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SVC Summer Theatre marks 50th year

A record turnout of more than 225 people attended the 29th annual St. Vincent Summer Theatre Gala at the Robert S. More...

Keystone State Park movie nights continue Saturday

Keystone State Park summer movie nights continue this Saturday, July 7, with “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature,” beginning at 8:30 p.m. The park playsa variety of movies (PG-13 or less) at the beach house. More...

General News

Tearful reunion for mom, daughter separated at border

MIAMI (AP) - It had been nearly two months since Buena Ventura Martin Godinez has seen her 7-year-old daughter after the frightened young mother was separated from her family trying to cross from Mexico into the U.S.  More...

Evacuations ordered as winds fuel Northern Calif. fires

GUINDA, Calif. (AP) — Evacuations were ordered as dry, hot winds fueled a wildfire burning out of control Sunday in rural Northern California, sending a stream of smoke some 75 miles (120 kilometers) south into the San Francisco Bay Area.  More...

West Point gets first black superintendent

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, a 1983 U.S. More...

Sports

Senuta, McCabe, Hartman-Graziano get L-D Old-Timers Senior Division victories

Senuta Chiropractic pulled away for a four-run victory against Blue Sky Design Co. in a Latrobe-Derry Old- Timers League Senior Division (55-over) game over the weekend. More...

Two wins move Unity Legion to second in district

It’s Latrobe and Unity Township, once again, at the top of the American Legion District 31 standings. More...

Froome cleared of doping ahead of Tour de France

Chris Froome was cleared of doping by the International Cycling Union on Monday in a decision that could allow him to pursue a record-tying fifth Tour de France title later this week.  More...

Lifestyles

Bishop Malesic on hand as St. Florian dedicates social hall

Fresh off a trip to the Philippines where he concelebrated the ordination Mass for Filipino Bishop-elect Medil Sacay Aseo, the Most Rev. Edward C. Malesic, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg, made a visit to St. More...

Dollar Stretcher

Stretching Your Grocery Budget

Here’s a way to reduce the cost of feeding your family. Instead of going grocery shopping once a week, try only going four times per month. A few times each month, you’ll need to delay by one day. More...

Events of Area Interest

Tai Chi class available for 50-plus residents   The Valley Center for Active Adults, 135 Kalassay Drive, Ligonier Township, is sponsoring a 10-week class in Tai Chi with instructor Fran Eddins.  The class will start 11 a.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Hit-and-run reported in Latrobe  Latrobe police report between 1 and 5 a.m. More...

No matter how you say it, it’s hot!

With ample sunshine, muggy conditions and temperatures in the 90s, it certainly felt like summer this past weekend in western Pennsylvania.  More...

Ligonier Valley Comprehensive Plan hearing set for July 19

The Ligonier Valley Joint Planning Committee has scheduled a joint public hearing for the Ligonier Valley Joint Comprehensive Plan at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Fort Ligonier Center for History Education at 200 South Market St. in Ligonier. More...

Clean up for the 4th; convertibles needed

Latrobe residents, businesses asked to clean up for 4th of July event  City of Latrobe officials remind residents and business owners to clean up their properties for the upcoming 4th of July celebrations.  Those in the city are asked to in More...

Diocese of Greensburg removes Uniontown priest over allegations

A longtime area priest has been removed from assignments within the Diocese of Greensburg over allegations of abuse five decades ago before his entrance into the seminary and ordination as a priest.  More...

Local & State News

4th of July contest winners

First-place winners at the 2018 Latrobe Fourth of July Celebration Baking Contest held Sunday were Morgan Haake, youth category, for her strawberry pie; Heather Morgan, for most patriotic ice cream c More...

Teen’s police killing tests longfrustrated black Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The day after Antwon Rose Jr. was shot through the cheek and elbow and in the back, killing the 17-year-old honors student, young black people swarmed the East Pittsburgh police station. More...

Area mine disasters highlighted at event

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — In 1907, 240 coal miners went to work at the Darr Mine in Van Meter, and only one came home. Nearly one century later, nine miners went to work in the Quecreek mine in Somerset County, and all nine were rescued. More...

World News

Divers with extra supplies advance in Thai cave passageway

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) - Rescue divers on Monday were making progress through a key passageway inside the flooded mountain cave in northern Thailand where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been missing for more than a week.  More...

Zero tolerance sowed confusion from start

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government’s top health official could barely conceal his discomfort. As Health and Human Services secretary, Alex Azar was responsible for caring for migrant children taken from their parents at the border.  More...

Bolton: US has plan to dismantle NK nuclear program in year

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States has a plan that would lead to the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in a year, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Sunday, although U.S. More...

Health

US hospitals grapple with prolonged injected opioid shortage

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — There is another opioid crisis happening in the U.S., and it has nothing to do with the overdose epidemic: Hospitals are frequently running out of widely used injected painkillers.  More...

Hospital cuts opioid scripts, looks at new ways to ease pain

DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The culture of clinicians treating pain as a fifth vital sign, targeting pain-free living through a prescription regimen, is acknowledged as a driving factor behind the rise of opioid addiction. More...

Kids with rare rapid-aging disease get hope from study drug

CHICAGO (AP) — Children with a rare, incurable disease that causes rapid aging and early death may live longer if treated with an experimental drug first developed for cancer patients, a study suggests. More...

Entertainment

’Jurassic World 2’ takes No. 1 again

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” dinosaurs ruled the box office for a second weekend in a row, but also left a little room for more modest newcomers like “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” and the basketball comedy “Uncle Drew” to o More...

Rapper who worked with Drake killed in Toronto shooting

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian police say a rapper who once collaborated with Drake was one of two men killed in a shooting in downtown Toronto.  Authorities on Sunday identified the men as 21-year-old Jahvante Smart and 28-year-old Ernes More...

All aboard Hello Kitty: Pink bullet train debuts in Japan; runs till September

TOKYO (AP) — A Hello Kitty-themed “shinkansen” bullet train has debuted in Japan. Adorned with the cartoon icon inside and out, it’s a dream ride for fans of the internationally popular character. More...

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