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Dale Earnhardt Jr. headed to NBC broadcast booth

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:33:56 EST

(image) Dale Earnhardt Jr. stands on the grid during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Brickyard 400 on July 22, 2017 in Indianapolis." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtxr2J8qLplQDOLpUEhokqdWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
NEW YORK — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will have a new way to voice his racing opinions next season: on television. NASCAR’s most popular driver will ...(image)

Spieth puts rough start, wayward tee shot behind him to forge one of golf’s great finishes

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:33:56 EST

(image) Winner Jordan Spieth (right) and runner-up Matt Kuchar look at the trophy after the final round of the British Open on Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Royal Birkdale." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYu7LYYotFgezppa4CDgGvyEWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
SOUTHPORT, England — The start was not what anyone expected out of Jordan Spieth. All that mattered to him was how he finished the British ...(image)

Truck overturns, damages home in Crabtree

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:21:52 EST

A tractor-trailer overturned Monday morning in Crabtree, shutting down traffic on Route 119 for most of the day and damaging a home near the intersection ...(image)

Health officials: Norovirus likely caused Chipotle illnesses

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:00:53 EST

(image) A state health official says a second person has tested positive for norovirus after eating at a Chipotle in Sterling, Va., before it was temporarily closed on Monday, July 17, 2017, following reports of illnesses." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvCUNIzRuprVZLKHmM5Zlu7WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
NEW YORK — Health officials said that norovirus is believed to be what caused dozens of people to report becoming ill after eating at a ...(image)

FR graduate Chris Ralph reaping benefits of playing soccer with Erie Commodores FC

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:57:51 EST

(image) Franklin Regional grad Chris Ralph (right) holds the National Premiere Soccer League East Division championship trophy following the Erie Commodore FC's 1-1 tie with Syracuse FC on July 17, 2017. " src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYu0WCMDHJibNcxXcu8e0lBAWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Early last November, when the Penn State Behrend men’s soccer team was putting the finishing touches on its Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference postseason title with ...(image)

Murrysville Junior Legion uses season as learning experience

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:57:50 EST

Trevor Brncic unearthed a 5-year-old Christmas gift to play catcher for the Murrysville Junior Legion baseball team. Five games later, Brncic’s previously unused mitt was ...(image)

Public hearing on proposed Plum injection well set for Tuesday

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:30:54 EST

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public hearing July 26 in Plum Borough to take citizens’ comments on an application for an injection ...(image)

Liberty Bridge closures planned for this week

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:54:53 EST

(image) Crews ride a boat out to the Liberty Bridge as construction continues on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvKCJr27FR6E9m7jwyEnzwZWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
PennDOT plans to close the Liberty Bridge in both directions Wednesday and Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. as an $80 million rehabilitation project ...(image)

Pennsylvania considers raising age to 21 to buy tobacco

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:21:54 EST

(image) Pennsylvania is considering raising the age for purchasing tobacco to 21 from the current 18." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsi3io9A25JSzwfoPt3_SJbWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
The minimum age for buying tobacco products and electronic cigarettes in New Jersey is going up from 19 to 21 starting this fall, but don’t ...(image)

Rayovac rewards owners of battery-powered clock beeping in wall for 13 years

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:30:51 EST

(image) Rayovac posted this image to the company's Facebook page on July 20 with the message, "Here's why the Lynn family switched: Why'd you switch to Rayovac? If you're in on our long lasting secret, share your #surething story for a chance to win a 13 year supply of Rayovac batteries! Find official rules and enter here:"" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvxZxTCUDxdVkPxxLuD3U9cWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
For 13 years, Jerry and Sylvia Lynn kept time through a battery-powered alarm clock stuck inside a living room wall. Every day at 7:50 p.m. ...(image)

Immigrants wept, pleaded for water and pounded on the truck

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:03:53 EST

(image) James Mathew Bradley Jr., 60, of Clearwater, Fla., left, arrives at the federal courthouse for a hearing, Monday, July 24, 2017, in San Antonio. Bradley was arrested in connection with the deaths of multiple people packed into a broiling tractor-trailer." src = "$WSLE_N9nHSxmthq58$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuEyh_0b57$oyaN6a6$ADmQWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
SAN ANTONIO — The tractor-trailer was pitch-black inside, crammed with maybe 90 immigrants or more, and already hot when it left the Texas border town ...(image)

Fans of Microsoft’s long-standing Paint program are feeling very blue

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:42:53 EST

(image) Microsoft general manager Megan Saunders describes Paint 3D capabilities as Taj Reid experiences virtual reality at a Microsoft media event in New York." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYumI$4cX6FS5mOX1EKr$yQiWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Fans of Microsoft’s long-standing Paint program are suddenly feeling very blue. The company recently announced that Microsoft Paint is on a list of features that ...(image)

