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Pennsylvania Senate eyes bill to kill school property tax

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DEAreport tallies nearly 2,500 Pa. drug deaths in 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A survey of nearly 2,500 overdose deaths in Pennsylvania last year shows nearly half involved heroin.  The U.S. More...

‘Christmas at the Park’ in Derry Borough Dec. 11

The Derry Area Revitalization Corporation (DARCee) will host “Christmas at the Park” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. More...

Knupp position clarified

Ligonier Township Municipal Authority Manager Paul Knupp on Tuesday clarified that his position with the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County will be as a plant operator and not a plant supervisor as was reported in a Nov. 17 story. More...

General News

Police probing carcasses left near Pa. teachers’ picket line

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Police cite women for zapping stun guns in restaurant

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — State police have cited two women for disorderly conduct for using stun guns like “toys” — and unnerving other customers of a Pennsylvania restaurant in the process.  More...

Philadelphia may condemn property for riverfront trail

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city of Philadelphia may try to condemn a piece of property along the Delaware River for part of a planned 3.3 mile bicycle and walking trail.  More...

Sports

Two Wildcats on WPIAL All-Quad-A Eastern Conference Football Team

Two Greater Latrobe players were named to the WPIAL All- Quad-A Eastern Conference Football Team for the 2015 season.  Senior Tyler Gustafson and freshman Trent Holler were the lone representatives for the Wildcats.  Gustafson, a defensive More...

LV’s Patrick to Lehigh

Ligonier Valley’s Hannah Patrick (seated center) recently signed a letter of intent to continue her track and field career at Lehigh University in Bethlehem. More...

Malkin takes control as Penguins top Wild

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Maybe Evgeni Malkin should speak his mind more often.  Three days after calling out his underperforming team during a lifeless loss to New Jersey, Malkin scored two goals and added two assists as the Penguins held off the More...

Lifestyles

Fort Ligonier DAR visits Madonna of Trail memorial

  Fort Ligonier Chapter DAR members recently visited the Madonna of the Trail statue on Route 40 in Washington County. More...

Church news

Brenizer pastor to talk at annual service Nov. 24

The Greensburg-Jeannette Branch NAACP invites the public to attend its annual NAACP Thanksgiving Service 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, in Zion Hill Baptist Church, 102 Clay Ave., Jeannette.  More...

Holiday Cookies

Like cookies toasty and roasty? You need these shortbread

Are you the one who hunts for the cookies that are just slightly overdone, the ones that are just a hair on the other side of just done? These shortbread are the holiday cookie you want.  More...

GLSD approves purchase of ‘old athletic field’

The Greater Latrobe School District took another step toward the construction of a new Latrobe Elementary School on Tuesday.  School board members voted 6-2 to purchase a near six-acre piece of land across from the district administration office More...

Board hires facilities director

The Greater Latrobe School Board hired a familiar face to replace an outgoing administrator.  The board approved Kurt Thomas as the district’s new director of facilities, operations and planning after accepting the resignation of former s More...

Terri Hauser to succeed Tom Gray as LMA manager

A new leader will be taking the helm at the Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) on April 1, starting with a clean slate on the first day of the authority’s new fiscal year. More...

Commissioners set to vote on body scanner at prison

Westmoreland County Prison is one step closer to getting a full-body scanner at its facility.  The agenda for Thursday’s meeting of the Westmoreland County Commissioners features an item to consider awarding a bid to Dallas, Texas-based Vi More...

Toys for Tots donations accepted at Bulletin office

The Latrobe Bulletin is again participating in the Toys for Tots campaign sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps League.  Bring new, unwrapped toys before Dec. 14 to the business office, which is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. More...

Latrobe historical society move gets okayed

The Latrobe Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday approved a variance for the Latrobe Historical Society Educational Center to operate at the site of a former synagogue.  More...

Local & State News

Wolf defends accepting Syrian refugees, screening process

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

Deputies who warned Kane to testify before Senate panel

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Criminal court decisions

This is a list of criminal cases handled by judges in the most recent hearings of Westmoreland County criminal court. Some of these cases involve first-time offenders enrolled in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program. More...

World News

A look at presumed Paris mastermind targeted in police raid

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) - The presumed mastermind of last week’s devastating attacks in Paris once bragged about being so slippery he could move undetected between Syria and Belgium, his home country. More...

US Muslims face backlash after Paris attacks

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Muslims around the U.S. are facing backlash following the deadly attacks in Paris, including vandalism to mosques and Islamic centers, hate-filled phone and online messages and threats of violence.  More...

US and Russia entertain cooperation in Syria

MOSCOW (AP) - In a striking shift, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin are embarking on a tentative path toward closer ties and possible military cooperation, as the bitter rift over Ukraine gives way to common cause against t More...

Health

Excela Health, Tobacco Coalition champion the quit during Lung CancerAwareness Month

Westmoreland County leads state in incidence of disease, death

According to the World Health Organization, lung cancer has risen to the number one cancer diagnosis among both men and women worldwide, and has led to the most cancer-related deaths. More...

Family trumps tobacco for smoke-free dad

Who really knows why Bob Smeltz started smoking at age 17. Perhaps it was to feel more mature, or maybe just to try something different. This Excela Health information technology support center analyst can't say for sure. More...

Rare tuberculosis case shows diagnosing, treating children is tough

WASHINGTON (AP) — When a 2-year-old returned sick from a visit to India, U.S. doctors suspected tuberculosis even though standard tests said no. More...

Entertainment

Charlie Sheen: I’m HIV-positive, bad boy days over

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Sheen said his bad-boy days are over and, with Tuesday’s declaration that he’s HIV-positive, he aims to become an inspiration to others.  “My partying days are behind me,” Sheen said in a let More...

Cate Blanchett honored at Museum of Modern Art

NEWYORK (AP) — Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett has been honored for her film work at a glittery gala at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.  More...

Richard Linklater’s ‘Everybody Wants Some’ to open SXSW

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Linklater’s college basketball comedy “Everybody Wants Some” will open the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival.  More...

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