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Shop ’n Save named title sponsor of 2015 county airshow

Shop ‘n Save will serve as the first title sponsor of the 2015 Westmoreland County Airshow, Presented by Xcoal Energy & Resources at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity Township.  The annual airshow will take place on Saturday More...

Wolf prepares ‘ambitious’ budget, plan for school funding

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

Latrobe man accused of threatening woman with kitchen knife

A Latrobe man faces multiple charges after he allegedly held a knife to a woman’s stomach. More...

General News

DNA tool helping biologists find elusive or invasive species

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — When salmon, salamanders or other aquatic animals poop or shed skin cells, they leave behind traces of their DNA in the water, like clues left behind at a crime scene.  More...

Police: Boy, 10, runs over 9- year-old brother in stolen car

ROSCOMMON, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old boy was hospitalized after his 10-year-old brother apparently ran him over with a stolen car in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula.  More...

Italian tourist killed when hit by piece of Alaska glacier

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 28-year-old Italian tourist was killed in Alaska when he was crushed by a chunk of ice that broke from a glacier, authorities said.  Alaska State Troopers said Alexander Hellweger, of Sand in Taufers in northern More...

Editorial

Wolf administration to show how it’ll challenge gas industry

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf, who ran last year with the backing of environmental groups, will soon be giving a first glimpse at how his administration will approach the powerful Marcellus Shale natural gas industry.  More...

Political Cartoons

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What testing can’t fix

GUEST EDITORIALS

Since at least 1983, when the federal report “A Nation at Risk” painted a picture of failing public schools churning out undereducated and unprepared graduates, lawmakers and educational reformers have been endlessly toying with curriculu More...

Lifestyles

Ten SVC students, faculty visiting Turkey

Ten St. More...

Campus Corner

Fourteen St. Vincent College seniors in the Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing have been accepted to professional health schools to study dentistry, medicine, optometry, veterinary medicine or chiropractic.  More...

Latrobe Unit 515 to mark 93rd anniversary

Thomas B. Anderson Unit 515, American Legion Auxiliary, of Latrobe will celebrate its 93rd anniversary during the monthly meeting slated for noon Monday, March 9, at Sharky’s Café, Unity Township. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe activity report:Latrobe police report 312 calls for service in February, including 312 calls for service, 11 criminal arrests, 11 traffic arrests and 464 parking tickets issued.  More...

Derry council to hold public meeting on garbage contract

With Derry Borough’s refuse and recycling contract set to expire later this year, borough council is planning a public meeting to further discuss the matter. More...

Sources: Airport to begin flights to Chicago

Spirit Airlines will begin daily flights to Chicago starting in May, sources tell the Latrobe Bulletin.  A formal announcement regarding the new flights is expected Wednesday morning at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.  The Windy City is the More...

Looks like a winner . . .

  When small weights just weren’t enough, the winning team from Hempfield Area High School at the annual Pasta Engineering Competition, held Monday night at the Fred M. Rogers Center at St. More...

Passenger dies from injuries in collision

Marion M. Rullo, 87, of Latrobe, a passenger of a vehicle involved in a collision last month, has died from injuries sustained in the accident.  Rullo was a passenger in a 2004 Chevrolet Impala operated by Diane L. More...

World News

World News

Airlines slowly move to better track planes a year after Malaysia Airlines disappearance NEW YORK (AP) — At 656,000 pounds fully loaded and the length of six school buses, the Boeing 777-200ER is hard to miss. More...

Google, Facebook update contrasting plans to connect world

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Sci-fi solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook want more people online, searching around and clicking on ads.  More...

Automakers vow not to give up on weak-selling electrics

GENEVA (AP) — Top automakers are vowing to press ahead with weak-selling electric vehicles and zero-emissions technology — even as they unveil powerful, expensive luxury cars sports cars aimed at a growing global automarket.  More...

Sports

Green wins ACC Championship for Virginia Tech

Former Greater Latrobe High School track and field standout Hanna Green captured the ACC Championship in the women’s 800 last weekend. Green will compete in the 800 at the NCAA National Championships in Arkansas March 13- 14. More...

IceCats advance in PIHL playoffs thanks to Johns’ overtime heroics

Edge West Allegheny, at Erie Cathedral Prep today in quarters

HARMARVILLE — Brendan Johns has been a prolific goal scorer for the Greater Latrobe IceCats all season long, but none of those tallies compared to his lone goal on Monday night.  Johns’ overtime goal on the power play catapulted the More...

SVC’s Petruska named PAC Coach of Year

Three Bearcats named All-Conference selections

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Entertainment

Ashmore on job security on ‘Following’

NEW YORK (AP) — The cast of Fox’s TV series “The Following,” knows that it’s not the kind of gig that provides job security.  The thriller about FBI agents tracking serial killers has a high body count.  Actor More...

Disneyland memorabilia auction brings in $1.7 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Disneyland memorabilia collector has taken a cue from the movie “Frozen” and decided to “Let It Go.”  More...

Artist: Clinton museum portrait has nod to Lewinsky’s dress

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia artist says that his museum portrait of former President Bill Clinton contains a shadow reference to Monica Lewinsky’s infamous blue dress. More...

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