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General News

Man killed, woman hurt when ATV flips in woods

An area man is dead and a woman hospitalized after their all-terrain vehicle flipped in western Pennslyvania.  Michael Winklosky was killed in the crash around 6:30 p.m. More...

Teen charged with pushing Texas boy into pond in drowning

LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — An East Texas teenager is accused of pushing his pregnant girlfriend’s 3-year-old nephew into a pond so the boy would drown to make room for the unborn child to live at their home.  More...

US treasurer to oversee town hall meeting on $10 bill design

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios plans to travel to the National Women’s Hall of Fame in upstate New York to hear from the public about plans to put a woman on the $10 bill. More...

Sports

Go bananas!

Doug Basinski (left) of Ross Township, and Maria Cawoski, a sophomore in the Greater Latrobe School District, were the respective male and female winners of the 5K race held Saturday in conjunction w More...

Tokyo rallies from eight runs down to win Little League title, beating Lewisberry (Pa.)

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — With more than 42,000 fans cheering against them, the Tokyo players found themselves down eight runs in the first inning of the Little League championship game against Lewisberry, Pennsylvania.  More...

Little League team gets hero’s welcome as it returns home

LEWISBERRY, Pa. (AP) — The victory went to Tokyo, but members of Lewisberry’s Red Land Little League team returned to their small community as hometown champions, escorted by police, firefighters and EMS crews.  More...

Lifestyles

IUP releases May graduation lists forWestmoreland, Indiana counties

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Friday afternoon announced the students from Westmoreland and Indiana counties who have completed requirements for graduation from IUP as of May 2015.  Area graduates, their hometowns, majors and degrees are:&n More...

Food Finds

Paper-thin veggies make better, more creative summer salads

EDITOR’S NOTE: Food Finds is an occasional series spotlighting emerging food trends and products.   Want to build a better salad? More...

Cooking on Deadline

Less can be more when it comes to great fresh tomato sauce

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cooking on Deadline features fast, weeknight friendly meals that are big on flavor, but not on labor.   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Malfunction causes accident in Unity Twp.   More...

Local & State News

Parents fight 10-year-old violinist’s expulsion for knife

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Housing authority wants paintball business off its land

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s housing authority wants a paintball business off its land.  Neil “Buddy” Wright has run paintball games on a portion of 200 acres of city-owned land since 1989. More...

Trial date set for teacher charged with witness intimidation

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trial is scheduled Oct. More...

World News

Arctic chills, messy energy politics await Obama on his historic trip to Alaska

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama as he begins his historic trip to Alaska. More...

Neighbors rally together as they struggle with drought

TULARE, Calif. (AP) — Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets in the bare dirt of his yard. It’s his daily ritual now in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma’s Dust Bowl. More...

Mourners to pay tribute to 27-year-old slain WDBJ television cameraman Adam Ward

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Salem High School will open its doors to the community Monday to commemorate the life of an alumnus — Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for a Roanoke television station who was slain on live TV last week.  More...

Health

Amgen gets OK for second biotech cholesterol drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades.  More...

Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option

LONDON (AP) — A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. More...

Healthy snack ideas for your little athletes

(StatePoint) — Kids may seem to have boundless energy, but running around the soccer field or baseball diamond takes effort — and burns lots of calories. As a parent or coach, it’s important to make sure kids are well fueled. More...

Entertainment

Another MTV Video Music Awards, another controversial Miley Cyrus

(AP) — Justin Bieber cried, Taylor Swift won most of the awards and Kanye West ranted onstage, but Miley Cyrus still owned the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.  The 22-year-old wild child flashed one of her breasts, wore outfits that showed mo More...

Last Titanic lunch menu, saved by survivor, going to auction

NEW YORK (AP) — The Titanic’s last lunch menu is going to auction and is estimated to bring $50,000 to $70,000.  Online New York auctioneer Lion Heart Autographs is offering it along with two other previously unknown artifacts from L More...

‘Compton’ tops box office for 3rd week; ‘War Room’ surprises

NEW YORK (AP) — The Christian drama “War Room” made a surprise bid for the box-office lead, Zac Efron’s music drama “We Are Your Friends” bombed spectacularly and the N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton” keeps chugging along. More...

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