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General News

Police: Ohio boy, 5, helped save parents who were overdosing

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say the 5-year-old son of a couple who overdosed on heroin saved his parents by walking two blocks in the dark to alert another relative because he thought they were dead.  More...

Chief: Boy called police to say father had drugs in luggage

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Police department names new K-9 after Patriots’ Gronkowski

ATHOL, Mass. (AP) — Gronk will soon be tracking down criminals, sniffing for drugs and acting as the furry face of a Massachusetts police department. No, not New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. More...

Sports

Trojans take on top seed BCC in semis of WPIAL boys’ volleyball playoffs

For a school with a boys’ enrollment of 26 — that’s right, 26 — Beaver County Christian has a pretty good volleyball team. By the way, 21 of those kids play volleyball. And quite well at that. More...

All three pitchers ready to go for Lady ’Cats in WPIAL semifinal playoff game against Baldwin

Like the last game, Greater Latrobe and head coach Rick Kozusko have to decide on a pitcher for Tuesday’s WPIAL Class 6A girls’softball semifinal round playoff game. Only this time, it’s a little different. More...

GL baseball, LV girls’ softball teams begin district playoffs

The Greater Latrobe baseball and Ligonier Valley girls’ softball teams will begin respective playoff pursuits today.  More...

Lifestyles

Westmoreland Symphony Hat Luncheon June 3

Guests are invited to a stylish kickoff to summer at Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s 16th Hat Luncheon Saturday, June 3.  More...

2 St. Vincent physics faculty publish; students awarded UM assistantship, UCLA summer research grant

Dr. M. Anis Maize, St. Vincent College professor of physics and chairperson of the physics department, and Dr. John J. More...

Penn College announces spring graduates, dean’s list qualifiers

The spring 2017 dean’s list and graduates were released Friday afternoon by Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University.  Penn College held three commencement ceremonie More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Saltsburg man charged after beer burglary   More...

Governor’s rebound in polls follows change in tone, strategy

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Things weren’t going well for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf.  The Democrat’s first 15 months in office were consumed by an ugly budget battle with GOP lawmakers, and his public approval ratings showed it. More...

Local & State News

High school graduations, baccalaureates, picnics

2017 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATIONS Ligonier Valley 7 p.m. Friday, May 26, at Weller Field (weather permitting; open to public) or high school auditorium (ticket only). Baccalaureate service 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, in high school auditorium More...

Fire department dispatched for early morning bicycle crash

Firefighters from Derry Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 of Bradenville were initially dispatched to a reported single vehicle accident near the intersection of Route 982 and Lincoln Avenue in Derry Township around 1 a.m. Monday.  More...

Pence cites Trump’s ‘leadership’ in commencement address

GROVE CITY, Pa. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence urged graduating students at a Pennsylvania college to become leaders and cited President Donald Trump’s “leadership and perseverance” as an example. More...

World News

Brazilians call for president to resign after graft charges

SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazilians around the country staged demonstrations Sunday calling for their president to step down after the supreme court opened an investigation into allegations he endorsed the payment of hush money to a jailed former lawmaker.&n More...

Biden: It’s time for America to regain unity and purpose

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) - Former Vice President Joe Biden gave assurances Sunday that the country’s current divisiveness brought on by a presidential election that “churned up some of the ugliest realities” of society will be tempora More...

Graduates walk out on Pence at Notre Dame commencement

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Dozens of graduates and family members silently stood and walked out Sunday as Vice President Mike Pence began his address at Notre Dame’s commencement ceremony. More...

Health

Vaccine may cut HPV infections, an oral cancer risk, in men

The HPV vaccine that helps prevent cervical cancer in women also might lower the risk in young men of oral infections that can cause mouth and throat cancers, a new study finds. More...

Seniors benefit from right exercise combo

CHICAGO (AP) — Heavy seniors who want to lose pounds safely shouldn’t skip the weight machines or the treadmill, new research suggests.  More...

Research supports aggressive treatment of sepsis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minutes matter when it comes to treating sepsis, the killer condition that most Americans probably have never heard of, and new research shows it’s time they learn. Sepsis is the body’s out-of-control reaction to an infection. More...

Entertainment

Drake dominates, Cher reflects at Billboard Music Awards

Drake was a high roller in Las Vegas, beating Adele’s record for most wins at the Billboard Music Awards. More...

Katy Perry’s ‘backpack kid’ steals show during ‘SNL’ gig

NEW YORK (AP) — A teen Instagram dancing sensation has gone from online to on-air after Katy Perry invited him to show off his moves during her “Saturday Night Live” performance this weekend. More...

‘Alien: Covenant’ edges ‘Guardians’ at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Alien: Covenant” edged out “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2” in a weekend space battle at the box office.  More...

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