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New GIS application, tutorial to help users find information

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) this week released an updated version of a GIS application that allows users to learn information and download reports about oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania. More...

Turnpike tolls to increase by 6 percent

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Motorists will soon see higher prices when paying to travel the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  Turnpike tolls will increase by 6 percent after midnight on Jan. More...

General News

Kansas City, Kansas, officer dies after shot in police car

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - An officer with the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department died Tuesday after he was shot in his car as he approached people matching the description of suspects in an earlier shooting.  More...

Medical marijuana program will tap input from physicians

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Department of Health expects to begin working soon with physicians from health systems and professional organizations as it writes medical marijuana program regulations.  More...

California couple claims prize in record Powerball jackpot

CHINO HILLS, Calif. More...

Sports

Cuts made, final round set for West Penn Open

VERONA — The cut has been made and 34 players have made it to the third and final round of the 112th West Penn Open.  Or perhaps it might be best stated, 34 players survived their way to the third round.  That was the word used most b More...

Frontier Club rolls to Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League championship, 21-6

Frontier Club didn’t just capture the Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League title on Tuesday, it did so with an exclamation point. More...

Unfamiliar waters for Phelps: captain of U.S. men’s swim team

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Michael Phelps is in unfamiliar waters as he heads to his fifth Olympics. He’s been chosen as a captain of the U.S. men’s swimming team for the first time.  More...

Lifestyles

LECOM graduate doing residency

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Rochester dean’s list

Six area residents made the dean’s list at Rochester Institute of Technology for the spring 2016 semester, the Rochester, New York, campus announced Monday:  • Maximilian Brown of Latrobe (15650), who is studying computer engineering. More...

Updates on 7 more SVC graduates

St. Vincent College, Unity Township, Monday released separate updates on seven more May 7 graduates:  More...

Entertainment

Time’s up! Republicans decide to go home early

A look at the 2016 Republican National Convention through a media lens: Who’s watching the clock? More...

Queen: Trump wasn’t authorized to use ‘We Are the Champions’

NEWYORK (AP) — Queen says they don’t want Donald Trump using their music and the classic rock band’s publishing company says Trump has not asked for permission to use the group’s songs.  More...

Leslie Jones, under hateful Twitter barrage, fights back

NEW YORK (AP) — Under a barrage of hateful posts on Twitter, “Ghostbusters” star Leslie Jones said she was “in a personal hell” and urged the social networking service to do more to eradicate abuse.  More...

Protest at courthouse to raise awareness of animal cruelty

A peaceful protest is scheduled for 8 a.m. Thursday, July 21, in front of the Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg, on behalf of a dog that was allegedly tortured and strangled to death in November.  More...

Latrobe MA to purchase $368K truck without financing

The Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) Board of Directors on Tuesday voted to approve the purchase of a 2017 Vactor 2100 Plus Sewer Cleaning System truck for $368,243.70 using money from its lateral sewer and capital additions funds.  LMA Manager More...

Democratic delegate charged; resigns post

UNIONTOWN, Pa. More...

Girl died of accidental overdose on graduation day

LOWER BURRELL, Pa. (AP) — The county coroner says a 17- year-old Pennsylvania girl found dead on the day she was supposed to graduate from high school accidentally overdosed on a combination of prescription drugs.  More...

Local & State News

Safety, security take stage in Pa.’s US Senate race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Public safety issues are shaping Pennsylvania’s closely watched U.S. More...

University of Pittsburgh trustees approve tuition increase

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh’s trustees are giving their approval for a tuition increase for in-state main campus students and out-of-state students for the 2016-17 academic year.  The new rates approved Monday rais More...

Kane’s office settles sister’s lawsuit with raise, $80K

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office is giving her twin sister a 19 percent raise, plus $80,000 to settle a federal labor complaint against the agency.  More...

World News

Police break up skirmishes among demonstrators in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) - Police broke up scuffles between groups of demonstrators a few blocks from the Republican National Convention as crowds in the hundreds gathered Tuesday afternoon. There was no immediate word on any arrests or injuries. More...

Cleveland police are relying heavily on bike patrols

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland police trying to keep protests from turning violent during the Republican convention are relying heavily on officers on bikes, who are not only more maneuverable but are seen as friendlier and less intimidating.  More...

Defense, foreign ministers to plan next steps against IS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense and foreign ministers from more than 30 nations are gathering in Washington to plan the next steps in the fight against the Islamic State and to determine what more they can do as the fights for key cities in Iraq and Syria More...

Health

How music may improve your health

Plato said, "Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything." Music often communicates messages that are not easily expressed, which is one reason why music is such an integral part of so many More...

Fracking may worsen asthma for nearby residents, study says

CHICAGO (AP) — Fracking may worsen asthma in children and adults who live near sites where the oil and gas drilling method is used, according to an 8-year study in Pennsylvania.  The study found that asthma treatments were as much as four More...

Steps to achieve a better work-life balance

Many people face the challenge of balancing work and family. Workloads may be hefty on both fronts, and the pursuit of a healthy balance between home and career may seem like an unattainable goal.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Handgun stolen from Derry Twp. home  State police at Greensburg report between 6:30 p.m. June 26 and 12:07 p.m. June 30, someone stole a Taurus Slim 9 mm handgun from a residence on Lincoln Street in Derry Township. More...

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