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Preliminary hearing postponed for alleged marijuana growers

Atrio of Latrobe residents awaiting a preliminary hearing regarding what police called a “substantial” marijuana grow will have to continue waiting after a postponement Monday.  Jamie Lynn Sobota, 39, Joshua P. More...

Derry Township man dies after flipping ATV

A Derry Township man on Sunday flipped his all-terrain vehicle on top of himself while traveling up a steep hill and succumbed to his injuries. More...

General News

Wal-Mart cutting back on hours for workers at some stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart says it is asking some stores to schedule workers for fewer hours, although it says the directive is only being given to stores that are assigning more hours than they were expected to.  More...

Former Subway spokesman Fogle suing ex-aide over loan

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is suing the incarcerated former head of his charitable foundation for allegedly defaulting on a $191,000 personal loan to buy an Indianapolis home.  More...

Appeals court upholds Jesus statue on Montana mountain

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A 6-foot tall statue of Jesus that has spent the last 60 years overlooking a northwestern Montana ski hill may stay there, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.  More...

Editorial

We need to do whatever it takes to end this insanity

Last Wednesday, my daughter Alison was brutally struck down in the prime of her life by a deranged gunman. More...

Hackers expose the cheaters. Surprised?

The Internet is ubiquitous in daily life, and hackers almost equally so. No one should be surprised when they hear about the latest data breach.  More...

Avenue to suspend Kane’s law license could spark legal fight

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe BPW sponsors Banana Inspired Baking Contest

Latrobe Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW) sponsored the Banana Inspired Baking Contest during the Great American Banana Split Celebration over the weekend. More...

Cooking in Deadline

It’s time to get over your unfounded fears of turkey burgers

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cooking on Deadline features fast, weeknight-friendly meals that are big on flavor, but not on labor. It really is time for all of us to get over our hesitation about turkey burgers. More...

Church news

Trauger St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 108 Dutch Hill Road, Latrobe (Trauger, Mount Pleasant Township), is sponsoring Rally Day on Sunday, Sept. 13. Scheduled are: More...

Latrobe-GLSD seeks new executive director . . . apparently

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation is in the market for a new executive director but no one — not even current executive director Jeanne Ashley — wants to talk about it publicly.  More...

Kopas calls for an end to Westmoreland Manor contract

A poor inspection resulted in a fine from the state was the tipping point for Westmoreland County Commissioner Ted Kopas, who on Monday released a statement calling for an end to a service contract with the group tasked with managing the facility.&nb More...

Before debut, Cabaret Theatre to do short plays at Latrobe Art Center

The Cabaret Theatre, a new regional entertainment center, will open its doors across the street from Latrobe Art Center in late November or early December.  The theater, located on Main Street in downtown Latrobe, is being constructed at the hom More...

Authorities looking for former counselor accused of stealing $26K

A man tasked with getting young peoples’ lives back on track instead allegedly stole from them and is now a wanted man.  More...

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...

Local & State News

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Rec to offer new programs

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation will offer five new programs this fall and winter and next spring.  (Fees listed are for residents of the City of Latrobe, residents of the Greater Latrobe School District and residents of all areas outside of t More...

Feds charge liquor board ex-official with taking kickbacks

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Wilpen Road Bridge to close until November

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, the Wilpen Road (Route 1017) Bridge over Mill Creek in Ligonier Township will be closed for reconstruction until early November.  All traffic will be detoured to Route 711 while the bridge is replaced. More...

World News

Others faulted for classified info; legal experts see little risk for Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, b More...

Clinton, aides stressed need to protect sensitive State Department information in email

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other forms of unsecure electronic communication More...

Obama paints doomsday scene of climate change in Alaska in campaign to boost global action

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama is painting a doomsday scenario for the Arctic and beyond if climate change isn’t dealt with fast: entire nations submerged underwater, cities abandoned and refugees fleeing in droves as con More...

Sports

Wildcats, Trojans perfect through three section golf matches

The Greater Latrobe and Derry Area boys’ golf teams are perfect through three matches.  The Wildcats turned in a solid effort on a course where it normally doesn’t play well, while the Trojans were locked in a tight section match, bo More...

NFL suspends Steelers’ Bryant for four games

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The list of key players the Pittsburgh Steelers will have to do without early in the 2015 season keeps growing.  Add second-year wide receiver Martavis Bryant. More...

Steelers get Scobee from Jaguars for sixth-round pick

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. More...

Entertainment

Miley Cyrus’ barebreast flash nothing like Janet Jackson’s

NEWYORK (AP) — Janet Jackson exposed a breast on national television a decade ago, and it sparked national outrage. Miley Cyrus’ flash barely caused a shrug.  More...

President to take wilderness trip with Bear Grylls

NEWYORK (AP) — Survival expert Bear Grylls has bagged his biggest celebrity yet for a walk in the wilderness — President Barack Obama.  More...

Hikers behaving badly: Trail partying raises ire

BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine (AP) — When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring — not a rolling, monthslong frat party.  More...

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