May 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

HUD awards $19.5M for local homeless programs in Pa.

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Hanna’s Town Antiques & Collectibles Sale scheduled for May 8

Historic Hanna's Town will open the 43rd season of its popular Antiques & Collectibles Sales on Sunday, May 8.  More...

County Special Olympics PA track event May 7 at Norwin

The Special Olympics PA of Westmoreland County’s track and field event will be held starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, at Norwin High School with opening ceremonies and the parade of athletes. More...

General News

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Corporate earnings keep falling, but there are signs of life   More...

DC celebrates another year of record-breaking tourist crowds

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 19 million U.S. More...

Phelps skipping Atlanta meet while awaiting birth of child

ATLANTA(AP) — Awaiting the birth of his first child, Michael Phelps has decided to skip an Olympic prep meet in Atlanta next week.  Organizers of Atlanta Classic say they received word from Phelps that he wouldn’t be competing. More...

Sports

Lady Wildcats hold on to defeat Armstrong

The Greater Latrobe girls’ softball team had no trouble protecting this lead. Armstrong took an early lead, but visiting Greater Latrobe quickly countered and held on for a 4-2 victory during a WPIAL Section 1-AAAA game Tuesday. More...

Homer-Center knocks LV out of first-place tie in conference

The Ligonier Valley baseball team didn’t have an answer for Homer-Center pitcher Jesse Lee. More...

Spieth moving on from disastrous finish in Masters

It has become very clear to Jordan Spieth that he’s not taking his shocking meltdown on the 12th hole in the final round of the Masters last month nearly as hard as his fans.  More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent Seminary vespers, commencement Friday

St. Vincent Seminary will honor Dr. James V. Maher Jr., with an honorary doctorate at its 170th annual commencement on Friday, May 6.  More...

Events of Area Interest

May 7 art class for ages 7-9   More...

Happy Birthday

Born May 4, 2009, Alayna Marie Swisher is 7 years old today.  She is the daughter of Lisa and Brad Swisher of Seger, Derry Township, and has two siblings, Seth, 10, and Lauren, 22.  Maternal grandparents are Marie and Joe Giotto and Bob Hit More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Two-vehicle crash in Unity Twp.   More...

Pennsylvania man jailed in fatal shooting in family dispute

NEW CASTLE, Pa. More...

5 held for trial in July slayings of 2 teens in Erie

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Five defendants have been ordered to stand trial in the slayings of two teenagers in northwestern Pennsylvania last summer. More...

Derry Twp. cautions residents to adhere to burning regulations

With summer just around the corner, the Derry Township Supervisors issued a warning Tuesday to residents about burning in the township. More...

Unity Twp. planners approve new towing business site

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended preliminary and final approval for a planned towing business near the intersection of Beatty County and Frye Farm roads.  Patsy Mignogna said previously that his new site would be use More...

A landowners guide to natural gas pipelines workshop

Penn State Extension will be holding a workshop, “A Landowners Guide to Natural Gas Pipelines” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Route 819 damaged by gas blast, still being fixed

Motorists who usually travel on Route 819 in Salem Township between Greensburg and Route 22 must continue to find a detour to avoid the area.  The highway was heavily damaged when a natural gas pipeline exploded into a fireball last Friday morni More...

Local & State News

Trump, Biden to attend U. of Pennsylvania graduation

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Donald Trump and Joe Biden will be attending the same University of Pennsylvania graduation ceremony, but not for political reasons.  They’ll be in the audience as parent and grandparent.  More...

Cops: Brothers selling heroin in Burger King kids’ area

NORTH VERSAILLES, Pa. More...

Pa. woman: 21 years’ probation in churchgoer theft

SLOVAN, Pa. More...

World News

Trump, Clinton all but certain to face off in fall campaign

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Once dismissed as a fringe contender, businessman Donald Trump now is all but certain to lead the Republican Party into the fall presidential campaign against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton - a stunning political triumph More...

Obama visiting Flint for first time since water crisis began

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is set to meet with residents of Flint, Michigan, to hear how they’re managing after lead from old pipes tainted their drinking water.  And he is bringing a message to Flint on Wednesday: a promise More...

DOD Sec’y Carter: Campaign against IS ‘far from over’

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) - The combat death of an American Navy SEAL in Iraq shows that despite recent gains against the Islamic State in Iraq, “this fight is far from over,” U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday.  More...

Health

Chronic insomnia? Docs urged to try behavior therapy first

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tossing and turning night after night? Don’t automatically reach for the pill bottle. More...

Air quality improving but problems persist in Pennsylvania

Keystone State News Connection — Air quality is improving overall but pollution still threatens the health of more than half of all Americans, according to the American Lung Association's annual State of the Air report. More...

Children’s Hospital Hard Head Patrol returns to reinforce helmet safety

The Kohl’s Hard Head Patrol, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC’s program educating children of all ages on the importance of wearing a helmet correctly and at all times, while riding anything with wheels and/or on anything w More...

Entertainment

‘Hamilton’leads Tony nods with record 16 nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — The megahit musical “Hamilton” has grabbed a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations, the biggest haul in Broadway history and another notch in the show’s march into theatrical history.  More...

Captain America says he isn’t afraid of superhero fatigue

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Captain America: Civil War” star Chris Evans isn’t worried about superhero fatigue at the cineplex.  The actor, who dons Captain America’s mask and shield a fifth time for the latest Marvel movie More...

‘Blues Brothers’cartoon show tuning up for a television gig

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Blues Brothers” could be coming to TV as a prime-time animated comedy series.  Bento Box Entertainment Tuesday announced the project, co-created by executive producers Dan Aykroyd, former “Saturday Ni More...

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