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LT supervisors award contract for bridge replacement

The Ligonier Township Supervisors awarded a contract to replace the bridge on Clifford Woods Road to ADM Welding Tuesday at their regular meeting.  The winning bid of $45,298 was accepted by supervisors for the project, which includes demolishin More...

Man injured in Fairfield ATV crash flown to hospital

A man was flown by medical helicopter to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Tuesday night after being injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident in Fairfield Township. More...

General News

Marines eye plan to put women in West Coast combat training

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. More...

Sign-language speaking orangutan raised like a human dies

ATLANTA (AP) — An orangutan who communicated with researchers using sign-language has died at an Atlanta zoo. Chantek was 39. On its website, Zoo Atlanta says Chantek died Monday. More...

North Dakota man sentenced for biting off co-worker’s ear

MINOT, N.D. More...

Sports

Latrobe’s Pevarnik member of first-ever W.Pa. Golf Association team to capture Williamson Cup

FOX CHAPEL — There were audible sighs coming from each of the West Penn Golf Association’s four players who competed in the 54th Williamson Cup matches Tuesday at the Field Club.  More...

PGA Championship to move to May in 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. More...

Smithley survives NASCAR Watkins Glen event; Davenport steals McGarvey Memorial at Dog Hollow Speedway

While August is referred to as the Month of Money in sprint-car racing circles, August should be called the month of road racing for the NASCAR Xfinity Series. More...

Lifestyles

Blood donations needed in final weeks of summer

The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome “a chronic summer blood shortage.”  More...

Family Fun Day to benefit AAFLC

American Association For Lost Children volunteers Ryan and Abby Raspotnik invite everyone to a Family Fun Day 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at 1005 Cedar St., Latrobe. More...

Delaware Valley University graduate

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Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe woman charged after threatening couple   More...

Authority approves revised contract to rehab apron at Palmer airport

The Westmoreland County Airport Authority board on Tuesday awarded a contract to rehabilitate the main apron at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.  More...

Shelter responds to animals’ needs after Bedford County train derailment

Jo Smith of Yukon got the call from her sister at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2. “She was crying and she said she was standing there in her nightgown,” Smith said. “She was just a mess. She heard a noise at 5 a.m. More...

Open house scheduled for St. Clair bridge work

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 will reveal plans for replacing a bridge over Tubmill Creek in St. Clair Township at an open house from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. More...

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The town of Hyndman is a mess and is being cleaned up after a CSX freight train carrying hazardous materials from Chicago to Selkirk, New York, derailed and knocked 32 railcars off the tracks in the More...

Local & State News

Business groups punch back against energy tax legislation

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Business groups warned Tuesday that a state Senate passed proposal to increase energy taxes will hurt the industry’s competitive standing, trigger higher bills for consumers and frighten away investment. More...

Cops seek man charged with badly burning 3-year-old’s hands

MONESSEN, Pa. More...

Trail connects Pennsylvania towns after 13-year project

ST. MARYS, Pa. (AP) — A trail connecting two Pennsylvania towns has officially reopened after a 13-year project. WJAC-TV reports the West Creek Recreational Trail opened Monday, connecting the Borough of Emporium to Rathbun in St. Marys. More...

World News

Mormon church leader excommunicated for 1st time in decades

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon church leader has been removed from his post and kicked out of the religion for the first time in nearly three decades. Church spokesman Eric Hawkins said in a news release that James J. More...

First medical marijuana dispensary opening in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Dispensary sales of medical marijuana in Hawaii are beginning after patients waited 17 years for a legal way to purchase the drug. More...

Keystone XL foes question proposed route through Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. More...

Health

Excela Health welcomes new physicians to residency program

Excela Health is welcoming eight new physicians to its Family Medicine Residency Program, five with ties to western Pennsylvania.  More...

Excela Health, Mountain View Rotary partner for Wellness Check

Excela Health is set to offer its Wellness Check diagnostic screening in partnership with the Mountain View Rotary, 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Charter Oak Methodist Church, Frye Farm Road, Unity Township. More...

Infant mortality disparity grows in Appalachia, study finds

FRANKFORT, Ky. More...

Entertainment

Glen Campbell said goodbye to his life, career through music

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Glen Campbell was a rare entertainer who got to say goodbye to his life and career in every way he knew how.  More...

Fox to counter ABC’s ‘American Idol’ with new contest

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.  FOX’S ‘FOUR’  More...

David Letterman headed back to talk TV with Netflix series

NEWYORK (AP) — David Letterman, who said goodbye to his long-running talk show two years ago, will say hello to TV again with a new show for Netflix.  More...

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