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DA Summer Concert Series continues Friday

The Summer Concert Series at the amphitheater on the Derry Area School District campus continues on Friday, July 28, with the summer band students and the Kiski Valley Community Band. Glass City Swing Band will be featured at the Aug. 11 concert. More...

July History Happy Hour at Fort Ligonier this Friday

Fort Ligonier will kick off the last weekend in July with a History Happy Hour featuring a historical twist, scheduled 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

General News

Cheers for McCain’s return, then impassioned speech

WASHINGTON (AP) - In high drama at the Capitol, Sen. More...

Oklahoma teacher panhandles for money to buy school supplies

TULSA, Okla. More...

Cops: Pennsylvania man ran over wife while driving drunk

LEVITTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he ran over his wife after she fell from their vehicle which police say he was driving erratically while drunk.  More...

Sports

Pevarnik makes cut for final round of West Penn Open

BUTLER — There’s nothing like a shootout in the final round of a big championship.  And that’s exactly what the West Penn Golf Association will have when the final round of the 113th West Penn Open gets started today at Butler More...

Penn State’s Franklin has one eye on present, other on future

CHICAGO (AP) — Restoring Penn State’s reputation and returning its star near the top of the college football galaxy once again should have earned James Franklin some long-term job security. More...

Giants rock Pirates to help Bumgarner earn first win of season

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner saw no reason to make a big deal over his first win of the year, even if it came far deeper into the season than anyone expected.  In a season that long ago spun out of control for both More...

Lifestyles

Cooking on Deadline

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cooking on Deadline features fast, weeknight-friendly meals that are big on flavor, but not on labor.   More...

‘Cinderella’ to run Aug. 8-12 at Apple Hill

“Cinderella” will be presented 11 a.m. Aug. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at Apple Hill Playhouse, 275 Manor Road, Delmont.  More...

Mandus / Porembka

Barbara and Brian Porembka of Youngstown announce the engagement of their son Kenneth Brian Porembka of Presto, Allegheny County, to Michelle Nicolette Mandus, also of Presto. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Unity Twp. truck crash   More...

Ligonier Borough planners OK retail store for craft distillery Satellite facility

Kim McLaughlin hopes to bring some spirits to Ligonier by opening the first satellite retail store for his Sewickleybased craft distillery in the borough. More...

LCM to dedicate memorial bench Aug. 12

The Ligonier Country Market, located at the corner of West Main Street and Springer Road in Ligonier Township, is planning to dedicate a memorial bench at the market site in honor of the founders, past. More...

GLLV Chamber welcomes 500th member

When the first meeting of the Latrobe Business Men’s Association was held in 1929, chances are very few people realized how quickly the momentum would grow for the organization to become an official chamber of commerce.  More...

Big Brothers Big Sisters launches ‘60 Bigs in 60 Days’ campaign

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region is launching an aggressive volunteer recruitment campaign titled “60 Bigs in 60 Days.” The theme of the campaign seeks to use a creative twist on the rising popular trend of 60-minute puzzle/e More...

Local & State News

Johnstown native brings egg-citement to kids’ video now featured on Amazon Prime

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A children’s cartoon series starring the daughter of a stunt daredevil and her cautious best friend started as a sketch drawn by Johnstown native Mike Owens. More...

Names of 2 of 3 killed in Pittsburgh-area crash released

BETHEL PARK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two of the three people killed in the early morning crash of a car that hit a telephone pole in the Pittsburgh suburbs.  More...

Hearing expected in sucker punch of man with cerebral palsy

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man accused of sucker punching another man because he showed symptoms of cerebral palsy was expected in court.  More...

World News

Vote shows GOP’s problems in replacing Obama health law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Where the Senate Republican effort to demolish the Obama health care law ends up is anyone’s guess, but early indications are the GOP will have a hard time replacing that statute with any sweeping changes. More...

Vatican Cardinal Pell faces Australian court on sex charges

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Silent but defiant, Cardinal George Pell made his first court appearance in Australia on Wednesday on charges of sexual abuse, vowing through his lawyer to fight the allegations that have rocked Rome and threatened the pop More...

Report: NKorea’s missile program farther along than believed

WASHINGTON (AP) - Intelligence officials believe North Korea will have a reliable, intercontinental missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon as early as next year, according to a report published Tuesday amid a warning from a top Republican lawma More...

Health

Trump administration cuts short anti-teen pregnancy grants

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Dozens of teen pregnancy prevention programs deemed ineffective by President Donald Trump’s administration will lose more than $200 million in funding following a surprise decision to end fiveyear grants after only three years. More...

Excela Health neurology group continues to grow

Excela Health is welcoming Arvind Vasudevan, MD, to the Excela Health neurology group.  More...

New CDC report: More than 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes

More than 100 million U.S. More...

Entertainment

New series from ‘The Simpsons’Matt Groening set for Netflix

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix says it has ordered an adult animated comedy from “The Simpsons” mastermind Matt Groening. More...

Kendrick Lamar is leader of MTV VMAs with 8 nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” is giving the rapper reason to brag: He is the leader of the MTV Video Music Awards with eight nominations.  More...

Films from Jolie, Clooney among TIFF premieres

LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clooney’s crime comedy “Suburbicon,” Angelina Jolie’s Khmer Rouge drama “First They Killed My Father,” and Darren Aronofsky’s horror feature “mother!” starring Jenn More...

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