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Up on the roof . . .

Workers from JM Builders of Latrobe on Wednesday worked on the roof at Adams Memorial Library on Ligonier Street. Needless to say, it’s a little hotter on the roof than on the street.   More...

Trump conflict overshadows attacks on Clinton foreign policy

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Donald Trump’s warning that the November election might be rigged is “ridiculous,” President Barack Obama declared on Thursday, wading deeper into the 2016 campaign. More...

Three Rivers Regatta runs through Sunday in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Regatta returns to the city Friday through Sunday after river debris caused by heavy rains prompted it to be canceled last July.  That’s one reason the event was moved back to the fir More...

Delta Air Lines investigates Muslim couple’s profiling claim

CINCINNATI (AP) — Delta Air Lines says it’s investigating an Ohio Muslim couple’s claim that they were removed from a return flight from Europe after an airline employee singled them out because of their appearance.  More...

Police remove 6-foot alligator from Massachusetts backyard

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts have captured and removed a 6-foot alligator from the backyard of a home with the help of workers from a local zoo.  More...

Donkey artists at odds with Democrats, Rendell over dollars

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Gov. Ed Rendell and the artists who created 57 painted donkeys installed before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia are at odds over donkey dollars.  More...

General News

Bears put on a show by splashing around busy Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Some unusual visitors joined the crowds of swimmers and kayakers trying to cool off on Lake Tahoe — a bear and a pair of cubs. More...

Father arrested in deaths of twin girls found in hot car

CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities have arrested the father in the deaths of 15-month-old twin girls found in a hot car in west Georgia.  News outlets report Asa North of Carrollton was arrested early Friday. More...

Police: Man assaulted in argument over ‘Pokémon Go’

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A 53-year-old Detroit-area man is in a hospital after an argument with a 33-year-old man who was playing “Pokémon Go.”  More...

Sports

Confident rookie Davis steps into slot CB role with Steelers

Assistant Sports Editor Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie safety Sean Davis exudes the confidence of a long-time veteran. More...

Mount Lebanon graduate Lang living dream as Steelers’ player

Really, one could say that any player attending their first NFL training camp is fulfilling a lifelong dream.  But for Paul Lang, the dream runs deeper.  More...

No clear-cut No. 1 quarterback for reigning champion Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos knew Peyton Manning was the unquestioned starter entering the last four training camps.  A week into this year’s camp, the reigning Super Bowl champions haven’t named a No. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Smart Growth Partnership lauds IUP for excellence

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Geography and Regional Planning has been recognized for excellence by Smart Growth Partnership of Westmoreland County, IUP announced Wednesday. More...

Olympic Science Weekends Aug. 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21

Carnegie Science Center invites guests to channel their inner athlete and join in on the fun at Highmark SportsWorks® Olympic Science Weekends. On Aug. More...

Events of Area Interest

Firefighters to grill at Stroll Aug. 12 On Friday, Aug. 12, during the Stroll, Ligonier Volunteer Hose Co. 1 Station 43 firefighters will be grilling ’burgers and hot dogs at the Citizens Bank parking lot on East Main Street. More...

Exhumed body identified as missing Pittsburgh teen

The identity of a teenage girl whose body was found in a local landfill in 1967 has been confirmed thanks to forensic tests on her exhumed remains and now state police are working to solve a 50-year-old homicide.  More...

State employees contract talks reach tentative deal for 40,000 workers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The two largest unions for Pennsylvania state government employees are taking tentative contract agreements with Democratic Gov. More...

Ready for tonight’s Steelers practice at Memorial Stadium

More than 10,000 bottles of water and soda were delivered to Latrobe Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, which will be used to help Steeler fans stay hydrated during the team’s annual “Friday Night Lights” practice at 7 p.m. today. More...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court expected to rule on Kane charges

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

DA drops funeral fracas charges after cop, aunt won’t talk

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Allegheny County district attorney has dropped charges against a 28-year-veteran Pittsburgh police officer and her aunt in a funeral home fracas because they won’t testify against one another.  Forty-nine-year-o More...

Low Bids: Police shooting land auction short of expectations

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. More...

Local & State News

Friendly Fire Friday at Fort Ligonier today

Fort Ligonier will hold Friendly Fire Friday on Friday, Aug. 5, and the public is invited to attend the free event.  The Fort will fire the cannons at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. More...

Pittsburgh gas station robbery suspect had register in car

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say a man who robbed a gas station was found less than 15 minutes later with the cash register he stole still in his vehicle.  Twenty-nine-year-old Cayan Lee Thaxton, of McKeesport, has been jailed on ro More...

‘Rapunzel’ tonight, this weekend

Rehearsing for the Olde Main Theater and New Song Studio musical “Rapunzel” are Tate McElhaney as Prince Brian and Ryssa Ezykowsky as Rapunzel. More...

World News

Rio Olympics opening ceremony to highlight Brazil, environment

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - There’s nothing like the unique Brazilian vibe - and the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will see no shortage of samba, culture, diversity and history as the South American nation proudly sh More...

Visitors to Rio Olympics will find all 5 senses triggered

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Right after getting off the plane, sweat beads will start to gather on your forehead. More...

Trump conflict overshadows attacks on Clinton foreign policy

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Back on the defensive, Donald Trump’s campaign chief acknowledged conflict inside Trump Tower on Thursday as anxious Republicans struggled to shift voters’ attention to Hillary Clinton’s record on foreign poli More...

Education

4 ideas for hanging on to school year memories and artwork

On crisp September afternoons, kids often come home from school bearing armfuls of classroom art. The evenings often bring comments about their day’s events and sometimes hilarious descriptions of their world. More...

Derry Area High School student receives national honor

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) recently announced Derry Area High School student Owen J. Whitacre, 17, of Latrobe, has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. More...

What teachers would like parents to know about education

NEW YORK (AP) — Keeping the lines of communication open between parents and teachers can be a challenge, especially in this era of crowded classrooms and time-crunched families. So many questions and issues go unspoken or unanswered. More...

Entertainment

Chinese director Zhang Yimou defends casting of Matt Damon

BEIJING (AP) — Acclaimed Chinese director Zhang Yimou has responded to criticism from an Asian-American actress over the casting of “white man” Matt Damon as his movie’s lead, saying the role was never conceived for a Chinese actor. More...

Live concert of ‘Game of Thrones’ music set for Los Angeles

(AP) — For anyone who can’t wait for the next season of “Game of Thrones,” a live concert of the show’s music in Los Angeles next week might make the loss a little less bitter.  More...

Kiefer Sutherland’s next act; ‘black-ish’ aims for everyone

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from Thursday’s sessions of the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. ‘black-ish’ AIMS TO BE COLOR-BLIND More...

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