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General News

Attorney general seeks to preserve cross-shaped World War I memorial

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to preserve a cross-shaped memorial on public land which serves to honor the men killed in World War I. More...

Man in police custody dies after medical issues while handcuffed

DALLAS (AP) — Police in Texas say multiple Fort Worth officers are on administrative duties following the death of a man who complained of medical issues while handcuffed.  More...

No kidding: Dozens of goats chow down in neighborhood

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — About 100 escaped goats munched on manicured lawns in Idaho’s capital city before being rounded up and hauled away Friday morning. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Bridging Great Divides near Blairsville

There’s a gap in southern Indiana County that’s wider than the six-lane section of U.S. Route 22 just northeast of Blairsville. It’s the divide between the political leadership of Burrell Township and the rest of the world.  More...

Bulletin Board

The flag of our country is flying during August at Thomas B. Anderson American Legion Post 515, Latrobe, in honor of Albert F. Dowling.  He served 27 years in the U.S. Air Force, where he was a jet mechanic from 1954 through 1981. More...

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Transfer Decision Day Aug. More...

Coffee and Canvas Aug. 16; sign-ups underway

West Newton Center for Active Adults, 103 E. Main St., West Newton, is accepting reservations (724-872-4976) for its next Coffee and Canvas, slated for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug 16. More...

Events of Area Interest

NACAA Luau Bingo reservations accepted   A Luau Bingo fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 18, at the New Alexandria Center for Active Adults, 207 W. Main St., New Alexandria. Doors open at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon. More...

Westmoreland Fair: Area’s timeless summer tradition

Some traditions, like the county fair, are summer memory-makers that you hope won’t go away anytime soon.  For the 64th year, the Westmoreland Fair will return to the Westmoreland Fairgrounds in Mount Pleasant Township near Mutual with the More...

Latrobe Police Department to hold National Night Out Aug. 7

While the Latrobe Police Department’s National Night Out will feature the customary attractions and activities, the 2018 event has a bigger purpose.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, AUG. 6   7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, work session, Derry Station  TUESDAY, AUG. More...

Mosquito spraying set for Ligonier Borough, Ligonier Township Monday

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) West Nile Program will conduct a mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes on Monday, Aug. 6, in Ligonier Borough and portions of Ligonier Township.  More...

Cops: Man stabs, runs over estranged girlfriend, killing her

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man stabbed and then repeatedly drove over his estranged girlfriend, crushing her in a fatal attack as her suburban Philadelphia co-workers tried to help her early Friday morning, authorities said.  The attack was cap More...

World News

Deadly California blaze spawned destructive fire tornado

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A deadly Northern California wildfire burned so hot in dry and windy conditions that it birthed a record-breaking tornado of flame, officials said Friday. They also warned of worsening conditions throughout the region. More...

Argentine group IDs 128th person taken during ‘Dirty War’

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - DNA tests have determined the identity of a person taken from his mother as a baby by Argentina’s former dictatorship, a human rights group said Friday, bringing the number of such cases to 128. More...

Las Vegas gunman became unstable but didn’t raise suspicions

LAS VEGAS (AP) - In the months before unleashing a hail of bullets into a Las Vegas concert crowd, Stephen Paddock burned through more than $1.5 million, became obsessed with guns and increasingly unstable, and distanced himself from his girlfriend a More...

Sports

STEELER NATION!

Steelers’ wide receiver Quadree Henderson catches a touchdown pass as cornerback Joe Haden defends during Friday night’s practice at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium. More...

Autograph night at Jennerstown last tuneup for ‘Masters’

Jennerstown Speedway Complex will host “Motor Mountain Mania” on Saturday where fans can meet the drivers and touch the race cars, during a special pre-race autograph session.  More...

Ohio State’s Meyer says he followed protocol for 2015 abuse allegations

Urban Meyer defended himself Friday, admitting he was not forthright when questioned last week about 2015 allegations of domestic violence against one of his assistant coaches, but also insisting he handled the situation properly at the time.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: McKinnon channels her inner spy in uneven ‘Spy’

From the get-go, “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” a Kate McKinnon Mila Kunis buddy spy comedy, has two things going for it.  First, female spies are clearly in vogue, if you’ve been reading the news — or if you prefer your spies More...

Fox executive: Up to ‘Simpsons’ creators to handle Apu criticism

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Fox says it trusts the creators of “The Simpsons” to handle the show’s depiction of Indian shop owner Apu, which has drawn fire as a racist stereotype.  More...

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