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Ligonier council to appoint new member tonight

Ligonier Borough Council will hold a special meeting at 7:15 p.m. More...

Burglary suspects charged with three more break-ins

A Unity Township man and West Newton woman, who are facing multiple burglary charges, were charged and arraigned for three more alleged break-ins in Hempfield, Unity and Mount Pleasant townships.  More...

UTZHB approves variance requests

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board (UTZHB) on Tuesday approved a pair of variance requests, each with modifications, after both had been tabled last month.  More...

Trump blasts trade deals, departs from GOP orthodoxy

MONESSEN, Pa. (AP) — Donald Trump called for a new era of economic “Americanism” Tuesday, promising to restore millions of lost factory jobs by backing away from decades of U.S. More...

General News

Panel approves subpoena power in AG Kane impeachment probe

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A legislative subcommittee investigating the possible impeachment of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane for misbehavior in office voted Tuesday to authorize its chairman to issue subpoenas.  More...

DA: Substitute, board member didn’t report student sex

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — Aprosecutor says a school board member and a substitute teacher didn’t properly relay a report that an older student had sex with a 12-year-old girl in a western Pennsylvania school district.  More...

Inmate who fled jail gets life but says he didn’t kill woman

KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania inmate convicted of escaping from jail and killing an acquaintance while on the run has been sentenced to life in prison.  Thirty-nine-year-old Robert Crissman Jr. More...

Sports

Latrobe Legion defeats Yough for seventh straight win

The Latrobe Legion baseball team won big again, extending its winning streak to seven straight games with an 11-3 victory against host Yough during an American Legion District 31 game Tuesday at Yukon Lions Field.  More...

ND defeats Blairsville in nine innings, 2-1

The New Derry baseball team again needed extra innings to pull out a victory.  New Derry topped host Blairsville this time, defeating its rival, 2-1, during an Indiana County League game Tuesday at One River Field.  More...

Canadian Cligic leads Fuhrer Invitational by one shot heading into final round

FOX CHAPEL — Frank Fuhrer Jr. loves a good game...loves great competition with a lot of money on the line.  That’s why the man who’s putting up a purse of $200,000, $40,000 of which will go to the winner of the Frank B. More...

Lifestyles

SVC Summer Theatre to feature music of Cole Porter

St. Vincent Summer Theatre continues its 48th season of professional theatre with Cole: An Entertainment Based on the Words and Music of Cole Porter, July 7-24, directed by St. Vincent Producing Artistic Director Greggory Brandt.  More...

Church news

Marguerite   More...

Farmer’s market voucher info. distributed today

Farmer’s market voucher distribution will be held at the Valley Center for Active Adults, 138 Kalassay Drive, Ligonier, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Men in stolen vehicle arrested on multiple charges   More...

Latrobe gets bond rating upgrade from ‘A+’ to ‘AA-’

Things are looking up for the City of Latrobe in recent years, with several new businesses sprouting downtown, the opening of a high-tech Westmoreland County Community College building and the city receiving national attention as the official birthpl More...

Police detain SUV driver in crash that killed Derry boy

The driver of a vehicle that struck a car from behind at a red light on Monday on Route 22 in Derry Township, killing an 8-year-old Derry boy, is being held after police investigating the accident learned there was an active bench warrant for his arr More...

Wolf won’t endorse House budget plan, says it’s not balanced

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the main appropriations bill in a nearly $31.6 billion budget plan, but lawmakers failed to persuade Democratic Gov. More...

Highlights of Pennsylvania gambling legislation

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday to expand legalized casino style gambling to websites, airports and mobile applications. The measure passed, 114-85, and was sent to the Senate. More...

Special couple’s dream lives on at ‘Special Day’

Harry and Pat Miller of Latrobe felt it was important for people with special needs to spend time outdoors and really experience all that nature and this world has to offer. More...

Local & State News

Man wanted in police chase escapes into Pittsburgh Zoo

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man wanted in a police chase in Pittsburgh has apparently evaded capture by fleeing into the city’s zoo.  Authorities were pursuing the man in a car when he abandoned a vehicle police believe was stolen and jumped More...

Ex-constable pleads to stealing $1M in local taxes to gamble

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A father of seven has resigned as constable and acknowledged gambling away more than $1 million he stole while working as an unpaid deputy for his wife, an elected tax collector for a Pennsylvania borough.  More...

Judge dismisses charges in woman’s bite-mark conviction

UNIONTOWN, Pa. More...

World News

Final Benghazi report: No ‘smoking gun’ pointing to Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans on Tuesday concluded their $7-million, two-year investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, with fresh accusations of lethal mistakes by the Obama administration but no “smoking gun” point More...

Division, confusion as EU rethinks future without Britain

BRUSSELS (AP) - EU leaders are meeting Wednesday without Britain for the first time to rethink their union and keep it from disintegrating after Britain’s unprecedented vote to leave - but conflicting visions of Europe’s future are compli More...

Suicide blasts kill dozens at Istanbul airport

ISTANBUL (AP) - Suicide attackers killed dozens and wounded more than 140 at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport, the latest in a series of bombings to strike Turkey in recent months. More...

Health

Medicare weighs changes to controversial plan on cancer meds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to salvage a controversial experiment to confront rising drug costs, the Obama administration Tuesday hinted at modifications to an ambitious plan that would revamp Medicare payments.  More...

Getting overdose antidote with painkillers may cut ER visits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Overdoses don’t happen just to heroin addicts — patients who legally use strong painkillers called opioids are at risk in the nation’s epidemic, too. More...

FDA approves first pill to treat all forms of hepatitis C

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Tuesday approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C, the latest in a series of drug approvals that have reshaped treatment of the liver destroying virus. More...

Entertainment

Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley’s first guitarist, dies at 84

MEMPHIS, Tenn. More...

Obama says he doesn’t anticipate huge change from EU exit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama isn’t expecting “major, cataclysmic changes” as a result of Britain’s pending exit from the European Union.  More...

Lisa Marie Presley files for divorce in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court records show Lisa Marie Presley had filed for divorce from her husband of more than 10 years.  Records show Presley filed to end her marriage to guitarist Michael Lockwood on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court. More...

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