July 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Fourth of July holiday crashes investigated by state police

During the three-day Fourth of July holiday driving period, which took place July 3-5, state police investigated a total of 473 crashes.  The crashes resulted in 133 injuries and 4 fatalities. More...

Quiet Capitol gives no hope for quick budget agreement

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

General News

Obama administration: Education bills lack accountability

Washington (AP) — The Obama administration said Monday it cannot support either the Senate or the House versions of bills being considered this week to update the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law.  More...

Camp Lejeune Marine treated for shark bite off NC coast

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina (AP) — A Marine was bitten by a shark off the North Carolina coast last weekend, the eighth such attack in the past three weeks, medical personnel from Camp Lejeune said Monday.  More...

Hospital: Nurse who dropped newborn disciplined, not fired

UNIONTOWN, Pa. More...

Editorial

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  That was an excellent article Sean Meyers wrote on the two elderly, but still active Veterans who took flights in the WWII trainer on last Wednesday.  I have recently had conversations with both of them, and they are amazing More...

Expectation of veto aided GOP’s wins

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, has notified Laura A. Toman that she attained the dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester in recognition of “exceptional academic achievement.”  More...

Frank Lloyd Wright tonight’s topic

Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Monday announced a “Film Screening: Frank Lloyd Wright” will be presented 5 to 8 p.m. today, July 7, at the Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, 744 Rebecca Ave., Wilkinsburg, PA 15221.  More...

Musical revue to open July 9 at Apple Hill

Filled with humor, romance and nonstop melody, “The World Goes 'Round,” a revue of the music of John Kander and Fred Ebb, will run July 9 to 18 at Apple Hill Playhouse, 275 Manor Road, Delmont.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

iPhone stolen in 3rd Ward Playground   Latrobe police report that on June 30, at the 3rd Ward Playground, Latrobe, an iPhone 6 was taken from a bleacher.  Vehicle collision in Latrobe   More...

Bradenville man charged with threats to landlord, neighbor

A Bradenville man was charged twice in less than a week for allegedly using a machete to threaten his landlord and a neighbor.  George William Gatchell, 37, faces a charge of terroristic threats in one case, and terroristic threats, simple assa More...

Fundraiser looks to raise awareness of canine cancer

Man’s best friend has a lot more in common with humans than a lot of people realize. More...

Wolf faces deadline for decision on GOP’s pension bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Friday deadline looms for Gov. Tom Wolf, who has until then to sign a Republican-crafted pension overhaul bill or let it become law without his signature.  Wolf’s office said that the deadline is 11:59 p.m. More...

Local & State News

PSU webinar to focus on transportation

How active transportation contributes to a healthy community will be the topic of a web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.  Presenting the 75-minute webinar at noon on July 15 will be Beth Koser Schwartz, a nurse with Lancaster Gener More...

Five Star Trail Poker Run registration open

The 15th annual Five Star Trail Poker Run will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 18, starting at Lynch Field in Greensburg.  Registration for the event begins at 8 a.m. More...

Criminal court decisions

This is a list of criminal cases handled by judges in the most recent hearings of Westmoreland County criminal court. Some of these cases involve first-time offenders enrolled in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program. More...

World News

Obama weighing in on pop culture, sports on personal Twitter account

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forget the primetime interviews or the formal, choreographed news conferences. President Barack Obama is taking to Twitter to muse about sports, pop culture, even Supreme Court rulings — at all hours of the day.  More...

San Francisco’s ‘sanctuary’ policies criticized after slaying

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier has brought criticism down on this liberal city because the Mexican man under arrest was in the U.S. More...

Pope has packed final day in Ecuador, energized by crowds

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Pope Francis has a whirlwind final full day in Ecuador on Tuesday, with an open-air Mass in the capital sandwiched between meetings with bishops, indigenous groups and students and capped by a visit to a famed Jesuit churc More...

Sports

Latrobe, Unity Township meet in playoffs for fifth straight season

The Latrobe and Unity Township Legion baseball teams are no strangers to one another.  Particularly when it comes to the playoffs.  More...

Derry Ukes picks up league-best 20th win

Derry Ukes nearly scored 20 runs during its 20th win.  Derry Ukes scored 14 runs in the final two innings to break it open for a 19-2, five-inning victory against Laurel Highlands Health Center in Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League play Monday.&nb More...

Pevarnik finishes third in WPGA Junior Championship

BUTLER — The names of some of Western Pennsylvania’s greatest golfers are on the championship trophy for the West Penn Golf Association’s Junior Championship.  Names like Arnold Palmer, who won it in 1947 and 1948; Frank B. More...

Entertainment

Bigar's Stars

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, July 7, 2015: This year you often see matters in a different light from that of your friends and loved ones. Others appreciate your unique perspective and abilities. More...

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