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Bulletin writer remembers famous writer Ann Rule

Ann Rule died last Sunday.  She was the queen of true-crime stories, the author of dozens of books and a foremost expert on crime and serial killers.  I knew Ann since around 1969 when she came on board with a group of true crime magazines More...

General News

Escaped inmate suspected in killing is captured after chase

KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) — An escaped inmate suspected of strangling an acquaintance and stealing a gun and two trucks while on the run led police on a chase and rammed a cruiser before being captured Friday, authorities said.  More...

Researchers warn of bogus emails offering Windows 10

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some hackers are exploiting Microsoft’s offer of free upgrades to its new Windows 10 operating system.  Security researchers are warning about a wave of bogus spam emails with malicious attachments, labeled as i More...

Obama to restore college grants for some prison inmates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some federal and state prisoners could begin receiving federal student aid to take college courses — while still behind bars — as early as the 2016-2017 school year.  More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Three commandments for every state capitol

The Oklahoma Supreme Court recently ordered the legislature and the executive branch to remove a six-foot tall Ten Commandments granite monument from the front of the state house.  The monument was placed there in January and is a direct violati More...

Bulletin Board

Senior Computer Associates this week announced the schedule for fall classes — Computers (Basic or Advanced) as well as iPads, iPhones and Genealogy.  More...

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Lifestyles

Eagle Scout makes first vows as Benedictine monk

The Most Rev. David Zubik, bishop of Pittsburgh, attended the simple vows ceremony of Brother George DeFazio, OSB, a monk of St. Vincent Archabbey. They are pictured with Archabbot Douglas R. More...

Events of Area Interest

Casino bus trip has openings Laurel Valley Senior Citizens Corp. members welcome the public to join them for their Monday, Aug. 24, trip to the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. Cost is $30 with $20 in slot play and $5 food voucher. More...

Seminary professor earns book award

Brother Elliott C. Maloney, OSB, a monk and professor of New Testament and biblical languages at St. Vincent Seminary, has received an honorable mention award from The Catholic Press Association for his book St. More...

Old Latrobe Manos will become site of live theater

Several things happened that enabled John Carosella of Hempfield Township to decide to start a second career.  He retired early in June after 47 years of teaching English in several area Catholic high schools.  More...

Inaugural walk to raise awareness, funds for Flight 93 memorial

With the 14th anniversary of 9/11 approaching, the Friends of Flight 93 will introduce the inaugural “Walk 93” this September.  The event, slated for Sept. More...

Plenty of things to do at Latrobe’s annual Steelers Fest

Pittsburgh Steelers Maurkice Pouncey and Ramon Foster exit the St. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, AUG. 3 7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, agenda prep, Derry Station TUESDAY, AUG. 4 7 p.m., Unity Township Planning Commission, municipal building 7 p.m., Derry Township Supervisors, municipal building WEDNESDAY, AUG. More...

CASA Superhero 5K to benefit abused, neglected children

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Westmoreland Inc. is holding a Superhero 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1K Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. More...

Family of tech executive killed in crash sues Amtrak

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The husband of a technology executive killed when a speeding Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia has sued the railroad for wrongful death.  Rachel Jacobs was one of eight people killed May 12 when the train entered a More...

World News

Clinton releases tax, health records on busy Friday — physically ‘fit to serve as president’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband paid close to $44 million in federal taxes since 2007 and she is “excellent physical condition” — two facts that emerged Friday in a flood of disclosures about the Democ More...

Suspected Jewish radicals burn Palestinian child to death in possible spark for more violence

DUMA, West Bank (AP) — Suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home on Friday and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death in an attack that drew Palestinian rage and widespread Israeli condemnation.  More...

Investigators hopeful wing flap will shed light on mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — Under a microscope and expert eyes, the wing fragment that washed up on the beach of this volcanic island could yield clues not just to its path through the Indian Ocean, but also to what happened to the airplane it More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor

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

Sports

Latrobe shines again during Steelers’ annual Friday Night Lights practice at Memorial Stadium

Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium was the place to be on Friday night.  The Pittsburgh Steelers were the special attraction, returning to Latrobe for their annual “Friday Night Lights” practice, where they showcased some of the Nation More...

Steelers’ Beachum evolves from seventh-round pick to team’s top left tackle

Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum has come a long way.  He entered the league as a seventh-round pick, No. 248 overall and the final selection of four seventh-rounders the team took in the 2012 NFL draft. More...

Penn State’s Zettel will keep taking down ball carriers, but not trees

CHICAGO (AP) — Penn State defensive tackle Anthony Zettel can drive a golf ball more than 300 yards, throw a football about 60 yards and is one of the best basketball players on the football team.  Zettel’s all-around athleticism mak More...

Entertainment

Movie Review: Mission accomplished for Tom Cruise in new ‘MI’ flick

There's some interesting talk in the cleverly satisfying script of "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation" about the element of luck. As in: How much is luck a factor in the success of Ethan Hunt and his IMF cohorts? More...

Hulk Hogan’s privacy lawsuit against Gawker set for 2016

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. More...

Jon Stewart signing off fake newscast for real

NEW YORK (AP) — After more than 16 years and nearly 2,600 telecasts, Jon Stewart can feel proud of his scads of Emmys and his Peabody Award, his cultural gravitas (he hung with the Prez, both on and off the air!), even his reprobate status at F More...

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