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General News

Parade canceled, so band performs on veteran’s lawn

PORT JERVIS, N.Y. (AP) — Members of a New York community band didn’t let the cancellation of a Memorial Day parade stop them from paying tribute to a recently stricken World War II veteran.  More...

Data: More students leaving public schools for charters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Urban school districts from Los Angeles to Philadelphia are experiencing declining enrollment in traditional public schools as more parents enroll their children in charters, depleting millions in per-pupil funding from distr More...

School funding creates divide in attorney general’s race

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Sports

Unity Township rallies past Derry Legion, 11-5

Derry Legion scored the first five runs of the game, but Unity Township responded with the final 11 during an 11-5 victory in an American Legion District 31 game played Sunday at Unity’s Whitney Field.  More...

Area athletes from GL, LV gain experience at state track meet

Assistant Sports Editor  All of the area athletes from Greater Latrobe and Ligonier Valley who competed in the PIAA Class AA and AAA Track and Field State Championships will be back next year.  They hope the experienced gained from this yea More...

Illinois mulls high school baseball pitch count rule

CHICAGO (AP) — Officials with the Illinois High School Association is considering a rule that would put a maximum on the number of pitches that can be thrown by a high school baseball player.  The proposed rule also would set forth a minim More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Alie Woodward, a human development and family science major of Greensburg, graduated from the University of Mount Union on May 7, the Alliance, Ohio, campus reported Friday.  More...

Bruschetta, 3 ways, for a satisfying picnic main dish

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

SonRise Church to mark 22nd anniversary June 1

SonRise Church, 1523 Lois Lane off Frye Farm Road in Unity Township, is celebrating 22 years of serving God and the community at large. More...

Police Roundup

Police Roundup

Vehicle flips over in Derry Township   More...

Woman hurt in freak accident at McDonald’s

A Mount Pleasant woman was seriously injured after a freak accident on Saturday in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant in Unity Township. More...

Couple injured when motorcycles collide in Derry Township

A couple on a motorcycle were injured when their bike collided with another on Saturday on a highway in Derry Township. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania AG’s office: Report on emails isn’t ready yet

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office canceled a news conference scheduled for Tuesday that was to announce preliminary results of an investigation into inappropriate emails found on state servers.  More...

Beer: The fight over where you buy it in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Beer-buying Pennsylvanians are seeing a growing number of options where they can pick up a six-pack or two, though Pennsylvania still remains home to some of the nation’s most restrictive beer sales laws.  More...

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA BRIEFS

Couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide identified More...

World News

Iraqi forces in Fallujah repel IS attack in city’s south

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) - Iraqi forces battling their way into Fallujah repelled a four-hour attack by the Islamic State group in the city’s south on Tuesday, a day after first moving into the southern edges of the militant-held city with the hel More...

Wal-Mart needs to grow overseas; China’s the big prize

SHENZHEN, China (AP) - Zhong Guoyan sifted through piles of fish at a Wal-Mart in Shenzhen, one of China’s largest cities. She studied the fins, to make sure they were bright red and firm. She peered at the eyeballs - were they bulging? More...

AP-NORC poll: Americans want nomination system changed

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Bernie Sanders’ pitch for changing the way presidential candidates are chosen appears to have broad public support.  More...

Health

Elderly book end-of-life talks once labeled ‘death panels’

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — The doctor got right down to business after Herbert Diamond bounded in. More...

Researchers slowly homing in on risk of Zika birth defect

NEW YORK (AP) — As the international epidemic of Zika virus disease has unfolded and led to devastating birth defects for at least 1,300 children in eight countries, an agonizing question has persisted: What is the chance that an infected pregn More...

Use obesity surgery more often for diabetes, guidelines urge

WASHINGTON (AP) — International diabetes organizations are calling for weight-loss surgery to become a more routine treatment option for diabetes, even for some patients who are only mildly obese.  Obesity and Type 2 diabetes are a deadly More...

Entertainment

After Gamergate, female video game developers on the rise

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Students from an all-female arts college in Philadelphia attended a conference for video game developers last year and, without even trying, they stood out.  “We were basically the only girls in the room,” r More...

Rapper pleads not guilty to deadly shooting at T.I. concert

NEW YORK (AP) — A rapper charged in a deadly shooting at a New York City concert hall has pleaded not guilty.  Rapper Troy Ave was arraigned Monday in the Thursday shooting during a hip-hop concert that was to feature artist T.I.  More...

Johnny Depp’s daughter defends him after abuse allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Depp’s 17-year-old daughter has defended him after his wife raised allegations of domestic abuse.  More...

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