August 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

State agency: Give students more ways to show readiness

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s education agency says students should be able to show they’re ready for college or a career in ways other than state exams.  More...

General News

Homeless awareness campaign breaks fist-bumping record

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three hundred people in Alaska looking to raise awareness of homelessness are the new world record holders in fist-bumping. More...

Dubai too hot for you? Stay overnight on its snowy slopes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Visitors to Dubai have a new way to keep cool during the scorching Mideast summer.  The company behind the city’s indoor ski slope plans to let guests stay overnight in tents on the man-made snow on More...

Costly financial fees you may not know you’re paying

At the supermarket, shoppers receive detailed receipts of their scanned and bagged items. After restaurant meals, wait staff hand diners itemized bills. More...

Sports

Old-Timers hitting and fielding

Bob Harr of Palko’s Auto Repair (above, left) steps into a RBI-single during a Latrobe-Derry Old-Timers game played on Sunday. More...

Hottest team coming into weekend, Pirates get swept by Marlins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The hottest team in the majors coming into their weekend series, the Pittsburgh Pirates got swept. More...

Bucs’ Kang to DL with left shoulder injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury. More...

Lifestyles

Superhero Family Fun Walk to benefit abused, neglected children

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Westmoreland is holding a Superhero Family Fun Walk on Sept. 10 at Hempfield Park and Athletic Complex. The event is being held in partnership with Hempfield Community Days. More...

Family beach house fun: Casino nights, luaus, competitions

NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, N.C. (AP) — Renting a house for a week or so with extended family or friends is an economical way to vacation while offering quality time with loved ones. More...

UPG’s Troy Ross earns Pittsburgh staff award

Whether he is frying tater tots at the campus’s Moonlight Breakfast that kicks off finals week, wrangling volunteers at the annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk, or enhancing Pitt-Greensburg’s Housing and Residence Life policies t More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Seward woman arrested for intentionally running over man with car   More...

National cash fuels TV ads, shapes Pennsylvania Senate race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Astaggering amount of money is flooding into Pennsylvania’s race for U.S. Senate, bringing TV ads on abortion, guns and Iran into living rooms with barely 11 weeks until the election. More...

County fair queen

Megan Patrick from the Blazing Saddles 4-H Club was crowned 2016 Westmoreland Fair queen at the fairgrounds on Friday night. She attends Franklin Regional High School, where she is a senior. More...

Cabaret Theatre show postponed

The show “Heart of Steel,” listed in The Cabaret Theatre’s flyer, has been postponed.  The original musical, produced by Studio Saville Productions, was scheduled for Aug. More...

Local & State News

Authorities ID couple hit by Amtrak train in Pennsylvania

AMBRIDGE, Pa. More...

Pittsburgh: Woman left young children at motel up to 3 days

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police have been searching for a woman suspected of leaving her three young children at a motel alone for up to three days.  Police haven’t named the woman or the children, who range in age from 8 months More...

Pennsylvania man convicted in staged self-defense killing

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man has been convicted of fatally shooting his wife, then trying to make it appear to be a case of self-defense.  More...

World News

After Rio, Olympics headed for Asian venues seen as safe

BEIJING (AP) - For the Olympics, it’s so-long Rio, hello Asia.  More...

Clinton having a quiet August, and for her, that’s just fine

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - It’s no day at the beach, but Hillary Clinton is having the political equivalent of a quiet August. More...

Young suicide bomber attacks Turkish wedding party; at least 51 die

ISTANBUL (AP) - Achild suicide bomber killed at least 51 people and wounded nearly 70 others at a Kurdish wedding party near Turkey’s border with Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday, decrying the attack as an apparent attempt by I More...

Health

Volunteers sought by researchers as race to develop a Zika vaccine heats up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science. More...

Body donations on the rise at US medical schools

Many U.S. medical schools are seeing a surge in the number of people leaving their bodies to science, a trend attributed to rising funeral costs and growing acceptance of a practice long seen by some as ghoulish. More...

Study: Catalog of DNA variations helps find roots of disease

NEW YORK (AP) — A huge catalog of human DNA is helping researchers find tiny glitches that cause disease, in part by pointing out some false leads. More...

Entertainment

‘Ben-Hur’ crashes, ‘Suicide Squad’ stays on top for third week

NEW YORK (AP) — A big-budget remake of “Ben-Hur” was trampled under a herd of holdovers and new releases at the box office, the latest casualty in a bruising summer for Hollywood. More...

Official: Pills found at Prince’s estate contained fentanyl

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of the pills taken from Prince’s estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained fentanyl — a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, an official close to th More...

‘He’s San Francisco’: Tony Bennett honored for 90th birthday

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If ever there was a man worthy of a grand birthday bash in San Francisco, it had to be Tony Bennett.  And that is exactly what happened Friday.  More...

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