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New bridge named Derry Veterans Memorial Bridge

The new Derry Borough (Route 217) Bridge has officially been named the Derry Veterans Memorial Bridge, thanks to a law signed recently by Gov. Tom Wolf. State Rep. More...

General News

Navy warship to trade some speed for firepower, armor

BATH, Maine (AP) — The Navy spent hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to fulfill its need for speed with a new class of fast and agile warships capable of zipping along at highway speeds.  It turns out speed is overrated.  More...

Baby koala debuts at San Diego Zoo

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A koala at the San Diego Zoo has a baby girl.  Cambee gave birth in November, but the joey only recently emerged from mother’s pouch. More...

3-year-old twins die after being found in truck in La.

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana say 3-year-old twins have died after being found unresponsive in a pickup truck outside their home.  Autopsies will be conducted on the brother and sister, Oliver and Aria Orr.  More...

Sports

U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club special homecoming for Latrobe native Antus

OAKMONT — The 116th U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club was a homecoming for Latrobe resident Brandon Antus. Antus serves as the caddie for PGA Tour professional William McGirt and he was on the bag again this past week. It was his seventh U.S. More...

Johnson survives one-stroke penalty to win U.S. Open

OAKMONT — For the second time in the last three U.S. Opens at Oakmont Country Club, controversy became part of the proceedings on Sunday afternoon. More...

Johnson prevails, but Oakmont tames big names at Open

OAKMONT — Some of the biggest names in golf were noticeably absent from the weekend leaderboard and the chase for the championship during the 116th U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club. More...

Lifestyles

SVC criminology research students meet Gov. Tom Wolf

Dr. Eric Kocian (right), assistant professor of criminology, law and society at St. Vincent College, and Dr. Bruce Antkowiak (left), professor of law, counsel to St. More...

California University of Pennsylvania announces spring 2016 dean’s list

California University of Pennsylvania Friday released its dean’s list for the 2016 spring semester.  Among the students from Westmoreland and Indiana counties who have been recognized for their “outstanding academic achievement&rdquo More...

Campus Corner

Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, Friday announced that Lindsay Smetanka of Latrobe qualified for the spring 2016 dean’s list.  To make Dean's List, Seton Hall students must have at least a 3.4 GPA (grade-point average) and More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Apollo man arrested for DUI   State police at Kiski Valley report at 10:38 p.m. More...

Golf outing to raise funds for Action for Animals

Saturday, June 25, is the deadline for registering for the seventh annual Action For Animals Golf Outing, a popular and successful fundraiser for the shelter in Derry Township. More...

Final budget stretch starts with major issues unresolved

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legislature are heading into the final stretch to approve an on-time budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year that begins July 1. More...

Convertibles needed for Latrobe 4th of July parade

Convertibles are desperately needed for this year’s Latrobe 4th of July Parade.  Call 724-537-8417 or 724-532-1993 if you have a convertible to provide a ride in the parade for a contestant from the Miss 4th of July Pageant or dignitaries. More...

Local & State News

Rare barn owlets put on a show in banding operation

BIRD-IN-HAND, Pa. More...

Deer wanders into downtown Pittsburgh, is shot and killed

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A deer that made its way to downtown Pittsburgh was shot and killed Sunday morning, officials said.  Public safety officials said reports began coming in around 10:30 a.m. More...

Pastor: Church sign on Ramadan drew angry call, posting

DALLASTOWN, Pa. More...

World News

Fire scares Los Angeles as larger blazes burn across West

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A brush fire that broke out Sunday near downtown Los Angeles threatened a densely populated, hilly neighborhood along a freeway as sizzling temperatures elevated fire danger across the West. More...

Attorney General says Mateen investigation moving forward

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Although the killer is known, the investigation continues into what motivated and enabled Omar Mateen to carry out the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.  More...

GOP’s Trump says US should consider profiling Muslims

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump suggested Sunday that the United States should “seriously” consider profiling Muslims inside the country as a terrorism-fighting tool, the latest example of the Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting inc More...

Health

How to treat and prevent muscle cramps

Rare is the athlete who has not had the misfortune of suffering a muscle cramp. More...

Excela Health seeks companions to provide end-of-life support

While it’s true no one knows the day or the hour when a person will transition from life to death, we can know when the time is near for hospitalized patients with various diagnoses. More...

CDC: 3 babies with Zika-linked birth defects born in U.S.

NEWYORK (AP) — Three babies with Zika-linked birth defects have been born in the U.S., the government reported Thursday in its first accounting of outcomes for pregnant women infected with the virus.  The defects were also seen in three ot More...

Entertainment

‘Finding Dory’ blows animation record out of water

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The forgetful blue fish of “Finding Dory” is box office gold. More...

Singer on Mexican ‘The Voice’ dies in Chicago after shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago singer who appeared on the Mexican version of “The Voice” in 2011 has died after he was shot in an ambush while celebrating his birthday with friends.  More...

A look at the winners and losers of E3

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With some publishers splitting from the show floor and more gamers sliding on virtual reality headsets than ever before, this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo moved the video game industry in decidedly different directions than More...

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