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General News

School probing why pro-Trump yearbook photos were altered

WALL, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey school district is investigating why the yearbook photos of two high school students were altered to remove President Donald Trump’s name on clothing they wore.  More...

Michigan teenager gets birthday gift from deceased father

PORT HURON, Mich. More...

Trump makes surprise appearance at wedding reception

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — ANew Jersey couple have welcomed a surprise guest at their wedding reception: President Donald Trump.  More...

Sports

Crosby, Pens cap amazing year with second straight Stanley Cup

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Even Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are going to be challenged trying to top this. More...

Wildcats to face Springfield-Delco for spot in state title game

One win away. That how far Greater Latrobe is from a berth in the state title game. The next step in the Wildcats’ championship journey comes at 4:30 p.m. More...

Gr. Latrobe grad Green takes second in 800 at NCAAs

Hanna Green capped off a stellar collegiate track career in impressive fashion this past weekend.  The former Greater Latrobe standout captured a silver medal Saturday in the 800-meter run at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hay More...

Lifestyles

‘Church Basement Ladies’ to return in Mountain Playhouse season opener

On June 20, the Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown will launch its 78th season of professional theater in the Laurel Highlands. More...

The Healthy Plate

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Healthy Plate helps home cooks discover the healthier side of everyday ingredients. Sometimes I just crave a big serving of green beans. You too, right? More...

Campus Corner

Vermont graduates At its 216th commencement celebration, spanning multiple ceremonies the weekend of May 20 and 21, the University of Vermont conferred degrees on an estimated 3,228 graduates, including 2,620 bachelor's, 386 master's,106 doctoral an More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Traffic flagger cited for public drunkenness   State police at Indiana report Christopher Hall, 52, of Bolivar, was cited for public drunkenness after, while working as a traffic flagger, his employer found him intoxicated in a ditch in Center T More...

Stanley Cup victory parade in works

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mayor Bill Peduto says there will be a victory parade for the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins, but plans for the event are still being developed.  More...

Kids enjoy Mister Rogers Family Day

Ten-year-old Olivia Pescatore Kubecki (top left) stays very still as Lori Marcinik of Kazoo Clowns and Friends paints her a pretty face Saturday’s in James H. More...

Local & State News

Police investigating driveway scam

State police at Greensburg are investigating after a man posing as a representative of a driveway refinishing company distracted a Hempfield Township woman while a second man stole items from a shed on her property.  More...

Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce participates in Chamber Day

More than 100 state and local chamber officials from across Pennsylvania, including representatives from the Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce, came together June 6 to participate in 2017 Chamber Day.  More...

Video expected to be shown in Penn State pledge’s death case

BELLEFONTE, Pa. More...

World News

Will Cosby testify at sex assault trial? Lawyers remain mum

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Actor Bill Cosby could charm jurors at his sexual assault trial if he testifies this week, but experts say the risk would be considerable. Accuser Andrea Constand has told her side of the story. More...

A mix of pride and anger at LGBT rights marches across US

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supporters of LGBT rights marched and rallied in the nation’s capital and dozens of other U.S. cities on Sunday, celebrating gains but angry over threats posed by the administration of President Donald Trump.  More...

Tottering Theresa May names new UK Cabinet as critics circle

LONDON (AP) - Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed ministers to her shaky government Sunday, as some Conservative colleagues rallied to support her - and others said her days were numbered after last week’s disastrous election More...

Health

Popular new workouts target the body, mind and soul

NEW YORK (AP) — It would be easy to brush off fitness guru Taryn Toomey’s The Class as another hippie trend, but you’d miss the magic. More...

Breast cancer survivors go fly-fishing for solace, healing

MOSCOW, Vt. (AP) — Spaced out up and down a stretch of the Little River, more than a dozen women stand in the moving water in overall waders casting fly rods, some for the first time.  More...

Toward an HIV cure: Pitt team develops test to detect hidden virus

The quest to develop a cure for HIV has long been plagued by a seemingly simple question: How do doctors determine if someone is cured? More...

Entertainment

Intimate, wrenching ‘Evan Hansen’ takes top honors at Tonys

NEW YORK (AP) — An intimate, heart-wrenching musical about loneliness, teen angst and suicide in the age of hyperconnectivity capped its unlikely journey to Broadway smash by winning top honors at the Tonys. More...

‘Wonder Woman’ buries ‘The Mummy’ at box office

NEWYORK (AP) — “Wonder Woman” wrapped up Tom Cruise’s “The Mummy” at the weekend box office, pulling in an estimated $57.2 million in North American theaters.  Universal’s “The Mummy” looked More...

Companies end sponsorship over Trump killing scene in play

NEW YORK (AP) — Delta Air Lines and Bank of America have announced that they are pulling their sponsorship of a Manhattan based theater company’s portrayal of Julius Caesar as a Donald Trump look-alike in a business suit who gets knifed to death on s More...

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