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Ex-players ask Penn State to bring back Joe Paterno statue

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — More than 200 former Penn State football players are petitioning university leaders to return the bronze statue of Joe Paterno that stood outside the school’s football stadium.  More...

Derry Twp. man pleads guilty to soliciting teen girl for sex

A Derry Township man pleaded guilty Wednesday to soliciting a 15-year-old girl for sex and setting up a meeting with her in a parking lot in Hempfield Township.  More...

World News

FBI head to face Congress over Clinton email investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) - FBI Director James Comey is set to make his first appearance before Congress since announcing the agency’s recommendation to not prosecute Hillary Clinton over her private email setup.  More...

Conservative opposition endangers House Republican gun bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Conservative opposition put a House Republican gun and anti-terrorism bill in jeopardy Wednesday, delivering an embarrassing slap to Speaker Paul Ryan and his effort to mount legislative response to last month’s Orlando mass s More...

Obama heads to Europe amid British referendum’s aftershocks

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is slated to embark on a five-day, two-country mission to buck up a beleaguered Europe and brush back an aggressive Moscow on what is expected to be his last presidential visit to the continent. More...

Sports

Latrobe, Unity win Legion district playoff openers

Latrobe Legion, Clark shut out Yough in playoff opener

Bulletin Sports Editor  With Latrobe scrambling a bit in the last week or so with its pitching staff and trying to get the rotation in order for the start of the American Legion District 31 playoffs, the Jethawks got just what they needed.  More...

Unity Township jumps on Murrysville early, takes lead in quarterfinal series

MURRYSVILLE — The regular season is in the past for the Unity Township Legion baseball team.  Now, the Bulldogs are looking to play their best baseball of the season at the best possible time.  So far, so good.  More...

American Legion District 31 playoffs

American Legion District 31 Playoffs Quarterfinals (All Games 5:30 p.m.) x-if necessary No. 1 Latrobe vs. No. 8 Yough  More...

Entertainment

Gretchen Carlson alleges sex harassment at Fox

NEWYORK (AP) — Former Fox News Channel anchor Gretchen Carlson sued network chief executive Roger Ailes on Wednesday, claiming she was cut loose after she refused his sexual advances and complained about harassment in the workplace.  Ailes More...

Snapchat introduces new way to save old snaps

NEW YORK (AP) — Snapchat’s commitment to the ephemeral message was ... ephemeral. The popular visual messaging service is giving users a new way to save old “snaps” they shared with friends.  More...

Rough week for TV networks; Fox sets low-water mark

NEWYORK (AP) — In a week dominated by fun and games in prime-time television, it was no fun for Fox: the network recorded the lowest-ever viewership average for a week by one of the four biggest broadcast networks.  More...

Man had to be tasered by police during Hempfield Twp. incident

A 23-year-old man was arrested following an early morning incident during which he had to be tasered Wednesday, July 6, at a Hempfield Township residence.  Brandon D. More...

Historic Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride to stop at LHHC

In the early 1900s, it wasn’t common to see women riding crosscountry in cars, let alone on motorcycles, but in 1916 two sisters hopped on their bikes and did just that.  Their names were Augusta and Adeline Van Buren, and they rode from B More...

Clock ticks down to another budget decision day for Wolf

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The clock kept ticking toward decision day for Democratic Gov. More...

Good job!

Latrobe’s Griffin Clark gets congratulations from manager Jason Bush after pitching a complete-game shut out and three-hitter during Wednesday’s District 31 quarter final round playoff game against vi More...

General News

Ohio cops eye possible fentanyl after 17 overdoses in 1 day

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police in one Ohio city who dealt with 17 suspected heroin overdoses in one day say they believe the drugs involved in at least some cases were laced with the powerful painkiller fentanyl.  Akron police say 17 adults ove More...

Widow of slain officer: Body armor failed to stop bullets

ATLANTA (AP) — The widow of a slain Georgia police officer says in a federal lawsuit that his body armor failed to stop bullets that pierced his back as he worked an off-duty security job.  Tammy Jordan filed the lawsuit in U.S. More...

Police seeking 4 Miami women who took human hair extensions

MIAMI (AP) — Police in Florida say a woman squirted pepper spray in the eyes of a beauty supply store employee who was showing her pricey human hair extensions.  The woman grabbed the $450 package of hair extensions while three other women More...

Editorial

Do we really need another study of school consolidation?

The state House of Representatives has commissioned a new study to determine whether school mergers would save money.  That’s the equivalent of research into whether smoking can have detrimental effects on your health, and whether eating f More...

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Lifestyles

Westmoreland County Community College announces spring dean’s list

The following area students have been named to the Westmoreland County Community College dean's list, 3.5 to 3.99 QPA, for the spring 2016 semester, the Youngwood campus reported June 30:  LATROBE  Nicholas C. More...

‘Original Image of Divine Mercy’ film tickets on sale

Toward the end of July, Holy Family Parish will sponsor a film on the image of divine mercy commissioned by St. Faustina in the 20th century. More...

Rensselaer dean’s list

Kathleen McFadden of Greensburg has been named to the dean’s list at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for the spring 2016 semester, the Troy, New York, campus reported Tuesday.  The RPI dean's list recognizes full-time students who maintai More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Items stolen from vehicle in Unity Township  State police at Greensburg report between 11 p.m. June 22, and 11:30 a.m. More...

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