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Murrysville man killed in one-vehicle accident

Authorities report that a car went over an embankment along Meadowbrook Road in Murrysville and one person was killed. The accident occurred about 3 p.m. Friday. Coroner Kenneth Bacha identified the man as Robert E. Hand, 59, of Murrysville. More...

General News

After Orlando, slight cracks in gun-rights’ grip on Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — How has the Orlando shooting slaughter affected the politics of gun control in Congress? A bipartisan House measure barring firearms sales to some suspected terrorists nicely captures the mix of new and familiar forces in play. More...

Flood-ravaged West Virginia bracing for more rain

ANSTED, W.Va. (AP) — More heavy rains are expected in West Virginia, where floodwaters have killed at least 25 people in the past week.  More...

Supreme Court set to close out current term with 3 big cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is set to close out its current term with opinions Monday in three remaining cases after a flurry of decisions last week.  It’s expected to be the justices’ final meeting before they disperse More...

Sports

Latrobe Legion goes unbeaten in four weekend games, atop district at 14-2

It was a busy weekend for the first-place Latrobe Legion baseball team. Latrobe went unbeaten in four games played over the weekend, with a doubleheader victory against Bushy Run before wins against Jeannette and Hempfield East. More...

Oregon teen pierced in eye by javelin in fair condition

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Wolfpack Vikings Bobcats Kuhl beats Kershaw in MLB debut as Pirates top Dodgers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chad Kuhl seemingly didn’t stand much of a chance in his major league debut against a three-time National League Cy Young Award winner on a ninegame winning streak.  Yet Kuhl pitched five effective innings and David More...

Lifestyles

Westmoreland Children’s Chorus to hold auditions

Children in grades 1-8 are invited to audition to become a part of the Westmoreland Children's Chorus.  “As an extension of the Westmoreland Choral Society, the goal of the Children's Chorus is to foster a passion for singing. More...

Play ball at Carnegie Science Center’s Grand Slam Summer

Carnegie Science Center is partnering with Pirates Charities to provide a summer’s worth of baseball-themed fun for sports and science fans, CSC announced Friday. More...

Campus Corner

Vermont graduates   Some 2,329 students were awarded a variety of bachelor's degrees during the University of Vermont's 215th commencement ceremonies on May 22, the Burlington campus reported Friday.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Identity theft reported in Hempfield Township State police at Greensburg report that at noon June 14, in Hempfield Township, someone stole the identity of a 36-year-old from Grapeville and used it to try and obtain a credit card. More...

State’s universities’ faculty union to mull strike authorization in August

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The union representing faculty members at Pennsylvania’s 14 state universities set an August date for a decision on whether members will take a strike authorization vote. More...

Man facing charges for attacking police with pit bulls

A Derry man who was wanted by police sicced his pit bulls on troopers who attempted to place him under arrest Thursday at his residence. More...

Elusive deal could push work on state budget past deadline

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The start of Pennsylvania state government’s 2016-17 fiscal year is just four days away and key budget legislation remains under negotiation behind closed doors. Democratic Gov. More...

Three dead in car, motorcycle accident in Indiana County

Three people are dead after a car struck a motorcycle Friday afternoon in Black Lick Township, Indiana County. State police report that around 7 p.m. Friday, June 24, the crash occurred on Route 286 near the intersection with Route 217. More...

Local & State News

Man acquitted in 2013 shotgun shooting death of brother

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Navy: Blue Angels will resume flight demonstrations July 2

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Navy officials say its Blue Angels will resume performances a month after one of their pilots was killed in a crash while practicing for an air show.  More...

WESTERN PA. BRIEFS

Homicide charge filed against woman’s fiance in boy’s death  PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man accused of having slammed his fiancee’s 8-year-old son onto the floor for not cleaning his room has been charged with homicide in the bo More...

World News

UK Treasury chief tries to calm fears over ’Brexit’ fallout

LONDON (AP) - Britain’s Treasury chief sought Monday to ease concerns about the vote to leave the European Union, saying the economy is as strong as it could be to face the uncertainty - even as a survey showed many companies are looking to mov More...

Stocks, pound fall again due to UK vote uncertainty

LONDON (AP) - European stocks and the pound fell further on Monday as concern grew over the potential economic costs of Britain’s vote to bring its country, the world’s fifth-largest economy, out of the European Union.  More...

Clinton, Warren meet for first 2016 campaign event

WASHINGTON (AP) - In December, thirteen of the 14 Democratic women serving in the U.S. Senate hosted a fundraiser for their favorite primary candidate: Hillary Clinton. The one who didn’t show? Massachusetts Sen. More...

Health

Fentanyl worries changing way narcotics officers operate, process evidence

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DEP fines UPMC $451K for medical waste disposal violations

Capping a two-year investigation, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) fined 12 UPMC hospitals a total of $451,000 for violations of the Solid Waste Management Act. More...

Billy Joel to join Cuomo on NY breast cancer motorcycle ride

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s governor will ride alongside music icon Billy Joel in a statewide motorcycle ride to raise awareness about breast cancer before signing legislation that expands access to screenings for the disease.  More...

Entertainment

‘Finding Dory’ overwhelms ‘Independence Day’ reboot; ‘Shallows’ surprises

NEW YORK (AP) — The “Finding Dory” tidal wave overwhelmed the sputtering sequel “Independence Day: Resurgence,” as the alien-invasion redux was drowned out by the popular Pixar release in North American theaters. More...

Jon Bon Jovi surprises cancerstricken fan with guitar, kiss

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman battling lung cancer has received an unforgettable surprise from one of the state’s most famous rockers, Jon Bon Jovi. More...

Politically charged BET Awards honor Prince, Muhammad Ali

(AP) — A politically charged BET Awards delivered an exciting night of tributes for Prince and Muhammad Ali between calls for action over gun violence, civil rights and presidential politics. More...

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