November 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Regoli still trails Krieger for county judge’s position

The votes are now official and, just like the unofficial results, Westmoreland Court of Common Pleas Judge David Regoli is still behind.  Trailing Republican Tim Krieger, Regoli, the incumbent Democrat, has five days to decide whether he wants t More...

Annual Christmas parade, Light Up Night slated Friday

The City of Latrobe’s First Annual Neighborhood Christmas will be held on this Friday, Nov. More...

General News

Send in your letters to Santa

Hey kids, does Santa know if you have been naughty or nice?  Well, don’t take a chance that he will have the wrong information about you this Christmas season.  Don’t wait until it is too late! More...

Philadelphia traffic stop ends in bloodshed, burning bus

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 17-year-old who was in a car stopped for an expired car registration sticker traded gunfire with police during a Tuesday morning highway chase that ended with a fiery crash involving a school bus and a trooper with a gunsh More...

Judge weighing juvenile court for teen in mass stabbing

GREENSBURG, Pa. More...

Editorial

All hail Thanksgiving, so American a day

I wasn't raised in the United States. I’m of the British persuasion and 50 years into my life in the New World, I still think there isn’t much as nifty as Thanksgiving. But to a point.  More...

Firearms checks work in Pa.

A man walks into a sporting goods store to buy a gun.  No, it’s not the opening line of a joke. It’s a true story. More...

Off The Wall

‘Dig in!’

The Masutas had risen early in the morning to do what most Americans were achieving across the country, sticking the turkey in the oven while hoping it would be done by the time the rest of the family arrived from all over the country.  More...

Lifestyles

Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve director receives SVC award

Angela Belli, director of the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at St. Vincent College, was named the fifth annual winner of SVC’s Projektenmacher Award in recognition of her initiatives that, in the spirit of St. More...

UPG to spotlight ‘Monuments Men’ Dec. 1, 8

Westmoreland County residents will have the opportunity to see the film “Monuments Men,” starring Matt Damon, George Clooney, Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett, followed a week later by the presentation “Monuments Men and Their Legacy, More...

Red Cross encourages donors to give Nov. 25-29

This holiday season, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give something that means something - a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with loved ones.  More...

GL senior receives silver Congressional Award medal

Greater Latrobe senior Ava Lesko loves a challenge. Whether it’s scaling one of the Rocky Mountains, visiting Central America or canoeing in Canada, Lesko thrives on tackling new adventures. More...

Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Christmas Campaign kicks off

The Salvation Army of Western Pennsylvania will kick off its annual Red Kettle Christmas Campaign on Friday, Nov. 27, with a specific goal in mind.  More...

Toys for Tots donations accepted at Bulletin office

The Latrobe Bulletin is again participating in the Toys for Tots campaign sponsored by the United States 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...

Happy Woofgiving: Keeping pets safe for the holidays

Andrea Honigmann, DVM, has some tips on the best treats that you can feed your pets from the Thanksgiving table.  Nothing.  OK, maybe some boiled or mashed carrots and white or sweet potatoes, but absolutely without any butter or spices.&nb More...

Local & State News

Turnpike: 3.2M vehicles over Thanksgiving holiday

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) anticipates another busy Thanksgiving holiday period, with more than 3.2 million drivers expected to access the turnpike.  The PTC projects the heaviest traffic volumes to be from 3 to 8 p.m. More...

State budget work to continue after whirlwind of finger-pointing

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A two-day whirlwind of accusations, counter-accusations and a threat to override Gov. More...

Bridge scheduled to open Nov. 25

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) has announced that the Saxonburg Boulevard Bridge in Indiana Township, Allegheny County, will reopen to traffic by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25.  More...

World News

Turkey shoots down Russian jet it says violated its airspace

MOSCOW (AP) - Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it said ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria, killing at least one of the two pilots in a long-feared escalation in tensions between Russia and NATO. More...

Officer charged with murder in teen’s death; video released

CHICAGO (AP) - A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the city released a video of the killing that many people fear could spark unrest.  More...

Since ’01, Clintons collected $35M from financial businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. But Wall Street has frequently been a friend to her.  More...

Sports

SVC rallies, forces overtime to knock off No. 11-ranked Marietta (Ohio)

This was anything but a typical, laid-back November exhibition game for the St. More...

Steelers looking for success on West Coast

PITTSBURGH (AP) — David DeCastro majored in management sciences and engineering at Stanford, which according to the school’s website prepares students “to plan, design and implement complex economic and technological management syst More...

Oklahoma up to third, Iowa fourth in playoff rankings; ND to sixth

Oklahoma moved into third and Iowa was fourth in the new College Football Playoff rankings as Notre Dame slipped to No. 6.  Clemson and Alabama remained the top two teams in the third-to-last committee rankings.  More...

Entertainment

Add to a loved one’s video library with a DVD set

NEW YORK (AP) — Sure, DVDs are slightly old-school in this age of streaming media. But a boxed set of a great TV show has elegance that goes beyond the episodes it has compiled. More...

From fake guitars to collectible toys, gifts for any gamer

Video-game players aren’t that difficult to shop for. Let’s face it: It’s an expensive hobby, and most gamers have something on their list that they’ve set aside in the hopes that Santa might deliver.  More...

Unique box sets, other cool gift ideas for film fans

By SANDY COHEN  AP Entertainment Writer  More...

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