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Lawmakers pass $1.3B budget bailout package; governor signs

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Enchanted Castle unveiled

Taking part in Wednesday morning’s ribbon cutting for the new Enchanted Castle at Idlewild & SoakZone’s Story Book Forest were Manager Brandon Leonatti; Ligonier Councilman Jim McDonald; code enforcement Richard Bell; Mother Goose, wh More...

General News

Gov. Cuomo: New hotel a sign of Niagara Falls’ resurgence

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Work is underway on a new $35 million hotel in Niagara Falls.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled to the site of the future Hyatt Place hotel on Tuesday to celebrate the development. More...

Officials: Driver praying with eyes closed before wreck

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Man covers face with toilet paper, robs Nashville store

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee are looking for a man who they say robbed a Nashville gas station while covering his face with toilet paper. WSMV-TV reports that the man entered a Twice Daily gas station just before 2 a.m. More...

Editorial

State parks no place for private resorts

Renting a couple of bedrooms in the historic Presque Isle Lighthouse to overnight visitors, as the nonprofit agency operating the lighthouse one day hopes to, seems to be no violation of the state constitution’s mandate:  More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

‘Too Many Cooks’ on Mountain Playhouse stage July 19 to 31

Mountain Playhouse, is serving up comedy all season long, and “Too Many Cooks,” a hilarious farce, is next on the menu. Playing July 19 to 31, “Too Many Cooks,” by Douglas E. Hughes and Marcia Kash, is directed by Guy Stroman. More...

Events of Area Interest

Angel Arms meeting Friday  Faith Forward Ministries Inc. will conduct an informational meeting about Angel Arms 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the Faith Forward office, 348 Main St., Latrobe. Questions? Call 724-539-7900. More...

Loyola Dean’s List

Zachary Pisano, a member of the Class of 2016 from Ligonier, has been named to the spring 2016 dean’s list at Loyola University Maryland, the Baltimore campus reported Wednesday.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Vehicle catches fire in Loyalhanna Township   More...

Ligonier Twp. Supervisors give manager 2-year extension

Resident survey coming soon

Ligonier Township Supervisors Tuesday night extended township manager Terry Carcella's contract for a period of two-years, at a salary of $69,000 beginning Jan. More...

It’s addictive: Pokémon hunters taking to the streets

Hocus pocus, Pokémon Go!  No, there are no magic tricks here — just a goofy craze that has taken over the country since the internet game went live last Wednesday.  More...

New Alex to hire new code enforcement officer

New Alexandria Borough Council recently advertised for applications for the long-vacant position of code enforcement officer and will be interviewing several people on Monday.  Wednesday night’s council meeting was continued to 7 p.m. More...

Latrobe Carmelites mark Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

The nuns of the Order of Discalced Carmelites of the Carmel of the Assumption of Latrobe have been observing a nine-day devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a tradition for their order that dates back to the 13th century.  More...

DEP invests $2.2 million in stormwater projects

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently announced more than $2.2 million in grants to improve urban stormwater management for 19 projects in the Susquehanna River watershed, including several initiatives in Derry Townsh More...

Local & State News

Woman: Daughter hit by car while playing ‘Pokémon Go’

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Democrats will meet in a city of great economic inequality

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When the Democrats come to the City of Brotherly Love to nominate Hillary Clinton for president and the talk turns to income inequality and the 1 percent, Exhibit Awill be right outside their windows: Philadelphia itself.&nb More...

Police buy meal for couple who didn’t want to sit near them

HOMESTEAD, Pa. (AP) — A group of police officers has picked up the check for a couple who didn’t want to sit near them at a Pennsylvania restaurant.  More...

World News

Democrats will meet in a city of great economic inequality

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - When the Democrats come to the City of Brotherly Love to nominate Hillary Clinton for president and the talk turns to income inequality and the 1 percent, Exhibit A will be right outside their windows: Philadelphia itself. More...

Theresa May becomes Britain’s new leader as David Cameron exits

LONDON (AP) - Theresa May entered No. 10 Downing St., on Wednesday as Britain’s new prime minister, following a bittersweet exit by David Cameron that was tinged with humor and regret.  More...

Cleveland, a fractured city, an apt place for GOPconvention

CLEVELAND (AP) - Donald Trump’s effort to unite a splintered Republican Party around his candidacy is about to take center stage in a city that is itself deeply fractured. More...

Sports

For Pens’ Crosby, second Cup tour sweeter in many ways

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — As Sidney Crosby prepares to carry the Stanley Cup through his Nova Scotia hometown, he said the championship tour is in many ways sweeter the second time around.  More...

Latrobe Legion loses district championship game to Kiski Valley, heads to regional

The good news for manager Jason Bush and the Latrobe Jethawks is that they will continue their season in the Region 7 Tournament beginning Saturday.  The bad news is, they will go in as the No. More...

Giants, NBA, Paul win Sports Humanitarian awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The San Francisco Giants, the NBA and Los Angeles Clippers All-Star guard Chris Paul were among the winners at the Sports Humanitarian of the Year awards Tuesday night.  More...

Entertainment

Dr. Phil sues National Enquirer over spousal abuse articles

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — “Dr. More...

‘Star Trek’ creator’s son unsure of gay Sulu

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The son of late “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry says his father would have been on board with an Enterprise crew member being portrayed as gay, but he’s unsure if it should have been helmsman Hikaru Sul More...

Luke Russert says he’s leaving NBC position

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News congressional reporter Luke Russert joined the network out of college following the death of his father, “Meet the Press” moderator Tim Russert. More...

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