Stock indexes mixed ahead of busy earnings week

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:39:50 EST

(image) Specialist Anthony Confusione works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, July 24, 2017." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYu8ZJrs6Ryda4$eE9U2$10wWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
NEW YORK — Stocks mostly fell Monday, and broad-market indexes inched modestly backward at the start of a busy week of corporate earnings reports and ...(image)

Western Pennsylvania Catholics, victims react to latest abuse arrest

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:33:53 EST

(image) Former Catholic priest John Thomas Sweeney, 74, enters District Judge Cheryl Peck-Yakopec’s office on Monday July 24, 2017, to be arraigned on charges of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy in 1991 and 1992." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuRfE11tMia5bmv8s7s6LBiWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Area Catholics and ex-Catholics who testified before a state grand jury that met in 2014 to investigate Roman Catholic clergy sexual abuse reacted Monday to ...(image)

Trump to make visit Tuesday in Youngstown

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:27:52 EST

(image) Then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop in Youngstown, Ohio, on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. President Trump again will stage a rally in Youngstown on Tuesday." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvUvK5hUzoIHn6uK5wxoXccWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
President Donald Trump plans a political rally Tuesday in a visit to Youngstown, Ohio. The Tribune-Review will be there, with live coverage on as ...(image)

Paving pain predicted when McKnight work begins Aug. 1

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:15:56 EST

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Traffic restrictions and delays are expected when work begins Aug. 1 to refurbish a stretch of McKnight Road in McCandless and Ross. The project will ...(image)

Former Westmoreland treasurer remembered as key Democratic strategist, confidant

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:24:51 EST

(image) Kathalyn A. "Lyn" O'Brien, 81, of Greensburg, died Saturday, July 22, 2017, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvBLI65u4$qsnRdSiDdYVvgWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Tom Ceraso vividly recalls the advice he got from Kathalyn O’Brien nearly two decades ago during his first run for county office. Ceraso sat in ...(image)

Girl’s HIV in remission nearly 9 years after she stopped treatment

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:09:52 EST

A South African girl who was born with HIV and received treatment as an infant is still in remission at age 9, according to a ...(image)

‘Make Penn Hills Great Again’ T-shirt sparks dialogue in troubled district

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 21:00:06 EST

(image) Jamar Hubbard models the T-shirt he designed with the slogan "Make Penn Hills Great Again."" src = "$sfRM_0Iuzd38$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvTu7Ad4RiHkN9x6DY3AwqGWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Jamar Hubbard wants to make all of Penn Hills great again. So the 35-year-old decided to design a T-shirt. He played off the Penn Hills ...(image)

Military can register for children’s school supplies

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:12:50 EST

Active, reserve and wounded military members can sign up now to reserve backpacks filled with school supplies for their dependents, according to the Westmoreland County ...(image)

Small libraries in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania operate with meager resources

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:00:06 EST

(image) Jessica Beichler, 36, of Trafford, is director of the Trafford Community Public Library." src = "$M$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYv71gL$53OPplFCwlm0i775WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Jessica Beichler, a self-avowed book nerd, is in the perfect place for a book lover — a library. Beichler, 36, of Trafford, has served as ...(image)

Area universities land on Money magazine ‘Best College’ list

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:42:50 EST

(image) Indiana University of Pennsylvania" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsIu0fAG3so59BM$iOd7DyUWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Several area universities were named among Money magazine’s best colleges for the cost in the annual rankings released this month. The magazine evaluated 711 universities ...(image)

Photo gallery: Children make new items with used materials at Plum program

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:15:51 EST

(image) Gabriella Khosah, 6, and her mom, Michele Khosah, of Wilkins, put the finishing touches on a battery-operated flower pot she created with reclaimed materials at the Reuse-a-Palooza hosted by the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse at the Plum Community Library on Wednesday evening, July 19, 2017." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtE4Fay1tIZt5EOpWo$K5YTWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
The Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse held a Reuse-a-Palooza at the Plum Community Library on Wednesday evening. Children and adults made items with reclaimed materials. ...(image)

Plum schools plan could address Center Elementary expansion

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:27:50 EST

(image) Plum officials expected to approve an agreement to expand Center Elementary School so they can go from four elementary schools to three, which will save the district money overall, including reduced transportation costs." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvXQ63gFrmKHE_k03FOWpysWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
The Plum School Board on Tuesday may ask VEBH Architects on Tuesday to come up with a capital improvements and maintenance plan that includes a ...(image)

Texas Republican singles out GOP female senators for blocking Obamacare repeal

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:51:50 EST

(image) Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, says it’s “absolutely repugnant” that the GOP-led Senate hasn’t acted on repealing the health care law and he singled out “some female senators from the Northeast.” " src = "$dlGz3sFJn_KBLg5kMc$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuyeKRMdRgNQzbGYeHUC1onWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
WASHINGTON — Passions are running high on Capitol Hill — but pistols at 10 paces over health care? GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas is ...(image)

