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Man dies following crash in Mount Pleasant Twp.

Joseph N. Tamargo, 66, of Acme, died following a single-vehicle crash several days ago in Mount Pleasant Township.  According to state police at Greensburg, at 8:52 p.m. More...

General News

Former 41-pound fat cat slims down to 19 pounds

DALLAS (AP) — A former 41-pound cat dubbed Skinny has lost more than half of his weight to become the darling of a Dallas veterinary clinic.  Dr. More...

Landscaper gets jail time for killing ducks with lawnmower

WELLINGTON, Fla. More...

Putrid-smelling flower attracts large crowds in California

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Officials with UC Berkeley’s botanical garden say the garden had its busiest day in more than a decade as people flocked to get a whiff of the “corpse flower,” a plant known for its pungent odor.  More...

Editorial

New, tough campaign finance law needed to thwart outside money influence

On the ballot this year are three critical seats on the state Supreme Court, one seat each on the Superior and Commonwealth courts as well as county row offices and municipal posts which influence how citizens are judged or represented. More...

Budget stalemate leaves Wolf’s record so far incomplete

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

Budget talks going nowhere

It’s early August, and we’re no closer to the governor and state Legislature agreeing on a budget than we were in early- June ... More...

Lifestyles

Events of Area Interest

Rummage Sale Saturday  Rector United Methodist Church will close its Rummage Sale season 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Route 381 church. Spokeswoman Jane Iscrupe said there will be “a $3 bag sale; some items priced separately. More...

Church schedule correct?

All area pastors are asked to check the Saturday Directory of Area Churches in the Latrobe Bulletin to make sure their entries are up to date. More...

Dollar Stretchers

Keeping Cool   I like to garden, but the summers here in Alabama can be brutal.  I make a point of drinking plenty of water, but sometimes I start to get a little faint from the heat.  I’ve learned that if I go inside and put a c More...

Entertainment

‘The Book of Mormon’satirical musical finally in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons has finally come to the heart of Mormonlandia, starting a sold-out, twoweek run Tuesday at a Salt Lake City theater two blocks from the church’s flagship temple and hea More...

PBS special ‘The Bomb’seeks to tell story of atomic weapons

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. More...

Initial autopsy finds no obvious cause of death

ATLANTA (AP) — The latest on the autopsy of Bobbi Kristina Brown:  Medical examiners say the initial portion of their autopsy on Bobbi Kristina Brown has found no obvious cause of death or significant injuries.  More...

Council to seek new bids for paving

Latrobe City Council on Monday voted to reject the bids recently acquired for the 2015 Paving Program and seek new bids. More...

Monsour Medical Center project gets $200K grant

Following a letter written to the Director of the Appalachian Regional Commission, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) recently announced that the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation has been awarded a $200,000 grant. More...

Heaps of trash pulled out of Loyalhanna Creek by local volunteer

The Loyalhanna Creek is often cited as a prime example of nature’s beauty in the Latrobe area, but the sad truth is that this local stream — like many other waterways across the nation and the globe — has become a repository for all More...

Local & State News

House speaker links liquor overhaul to new taxes for budget

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

High court may get first independent candidate since 1990s

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia judge could become the first independent or minor-party candidate more than two decades to make the ballot for Pennsylvania’s highest court.  More...

Town declares state of emergency ahead of pope’s visit

LANGHORNE, Pa. More...

World News

Boy Scouts of America to allow gay adult leaders

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. More...

Obama closes Africa trip with first speech to African Union by sitting American president

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama highlighted his administration’s efforts to combat hunger worldwide on Tuesday as he prepared to end a historic return to the land of his father’s birth with a speech to the Africa More...

5 things to consider as Trump dangles 3rd party prospect

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lot of Republicans would like Donald Trump to go away. But not too far. More...

Sports

Steelers’Allen bounces back on second day

Embattled Pittsburgh Steelers’ cornerback Cortez Allen enjoyed a bounce-back afternoon on Monday after a difficult first training camp practice this past weekend at St. More...

Roethlisberger believes Steelers’ dynamic offense can improve on historic season

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger believes the Pittsburgh Steelers can further improve on an already dynamic offense that ranked as one of the best in the National Football League last season.  He said as much, speaking for the first time during tr More...

Grand champions!

Adam Wolford of F.O. More...

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