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LCRP receives 2015 national Main Street accreditation

The Latrobe Community Revitalization Program (LCRP) has been officially designated as a nationally accredited Main Street Program this year for meeting the comprehensive, commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Ma More...

Latrobe-St. Vincent College trail

Helping to officially open the Dorothy section of the trail connecting Latrobe and St. More...

General News

Latrobe 4th of July Parade road changes listed

According to Carol Greenawalt of the Latrobe 4th of July Celebration Inc., the Latrobe 4th of July Parade will require some road changes during the parade from 9 a.m. More...

TV news crews robbed of cameras during live broadcasts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — News from two San Francisco Bay Area television stations were robbed at gunpoint and a cameraman was pistol whipped during live broadcasts on Thursday. More...

Pa. backs off plan to change nursing home payments

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Editorial

Insurers’ dirty tricks are undermining a central promise of Obamacare

Thanks to President Obama’s landmark healthcare law, insurance companies are no longer allowed to turn away patients with pre-existing health problems. More...

Bulletin Board

(Lifestyles editor Louise Fritz is on vacation. This week’s Bulletin Board was written by staff writer Nick Cammuso.)  * * *  Just in case you missed it: Murphy’s Bridge is now open.  More...

Political Cartoons

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Sports

Latrobe Legion scores three times in seventh to get past Irwin, 6-3

Irwin gave the Latrobe Legion baseball team an opening and the Jethawks took full advantage.  An error scored the eventual game-winning run as Latrobe Legion scored three in the final inning to defeat Irwin, 6-3, during an American Legion Distri More...

Liriano leads Pirates to 8-4 win, sweep of Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Francisco Liriano knows very well what the Detroit Tigers have done to him over the last five years.  Since pitching eight shutout innings in a 2-0 win for Minnesota on April 27, 2010, Liriano had faced the Tigers 14 times & More...

Little League disallows use of yellow ball for albino boy

GROSSE POINTE WOODS, Mich. (AP) — A 13- year-old Detroit area boy with a visual impairment due to albinism has been denied the use of an easier-to-see baseball during a national Little League tournament.  More...

Entertainment

bigar’s stars

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, July 3, 2015: This year you prefer to relate to others on a one-on-one level. As a result, you will be more effective at relating. You are full of energy and are determined to have more of what you want. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I have been with "Tom" for two years, and I suspect that he will be proposing soon. He is 27 and I'm 24. More...

Report urges major steps to help victims of cardiac arrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Would you know what to do if you see someone collapse, not breathing — a loved one at home, a co-worker at the office, a stranger on the street? More...

Steelers return to SVC for 50th training camp celebration

The Pittsburgh Steelers are returning to the Latrobe area again.  Only this time, they’re staying for four weeks, one week longer than normal.  And the area couldn’t be more excited.  The Steelers will be back in less than More...

Latrobe Bulletin offices closed

The Latrobe Bulletin offices, 1211 Ligonier St., Latrobe, are closed today, July 3, in observance of Independence Day.  The Bulletin offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, July 6.  More...

From disabled teen to determined queen

More than a year ago, when Jayden Moffa of Latrobe suffered a concussion in a school gym class, her life changed.  Initially, she had no idea what was happening or even that there was something wrong.  More...

Aubrey Marquis candidate for Pa. Laurel Queen title

Aubrey Marquis, who was named Miss Congeniality by the other candidates, represented Greater Latrobe Senior High School and the Latrobe-area community as a Pennsylvania Laurel Queen candidate this year. More...

Local & State News

Burn center issues fireworks warning

As the nation’s Fourth of July celebration approaches, the West Penn Hospital Burn Center is reminding the public that backyard fireworks are not worth the risk of a painful, disfiguring burn injury.  More...

Keystone State Park lists upcoming events

Keystone State Park has announced the following upcoming events:  • 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 10 — Wetlands Waddle  More...

Man gets prison for assaulting Neighborhood Watch official

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A northwestern Pennsylvania man will spend five to 10 years in prison for severely beating a Neighborhood Watch official who took a picture of the defendant’s van when it was parked behind an unoccupied house.  More...

World News

2 charged in death of baby who ingested heroin, cocaine

KINGSBURY, N.Y. More...

Jury awards $2.9M after man on meth dies in police custody

OXNARD, Calif. More...

Man accused of using selfie stick to record female neighbor

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland have accused a Bethesda man of using a selfie stick to record videos of the woman who lived above him.  According to police, 60-year-old Donald F. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:   As a volunteer with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, I am committed to doing what I can to fight back against cancer. More...

Letters to the editor policy

The Latrobe Bulletin welcomes letters to the editor and encourages readers to express their opinions.  More...

Lifestyles

Circle That Date

TUESDAY, JULY 7  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Commissioners, agenda prep, courthouse  7 p.m., Derry Township Supervisors, municipal building  7 p.m., Unity Township Planning Commission, municipal building  WEDNESDAY, JULY 8  More...

Go Pink Boots

Frolicking with sea lions

I’m sitting on the edge of a boat bobbing on the Sea of Cortez, my flipper-clad feet dangling over the water. In front of me is a tiny islet.  More...

Campus Corner

A number of area students graduated from California University of Pennsylvania in May.  They included:  • Acme — Jamie L. Hoyman, Jared S. Bauriedl;  • Blairsville — Alexander N. Rocks, Brittany Ciganko, Laura K. More...

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