December 10, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Riding in memory of McMahan

On Wednesday afternoon, hundreds of motorcycles left Z&M Cycle & Sales in Hempfield Township to take part in a memorial ride for James McMahan. More...

‘Drunken stupidity’blamed for Penn State student’s actions

The man alleged to have stalked, laid hands on and threatened a man of Indian descent wasn’t motivated by racism, he just made a poor decisions fueled by alcohol, his attorney said Wednesday.  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...

General News

Chamber spotlights Big Brothers Big Sisters

It has been a year of celebration for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region (BBBSLR).  The organization has been in the business of mentoring children for 40 years, making this celebration not only about longevity, but also about the More...

Pennsylvania sues gas driller over ‘deceptive’ leases

Pennsylvania’s attorney general sued one of the nation’s largest producers of natural gas on Wednesday over claims it cheated at least 4,000 landowners who signed drilling leases with the company.  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. More...

Editorial

Off The Wall

‘Holidays?’

If I can just change ten people’s minds as a result of what I’m about to state, then writing this column was worth it. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

No chance for success

Government projections are often just optimistic guesses, dressed up with some pie-in-the-sky numbers.  Unfortunately, for the state’s taxpayers, that definitely seems to be the case with Pennsylvania Act 90, which was signed into law by G More...

Lifestyles

WCCC Municipal Police Officers’ Training Academy graduates 30

Westmoreland County Community College recently held a graduation ceremony for 30 cadets who successfully completed its fulltime and part-time Municipal Police Officers’ Training Academy programs.  More...

SHU Dance Academy holiday show Dec. 11-12

Seton Hill University Dance Academy will present “What’s Your Elf Up To?,” a holiday themed dance production for all ages, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, and 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

Service Personnel From the Area

Joint Hometown News Service, Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Maryland, Tuesday reported:  U.S. Army Reserve Pvt. Victoria G. Drag has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man named Jury may appear before a judge for DUI  William Edward Jury III, 40, was stopped by state police at Greensburg for a traffic violation and subsequently arrested for DUI at 2:49 a.m. Oct. 31 on Route 136 in Hempfield Township. More...

New Alex Borough Council approves new roof for fire hall

New Alexandria Borough Council tentatively approved a new roof for a portion of the borough fire hall at Wednesday night’s meeting.  More...

Shetler facing more charges from night of officer’s death

As expected, the man alleged to have shot and killed a St. Clair Township officer in a shootout last month will face additional charges.  More...

Wolf says he’s sticking to budget deal, amid new GOP demand

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

WCCC to ink deal for radio spots

It turns out Westmoreland County Community College students really do “heart” radio.  A market research study conducted by Clarus showed that pop music station 96.1 KISS FM and website 961kiss.com, each a part of the iHeartRadio Medi More...

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Christmas is on its way and you can definitely tell from all the holiday decorations throughout the local area, including this fanciful display at a house in Youngstown. More...

Local & State News

Senate approves plan to pursue removal of attorney general

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Senate voted unanimously Wednesday for a plan that could result in the removal from office of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane.  More...

Driver again converts transit bus into Christmas wonderland

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area transit driver has again transformed his bus into a Christmas wonderland.  Bill Sanfilippo has been decorating his bus since he became a driver 10 years ago for the Port Authority of Allegheny County.&nb More...

Wine privatization measure takes first step in Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation supported by Democratic Gov. More...

World News

Days at wheel, months of planning for Paris attack fugitive

PARIS (AP) - At the height of Europe’s vacation season, a young man with French and Belgian IDs caught a ferry from southern Italy to Greece. He and a companion returned to Italy four days later, then hit the road for France.  More...

The Latest: Kerry: Climate talks at critical stage

LE BOURGET, France (AP) - The latest news related to the U.N. climate conference outside Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local:  2:10 p.m.  More...

Profiles of radicals reveal numerous paths to extremism

CAIRO (AP) - For some, the turn to Islamic extremism begins with a Google search, for others a stint in prison. Most of those who embrace such beliefs are young men, but not all. More...

Sports

Trojans end tough exhibition stretch with loss to Connellsville

Derry Area begins section action Friday at MP

Damon Rause and the Derry Area boys’ basketball team can’t wait for the start of WPIAL Section 3-AAA play.  The Trojans endured a grueling four-game exhibition stretch to begin the season. More...

’Cats benefit from four forfeits in section-opening mat win over P-T

There aren’t many times that the wrestling team that forfeits four weight classes in a dual meet wins.  That tidbit held true Wednesday night at Greater Latrobe when Penn-Trafford came for a visit with four holes in the lineup and left wit More...

West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen to return for 2016

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. More...

Entertainment

Individual SAG movie nods fall short on diversity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ensemble nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards highlight diversity in both film and television, including nods for “Beasts of No Nation,” “Straight Outta Compton” and “Orange is the New More...

Category kerfuffle adds to drama of Golden Globe nominations

Agreement has been hard to come by in Hollywood’s awards season, even when it comes to who’s in the hunt for what.  More...

Obama names favorites of 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kendrick Lamar’s “How Much a Dollar Cost” is tops in the White House.  President Barack Obama says the song by the Grammy-nominated rapper from Compton, California, is his favorite song of 2015.  More...

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