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General News

WWII dog tags found on beach in ’66 returned to family

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — It took 50 years for a Long Island woman to finally complete her quest to return a World War II veteran’s lost dog tags she found on a New York City beach.  More...

Investors to seek any hint of Yellen timetable on rate hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Janet Yellen steps to the microphone Friday morning at an annual central bank forum in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, investors will be listening for one thing above all: Any hint of the Federal Reserve chair’s expected tim More...

Ohio prisoner jumps to his death after sentencing at court

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man took his own life at an eastern Ohio courthouse moments after he was sentenced to 13 years in prison. More...

Sports

Steelers’ starters Heyward, Gilbert dealing with injuries

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers’ right tackle Marcus Gilbert is dealing with an elbow injury he deemed as significant, while defensive end Cam Heyward has a high right ankle sprain. More...

Banana split run

Mike Williams, 26, of Pittsburgh (above) was the overall and male winner of Saturday’s 5K run held Saturday in conjunction with the Great American Banana Split Celebration in Latrobe. More...

White’s Plumbing, Westland Chiropractic unbeaten in L-DOT

White’s Plumbing and Westland Chiropractic are still unbeaten in Latrobe-Derry Old- Timers League action after weekend victories against Pit Stop and Watt’s Mack, respectively. More...

Lifestyles

Ten Ugandan children to perform in area Sept. 11

Latrobe United Methodist Church announced that The Ugandan Kids Choir, a group of 10 talented Ugandan children, will perform on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Latrobe campus (440 Main St.) and at 9:30 a.m. More...

National Preparedness Month blood donations encouraged

During National Preparedness Month in September, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to help ensure a readily available blood supply for emergencies. More...

First Greensburg Team Hope Walk hopes to raise $12,000

The Huntington's Disease Society of America announced that volunteers are raising awareness of this devastating genetic neurological disease through their community Team Hope Walk.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Girl assaulted in Derry Township   State police at Kiski Valley report between July 1 and 31, in Derry Township, an 11-year-old girl was grabbed and assaulted by a 38-yearold man at a residence in the Newhouse Trailer Park on Eagle Lane. More...

Ray of Hope 2016 brings survivors together

When Ian Cummins of Pittsburgh was walking across Illinois and was almost to the Missouri state line, the front desk clerk at the hotel where he was staying mentioned that another guest was riding a bike across the country. More...

Local & State News

Woman ordered to trial in boyfriend’s beating death

GREENSBURG, Pa. More...

Police: Neighbor uses golf club to suspect with shotgun

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. More...

Drivers trapped at scene of deadly 2011 Pennsylvania floods

PITTSBURGH (AP) — People in two cars managed to escape after electronic warning gates failed to keep them off a flooded Pittsburgh road where four people died in flash floods five years ago.  Washington Boulevard flooded after more than tw More...

World News

Clinton proposes plan to address mental health treatment

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Hillary Clinton is rolling out a comprehensive plan to address millions of Americans coping with mental illness, pointing to the need to fully integrate that plan into the nation’s health care system.  More...

Can Clinton save health overhaul from its mounting problems?

WASHINGTON (AP) - With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama’s health care law is struggling in many parts of the country. More...

Memorial Mass for 2 nuns killed in their Miss. home

DURANT, Miss. (AP) — A memorial Mass will be celebrated Monday for two 68-year-old nuns who were killed in their Mississippi home, even as authorities continue to investigate the stabbing. More...

Health

FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation’s blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus. More...

Ohio chief justice on court impacts, roles in drug epidemic

CINCINNATI (AP) — The chief justice of Ohio’s supreme court helped bring together experts and officials from nine states in a regional judicial summit on the opioid drug epidemic, even as an overdose surge sweeping nearby streets showed d More...

Playing with sports concussion doubles recovery time

CHICAGO (AP) — Continuing to play despite a concussion doubles recovery time for teen athletes and leads to worse shortterm mental function than in those immediately removed from action, a study found. More...

Entertainment

Beyoncé proves she’s in a lane of her own at MTV VMAs

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé proved once again she is the contemporary rock star, and she used the MTV Video Music Awards stage to showcase her skills and outshine her peers, from Rihanna to Britney Spears.  More...

UK broadcaster shuts down for hour, asks viewers to exercise

LONDON (AP) — One of Britain’s leading broadcasters has blacked out its programs for an hour in hopes of spurring viewers to get some exercise.  More...

‘Don’t Breathe’ scores, ousts ‘Suicide Squad’ at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The horror movie “Don’t Breathe” has reason to let out a big sigh of relief. More...

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