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Malfunctioning red light? Run it

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new Pennsylvania law is giving drivers the green light to run red lights — under certain circumstances.  The bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Tom Wolf takes effect Sept. 18. More...

County historical society speaker: War of 1812 unified the states

The War of 1812 is not a particularly well-known period in American history, and one reason that it gets sparse coverage in history classes, Dr. Karen Kehoe said, is because there's not a lot about it in textbooks. More...

General News

Woman trying to catch Pokémon in cemetery gets stuck in tree

CLARKSBORO, N.J. More...

Amazon’s Bezos moves past Buffett on world’s richest list

NEW YORK (AP) — A rough day on Wall Street for Warren Buffett means Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is now the third richest person in the world.  More...

Report: Maine Republican says gay lawmaker is hated

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A county Republican Party leader in Maine has come under fire from Democrats and fellow Republicans for an email they say belittles an openly gay state lawmaker.  More...

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About Real Estate

More cities ease rules on home-based businesses

Home-based businesses are being welcomed and sometimes even encouraged in many areas, as long as the owner avoids certain no-nos. DEAR MR. MYERS: My wife and I own a four-bedroom home. More...

Bulletin Board

On Sunday, June 26, the Myers family held the third annual Car Show in memory of Charley Myers Jr., raising $4,300 that was split evenly between the Veterans Outreach Program of Thomas B. More...

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Lifestyles

Saltsburg’s first Park, River and Trails Celebration Aug. 6

Saltsburg’s first annual Park, River and Trails Celebration will be underway from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Canal Park. More...

Campus Corner

Lycoming graduate   Taylor Rabickow from Blairsville graduated from Lycoming College with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and religion during the summer 2016 term, the Williamsport campus reported Friday.  More...

Destination wedding dresses: Should you go formal or footloose?

Getting married on a beach, mountaintop, remote villa or rustic rural setting is a romantic ideal for many brides.  But what does that mean for the wedding dress?  Should you go formal or footloose? More...

Latrobe police host annual National Night Out Aug. 9

The Latrobe Police Department will host its annual National Night Out event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. More...

Service will remember babies, children who were lost

Debbie Vanden Berk joined the Elizabeth Ministry at her parish when she lived in Aurora, Illinois, because she wanted to connect with a moms’ group that reached out to other women. More...

New Alex hires new code officer

New Alexandria Borough Council on Monday hired Chuck Ferry as code enforcement officer, effective Aug. 1. Council president the Rev. H. Bryan Werner said that Ferry, who has held the position in the past, will earn $200 per month. More...

Local & State News

Ex- treasurer’s charges based on memory lapses, lawyer says

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Lottery Results

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

Pittsburgh craft brewer turns 50, 12 years into business

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Scott Smith is turning 50 this year.  That might come as a surprise to anyone who’s met the owner and founder of East End Brewing Co. in Larimer, as he looks a good 10 years younger.  More...

World News

Man doing well after UK’s first double hand transplant

LONDON (AP) — The lead surgeon in the UK’s first double hand transplant says he believes the patient will regain good movement and feeling in his hands. Dr. More...

Russian balloonist hopes to circumnavigate globe on Saturday

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The son of a 65-year-old Russian adventurer says his father is on the brink of setting a record for flying solo in a balloon around the world nonstop and is expected to land in Australia on Saturday.  More...

Hillary Clinton chooses Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate

TAMPA, Florida (AP) - Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial battleground state to the Democratic ticket.  More...

Sports

GL grad Bureau competes at U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials

Assistant Sports Editor It has taken a lifetime of swimming, including an additional four-plus years of painstakingly intense, grueling, training, but Greater Latrobe graduate Lucas Bureau made it. More...

Former NFL coach Dennis Green dies at 67

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dennis Green, the trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals, has died. He was 67. More...

Stanley Cup to go on display next to Stanley family car

FARGO, N.D. More...

Entertainment

Chill Out with Frozen Desserts

Whether it’s something light, cool and refreshing, or rich, decadent and creamy, frozen treats are the perfect way to turn a normal night into something special. More...

Movie review: A touch of humor invades ‘Star Trek Beyond’

In the previous "Star Trek" installment, Spock cried. In the latest, "Star Trek Beyond," he laughs. And not just a little snicker, either, but a belly-full one. More...

Trolls take over Comic-Con, but not the internet kind

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Trolls turned out in full force to kick off the first day of programming at Comic-Con — the ones with the wacky hair, not the ones that hurl insults on the internet.  More...

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