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Steelers Fest at Latrobe this Friday

Tens of thousands of football fans wearing black and gold will populate the hills that surround the practice fields at St. More...

General News

300 years after shipwreck, family finds $1 million in gold

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Okla. day care closes after reports of sunburned children

VINITA, Okla. (AP) — A day care center in northeast Oklahoma shut its doors Tuesday after a mother reported her two young sons were severely sunburned during an outing to a local water park  More...

Bicyclist with multiple charges to remain in prison

David Smith, 56, of Greensburg, the bicyclist who has been charged with numerous violations, could remain in prison until his trial.  On Tuesday, Westmoreland County Judge Rita Hathaway ruled to consolidate Smith’s numerous ongoing cases i More...

Sports

Steelers’ Bell gets suspension reduced to two games

Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back Le’Veon Bell’s suspension and fine for violating the National Football League’s substance abuse policy was reduced on Tuesday.  More...

Steelers hope to build on last year’s offensive breakout season

The Pittsburgh Steelers, last year, turned in one of the best single-season offensive efforts in the franchise’s illustrious 80- plus year history. The goal this year? To do it again. And do it better. More...

Shields outlasts Traci to take Tri-State PGA Section title

McMURRAY— Kevin Shields was in the next-to-last group of the day Tuesday in the final round of the Tri-State PGA Section Championship at Valley Brook Country Club.  That meant he got to the clubhouse before the group of leaders: Bob Ford, More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent Concert Series to offer 7 performances during 44th season

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Bar foundation to award three scholarships

The Westmoreland Bar Foundation plans to award three law school scholarships to Westmoreland County residents for the 2015-16 school year.  An awards ceremony is slated for 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. More...

St. Florian Summer Festival Aug. 9

Tom Ulishney, Donna Brooker, Dolores Ulishney and Joe Burik announce the annual St. Florian Summer Festival will be begin at noon Sunday, Aug.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Flags stolen in Latrobe   According to Latrobe police, between 2-10 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, someone stole American flags from several homes in the 500 block of Chestnut Street, Latrobe. More...

Zoning hearing board OKs expansion of Adelphoi facility

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday approved a variance for an addition to an Adelphoi USA group home along Lloyd Avenue Extension.  More...

Down and out . . .

This UPS tractor trailer must have tried to take a detour down Gravel Hill Road and took out this utility pole near Route 981 at about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday. More...

Pennsylvania expands notice for victims of sexual predators

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Victims of some of Pennsylvania’s most horrific sexual crimes are getting better information about offenders’ status under a new partnership between the state police and the Office of Victim Advocate.  More...

Latrobe police to host National Night Out Aug. 4

The Latrobe Police Department will host its National Night Out event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Latrobe Memorial Stadium.  More...

Local & State News

4th man enters plea in rock-throwing that hurt Ohio teacher

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An 18-year-old man pleaded no contest Tuesday to participating in a rock throwing episode from an interstate overpass last year that caused grave head and brain injuries to an Ohio middle school teacher.  More...

Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants.  More...

VA doctor regrets post telling gun advocate to ‘off’ himself

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Department of Veterans Affairs psychiatrist said Tuesday he regrets a Facebook post suggesting that a gunrights supporter “off” himself.  Dr. More...

World News

Iran nuclear deal turns up lobbying heat on Congress with White House rallying Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Iran nuclear deal has supercharged congressional lobbying, with President Barack Obama securing the support of a prominent Jewish Democrat and pro-Israel groups pressuring lawmakers in an all-out, big-money drive.  More...

For Coast Guard plane’s crew, long days scouring the seas off Florida for missing teen boaters

ABOVE THE ATLANTIC OCEAN (AP) — Scouring the vast ocean expanse off Florida for two missing teen boaters is a long, tedious mission for the eight-person crew of the C-130 Hercules Coast Guard plane based out of Clearwater.  More...

Windows 10 modernizes, while ditching much of what made Windows 8 annoying to use

NEWYORK (AP) — It took me just a weekend to get comfortable with Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system, something I never did with its predecessor, Windows 8, even after nearly three years. More...

Health

Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jody Kearns doesn’t like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson’s disease. The 56- year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. More...

FDA approves stomach-filling balloon for weight loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators on Tuesday approved an inflatable medical balloon that aids weight loss by filling up space in the stomach. More...

Breathe Pa. opens registration for Camp Huff-n-Puff

Breathe Pennsylvania, southwestern Pennsylvania’s only locally based lung health organization, recently announced that enrollment is now open for the 31st annual Camp Huff-n-Puff for children with asthma.  This year’s event will take More...

Entertainment

Dr. Seuss book explores what came before ‘One Fish Two Fish’

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Move over mockingbirds and watchmen. There’s a new Yent in a tent in town.  More...

Oculus debuts virtual reality film ‘Henry’

BEVERLYHILLS, Calif. (AP) — Oculus is hedging its bets that an adorable critter named Henry can help convince consumers — and Hollywood — about the viability of virtual reality as a storytelling medium. More...

Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth ready to be a normal couple

NEWYORK (AP) — Now that they’re finally engaged, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth are ready to go on their first real-world date.  The bachelorette and her chosen fianci are now able to live their love away from TV cameras after Mond More...

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