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Man fatally shot outside South Huntingdon home

Authorities have opened a homicide investigation into the early morning death of a man shot and killed outside a South Huntingdon Township home Saturday.  The Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office said Melvin Grazetti Jr., 40, address unkno More...

General News

Whither the sticker? State could peel license plate decals

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is considering the idea of eliminating the stickers motorists must attach to license plates, a decision that could do away with a ritual that’s become familiar for many drivers — the decals got stuck on more than 10.7 million v More...

Researchers creating warning system for toxic algae in lakes

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Satellites in space and a robot under Lake Erie’s surface are part of a network of scientific tools trying to keep algae toxins out of drinking water supplies in the shallowest of the Great Lakes.  More...

Communities banking on mega youth sports complexes

ORLANDO, Fla. More...

Sports

Excitement surrounds Steelers’ first padded practice at SVC

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ first padded practice Sunday at St. Vincent College was filled with promise, physicality and even some bumps and bruises. More...

Hartman-Graziano, Senuta Pro Chiropractic split O-T doubleheader

Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home and Senuta Chiropractic split a doubleheader during a pair of Latrobe-Derry Old- Timers Senior Division (Over- 55) games on Saturday.  Hartman-Graziano edged out Senuta, 4-3, in the first game before Senuta returned More...

IUP product Cooper looking to impress childhood cross-state rival

As a kid growing up in Eagles’ country, Ethan Cooper would probably have told you that Pittsburgh was not at the top of his list of professional destinations. More...

Entertainment

Study says films exclude women, Hispanics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 2016 “Moonlight” won best picture and “Hidden Figures” was the 14th highest grossing film of the year, but popular Hollywood films remained as white and male-dominated as ever. More...

Producers: No end in sight for ‘Outlander’ as season 3 nears

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. More...

Filmmaker Richard Linklater has some ideas for television

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Richard Linklater, who has directed films including “Boyhood” and “Dazed and Confused,” says he has ideas for the small screen.  More...

Minor flooding reported in Latrobe; Friday storm hits harder elsewhere

Heavy rains on Friday caused a handful of Latrobe area basements to flood but resulted in no serious damage, City of Latrobe fire chief John Brasile said.  Brasile said about three to four homes off Route 982 and along Ligonier Street dealt with More...

Miners return to site of July 2002 Quecreek rescue

SOMERSET, Pa. More...

Latrobe to accept comments for MS4 Pollutant Reduction Plan

The City of Latrobe will accept public comments starting Wednesday, Aug. 2, through Aug. 31, related to the city’s Pollutant Reduction Plan.  More...

PennDOT lists county maintenance schedule

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Westmoreland County Maintenance Manager Thomas Boyle has announced a tentative work plan for the week of Monday, July 31: • Pipe replacement/pipe patching on Route 981, Smithton, and Route 982, (Hil More...

Local & State News

Landmark hot dog shop closes in Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. More...

Spots are popping up to try circus arts as exercise

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In May of this year, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus shut its doors after 146 years of operation. More...

Lawsuit against school district in abuse case settled

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district has reached a settlement with a former student who accused officials of failing to investigate accusations of assaults by a teacher.  The woman said she was a 17-year-old student at Plum Sen More...

World News

Trump’s travel ban keeps orphan kids from US foster families

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tianna Rooney has already bought the poster board for the sign she’ll wave when the 16-year-old refugee boy her family is taking in arrives in the United States. More...

US bombers fly over South Korea after North’s 2nd ICBM test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Sunday in a show of force against North Korea following the country’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile test. The U.S. More...

Senators seek tougher law for lobbyists for foreign govts

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Democratic senators is introducing legislation to crack down on lobbyists who fail to disclose their work on behalf of foreign governments.  The legislation being introduced Monday would ensure the Justice Depa More...

Lifestyles

Pressure mounts to curtail surgery on intersex children

NEW YORK (AP) — Children whose sexual characteristics don’t neatly align with the norm have for decades faced surgery to rearrange their anatomy to resemble that of more typical boys and girls — long before they were old enough to h More...

Institute wants to create transplant organs for injured vets

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A bio-research and manufacturing institute that hopes to develop transplant tissues and organs for injured American soldiers and other patients has opened in New Hampshire.  More...

Westmoreland Bar Foundation to award scholarships Aug. 10

The Westmoreland Bar Foundation will award law school scholarships to Westmoreland County residents for the 2017-18 school year, it was announced Friday.  An awards ceremony is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Blairsville man charged in stove theft   More...

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