August 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Bridge dedicated to Lance Corporal Joseph E. Roble

This past Friday afternoon the Lance Corporal Joseph E. Roble Memorial Bridge was dedicated on Route 982 near the Route 30 cloverleaf in Unity Township. More...

General News

Julian Bond remembered for civil rights work

ATLANTA (AP) — Through the tough struggles of the civil rights movement, Julian Bond always kept his sense of humor, and it was his steady demeanor that helped him persist despite the inevitable difficulties involved, his wife recalled.  B More...

EPA tightens rules for greenhouse gas emissions at landfills

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. More...

Man acquitted by reason of insanity in wife’s shooting death

WASHINGTON, Pa. More...

Sports

Area high school football teams ready for action after heat acclimation period

A state-mandated extension to football heat acclimation received hot and cold responses from local coaches.  More...

Moats ready to bring pressure to Steelers pass rush

The Pittsburgh Steelers gave Arthur Moats a new contract during the off-season.  Now, the veteran outside linebacker wants to return the favor on the field as one of the leaders of a revamped Steelers’defense.  More...

Steelers activate QB Gradkowski from PUP list

The Pittsburgh Steelers took backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski off the physically unable to perform list and he fully practiced for the first time Sunday at St. More...

Lifestyles

Pop/Christian favorite coming to Palace Sept. 29

Graced by Grammy awards, 28 number one hit songs, Gospel Music Association awards, American Music Awards Favorite New Artist, Nashville Music Award Winner for Pop Album, and career sales more than 10 million, Michael Whitaker Smith will make his way More...

Events of Area Interest

St. Rose Seniors to meet Thursday   St. Rose Seniors’ monthly meeting will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

KitchenWise

No local lobster handy? Get a lobster roll fix with shrimp

EDITOR’S NOTE: KitchenWise is a weekly column that uses delicious recipes to teach basic cooking skills. More...

After 108 years, last Jewish house of worship closes in Latrobe

For the first time in 108 years, there is no Jewish house of worship in Latrobe.  Beth Israel Synagogue on Weldon Street officially closed its doors Sunday after an interfaith service with clergy from various Latrobe churches and members of the More...

Multiple vehicular deaths in Donegal Township over weekend

Three deaths occurred over the weekend in Donegal Township as a result of traffic accidents.  More...

Local ATI workers shut out

About 115 workers at the Allegheny Technologies Inc. More...

Local & State News

Coroner: Man found near river rafting area drowned

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Acoroner says a man found dead near a whitewater rafting area of a southwestern Pennsylvania state park died of asphyxiation due to drowning.  More...

3 injured in hot air balloon accident in Pa.

NEW HOLLAND, Pa. (AP) — A deflating hot air balloon struck overhead electrical wires after landing in a Pennsylvania field, shocking three people including one who was given CPR by a bystander, authorities said Sunday.  More...

EMT who performed CPR at camp suffers major stroke, dies

EFFORT, Pa. (AP) — An emergency medical technician who fell ill while performing CPR at a camp for the developmentally disabled has died days later, her mother says.  More...

World News

Even if Congress gives the Iran nuclear deal a thumbs-down, Obama can move to implement it

WASHINGTON (AP) — The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if lawmakers reject the agreement, it’s not gameover for the White House. More...

Jeff Flake, sole Republican senator considering support for Iran deal, declares opposition

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Sen. More...

Trump proposes finishing wall, denying citizenship to babies of immigrants in US illegally

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to deny citizenship to the babies of immigrants living in the U.S. More...

Health

Health law sign-ups growing; uninsured rate declines

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law even after the official enrollment season ended, helping push the share of uninsured Americans below 10 percent and underscoring h More...

FDA approves OxyContin for children 11 and older

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the powerful painkiller OxyContin for a new use in children 11 to 16 who are suffering from severe, long-term pain.  OxyContin is an extended-release opioid that has l More...

Deaths tied to spray from shower, faucet

NEW YORK (AP) — Most deaths from Legionnaires’ disease are tied to hospital and nursing home showers, not outdoor cooling towers, new government figures released Thursday show.  More...

Entertainment

‘Straight Outta Compton’ goes to top of box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The boys from Compton smashed opening weekend expectations, while the stylish “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” struggled to find its footing. Universal’s N.W.A. More...

‘Star Wars’ themed land at planned at Disney parks

ANAHEIM, Calif. More...

‘Empire,’ One Direction win at 17th Teen Choice Awards

NEWYORK (AP) — The 17th Teen Choice Awards threw its full support behind the hit series “Empire,” honored late “Furious 7” star Paul Walker and paid homage to a respected elder: Britney Spears.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Rape reported in Salem Township   State police at Kiski Valley report that between the hours of 3 and 4 a.m. Aug. 4, a 22-year-old Latrobe female reported that she was raped by a known male suspect from Export. The investigation is ongoing. More...

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