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New Derry woman busted with heroin in Greensburg

For the second time this month, a heroin arrest was made at a Greensburg gas station, this time involving a New Derry woman who was with three young girls.  More...

LMA: First fiscal quarter results positive

Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) Manager Tom Gray told the Bulletin today that the authority’s financial statements for the first fiscal quarter of the year show that the authority has gotten off to a good start in 2015.  More...

General News

Exec pleads guilty for role in spill

CHARLESTON, West Virginia (AP) — One of the last executives charged in a chemical spill that left 300,000 West Virginians without clean tap water for days pleaded guilty to federal pollution violations Tuesday.  More...

No pain, no gain for stores chasing fickle shoppers

NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers’ reinvention plans come with a price tag. More...

Single bed bug at 911 center costs Pittsburgh county $12,000

PITTSBURGH (AP) — How much does it cost to get rid of a single bed bug? More...

Sports

Trojans ready to tackle

Derry Area freshman Onreey Stewart (above) breaks through the line as Aaron Johnston comes up to make the tackle during the team’s practice Tuesday. The Trojans open the season Sept. More...

Pirates survive rally by D’backs, win in 15 innings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pedro Florimon flubbed a simple bunt in the 13th that would have put the Pittsburgh Pirates in position to win. More...

Steelers’ Markus Wheaton moves to slot receiver in training camp

Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver Markus Wheaton doesn’t mind where he plays, as long as he’s on the field.  That’s good news for the Steelers, who are moving the talented wide receiver to the slot during training camp t More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Emily Payne of Ligonier (15658), a graduate of Ligonier Valley High School, has graduated cum laude from Baldwin Wallace University with a bachelor of arts: public relations, the Berea, Ohio, campus reported Monday. More...

Unity baton twirler earns titles

Derrica Kuhns, daughter of Derrik and Staci Kuhns of Latrobe (Unity Township), is a competitive baton twirler and has been competing five years. This year she has reached many goals. More...

SHU seeking adult string musicians for new ensemble

Seton Hill University is seeking adult string musicians for Sinfonia at Seton Hill, a new artistic and educational ensemble performing repertoire for chamber orchestra. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Public drunkenness and nudity in Latrobe   Latrobe police report that on Thursday, Aug. 13, Nicki Ross, 46, of 526.5 Main St. in Latrobe, was observed walking unclothed in an alley near Ridge Avenue and Main Street. More...

GLSD to vote on new elementary school at next week’s meeting

The Greater Latrobe School Board is expected to vote on a motion at next week’s regular meeting that, if approved, would authorize the district to move forward with the construction of a new Latrobe Elementary School, estimated to cost around $ More...

WCTAseeks input from residents regarding shared-ride program

Recent changes to the shared-ride program of the Westmoreland County Transit Authority (WCTA) have resulted in a slew of queries.  WCTA Executive Director Alan Blahovec wants to hear them.  The authority is holding an open house from 10 a.m More...

Keeping an eye on the Trojans

Derry Area High School student athletic trainer Dale Hillis (right) gets help Tuesday from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) student athletic trainers Hannah Dalmas and Spencer Luciano as they ensure that the Trojans football team is properly More...

Local & State News

Wolf: Republicans ‘disingenuous’to knock pension offer

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Wolf urges cuts in charter payments for troubled district

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor has urged a judge to drastically cut how much a suburban Philadelphia school district pays charters for special education students and online learning.  More...

Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School board OKs 41 job cuts

MIDLAND, Pa. (AP) — The board of the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School has cut 41 jobs after failing to do so earlier this month.  Only four members of the seven-member board showed up for a meeting Aug. More...

World News

Idaho replaces mile marker 420 with 419.9 in attempt to curb sticky-fingered stoners

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — If you’re looking for milepost 420, you won’t find it in Idaho. More...

Despite loud opposition, Congress now unlikely to block Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fiercely contested Iran nuclear deal will likely survive in Congress despite unified GOP opposition and some Democratic defections, the top Senate Republican says. More...

Officials: Military likely to open most combat jobs to women, maybe even special operations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two women have now passed the Army’s grueling Ranger test, and even tougher and more dangerous jobs could lie ahead. More...

Health

Things to know about Social Security at 80: Is it time for an overhaul?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security turns 80 on Friday, and the massive retirement and disability program is showing its age.  Social Security’s disability fund is projected to run dry next year. More...

Imperfect test fuels alternative Lyme disease treatments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lyme disease conjures memories of checking for ticks at camp and fretting over bug bites after hikes in the woods. More...

Strep’s evolution may provide clues for developing a vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The same bacteria that cause simple strep throat sometimes trigger bloodstream or even flesh-eating infections instead, and over the years, dangerous cases have increased. More...

Entertainment

Bible Museum to display artifacts from Holy Land under deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Museum of the Bible being built in Washington will feature ancient artifacts and treasures from the Holy Land under a new deal that ensures Israel’s leading archaeological organization will have an outpost in the U.S More...

Rosie O’Donnell’s missing daughter found

NEW YORK (AP) — Hours after it was publicly revealed that Rosie O’Donnell’s 17-year-old daughter had been missing for a week, she was found by police safe in a New Jersey home on Tuesday.  More...

NBCUniversal buys into BuzzFeed with $200 million

NEW YORK (AP) — NBCUniversal, following a potentially younger viewing audience wherever it goes, has placed a $200 million bet on the fast-growing BuzzFeed.  The announcement from the division of cable giant Comcast Corp. More...

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