Alleged Plum drug ‘mule,’ cohort face new charges for cocaine, handgun found in home

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:48:50 EST

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A Plum woman and New York man pulled over along the Pennsylvania Turnpike a week ago transporting 45 grams of pure heroin and $5,000 are ...(image)

Forgotten Andy Warhol silkscreen found in Alice Cooper’s storage locker

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:24:54 EST

(image) Rock star Alice Cooper kept Little Electric Chair, a silkscreen by Andy Warhol, in a tube in a storage locker for more than 40 years. He recently said he'd consider hanging it in his house." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtBdspkpZAxUgX4v$KIq1mfWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
A previously forgotten Andy Warhol silkscreen potentially worth millions could finally make its way out of a tube in a storage locker and perhaps onto ...(image)

Allegheny Sheriff’s deputy spots, stops ‘most-wanted’ sex offender during morning commute

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:24:54 EST

(image) Anthony Wallace" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYt9htYsJr1iLawYW8sM1$z0WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
A sharp-eyed sheriff’s deputy on his morning commute stopped and arrested a man recently added to Allegheny County’s most-wanted list for failing to update his ...(image)

Harmar bald eagles rocking it again

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:09:47 EST

(image) The two young bald eagles, hatched earlier this year in a nest on a bluff above Route 28, spend time on the rock cut along the highway in Harmar." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsFEZj8kM0V_x$C5LeyBf8CWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
The two juvenile bald eagles in Harmar continue their affinity for rocky areas as the young siblings were seen together this weekend frequenting the rock ...(image)

Australian watchdog sues Kraft Heinz over sugar in toddler snacks

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:42:54 EST

(image) The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accused H.J. Heinz Co. Australia of making “false and misleading representations” about the nutritional content of its Little Kids Shredz products." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYv2lIty5t_rxai5Zq7O$ro5WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
The Kraft Heinz Co.’s Australian subsidiary loaded some of its toddler fruit snacks with enough sugar that a witness for the government’s consumer watchdog agency ...(image)

Former Lower Burrell priest charged with sexual abuse

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:18:49 EST

(image) Former Catholic priest John Thomas Sweeney, 74, is escorted to District Judge Cheryl Peck-Yakopec’s office by state Attorney General's Office Agents Kelly Roberts and Rege Kelly on Monday, July 24, 2017." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsnQ0biVQAvCa0YTWLUww4NWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
A former pastor at St. Margaret Mary Church in Lower Burrell is charged with sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy. The state Attorney General’s office charged ...(image)

State police investigate second arson at vacant Youngwood home

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:12:48 EST

State police in Greensburg seek public help in investigating the second intentionally set fire this month at a vacant home in Youngwood. Fire marshal Trooper ...(image)

Walmart campaign raises $47,457 for Westmoreland food bank

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:09:48 EST

A Walmart campaign that benefitted the food bank network Feeding America raised $47,457.09 for the Westmoreland County Food Bank. From April 17 to May 15, ...(image)

Salem truck-car collision injures one, temporarily closes Route 22 westbound lanes

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:09:47 EST

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A female driver was injured when her car rear-ended a dump truck hauling gravel on Route 22 in Salem Monday afternoon, emergency responders reported. The ...(image)

Vincentian Academy won’t field a football team this season

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:00:48 EST

Vincentian Academy informed the WPIAL that it does not have enough football players to field a team. The shortfall leaves a schedule void for Week ...(image)

Yes, you can buy happiness — if you spend it to save time

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:42:48 EST

(image) FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2014 file photo, an example of a home delivered meal from Blue Apron seen in Concord, N.H. Despite the old saying, you can buy happiness, especially if you spend it to save yourself time, new research finds.Researchers surveyed more than 6,000 people in four countries and found that people who doled out cash to save them time, housekeeping, grocery delivery services, taxis, were happier than those who don’t. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead, File)" src = "$TuIDSqEk6btFGb2uso$bc$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtV_F0YkCcRhbBppBjcfEu4WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
WASHINGTON — New research finds you can buy happiness, especially if you spend it to save yourself time. Scientists surveyed people in four countries and ...(image)

PSU’s Saquon Barkley, Trace McSorley honored by Big Ten

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:39:58 EST

(image) Penn State running back Saquon Barkley (runs against USC defensive back Adoree' Jackson during the third quarter at the Rose Bowl. " src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYubasTB3ced7hd$8aLgarIQWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Penn State running back Saquon Barkley and quarterback Trace McSorley were among 10 players to receive preseason honors by the Big Ten at media days ...(image)

