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Classic car show to fund Special Day for Special Kids

An antique/classic car show will be held this Sunday to help raise funds for the annual Special Day for Special Kids event.  The event will run from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 9, at the Cooperstown Club Pavilion at 2541 Thomas St. More...

One lane to close on Lloyd Avenue bridge for inspection

The Lloyd Avenue Bridge on Route 981 in Latrobe will be restricted to one lane — the southbound lane that carries traffic out of town — from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, through Thursday, Aug. More...

General News

Apple slump deepens on iPhone, China concerns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is slumping as the usually highflying tech stock struggles with the burden of raised expectations.  More...

Obama hosts first Demo Day to promote entrepreneurship

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama spent his 54th birthday talking to a robotic teddy bear that teaches children how to manage their diabetes and watching a radio waves demonstration used to detect senior falls.  More...

Police: Robbery suspect said he needed money to kill ex

BELLE VERNON, Pa. More...

Sports

7-year-old Derry Area elementary student wins horse world championship

A-soon-to-be second-grade student at Grandview Elementary in the Derry Area School District recently won the International Buckskin Horse Association world show held in Cloverdale, Ind. More...

Steelers’ second-year running back Dri Archer looking for better season

Dri Archer’s rookie season was erratic.  The Pittsburgh Steelers’ dual threat at running back and wide receiver is hoping for more success — and running room — this season.  More...

Penn State tight end hoping to catch on with Steelers

When Jesse James committed to Penn State University from South Allegheny High School’s Class of 2012, some experts projected the 6-foot-7, 245-pound tight end to become an offensive lineman at the collegiate level.  Scout.com even ranked J More...

Lifestyles

Nine men join the St. Vincent Benedictine community as novices

Nine men will spend a year of discernment as novices with the St. Vincent monastic community.  More...

Brew University planned for Palace Theatre Aug. 19

Westmoreland Cultural Trust and Penn Avenue Brews are bringing Brew University to the Megan’s Suite at The Palace Theatre, Greensburg, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19.  More...

Annual Peach Festival set for Aug. 22

Lebanon United Methodist Church located on Old Forbes, Ligonier Township, will hold its annual Peach Festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

DUI arrest in Unity Township   State police at Greensburg report that at 12:52 a.m. More...

Unity planners OK proposal for truck repair center at airpark

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended the approval of a proposed truck repair facility at Westmoreland Airpark.  The proposed site plan calls for Freightliner Trucks to construct a building on 6.6 acres of vacant land alo More...

Derry Twp. Supervisors appear to settle issue involving death benefit

The Derry Township Supervisors, during Tuesday’s regular meeting, appeared to have settled an issue regarding death benefits for resident Randy Ankney’s father, who previously served as a supervisor.  More...

Latrobe reminds pet owners to obey city code

The City of Latrobe is issuing a reminder to pet owners to please be courteous to your neighbors, and that it is a violation of Latrobe’s code to allow a pet to roam unattended off of the owner’s property and to leave pet waste in a publi More...

Local & State News

American doctor defends lion hunt, says he followed rules

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An American doctor accused of killing a lion in an illegal hunt in Zimbabwe said Tuesday that he had complied with all rules and regulations, filled out all the necessary paperwork and obtained the correct permits.  More...

State police nominee: ‘Room for improvement’ in diversity of troopers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf’s new nominee to lead the Pennsylvania State Police said Tuesday that he sees room for improvement in the diversity of troopers and that better recruiting practices could help.  More...

Conneaut Lake Park bankruptcy plan hearing set

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A judge has set a Sept. More...

World News

Woman can go ahead with lawsuit alleging Facebook defamation

NEW YORK (AP) — ANew York court has reinstated the claims of a woman who says an ex-boyfriend broke into her Facebook account and sent malicious sexual statements. The 2nd U.S. More...

Tax filing problems could jeopardize health law aid for 1.8M

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 1.8 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law now have issues with their tax returns.  That’s more than a paperwork headache: it could put their s More...

Obama to cast Iran vote in Congress as most important foreign policy debate since Iraq war

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is casting a looming congressional vote on the Iran nuclear deal as the nation’s most consequential foreign policy debate since the authorization of the Iraq war, a now unpopular decision that stil More...

Health

Hollywood takes on troubled minds with summer films

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 1941 film “The Wolf Man” presents Larry Talbot’s transformation from man to wolf as a form of schizophrenia. More...

Quickly recover from exercise aches and pains

(Metro) — The old saying, "no pain, no gain," is not without its grains of truth. Moderate soreness in the muscles may indicate that time spent in the gym is working, but sharp pains may be indicative of injury.  More...

Tips for maintaining a safe and healthy pregnancy

(Metro) — Thousands of women will become pregnant this year for the first time. More...

Entertainment

Debate line-up shows power of Fox News in campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — Iowa and New Hampshire are still on the horizon — but first there’s the Fox primary, and the buildup to this week’s first Republican presidential debate shows that the influence of Fox News Channel on the GOP selection process is stro More...

Kelly Osbourne apologizes for ‘View’ remarks about Latinos

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Osbourne apologized Tuesday for remarks she made on “The View” that suggested if Latinos were expelled from the United States, there would be no one to clean Donald Trump’s toilets.  More...

Companies use Drake-Meek Mill feud as a marketing tool

WASHINGTON (AP) — Corporate America has jumped into the feud between hip-hop artists Drake and Meek Mill on the outside chance that taking a bite out of their social media beef might help them woo millennial customers.  More...

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