December 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Hundreds of police expected for officer Lloyd Reed’s funeral

Hundreds of officers from around the country were expected to attend the funeral of slain St. Clair Township Police Officer Lloyd Reed Jr.  The funeral was at the Cambria County War Memorial in Johnstown.  More...

Last day for letters to Santa

It’s not too late! The deadline for letters to be at the Bulletin office has been extended until today.  More...

Santa Claus coming to Derry Borough Dec. 5

Santa Claus is coming to town!  Children are welcome to bring their list, sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what they would like for Christmas from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

Norvelt Historical Society holding Old-Fashioned Xmas

The Norvelt Historical Society will hold its third annual Old-Fashioned Christmas at 4:40 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Hurst Pavilion in Norvelt, Mount Pleasant Township.  The event will include treats, hot cocoa, cookies, crafts and raffle baskets. More...

General News

After assault over hot dogs, man gets 3 years in prison

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has been sentenced to three years in prison after being accused of assaulting two men with a nail-spiked piece of lumber during an argument over hot dogs.  More...

Former vice principal pleads to buying student booze

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former vice principal at West Potomac High School has pleaded guilty to buying alcohol for one of his students after last year’s homecoming dance.  More...

Police: 5 students detained for plotting to attack school

CLIFTON, N.J. More...

Sports

Five frosh join Phillippi, Kepple, three other veterans in lineup for Derry Area wrestling team

Head coach Mike Weinell and the Derry Area wrestling team are in a unique situation as the 2015-16 season gets underway.  When the Trojans run onto the mat for a home dual exhibition meet against Blairsville on Monday, five members of the start More...

Lady Wildcats to make use of athletic players in up-tempo system

high school basketball teams is defined by what happens in section competition.  The bottom line is, if a team doesn’t finish in the top three or four there, the postseason becomes only a dream.  More...

GL’s McCoy signs with Kent State

Greater Latrobe’s Ethan McCoy (seated right) recently signed a letter of intent to continue his wrestling career at NCAA Division I Kent State University in Ohio on an athletic scholarship. More...

Lifestyles

Who’s Who students lauded at SVC

Fifty-five St. Vincent College students have been named to the 2015 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and were recognized as “outstanding campus leaders” during the annual St. More...

UPG on Money Magazine’s 2015-16 list of best college values in nation

For the second consecutive year, the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg was named to the Money Magazine list of best college values in the nation. More...

‘Nutcracker’ to open Friday in Carnegie

An old-fashioned holiday theme is the offering for this year's “Nutcracker” as presented by the Carnegie Performing Arts Center. “The Nutcracker” will be performed for two weekends, beginning on today, Dec. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man caught with drugs  James Richard Chinchock, 21, of Latrobe, was involved in a traffic stop at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, near Charles Houck Road and Smolleck Street in Unity Township. More...

Increased vehicle inspection cost divides county commissioners

A $5 fee rolled into the cost for an annual vehicle inspection passed at Thursday’s meeting of Westmoreland County commissioners, but not by much.  Republican Charles Anderson and Democrat Ted Kopas were in favor of the fee. More...

No state budget flusters county, local organizations

The letter arrived Thursday, Nov. 12. More...

St. Emma Monastery trains on display

The Bethlehem Express at St. More...

Derry Area Historical Society to hold Christmas events

The Derry Area Historical Society will celebrate an “Old Fashioned Christmas” in December with a pair of annual events.  More...

Toys for Tots donations accepted at Bulletin office until Dec. 14

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...

Local & State News

Today is important test of support for budget deal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Friday could be an important day in determining whether a sprawling proposal under negotiation by Democratic Gov. More...

Count tossed vs. ex-pastor convicted of traveling to molest children

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge has tossed out one of the five convictions against a Roman Catholic priest charged with traveling to Honduras to molest street children during missionary trips, but denied his request for a new trial.  More...

Transplant arranged by way of Craigslist is canceled

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Doctors have called off a kidney transplant scheduled after a misplaced Craigslist ad brought together a New Jersey woman in need of the transplant and a donor whose wife died from kidney failure.  More...

World News

Pentagon chief to military: Open all combat jobs to women

WASHINGTON (AP) - After three years of study and debate, Defense Secretary Ash Carter ordered the military Thursday to open all military jobs to women, removing the final barriers that kept women from serving in combat, including the most dangerous a More...

Pious Calif. killer showed no outward signs of violence

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - With a young wife, infant daughter and government job, Syed Farook appeared to have arrived at a sweet-spot in life. More...

Latest: Dutch ponder increasing help to fight against IS

PARIS (AP) - The Dutch government is weighing whether to broaden its involvement in the international campaign against the Islamic State group. More...

Education

GLSHS to participate in College Board’s AP Capstone Program

Greater Latrobe Senior High School (GLSHS) is one of more than 600 schools worldwide to implement AP Capstone — an innovative diploma program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for their future college success: Research More...

Grandview hosts Story Time

Stephen Soltis, Anastazia Barclay and Angie Panichelle attended Grandview Elementary School’s Preschool Story Time on Tuesday, Oct. More...

Learning in the schoolhouse

Eighteen Derry Area School District (DASD) children from grades 2, 4, 6 and 7 experienced a One-Room Schoolhouse at the Atlantic No. 40 One-Room Schoolhouse on Wednesday, Nov. 4. More...

Entertainment

Smartphones and the Internet are eating our TV time

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The use of Internet-ready devices like smartphones appears to have seriously cut into the time Americans spend watching traditional TV, new Nielsen data show, potentially undermining the notion that mobile devices merely serve as “ More...

Coldplay to headline Super Bowl halftime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coldplay is headlining the Super Bowl halftime show, and a spokesman for the National Football League hinted that past halftime performers could join the band onstage.  “That’s where you’ll have to tune More...

Sheen’s ex-fiancée sues over HIV exposure

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An ex-fiancée of Charlie Sheen has sued the actor claiming he didn’t disclose he was HIV positive until after they had sex several times and was physically and emotionally abusive during their relationship.  More...

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