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Three arrested, kilo of raw heroin confiscated during traffic stop

State troopers pulled over a vehicle for a “tinted window” violation on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Mount Pleasant Township and found a lot more than tinted windows.  Police confiscated an estimated kilo (2.2 pounds) of raw heroin t More...

Contract for state government workers nears approval

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Members of the largest union in state government were close to approving a new contract Tuesday that would raise pay by 7.25 percent over three years and increase their contributions toward health insurance.  More...

General News

California farmworkers on edge over historic overtime bill

MENDOTA, Calif. (AP) — Many California farmworkers who make up the backbone of the nation’s No. More...

Unprecedented overdose spike slows in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — An unprecedented spike of drug overdoses in the Cincinnati area seem to be leveling off, although are still at higher than normal levels, after a stunning wave last week, authorities said.  Newtown Police Chief Thomas Syn More...

Prayer or politics? Evangelist rallies Christians in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — The son of evangelist Billy Graham urged a gathering on the historic Boston Common on Tuesday to vote in the November election but stressed he was taking no sides publicly in the U.S. presidential race.  More...

Sports

Steelers’ first-round pick Burns anxious to make debut

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie cornerback Artie Burns can’t wait to make his debut.  It has been a long time coming for the Steelers’ first-round pick, who was hampered by a nagging quad injury throughout most o More...

Rams, Lady Trojans fall in golf

The Ligonier Valley golf team dropped its second match of the season, while the Derry Area girls’ fell to Greensburg Central Catholic on Tuesday.  Additionally, the Mount Pleasant boys and girls came away with a sweep.  More...

Trove of baseball artifacts, photographs go to auction

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 500 baseball artifacts including a “Shoeless” Joe Jackson game bat and material from the Negro Leagues will be auctioned off by Christie’s this fall in New York.  The items come from the National Pa More...

Lifestyles

VFW Auxiliary 3414 meets Pennsylvania president

During the VFW Auxiliary District 27 meeting Sunday, Aug. More...

Hempfield Township’s 18th annual Community Days Sept. 10-11

The Hempfield Township Board of Supervisors’ 18th annual Community Days will underway noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. More...

Events of Area Interest

Kids Klub opener Sept. 8   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man charged with sending harassing texts  State police at Indiana report between Friday, Aug. 26, and Tuesday, Aug. 30, in White Township, Indiana County, Evan L. More...

Judge’s sentence offers Latrobe man chance to put his life back on track

A Latrobe man who stole his brother’s truck and attempted to run over several police officers last spring is getting a chance to put his life back on track thanks to a Westmoreland County judge.  More...

Pennsylvania’s convicted ex-top prosecutor swiftly replaced

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers made a hasty return to the state Capitol from their summer recess on Tuesday as they rushed through a replacement for the state’s convicted ex-attorney general. More...

WCIDC takes ownership of former Jeannette Glass site

Ownership of a former glass plant in Jeannette has finally been signed over to the county agency that purchased it at a tax sale nearly four years ago.  More...

Flood leaves more than 50 families homeless in Fayette

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. More...

State OKs use of gas drilling waste on hunting club road

MARIETTA, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Westmoreland Fair poultry showmanship

Twenty-two participants took part in the poultry showmanship competition at the Westmoreland Fair on Aug. More...

BBB provides tips to storm damage victims

Severe storms recently caused flooding, downed trees and additional damage throughout parts of western Pennsylvania, including Fayette County, where a state of emergency was declared in Connellsville. More...

Obama coming to Pittsburgh for tech conference in October

PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Barack Obama is scheduled to co-host a conference highlighting technical innovations along with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, the White House announced Tuesday.  The White House Fr More...

World News

Trump has surprise Mexico visit ahead of immigration speech

EVERETT, Washington (AP) - Donald Trump will be taking his first foreign trip as the Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday, making a quick and unexpected visit to Mexico, a nation he derided as the home of rapists and criminals as he launched More...

Obama to open conservation tour in Lake Tahoe and Hawaii

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is opening a two day environmental tour aimed at showcasing conservation efforts before traveling to Asia, where climate change is high on the agenda for his final trip to the region. More...

US evaluating Taliban video of captive couple in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The State Department said Tuesday it is evaluating a video released by the Afghan Taliban showing a Canadian man and his American wife warning that their Afghan captors will kill them and their children unless the Kabul gove More...

Health

Sendell Subaru ‘Shares the Love’ CASA of Westmoreland, donates funds to charity

During the national Subaru “Share the Love” event, Sendell Subaru chose CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Westmoreland Inc. More...

Rare disease patient seeks lifesaving liver donor

As many of the Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) community celebrated HHT Awareness Month in June, 28-year-old Sarah Hlatky was fighting for her life at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. More...

20 Democratic senators blast steep price hike for EpiPens

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sign of growing concern in Congress, 20 Democratic senators are demanding answers about steep price hikes for the life-saving EpiPen injector device.  More...

Entertainment

Lawmaker proposes cracking down on Pokémon Go sites

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Invasive weeds have long threatened to erode dunes on a portion of the Chicago lakefront, but the area recently had to contend with a virtual invasion: “Pokémon Go” characters.  More...

After lengthy stand-off with police, Chris Brown arrested

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Brown can’t avoid trouble.  Following a bizarre, hours-long stand-off with police, the “No Air” and “Kiss Kiss” singer was arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of assault with a dea More...

Ryan Lochte on ‘Dancing’: Out of the pool, into the ballroom

NEW YORK (AP) — Sure, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte made up an incident in Rio de Janeiro and is facing charges from Brazilian police that he filed a false robbery report and is losing sponsors who think his image has been tarnished.  More...

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