Expect delays near Highland Park Bridge interchange

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:06:49 EST

(image) Due to geotechnical drilling, expect delays near the interchange of the Highland Park Bridge." src = "$JGtE6NaOs_mEjBM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvqb$OYRl50vngih9npb8sDWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Anyone traveling near the Highland Park Bridge interchange in Sharpsburg or Aspinwall should expect delays this week as geotechnical drilling work continues. Ramp narrowing will ...(image)

Pittsburgh student goes for gold in Rio

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:48:53 EST

(image) Team U.S.A. trains at the Mathematical Association of America's Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program in June 2017 on the Carnegie Mellon University campus. " src = "$s$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYs0Ah3w2aK8NL0ldidtTW_JWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Local high school student Andrew Gu took home a gold medal for Team U.S.A. this week at the 58th annual International Mathematical Olympiad in Rio ...(image)

Rain but no traffic jams at Hartwood Acres concert Sunday with The Mavericks

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:27:50 EST

(image) Boz Scaggs and his band take the stage at Hartwood Acres on July 16 for record-breaking attendance during the park's summer concert series." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtuB4JPF7RgsLpS1oNT1IPPWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
At least The Mavericks squeezed out five rollicking songs before a rain storm moved in and the Allegheny County Department of Parks cancelled the remainder ...(image)

Sharpsburg police to benefit from GoFundMe account for K-9 unit

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:03:53 EST

(image) Officer Jeff Hussar speaks to council about bringing a K-9 to Sharpsburg. Council, who passed the proposal in a 6-1 vote July 20, with Brittany Reno dissenting. " src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuVeSOfUmANfzk5jbmNWqsSWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
A GoFundMe account was created this week to support efforts by Sharpsburg Police Department to add a K-9 unit to the force. Anyone interested can ...(image)

Steelers to wear patch honoring late chairman Dan Rooney

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:24:49 EST

(image) Dan Rooney, owner and chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers, speaks in support of Barack Obama, during a rally for Senator Joseph Biden, the Democratic vice presidential candidate, at Greensburg Salem High School on September 25, 2008. (Sean Stipp photo for Paul Pierce story - SLUG: biden 26) " src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvxNwKHkQOVWfVO1JHBZSDbWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
The Steelers announced Monday that players will wear a patch on their jerseys this season to honor late chairman Dan Rooney. Rooney died in April ...(image)

New Jersey becomes 3rd state to raise smoking age to 21

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:54:53 EST

(image) Cigarettes for sale at Steel City Tobacco in Downtown on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. " src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYv6$WVOMSi5d1bAn$0HkMoTWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
New Jersey is about to become the third state to raise its smoking age to 21, after Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday. “By ...(image)

1 dead in I-79 crash in Washington

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:42:50 EST

(image) One person was killed in when a vehicle rear-ended a tractor trailer on I-79 northbound near Racetrack Road in Washington Monday, July 24, 2017." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtiXYLgy0rYqfcnaslcYgV1WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
One person died in a Monday morning crash on Interstate 79 in Washington County, according to a coroner’s release. The driver — whose identity was ...(image)

Police: Greensburg man had cocaine and painkillers in Jeannette

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:36:50 EST

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State police arrested a Greensburg man for drug possession Monday after he was found with cocaine and prescription pills during a traffic stop in Jeannette. ...(image)

Westmoreland GOP committee chairman to run for state House seat

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:12:49 EST

(image) Michael Korns of Murrysville, chairman of the Westmoreland County Republican Committee, will run for the state House seat held by four-term incumbent Eli Evankovich, R-Murrysville. " src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuFMfsHgiWiZG_la0Ts91h2WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Michael Korns, chairman of the Westmoreland County Republican Committee, said Monday he will run for the state House seat being vacated by four-term incumbent Eli ...(image)

Plum, Oakmont full of activities this week

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:00:55 EST

(image) Magician Al Mazing will be joined by Weird Eric at The Oaks Theater in Oakmont for a performance at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 28." src = "$hFax2dxtbblLc$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvBFsLC_1qSW3$H5Yo9SFuaWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Looking for something to do this week? Here’s a rundown of some local events in Plum and Oakmont: Tuesday • The Oakmont Boulevard Project will ...(image)

Small libraries struggling, transgender policy scrapped & Penn State tuition goes up: 5 things to know today

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:51:54 EST

(image) Brianna Jandrasits, 5, of Green Tree spends time with Kali, a beagle-springer mix, during Green Tree Public Library’s “Tail Waggin’ Reads” program." src = "$aRyiH5XcM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsNh$SS1N5JQnWWtOaveYjkWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Hi there, education watchers. Let’s hope your weekend was more productive than Pennsylvania’s lawmakers. The state House failed to make much progress during a rare ...(image)

NA carves out spot near top of new Niche sports rankings

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:45:51 EST

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North Allegheny made the No. 2 slot among the state’s top high schools for sports, according to a new report by First place went ...(image)

