December 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

SVC students say goodbye to Styrofoam, hello to plastic takeout

St. Vincent College (SVC) students will greet another campus green initiative in the new year with the elimination of Styrofoam cups and containers for takeout food and beverages in the Community Center Dining Hall. More...

One man killed, one injured crossing Route 66

A Greensburg-area man was killed Friday night when he and another man attempted to cross a section of road in Hempfield Township.  Robert Louis Yednak Jr., 32, of Hempfield Township, was struck and killed by a northbound Honda Civic driven by Ju More...

LVFD responds to furnace malfunction

The Latrobe Volunteer Fire Department made quick work of an early morning call today.  Chief John Brasile said firefighters received a call shortly after midnight at 33 Cedar St. in Latrobe. More...

General News

Bears quarterback Cutler’s brother-in-law missing in Utah

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities in Utah are looking for Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler’s brother-in-law, who went missing more than a week ago.  More...

New images show seaplane that sank in Pearl Harbor attack

HONOLULU (AP) — New images of a large U.S. Navy seaplane that sank in Hawaii waters during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor show a coral-encrusted engine and reef fish swimming in and out of a hull. More...

Pearl Harbor memorial service in Hawaii to move

HONOLULU (AP) — The National Park Service and the U.S. Navy plan to hold a joint memorial service Monday to mark the 74th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.  More...

Sports

Trojans succumb to pressure again, can’t hold early lead against Ambridge Area

Damon Rause had seen this movie before and he really wasn’t all that crazy about the second showing, either.  A night after being steamrolled by the speed, quickness and aggressiveness of Jeannette, 81-40, the Derry Area head boys’ b More...

Huge third quarter carries Wildcats over Trinity Area

CANONSBURG — With the opening of the WPIAL basketball season Friday night, the swift turnaround to Saturday’s contests could have been a quick way to erase bad opening-night performances. More...

Five take titles as Wildcat wrestlers win Hickory Tournament

The Greater Latrobe wrestling team couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season.  The Wildcats, led by their three Division I recruits, rolled to a season-opening victory during the Hickory Invitational Tournament.  More...

Lifestyles

LAHAS lauds Holiday Shopping Spree winner

Lib Radomsky of Mount Pleasant (third from left), winner of Latrobe Area Hospital Aid Society’s $1,600 Holiday Shopping Spree Raffle, is congratulated by (from left) Jane Kerr, LAHAS member and More...

Higher education leader joins SHU board of trustees

The Seton Hill University board of trustees has elected Patricia O’Donoghue, a higher education leader at both the regional and national level, to the university’s board membership.  More...

WCCC nursing graduates excel on licensure exam

The performance of Westmoreland County Community College’s 2015 associate degree nursing graduates on the national licensure examination exceeded the national and state averages. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Juvenile accused of striking adults multiple times   More...

Senate moves on budget, pension reform bills to end impasse

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Senate forged ahead with budget legislation late Sunday by advancing a $30.8 billion spending plan along with significant changes to Pennsylvania’s two mammoth public-sector pension plans. More...

Anna Weltz takes over LHVB public relations

For Anna Weltz, becoming the director of public relations at the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau isn’t so much a new start as it is a homecoming.  Not long after graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2005, Weltz landed a c More...

Burglar busted after committing Unity Twp. crime in personalized shirt

A Latrobe man made it easy for investigators to solve a recent burglary.  Joshua Lee Jording, 26, of 124 Miller St. in Latrobe, was caught stealing after security footage from around 11 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. More...

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Local & State News

Elected officials in 2 western Pennsylvania counties die

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Officials in two western Pennsylvania counties are mourning after members of their county councils died over the weekend.  In Cambria County, 75-year-old Kathy Holtzman died Sunday following a brief illness. 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...

Counterfeiting suspect arrested in Uganda to face fed judge

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An American deported from Uganda after his arrest on charges that he counterfeited more than $180,000 worth of that nation’s currency faces a federal judge in Pittsburgh.  Ryan Andrew Gustafson will make the appeara More...

World News

Even in peaceful communities, Muslims feel more vulnerable

NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) - As Bushra Saqib and her husband watched news reports about the mass killing in San Bernardino, California, they looked at each other with dread and said the same thing: “I hope it wasn’t a Muslim.”  More...

UN officials warn of climate disaster if Paris pact fails

LE BOURGET, France (AP) - Talks on a universal climate pact shifted to a higher gear Monday with U.N. More...

Colombia finds what may be world’s largest sunken treasure

CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) - Colombian President Juan Manual Santos hailed Saturday the discovery of a Spanish galleon that went down off the South American nation’s coast more than 300 years ago with what may be the world’s largest sunken More...

Health

Helpful exercise tips for beginners

(Metro) — The right combination of diet and exercise is one of the keys to a long and healthy life. More...

2014 U.S. health spending grew at fastest rate of Obama years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. More...

What should women know about cervical cancer screening?

(Metro) — Cervical cancer screenings are an important component of preventative healthcare for women. More...

Entertainment

‘Hunger Games’ finale fends off spooky ‘Krampus’ flick

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The “Hunger Games” finale spoiled an early Christmas for the holiday horror comedy “Krampus” to maintain its top spot at the North American box office for the third week running. More...

One Direction leads way on Twitter’s list of 2015 tweets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Messages of love and gratitude shared by the boy band One Direction topped Twitter’s charts this year, eclipsing President Barack Obama’s celebration of the U.S. More...

Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West welcome son

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The newest member of the Kardashian clan has arrived.  Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West welcomed a baby boy early Saturday in Los Angeles.  “He’s here!” the reality star teased on Twitter. More...

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