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Board to tour DEP’s wetland facility at Flight 93 Memorial

The Mining and Reclamation Advisory Board (MRAB) will tour an innovative mine drainage treatment facility at the Flight 93 Memorial in Somerset County on Wednesday, July 20, as part of a tour of mine drainage treatment facilities that have benefited More...

General News

How to get started playing ‘Pokémon Go’

NEW YORK (AP) — Ready to hit the streets in search of a Pikachu? The “Pokémon Go” smartphone game has become a phenomenon since its debut nearly two weeks ago. The appeal stems partly from how easy it is to play. More...

Comparisons of convention sites Cleveland, Philadelphia

The Republicans and Democrats both picked diverse, sports-obsessed cities with histories of industrial might in swing states for their 2016 national conventions. More...

Trump hopes for a smoother convention 2nd day

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Republican National Convention started off with a bang — or a debacle, according to your point of view. Donald Trump must hope that Day 2 hews a little closer to the script. More...

Editorial

VIEWING Harrisburg

Wolf secures budget peace, for now, if not campaign promises | An AP News Analysis

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The House of Representatives had just finished voting the final pieces into place for Pennsylvania’s 2016-17 budget package, and Majority Leader Dave Reed walked next door in the Capitol to share congratulations with Gov. More...

GUEST EDITORIALS

Education reform is key to reducing prison spending Each government budget is the most definitive of policy statements. What politicians say does not define their priorities as well as what they fund. More...

Commentary

Rising pension costs crowd out educational spending

In a new paper, Manhattan Institute senior fellow Josh McGee examines how rising pension costs crowd out spending on current teachers and students in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the third largest school district in the U.S. More...

Lifestyles

YWCA’s annual Fashion Show Aug. 15

YWCA Westmoreland County, 424 N. Main St., Greensburg, Monday announced the 2016 YWCA Westmoreland County Fashion Show, “Floral Flair,” will be held 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at Rizzo’s Malabar Inn in Crabtree. More...

Archabbey news

SVC grad makes first vows as Benedictine monk

After a year of discernment at St. Vincent Archabbey, novices from Texas, Louisiana, Taiwan and Johnstown made first profession of vows as Benedictine monks on July 10, 2016. They entered the novitiate on July 1, 2015. All will begin studies at St. More...

Alloutpraise! festival Saturday in Donegal

The eighth annual Alloutpraise!, an outdoor Christian music festival, will be held Saturday, July 23, at the Christian Family & Children's Center's North Campus, 1076 Kings Way in Donegal.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Tips taken from Salem Township sandwich shop   State police at Kiski Valley report at 4:30 p.m. June 21, someone stole $13 from a tip jar at the Subway on Sheffield Drive in Salem Township.  Derry Township break-in investigated   More...

Scottdale man on motorcycle killed in accident

A Scottdale man was killed Sunday night when his motorcycle crashed into a car on Route 31 in East Huntingdon Township. According to authorities, Daniel S. Baranski, 42, was traveling east on Route 31 on his 1992 Yamaha motorcycle at 9:48 p.m. More...

Derry council accepts mayor’s resignation

Derry Borough Council members on Monday formally accepted the resignation of mayor David Bolen after nearly five years of service. Bolen, 36, was tabbed to serve the rest of mayor Susan Bortz’s term in December 2011. More...

‘Good Things Growing’ at Westmoreland Fair

With the Westmoreland Fair less than a month away, organizers kicked off the Westmoreland County tradition with exciting news of returning favorites and new attractions at the annual press conference and sponsor luncheon on Monday. More...

Local & State News

Western Pennsylvania nurses striking over contract impasse

BEAVER, Pa. More...

Judge delays friars’ trial due to ‘voluminous’ evidence

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. More...

Judge sets March trial in police barracks ambush shooting

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A judge has set a March trial for a man charged with fatally ambushing a state police trooper near a rural barracks in eastern Pennsylvania. More...

World News

Report out, now Russian athletes await fate for Olympics

(AP) — Russian Olympic athletes are as much pawns as true players in the drug-infused game in which their government broke rules in a brazen attempt to win medals at any cost.  Now, all those athletes - more than 400 of them, including tho More...

Police: Gunman who killed 3 was ‘seeking out’ officers

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition set out to ambush police in Baton Rouge, authorities said Monday, a day after three law enforcement officers were killed in the attack. More...

Bloodshed fills headlines, confronting public with anxiety

(AP) — Orlando. Istanbul. Dallas. Nice. And now, again, Baton Rouge. Ever since a gunman opened fire on Florida nightclub goers five weeks ago, killing 49, we’ve been buffeted by images of bloodshed.  More...

Sports

Frontier Club takes lead in L-DA Teener championship series

Frontier Club jumped out to an early lead in the best-of-three championship series of the Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League. More...

Latrobe All-Stars earn tourney victories

The Latrobe Little League 12-year-old All-Stars will play in the championship of the District 26 Tournament following a pair of victories against East Butler and a win against Deer Lakes.  More...

Earnhardt the example of putting health first

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There was a time when drivers raced injured, when nothing could get them to climb out of their seat. More...

Entertainment

The lure of ‘Pokémon Go’: Respite from a summer of violence

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s easy to see the appeal of “Pokémon Go.” Coming out of no where in what’s been an otherwise soul-crushing summer filled with endless shootings and other horrors, the smartphone game offers an escape, without removing us completely More...

‘Shooter’ TV show delayed again amid real-life gun violence

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the wake of continuing real-life gun violence, USA Network says it’s postponing the debut of its new series “Shooter” for a second time.  “Shooter” originally was set to debut Tuesday but More...

Paramount announces 4th ‘Star Trek’ film, Hemsworth return

NEW YORK (AP) — Paramount Pictures has announced a fourth “Star Trek” film with Chris Hemsworth returning to the rebooted franchise. More...

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