Democrats adopt rebranding with eye on 2018 elections

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:09:54 EST

(image) In this July 20, 2017 photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., flanked by, Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, left, and Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., the ranking member on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, discusses the Republican efforts to replace "Obamacare," during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats are trying to bounce back from their November election losses and rebrand themselves, rolling out a populist new agenda under the slogan “A Better Deal.”" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtFtdFCjsU6S6dqoYjEOUcnWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders believe they lost to President Donald Trump partly because voters don’t know what the party stands for. So they’re trying to ...(image)

Trump intensifies criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:24:54 EST

(image) In this July 21, 2017, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in Philadelphia. President Donald Trump took a new swipe at on Monday, July 24, 2017, referring to him in a tweet as “beleaguered” and wondering why Sessions isn’t digging into Hillary Clinton’s alleged contacts with Russia." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvWv75mlx74VR$zHwxwAQ0hWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump took a new swipe at Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, referring to him in a tweet as “beleaguered” and ...(image)

Suspect due in court after 9 die in sweltering tractor-trailer

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:24:46 EST

(image) A San Antonio police officer removes crime scene tape from near the area where eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer loaded with at least 30 others outside a Walmart store in stifling summer heat in what police are calling a horrific human trafficking case, Sunday, July 23, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuqLoXJcFrygjfsrkPBKE_1WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
SAN ANTONIO — Nine people are dead and the death toll could rise after emergency crews pulled dozens of people from a sweltering tractor-trailer found ...(image)

The Russian sanctions bill: Seize the opportunity

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:45:51 EST

(image) White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Anthony Scaramucci,the new communications director, conduct the daily White House press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House last week. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvKInzFQ1BWv7_7Q7oEHZLvWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
It’s showtime for Congress and the White House as bipartisan legislation that beefs up sanctions against Russia — and curtails the president’s authority to lift ...(image)

Florida man accused of using Trafford juveniles as lookouts in vehicle thefts

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:57:53 EST

(image) Dearmin Z. McDaniel, 27, of Florida, is accused of using two Trafford juveniles as lookouts as he burglarized a home and rifled through parked vehicles looking for cash during a baseball tournament. " src = "$m72rnhletvFNh1M$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsvidAcTrhr63irGhqCb268WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
A 27-year-old Florida man who recently moved in with a relative in Westmoreland County is accused of using two Trafford juveniles as lookouts as he ...(image)

Police: Man armed with chainsaw wounds 5 people in Switzerland

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:50:18 EST

BERLIN — Five people were taken to the hospital, two of them with serious injuries, following an apparent attack Monday in the northern Swiss city ...(image)

Eagles cover band will play Delmont Fire Hall on Saturday

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:42:53 EST

(image) The Desert Highway Band will perform in Delmont on Saturday, July 29, 2017." src = "$m1M$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtgu8xGQmgZ7ZBi4aVDFgVgWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Desert Highway Band, an Eagles cover group, will play an 8 p.m. concert on Saturday, July 29, at the Delmont Fire Hall. Tickets are available ...(image)

Health inspectors issue consumer alerts for 2 Pittsburgh restaurants

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:51:50 EST

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UPDATE: The consumer alert for Leon’s Caribbean Restaurant was lifted Monday afternoon. Allegheny County Health Department issued consumer alerts for two Pittsburgh restaurants — one ...(image)

Comic-Con hits: ‘Black Panther,’ Batman, ‘Stranger Things’

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:57:55 EST

(image) Actors Ryan Gosling,left, and Harrison Ford attend the Warner Bros. Pictures "Blade Runner 2049" presentation during Comic-Con International 2017." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuMzR9bjh43hiqHDWYZqMQEWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
From “Black Panther” to Batman, “Stranger Things” to “Blade Runner 2049,” and “Ready Player One” to Rep. John Lewis, Comic-Con had something for almost every ...(image)

PennDOT to make bridge repairs in Ligonier Township

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:33:54 EST

PennDOT’s Westmoreland County maintenance crews plan to make bridge repairs on Route 711, at Laurel Valley Country Club, in Ligonier Township and replace pipe on ...(image)

Photo gallery: Stampede in the Park in Plum

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:33:54 EST

(image) Over 200 runners and walkers turned out for the annual Stampede in the Park Saturday morning, July 22 at Boyce Park. Lillian DeDomenic | For The Tribune Review" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYu7RrvejmGtw8broeEPVXxOWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
About 200 runners participated in the annual Stampede in the Park 5K and one-mile fun run, which raises funds for leukemia and lymphoma research at ...(image)

