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General News

Top dog, Brynneth Pawltro, elected mayor of Kentucky town

RABBIT HASH, Ky. (AP) — Being mayor is a ruff job but somebody has to do it.  More...

An Arkansas prison inmate recaptured after 32 years

SPRINGDALE, Ark. More...

EU weighs retaliatory measures as US eyes steel tariffs

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top trade official says the bloc is preparing retaliatory measures in case the United States goes ahead with plans to impose steel tariffs on imports.  EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem sai More...

Sports

Unity edges Latrobe in Legion rivalry matchup

When Unity Township and Latrobe meet in Legion baseball, the game always seems to take on greater significance. More...

Latrobe falls to Bushy Run, begins final stretch

The Latrobe Legion baseball team suffered back-to-back losses, Saturday against rival Unity Township and another during a 6-1 home defeat against Bushy Run on Sunday, but the Jethawks will have plenty of time to make it up during a busy final stretch More...

Unity Township falls to Hempfield East, routs Murrysville

The Unity Township Legion baseball team had a busy weekend with a narrow victory against rival Latrobe, followed by a lopsided 10-run loss against Hempfield East, and then a blowout win against Murrysville. More...

Lifestyles

Bishop makes pastoral appointments for diocese; three priests to retire

Greensburg Bishop Edward C. Malesic has made a series of pastoral appointments involving 15 priests, three of whom are retiring from active ministry. More...

Dollar Stretcher

Before You Trivago

With vacation season underway, I keep seeing ads telling me how to get the cheapest hotel room. More...

Church news

Harrold Zion Lutheran Church to host annual camp in July   Harrold Zion Lutheran Church of Greensburg (Hempfield Township) will hold its second annual sports camp from Monday, July 10, through Thursday, July 13. More...

No injuries in early morning Derry Twp. fire

A fire early Monday morning in an apartment on Wood Street in Derry Township was extinguished quickly and no one was injured. Derry Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 of Bradenville fire chief Mark Piantine said the blaze was reported at 12:03 a.m. More...

Local & State News

Red Cross teams respond in local communities hit hard by flooding

Since the start of last week’s flooding on Thursday night, close to 40 Red Cross volunteers and staff assisted individuals who were impacted in Indiana, Fayette, Westmoreland and Allegheny counties. More...

Police chief loses part of arm in fireworks accident

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania police chief has lost part of his arm and been hospitalized following a fireworks accident at the town’s fireman’s carnival.  More...

Detours, street closures for Fourth of July festivities announced

The City of Latrobe, along with the Latrobe Police Department and the Fourth of July Committee, remind residents and visitors of traffic detours that will affect the annual Fourth of July Celebration.  More...

World News

Trump: Not ‘that far off’ from passing health overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) - Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn’t think congressional Republicans are “that far off” on a health overhaul to replace “the dead carcass of Obamacare.” Expressing frustration, he More...

Koch urgency: Conservative network fears closing window

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. More...

Takata files for bankruptcy, overwhelmed by air bag recalls

(AP) — Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S. More...

Health

Retailers want to work out your wallet — and your body

NEW YORK (AP) — Stores like Saks and Urban Outfitters are looking to work out more than your wallet. More...

Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults — and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision. More...

EU court: Vaccines can be blamed for illnesses without proof

LONDON (AP) — The highest court of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts can consider whether a vaccination led to someone developing an illness even when there is no scientific proof. More...

Entertainment

‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ debuts to a franchise low

NEW YORK (AP) — The hulking machines of “Transformers” are no longer boxoffice behemoths in North America. But they’re still big in China. More...

Remy Ma beats Nicki Minaj at BET Awards; ’90s R&B shines

Remy Ma has ended rival Nicki Minaj’s seven-year winning streak at the 2017 BET Awards, a show highlighted by ‘90s R&B and groups popular in that decade, as well as five wins for Beyonce. More...

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