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SVC’s Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve hosts bears workshop

Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at St. Vincent College will host a Wild About Bears Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

General News

Congress OKs bill requiring first GMO food labels

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers wanting to know if their foods contain genetically modified ingredients will be able to find out for the first time.  More...

Push to create Utah monument marks latest Western land fight

BLANDING, Utah (AP) — Laminated sheets of paper held in place by rocks rest inside ancient cliff dwellings nestled underneath a spectacular red rock overhang in southeastern Utah.  “Don’t erase the traces of America’s pas More...

States require insurance companies to locate beneficiaries

CHICAGO (AP) — Beneficiaries of unclaimed life insurance policies already have received billions of dollars — and others could be in store for some unexpected cash — the result of state actions forcing companies to locate heirs and More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Bathrooms are the new battlefields for politicians

When I was a junior at San Diego State, I had a sudden urge to need a restroom. More...

Bulletin Board

The members of Latrobe Volunteer Fire Department Hook and Ladder Co. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Youngstown State honor roll

Hannah Reynolds of Greensburg, a Youngstown State University student-athlete in the swimming program, was named to the 2016 Spring Horizon League Academic Honor Roll, the Ohio campus reported Friday.  More...

St. Vincent Rosary Altar Society visits sisters’ motherhouse

The St. Vincent Rosary Altar Society visited Caritas Christi, the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse, on July 11. More...

Events of Area Interest

The Fan Kickoff Sept. 8 at Heinz Field

Pittsburgh radio station Sports Radio 93.7 The Fan recently announced that it will hold its 2016 Fan Kickoff to the PNC Champions Club at Heinz Field on Thursday, Sept. 8. More...

Bishop Malesic recalls first year at anniversary Mass

The Most Rev. Edward C. Malesic on Wednesday said that he remembers well when a year ago Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap., of Philadelphia led him to the cathedral-the chair of the bishop — at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg.` More...

Magnificent speaker is radio personality

Irene Carubia and her husband, Bob, broadcast LOL Radio from their home in Core, West Virginia, and when people ask to see their studio, she says, “OK, here it is,” and shows them a computer set up on a TV tray in their living room. More...

Global carbon materials leader Morgan partners with PSU

Morgan Advanced Materials, a United Kingdom based global leader in engineered carbon and ceramic materials, announced on Wednesday an industrial partnership with Penn State University to establish a local research and development center in Innovation More...

Local & State News

Police: Woman steals equipment from 4 horse farms’ stables

DOUGLASSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state troopers are searching for a woman who they say stole thousands of dollars worth of horse riding equipment and gear from stables at four horse farms. More...

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JULY 18  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, Derry Station  7 p.m., New Alexandria Borough Council, Community Center (continuation of July 13 regular meeting)  TUESDAY, JULY 19  5:30 p.m., Latrobe Municipal Authority, authority More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:  FRIDAY NIGHT   More...

World News

Officials: Gunman had no large stockpile of bomb-making materials

DALLAS (AP) - The gunman who killed five Dallas police officers did not have a large stockpile of bomb-making materials at his suburban home, two officials said Friday, contradicting earlier claims that Micah Johnson possessed enough explosives to st More...

Secret chapter of 9/11 inquiry released after 13-year wait

WASHINGTON (AP) - Newly declassified pages from a congressional report into 9/11 released Friday have reignited speculation that some of the hijackers had links to Saudis, including government officials - allegations that were never substantiated by More...

Woman found to spread Zika through sex for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City woman infected her male partner with Zika virus through sex, the first time female-to-male transmission of the germ has been documented.  More...

Sports

Latrobe Legion tries to do what it did in ’13 by winning regional as district runner-up

The only other time Latrobe Legion captured the Region 7 Tournament to qualify for the state playoffs — in 2013 — it did so without winning the District 31 (Westmoreland County) championship.  So, when Latrobe opens this year’ More...

Pats’ Brady to drop appeal, serve four-game suspension

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady said Friday he will not ask the U.S. More...

Pirates demote struggling Niese to bullpen

WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Jonathon Niese will try to get on track in the bullpen after being removed from the starting rotation.  More...

Entertainment

A Grape Idea

FAMILY FEATURES Grapes make the perfect snack: they are delicious, with a juicy burst of flavor, and are hydrating, easy to eat and portable. Additionally, grapes are good for you, offering a variety of nutritional benefits. More...

Movie review: ‘Ghostbusters’ takes aim at misogyny and scores

The easy, electric chemistry of the four leads in Paul Feig's "Ghostbusters" acts like a firewall against the supernatural and the adolescent, alike, in this spirited reboot of the 1984 original.  More...

Veterans’groups disturbed by ‘Orange is the New Black’

(AP) — Leading veterans’ groups are disturbed by the way veterans are portrayed in the new season of the Netflix series, “Orange is the New Black.”  In the fourth season of the drama about a women’s prison , militar More...

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