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Westmoreland Manor reps say facility is back on track

After Westmoreland County Commissioner Ted Kopas on Monday called for an end to the county’s contract with Premier Healthcare Resources Inc. More...

Allegheny Technologies contract talks to resume

BRACKENRIDGE, Pa. More...

Loyalhanna Watershed benefit merges art and nature

Art and nature go hand in hand — brush in paint, fingers in clay — for the Loyalhanna Watershed Association’s (LWA) biggest fundraiser of the year.  More...

General News

Child welfare caseworker facing child porn charges

PLEASANT HILLS, Pa. More...

Judge to reconsider jail in Facebook preschool threat case

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge has been asked to reconsider a magistrate’s order to release a 19-year-old Pennsylvania man while he awaits trial on charges that he made Facebook threats to kill preschool children.  More...

Pittsburgh man jailed in toddler stepson’s fatal shooting

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say a man jailed in the fatal shooting of his toddler stepson gave differing accounts of the shooting.  Online court records don’t list an attorney for 30-year-old Harrison Marshman Jr., who remain More...

Sports

Greater Latrobe defeats Derry Area in girls’ tennis exhibition

Greater Latrobe got the better of visiting Derry Area, 5-0, during an exhibition girls’ tennis match between the two area teams on Tuesday.  More...

GCC defeats DA in girls’ golf

The Greensburg Central Catholic girls’ golf team remained unbeaten following a 204-230 victory against host Derry Area on Tuesday in a WPIAL Section 1-AA match at Latrobe Elks.  More...

Steelers bumpy preseason leaves plenty of questions

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Oh, for the days of late July, when the biggest question surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers was whether Antonio Brown’s customwrapped Rolls Royce would avoid the occasional pothole at Saint Vincent College.  Amonth More...

Lifestyles

Derry Area Class of 1960 celebrates 55th anniversary

Derry Area Senior High School Class of 1960 celebrated its 55th anniversary with a reunion Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Derry Ukrainian Society club. More...

St. Vincent College Concert Series to open with Duo Sonidos Sept. 12

Duo Sonidos, violin and guitar, will open the 2015-16 St. Vincent College Concert Series 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in the St. Vincent Archabbey Basilica Crypt, Unity Township. More...

Wedding Guidelines

Brides as well as brides-to-be planning to have accounts of their weddings in the Latrobe Bulletin are reminded they are published without charge.  Forms are available in the editorial office, by calling 724-537- 3351 Ext. 25 before 2 p.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Accident in Latrobe   Latrobe police report that on Aug. 25, a two-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Lloyd Avenue and Unity Street in Latrobe. Both vehicles had minor damage, but no injuries were reported. More...

Derry Twp. Supervisors approve MMO, vacate portion of street

Derry Township Supervisors Tuesday approved the township’s 2016 minimum municipal obligation (MMO) for the employee pension plan and vacated a portion of Center Street to help Pace Industries Airo Division.  More...

Unity planners okay preliminary plans for church addition

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday approved preliminary plans for a scaled-down version of a church addition that was first okayed by the board in 2013.  The current plan calls for Latrobe Alliance Church, 130 Kingston St., Youngs More...

New PennDOT website has more info

Pennsylvanians looking for information on construction projects, improvements underway because of Act 89, the state’s transportation funding plan, as well as projects scheduled through 2026 have a new resource — www.Projects.PennDOT. More...

Bradenville VFD to hold special meetings

Derry Township Volunteer Fire Department Company No. 1 at Bradenville will host a pair of special meetings at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, and at noon Sunday, Sept. 6, at the fire hall.  All members are urged to attend.   More...

Local & State News

Business groups: Smog rule would hurt Pa. economy

The federal government’s proposal to reduce smog will harm Pennsylvania manufacturers and the state’s broader economy, probusiness groups are warning in a new public-relations offensive against the upcoming regulations.  More...

Firefighter suspected of DUI in crash that killed colleague

HERMINIE, Pa. More...

Body found on Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus

INDIANA, Pa. More...

World News

Obama to glimpse life in rural Alaska where many toil in Third-World conditions

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — It’s a good bet that President Barack Obama will never use a honey bucket.  More...

Scores of investigators scour northern Illinois for 3 suspects wanted in officer’s death

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — As a small northern Illinois community mourned a popular veteran police officer who was fatally shot while on duty, authorities scoured the area overnight in search of three men wanted in his slaying.  More...

North Korean airline, named world’s worst, delivers authoritarian service but good safety record

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. More...

Health

A bold move to save a man’s hand: Tucking it into his tummy

Casey Reyes struggled for a way to explain the “sci-fi” surgery doctors were proposing to save her 87-year-old grandfather’s badly burned hand.  “They’re gonna put your hand inside your stomach, kind of like a hoodi More...

Racial gap in kidney transplants closes but work remains

CHICAGO (AP) — Aracial gap in kidney transplants appears to have closed, a 13-year study found.  More...

Midlife obesity may spur risk for earlier Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON (AP) — One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people’s weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease, but when.  More...

Entertainment

Wrestler ‘Superfly’ Snuka charged in girlfriend’s 1983 death

ALLENTOWN, Pa. More...

Two men accused of threatening Pokémon championships denied bail

BOSTON (AP) — Two Iowa men accused of making online threats of violence against a Pokémon competition in Boston were ordered held without bail Tuesday after a judge rejected arguments by their lawyers that their comments amounted to idle online More...

‘Concussion’ director says no compromises were made for NFL

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after its trailer debuted online and months before it hits theaters, the Will Smith football head-trauma film “Concussion” is already sparking controversy.  More...

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