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Indiana County man accused of fatally shooting neighbor

An Indiana County man is in jail after allegedly shooting and killing his neighbor after an argument early Saturday morning in Green Township.  According to state police at Indiana, James Eugene Lantz, 27, fatally shot Derrick Michael Davis, 23, More...

Frontier Court to be held June 24-25 at Historic Hanna’s Town

A Frontier Court Re-enactment program will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

General News

FBI missed rigged jackpot in 2006 before lottery scheme grew

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Investigators were suspicious in 2006 when they heard that a rural Texas judge was trying to exchange $450,000 in consecutively marked bills.  More...

Study: Shootings kill or injure 19 US children each day

CHICAGO (AP) — Shootings kill or injure at least 19 U.S. children each day, with boys, teenagers and blacks most at risk, according to a government study that paints a bleak portrait of persistent violence. More...

Police: California mom attacked child in attempted exorcism

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — ANorthern California woman was in custody Sunday on suspicion of beating, biting and choking her 11- year-old daughter in an attempt to perform an exorcism on the child, authorities said. More...

Sports

LLL honors Robles for service

Latrobe Little League recently honored Paul and Paula Roble for a combined 75-plus years of volunteering to the league in various capacities with a permanent bench and plaque outside of the left-fiel More...

Penguins’ Fleury among players exposed for Vegas NHL expansion draft

Three-time Stanley Cup champion goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, Nashville forward James Neal and Anaheim defenseman Sami Vatanen were among the high-profile players made available on Sunday for the Vegas Golden Knights to select in the NHL expansion draft. More...

NHL salary cap set at $75 million for next season

NEWYORK (AP) — The NHL salary cap has been set at $75 million for this season in a slight increase over last year.  The league and NHL Players’ Association announced the cap and the salary floor of $55.4 million in a joint statement More...

Lifestyles

Benedictines ordained in basilica

Two Benedictines from St. Vincent Archabbey were ordained to the diaconate on Saturday, May 27 by the Most Rev. Edward C. Malesic, bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, at St. More...

The Healthy Plate

Meat and potatoes can be made healthier as a dinner salad

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Healthy Plate helps home cooks discover the healthier side of everyday ingredients.   More...

Tips help make swimwear shopping season less stressful

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s the time of year for what can be a dreaded expedition: Buying a swimsuit. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Greensburg man charged with harassment   State police at Greensburg report a 58-year-old Greensburg man was charged with harassment after allegedly physically harassing a 51-year-old Greensburg woman during a domestic disturbance at 205 Weavers More...

‘Get out of town’ budget appears inevitable, lawmakers say

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lawmakers faced with Pennsylvania state government’s biggest cash shortfall since the recession are bracing for what they call a “get-out-oftown budget.” More...

Picnic June 25 benefits research into canine and childhood cancers

A local Chase Away K9 Cancer group on Sunday, June 25, will hold its fifth annual picnic at Twin Lakes Park in Hempfield Township to raise funds for the National Canine Cancer Foundation in Arizona.  The event will also raise funds for Alex&rsqu More...

Laurel Highlands hiking trail chimneys to receive new life

The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from Recreation Equipment Inc. to help support restoration of Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail Adirondack shelters.  More...

South Greensburg man dies in Arona Road crash

A South Greensburg man was killed in a head-on crash on Arona Road in Hempfield Township early Saturday morning.  More...

Local & State News

State police employees honored at award ceremony

Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Tyree C. More...

Seward council talks possible police additions

Seward Borough Council met June 13 to discuss the possibility of enlarging its police force. Mayor Gene Huey and police Chief Robert Malnofsky informed council that they believe a new officer needs to be hired. More...

All judges in Fayette County recuse selves in 1980 case

UNIONTOWN, Pa. More...

World News

79 now believed to have died in London high-rise fire

LONDON (AP) - London police said Monday that 79 people were now believed to have died in the high-rise apartment building fire. More...

Finally, Britain kicks off Brexit negotiations with EU

BRUSSELS (AP) - After almost a year of waffling, Britain on Monday finally opens negotiations with its European Union counterparts about leaving the bloc, with the final outcome, due in 2019, as important as it now seems unpredictable. More...

Liberal groups focus on Ivanka Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - Getting nowhere with her father, liberal advocacy groups have been looking for an ally in Ivanka Trump. They haven’t had much luck. More...

Health

Overcoming Opioids: Easing an epidemic 1 doctor at a time

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Even doctors can be addicted to opioids, in a way: It’s hard to stop prescribing them. More...

No longer the hot new thing? Teen vaping falls, study says

NEW YORK (AP) — Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States. More...

FDA approves new, cheaper rival to EpiPen allergy shot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. More...

Entertainment

‘Cars 3’ speeds to No. 1 at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Wonder Woman” fell to second place in its third weekend in theaters, but it’s still doing the heavy lifting for the otherwise lackluster summer box office. More...

Reports swirl about Beyoncé’s twins, but no confirmation yet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Are Beyoncé and Jay Z parents again?  Mum’s the word from the parents and their reps, even though reports are flying that the much-anticipated twins have made their arrival.  Several outlets have published rep More...

Cosby judge could revisit issue of revealing names of jurors

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The names of the jurors who failed to reach a verdict in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial have not been made public, but the judge in the case could revisit the issue as early as Monday.  More...

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