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Former Latrobe bakery to be demolished by county land bank

The Westmoreland County Land Bank (WCLB) — which recently announced the impending demolition of the former Monsour Hospital site in Jeannette — soon will be knocking down another blighted property, this time in Latrobe. More...

General News

Railroad safety: Few likely to meet deadline for technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — Only a handful of railroads are close to meeting a deadline this year to install safety technology that can prevent many crashes, including derailments due to excessive speed like the deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May More...

Ex-football star Irving Fryar convicted in mortgage scam

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — Former NFL star Irving Fryar was found guilty of a role in a mortgage scam on Friday and faces up to 10 years in prison.  More...

Drug squad probe leads 560 convictions to be overturned

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia judge has reversed 158 more narcotics convictions amid a long-running probe of seven narcotics officers, even though the officers were mostly acquitted of corruption charges.  Public defender Bradley Brid More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Their cheatin’ souls: Short circuiting ethics in America

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he had nothing to do with having air removed from game balls.  More...

Bulletin Board

(Lifestyles editor Louise Fritz is on vacation. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

One sweet treat

Heather Ottenberg and Kaitlyn Muchnoch, employees of the Latrobe Diary Queen, presented a gift card for winner Bill Ankney, who could not be present, at the Latrobe Farmers’ Market on Tuesday. More...

KPB asking for help with coast cleanup

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB) is inviting Pennsylvania residents to coordinate a cleanup as part of the Ocean Conservancy’s 2015 International Coastal Cleanup held from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31.  More...

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...

No drive thru

The elderly driver of this Buick lost control Friday afternoon and did considerable damage to Mekic’s Grocery and Deli in Youngstown. More...

Great American Fireworks Show to be part of Banana Split event

Scheduled for Aug. 29-30

The 2015 Valley Dairy Great American Banana Split Celebration presented by Excela Health will be giving attendees an even bigger bang over the weekend of the festival set for Aug. 29-30.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, AUG. 10 6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall 7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, Derry Station 7 p.m., Ligonier Township Recreation Board, municipal building TUESDAY, AUG. More...

Pittsburgh police: Fleeing suspect’s car had $376K in heroin

MILLVALE, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh police say a man who rammed a patrol vehicle before eluding police for several hours has been captured and found with $376,000 worth of heroin in his vehicle.  More...

Pa. courts launch Android version of mobile app for finding dockets

Pennsylvania courts this week launched the Android version of PAeDocket, a free app that provides a quick and simple search of court cases or dockets.  More...

World News

France expands hunt for debris in week-long search

KUALALUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A French search plane lifted off Friday for a bird’s-eye view of Reunion Island, seeking any more potential debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.  More...

One year after violence, Ferguson tries to move on

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A year ago, Ferguson, Missouri, was a mostly quiet working-class suburban town. The uneasy relationship between its growing black population and its mostly white police force barely registered in local headlines.  More...

After raucous debate, GOP’s rowdy field of White House candidates heads back to work

ATLANTA (AP) — The raucous field of Republican presidential candidates hustled back before voters Friday, hoping to build on momentum from their first meeting of the 2016 campaign — and clean up any debate-night messes left behind.  More...

Sports

Several starters sit for Steelers’ first preseason game against Vikings; Jones gets start at quarterback

Several significant Pittsburgh Steelers will get a rest for the team’s preseason opener on Sunday, the annual Hall of Fame game against the Minnesota Vikings.  More...

Steelers’ rookie linebacker, top pick Dupree set for Hall of Fame game

Pittsburgh Steelers’ outside linebacker Bud Dupree can’t wait for the opportunity to sack an opposing quarterback.  The team’s first-round pick hasn’t yet been able to fully unleash through two weeks of training camp prac More...

Goodwin ‘more confident’ after year on Steelers’practice squad

Cliché as it is, a year has made a difference for C.J. Goodwin.  A big difference.  More...

Entertainment

Movie Review: Nothing remotely fantastic about ‘Fantastic Four’

I'll admit it. About an hour into "Fantastic Four," the inexplicably plodding and dreary new attempt to adapt the beloved Marvel story, I started thinking about Ethan Hunt from "Mission: Impossible."  More...

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