September 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

19th Annual Unity Celebration set Oct. 20

The 19th Annual Westmoreland County Unity Celebration will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the Westmoreland County Courthouse Square starting at 5:30 p.m.  More...

UPMC resumes transplants after mold investigation

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area medical system is reopening its organ transplant program, six days after closing it because of concerns that mold contributed to the deaths of three transplant patients who had fungal infections.  More...

General News

As gamblers shun stingier slots, casinos shake things up

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Move aside one-armed bandits. More...

Home of Disneyland offers a model for communities with dwindling water supplies

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Orange County’s natural water supplies come from just three sources: Limited rain, a single unreliable river and aquifers.  More...

Pope gone, but Philadelphia still has huge cleanup job

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rush-hour in Philadelphia is returning to normal after Pope Francis’ two-day visit.  The Delaware River Port Authority says the Benjamin Franklin Bridge across the Delaware River reopened to vehicles at 4 a.m. More...

Sports

Ligonier Valley’s Collin Smith receives offer from University of Michigan to play safety

Ligonier Valley head football coach Roger Beitel didn’t know what to think when his star quarterback, Collin Smith, called him at 9 p.m. More...

Sferra pitches perfect game for Palombo’s in O-T

It was a perfect weekend for the Latrobe-Derry Old-Timers Baseball League.  Literally.  Greg Sferra tossed a perfect game, the highlight of the weekend — and perhaps the season — as he helped Palombo’s defeat D&Z Print More...

Bearcats roll over Grove City, 48-28

St. Vincent College scored on offense, defense and special teams en route to a 48-28 victory on the road Saturday against Grove City in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference football game.  More...

Lifestyles

Heritage Holiday Committee holds annual Historic Saltsburg Car Cruise

The Heritage Holiday Committee held its annual Historic Saltsburg Car Cruise on Sept. More...

Campus Corner

A number of area students have been named to the summer 2015 dean’s list at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). More...

CSC lecture to discuss science of hacking

To Carnegie Mellon University’s David Brumley, hacking is “not something just bad guys do.”  Brumley, a professor and director of the CyLab Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, will discuss the important science behind hack More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries in Latrobe accident   Latrobe police report that on Thursday, Sept. 24, at the intersection of Alexander Street and McKinley Avenue, Latrobe, a tractor trailer backed into a 2016 Subaru driven by Paula Guinther of Greensburg. More...

County Chamber invites public to commissioner candidates forum

The Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to hear directly from county commissioner candidates at the 2015 Commissioner Candidates Forum from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Thousands flock to annual Ligonier Highland Games

Perfect weather drew thousands of people to the 57th annual Ligonier Highland Games held Saturday at Idlewild with mass band performances, a parade of the clans, Highland dancing, bagpipe and drum competitions, a variety of heavy athletic events and More...

Ruling of inquest in police shooting death to be announced Wednesday

Westmoreland County Coroner Ken Bacha later this week will announce the final ruling of the coroner’s inquest into the shooting death of a Hempfield Township man.  The ruling is scheduled to be announced at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. More...

Husband’s name clarified

In a feature story about artist Philomena “Chookie” Rossi that appeared in the Sept. 26-27 weekend edition of the Latrobe Bulletin, Rossi’s late husband was incorrectly identified. His name was Anthony, not Fred.   More...

Local & State News

Pope blesses grotto of knots inspired by a favorite painting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pope Francis made an unannounced stop Sunday to bless an art installation, a grotto adorned with 110,000 knots, each representing a personal hardship or societal challenge.  More...

Most Pennsylvania lawmakers taking pay during budget impasse

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A newspaper is reporting that most Pennsylvania lawmakers are collecting their salaries while the state endures a 3-month-old budget impasse.  The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review said Saturday that 14 state representatives didn More...

World Meeting of Families to be held in Dublin in 2018

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The next World Meeting of Families will be held in 2018 in Dublin, church officials announced Sunday, placing the event in an overwhelmingly Roman Catholic country that has been ground zero for the church’s clergy sex More...

World News

Obama, Putin meeting to confront differences on Syria and Ukraine

NEW YORK (AP) — Face-to-face for the first time in nearly a year, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday will confront rising tensions over Moscow’s military engagement in Syria, as well as the stubborn cris More...

Study: Asians will surpass Hispanics as largest immigrant group heading to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major shift in immigration patterns over the next 50 years, Asians will have surged past Hispanics to become the largest group of immigrants heading to the United States, according to estimates in a new immigration study. More...

Boehner slams GOP hard-liners as ‘false prophets’ on budget, Obamacare, Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner warned Sunday against “false prophets” in his own party making unrealistic promises, saying his resignation had averted a government shutdown this week but not the GOP’s broader bat More...

Health

Another food fight? Congress mulls changes to school meal standards

WASHINGTON (AP) — Add another item to lawmakers’ busy fall agenda: Congress must decide whether to do battle again with first lady Michelle Obama over school lunches with more whole grains and less salt.  More...

Medicare annual comparison events offered this fall

APPRISE, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, will hold free and confidential counseling appointments for Medicare beneficiaries throughout the Medicare annual enrollment period, Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.  More...

Gene test finds which breast cancer patients can skip chemo

Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease — good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient’s risk.  More...

Entertainment

‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ bites off September record

LOS ANGELES (AP) — September has a new box office star in “Hotel Transylvania 2.” The PG-rated animated pic earned a robust $47.5 million in its debut weekend, making it the top September opener of all time, according to Rentrak est More...

ABC apologizes for claiming O.J. Simpson video as exclusive

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC News apologized for promoting as an exclusive a videotape of O.J. Simpson that NBC had aired 15 years ago.  More...

Popular returning TV shows match Google interest

NEWYORK (AP) — The anticipation among television viewers about new fall shows was foreshadowed by Google.  The online information company said Friday the most-searched query about fall premieres over the past week was about when Fox’ More...

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