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Police seize drugs, cash and gun after turnpike traffic stop

State police and Westmoreland County detectives seized heroin and cash during a Pennsylvania Turnpike traffic stop, then found more drugs, cash and a stolen pistol while searching the home of one of the suspects.  Diedre Rose Fielding, 30, of P More...

UTMAboard accepts 2016 audit report

The Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) board heard from Tim Rennie, of Rennie and Associates, CPAs, during the board’s meeting Wednesday that the firm’s 2016 audit of the authority was finished.  Rennie said his firm encounter More...

General News

Trump stops hundreds of planned regulations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has withdrawn or delayed 860 proposed regulations in its first five months, the beginnings of a regulatory overhaul meant to bolster economic growth.  More...

Made-in-USAgoods can be pricey and elusive — just ask Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s push this week to get Americans to buy goods “made in America” is harder than it might seem.  Even for Trump.  More...

Nuns with chapel on land as pipeline protest sue regulators

COLUMBIA, Pa. (AP) — Nuns who allowed activists opposing a natural gas pipeline to build a chapel on their property in protest of a planned easement have now sued the federal agency that approved the pipeline.  More...

Editorial

Stop opioids from being delivered by the U.S. Postal Service

Within the murky online corners of the so-called Dark Net, drug dealers emphasize the best way to send their goods across the United States is not via FedEx, UPS, or another private mail carrier, but through the U.S Postal Service.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Invisible

Off The Wall

Many times I’ll sit next to my bedroom window and look out at the goings-on all day long and into the evening. I think best when I stare out into some distance place, particularly during my writings.  More...

Lifestyles

Tickets still available for Chi-Lites’, Delfonics’ July 22 show at Palace Theatre

The Palace Theatre announced July 22 concert-goers will relive the classic hits of the early ’70s with music from The Chi-Lites and The Delfonics.  More...

Service Personnel

Joint Hometown News Service, Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Maryland, Wednesday announced: U.S. Air Force Airman Dominic M. Jester graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Red Cross seeks volunteers to help ‘Sound the Alarm’ on fire safety

The American Red Cross is seeking people to volunteer their time and help save lives at two “Sound the Alarm” home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events — one in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Sept. More...

Heat Siphon wins teener playoffs

Members of Heat Siphon celebrate following an exciting 15-13 victory over St. More...

DBMA looking for better price on dam drilling work

The Derry Borough Municipal Authority (DBMA) will wait to receive another quote for drilling work at the upper and lower McGee Run water dams before moving forward with a planned project.  More...

LMA rejects bid for sewer line work

The Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) board voted Tuesday to reject a bid for sewer line work in the city.  Lone bidder Export-based W.A. More...

Ligonier man gets probation for game outburst

A Ligonier man with a very famous name pleaded guilty Wednesday to simple assault stemming from an incident where he almost hit his 4-year-old daughter with a folding chair during a Steeler game.  More...

Local & State News

Facebook working on way to charge for reading news articles

NEWYORK (AP) — Facebook is working on a way for news organizations to charge readers for articles they share and read on the social network.  More...

Wisconsin father charged in fatal shooting of 3-year-old son

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A father has been charged in the fatal shooting of his 3-year-old son in Racine, Wisconsin.  More...

Guns and roses: 2 Mississippi law officers saying ‘I do’

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — Two officers at the same Mississippi sheriff’s department are becoming husband and wife.  The Enterprise-Journal reports that Lt. Benedict “Bena” Williams and Deputy Jerry Jones Jr. More...

World News

Sen. McCain diagnosed with brain tumor after clot removed

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, Vietnam prisoner of war and political maverick in Congress for more than three decades, has been diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain tumor.  More...

Trump’s critique of Sessions reflects long-held frustrations

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s extraordinary public denouncement of Attorney General Jeff Sessions reflected a long-simmering frustration with one of his staunchest allies, but was not a calculated attempt to force Sessions from the More...

Less than 1 aircraft carrier? The cost of N. Korea’s nukes

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - When North Korea decided to go nuclear, it committed to a huge investment in a program that would bring severe sanctions and eat up precious resources that could have been spent boosting the nation’s quality of lif More...

Sports

United States survives bites, tops El Salvador, 2-0, to advance

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Skirmishing for position at the goal line ahead of a corner kick, Jozy Altidore could not believe what occurred: El Salvador defender Henry Romero bit the back of his left shoulder, then twisted his nipple.  Altidore ma More...

Hempfield East falls in regionals

The Hempfield East American Legion baseball team’s season came to a close Wednesday with a 7-2 loss to Claysburg in the Region 7 tournament in Clearfield.  More...

Sidney Crosby bringing Stanley Cup back to Nova Scotia

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Sidney Crosby will mark his 30th birthday by once again parading the Stanley Cup in his province.  In tweets sent out by the Sidney Crosby Hockey School, Crosby said he would hoist the trophy in the streets of H More...

Entertainment

Rey finally gets place in StarWars Monopoly sets sold in US

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Hasbro is now offering a “Star Wars” Monopoly set for sale in the U.S. More...

Forest Whitaker guest-stars in a multi-episode ‘Empire’ arc

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox network says Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker will guest-star in a multi-episode arc on “Empire” this fall.  More...

Rosie O’Donnell draws criticism over online anti-Trump game

Rosie O’Donnell is in a new feud with President Donald Trump’s supporters after promoting an online game that lets players lead Trump off a cliff.  More...

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