Driller wants wastewater well near Murrysville border

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:30:51 EST

(image) An Apex Energy drilling-rig operation is seen above homes off of Possum Hollow Road in Hempfield Township on Wednesday July 5, 2017." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsjEmcRpsLnaYGy_sMNonliWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
A Delmont-based company hopes to convert a plugged gas well in Plum into a wastewater injection well, pending federal and state approval. Penneco Environmental Solutions ...(image)

What’s happening this week in the greater Murrysville Area: July 25-30

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:21:54 EST

(image) Participants and guests walk through the numerous bikes on display at the 2016 bike show sponsored by the Lamplighter Restaurant, Latrobe HOG, and Z&M Cycle on Friday, July 19, 2016 in Delmont. This year the event marks its 20th year. It will be held on Friday, July 28, 2017." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvYjEUT6IoJZEoRXuRqDr_WWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Here’s a list of events happening in the Murrysville Star’s coverage area this week. To submit an event for a future post, email reporter Patrick ...(image)

TJ Arts fundraiser to showcase Thomas Jefferson HS alumni

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:21:54 EST

(image) Country duo Hayley Prosser and Sara Zebley perform as Steel Blossoms." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsdll0Ol1DGnhGNlBWPw$WuWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
When raising money for the performing and fine arts in the West Jefferson Hills School District, members of TJ Arts like to showcase those who ...(image)

A look at plans for new rides and more at Disney parks

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:00:01 EST

(image) Members of the media get their first look at a 50-foot, detailed model of "Star Wars" land during a media preview for Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calf., on Thursday, July 13, 2017. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP)" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYt4rgVw0qWKxYkiwwW3V0pyWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Disney is calling upon the “Guardians of the Galaxy” and a cohort of blockbuster movies to help modernize its amusement parks. Walt Disney Parks and ...(image)

2 WWII-era military devices surface at Outer Banks

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:34:02 EST

(image) An unexploded World War II-era ordnance that surfaced at the Outer Banks on July 14, 2017." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtdaV725Yy5b6nL04tEU2j5WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Two World War II-era military devices surfaced in six days last week in the Outer Banks area of North Carolina, according to local media and ...(image)

Eric Frein defense costs up to $426,000 in police ambush case

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:21:53 EST

(image) FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, Eric Frein is led away by Pennsylvania State Police Troopers at the Pike County Courthouse after his preliminary hearing in Milford, Pa. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Frein, who they said targeted state police because he was trying to foment an uprising against the government. FreinÕs lawyers want the jury to sentence him to life without parole. (Butch Comegys/The Times & Tribune via AP, File)" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYv8MS2kHskAQk9GlxA830ZDWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
MILFORD — A judge has approved more than $55,000 in new defense attorney fees for a sniper who killed a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounded ...(image)

Linkin Park releases statement about Chester Bennington’s suicide

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:08:05 EST

(image) Musician Chester Bennington of Linkin Park died July 20, 2017 at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYueg7XqqhFgF3AHjDhiQ9MXWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
NEW YORK — Linkin Park said their hearts are broken following the death of lead singer Chester Bennington, who died by hanging last week. The ...(image)

Citrine Informatics, a Silicon Valley-based AI company, opens Pittsburgh office

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:42:51 EST

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A Silicon Valley-based artificial intelligence company specializing in how chemicals and materials react in product development will open an office in Pittsburgh. Citrine Informatics created ...(image)

Photo Gallery: YMCA campers learn what it takes to sink or swim

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:09:53 EST

(image) Children test the raft of cardboard, duct tape and milk jugs they made in the Sewickley Valley YMCA pool during S.O.S. (Sink or Swim) Camp on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Participating campers in grades 1—6 used science, technology, engineering, art and math to create their rafts before testing them to see if they would sink or swim." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvi2Dk0iawQFTcnf8DGjFymWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
A new camp at the Sewickley Valley YMCA has children learning what it takes to sink or swim. The S.O.S. (sink or swim) Camp for ...(image)

Penguins lock up Brian Dumoulin with 6-year contract

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:33:16 EST

(image) Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin (8) plays against the Ottawa Senators during the Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday, May, 15, 2017 at PPG Paints Arena." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvjZTupwgi2jEFJBwhtzagBWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
With his long-term future secured after signing a six-year contract with the Penguins, defenseman Brian Dumoulin looked toward a more immediate goal — winning a ...(image)

Thousands of nuns take stand against repeal of Obamacare

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:06:48 EST

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Thousands of American nuns are asking U.S. senators to vote against a proposed Obamacare repeal. The Catholic sisters — led by Sister Simone Campbell, who ...(image)

Transgender candidate Danica Roem takes on culture warrior in Virginia

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:57:44 EST

(image) Democratic nominee for the House of Delegates 13th district seat, Danica Roem, answers a question during an interview Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Manassas, Va. The former journalist is trying to unseat one of Virginia’s most socially conservative lawmakers and make history as the first state legislator in the nation to win and serve as an openly transgender candidate. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYswA9C6zFOHwr5B04SYZ39tWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
MANASSAS, Va. — She’s a transgender woman and an experienced journalist who sings in a metal band in her spare time. He has sponsored some ...(image)

