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Ligonier Highland Games return to Idlewild tomorrow

The 57th anniversary of the Ligonier Highland Games, showcasing the cultural, musical and athletic traditions of Scotland, will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 26, at Idlewild & SoakZone in Ligonier Township.  More...

General News

Global warming, evolution clipping bees’tongues

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming and evolution are reshaping the bodies of some American bumblebees, a new study finds.  More...

Sheriff apologizes to lawyers asked to remove bras at jail

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The sheriff of a Maine jail has apologized to a pair of female lawyers who were told they needed to take off their underwire bras to avoid setting off the metal detector if they wanted to talk to their jailed clients.&nbs More...

University mascot sends recovering official back to hospital

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State University’s Sun Devils mascot doesn’t always know when he’s being devilish.  More...

Sports

Bearcats look to move on from lopsided loss in PAC opener

On road again Saturday against Grove City

For the Bulletin to say that, win or It’s cliché lose, a team needs to have a short memory from week to week. After a five-touchdown loss at Case Western Reserve (Ohio) last weekend, the St. More...

Lady ’Cats win first volleyball match; Trojans rebound; LV sweeps Blairsville

The Greater Latrobe girls’ volleyball team recorded a much-needed win, while Derry Area rebounded from defeat and Ligonier Valley also won by sweep on Thursday.  The Lady Wildcats swept Franklin Regional, 25-16, 25-22 and 25-18 in a WPIAL More...

GCC’s Zambruno top finisher in Section 1-AA girls’ golf tourney

Olivia Zambruno of Greensburg Central Catholic is at the top again.  Zambruno secured the top spot, advancing to next month’s WPIAL Class AA Championships, where the junior will look to defend her title.  More...

Lifestyles

SVC to host lunar eclipse open house, to hold planetarium shows

The St. Vincent College Planetarium and Observatory will be hosting a lunar eclipse open house from 9 to midnight Sunday, Sept. More...

Quilt raffle tickets on sale Oct. 1

Holding a quilt that will be raffled off by the Latrobe Center for Active Adults are Susan Tschupp, Barbra Hough, group leader Audrey John and Geraldine Daughenbaugh. More...

Rev. McCoid back as church guest preacher

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Latrobe, continues its 150th anniversary celebration this weekend by welcoming back Bishop Emeritus Donald McCoid as its guest preacher.  More...

Derry Area School Board, teachers ratify 5-year contract

 The Derry Area School Board on Thursday voted to ratify a five-year contract with the district’s education association, the final step in reaching a resolution after 20 months of negotiations. More...

County sheriff’s officers in, park police out for Fort Ligonier Days

The annual Fort Ligonier Days festivities bring in tourists by the tens of thousands. What it will not bring is Westmoreland County park police officers, although sheriff’s deputies will be there for traffic control.  More...

Planners recommend outdoor burning ordinance in Ligonier Twp.

With some suggested changes, the Ligonier Township Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday night to recommend that the board of supervisors approve a proposed ordinance regulating outdoor burning in the township.  More...

Local & State News

Pa. House sends short-term spending plan to veto

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — After more than two hours of angry debate Thursday, the state House of Representatives passed a short-term spending plan that Democratic Gov. More...

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman leaves unattended dog in car   More...

Teen who stabbed high school students must go to jail at 18

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A teen charged with stabbing 20 fellow students and a security guard at his high school must move from a juvenile detention center to the county jail when he turns 18, a judge ruled Thursday.  More...

World News

Police: Infant found dead was left in SUV for hours

MACEDONIA, Ohio (AP) — An 8-month-old boy bound for day care was left behind in an SUV and found dead inside the vehicle hours later in a Wal-Mart parking lot, authorities said Thursday.  More...

Pope Francis set to bring his message to world leaders at UN

NEW YORK (AP) — From the world stage of the United Nations to an inner-city school, Pope Francis is emphasizing themes that have shaped his popular papacy as he packs in encounters with the powerful and the poor in New York City. More...

Fate holds cruel twist for Syrian family sent to asylum center

HEIDENAU, Germany (AP) — From the bright lights of Berlin to a grim former Nazi military barracks near the Czech border, the Syrian refugee family’s new life in Germany has been a rollercoaster of euphoria and despair.  More...

Education

Derry Area Pie Auction Sunday, Oct. 4

Getting ready for the Atlantic No. 40 One-Room Schoolhouse Annual Pie Auction to be held on Sunday, Oct. More...

SVC students to join papal visit in Philly starting today

Twenty-six St. Vincent College (SVC) students will be joining the millions of pilgrims expected for the visit of Pope Francis in Philadelphia today, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25-27.  More...

Students help nurse, fellow student

Derry Area High School Transition Technology students Dan McDowell and Colton Bateman (right) recently made modifications to a cot in the Derry Area Middle School nurse’s suite. More...

Entertainment

David Beckham impressed by pope: ‘Truly amazing’

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Add David Beckham to the list of people who have been moved by the pope’s visit to the United States.  The superstar was promoting child welfare at the United Nations on Thursday, a day before Pope Francis was d More...

In Philadelphia, Madonna gives ‘Popeywopey’ her blessing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman with plenty of experience tangling with the Vatican has given Pope Francis her endorsement during his first U.S. visit. More...

First lady is animated guest star on ‘Doc McStuffins’ show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is paying a visit to the children’s animated series “Doc McStuffins.” In the episode, the cartoon Mrs. More...

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