September 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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 procedure are as follows: • Only homegrown tomatoes qualify. • Tomatoes must be registered before Sept. More...

United Way Day of Caring

As part of the United Way Day of Caring last Friday, Saint Gobain employee Becky Kittey does her part keeping the site clear of debris as volunteer workers from Saint Gobain install siding to preserve an old storage building for the Lincoln Highway H More...

General News

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Now arriving: Airport control towers with no humans inside   More...

New York to be main testing ground for vehicle safety device

NEW YORK (AP) — The city will be the main testing ground for a smart device installed in vehicles to warn motorists of impending dangers and congestion, the U.S. secretary of transportation announced Monday.  More...

Obama promotes online search tool with college-specific data

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday debuted a redesigned online tool with college-specific information about student costs, loans and potential earning power, scaling back a planned ratings system that critics derided as too su More...

Editorial

Busybody anti-alcohol research says successful people should drink less

Do you have champagne wishes and caviar dreams?  Or maybe just enjoy some celebratory cocktails?  You’ve worked hard, and now you want to enjoy yourself.  Cut it out, says a new study out of the United Kingdom that advocates, &ld More...

Hurricane victims merit proper burial

A decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, 30 bodies remain unidentified.  More...

‘Quiet crisis’ as Pa.’s budget stalemate grinds on

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Lifestyles

‘Legends of Sleepy Hollow’ to open history dinner theater series Sept. 25

“Legends of Sleepy Hollow” will be the inaugural presentation by master storyteller Jonathan Kruk in the new history dinner theater series hosted by The Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery in the Fred M. Rogers Center at St. More...

Kara Sroka, Scott Garrison

A honeymoon on the Caribbean island of Jamaica followed the July 25, 2015, wedding of Kara Sroka of Latrobe and Scott Garrison of Norvelt. The newlyweds reside in Unity Township.  More...

Blood donation opportunities Sept. 16-30

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help their communities prepare for emergencies by giving blood during National Preparedness Month this September.  More...

Latrobe council OKs promotions for two police officers

Latrobe police officers Joseph Angus and Robert Rummell were both officially promoted to the rank of sergeant during Latrobe City Council’s regular meeting Monday night.  More...

Derry Borough Council considering rental occupancy ordinance

Seeking more control over its rental properties, Derry Borough Council is looking into the creation of a borough rental occupancy ordinance.  The borough has an occupancy ordinance in place, but it doesn’t include landlord-specific stipula More...

Annual Toast the Tour and Historic House Tour Sept. 18-19

The Westmoreland County Historical Society is opening doors to the remarkably rich history of Westmoreland County during a two-day event featuring tours of historically significant houses in Westmoreland County.  More...

Latrobe Reality Tour is this Wednesday

An article that appeared in the Monday, Sept. 14 edition of the Latrobe Bulletin incorrectly listed the date for the upcoming Latrobe Reality Tour.  More...

Local & State News

Small-town mayor adds intrigue to Senate race

BRADDOCK, Pa. More...

POLICE ROUNDUP

Alcohol charges for Latrobe women   More...

Mold outbreak causes closure of Pittsburgh hospital ICU

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials say a mold outbreak has prompted closure of a Pittsburgh hospital’s intensive care unit and the relocation of 18 patients.  UPMC Presbyterian’s chief nursing officer Holly Lorenz said Monday that hos More...

World News

8 dead, 5 missing after flash flood hits town on Utah-Arizona border

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A wall of water swept away two vehicles carrying women and children in a Utah-Arizona border town Monday, killing at least eight people and leaving five others missing in a community that served as a home base for polygamous sec More...

N.Korea warns it has restarted all nuclear bomb plants

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A day after threatening long-range rocket launches, North Korea declared Tuesday that it has upgraded and restarted all of its atomic fuel plants so it can produce more — and more sophisticated — nuclear we More...

Hungary set to deploy military to border

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian government is expected to decide Tuesday to deploy the army to its border with Serbia as a set of harsh new measures meant to stop the huge flow of refugees and other migrants through the country takes eff More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  (The) city makes me laugh in how money is spent. As I ride around Latrobe, I see all these new street poles and street names being put up. How much is this costing the city and taxpayers?  More...

Sports

Wildcats, Trojans continue to cruise in section boys’ golf

The Greater Latrobe and Derry Area boys’ golf teams continue to roll through the season.  The Wildcats, led by senior co-captain Tommy Kisick and classmate Clay Hagenbuch, remained unbeaten with a 199-210 WPIAL Section 1-AAA victory agains More...

Greater Latrobe girls’ volleyball team to rely on four returning senior starters

Greater Latrobe head girls’volleyball coach Jordan Zeunges knows the numbers aren’t all that impressive. Her team was 3-11 overall and 2-10 in WPIAL Section 1- AAA last year, but she comes into 2015 season undeterred and even fairly optimistic. More...

Pitt’s Narduzzi plans to stay with two-quarterback system against Iowa

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Where some see a budding quarterback controversy, Pat Narduzzi sees potential for growth.  The first-year Pittsburgh coach is hardly in a rush to name a starter for Saturday’s game at Iowa.  Maybe junior Chad V More...

Entertainment

Appeals court clears way for trial over dancing baby video

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court Monday cleared the way for a trial in a copyright lawsuit over a YouTube video showing a baby dancing to the Prince song, “Let’s Go Crazy.”  More...

Hunting show host charged with poaching in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The host of the Sportsman Channel hunting show “The Syndicate” was charged Monday with two felonies related to poaching in northwest Alaska.  More...

Schwarzenegger takes over for Trump on ‘Apprentice’

NEW YORK (AP) — Former California Gov. More...

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