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Wolf, Scarnati underscore differences holding up budget

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Latrobe Bulletin holds largest tomato contest

The Latrobe Bulletin again is looking for the largest tomato grown in our community.  The contest rules and entry procedures are as follows:  • Only homegrown tomatoes qualify.  • Tomatoes must be registered before Sept. More...

PAC media day

Joe Onderko, commissioner of the Presidents’Athletic Conference, addresses coaches, school administrators and media members in attendance during Wednesday’s PAC Football Media Day at St. More...

General News

US raises concerns about pipeline through forests

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has raised hundreds of concerns about a proposed natural gas pipeline that would carve a 30-mile swath through national forests in Virginia and West Virginia.  More...

Community mourns man who waved at passers-by

LAMBERTVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A community in far southeast Michigan is remembering an elderly man who would wave at passing motorists every day as he waited for the mail carrier.  More...

Pittsburgh-area fugitive arrested after SWAT standoff

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man wanted for skipping two trials for dangerous crimes in western Pennsylvania, as well as a robbery in Los Angeles, has been arrested after Pittsburgh police say he broke into a house and hid, prompting a SWAT response.&nb More...

Editorial

To the Editor

To the Editor:  The New Derry Bicentennial Committee would like to thank all those who took part in the 200-year celebration on July 11-12.  Thank you to crafters, vendors, food booth venders, Latrobe Pipes and Drums, ticket buyers, sellers More...

Mixed up

Off The Wall

So there we sat, I among a room full of patients all waiting to see the doctor. Sometimes when I enter, there are many seats and few people. More...

Is this finally the time for property tax reform?

Day 33 of the Pennsylvania state budget impasse, and neither side is budging.  More...

Lifestyles

IUP tabs director of public safety

Kevin Thelen, former deputy chief of police for the University of Colorado, has been selected to serve as the director of Public Safety and University Police at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). He will begin work at IUP on Monday, Aug. More...

Latrobe AARP chapter to hold member picnic

The Latrobe Chapter No. 4907 of AARP will hold its annual member picnic at 12:30 p.m. Aug. More...

LVFD Company No. 6 sub sale slated for Aug. 8

Latrobe Volunteer Fire Department Company No. 6, near Dunkin’ Donuts, Lloyd Avenue, Latrobe, is holding a sub sale on Saturday, Aug. 8.  Cost is $6 per sub. Proceeds will benefit the department’s truck fund.  * * *   More...

Eslary’s widow files wrongful death suit in county court

The widow of Ligonier Township Lt. Eric Eslary has filed a wrongful death suit against the man accused of driving a vehicle that fatally crashed into her husband.  More...

Ligonier Township Municipal Authority begins fees for newest projects

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) recently sent out letters to approximately 75 customers requiring tap-in fees for the latest projects. More...

DAHistorical Society to host Lammas Day Festival Aug. 9

The Derry Area Historical Society has revived an ancient festival right here in southwestern Pennsylvania: The ancient Celtic celebration of Lammas Day.  More...

Westmoreland controller releases financial reports

Westmoreland County Controller Jeffrey Balzer recently announced the release of the Citizen's Financial Report for the year ended Dec. More...

4-H Benefit Auction set Aug. 27 at county fairgrounds

The 2015 4-H Benefit Auction will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Westmoreland County Fairgrounds Show Arena in Mutual.  More...

Local & State News

Cops: Man angry baby wasn’t named for him killed ex, grandma

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man upset that his ex-girlfriend wouldn’t name their newborn son after him fatally stabbed her and beat her 72-year-old grandmother to death, police said.  More...

State police say 5-year-old Pa. boy shot in neck

FORD CITY, Pa. (AP) — State police were trying to determine how and why a 5-year-old boy was shot in the neck at a western Pennsylvania home on Wednesday.  Kittanning-based Sgt. More...

Judge says lower court wrong in closing inmate’s arraignment

KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) — The president judge of a western Pennsylvania county says a local district judge wrongly excluded news media from the arraignment of a jail escapee charged with killing a woman.  More...

World News

Conflicting messages on origin of wing flap found in Flight 370 probe prompts frustration

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The confusion and frustration that punctuated the investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 erupted anew Thursday after officials offered conflicting levels of confidence on whether a pie More...

Appeals court rules warrant required for cellphone tracking

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court in Virginia has ruled that police must obtain a search warrant to obtain records about cellphone locations in criminal investigations.  More...

Obama assails critics of Iran nuclear deal, warns Congress voting against pact could spark war

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama assailed critics of his Iran nuclear deal Wednesday as “selling a fantasy” to the American people, warning Congress that blocking the accord would damage the nation’s credibility and in More...

Sports

Bearcats beginning to turn corner in football

Four victories in first year under head coach Ron Dolciato come after back-to-back winless seasons

Ron Dolciato isn’t naive enough to think that — in just one season — St. More...

SVC picked to finish fifth in PAC

With football season exactly a month away from kickoff, the Presidents’ Athletic Conference held its annual preseason Media Day on Wednesday at the Dupré Science Center on the campus of St. Vincent College in Latrobe.  More...

W&J lands top spot on PAC football preseason poll

For the eighth time since 2000, Washington & Jefferson has been tabbed the favorite in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference, according to Wednesday’s 2015 PAC preseason football poll.  More...

Entertainment

NJ teen to star as Dorothy in NBC’s ‘The Wiz Live!’

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC has found the young woman who will ease on down the yellow brick road.  The network Wednesday unveiled newcomer Shanice Williams from New Jersey as its Dorothy for the Dec. More...

Pay TV industry shows cracks in media earnings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Further cracks emerged this week in the pay TV bundle as media companies and distributors indicated that more people are cutting the cord and ditching pricey channel packages. More...

Study throws harsh light on inequality in popular movies

NEWYORK (AP) — Women had less than a third of speaking parts in the most popular films from 2007 to 2014, according to a new study that gives further evidence of persistent inequality in Hollywood, onscreen and off.  More...

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