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Act 537 Plan to be recorded as public document in county

The Derry Township Supervisors approved a resolution, authorizing the recording of the Act 537 plan and listened to several concerns from residents on Tuesday.  The township supervisors authorized the recording of the Act 537 plan update cost al More...

Derry Twp. duo charged with stealing 11 parking meters

A Derry Township couple stands accused of stealing 11 parking meters on June 30 in downtown Greensburg.  According to court documents, law enforcement officials received tips pointing to the involvement of Candace L. Billeck, 31, and Richard D. More...

Steelerfest to close Memorial Drive

Memorial Drive in Latrobe will be closed from Chestnut Street to Irving Avenue from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, for Steelerfest.  Leather and John streets will be open from the Jefferson Street side for residential traffic only.   More...

General News

North Carolina toxicologist: Water near Duke Energy’s dumps not safe to drink

RALEIGH, N.C. More...

USVI steps up fight against mosquitoes amid Zika outbreak

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Virgin Islands announced Tuesday it is stepping up its fight against mosquitoes amid what officials in the U.S. territory say is a significant Zika outbreak.  More...

Man apologizes for son accused of rock attack on officer

COATESVILLE, Pa. More...

Sports

2016 Steelers’ camp schedule

(NOTE: Afternoon and night practices only open to public. Camp schedule for St. Vincent College, Latrobe, unless otherwise noted. SVC campus opens to fans at noon. Schedule and times subject to change. More...

Pirates defeat Braves behind Frazier, Kang, Cole

ATLANTA (AP) — Adam Frazier got the Pirates’ first rally going in the fifth inning with a 13-pitch at-bat. He finished off the Braves in the sixth with a two-run single.  More...

American Athletic Conference prepares for Big 12’s expansion

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Everybody in the American Athletic Conference is prepared for the storm. More...

Lifestyles

Cabaret Theatre’s ‘Miracle Worker’ cast eyes Aug. 10

The Cabaret Theatre will present “The Miracle Worker,” the true story of determined teacher Annie Sullivan and her seemingly unreachable student Helen Keller, opens 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Latrobe Art Center, 819 Ligonier St. More...

Service Personnel from the Area

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National Parks Adventure Day celebration Saturday

Nature fans are invited to take a hike to Carnegie Science Center and join in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.  National Parks Adventure Day, on Saturday, Aug. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

PSP Kiski Valley releases monthly report   More...

Residents get first look at joint comprehensive plan for Ligonier area

Ligonier Borough and Ligonier Township took the next step in moving forward with a joint comprehensive plan Tuesday night, holding the first meeting of a six-member joint comprehensive plan committee at the township municipal building. More...

Unity planners OK Mountain Laurel Plaza subdivision for potential Kmart sale

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday granted final approval for a subdivision request from New Plan Realty Associates for property located in Mountain Laurel Plaza in Unity Township.  More...

Mount Pleasant Twp. man facing multiple charges for stealing from former employer

A Mount Pleasant Township man accused of stealing thousands of dollars from his former employer will face trial on theft, theft of services, access device fraud and receiving stolen property in Indiana County.  More...

Hempfield Twp. man killed in Murrysville accident

A Hempfield Township motorcyclist was killed on Tuesday, Aug. 2, in a crash involving an SUV in Murrysville.  According to the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office, Zachary W. More...

Blairsville man arrested for setting several fires in Indiana County

A Blairsville man has been charged with arson and related charges for intentionally setting several fires in Center Township, Indiana County, in the spring.  More...

Happy Birthday

The management and staff of Brookdale Latrobe, Unity Township, wish Ruth Hoover Conrad, RN, a happy 101st birthday.  Ruth was born Aug. 2, 1915. More...

Local & State News

Trump: Harrisburg area like ‘war zone’ due to plant closings

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Police charge man with trying to drown 6-week-old in toilet

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Aman tried to drown his 6-week-old son in a flushing toilet during an armed domestic dispute that led to a SWAT standoff, Pittsburgh police said Tuesday.  More...

Kane’s office settles exworker’s whistleblower suit

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Trump is ‘unfit,’ Obama says, challenging GOP to end support

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a searing denouncement, President Barack Obama castigated Donald Trump as “unfit” and “woefully unprepared” to serve in the White House. More...

Trump taunts GOP, refusing to back Ryan, McCain

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump is openly taunting the leaders of his own party by refusing to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Sen. John McCain of Arizona in their GOP primaries. More...

‘Little ninja’: Zika-spreading mosquito puts up tough fight

MIAMI (AP) - The mosquitoes spreading Zika in Miami are proving harder to eradicate than expected, the nation’s top disease-fighter said Tuesday as authorities sprayed clouds of insecticide in the ground-zero neighborhood, emptied kiddie pools More...

Health

Medical benefits of dental floss unproven

HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — It’s one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities.  Except there’s little proof that flossing works.  More...

Paid family leave benefits rising in some sectors, regions

NEW YORK (AP) — The call for paid family leave on the Democratic party platform is the most ambitious attempt by a major party in years to reverse the United States’ status as the only industrialized nation without any standard for paid t More...

Learn the facts about lung cancer

One of the more prolific and leading causes of cancer-related deaths among both men and women, lung cancer continues to affect the lives of millions of people each year.  More...

Entertainment

Potter script sells more than 2 million copies in 2 days

NEW YORK (AP) — Not even “Hamilton” can keep up with these numbers.  The script to the London stage production “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two” sold more than 2 million print copies in North Ame More...

Top-selling edition of Constitution by conservative press

NEW YORK (AP) — Since Khizr Khan held up a copy of the U.S. More...

Enjoying the good (after) life on NBC’s sitcom ‘Good Place’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Good Place is that slice of afterlife where you can shop at a store called Everything Fits and where expletives are automatically toned down into “shirt for brains” or “forking.”  More...

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