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Ready for Steelers training camp

Looking over the new logo commemorating the upcoming 50th Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp at St. More...

General News

JFK assassination museum mastermind Gary Mack dies

DALLAS (AP) — Gary Mack, a former television news producer whose interest in the death of President John F. Kennedy helped launch a museum at the warehouse where Kennedy’s assassin opened fire, died Wednesday. He was 68.  More...

Woman killed in Young Township crash

Marilyn Carol Michael, 78, of 1419 Foster Road, Saltsburg, died following a single-vehicle crash in Young Township on Wednesday.  According to state police at Indiana and the Indiana County Coroner’s Office, the incident occurred at 11:24 More...

Harrisburg mayor hopes to dissolve National Civil War Museum

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Editorial

Tuition boost dispiriting

Voters may have turned Gov. Tom Corbett out of office last November, but his higher education funding legacy remains.  More...

Off The Wall

Nothing in it

Eddie Whonotucci, of Salem, Georgia, was all excited when he saw a UPS truck pull up in front of his residence. Still in his bedclothes, he rushed to the front door, opened it and peered out the screen door.  More...

Governor No: Wolf digs in by vetoing state pension reform

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Approximately 2,700 students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester, the Troy, New York, campus reported Tuesday.  The Rensselaer dean’s list recognizes full-time students who m More...

YWCA has openings in computer classes

YWCA of Westmoreland County’s Technology Center, 424 N. Main St., Greensburg, welcomes men, women, boys and girls (of all ages) to call 724-834-9390 to reserve a seat in these classes:  SEATS AVAILABLE FOR JULY CLASSES  Intro. More...

St. Vincent Summer Theatre musical runs thru July 26

Stephen Sondheim’s Brothers Grimminspired musical “Into the Woods,” the current production of St. Vincent Summer Theatre’s 47th season, opened July 9 and closes July 26.  More...

Banana split mural completed, on display at Valley Dairy

Brother Mark Floreanini, OSB, associate professor of fine arts at St. Vincent College, has completed work on a large mural of a banana split that was commissioned by Valley Dairy Restaurants. More...

UTMA approves renewal of one insurance policy, dumps another

The Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) Board of Directors on Wednesday voted to renew the authority’s general liability insurance policy with Selective Insurance and to discontinue its pollution insurance policy with Liberty Insurance because More...

Businessman buys shuttered Greensburg prison

GREENSBURG, Pa. More...

Nigerian artist brings artwork, optimism to Latrobe Art Center

Photos by Nick Cammuso   Latrobe became a little bit brighter on Wednesday afternoon.  However, it had nothing to do with the sun peeking out after a few rainy days, but instead was the byproduct of Ibiyinka Alao’s colorful artwork an More...

Local & State News

Feds say they have shut down malware marketplace

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Justice Department shut down an online “criminal bazaar” where computer hackers bought and sold stolen databases, malicious software and other products that could cripple or steal information from computers and More...

Residents near Flight 93 memorial eligible for repair funds

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — As many as 200 property owners near the Flight 93 National Memorial in western Pennsylvania will be able to apply for federal funds to repair their homes.  More...

2 workers hurt in explosion when backhoe strikes gas line

WORTHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Two workers are hospitalized after authorities say a backhoe struck a high pressure gas line and caused an explosion at a western Pennsylvania compression station.  The explosion happened around 2:30 p.m. More...

World News

Greece seeks relief from lenders after austerity vote triggers rioting, political revolt

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s troubled left-wing government was seeking urgent relief from European lenders Thursday, after it pushed a harsh austerity package through parliament, triggering a revolt in the governing party and violent de More...

The Latest: Moody’s warns Greek skepticism, divisions could endanger bailout’s implementation

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest on Greece’s financial crisis (all times local):  12:35 p.m.  More...

Analysis: Congressional Republicans on track to oppose Iran deal, with or without reading it

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans fall into two camps when it comes to President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. Some are against it, while others want to read it before announcing their opposition. More...

Sports

Persistent rain doesn’t put damper on upcoming start of Steelers’ 50th training camp at St. Vincent College

For all of the rain this area has received over the last several weeks — and there has been quite a bit — the practice fields and adjacent grounds for players and fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers have held up quite well for the start of th More...

Most NFL franchise-tagged players reach long-term deals

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs ended up with a big bargain the last time they signed Justin Houston. This time, it’s the star linebacker who’s cashing in.  More...

Playing tag

Justin Watkins of the Yankees slides safely into second base ahead of the tag by the Athletics’ Dylan Smith during Wednesday’s opening game of the Latrobe Little League best-of-three cham More...

Entertainment

Dog drama: Depp’s wife charged with smuggling pooches

SYDNEY (AP) — Johnny Depp’s wife, Amber Heard, has been charged with illegally bringing the couple’s dogs to Australia — an incident that captured global attention after the nation’s agriculture minister angrily ordered More...

Emotional Caitlyn Jenner accepts Ashe Courage Award at ESPYs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs while urging acceptance for others who are transgender. More...

‘Empire,’ ‘Mad Men,’ Letterman vie for Emmy nominations

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Six months after the Oscars featured an all-white cast of acting nominees, television’s Emmy Awards is poised to show its big-screen Hollywood sibling how diversity is achieved.  More...

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