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Air traffic controller rescued from Palmer airport tower

An air traffic controller was rescued from a tower at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport early Tuesday following a medical emergency, Westmoreland County Airport Authority Executive Director Gabe Monzo said.  More...

General News

Men who stopped train attack to star in Clint Eastwood film

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The three California men who thwarted a terror attack on a French train in 2015 will make the rare move of playing themselves in a Clint Eastwood-directed film about their heroics, a studio announced Tuesday.  More...

Voter fraud panel tells states to hold off on sending data

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s commission on election fraud is telling states to hold off on providing detailed voter information in the face of increasing legal challenges.  More...

Ghoulish online game urges young people to end their lives

DALLAS (AP) — The family of a Texas teen who hanged himself says their son was involved in a ghoulish online game that calls on participants to complete a series of tasks before taking their own lives.  Some schools are so concerned that t More...

Sports

Latrobe’s Pevarnik just misses reaching finals of WPGA Match Play event

FOX CHAPEL — For a golfer, especially a young one, there’s nothing better after losing a big championship than winning a big championship not long afterward.  More...

California driver looking forward to Funny Car Nationals at New Alex track

James Maher of Whitter, Calif., always thought about racing his Funny Car in a different part of the country, but he really didn’t have a reason to travel that far or any way to get there.  You see, the family business is a racing equipmen More...

Seton Hill teams achieve PSAC’s highest overall GPA for fourth straight year

Seton Hill University’s athletic teams have once again achieved the highest grade point average among all schools in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference for the 2016-17 academic year, the fourth consecutive year the Griffins have attaine More...

Lifestyles

YWCA’s annual fashion show, award presentation Aug. 21

The 2017 YWCA Westmoreland County Fashion Show, “Rhapsody in Blue,” will be underway 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. More...

Rochester dean’s list

Five area residents made the dean’s list for the 2017 spring semester at Rochester Institute of Technology, the Rochester, New York, campus reported Tuesday:  Evan Mori of Latrobe, who is studying management information systems.  Thom More...

Craving a waterfront vacation? Try Oyster Po’ Boy

You need a vacation. All of you. Even if you just got home from a 20-day Caribbean cruise, you probably still need a vacation.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigating Unity Township burglary  State police at Greensburg report between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, someone broke into an apartment on Murray Avenue in Unity Township and stole $400 from a desk drawer. More...

LigonierTwp., LTM Aconsider cost sharing of municipal building

Officials are looking to share the costs of maintaining Ligonier Township’s municipal complex with the Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA). More...

Bradenville man jailed after confessing to molesting boy for 6 years

A Bradenville man is in Westmoreland County Prison after admitting to state police he had been sexually abusing a young boy for about six years.  More...

Man pleads guilty in Banana Split Celebration bank robbery

A former Clairton man pleaded guilty to federal charges for robbing a Latrobe bank in 2013 during the city’s inaugural Great American Banana Split Celebration.  More...

Talks at stalemate over Pennsylvania’s unbalanced budget

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Local & State News

Defense looks for holes in Penn State University pledge death hearing

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Lawyers for members of a Penn State fraternity who face charges in the death of a pledge spent much of a daylong preliminary hearing Tuesday focusing on what their clients didn’t do the night Tim Piazza was injured. More...

GLMA food pantry signup set July 12

The Greater Latrobe Ministerial Association (GLMA) will be holding its annual food pantry signup on Wednesday, July 12, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 331 Weldon St., Latrobe. Applications will be taken between 9 and 11:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. More...

Cadaver dogs used, dirt sifted in search for 4 missing men

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police used cadaver dogs, a backhoe and other construction equipment Tuesday to help search a sprawling farm for four missing men believed to be victims of foul play. More...

World News

Trump’s FBI pick to face questions about independence

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the FBI faces a confirmation hearing Wednesday that will undoubtedly focus on the political tumult surrounding his nomination, with both Democrats and Republicans seeking assurances of his More...

200 immigrants to be sworn in as US citizens at JFK library

BOSTON (AP) — About 200 immigrants will be sworn in as new U.S. citizens at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.  Massachusetts U.S. More...

Founder of retreat for wounded veterans meets president

ROME, Maine (AP) — An Army veteran who lost all four limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan and opened a retreat in Maine for other injured veterans says he had an impromptu meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House.  Travis Mil More...

Health

Goal of nation’s first opioid court: Find a way to keep users alive

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — After three defendants fatally overdosed in a single week last year, it became clear that Buffalo’s ordinary drug treatment court was no match for the heroin and painkiller crisis.  More...

It’s Ask Dr. Universe!

Why do people grow hair under their nose? Why does it grow down instead of up? – Riley, 11, Prior Lake, Minn.  Dear Riley,  Humans have hair all over their bodies, including above the upper lip. More...

Science Says: Too early for forecast on Lyme disease ticks

NEW YORK (AP) — Tick populations are exploding? Tick-borne diseases are on the rise?  More...

Entertainment

Kermit the Frog will have a new voice after actor steps down

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer  NEW YORK (AP) — There’s a frog in a lot of throats across the country as news has circulated that Kermit the Frog is getting a new voice.  More...

Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’now most-viewed YouTube video

SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) — Move over, “Gangnam Style.” YouTube has a new top-viewed video of all time.  More...

Fox corrects story suggesting Comey released ‘top’ secrets

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel has corrected its story suggesting that former FBI Director James Comey publicly leaked classified material relating to his conversations with President Donald Trump.  A supportive Trump had retweeted the s More...

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