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Life of Brian to hold banana split fete pregame concert

The last weekend of August will be a spectacular, jam-packed three days as the 2015 Valley Dairy Great American Banana Split Celebration presented by Excela Health dominates the landscape in Latrobe.  More...

General News

Emotional newscast after shooting in Virginia that shocked millions

MONETA, Va. (AP) — One day after the on-air killings of reporter and a cameraman shocked millions across the country, the grieving staff at WDBJ-TV came together Thursday for an emotional broadcast of its “Mornin”’ show.  More...

Cops: Man with bucket of cash and gun threatens car dealer

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‘Fire hazard’ home burns as couple signs deed to buy it

MEYERSDALE, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania couple who bought a neighboring home because they feared it was a fire hazard was right: It caught fire while they were at the county courthouse signing the deed.  More...

Editorial

A simple message to Wolf, lawmakers: Get it done

Get it done.  We can think of no more direct a way to remind the Legislature’s Republican majority and Gov. More...

Keep background checks for university profs

The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties has asked the Commonwealth Court to grant an injunction that would stop Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities from carrying out criminal background checks on professors. More...

Heads up!

Off The Wall

Moms and dads, this story is to be directed to teens entering their junior and senior years this year. I know youth don't like to be told what to do, particularly at their age, but what I'm going to relate I hope will help them.  More...

Lifestyles

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre opens single ticket sales for 2015-16 season

Single ticket sales are now open for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s 2015-16 season, which kicks off Oct. 23-25 at the Benedum Center with a triple bill program featuring famed choreographers George Balanchine, William Forsythe and Jirí Kylián. More...

Church news

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Church directory listing correct?

All area pastors are asked to check the Saturday Directory of Area Churches in the Latrobe Bulletin to make sure their entries are up to date. More...

Entertainment

A quaint rite: Harvesting broadcast’s fall crop of new shows

NEW YORK (AP) — If there’s a dominant trend in TV today, it’s this: There’s too much TV, even too much good TV, for any viewer to absorb, much less support.  Even so, as the five major broadcast networks usher in their ne More...

Dish and Sinclair agree in principle on new contract

NEW YORK (AP) — Dish Network and Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the largest TV broadcasters in the U.S., said Wednesday they’ve agreed on the outline of a new contract, one day after Sinclair’s channels went dark for Dish customer More...

Justin Bieber to perform at MTV Video Music Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Bieber will be back on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards.  MTVannounced Wednesday that the 21-year-old singer will be performing the song “What Do You Mean” from his forthcoming album at Sunday&rsquo More...

WCCC, staff reach three-year contract agreement

The Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) Board of Trustees on Wednesday unanimously approved tentative three-year pacts with faculty and staff.  More...

Janet Hoffer hired by WCCC to be Latrobe campus coordinator

The recently-opened Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) Latrobe Education Center now has a coordinator.  The WCCC Board of Trustees on Wednesday unanimously approved the appointment of Janet L. More...

Subway owner’s attorney/son pushes DTMAto modify grease trap policy

Citing a lack of options for area business owners, a Pittsburgh-based attorney on Wednesday pushed for Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) to modify its current grease trap policy.  Jason A. More...

Downtown beautification

Workers from JJ Hauser & Sons Inc. on Wednesday were busy tearing up pavement in the parking lot across from the City of Latrobe Municipal Building (Latrobe City Hall) adjacent to First National Bank. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvanians to get online voter registration

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvanians will soon be able to register online to vote.  More...

Sheetz to offer ‘premium experience’ with specialty coffees

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Feds take case of ‘dark’ humor preschool threat

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 19-year-old Pennsylvania man faces federal charges over a Facebook post threatening to kill preschool children even after telling investigators he merely has a dark sense of humor and didn’t plan to carry out the threa More...

World News

Obama marks New Orleans’ rebirth 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, warns about climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is marking 10 years since Hurricane Katrina by celebrating the revival of New Orleans, which suffered the worst of the ferocious storm’s devastation, while again warning all levels of government to More...

Trump’s campaign operation upends conventional wisdom, just like the candidate does

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Not only is Donald Trump an unconventional candidate, he’s got a campaign operation that turns the conventional wisdom of electoral politics on its head. More...

Amputees decry Medicare payment overhaul for artificial legs and feet

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABoston Marathon bombing survivor and a former U.S. senator who lost a leg serving in Vietnam have joined an industry campaign to block new Medicare requirements for artificial legs and feet. More...

Sports

Humbled Vick at peace in reserve role with Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The crowd around the backup quarterback’s locker was three or four deep. More...

Greater Latrobe, Derry Area opens section slate with golf wins

The Greater Latrobe and Derry Area golf teams opened section play with wins on Wednesday, defeating Hempfield Area and Jeannette, respectively.  The Wildcats secured a 208-215 victory against the visiting Spartans in WPIAL Section 1-AAA action a More...

Shady Side defeats GL in girls’ tennis

Shady Side Academy defeated host Greater Latrobe, 5-0, in an exhibition girls’ tennis match on Wednesday.  Ananya Dya of Shady Side topped Emily Steeley, 6-1, 6-0, at No. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Two-vehicle accident in Unity Township   More...

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