant Unity was named to the University of South Carolina Aiken dean’s list for spring 2018, the Aiken campus reported Friday afternoon.  To earn this distinction, Florido had to be enrolled as a full-time student an More...

BPW recognizes Employer of Year

Ligonier Valley Learning Center was recently chosen by the Business and Professional Women as Employer of the Year. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man arrested on suspicion of DUI after crash State police at Greensburg report a 27-year-old Latrobe man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after police were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle crash at 3041 Ligonier Street in Derry Townshi More...

Groundbreaking Tuesday for new Union Mission shelter

The Union Mission will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday in Derry Township to kick off construction of a new shelter for homeless men.  The new shelter will expand Union Mission’s capacity and shorten the waiting list for services.&nb More...

4th of July Interfaith Service

As Bob Stutzman read a list of the branches of service, the 4th of July Choir and audience held up flags for each branch during Sunday afternoon’s Latrobe 4th of July Patriotic Interfaith Servi More...

Train-pedestrian fatality in Jeannette ruled suicide

The Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office has ruled the death of a 21-year-old Manor man struck by a train Friday in Jeannette a suicide.  According to information released by the coroner’s office, Reid J. More...

Ligonier Twp. seeks to document storm, flood damage

Ligonier Township is declaring a disaster emergency after extensive storm and flood damage resulting from storm events the week of June 18.  Property owners who have storm or flood damage in Rector and along the Route 30 corridor should contact More...

Local & State News

Retailers experiment with blue lights to deter drug use

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Colored bulbs cast an eerie blue glow in the restroom of a convenience store where people who inject heroin and other drugs have been seeking the relative privacy of the stalls to shoot up.  More...

Jury selection to start in shooting of state trooper

EASTON, Pa. More...

Funeral service to be held for teen shot, killed by police

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Funeral services are being held for a teenager shot and killed by police when he fled a traffic stop in western Pennsylvania last week.  Hundreds of mourners are expected to attend the service for Antwon Rose Jr. More...

World News

At hub for border crossings, families spread throughout US

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - Manuel Martinez, who fled Honduras because gangs were trying to recruit his 12-year-old son, was prepared to be separated from his child after paying a smuggler to cross the Rio Grande by boat and getting arrested by the U.S. More...

Corporate America: New steps to curtail sales of firearms

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - With Gary Ramey’s fledgling gun-making business taking off in retail stores, he decided to start offering one of his handguns for sale on his website.  More...

US restaurants host refugee chefs who offer a taste of home

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - At San Francisco’s Tawla restaurant, Muna Anaee powdered her hands with flour and gently broke off a piece of golden dough to prepare bread eaten in Iraq, the country she fled with her family.  Anaee was preparing more More...

Health

North Texan with autism uses virtual learning to help others

PLANO, Texas (AP) — Kyle Barton is a 28-year-old guy on the autism spectrum. More...

New flu vaccine only a little better than traditional shot

NEW YORK (AP) — A newer kind of flu vaccine only worked a little bit better in seniors this past winter than traditional shots, the government reported Wednesday.  Overall, flu vaccines barely worked at all in keeping people 65 and older o More...

US could back 1st pot-derived medicine, and some are worried

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. More...

Entertainment

‘Jurassic World’ sequel stomps its way to $150 million debut

NEW YORK (AP) — The dinosaurs still rule the box office. More...

Anita Baker, H.E.R., Meek Mill shine at BET Awards

The 2018 BET Awards barely handed out any trophies with big stars like Cardi B, Drake and Kendrick Lamar absent, but the show included superior performances by rising singer H.E.R., rapper Meek Mill and gospel artist Yolanda Adams, who paid tribute t More...

Trump tells Jimmy Fallon to ‘be a man’ over hair-mussing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is telling “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon to “be a man” and stop “whimpering” about the personal anguish he felt over the backlash he received after messing up Trump More...

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