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Neighbors concerned about proposed bed and breakfast for military vets

The Ligonier Township Supervisors held a public hearing Tuesday night to allow for testimony concerning an application by two township residents to convert their single-family home into a nonprofitsponsored bed and breakfast for military veterans and More...

Lottery sales to debut at state liquor stores

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

John P. Murtha ship ready to launch Thursday

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The John P. Murtha will sail away from the Ingalls Shipbuilding yard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Thursday morning.  The company said in a news release the Murtha (LPD 26) will be heading for its Oct. More...

General News

Switzerland: British quadruple amputee claims Matterhorn 1st

BERLIN (AP) — A British mountaineer who climbed Switzerland’s Matterhorn says he is the first quadruple amputee to reach the iconic peak. More...

Ancient ice reveals vital clues about Earth’s past climate

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Ancient ice is helping researchers learn about Earth’s past climate, and a key stop on the scientific journey is a huge freezer in suburban Denver called the National Ice Core Laboratory.  More...

Woman raising funds for grieving kids gets mystery donation

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman who’s raising money in memory of her daughter and grandbaby killed by a fleeing driver says a mystery man made a major donation.  More...

Sports

Polanco, rookie Kuhl lead Pirates to victory over Padres

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gregory Polanco made manager Clint Hurdle’s decision to move him into the cleanup spot for the first time in his career look like a good one.  Polanco hit a tiebreaking three-run homer and Chad Kuhl pitched six inni More...

Steelers welcome Lions for joint training camp practice at St. Vincent College

The Pittsburgh Steelers saw a change of scenery on Tuesday.  The Steelers welcomed the Detroit Lions to St. Vincent College for a joint training camp practice, the team’s second in three seasons. More...

Dodgers’Yasiel Puig posts videos partying with Triple-Ateammates

Yasiel Puig has found the party in the Pacific Coast League.  More...

Lifestyles

Ligonier Valley BPW plans Luxury Bash, Aug. meeting

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Ligonier Valley is making final plans for its annual Luxury Bash slated for noon Sunday, Sept 18, at Antiochian Village, located off Route 711 North in Fairfield Township.  More...

WMAA to host ‘Art Beat...’ Saturday

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, will host “Art Beat – Quality vs. Quantity” 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the museum.  More...

Kingston Auxiliary eyes Aug. 16, 22

The Ladies’ Auxiliary to the Kingston Veteran’s and Sportsman’s Association will hold its annual banquet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Creekside Restaurant on Avenue B in Latrobe. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Jewelry stolen from Unity Township residence  State police at Greensburg report between June 20 and Aug. 8, in Unity Township, someone broke into a Berky Acres Road residence and removed jewelry belonging to a 57-year-old woman. More...

Airline looking at introducing Latrobe-to-Pittsburgh flights

Through its relationship with Spirit Airlines, Arnold Palmer Regional Airport has become a lowcost destination for flyers headed to leisurely spots such as Orlando and Myrtle Beach.  Now, the Unity Township airport is aiming to provide affordabl More...

Greater Latrobe readies for start of 2016-17 school year

The Greater Latrobe School Board readied for the start of school, approving several measures during Tuesday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, including a number of personnel moves.  More...

GLSD sixth-grade camp expected to continue for 40th year

One of the great traditions within the Greater Latrobe School District is expected to continue for a 40th year.  More...

Law requiring rear-facing seats for young kids to take effect

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

First-degree murder charges refiled against Latrobe man

As expected, Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck has refiled first-degree murder charges against a Latrobe man who is currently in jail awaiting trial in the shooting death of his friend last January.  Zachary T. More...

Local & State News

Prosecutor: Pa. attorney general had sought revenge

NORRISTOWN, Pa. More...

Lawsuit over Ten Commandments monument at school reinstated

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A dispute over a Ten Commandments monument outside a Pennsylvania public school is heading back to federal court and may end up the topic of a trial.  More...

Donald Trump, on defense, blames media for Second Amendment flap

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — On the defensive once again, Donald Trump is blaming faulty interpretations and media bias for an uproar over his comments about the Second Amendment. More...

World News

Court again says New Jersey can’t legalize sports betting

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday dealt another defeat to New Jersey’s yearslong attempt to legalize sports betting, setting aside the state’s challenge to a federal betting ban. The 3rd U.S. More...

Clinton urges emergency action on Zika in Florida

MIAMI (AP) - Urging Congress to cut short its summer recess, Hillary Clinton called for emergency public health action Tuesday as she visited a Miami neighborhood dealing with the first U.S. outbreak of the Zika virus.  More...

If Trump can’t get along with GOP, how will he govern?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Beyond the immediate fallout from his rocky relationship with party elders, there’s a longer-term reality for Donald Trump: Should he win the presidency, he’ll have to work closely with the same GOP leaders he’s vi More...

Health

Study links global warming to rise in waterborne illnesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising global temperatures are clearly linked to increasing waterborne food poisoning, particularly from eating raw oysters, along with other nasty infections, a new study shows.  More...

It’s time to move aging to the political main stage

EMERYVILLE, Calif. More...

Infant’s death is first Zikarelated fatality in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas reported its first Zika-related death Tuesday after a baby girl whose mother traveled to El Salvador while pregnant died shortly after birth in a suburban Houston hospital.  The girl, who died a few weeks ago, had micr More...

Entertainment

Disney’s movie hits overshadow lacklusterTVresults

NEW YORK (AP) — At Disney, content is king.  More...

N Sync reunites for J.C. Chasez’s 40th birthday bash

By The Associated Press  ‘N Sync has gotten back together, at least for a night.  The boy band’s former front man, Justin Timberlake, posted a picture on Instagram of himself alongside fellow ‘N Sync members Joey Fatone, L More...

Dan Rather: ‘History is watching’ those who support Trump

(AP) — Dan Rather is slamming Donald Trump’s comment Tuesday suggesting that “Second Amendment people” may be able to find a way to stop Democrat Hillary Clinton from rolling back gun rights if she’s elected.  More...

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