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Down and out . . .

The Steelers lost All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey for an extended period after he suffered an ankle injury during Sunday’s 24-19 preseason victory against Green Bay at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh More...

Plane makes emergency landing in river; pilot unhurt

CLARKSBURG, Pa. More...

General News

6 lion cubs born to half sisters at Columbus Zoo

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lion cub cousins will soon be working on their roar after being born less than a week apart to half sisters at the Columbus Zoo  Zoo officials said Saturday that first-time mom Kazi gave birth to three cubs on Thursda More...

Medical marijuana advocate Larry Harvey dies at 71

COLVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A northeastern Washington man at the center of a nationally watched medical marijuana case has died of pancreatic cancer, six months after the federal government dropped charges against him.  Larry Harvey was 71. More...

Services held for woman believed to be oldest US vet

DETROIT (AP) — Funeral services were held in Detroit for a woman who was believed to be the oldest U.S. veteran at the time of her death.  Relatives and acquaintances of Emma Didlake gathered Saturday at Second Baptist Church. More...

Sports

Steelers win, but Pouncey, Packers’ Nelson both injured

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers both lost significant members of their offense Sunday afternoon during a preseason game at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.  More...

Trojans hope to contend for section boys’ golf title

It’s been a long time since a Derry Area boys’ golf team won a section title.  How long?  Would you believe 1974?  More...

Las Vegas, Quebec advance in NHL expansion process

Las Vegas and Quebec City advanced to the third and final formal stage to land NHL expansion franchises.  More...

Lifestyles

Wedding Announcement

Lara Kelly, Shea Simpson

Lara Kelly of Seattle (formerly from Derry Township) and Shea Simpson of Seattle (formerly from Edmonds, Washington) pledged vows of marriage June 27, 2015, in Calvary United Methodist Church in Pittsburgh.  Their parents are James and Emily Kel More...

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...

WCCC issues dean’s list for summer 2015 semester

The following area students are among those who have been named to the Westmoreland County Community College dean's list, 3.5 to 3.99 QPA (quality-point average), for the summer 2015 semester:  LATROBE  More...

Suicide awareness walk held at Twin Lakes Park over weekend

The annual Walk for Suicide Awareness & Prevention was held Saturday at Twin Lakes Park in Hempfield Township to raise awareness of suicide, to raise money for prevention programs and to offer support to survivors. More...

Courthouse to be featured on PCN

Westmoreland County residents are invited to attend a public screening of the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN)’s documentary series “Pennsylvania’s Historic Courthouses” featuring the Westmoreland County Courthouse. More...

Blairsville woman found dead of apparent overdose

A Blairsville woman was found dead in a parking lot last week, the victim of a suspected drug overdose.  State police at Kiski Valley report that Friday, Aug. 21, Amy B. More...

Name corrected

In the Bulletin’s “Beautiful Baby Contest” photos that appear in the Friday, Aug. 21 issue, the name of contestant No. 22 should have been spelled Connor.  The Bulletin apologizes for the error.  More...

Local & State News

Police: Woman found intruder taking shower, doing laundry

ERIE, Pa. More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Saturday and Sunday:  SATURDAY NIGHT   More...

Hearing set on bid to cut school district’s charter payments

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — Attorneys will square off in a Philadelphiaarea courtroom this week on a state bid to drastically cut how much a suburban Philadelphia school district pays charters for special education students and online learning.  More...

World News

Police say 7 dead after military jet at UK airshow crashes into road, hitting vehicles

LONDON (AP) — A military jet taking part in a British airshow crashed into a busy main road, killing seven people and injuring more than a dozen others, police said Saturday. More...

Chinese stocks suffer biggest fall since global crisis, triggering heavy losses worldwide

TOKYO (AP) — World stock markets plunged on Monday after China’s main index sank 8.5 percent — its biggest drop since the early days of the global financial crisis — amid deepening fears over the health of the world’s se More...

VP Biden makes last-minute trip to DC to meet Elizabeth Warren as he mulls a 2016 campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden left the seclusion of the Delaware home where he’s been weighing a presidential run to meet Saturday with Elizabeth Warren — another influential Democrat who has faced calls to enter the 20 More...

Health

Scientists find how obesity gene works

Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an entirely new approach to the problem beyond diet and exercise.  More...

Second cancers are on the rise; 1 in 5 U.S. cases a repeat

Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. More...

NIH: Wear sun-protective clothing

According to the National Institutes of Health, sun-protective clothing can protect adults and children from the sun's ultraviolet radiation, exposure to which can cause skin cancer.  Sun-protective clothing is typically made with fabrics design More...

Entertainment

WWE star Cena will grant milestone 500th Make-A-Wish request

John Cena had long ago turned “Never give up” from his wrestling catchphrase into a motto for sick children who have to fight daily more than the WWE superstar ever has inside the ring.  Today, he will become the first celebrity to g More...

‘Compton’ stays straight, again leads box office with $26.8 million

NEW YORK (AP) — “Straight Outta Compton” easily maintained its box-office lead with an estimated $26.8 million in ticket sales over a sleepy late summer weekend at North American multiplexes, according to studio estimates Sunday.&nb More...

Man faces charge after O’Donnell’s daughter found

TOMS RIVER, N.J. More...

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