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Action For Animals hosts picnic for Angels supporters

Kathy Newill started the Angels donor program for Action For Animals (AFA) Humane Society more than 20 years ago with the goal of getting enough monthly contributions to pay the utilities at the shelter’s previous location. More...

General News

Housing companies fined for illegally evicting military

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two housing companies have been fined for illegally evicting military service members and their families from rental homes in Southern California.  More...

Feds predict record corn, soybean yield; lower prices likely

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farm field surveys reflecting excellent spring planting conditions and favorable summer weather have prompted the U.S. More...

Washington Monument closed again after elevator gets stuck

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Monument is closed again due to problems with its elevator.  The National Park Service says in a statement the monument opened briefly Sunday morning before the elevator got stuck at the 490 feet level. More...

Sports

L-DOT holds opening weekend; Senior Division winding down

One season opened and another is winding down.  The Latrobe-Derry Old- Timers Baseball League played its opening weekend of the season, while the 55-over Senior Division is nearing the end of the year.  White’s Plumbing edged out Palo More...

Young Steelers learn lessons in preseason loss to Lions

PITTSBURGH — Second-year Steelers’ cornerback Doran Grant had an interception return for a touchdown, receiver Sammie Coates committed two costly fumbles and rookie defensive back Sean Davis settled in after a shaky start in his first NFL game. More...

Pirates spoil Anderson’s return, beat Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This time, the Pittsburgh Pirates left nothing to chance. More...

Lifestyles

Unity resident national finalist for $20,000 stipend

Joe Reimel (left), Keystone Boys State mentor, and Michael Stelacio (right), Pennsylvania state commander of the American Legion, congratulate Scott Soccio, who is a national finalist for a $20,000 s More...

‘The Cemetery Club’ opens Thursday at Apple Hill

“The Cemetery Club” will open Thursday, Aug. 18, at Apple Hill Playhouse, 275 Manor Road Delmont.  More...

Westmoreland Cultural Trust: Theatre’s 90th fete Sept. 2

Westmoreland Cultural Trust will host a celebration 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, commemorating the 90th anniversary of The Palace Theatre at the historic venue, located at 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Unlocked vehicle burglarized during church   More...

Changes underway for sale of liquor in Pennsylvania

Changes are underway in the sale of liquor in Pennsylvania as a result of legislation enacted this year. The reformed liquor law went into effect after the Pennsylvania Legislature and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf approved the measure. More...

Alleged Idlewild carjacker waives hearing; tentative plea bargain next

A Pittsburgh man accused in an alleged carjacking of a woman last month in the parking lot of Idlewild & SoakZone waived his preliminary hearing Friday as part of a tentative plea arrangement. More...

County jurors to be offered chance to donate pay to charity

Starting in September, jurors at the Westmoreland County Courthouse serving for civil and criminal trials will have an opportunity to donate the pay they are due to receive to charity. More...

Local & State News

Heritage Valley nurses have new contract after strike threat

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — Nurses at the Heritage Valley Beaver hospital in western Pennsylvania have agree to a new three-year contract after threatening to strike for a second time later this month.  More...

Car’s new owner found near burning vehicle in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An autopsy is set on the body of a Pittsburgh man found slain near the burning car he recently purchased.  The body of 33-year-old Gordan Johnson was found nearby when firefighters went to put out the burning car about 6: More...

Pedestrian killed in Pittsburgh I-376 hit-and-run was NY man

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A pedestrian killed last week in a hit-and-run on Interstate 376 in Pittsburgh has been identified as a Syracuse, New York man. More...

World News

Water everywhere, Louisiana residents struggle for dry land

WALKER, La. (AP) - Barbara Manuel saw a flicker of sun and that gave her hope that the worst of the horrific flooding to hit southern Louisiana was over. More...

Northern California wildfire forces 4,000 to evacuate

LOWER LAKE, Calif. More...

Trump looking to institute political tests for immigrants

JERSEY CITY, N.J. More...

Health

Studies shine light on mysterious placenta, how it goes awry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists carefully probe a placenta donated after birth, bluish umbilical cord still attached. More...

Help your body bounce back after cancer treatment

Cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy can take a toll on patients' bodies. More...

Medicaid estimate renews cost concerns over ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cost of expanding Medicaid to millions more low-income people is increasing faster than expected, the government says, raising questions about a vital part of President Barack Obama’s health care law.  The law c More...

Entertainment

‘Suicide Squad’ loses some luster in 2nd box-office weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The colorful crew of “Suicide Squad” got duller in their second weekend in theaters, with audiences hungry for the raunchy fare of animated “Sausage Party.” More...

Adele: I won’t sing at Super Bowl; show ‘not about music’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer Adele says she turned down an offer to perform at the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show.  The British singer told an audience Saturday at her Los Angeles concert that she was asked to per More...

Justin Bieber takes heat from Selena Gomez fans on Instagram

(AP) — Justin Bieber is threatening to go private on Instagram after getting negative comments from fans of ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez on pictures he posted alongside Sofia Richie.  More...

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