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Wolf: Budget can hit goals without major tax increase

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

General News

Rally for an on-time state budget today

A rally calling for the passage of a state budget on time will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Courthouse Square, 2 N. More...

Pennsylvania mother found unfit for trial in tub drownings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman accused of drowning her two young sons in a bathtub was ruled Tuesday to be mentally unfit to stand trial on murder charges in their 2014 deaths.  More...

Pa. inmate charged in stepdad’s 2008 slaying

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Sports

Unity Legion, Stas beat Mount Pleasant, 7-1, on four-hitter

Unity Township spotted visiting Mount Pleasant a run in the first inning before going on to a 7-1 win in American Legion District 31 baseball action Monday at Whitney Field.  Ken Stas went the distance for the pitching win, tossing a four-hitter More...

Sacrificing for the team

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Matthews: From desert to top of NHL draft

About a year before Auston Matthews was born, professional hockey arrived in Arizona.  He took in his first Coyotes game as a 2-year-old, and his gaze never strayed far from the ice.  “From a young age,” Matthews said, “I More...

Lifestyles

Westmoreland Symphony’s free summer concert in the park July 2

“Summer Sparklers,” a free annual outdoor concert, will be presented by the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra 7 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at St. More...

Campus Corner

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Community Band Celebration Sunday

Westmoreland Cultural Trust will present Community Band Celebration - A Westmoreland County Band Collaborative in honor of The Palace Theatre’s 90th Anniversary this year. The event will be held 3 p.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Men steal merchandise from Walmart  State police at Indiana report at 5:22 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, in Burrell Township, Indiana County, that Dennis D. Lewis Jr., 31, of Penn Run and Joseph J. More...

GLSD approves budget with zero-mill tax increase

Meticulous long-range planning and conservative budget estimates allowed the Greater Latrobe School District to unanimously adopt a $54,820,384 spending plan with a zero-mill tax increase during Tuesday’s regular meeting. More...

LMA approves payments to contractors

The Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) Board of Directors on Tuesday voted to authorize numerous payments to contractors for recently completed or ongoing projects. More...

Bowers to leave after transforming EWCTC into one of top schools in state

Marie Bowers feels the time is now for students to look at the Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC).  More...

Local & State News

Pa. House votes to expand restrictions on abortion

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Lawsuits: Sisters abused by same Pa. priest as kids

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Two sisters have sued a Catholic priest, his central Pennsylvania diocese and two ex-bishops who supervised him, saying the cleric molested them repeatedly as girls — including one at her first Communion party.  More...

Man acquitted in 18-monthold boy’s wrestling move death

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania jury has acquitted a man in the death of his girlfriend’s toddler, which he said occurred as he was mimicking a professional wrestling move.  More...

World News

Trump: We don’t know ‘about Hillary in terms of religion’

NEW YORK (AP) - Republican Donald Trump appeared to raise questions about likely rival Hillary Clinton’s religious faith at a closed door meeting with evangelical leaders on Tuesday. More...

Hundreds of new evacuations across West as wildfires surge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Surging wildfires on Tuesday forced new evacuations of hundreds of homes across the West, while firefighters worked to beat back a pair of huge adjacent blazes looming over suburban Los Angeles.  More...

Clinton warns that Trump would plunge economy into recession

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that Donald Trump would send the U.S. economy back into recession, warning his “reckless” approach would hurt workers still trying to recover from the 2008 economic turbulence.  More...

Health

As Zika health threat looms, US officials worry about the neighbors

HOUSTON (AP) — Saron Wyatt pointed to the secluded end of her small street in Houston’s impoverished Fifth Ward, where a mound of old tires keeps popping up.  More...

Up to 1 in 5 trauma deaths could be prevented, study says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Up to 1 in 5 people may be dying unnecessarily from car crashes, gunshots or other injuries, a stark conclusion from government advisers who say where you live shouldn’t determine if you survive. More...

Rx pizza: 1 free meal can sway doctor when choosing which medicines to prescribe

CHICAGO (AP) — As little as one free meal from a drug company can influence which medicines doctors prescribe for Medicare patients, according to a study using Medicare records and recently released data from the health care law’s Open Pa More...

Entertainment

‘Dance Moms’ star to plead guilty to fed charges on Monday

PITTSBURGH (AP) — “Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller is scheduled to plead guilty next week in Pittsburgh to bankruptcy fraud and failing to report more than $10,000 worth of Australian currency she brought into the country.  More...

NBA Finals a boon to ABC, not just Cleveland

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not just the city of Cleveland that’s happy with LeBron James and his comeback Cavaliers. More...

‘Frozen’ coming to new books, Lego animated shorts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney is letting “Frozen” go in new directions.  The company says Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven from the blockbuster 2013 animated film will appear in both new books from Random House and an animated s More...

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