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Trial of Ligonier travel agent postponed

The trial of a Ligonier travel agent who reportedly scammed multiple people out of thousands of dollars has been postponed until the October trial term. More...

Dek hockey action

From the early morning to well into the evening, 26 dek hockey teams took part in the Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation’s seventh annual dek hockey tournament held this past Saturday and Sunday More...

LTS work session canceled

A regularly scheduled work session for the Ligonier Township Board of Supervisors on Tuesday was canceled because of a lack of agenda items.  The next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the township municipal complex.   More...

General News

It’s her party now: Ex-presidents handoff to Hillary

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It’s her party now.  Democrats’ historic handoff to Hillary Clinton has arrived with affection from one ex-president and an endorsement from an outgoing one. More...

Woman sentenced after 4 dogs found dead in Pittsburgh home

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh woman has been sentenced to 20 months of house arrest after four dogs were found dead in her home in May 2015.  Twenty-six-year-old Taura Krill-McCormick was also sentenced Tuesday to an additional 100 months More...

Former beauty queen gets prison for fake cancer scams

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania beauty queen who faked having leukemia to benefit from fundraisers has been sentenced to two to four years in prison.  More...

Sports

Wildcats readying for the season

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Liriano roughed up as Pirates fall to Mariners, 7-4

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Francisco Liriano admits there are times when the adrenaline is pumping so hard and his body feels so good it’s a struggle to take a breath, calm down and just pitch.  More...

Veteran WR Anquan Boldin joining Lions via free agency

DETROIT (AP) — Anquan Boldin is joining the Detroit Lions, according to messages on the free-agent receiver’s Twitter account Tuesday.  “This coming season, I am excited to announce that I have chosen to play for the (at)Lions More...

Lifestyles

‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ to open Aug. 2

Music and a romance will fill the air at Jennerstown’s Mountain Playhouse Aug. More...

‘Divine Mercy’ film continues at Holy Family

Holy Family Parish is sponsoring a film on the image of divine mercy commissioned by St. Faustina in the 20th century. More...

Center sponsoring four bus trips

West Newton Center for Active Adults is accepting reservations for these one-day excursions:  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Motorcycle stolen from Bell Township garage   More...

County juvenile detention center adds more beds

With the closing of a juvenile facility in nearby Cambria County, Westmoreland County’s Regional Youth Services Center in Hempfield Township has decided to increase its capacity from 12 to 16 beds.  More...

Man arrested after carjacking at Idlewild

A Pittsburgh man stands accused of multiple charges after police say he accosted a woman in the parking lot of Idlewild Park on Monday, demanded her cell phone, took her car keys and nearly ran over her as he fled in her car.   More...

Audit questions enforcement of nursing home staffing levels

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Unity Twp. ZHB meeting canceled

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board (UTZHB) meeting scheduled for Tuesday was canceled because no business items were on the agenda, township zoning/planning secretary Lorrie Shepler said.  Next month’s meeting will be held at 6 p.m. More...

Local & State News

Truck crashes through Pittsburgh FBI gate after police stop

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A dump truck driver from Ohio purposely crashed his vehicle through the security gate of the FBI’s offices in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, injuring himself but no one else, an agency spokesman said.  More...

Farmers’market winner

Marco’s Pizza employee Jeri Mains presents Connie Marucco with a $25 gift certificate provided by Knupp & Scholfield Country Cottage of Latrobe. More...

AG: House parent at Catholic school abused foreign students

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former house parent at a central Pennsylvania Catholic school has been charged with sexually attacking two Chinese international students he supervised.  More...

World News

From ‘likable enough’ to lovefest, Obama to hail Clinton

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was long ago and far away when Barack Obama snippily remarked, “You’re likable enough, Hillary.” It’s a lovefest now.  More...

Bill Clinton tells a love story to make his case for Hillary

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There have been millions of words, decades of video and reams of commentary devoted to their story. It’s been dissected, defended and decried at kitchen tables and on cable news, in tabloids and classrooms.  More...

Japan police search home of suspect in stabbing spree

SAGAMIHARA, Japan (AP) — Japanese police on Wednesday searched the home of the suspect in a mass stabbing spree that left 19 people dead at a facility for the mentally disabled.  The suspect, 26-year-old Satoshi Uematsu, was transferred ea More...

Health

Up there: People in Netherlands, Latvia lead world for tallest average height

NEW YORK (AP) — If you want to see a tall population of men, go to the Netherlands. Tall women? More...

Healthy Family Day at Children’s Museum offers healthy family fun

Exciting hands-on activities for children and parents, all with a focus on raising healthy families, are on the agenda from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Vision changes can be diabetes warning sign

Diabetes affects 23.6 million people in the United States and close to three million people in Canada. More...

Entertainment

Convention: Fox’s news decisions, Bill Clinton’s return

A look at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday through a media lens:  It was an emotionally charged moment when mothers of black Americans killed in policeinvolved shootings took the stage to address the convention. More...

Hiroshima unhappy atomic-bomb park is ‘Pokémon Go’ site

TOKYO (AP) — "Pokémon Go" players are descending on an atomic bomb memorial park in Hiroshima, and officials of the western Japanese city are displeased.  More...

Actress who played TV psychic Miss Cleo dies of cancer at 53

FORTLAUDERDALE, Fla. More...

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