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Seton Hill University graduation held Saturday

Brother and sister Ryan and Candace Hall of Unity Township didn’t hold back their excitement on this long-awaited day at the Seton Hill University commencement ceremony Saturday morning. More...

General News

Coast Guard searches for passenger missing from cruise ship

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the Gulf of Mexico for a passenger missing from a cruise ship sailing out of Galveston, Texas.  More...

Scooter, briefly the world’s oldest living cat, dead at 30

MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) — A Siamese cat recently cited by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s oldest living cat did not live to enjoy the title.  Scooter marked his 30th birthday on March 26. More...

96-year-old man becomes oldest USC graduate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took more than 60 years but a University of Southern California student has finally received his diploma.  Ninety-six-year-old Alfonso Gonzales received a bachelor of science degree in zoology on Friday, making him th More...

Sports

Little Lady Wildcats take team title in WAADA track, field meet

The Greater Latrobe Junior High girls’ track and field team, powered by six first-place finishes, captured the overall team championship at the annual Westmoreland Area Athletic Directors Association Meet held Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Latrobe. More...

LV baseball, softball, playoffs set, begin today for three GL teams

The pairings have been set for the Ligonier Valley baseball and girls’ softball teams. The Ligonier Valley baseball team will visit Mount Union while the girls’ softball team plays host to the Lady Trojans, both on Thursday. More...

Pirates end Lester no-hit bid in seventh inning, edge Cubs, 2-1, behind Cole

CHICAGO (AP) — While the attention was on Jon Lester’s quest for a second no-hitter, Gerrit Cole kept quietly matching zeros with him. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Friday released its list of students named to the dean’s list for the spring semester of the 2015-16 academic year.  To qualify for dean’s list, a Bloomsburg student must earn a quality-point ave More...

Computer classes open at YWCA

YWCA Westmoreland County’s Technology Center, 424 N. Main St., Greensburg, welcomes men, women, boys and girls (all ages), to call 724-834-9390 to reserve a seat in the following June classes:  The Cloud - June 1 - 9:15 a.m. More...

30 SVC students to study abroad this summer, fall

Thirty St. Vincent College students are enrolled in three-week or longer study-abroad programs in various countries worldwide this summer and fall, according to an announcement by Sara M. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man hurt in one-vehicle crash in Hempfield Township   More...

LHVB staff members plant trees at Flight 93 Memorial

Nearly 500 volunteers planted 15,000 tree seedlings over 23 acres of land

Staff members of the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau (LHVB) got their hands dirty Friday, May 13, as they helped to plant seedlings during a volunteer event, Plant a Tree at Flight 93, at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County.  More...

Homer-Center teen pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle in Indiana County

A 10th-grade student at Homer-Center High School lost his life over the weekend when he was struck by a vehicle as he walked along an Indiana County road. More...

WCCC commencement

Billie Bray-Mekic of Hempfield and Bobbie Sue Mertens of Saltsburg check out the teddy bears and flowers available for purchase from souvenir seller Alexis Diaz, along with fellow graduates Jennifer More...

Local & State News

Legislature resumes session, budget decisions loom

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers still fatigued from a record budget standoff with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf may not get much of a break from the partisan battles as the start of the new fiscal year approaches. More...

Verizon, unions set to return to bargaining table

WASHINGTON (AP) — Verizon and union officials representing about 39,000 striking landline and cable workers in nine eastern states and Washington, D.C., agreed to restart negotiations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.  U.S. More...

Planned Parenthood trains volunteers for election campaign

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Planned Parenthood is vowing an army of volunteers to campaign for Hillary Clinton and other candidates in this year’s election and against restrictions on abortion rights.  More...

World News

Democrats: Benghazi chairman ignores statement by GOP lawyer

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Benghazi committee’s Republican chairman is ignoring statements by his own former lawyer indicating that the U.S. military acted properly on the night of the deadly Sept. More...

Trump says he expects poor relationship with UK leader

LONDON (AP) - Presidential candidate Donald Trump says he may have a poor relationship with British Prime Minister David Cameron in light of his criticism of Trump’s call for all Muslims to be temporarily banned from entering the United States. More...

IS attack and bombings leave 29 dead across Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) - The Islamic State group launched a coordinated assault Sunday on a natural gas plant north of Baghdad that killed at least 14 people, while a string of other bomb attacks in or close to the capital killed 15 others, Iraqi officials sai More...

Health

A study asks: Too much folic acid a cause of autism?

NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, pregnant women and women who may become pregnant have been advised to take folic acid to help prevent certain birth defects. More...

AMA study shows brand drug overuse, potential mass drug cost savings

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The U.S. spends more on healthcare and pharmaceuticals than any other country, yet has room for improvement in terms of efficient drug use. More...

Urine test could simplify Zika virus detection

NEW YORK (AP) — A urine-based test for Zika virus infection has shown to be more effective than the common blood-based one for many patients, a development that could make testing for the infection easier.  The test could potentially aid e More...

Entertainment

‘Captain America’ tops, ‘Money Monster’ grabs $15M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s “Captain America’s” weekend at the box office once again by a large margin, but even with $72.6 million in earnings, the superhero pic left some room for other newcomers like “Money Monster,” “The Darkness” and “The Lobster” t More...

Jennifer Lawrence has some unkind words for Trump

LONDON (AP) — It appears we know who Jennifer Lawrence won’t be voting for this fall. More...

Nintendo eyeing filmmaking for growth after Mariners sale

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. is eyeing the movie business for growth.  Company spokesman Makoto Wakae said Monday details are undecided but the work might be a theater release or a DVD.  More...

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