Michael Phelps loses race to simulated shark by 2 seconds in ‘Shark Week’

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:57:44 EST

(image) FILE - In this July 13, 2017 file photo, retired Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps arrives at the Kids' Choice Sports Awards at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Phelps lost to a shark in the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week special “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White," which aired on July 23, 2017. It was billed as a race between Phelps and the predator but much to the disappointment of some Twitter users, Phelps didn’t actually swim in the water next to the shark.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtPDde5jymg70tw4vPpfjMGWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Michael Phelps has finally met his match in the water: a “great white shark.” The Olympic champion swimmer was bested Sunday night in the Discovery ...(image)

Purple Heart found on N.Y. road returned to veteran’s family

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:48 EST

(image) A Purple Heart medal that had been found along a Rockland County road several years ago is displayed Sunday, July 23, 2017, at a news conference in New York, where it was turned over to the family of the World War II veteran who earned it. " src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvnI18uvgtl$MfWoSa3M4ctWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
NYACK, N.Y. — The family of a World War II veteran now has a big piece of his history back. Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer on ...(image)

Schumer predicts Trump firing Mueller would be GOP tipping point

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:39:48 EST

(image) Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y. calls on a member of the media during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. " src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYs43WLdvN0qVdrc2_RpYaGjWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said President Trump would trigger “a cataclysm” if he fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller or pardons himself, even as one ...(image)

Pine-Richland legion improves after slow start

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:00:03 EST

After a slow start to its summer baseball season, Pine-Richland has stepped up its play in the home stretch of the regular season in the ...(image)

First Gateway hoops coach, Justin King part of 2017 Hall of Fame class

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:00:02 EST

(image) Gateway grad Justin King began the 2012 season with the Indianapolis Colts, but he ended it with the Steelers. " src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtED_oKhZy6vIHFDv11IT_8WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
John Galagaza’s career in basketball began on the court as a player, and he shined for Wilmerding High School and Geneva. As one of Geneva’s ...(image)

Hampton Palomino measured success by progress rather than wins and losses

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:00:02 EST

(image) Hampton coach Gary Wilson talks with catcher Christopher Suddeth during a scrimmage against Allderdice on March 23, 2017, at Hampton." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvi0FsunMDvRtCWn5cFbH5EWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Hampton Palomino coach Nate Suddeth said at the beginning of the season, “To be honest, we don’t play for the record.” Suddeth held true with ...(image)

Fracking wastewater disposal well may be coming to Plum

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:48:48 EST

(image) An Apex Energy drilling-rig operation is seen above homes off of Possum Hollow Road in Hempfield Township on Wednesday July 5, 2017." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsjEmcRpsLnaYGy_sMNonliWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
A Delmont-based company hopes to convert a plugged gas well in Plum into a wastewater injection well, pending federal and state approval. Penneco Environmental Solutions ...(image)

Large-scale tales: Blawnox-based sculptor tells a story with each piece

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:08:07 EST

(image) Paul Winnie, 52, of the Tonawanda Seneca Nation, visits the sculpture "Point of View" of Seneca leader Guyasuta with George Washington atop of Mt. Washington. Winnie was the model that sculptor James West used to render Guyasuta and visited Pittsburgh to attend the dedication ceremony with others from the Seneca nation of Indians in 2006." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuNFO4fI7BHkgvtlitEiwl$WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
James West is a local artist who most Pittsburghers only know through his most celebrated work, “Point of View,” a bronze sculpture of George Washington ...(image)

Trump’s new message guru wants ‘a more positive mojo’

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:18:52 EST

(image) White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci blows a kiss after answering questions during the press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 21, 2017. " src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvaOtxyZ5IoYbVdShLnOPvsWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s new communications adviser says it’s time to hit the “reset button.” Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci ...(image)

U.N. Watch: Lip service on Venezuela

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:00:07 EST

(image) Opposition demonstrators clash with riot police during an anti-government protest in Caracas, (AFP/Getty Images)" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuv9z4XsSvoe$W7fdia_8T3WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
As Venezuela’s socialist order circles the drain during President Nicolas Maduro’s bloody crackdown against his opposition, the United Nations high commissioner of human rights has ...(image)

Hand-picked just for your ‘Little One’

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:00:05 EST

(image) Locally Raised Little Ones is a pop-up baby boutique selling clothing and accessories for boys and girls ages newborn to 5T. Greensburg residents, friends and moms Hannah Koshinsky and Alisha Edwards own the company where you can shop at the pop-up store or have a pop-up store come to you." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYslkiQN9$dfPnehtvhm71lPWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
The precious sounds of babies Liam, 8 months, and Sawyer, 7 months, can be heard in the background. Their moms, Hannah Koshinsky and Alisha Edwards, ...(image)

