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Ward’s Senate bill would increase penalties against rundown property owners

The Pennsylvania Legislature this week passed Senate Bill 330 that would, amongst other things, provide municipalities with the ability to bring criminal charges more swiftly against consistent negligent property owners.  More...

State auditor recommends municipal pension reforms

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A task force headed by state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is recommending legislation it says will help improve the stability of Pennsylvania’s 2,600 municipal pension plans.  More...

Finally, Murphy’s Bridge could open later today or tomorrow

The Murphy’s Bridge project is expected to be completed this afternoon and the bridge will reopen either later today or tomorrow, according to a county official.  More...

General News

Consumer Reports finds some newer cars burn too much oil

DETROIT (AP) — Newer cars aren’t supposed to need more oil between oil changes, but Consumer Reports found that some engines — mainly from Audi, BMW and Subaru — require an extra quart as often as once a month.  More...

Drug and device firms paid $6.5B to care providers

WASHINGTON (AP) — From research dollars to free lunches and junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals nearly $6.5 billion last year, according to government data posted Tuesday.  More...

Railroad official asks digital map makers to mark crossings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The federal agency that oversees railroads has asked digital mapping companies to alert drivers as they approach track crossings in the hope that visual and audio cues will lead to greater awareness of potential dangers.  More...

Sports

Derry Legion edges Mount Pleasant, moves into final spot for District 31 playoffs

The Derry Legion baseball team snapped a pesky losing streak and took a step toward reaching the American Legion District 31 playoffs.  Derry managed to hold off Mount Pleasant, 3-2, during a District 31 game played Tuesday at the Latrobe-Derry More...

Walker’s RBI-double lifts Pirates over Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — It took 10 seasons, 10 teams and more than five hours but Deolis Guerra finally has his first major league win.  In his third game after a long career in the minors, Guerra pitched three shutout innings of relief as the Pitt More...

Blackhawks trade Saad to Blue Jackets

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks said all along that Brandon Saad would be back next season.  Right up until Tuesday afternoon.  With contract talks at a stalemate on the eve of NHL free agency, the Stanley Cup champions parted More...

Entertainment

Trump files $500M lawsuit as pageant woes mount

NEWYORK (AP) — As fallout built over Donald Trump’s remarks about immigrants from Mexico, the Republican presidential candidate answered back with legal action to match his trademark brashness, filing a $500 million lawsuit.   More...

Bella Thorne helps kick off MTV’s ‘Scream’ adaptation

NEWYORK (AP) — Bella Thorne has advice for anyone being chased by a villain in a horror film:  “Don’t look back, OK? Just don’t look back. More...

No bail for Journey drummer Deen Castronovo on rape charge

SALEM, Ore. More...

Pennsylvania governor vetoes entire Republican budget bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival offers a variety of attractions

The 41st annual Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival at Twin Lakes Park near Greensburg begins tomorrow, and for Diane Shrader, it’s come full circle.  More...

M’m! m’m! good!

Judges Wayne Peluso and Jessica Arbor get busy testing at the Latrobe 4th of July Celebration Baking Contest Tuesday night at Legion-Keener Park in Latrobe. More...

Changes to child abuse clearance law pass Legislature

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A bill to exempt more people who work with children from background checks has passed the Legislature and has been sent to Gov. More...

Local & State News

Alook at GOP’s budget, pension, school, liquor bills

The House and Senate Republican majorities in the Pennsylvania Legislature sent four pieces of major legislation to the desk of Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday, the final day of the state government’s 2014-15 state fiscal year. More...

Sen. Casey: $32K to Pa. to address white-nose syndrome in bats

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey this week announced that the U.S. More...

Pittsburgh-area mall enacts new security plan after shooting

MONROEVILLE, Pa. More...

World News

World News

Since 1981, GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush paid an average income tax rate of 36 percent DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush paid an average federal income tax rate of 36 percent over the past three decades. More...

Scientists look into why most Alzheimer’s patients are women

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it’s just because they tend to live longer than men.  What else may put More...

Stop smoking with the right cessation products

Smoking continues to be a major concern, affecting the health of a substantial proportion of the population. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Local students who made the Slippery Rock University dean’s list for the spring semester include:  More...

Latrobe BPW inducts officers, earns awards at state level

The Latrobe Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW) recently inducted their 2015-16 officers for the upcoming year.  The new officers include Jean Calabrace, president; Angela Apple, vice president; Mary Ann Urban, recording secretary More...

Events of Area Interest

Greensburg Care Center to hold annual car show Greensburg Care Center will hold its fourth annual car show from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15. For each car, there will be a $5 registration fee. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Theft from vehicles in Derry Township   More...

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