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Hempfield Twp. crash claims 22-year-old woman

An Allegheny County woman was killed Tuesday afternoon when the car she was driving ran a red light and struck a turning box truck on Route 119 in Hempfield Township.  More...

General News

Man gets new mortgage fraud trial because of sleeping lawyer

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A businessman will get a new trial on mortgage fraud charges because his defense attorney was seen sleeping by the judge, witnesses and the federal court jurors who convicted him last year.  More...

Court rules that pencil used to stab student wasn’t a weapon

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court says a 14-year-old girl who stabbed a boy in the neck with a pencil at their high school won’t have her suspension on her permanent record because the pencil wasn’t a “weapon&rdqu More...

Microsoft takes aim at Google with laptop, slim Windows

NEWYORK (AP) — Microsoft is taking aim at Google as it introduced a Surface device for students and slimmed down Windows for the classroom.  More...

Sports

Derry Area boys advance to WPIAL team track finals; girls win two meets

Derry Area’s boys’ track and field team continued its successful season Tuesday with a sweep of Washington and Riverview in the opening round of the WPIAL Class  AA Track and Field team semifinals at Derry Stadium. More...

GL boys, girls track eliminated from team playoffs

The Greater Latrobe boys’ and girls’ track and field teams were each eliminated from the WPAL Class AAA playoffs after losses in the semifinals Tuesday.  The boys’ team beat New Castle (92-58) and Kiski Area (102.5-47.5), but f More...

Latrobe Speedway Reunion set Saturday

The Greater Latrobe Speedway Reunion will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, May 6, at St. James Lutheran Church on Route 982 in Youngstown.  The event is free and open to the public and all race fans. More...

Lifestyles

SVC presents Boniface Wimmer Faculty Award to senior faculty member

George H. Leiner, Ph.D., of Greensburg, associate professor of philosophy in the St. Vincent College School of Humanities and Fine Arts, was honored with the presentation of the Boniface Wimmer Faculty Award at the St. More...

ENMU Student Research Conference

Tawnya Waggle of Bradenville (15620) participated in Eastern New Mexico University's Student Research Conference on April 5, the Portales, New Mexico, campus announced Tuesday.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Grief support groups to meet   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Two Saltsburg women charged after domestic dispute  State police at Kiski Valley report two Saltsburg women, ages 26 and 21, were charged with harassment, simple assault and criminal mischief stemming from a domestic dispute on Saw Mill Road in More...

Unity Twp. planners OK zoning change, conditional use for Aestique expansion

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday voted to recommend approval of a zoning amendment and a conditional use request for a planned expansion of Aestique, a medical center specializing in plastic surgery located along Lewis Road near the More...

Derry supervisors remind residents of burning times

The Derry Township Supervisors reminded residents Tuesday of burning times throughout the township.  More...

State sees biggest budget shortfall since recession

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Local & State News

Lawmakers to airlines: Improve service or Congress steps in

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday warned top airline executives to improve customer services or face congressional intervention after a passenger was dragged from a United Airlines flight in an incident the compa More...

EPA asks what rules to cut, gets earful about dirty water

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration got an earful Tuesday from people who say federal rules limiting air and water pollution aren’t tough enough, even as it was seeking suggestions about what environmental regulations it should gut. More...

Trump says he’s willing to consider raising gas tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he will explore the possibility of higher gasoline and diesel fuel taxes, suggesting an increase could pay for his ambitious infrastructure plan. More...

World News

Government ‘needs a good shutdown,’ frustrated Trump tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump declared Tuesday the U.S. government “needs a good shutdown” this fall to fix a “mess” in the Senate, signaling on Twitter his displeasure with a bill to keep operations running.  More...

No trial balloons: Trump flips script with startling ideas

WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington policymakers have a timetested method for rolling out new ideas: float a trial balloon. Spread rumors of a policy change or selectively leak it to the press, then see how it plays and proceed only if it looks doable. More...

US firm in Iraq ignores smuggling, security risks for F-16s

WASHINGTON (AP) - An American company that was paid nearly $700 million to secure an Iraqi base for F-16 fighter jets turned a blind eye to alcohol smuggling, theft, security violations, and allegations of sex trafficking - then terminated investigat More...

Health

The new fast food? Convenience stores add hot, cheap options

AP Food Industry Writer  NEW YORK (AP) — Saying “convenience store food” may make people think of spinning hot dogs by the counter, but places like 7-Eleven are expanding their hot food offerings in hopes of stealing customers More...

Science Says: Kimmel baby’s heart defect is common, fixable

The hole-in-the-heart problem that plagues comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s newborn son is one of the most common heart-related birth defects, and it usually can be fixed with surgery.  More...

Five steps businesses can take to curb opioid abuse problem

As the children of Brian and Courtney Halye found themselves preparing for school one morning in March, they began to worry because their parents still had not made it out of their bedroom.  More...

Entertainment

A ‘robust’ Broadway season leads to Tony nods for 25 shows

NEW YORK (AP) — A year after falling head-overheels for a musical about Alexander Hamilton, the Broadway community threw its arms wide open at the 2017 Tony Award nominations, handing out nods to 25 shows in a season notable for its breathtakin More...

CNN won’t run Trump campaign ad referring to ‘fake news’

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s supporters are accusing CNN of censorship for not airing an advertisement touting the president’s accomplishments, which the network said Tuesday it rejected because it was its own form of fa More...

At 84, Carol Burnett ready for return to TV comedy full-time

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carol Burnett typically spends her mornings doing crossword puzzles with her husband, but the comedy legend could return to a full-time work schedule if the pilot she recently shot for ABC becomes a regular series.  More...

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