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General News

Hurricane damage as measured by Saffir-Simpson scale

The Saffir-Simpson scale of a hurricane’s intensity is used to estimate potential property damage and coastal flooding caused by storm surge. The scale is determined by wind speed. More...

Poodle gets tumor that’s a third of its body weight removed

NAUGATUCK, Conn. (AP) — A poodle named Oreo is on the mend after having a 6.4-pound (2.9-kilogram) tumor removed — nearly a third of its body weight. More...

Marijuana, loaded gun found in teen’s backpack at school

FORT MYERS, Fla. More...

Sports

Ligonier’s Brown earns medalist honors at U.S. Senior Amateur

David Brown of Ligonie, posted a 2-under-par round of 70 on Sunday for a 6-under total of 138 to earn medalist honors in the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn. More...

Youngstown Grille, DQ win Teener League Fall Ball games

Youngstown Grille and Dairy Queen both picked up victories in weekend action of Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League Fall Ball play. More...

Cavaliers reviewing Irving-Thomas trade over health issue

CLEVELAND (AP) — Just when it appeared the Cavaliers’ chaotic summer had calmed, there’s a flare-up.  That blockbuster deal between Cleveland and Boston is stuck.  More...

Lifestyles

GLPIEF spotlights Wildcat alumni

Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation shares Wildcat stories from Greater Latrobe School District alumni. GLPIEF hopes to highlight other alumni and share their Wildcat story. To learn more, email GLPIEF at office@glpief.org.   More...

Culinary Institute of America

Don’t let go of summer — cook fresh fruit in custardy batter

September is a curious kind of month. It’s the time of year that we wistfully bid farewell to the easy, carefree days of summer and say hello to the crisp apples, new school clothes and the more structured schedules autumn brings.  More...

Dollar Stretchers

Furnishing a Student Apartment?   Here’s a great idea if you’re furnishing a student apartment. Most home centers are selling their outdoor furniture at sale prices now that summer’s nearly over. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania woman jailed after baby left outside bar

HAZLETON, Pa. More...

State police: Trooper at fault in fatal Ligonier Township crash

A state police investigation into the fatal July 14 crash on Route 711 in Ligonier Township that claimed the life of Trooper Michael Paul Stewart III of Unity Township revealed the trooper’s patrol vehicle was the at-fault vehicle in the crash. More...

New role: Deputy coroner helps save heroin overdose victim

READING, Pa. More...

World News

Princess Diana’s common touch changed the monarchy forever

LONDON (AP) - There was a time when scenes like this at London’s Olympic Park would not have happened: Prince William, the heir to the British throne, sprinting down the track with his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, and his brother, Prince Har More...

Berkeley protests turn tense with right and left facing off

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Several thousand people converged in Berkeley Sunday for a “Rally Against Hate” in response to a planned right-wing protest that raised concerns of violence and triggered a massive police presence. More...

Federal agency OKs gas pipeline project fought by residents

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal agency has approved the construction of a high-pressure natural gas pipeline that’s drawn intense opposition from some Ohio residents concerned about safety and property rights.  More...

Health

Poll: Hispanics see barriers to nursing care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Close to one-half of older Hispanics have faced language or cultural barriers interacting with health care providers, and few have confidence in longterm care facilities to meet their needs, according to a poll by the Associat More...

AHN’s chief nurse executive named to hospital association board

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has elected Claire Zangerle, chief nurse executive at Allegheny Health Network (AHN), a Highmark Health company, to its board of trustees for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1. More...

A first: Drug lowers heart risks by curbing inflammation

For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than lowering cholesterol, the focus for many years. More...

Entertainment

Box-office eclipse: Hollywood has worst weekend in years

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood effectively took the weekend off, resulting in one of the most dismal box-office results in 16 years. More...

MTV VMAs full of emotional, political moments; Lamar wins 6

NEW YORK (AP) — Kendrick Lamar was the king of the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, winning six awards on a night full of emotional performances, political moments and a new, eye-popping Taylor Swift music video. More...

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