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Unity man charged with threat to police

A Unity Township man faces multiple charges for allegedly threatening a police officer and possessing a large amount of ammunition for multiple firearms.  Mark Hite, 40, of 312 Lewis Road, has been charged with simple assault, terroristic threat More...

Second wrongful death suit filed against Fink

For the second time this week, a wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Clair E. Fink III, the man accused of driving drunk prior to a crash that resulted in the death of Ligonier Township Lt. Eric Eslary.  More...

Smicksburg man killed when gun accidentally discharges

Allen J. Troyer, 21, of 381 Whitaker Road, Smicksburg, was killed after a revolver that his cousin was handling discharged into his chest.  More...

General News

Jury finds teen who shot friend to be justified

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A special jury that convened for an inquest into the May shooting death of a Montana teenager at the hands of his friend has found the shooter committed justifiable homicide. More...

Senate report urges government crackdown on airline fees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government should crack down on airline fees for things like seat reservations, checked baggage and ticket changes or cancellations, which are often unfair or hidden from consumers, according to a Senate report released Th More...

Marketing group to pay $50M to settle milk pricing suit

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A national dairy marketing cooperative has agreed to pay a total of $50 million to thousands of Northeast dairy farmers to settle a lawsuit accusing the group of trying to drive down milk prices.  More...

Sports

Steelers’ RB Le’Veon Bell expects better season despite suspension

BY DAN SCIFO Assistant Sports Editor Le’Veon Bell’s rise to stardom  will hit a speed-bump this fall when the Pittsburgh Steelers running back serves a twogame suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.  More...

Baldwin native hopes unique journey culminates in role with Steelers

Ian Wild learned years ago how difficult it is to make it to training camp with an NFL team, let alone make the 53-man roster.  After taking a unique path following college, the 25-yearold Wild is finally at his first camp, and he hopes that the More...

Seau fondly recalled as he goes into Hall of Fame

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Junior Seau was many things to many people.  He was one of the most ferocious linebackers of all time, the fist-pumping, emotional leader of his hometown San Diego Chargers for 13 seasons. More...

Entertainment

STEWART ENDS ‘DAILY SHOW’ WITH ‘MOMENT OF ZEN’

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Stewart said goodbye to “The Daily Show” on Thursday, America’s foremost satirist of politicians and the media ushered out by Bruce Springsteen and a reunion of the many colleagues that he worked with during 16 years as host. More...

‘AMERICA’S GOT TALENT’PERFORMERS HEAD ON TOUR IN OCTOBER

NEW YORK (AP) — Popular performers from the NBC series “America’s Got Talent” are heading on the road this fall. More...

‘MINORITY REPORT’ CHANGES WASHINGTON REDSKINS’ NAME ON SHOW

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Fox’s new show “Minority Report” has settled the longtime debate over whether the Washington Redskins should change its name. More...

Contract still not solved, ‘all options on table’ for DAEA

The Derry Area school board and the district’s education association still haven’t solved a long-standing stalemate between the school and its teachers, who have been working without a contract for nearly a year.  Now, “all opt More...

Police: Mother, daughter using heroin in car with baby there

A local mother and daughter are jailed on charges they were using heroin in a parked car with the younger woman’s 6-monthold son in the back seat.  More...

State AG charged in grand jury leak

NORRISTOWN, Pa. More...

St. Stephen Church hosting flea market

The parishioners of St. Stephen the Protomartyr Orthodox Church in Latrobe will hold their first flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, in the church social hall and parking lot at 1520 Susan St. More...

Local & State News

For Kane, allegations of leaks, lies and intimidation

Criminal charges brought Thursday against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane and an agent who also served as her driver stem from the alleged leak of secret documents related to a grand jury investigation. More...

Wolf taps Marcus Brown as homeland security chief

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Marcus Brown, whose nomination to lead the Pennsylvania State Police was blocked by the Senate, is being appointed as the state’s homeland security director, Gov. More...

Museum: Lionhunting doctor’s specimens legally obtained

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh museum says four animal trophies donated by a doctor accused of illegally hunting a lion in Zimbabwe were legally obtained by him.  More...

World News

WWII soldier from western NY OK’d for posthumous medals

GOWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Military officials say medals have been posthumously authorized for a soldier from western New York who died while a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II.  More...

Settlement in suit over ‘Back to the Future’ car hits snag

NEWARK, N.J. More...

Uganda court bans ‘bride price’ refund after divorce

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda’s top court on Thursday banned the practice of refunding bride price — normally livestock given by the groom to his bride’s family — when a marriage ends in divorce.  The Supreme Court More...

Lifestyles

Seven students to head SVC orientation

Seven students have been selected as volunteer leaders of the fall 2015 freshman and new student orientation program at St.  More...

SVC ready to greet incoming Class of 2019 Aug. 28

The freshman class that arrives at St. Vincent College on Friday, Aug. More...

Greater Latrobe Junior High School orientation program scheduled Aug. 20

Chad Krehlik, Greater Latrobe Junior High School principal, invites all incoming seventhgraders and new to the school district eighth- and ninth-graders to attend an Orientation Program on Thursday, Aug. 20. More...

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