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General News

Air conditioner repairmen in hot demand amid heat wave

PHOENIX (AP) — Alan Schwandt was rushing to his second job of the day when his phone rang with another desperate Phoenix homeowner calling about a broken air conditioner in the midst of a scorching heat wave.  More...

Few opioid-addicted youth get standard treatment medication

CHICAGO (AP) — Only 1 in 4 teens and young adults with opioid addiction receive recommended treatment medication despite having good health insurance, according to a study that suggests doctors are not keeping up with the needs of youth caught up in More...

Family: Freed student who died has ‘completed his journey’

CINCINNATI (AP) — The family of an American college student who died days after being released from North Korea in a coma says the 22-year-old “has completed his journey home.”  Otto Warmbier died Monday, relatives said in a st More...

Editorial

On the promise of good jobs

GUEST EDITORIAL

The prospect of good jobs at good pay has faded of late, and the government is only threatening to make things worse. More...

On the debt ceiling

Politicians do some irresponsible things, but few could be more reckless than periodically fooling around with the “full faith and credit” of the United States. More...

On science in the Trump era

For decades, Chicago has had a backyard view of science at its most sublime. At Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, physicists hone our understanding of the universe by trailblazing the frontier of the subatomic.  More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

IUP College of Health and Human Services recognizes ‘outstanding faculty’

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s College of Health and Human Services presented awards for Teaching, Research and Service during the college’s annual recognition event.  Interim Dean of the college Dr. Mary E. More...

Adelphoi’s Middle Creek Male Secure named top program by state JCJC

Adelphoi’s Middle Creek Male Secure program has been named the 2017 “Residential Program of the Year” by the Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission (JCJC). The program will be honored at the annual James E. More...

2017 Family Fitness Fest and Farmers’ Market to return Saturday, June 24

CBS Radio Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Parks will host the second Family Fitness Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at North Park’s Pie Traynor Field. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Bradenville man injured in Unity Township crash   More...

Staff responded to fire in prison laundry

Workers at the Westmoreland County Prison are used to putting out figurative fires every day, but on June 9, the staff leapt into action to extinguish a real fire that broke out at the prison’s laundry. More...

Ohio police investigating if arm found in train yard has ties to local death

Police in Ohio are investigating whether a human arm found in a train yard is that of man struck and killed by a train earlier this year in Derry Township.  More...

Attorney appeals ‘selfie’ killer’s sentence in Superior Court

The attorney for a Jeannette man convicted of killing a friend and taking a selfie with the body on Monday took the appeal of his sentence for third-degree murder to the state Superior Court.  Maxwell Morton, 19, was convicted of third-degree mu More...

Local & State News

St. Clair Township VFD seeks picnic help

Orville Saunders of the Seward Volunteer Fire Department reached out this month to the St. Clair Township Supervisors regarding the upcoming community picnic. More...

Mic silenced when grad’s speech criticizes administrators

WEST PITTSTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school valedictorian had his microphone silenced when his commencement speech went off script and criticized the district’s administrators.  More...

Old charges dismissed against 2 accused in cookout slayings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge has dismissed drug and weapons charges stemming from a 2013 case against two men who were later charged in an ambush at a cookout that killed five adults and an unborn child last year. More...

World News

Death of American detained in North Korea baffles experts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea’s missile and nuclear tests, its carefully scripted propaganda bluster, even its military threats: Far from the scattershot workings of a madman, most of this fits the playbook of a small, proud country wel More...

UK police: Mosque attack suspect held on terror charges

LONDON (AP) - British police have identified the suspect held in connection with the van attack outside a London mosque as Darren Osborne, from the Welsh city of Cardiff. More...

Police: Brutal slaying near mosque stemmed from road rage

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Sports

Loyalhanna boys capture Pa. West title

With a record of 5-1, Loyalhanna United’s U14 boys’ soccer team finished in first place in the Pa. West Division 5 Group “C” spring season. More...

NHL’s Golden Knights may get franchise goalie in Fleury, young roster

George McPhee can’t wait to fill up the white board, the one in the Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion draft room. More...

McCutchen, Cole lead Pirates past Brewers 8-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gerrit Cole has all but forgotten a recent four-game stretch where he failed to pitch past the fifth inning. More...

Entertainment

Coroner: Cocaine among drugs found in Carrie Fisher’s system

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher’s autopsy report shows the actress had cocaine in her system when she fell ill on a plane last year, but investigators could not determine what impact the cocaine and other drugs found in her system had on More...

Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones report seen by just 3.5 million viewers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The publicity and uproar in the days before Sunday’s broadcast of Megyn Kelly’s interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones didn’t translate into ratings.  More...

JAY-Z’s new album ‘4:44’ to drop June 30 on Tidal

NEW YORK (AP) — JAY-Z’s new album will be released June 30 and will be available only to users of the music streaming service Tidal, which the rapper co-owns. More...

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