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Sage’s Army meeting on Sept. 10

Shara Saveikis, MSW, executive director of the Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau, will speak at the next Sage’s Army meeting, scheduled 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Calvary Church, Irwin (behind Giant Eagle).  More...

Living history at Fort Ligonier

Erica Nuckles, director of history and collections at Fort Ligonier, demonstrates fabric dyeing with natural dyes to Natalie, 13, her parents Eric and Rene Rockwall, and sister Erin, 16, from Stow, O More...

General News

Chinese drywall suit and Chinese government agencies

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than a year after suing the Cabinet agency that oversees China’s biggest state-owned companies, lawyers for people who say their homes were ruined by Chinese drywall are still trying to get the lawsuit served.  More...

US-Israeli spat over nuclear deal threatens to sideline Palestinian issue

JERUSALEM (AP) — In recent months, many in the Middle East had assumed — some in hope, others with concern — that once the Iranian nuclear issue was resolved, the United States would make another push for peace between Israel and th More...

Police investigating death of toddler left in a hot car

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. (AP) — The death of a northwest Georgia infant is under investigation after he was apparently left in a vehicle for about two hours.  More...

Sports

Bearcats hang with nationally ranked John Carroll (Ohio) early before falling

Every year as summer winds down, sports fans are seduced by the pageantry, competition and excitement of the opening of college football season.  All of those, as well as a good dose of trepidation, were in place Saturday afternoon at Chuck Noll More...

GS honors former long-time sports writer ‘Huddie’ Kaufman

BY MIKE DUDURICH For the Bulletin Men like Howard “Huddie” Kaufman don’t come along very often. More...

Lady Wildcats gets season-opening soccer victory

Hannah Mears and Abby LaDuke both scored twice as the Greater Latrobe girls’ soccer team scored a pair of late goals to pull away from host Altoona Area, 7-3, during the Lady Wildcats’ exhibition season opener Saturday.  Mears and La More...

Lifestyles

GLSHS junior completes his Eagle Scout project

Mrs. Becki Pellis, principal, and Scott Soccio check out his Eagle Scout project at Mountain View Elementary School. More...

Campus Corner

Benjamin Biss of Latrobe recently completed a summer internship at Kennametal in Latrobe under the supervision of Dan Berlin, the Unity Township campus reported Friday.  Biss, son of Jim and Darnell Biss, is a junior at St. More...

Millet: You see it in birdseed, but you want it on the table

You’ll find millet in your birdseed mix, but don’t let that stop you from putting it on the dinner table. Crunchy and nutty with a corn-like sweetness, this gluten-free grain with a fluffy texture makes a perfect side dish or salad.  More...

Fatal apartment fire blamed on dropped cigarette on couch

Authorities say a fire in a Latrobe apartment that apparently was started by a dropped cigarette claimed the life of a woman despite the best efforts of a firefighter who lived in the building.  More...

Mike and Ina Bazley to be honored for conservation service

McKenna Foundation cited

Mike and Ina Bazley have been familiar faces at area farmers markets for more than 22 years, but the products for sale on their table have never stayed the same.  “We’ve always kept it fresh and interesting, and raised just about eve More...

GOP lawmakers’ next budget stalemate step is stopgap bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans who control the Pennsylvania Legislature have begun planning their next move in the 2-monthold budget stalemate with Gov. Tom Wolf, with no signs that the sides are nearing an agreement. More...

Local & State News

State Supreme Court races only the beginning of turnover on the bench

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

POLICE ROUNDUP

DUI in Derry Township  State police at Greensburg report at 12:57 a.m. Aug. 23, Tyler Robert Klapchar, 21, was stopped for a traffic violation on Route 982 in Derry Township and subsequently arrested for DUI. More...

State police crack down during Labor Day weekend

State police stayed busy during a weekend associated with not having to work.  According to a report from state police at Greensburg, DUI enforcement operations that occurred Friday, Sept. 4, and Saturday, Sept. More...

World News

Congress back in Washington to plunge into debate on Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers returning to Washington from their summer recess are plunging immediately into bitter, partisan debate over the Iran nuclear accord. The deal struck by Iran, the U.S. More...

Huckabee to join rally for jailed clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. More...

Clinton says no need to apologize for email choice: ‘What I did was allowed’

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday she does not need to apologize for using a private email account and server while at the State Department because “what I did was allowed.” In an interview with The Associ More...

Health

SHU Orthodontics Named 2015 Health Care Heroes Finalist

The Seton Hill University Center for Orthodontics has been named a finalist for a 2015 Health Heroes Award sponsored by the Pittsburgh Business Times and Highmark.  More...

More kids kept safe from household medicines, ER trend says

CHICAGO (AP) — New research suggests parents are doing a better job of keeping household medicines out of the hands of young children.  More...

Study: Infants’ whooping cough source likely siblings

CHICAGO (AP) — Infants are more likely to catch whooping cough from their siblings than their moms, says a study with implications for how to protect them. Previously, moms were considered the more common source of infection. More...

Entertainment

Smith sings new Bond theme song for ‘Spectre’

LONDON (AP) — The name’s Smith, Sam Smith.  The choice was shrouded in mystery and denials, but the 23-yearold British sensation has surfaced as the singer of the theme song for the new James Bond film, “Spectre.”  More...

‘War Room’ leads the way at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Summer blockbusters gave way to the small and highly targeted over a sleepy Labor Day weekend at the box office, with notable performances from the faith-based “War Room” and the Spanish language cartoon “Un More...

Frank Serpico seeks seat on upstate NY town board

STUYVESANT, N.Y. (AP) — The former New York City policeman immortalized for blowing the whistle on police corruption in the 1973 film “Serpico” is running for office in a small upstate New York town.  More...

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