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Ligonier Twp. police deploy K-9 officer to arrest uncooperative suspect

Ligonier Township police were forced to deploy K-9 officer Kilo while attempting to take a Cook Township man into custody Saturday after the man allegedly tussled with police. Harry K. More...

Petrarca: Library grant to help SVC prepare students for 21st century

State Rep. Joseph Petrarca Monday announced that St. Vincent College has been selected to receive a $1 million state grant which will assist the college with its $19-million expansion of the Latimer Family Library on campus.  More...

General News

Texas woman whose child is missing had son who was killed

DALLAS (AP) — A woman who lives at a Texas home where the body of a young child was found buried in a flower garden had a son who was fatally beaten more than a decade ago, officials said Monday.  More...

Ministry adds kindness to free home repair

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — “You don’t have to be given anything,” Kiara Perez, 16, said while she and four others took a break from repairing a home on Searight Avenue in Uniontown. “Just giving back is enough.”  More...

New Florence home damaged by fire, 7 displaced

A fire Monday afternoon displaced seven people from a New Florence home. More...

Editorial

Hail to The King: Let’s rename Youngstown to Palmerville

Because it would lure ample tourist dollars to many local businesses, I’m proposing we rename Youngstown, Pennsylvania.  Palmerville!  Youngstown, population 314, was founded in 1800 by the Young family of pioneers back in 1800.  More...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  President Trump, a Republican, is attacking the Koch Brothers for opposing Republican candidates who stray from traditional Republican principles.  More...

President Trump is undermining the free press

It’s a big world and U.S. President Donald Trump has been particularly attentive to global affairs of late. There was his love-fest with the Russian president in Helsinki. And then he launched an all-caps Twitter attack on Iran. More...

Lifestyles

SHU to give Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal to celebrate service to Catholic education

Seton Hill University will present its highest honor, The Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal, to Pittsburgh resident Katherine Donahue Freyvogel.  More...

‘Who’s Under Where?’ on stage through Aug. 12

“Who's Under Where?” is underway now through Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, as its 79th season of professional summer theater in the Laurel Highlands continues.  More...

WMAA admission free Wednesday evening

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, invites the public to “visit The Westmoreland on Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. for free. It’s a great way to relax after the work day! More...

Derry Borough dog park to have ‘soft’ opening this weekend

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Derry Borough’s new dog park will be open to residents — and their four-legged friends — starting this weekend. Council vice president Al Checca said at Monday’s work session that a “soft” opening for the dog park is slated for noon Saturday, Aug. More...

Derry Twp. man faces DUI, other charges after high-speed chase

A Derry Township man is facing multiple misdemeanor charges after leading police on a high-speed chase following a traffic stop in June.  More...

National Night Out today at Latrobe Memorial Stadium

The Latrobe Police Department’s National Night Out will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 7, at Latrobe Memorial Stadium.  More...

Ligonier man killed in boating accident

Authorities are investigating the boating accident on the Allegheny River in Gilpin Township, Armstrong County, that killed a Ligonier man Sunday afternoon.  Jeffrey Krowchak, 57, was pronounced dead at Allegheny Valley Hospital at 4:33 p.m. More...

Local & State News

Officials work to stop spread of spotted lanternfly

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania agriculture officials are working to control the spread of the spotted lanternfly.  More...

Police commissioner calls deadly shootout ‘absolute tragedy’

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man who apparently mistakenly thought his home was being broken into opened fire on police as they sought to serve an arrest warrant for his grandson, critically wounding one officer before he was killed by return fire, th More...

Freight train derailment complicates commute in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Commuters in Pittsburgh who use its light rail system are feeling the after-effects of a freight train derailment. More...

World News

Largest wildfire in California history still growing

LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) - Wildfires tearing through trees and brush, rampaging up hillsides and incinerating neighborhoods: The place-names change but the devastation is showing signs of becoming the new normal in California.  More...

Trump: Sanctions reinstated against Iran for ‘world peace’

WASHINGTON (AP) - The first set of U.S. More...

Trump shadow looms over elections in Ohio, Kansas

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) - President Donald Trump’s preferred congressional candidate - and his chief legislative achievement - are about to be tested in battleground Ohio in the season’s final high-stakes special election.  More...

Sports

Taking it all in . . .

Maurkice Pouncey, starting center for the Pittsburgh Steelers, signs a Terrible Towel for a fan (above) during last Friday’s night workout at Memorial Stadium in Latrobe. After an off day Monday, the team returns to practice today at St. More...

Ward leads Martella’s to rout of Philadelphia in AAABA opener

Derry Township native Omar Ward led Martella’s Pharmacy to a 14-2 rout of Philadelphia during the opener of the 74th annual AAABA Tournament at Point Stadium in Johnstown. More...

Pirates’ Taillon, Rockies’ Bettis face off, bond over battles with cancer

DENVER (AP) — The starters for Tuesday’s game between Pittsburgh and Colorado reads like this: Jameson Taillon vs. More...

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