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St. Vincent College professor to sing national anthem at Steelers game

St. Vincent College (SVC) assistant professor of music Thomas Octave has been invited to sing the national anthem at the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons at 4 p.m. Aug. More...

Solar eclipse eye safety tips

Excitement continues to build for the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. Lighthouse Guild offers five tips to help protect your eyes while watching this event:  More...

General News

Bruce Forsyth, veteran British TV host and entertainer, dies at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Forsyth, a legendary entertainer, host and quiz-master on English television whose career spanned the history of TV, has died. More...

‘Predator’ actor Sonny Landham dead at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Sonny Landham, the muscular action movie actor who co-starred in “Predator” and “48 Hrs,” has died. He was 76. More...

Trump ousts Bannon, his influential, divisive strategist

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump’s conservative campaign to a top White House post, was pushed out by the president Friday, capping a turbulent seven months marked by the departure of More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Our region could benefit from the 9/11 trail

Our nation’s response to the tragic actions of Sept.11, 2001, led to the establishment of four memorials - the National September 11 Memorial in New York City, the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial just outside Washington, D.C., the Flight 93 Nat More...

Bulletin Board

The fifth annual Valley Dairy Great American Banana Split Celebration presented by Latrobe Dairy Queen will be underway next weekend, Aug. 25-27, in downtown Latrobe, beginning 6 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

Happy Anniversary!

Latrobe couple observing 50th

Nancy and Chuck McNaughton of Latrobe, formerly of New Alexandria, are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary today, Aug. 19.  They were married in 1967 in St. More...

Carnegie Science Center solar eclipse central Monday

The first total solar eclipse over the U.S. mainland in 38 years happens on Monday, Aug. 21. The Moon’s shadow will darken skies on approximately a 70- mile-wide path from Oregon to South Carolina.  More...

Campus Corner

Alvernia University OWL   Haley Solan of Acme is serving as an Orientation Weekend Leader at Alvernia University for Orientation Weekend, Aug. 24-27, the Reading campus reported Thursday.  More...

Portion of Hendricks Creek stream improvement project completed

Around 800 feet of stream improvement structures were constructed last week in Hendricks Creek in Bolivar as part of an ongoing stream improvement project being completed by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commiss More...

SVC marching band to perform at Steelers game

The St. Vincent College (SVC) “March of the Bearcats” marching band has been invited to perform prior to the Pittsburgh Steelers pre-season game with the Atlanta Falcons at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at Heinz Field.  More...

2017 Largest Tomato Contest underway

It’s time to think about that one tomato in your garden that has the potential to be the winner of the Latrobe Bulletin’s 5th annual Largest Tomato Contest.  The contest rules and entry procedures are as follows:  • Only ho More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

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Principal who threatened to punch teen student resigns

CHURCHILL, Pa. (AP) — A former principal who was placed on leave after state officials published recordings of him threatening to punch a 14-year-old student will likely receive a benefits package for his resignation.  More...

Lawyer: Woman wasn’t high in wreck that killed her grandkids

BETHLEHEM, Pa. More...

World News

Dashcam video shows white cop punching black man during stop

CLEVELAND (AP) - A dashcam video of a traffic stop that led to a white police officer with a history of disciplinary issues repeatedly punching a black man and hitting his head on pavement appears to show a different sequence of events than police ha More...

Family: California man celebrating marriage killed in Spain

LAFAYETTE, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California man who was spending his first wedding anniversary overseas was among those killed in a deadly truck attack in Barcelona, Spain, his family said Friday.  More...

Soothing the nation? Trump struggles like no other president

WASHINGTON (AP) - For Susan Bro, mother of the woman killed at a rally organized by white supremacists, the president of the United States can offer no healing words.  More...

Sports

Shazier happy to return to practice on day Steelers break camp

On a day when the Pittsburgh Steelers were set to break camp and return home, inside linebacker Ryan Shazier was just glad to be back on the field. More...

Roethlisberger, Brown out again; Dobbs to start against Falcons

Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown will be sidelined again.  Pittsburgh Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin Friday said that his franchise quarterback and All-Pro wide receiver will be held out of the team’s second preseason game agai More...

Franklin inks contract extension with Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State coach James Franklin has signed a contract extension that guarantees him $34.7 million through 2022.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ a fun, action-packed escape

There's not a whole lot that's new about "The Hitman's Bodyguard ." Its mismatched-pals premise is the stuff of classic buddy comedies. Stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. More...

Movie review: ‘Logan Lucky’is sure to put a smile on your face

"Logan Lucky " is an easy movie to like, but maybe not love.  More...

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