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General News

Clock ticking to balance state budget

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Female sprinter, age 101, sets age group record

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 101-year-old runner from Louisiana who took up sprinting a year ago has set a senior woman’s record in the 100-yard dash for her age group, and adds she’s got one more race in her yet.  More...

Restored flag returns 154 years after battle

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A piece of Hollidaysburg history that was almost lost to time returned Sunday to the Gettysburg battlefield where it was carried into the chaos of the Wheatfield 154 years ago.  More...

Sports

Unity Twp. rolls to opening-game upset playyoff win at Kiski Valley

An opportunistic Unity Township Legion baseball team carried its hot play into the American Legion District 31 playoffs.  Unity struck early and took advantage of several errors in a 12-3 blowout of host Kiski Valley during a quarterfinal-round More...

Latrobe Legion rips West Hempfield in Legion district playoff opener

No. 2 seed Latrobe Legion dominated No. 7 West Hempfield (5-14) from start to finish in Tuesday afternoon’s opening game of the District 31 best-of-three playoff quarterfinals, in what was a 21-1 offensive showcase from the Jethawks.  More...

American Legion District 31 baseball playoffs

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Lifestyles

Spots still available for IUP MARTI Conference on opioid epidemic and suicide prevention

Registration is still open for the Mid- Atlantic Research and Training Institute for Community Behavioral Health (MARTICBH) Conference, “Promoting Recovery and Wellness: For Individuals, Families and Communities,” July 10-14 at Indiana Un More...

Ligonier library ReReadables Super Summer Sale underway

Donna Snyder, Ligonier Valley Library clerk, is holding one of the books being offered at bargain prices during the Super Summer Sale in the library’s ReReadables Bookstore. More...

The Healthy Plate

A yummy Spanish tortilla without all the calories

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

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Purse, wallet stolen in Hempfield Township  State police at Greensburg report someone stole a Michael Kors purse and wallet on the 100 block of Tall Oaks Trail in Hempfield Township at 4:40 p.m. June 23. More...

Derry council looking into standing water issue

Derry Borough officials are looking into ways to address a lingering issue near a busy borough intersection. More...

Local & State News

2 Florida men charged with capturing endangered deer

LITTLE TORCH KEY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two Florida men were caught with three endangered Key deer tied up in their car.  More...

Tries to remove bees with fireworks, burns down garage

GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Mich. More...

Postal worker took bribes to deliver drug parcels

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A former U.S. More...

World News

Trump looks for friendlier European welcome in Poland

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is likely to receive a friendly welcome in Poland. More...

No ‘specific agenda,’ but Trump, Putin have lots to discuss

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s first faceto face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week will be brimming with global intrigue, but the White House says there’s “no specific agenda.” So in the absen More...

Iraqi commander says 300 IS fighters holed up in Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) - Some 300 Islamic State fighters remain in the small patch of territory still controlled by the group in Mosul’s Old City, a senior Iraqi commander said Wednesday. Lt. Gen. More...

Education

Ligonier Valley High School announces fourth-quarter honor roll

Lgionier Valley High School has anounced its fourth-quarter honor roll for the 2016-17 school year: Grade 9 Distinguished Honors John Beard III, Rebecca Caldwell, Gunnar Elliott, Madison Horner, Mackenzee Lear, More...

Ligonier Valley Middle School lists honor roll

The Ligonier Valley Middle School has announced its fourth-quarter honor roll for the 2016-17 school year:   More...

GL students earn scholarships to attend math/science experience

This summer, eight Greater Latrobe students will have the opportunity to attend the University of Pittsburgh at Greenburg's Summer Science & Math Experience (SSME). More...

Entertainment

Chestnut defends title, eats record 72 hot dogs

NEW YORK (AP) — Joey “Jaws” Chestnut gulped, chomped and powered his way to a 10th title on Tuesday, continuing his recordsetting reign as the chowing champion at the annual Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest. More...

Museum displays lowrider cars and art

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lowrider cars these days are far more than tricked-out automobiles with gravitychallenged rear suspensions and ear-rattling exhaust systems that seem to cry out for police to ticket the drivers. More...

TV executive Horowitz fired from Fox Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jamie Horowitz, who oversaw programming and digital news operations for Fox Sports, was abruptly fired Monday after two years on the job.  The move was “fully warranted,” Daniel Petrocelli, a lawyer for Fox S More...

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