Benevolence turned subjugation

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:00:02 EST

(image) In this 2013 file photo, a woman holds a portrait of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin during a communist rally marking the Defenders of the Fatherland Day in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvEQVJBQvLtuookzQJyb2r_WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
In his July 2000 essay in The Atlantic, “The Last Great Critic,” Nathan Glick, former editor of the U.S. Information Agency journal Dialogue, focused on ...(image)

Hating ‘Made in America’

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:00:03 EST

(image) President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence walk past a Caterpillar truck, manufactured in Illinois, on the South Lawn of the White House last week during a "Made in America" product showcase featuring items created in each of the 50 states. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvCIh0Z2CCW6qfVohU2VA27WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
You’d think last week’s “Made in America” week in Washington would have been cause for bipartisan celebration. Who could be against highlighting the ingenuity, self-reliance ...(image)

U.S. student freed after week held in China over taxi dispute

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:30:48 EST

(image) Guthrie McLean" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuznEHpd0x7IPJMW_1sugSBWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
BILLINGS, Mont. — An American university student is free following a weeklong detention in China for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up ...(image)

Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner calls Russia meeting ‘waste of time’

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:33:45 EST

(image) FILE - In this June 22, 2017, file photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listens during the "American Leadership in Emerging Technology" event with President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvDYcucK9P2KEc1dkT0j8jXWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigations (all times local): 1:25 p.m. White House senior adviser and President Donald Trump’s ...(image)

Liberty Avenue in Pittsburgh to get turning lane, traffic light upgrade

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:48:48 EST

(image) Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuDmQHH71DfyWpc0KI667_gWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Pittsburgh’s Penn Avenue isn’t the only major street scheduled for a face-lift in 2019. The city is planning to reduce four-lane Liberty Avenue from 12th ...(image)

U.S. home sales fall as would-be buyers struggle to find homes

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:57:53 EST

(image) This Monday, July 10, 2017, photo shows a home for sale, in North Andover, Mass. On Monday, July 24, 2017, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in June. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtywhWysESg0E71dh_fJH2uWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
WASHINGTON — Homebuyers faced surging prices and a shrinking number of properties for sale in June — causing the pace of sales to fall. Sales ...(image)

Three dead near Erie were victims of murder-suicide

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:12:52 EST

NORTH EAST, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police say three people found shot near a patio were victims of a murder suicide. Troopers believe the shooting ...(image)

Butler-Freeport trail section closed

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:57:53 EST

(image) The Butler-Freeport Community Trail in Sarver, shown Sunday, April 7, 2013." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsxA5V$LQKBh4Diof1zHQNjWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Drainage work and repaving of a 3-mile section of the Butler-Freeport Community Trail between Freeport and Buffalo Township has completely closed the trail to all ...(image)

Winning lottery ticket sold in Unity Township

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:33:54 EST

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A Unity Township auto parts store sold a lottery ticket worth $225,000 in Saturday’s Cash 5 drawing. Eastway Auto Parts on Route 30 sold the ...(image)

Woman arrested in deadly crash that was livestreamed on Instagram

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:57:31 EST

(image) Obdulia Sanchez" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtVhJ3vE_cQl4FtVl9PPkzhWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
MERCED, Calif. — An 18-year-old woman was arrested in California on suspicion of causing a deadly crash that she recorded live on Instagram. Obdulia Sanchez ...(image)

Sheriff’s deputy fired for taking nude photos while on duty

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:39:53 EST

VERO BEACH, Fla. — A Florida sheriff’s deputy has been fired after authorities say he took partially naked photos of himself while on duty at ...(image)

Pakistan: Car bomb kills 12, wounds 25

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:39:53 EST

LAHORE, Pakistan — Pakistani officials say a car bomb has killed 12 people and wounded 25 in the eastern city of Lahore. A statement from ...(image)

Outdoors notices for July 24, 2017

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:36:50 EST

Outdoors Notices e_SBlt Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania is hosting a Birds and More Nature Walk at 9 a.m. Thursday. Join a naturalist for a ...(image)

Out & About: Downtown Irwin’s Music in the Streets

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:00:06 EST

Music fills downtown Irwin on July 20 ... [...]

Out & About: Ligonier Valley Writers annual publication party

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:00:07 EST

Ligonier Valley Writers present the new Loyalhanna Review on July 21. ... [...]

Out & About: West Overton Village and Museum hosts Blind Pig Party

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:00:08 EST

Anxiously watching a light rain fall on preparations for West Overton’s Blind Pig Party on July 20, managing director Jessica Kadie-Barclay said she’d been monitoring ... [...]