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Annual Summer in Ligonier Arts and Crafts Show July 17-18

The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Summer in Ligonier Arts and Crafts Show, July 17-18, in Ligonier’s Diamond park and on the bandstand.  More...

Radio network personality will be Magnificat speaker

Kathleen McCarthy's husband died shortly after their 12th child was born, and she managed to raise their 7 sons and 5 daughters “by the grace of God,” she said.  More...

General News

Ex-Air Force One pilot for LBJ succumbs at 90

GATESVILLE, Texas (AP) — A military pilot who was an aide to President Lyndon B. Johnson and flew Air Force One has died in Texas.  Retired Brig. Gen. James “Jim” Cross died Saturday in Gatesville. He was 90. More...

Hall of Fame composer Michael Masser dies at 74

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Composer Michael Masser, who wrote and produced of some of Whitney Houston’s biggest hits, has died. More...

4 kids lose mother to ice caves collapse, father to shooting

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Four children of a woman who was killed when an ice cave collapsed in Washington state suffered another tragedy when their father was shot and killed in Southern California in the same week.  More...

Sports

Murrysville tops Latrobe Legion for District 31 title with five-run inning following rain delay

MURRYSVILLE — Playing against an undefeated Murrysville squad, the Latrobe Legion baseball team needed to be nearly perfect to capture the District 31 Championship on Tuesday. More...

NFL players association head critical Pierre-Paul’s medical records became public

CINCINNATI (AP) — Citing the example of NFL defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, baseball players’ association head Tony Clark said his union has no intention of allowing teams to obtain medical records of high school and college players ahea More...

Spieth trying to look at British Open as another event

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — With a chance to match history at the home of golf, Jordan Spieth is trying to make the British Open feel like just another event.  That might be one of his toughest challenges at St. Andrews.  More...

Lifestyles

‘Chapter Two’ continues through Sunday at MP

The Mountain Playhouse’s production of Neil Simon’s “Chapter Two” continues through Sunday, July 19, in Jennerstown.  More...

Campus Corner

Olivia Boyle of Greensburg graduated from Ithaca College's School of Humanities and Sciences with a degree in history, the Ithaca, New York, campus reported Monday. The degree was awarded in May 2015. More...

Ligonier Valley BPW earns awards, eyes 2015-16 opener

Laurie Hough, president of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Ligonier Valley, announced her theme for the club’s new fiscal year will be “AWoman’s World Is Only as Big as Her Heart.”  Issues Management Committ More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Two-vehicle collision in Latrobe   According to Latrobe police, on Sunday, July 12, at Depot and Ligonier streets, Latrobe, a collision occurred involving vehicles operated by Joyce Griffin, of 1111 Jefferson St., Latrobe, and Donald Kepple, of More...

Ligonier Township manager details financial breakdown

Foxley Farms litigation costly

While government expenses have continually decreased over the past five years in Ligonier Township, legal costs have unsurprisingly increased in 2015.  More...

Palmer airport officials hoping gaming proposal becomes reality

Officials at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport are hopeful that a state lawmaker’s proposed plan to allow slot machines in airports will provide an added source of revenue for the Unity Township facility.  More...

Man accused of child porn waives hearing

A Derry Borough man charged with nearly a dozen counts of child pornography waived his hearing earlier this month. More...

Annual St. Vincent Theatre Gala

Ready to greet over 200 guests for the 26th annual St. Vincent Summer Theatre Gala last Friday evening are theatre director Greggory Brandt; St. Vincent College President Brother Norman W. Hipps, OSB; St. More...

Local & State News

Ex-mayor of Pa.’s capital charged with corruption

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Petrarca: Task force working toward acceptable medical marijuana bill

State Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, said that he has been asked by House leadership to be a part of a bipartisan group of legislators to craft legislation on medical marijuana that would be passable by the House.  More...

Pennsylvania AG says decision to charge her is in DA’s hands

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s attorney general said Tuesday that prosecutors in the Philadelphia suburbs have not told her how soon they will decide whether to charge her in a grand jury leak investigation.  More...

World News

Pluto up close: Spacecraft achieves flyby, then calls home

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft got humanity’s first up-close look at Pluto on Tuesday, sending word of its triumph across 3 billion miles to scientists waiting breathlessly back home.  More...

Iran deal is historic but is it a promising ‘new chapter’ or ‘stunning’ error?

VIENNA (AP) — Overcoming decades of hostility, Iran, the United States, and five other world powers struck a historic accord Tuesday to check Tehran’s nuclear efforts short of building a bomb. More...

First-hand look at Mexico drug lord’s escape tunnel shows dimension of ingenuity, audacity

ALMOLOYA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico’s most prized prisoner paced his cell, first to the latrine, then the shower, then the bed. More...

Health

Healthy ways you can cope with daily stress

Stress affects people of all ages. More...

Rough play is riskier than heading in youth soccer

CHICAGO (AP) — Heading takes the heat in youth soccer, but limiting rough play might be a better way to prevent concussions and other injuries, a nine-year study of U.S. high school games suggests.  More...

Silent cancer in moms a rare result in prenatal tests

CHICAGO (AP) — For pregnant women, abnormal results from certain prenatal tests may signal that something is wrong — with the moms-to-be, not the fetus, a preliminary study suggests.  Very rarely, these results may indicate cancer i More...

Entertainment

After months of anticipation, new Lee novel released

NEW YORK (AP) — Harper Lee fans worldwide stayed up late, awoke early and dashed off during meal breaks to pick up a copy of the year’s most anticipated novel, “Go Set a Watchman,” a second work from the author of “To Ki More...

‘Dead 7’ TVfilm cast has Backstreet Boys, ‘N Sync pedigree

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A zombie TV movie is bringing together members of two boy bands.  Backstreet Boys Nick Carter, A.J. More...

Jimmy Fallon back following gruesome injury

NEWYORK (AP) — “Tonight” show host Jimmy Fallon spent 10 days in a hospital intensive care unit after tripping in his kitchen and injuring a finger so badly it required six hours of microsurgery to save.  More...

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