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Lincoln Highway Yuletide Open House set Dec. 2-4

The Lincoln Highway Yuletide Open House will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 2-4 at the Lincoln Highway Experience, 3435 Route 30 East, Unity Township.  More...

General News

Police: Gang members targeted boy, 9, shot in alley

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man was charged with first-degree murder Friday in connection with the slaying of a 9-year-old boy who police say was lured from a playground and shot in the head because of his father’s gang ties.  More...

In 2016 campaign, both parties want reform in justice system

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the campaign trail, among candidates of both parties, the idea of locking up drug criminals for life is a lot less popular than it was a generation ago.  More...

Oregon firefighters rescue owl tangled in fishing line

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Wildlife rehabilitation workers say a great horned owl that was tangled in fishing line is resting after being rescued by Oregon firefighters.  More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Terrorism on American soil

During this past week a 3-year-old boy in Rock Hill, South Carolina, killed himself when he was playing with a loaded gun in his house.  More...

Bulletin Board

David Vogle, Lloydsville Volunteer Fire Department vice president/lieutenant, writes:  “Happy Thanksgiving.  More...

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Lifestyles

LVHS senior attains Eagle Scout rank

Robert Baughman (center), 18, of Ligonier Boy Scout Troop 372 recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. More...

SVC announces winter, spring planetarium shows

St. Vincent College will present six planetarium shows this winter and spring at the Angelo J. Taiani Planetarium and Astronaut Exhibit in the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion on the Unity Township campus. More...

The Grand Halle to host holiday shows Dec. 4-5, 10

Underneath the soaring blue arches and gold-leafed stars twinkle thousands of crystals, hanging from evergreen and snow-covered hardwoods. Blue up-lights create a frosty glow.  More...

Entertainment

New Rocky story ‘Creed’ balances brutality and theatricality

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sylvester Stallone knows most of Rocky Balboa’s famous fights would have been stopped by a real-life referee long before the battered and bloodied fictional heavyweight champion rallies his will to win.  More...

NBC’s ‘The Wiz Live!’ to ease on down that tuneful yellow brick road

NEW YORK (AP) — Soon, a determined girl named Dorothy will ease on down that road in NBC’s “The Wiz Live!”  More...

Harry Potter author takes to Twitter to talk about Snape

LONDON (AP) — Harry Potter readers have long wanted to know: Why did the boy wizard choose to honor Severus Snape — a teacher who had been so mean to him?  Author JK Rowling took to Twitter to answer the enduring question on Friday i More...

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Suspect in custody

State Police have apprehended Ray Shetler Jr, 31., the suspect who shot and killed St. Clair Twp. Police Officer Lloyd Reed Saturday night. More...

Despite imminent loss of funding, the show will go on for Latrobe Reality Tour

Those involved with the Latrobe Reality Tour readily admit the program can be scary. But a being called a scare tactic, and removing funding because of that, is going too far.  More...

Latrobe Community Christmas Day Dinner scheduled

The 10th annual Latrobe Community Christmas Day Dinner sponsored by the Greater Latrobe Ministerial Association will be held Dec. 25 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 306 St. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, NOV. 30  5 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, work session, City Hall  7 p.m., Ligonier Borough Planning Committee, Town Hall  TUESDAY, DEC. More...

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...

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.  More...

World News

Strikes on IS city, focus of international campaign, kill 8

BEIRUT (AP) - A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an international military campaign, killed at least eight people, including five children, Syrian opposi More...

Carson visiting Syrian refugees in Jordan

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is in the Middle East this weekend to meet with Syrian refugees.  More...

In Uganda, pope honors Christian martyrs, meets youth

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - Pope Francis is paying his respects to 19th century Ugandan Christians who were burnt alive rather than renounce their faith, the latest group of martyrs from around the world honored by Francis in hopes of giving today’s More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to editor

To the Editor:  Perhaps someone can enlighten me about what has become of the Catholic religion?  This is the faith that I have followed for over 50 years and until recently, I cannot believe all of the socializing that goes on before the M More...

Sports

Trojans look to get back to contending for playoff spot in boys’ basketball

Derry Area boys’ basketball coach Damon Rause said the Trojans’ 2-19 season isn’t exactly what it seems.  Injuries and a lack of depth contributed to the Trojans’ lowest output since a winless season in 2009-10, one year More...

Backup running backs powering Steelers, Seahawks

SEATTLE (AP) — Just as everyone expected before the season began, two of the NFL’s most productive running backs will be on display when Pittsburgh makes a rare visit to the Pacific Northwest to face Seattle.  More...

GL’s Kollar signs with Pitt-Johnstown

Greater Latrobe’s Madison Kollar (seated right) recently signed a letter of intent to continue her basketball career at NCAA Division II University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown on an athletic sch More...

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