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National Night Out event set forAug. 7 at Memorial Stadium

The Latrobe Police Department is sponsoring the annual National Night Out event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Latrobe Memorial Stadium. More...

UTMA approves repairs to pump station

The Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) board on Wednesday approved plans to repair a small pump station near the East High Acres development. More...

General News

Trump says Air Force One to get red, white and blue makeover

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Air Force One is getting a patriotic makeover.  Trump says the familiar baby blue color on the presidential aircraft will give way to a red, white and blue color scheme. More...

Philadelphia’s tax on soda upheld by state Supreme Court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia’s tax on soda and other sweetened drinks was upheld on Wednesday when the state’s highest court rejected a challenge by merchants and the beverage industry.  More...

Government report accuses agency of inadequate recall monitoring

DETROIT (AP) — An investigation has found that the U.S. government’s highway safety agency failed to act quickly on a consumer complaint, and that could have delayed recalls of dangerous Takata air bag inflators.  More...

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On the move

Off The Wall

As usual, while meditating with my cup of “black Joe” (black coffee) a couple of months ago, a certain television program came to mind. Popular to many, “The Wall” used to air weekly. More...

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Lifestyles

Stage Right to stage ‘Sweeney Todd,’ ‘Disney’s Lion King jr.’

Stage Right’s second summer camp of the season started on July 9 and welcomed 100 students to the studios in downtown Greensburg, it was announced Wednesday.  More...

Kent State University releases spring 2018 commencement list

Kent State University conferred degrees to spring graduates during commencement exercises on May 12 in Dix Stadium, the Kent, Ohio, campus reported Tuesday. More...

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Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

New Alexandria woman charged with DUI after overdose   More...

Reward offered for details on Unity Township garage arson

A reward of up to $10,000 is now available for information leading to a conviction in the arson that destroyed the township’s public works building last fall.  The Sept. More...

St. Vincent College ready to welcome Steelers, fans to training camp

Many of the tens of thousands of fans who flock to St. Vincent College (SVC) for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ annual summer training camp practices are primarily there to watch team workouts as an annual rite of passage or check off a bucket list item. More...

Unity supervisors OK road closures for airshow

The Unity Township Supervisors on Wednesday approved road closures for next weekend’s Shop ‘n Save Westmoreland County Airshow at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.  More...

Summer in Ligonier Arts and Crafts Show to feature new activities

Craft demonstrations, a caricature artist, live music and more can be enjoyed this weekend when the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Summer in Ligonier Arts and Crafts Show. The event is slated from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Local & State News

Court throws out 2012 welfare law over how bill was enacted

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Court overturns then-11-year-old boy’s conviction in slaying

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court on Wednesday overturned the conviction of a then-11-year-old boy in the 2009 shotgun slaying of his father’s pregnant fiancee, saying prosecutors had not provided enough evidence to support it. More...

Pennsylvania blocked again in bid to take insurer’s cash

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge is blocking a third attempt in as many years by Gov. Tom Wolf and state lawmakers to take at least $200 million in surplus cash from a state-chartered medical malpractice insurer of last resort.  More...

World News

US intelligence chief is tough on Russia, at odds with Trump

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US deporting crime victims while they wait for special visa

(AP) — For victims of crime on U.S. soil who are living here illegally, a special visa program encourages them to help solve their cases and catch criminals, and often provides their only clear path to citizenship. More...

Trump-Kim statement overpromised on return of war remains

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a month after North Korea pledged to immediately return some American war dead, the promise is unfulfilled.  More...

Sports

Unity Township ready to rebound in Region 7 Tournament

Hempfield East’s come from behind walk-off victory to capture the American Legion District 31 championship was a heartbreaking loss for Unity Township, but the Bulldogs plan to have a short memory and hit the reset button heading into Friday’s Region More...

‘Friday Night Lights’ set for return to Latrobe Memorial Stadium

ESPN likely won’t be back in Latrobe this summer, but that won’t stop the Pittsburgh Steelers from practicing under the lights.  More...

Three from SVC men’s basketball team recognized

Three members of the St. Vincent College men’s basketball team were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, the organization announced Tuesday. Recent graduate Coy Patterson Jr. More...

Entertainment

Bruce Springsteen surprises audience at Billy Joel concert

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen propped himself on top of Billy Joel’s piano to sing a duet with The Piano Man, who was celebrating his 100th concert at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. More...

A Comic-Con without Marvel, HBO gives others a chance to pop

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Comic-Con fans know one thing to be true: Where there is fun, there’s usually a line that precedes it.  More...

Robin Williams speaks for himself in new HBO documentary

NEW YORK (AP) — When filmmaker Marina Zenovich sought to make a documentary about Robin Williams, she found that she could do it largely in the late comedian’s own voice.  More...

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