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Registration open for 2018 KPB International Coastal Cleanup

Registration is open for the 2018 Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful International Coastal Cleanup. More...

General News

Mormon fighting to end youth interviews ousted from faith

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon man who led a campaign criticizing the church’s practice of allowing closed-door, one-on-one interviews of youth by lay leaders has been kicked out of the faith.  Sam Young read a verdict letter for the More...

Oyster Creek, oldest nuclear plant in US, closing Monday

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. More...

Colombian drug kingpin busted in massive smuggling operation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Colombian drug kingpin who participated in a violent ring that used planes, speedboats and submarines to smuggle hundreds of millions of dollars in cocaine faces charges in California.  More...

Sports

Westminster keeps Bearcats winless

Visiting Westminster opened up a 24-point lead and defeated St. Vincent College, 31-14, in the Bearcats’ home opener Saturday at Chuck Noll Field. More...

Griffins no match for No. 18-ranked West Chester

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Second-place ’Cats take down PH in boys’ soccer

DA falls to Deer Lakes

It didn’t take long for the Greater Latrobe boys’ soccer team to jump on visiting Penn Hills during a WPIAL Class Section 3-AAAA game Saturday at Rossi Field.  The Wildcats started strong and continued throughout during a big 6-1 vic More...

Lifestyles

‘One Slight Hitch’ comedy to run Sept. 18-30 at Mountain Playhouse

The Mountain Playhouse will present the wedding day comedy “One Slight Hitch” by author, playwright and comedian Lewis Black Sept. 18-30. More...

Welcome fall astronomy season at CSC’s SkyWatch Friday

So long, summer nights. Hello, autumn skies. Celebrate the eve of the autumnal equinox at Carnegie Science Center’s SkyWatch, presented by PPG, at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in the Buhl Planetarium and Observatory. More...

Phipps’ 125th-anniversary party Oct. 18; tickets on sale

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens invites the community to celebrate Phipps through the ages at “Phipps at 125: A Glasshouse Celebration,” a fun, honorary event to be held 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man charged with DUI after Unity Township crash   State police at Greensburg report Richard S. Fircetz, 46, was charged with DUI after troopers reported to 386 Frye Farm Road at 6:59 p.m. Aug. More...

Sheriff’s captain shifted to unpaid status amid suspension

The third-ranking official in the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department — suspended since early August — hasn’t been collecting a paycheck the last few weeks.  Although suspended and moved to unpaid status on Aug. More...

Grand jury sentences two in connection with tax fraud case

Two Westmoreland County residents were sentenced last week by a federal grand jury for hiding more than $2.7 million in revenues from a string of used car dealerships in Greensburg, Latrobe and McKeesport.  More...

Local & State News

Tractor-trailer, train crash in Pennsylvania; no injuries

LEOLA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a train struck a tractor trailer in Pennsylvania, but no injuries were reported.  Emergency dispatchers in Lancaster County say the crash happened just before 9:30 a.m. More...

Derry RR Days parade delights

2019 Westmoreland County Junior Miss Agriculture USA Charity Peterman tosses candy to the children watching the Derry Railroad Days parade on Saturday in downtown Derry. More...

Spooked camel bucks while being ridden at circus, injuring 7

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Seven people, most of them children, are recovering after a camel started bucking during a Pittsburgh circus.  More...

World News

S. Korea’s Moon wants ‘heart-to-heart’ summit talks with Kim

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday that he will push for “irreversible, permanent peace,” and for better dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington, during “heart-to-heart” talks with North More...

Death tolls often rise weeks after storm hits

(AP) — More than six months after Hurricane Irma’s catastrophic rampage across the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, the number of deaths attributed to the storm increased to 129 - more than twice the amount reported at the en More...

Grim warnings for White House, Republicans ahead of election

WASHINGTON (AP) - The prognosis for President Donald Trump and his party was grim. More...

Health

FDA plans meeting to discuss safety data on breast implants

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Executive pushes back against drug hike ‘moral requirement’ quote

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American Trauma Society, NCOA work to end older adult falls

Mechanicsburg, Pa. — One day every year, across the country, thousands of educators, caregivers, health and aging professionals, and older adults focus their efforts on one goal: Preventing senior falls.  More...

Entertainment

‘The Predator’ gobbles up competition

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Predator” is at the top of the food chain in its first weekend in theaters.  20th Century Fox said Sunday that the film earned an estimated $24 million from more than 4,000 North American theaters.  More...

Tayari Jones and Tommy Orange among book award finalists

NEW YORK (AP) — Tayari Jones’ “An American Marriage” and Tommy Orange’s “There, There,” two of the year’s most talked-about novels, are on the fiction longlist for the National Book Awards.  More...

The Emmy winner is ... maybe viewers, diversity, ‘SNL’ brand

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Emmy Award nominees nervously wait to hear their name called, or not, there’s more on the line at Monday night’s ceremony than personal glory. More...

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