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Latrobe MA awards tank-painting bid

The Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) Board of Directors on Tuesday voted to award a bid for the painting of a 3-million gallon water storage tank. More...

It’s high time for pie . . .

Lilly Smith, 3, daughter of Christopher and Allyson Smith of Latrobe, is trying out recipes for her pie to enter in the Ligonier Valley Education Trust Pie Contest to be held Aug. 14 in conjunction with the Stroll in Ligonier. More...

Two charged for alleged Ligonier Twp. assault

A man and a woman face charges for allegedly assaulting a woman with mental disabilities in Ligonier Township.  According to online dockets, Robert Victor Bucher, 46, and Christine Stairs, 37, both of Bradenville, have been charged with simple a More...

General News

Retired ‘Archie’ cartoonist Tom Moore, 86, succumbs

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Tom Moore, the “Archie” cartoonist who brought to life the escapades of a freckled-face, red-haired character, has died in Texas. He was 86.  More...

‘Ragtime’ author E.L. Doctorow, 84, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — “Ragtime” author E.L. Doctorow has died in New York. He was 84.  His son, Richard Doctorow, confirms he died Tuesday at a New York hospital from complications of lung cancer.  More...

Stage and film star Theodore Bikel dies at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — Theodore Bikel, the Tony- and Oscar-nominated actor and singer whose passions included folk music and political activism, died Tuesday morning of natural causes at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, said his agent Robert Malcol More...

Sports

Eighth-inning comeback helps Beech Creek eliminate Latrobe from Region 7 tournament, 8-6

The seventh inning and beyond became a time to shine for the Latrobe Legion baseball team through the first three days of the nine-inning Region 7 tournament.  Not on Tuesday. It had the opposite effect.  More...

Ligonier’s Smithley to race at Poconos

Ligonier native Garrett Smithley will be making his second trip to Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. on Saturday, Aug. 1 when he will be in the NASCAR Camping World Turck Series Pocono Mountains 150 race. Smithley, the son Mr. and Mrs. R.K. More...

Steelers to host youth camp in Latrobe

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Gatorade Junior Training Camp on Friday, July 31, prior to the team’s night practice at Latrobe Memorial Stadium. The camp will run from 3-5 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

‘Moon Over Buffalo,’ St. Vincent Summer Theatre finale, previews July 30

A hilarious farce by Ken Ludwig, “Moon Over Buffalo,” will be the final presentation of St. Vincent Summer Theatre’s 47th season opening on July 31, directed by Greggory Brandt.  More...

Haines / Susa

Thomas and Cheryl Haines of Latrobe announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel, to Pvt. More...

Kiya Tomlin to host YWCA Fashion Show

The 2015 YWCA Westmoreland County Fashion Show, with the theme “Lovely in Lace,” will be underway 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. More...

GL board hears plans for renovation, new site for Latrobe Elementary

After just recently celebrating its 100-year anniversary, Latrobe Elementary School could become just a piece of history within a few years. More...

Drug experts at SVC hearing: Longterm recovery key for opioid addicts

Proper treatment for addiction to heroin, prescription pain medication and other opioids must be a long-term endeavor, drug treatment experts told state lawmakers during a public hearing held Tuesday at St. Vincent College in Unity Township.  More...

State police report seizing millions in heroin, cocaine

Pennsylvania state police seized more than $34 million in heroin, cocaine, marijuana and other illegal drugs in the second quarter of 2015.  During the three-month span, police seized more than 80 pounds of heroin, and 64 pounds of cocaine, with More...

Wolf, lawmakers sound upbeat after 4-hour budget talk

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A nearly four-hour budget meeting in the Pennsylvania Capitol on Tuesday left the governor and Republican leaders sounding upbeat even though they had no major breakthroughs to announce.  Democratic Gov. More...

Derry Borough Council story clarified

In Tuesday’s edition of the Bulletin, a story on the Derry Borough Council meeting stated that Derry Borough Municipal Authority Manager Amy Forsha could not be reached for comment. Forsha could not reached because of a miscommunication.   More...

Local & State News

North Huntingdon Motorcyclist killed in Hempfield Twp.collision

Paul M. Stephan, 39, of Kensington Place, North Huntingdon Township, died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle collision on Tuesday morning.  More...

Invoking Iraq War, Obama brushes off Iran deal critics

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brushing off his “chest-beating” critics, President Barack Obama accused opponents of the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday of being the same people who rushed the U.S. into an ill-fated war in Iraq. More...

Wolf, in court filing, defends use of death row reprieve

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Clinton raising money in finance sector as she targets high-speed trading, short-term profits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s economic agenda targets companies that focus on short-term profits and highspeed trading instead of investing in workers. More...

Jordan official: Detained uncle who hosted Chattanooga shooter last year under investigation

AMMAN, Jordan. (AP) — AJordanian official says the uncle of the man who killed five U.S. More...

Mexico’s strongest cartel boss faces radically altered drug-trafficking business

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s most powerful drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, has a lot to catch up on as he returns to a drug-trafficking landscape that has shifted considerably during his 17 months behind bars.  More...

Health

Families hard face decisions as elder care cost soars

NEW YORK (AP) — Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when a nursing-home bill tops $14,000 a month, the best-laid plans get tossed aside.  More...

Families affected by early Alzheimer’s seek better treatment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alzheimer’s has ravaged generations of Dean DeMoe’s family — his grandmother, father, siblings — all in their 40s and 50s.  DeMoe himself inherited the culprit gene mutation and at 53, the North Da More...

Tips to help prevent and treat varicose veins

The circulatory system is quite remarkable, pumping oxygenated blood throughout the body to keep cells alive and organs operating properly. More...

Entertainment

Obama tells Jon Stewart: ‘We move the ball forward’

NEW YORK (AP) — Barack Obama shifted from baseball to football to analogize the limitations of meeting his goals as president during an appearance on “The Daily Show” Tuesday.  “You’re always going to fall short, be More...

Bill Cosby’s lawyers ask judge to keep settlement sealed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers argued on Tuesday that his admission to using quaaludes in the 1970s doesn’t mean he drugged and sexually assaulted women.  The comments came as the lawyers asked a court to preserve the More...

Royals celebrate Prince George’s 2nd birthday

LONDON (AP) — Prince George celebrates his second birthday on Wednesday and while he’s just a toddler, he’s already made an impression as a doting elder brother, a magnet to cameras and even a budding fashion trendsetter.  More...

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