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Pennsylvania’s top prosecutor arraigned on criminal charges

NORRISTOWN, Pa. More...

Latrobe Bulletin holds largest tomato contest

The Latrobe Bulletin again is looking for the largest tomato grown in our community.  The contest rules and entry procedures are as follows:  • Only homegrown tomatoes qualify.  • Tomatoes must be registered before Sept. More...

General News

Steady US job gains likely foretell a new era: Higher rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new era of higher rates on home and car loans, steeper borrowing costs for businesses and the government — maybe even a bit more return for savers — is about to arrive.  More...

Found in a dump, lost Purple Heart medal heading to family

ST. PAUL, Minn. More...

Kids sing song from John Oliver show on DC statehood

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of children and their parents have brought their message supporting statehood for the District of Columbia to the lawn of the U.S. Capitol.  More...

Sports

Three one-run games highlight drama-filled opening weekend in Latrobe-Derry Old-Timers Baseball League 40-over division

The opening weekend of the Latrobe-Derry Old-Timers League was filled with drama, featuring three one-run games, including a pair of walkoff victories.  More...

Bettis still has significant effect on today’s Steelers

Head coach Mike Tomlin called Jerome Bettis the quintessential Pittsburgh Steeler.  Linebacker James Harrison compared Bettis to one some consider the cornerstone of the franchise.  Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger didn’t believe the St More...

Pitt’s Narduzzi embracing challenge in first head coaching job

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The halls of the Pitt football offices are thick with the smell of new carpet and fresh paint. More...

Lifestyles

Longtime volunteers at St. Vincent Gristmill, Basilica shops honored

The St. Vincent Gristmill General Store and Basilica Gift Shop recently honored five volunteers who have been assisting with sales since the shops opened 17 years ago. More...

Makgeolli: A bold take on bubbles

EDITOR’S NOTE: Food Finds is an occasional series spotlighting emerging food trends and products, as well as interesting personalities and recipes.   More...

‘Hawaii in the Highlands’ coming to Ligonier Theatre Sept. 28

Authentic Hawaiian men and women skilled in drums, hula, and incorporating traditional dance will be performing in the “Hawaii in the Highlands” show at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. More...

LV football team travels to Canton, watches Bettis induction ceremony

The Ligonier Valley football team enjoyed the experience of a lifetime.  Head coach Roger Beitel, his staff and the Ligonier Valley boosters devised a way to take the entire team to Canton, Ohio, to watch Saturday’s Hall of Fame enshrineme More...

5 juveniles charged with ransacking Laurel Mountain Borough home

Five juveniles have been charged for allegedly ransacking an unoccupied Laurel Mountain Borough home earlier this year.  More...

PennDOT Westmoreland County maintenance update

Westmoreland County Maintenance Manager Robb Dean has announced the tentative road maintenance work plan for the week of Aug. 10. More...

Local & State News

Man held in bank robbery suspect in drug store heist, too

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Catholics wrestle teachings as gay employees dismissed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pope Francis refined his vision for the church last week when he said long-spurned divorced and remarried Catholics should be welcomed with “open doors.” And he has famously parsed centuries of thought on homosex More...

City reverses order to remove overdose drug from firetrucks

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh officials have reversed what the mayor’s office called an erroneous order to remove a prescription drug that can prevent overdose fatalities from city firetrucks.  More...

World News

County police chief: Man who opened fire on officers in Ferguson critically injured

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A man who opened fire on officers in Ferguson, Missouri, on the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death was critically wounded when the officers shot back, St. More...

Republican Donald Trump’s approach to policy a mystery amid lack of detail, swings in ideology

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump’s position on health care? Repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act “with something terrific.”  More...

Order on the border: Trump’s views don’t square with what’s happening at busiest US crossing

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Asign that greets motorists entering the U.S. at the nation’s busiest border crossing shows a silhouette of a man, woman and pigtailed girl running for their lives under the word “Caution.”  More...

Health

Sports eyewear shopping tips: Find the right fit

Thousands upon thousands of sports-related injuries affect children and adults each year. More...

Wearing a bra after a mastectomy

When treating breast cancer, doctors may explore various options based on a patient's symptoms and how far the cancer has advanced. More...

How to naturally prevent headaches

(SPM Wire) — Pain in your brain can be a real headache. To avoid getting hit with a doozy, consider these easy tips.  • Drink water. Dehydration causes headaches, and most Americans are not drinking enough water. More...

Entertainment

‘Fantastic Four’ bombs with $26.2M; ‘Mission’ again tops box office with $29.4M

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood’s summer has had runaway sensations (“Jurassic World”) and heartwarming hits (”Inside Out”). It now has its fiasco.  More...

Disney apologizes over tweet on Nagasaki A-bomb anniversary

TOKYO (AP) — Walt Disney Japan has apologized after a tweet sent from its corporate Twitter account wished readers “congratulations on a not special day” on the 70th anniversary of the U.S. More...

Cumberbatch urges fans not to film ‘Hamlet’performances

LONDON (AP) — Actor Benedict Cumberbatch has urged fans not to film his stage performance of Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet.”  The star, who is playing the lead in the play at London’s Barbican theater, says there is &l More...

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