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State’s lawmakers lack answers, money for spending bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

General News

Stunt to icon: Lady Liberty is central Pennsylvania wonder

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — By 8:30 a.m. on this early July day in 1986, cars in the east and westbound lanes of Route 322 outside Dauphin were pulling off the road.  More...

Court denies hospital’s bid to perform brain death test

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Supreme Court has denied a hospital’s request to allow it to immediately perform a test to determine whether a 2-year-old who choked on a piece of popcorn is brain dead.  More...

New Jersey lawmaker to perform comedy at GOP convention

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Republican National Convention is offering the top Republican in New Jersey’s General Assembly the chance to hone his stand-up comedy routine.  More...

Editorial

GUEST EDITORIAL

Two women can appear atop a political party’s ticket in this day and age, can’t they?

Raising the issue of whether the White House has room for two powerful women, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell recently stated the obvious.  Some voters in a presidential election won’t support an all-female ticket.  More...

GUEST EDITORIALS

House gambling bill isn’t a sure bet Like it or not, gambling and human civilization go hand in hand. It’s an activity that’s likely existed since the very dawn of man. In fact, the earliest evidence of gambling dates to 2,300 B.C. More...

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Lifestyles

‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ to open Wednesday

The Cabaret Theatre is ready to present “Midsummer Night’s Dream.”  Shakespeare’s popular comedy will be presented 7:30 p.m. More...

Get buzz on bees at Phipps’ Environmental Film Series

On Friday, July 15, from 7 to 9 p.m., Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will continue its Environmental Film Series with a screening of “Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us?” More...

Ligonier Valley BPW installs officers, earns Pa. awards

Officers of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Ligonier Valley were installed for the 2016-17 fiscal year at the June meeting.  They will begin their service at the next dinner meeting set for Tuesday, July 26, at Ramada Inn, Ligonier More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Three-vehicle crash on Route 30 in Derry Township More...

MAWC shows interest in buying Derry Borough sewer system

While Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County (MAWC) officials hope to purchase Derry Borough’s sewer system, it’s now up to borough council members to decide whether they want to proceed with a possible sale.  More...

Bishop Malesic celebrates one year with Diocese of Greensburg

The Very Rev. Daniel Mahoney, VF, likes to tell the story about the day he heard that Pope Francis had appointed Monsignor Edward C. Malesic as the fifth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg.  More...

Pennsylvania Senate nears vote on new abortion restrictions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Senate signaled Monday that it will give swift election-year consideration to new restrictions on elective abortions, amid a veto threat from Democratic Gov. More...

Local & State News

Man gets 20-40 years after woman killed driving

UNIONTOWN, Pa. More...

Whiskey Rebellion marked in Pennsylvania festival

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — More than 200 years ago, when people were thirsty, they drank ale - a low-alcohol content brew - as well as wine and whiskey. More...

Man pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter in shooting

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of another man in a car on Interstate 376 in Pittsburgh almost a year ago. More...

World News

Searchers find missing 3 Wisconsin teenagers in mine

IRON RIDGE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say three teenage boys were lost in a labyrinthine abandoned mine in southeastern Wisconsin and had to huddle together for warmth overnight.  More...

Texas governor to have skin grafts, spend night in hospital

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will spend the night in the hospital and undergo skin grafts on his feet after suffering second- and third-degree burns on his feet and both legs below the knees.  More...

Officials confirm Zika-related death in Utah was a man

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah health officials say the Zikainfected person who died last week of an undetermined cause was a man.  Salt Lake County Health Department spokesman Pam Davenport confirmed the gender Monday of first person in the c More...

Sports

UFC sold for sports record $4 billion; White stays on

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In less than 16 years, the UFC has grown from a money-losing company in a widely reviled sport into a global entertainment property worth $4 billion. More...

Latrobe Legion reaches District 31 championship for third time in four years

Sweeps Hempfield East in semis, qualifies for Region 7 Tournament

It has become second nature for Latrobe Jethawks manager Jason Bush. Get to the American Legion District 31 playoffs and advance to the championship game. More...

Warriors’ Green faces misdemeanor assault claim

EAST LANSING, Mich. More...

Entertainment

CBS, Twitter announce convention partnership

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it will live-stream CBS News’ online coverage of the Republican and Democratic conventions later this month, a first for the social media outlet. More...

Aerosmith’s Perry doing well after getting sick at NY show

NEW YORK (AP) — Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is “doing well” after he walked off a New York City stage during a performance with Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper and was taken to a hospital, a representative said Monday.  More...

River being searched for son of singer Craig Morgan

WAVERLY, Tenn. (AP) — The 19-year-old son of country music singer Craig Morgan is missing after a boating accident on the Tennessee River.  More...

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