October 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Paul Cycak seeking post as Westmoreland County sheriff

Paul Cycak, a current Westmoreland County Chief Deputy Coroner and lifelong county resident, is a candidate for Westmoreland County sheriff.  Cycak, 64, of Greensburg, is running as a Democrat in the Nov. 3 general election.  More...

Chowing down . . .

They live, sleep and eat football! Derry Area High School football players, junior Justin Hayes (No. 9) and sophomore Tyre Hairston (No. More...

General News

Public has chance to name new moth species

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An auction on eBay allows the public to make a different kind of purchase as they peruse the used clothing, electronics and war relics on the site. Up for sale: naming rights to a new insect.  More...

House Republicans return to Capitol to face leadership mess

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans return to Washington this week to confront a nearly unprecedented leadership crisis, looming budget deadlines and a deeply uncertain future.  More...

Philadelphia police boss exits after crime, corruption fight

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The slayings of a teenage friend and a police officer on the same block helped shape Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey’s approach to policing.  Ramsey, who announced his retirement last week, says he More...

Sports

GL’s Pletcher drops final match in national mat event

BETHLEHEM — It might be easier to find Luke Pletcher in a tree stand over the next few weeks than on a wrestling mat.  The Greater Latrobe senior said he’s planning to take a little break — and do a lot of hunting — ahead More...

Bearcats can’t quite pull it off vs. nationally ranked Thomas More

It was right there.  Heading into the final 15 minutes of a tough battle against the 12th-ranked team in Division III football, St. Vincent College’s young and fastimproving squad was tied at 28 with Thomas More (Ky.).  More...

Blewitt’s late 56-yard field goal lifts Pitt over Georgia Tech, 31-28

ATLANTA (AP) — Quarterback Nate Peterman had no doubt Pittsburgh would keep grinding out the clock late in the fourth quarter.  “Shove-it-down-their-throats drive,” he said. “It had to be that one.”  More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe BPW celebrates week, hosts Emmy Award winner

In celebration of National Business Women's Week, Latrobe Business and Professional Women's Club (BPW) welcomed special guest speaker Darieth Chisolm to the Oct. More...

Kitchen Wise

For total comfort, embrace these easy, potato-free gnocchi

EDITOR’S NOTE: Kitchen- Wise is a weekly column that uses delicious recipes to teach basic cooking skills. You probably associate gnocchi with the Italian dumplings made from potatoes. More...

Horse Seminar Wednesday

Second Chance Equine Association will host an SCEA Horse Education Seminar 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the J. More...

Ready or not, it’s coming

Well, here it is: The first snowflakes of the season in our area arrived Sunday morning and, nope, there’s nothing we can do to stop some bigger flakes from arriving soon. More...

Violent one-vehicle crash kills Homer City teenager

A Homer City man died when the SUV he was driving ran off a road, went airborne and rolled over several times and was later found in flames.  Jacob Thomas Citeroni, 19, was declared dead at 11:58 p.m. Friday, Oct. More...

Former DA coach Dean Rossi dies

A former Derry Area High School football coach and longtime Pennsylvania scholastic athletic director has died.  More...

Former Gov. Corbett, out of office, opens up in classrooms

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It’s been nearly a year since Tom Corbett lost a bid for a second term as Pennsylvania governor, and these days he’s sharing his experiences with students at St. More...

Local & State News

Early obituary deadline for Oct. 19-20-21 editions

The Latrobe Bulletin is having temporary production changes Oct. 19, 20 and 21, and the news deadline was changed to the evenings of Oct. 18, 19, 20.  More...

Family’s pink tractor raises breast cancer awareness

NORTH EAST, Pa. (AP) — A bridesmaid’s battle with breast cancer before a wedding with a tractor procession led to a pink farm vehicle now used to raise awareness.  More...

Pennsylvania’s budget fight, deficit spurs credit downgrade

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

MSF says damage at bombed Afghan hospital ‘does not indicate a mistake’

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (AP) — The head of an international medical charity whose hospital in northern Afghanistan was destroyed in a U.S. More...

Biden says religious freedom key to fighting extremism

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says protecting religious liberty is a moral imperative that defends society against violent extremist.  Biden received the Athenagoras Human Rights Award at a ceremony Saturday night in New York. More...

30 vehicles still stuck in mud on California highway

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews digging vehicles out from under tons of mud that clogged Southern California roadways during flash flooding three days ago are dealing with another round of rain.  More...

Health

Employers offer cash to push shopping around for health care

Paula Bennett pockets about $3,000 a year from her employer mainly for driving around 80 miles roundtrip for a deal on doses of her Crohn’s disease treatment Remicade.  The extra income comes through SmartShopper, a program offered by some More...

Don’t forget food allergies when hosting your next party

Holidays, birthdays and the opportunity to unwind with good friends and some conversation are just a few of the reasons to host parties at home. More...

The world’s first female sex drug could spur similar meds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most women with low sexual desire won’t rush to get the first prescription drug to boost female libido when it becomes available on Saturday. But they may have more options down the road.  More...

Entertainment

Sony’s ‘Goosebumps’ spooks ‘Spies,’ ‘Crimson Peak’ at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scare-seeking audiences preferred the family-friendly “Goosebumps” over the gothic horror of Guillermo del Toro’s haunted house pic “Crimson Peak” two weekends out from Halloween.  More...

Tracy Morgan, bouncing back from bad crash, returns to ‘SNL’

NEW YORK (AP) — Tracy Morgan returned to a familiar stage, hosting “Saturday Night Live” in his first appearance on the show since a vehicle crash that left him in a coma.  “I was in a terrible car accident more than a ye More...

Eddie Murphy receives top US humor prize at Kennedy Center

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eddie Murphy is trading places with Mark Twain.  More...

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