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DA rejects yearbook photo of girl with bow

A Derry Area High School student is caught in the cross-hairs of a controversy. Lisa Bihon told several area media outlets that her daughter was banned from using a yearbook photo of her holding a bow because school officials consider it a weapon. More...

Doherty elected DASB president

Nathan Doherty was elected as president of the Derry Area School Board at Thursday’s annual reorganization meeting.  Doherty is in his 10th year as a school board member and most recently served as vice president. 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...

General News

Review: Ditch your PC, if you’re willing to suffer a little

NEW YORK (AP) — Plenty of people do all their Facebooking, YouTubing, Web surfing and whatnot on mobile devices. But not everyone. Lots of us still rely on personal computers for plenty of tasks. More...

Allegheny Technologies to idle 2 western Pennsylvania plants

MIDLAND, Pa. (AP) — Allegheny Technologies Inc. More...

As Trump rises, Clinton preaches love and kindness

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Clinton is talking a lot about love and kindness these days.  She’s embraced that approach as she grapples with Donald Trump’s prominence in the Republican race. More...

Sports

GL girls start slow, rally past P-T in Section 1-AAAA opener, 48-38

Emily Stein scored five points for the Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team on Thursday, but they may have been the most important ones of the game.  Stein sparked the sluggish Lady Wildcats, who rallied from an early deficit to eventual More...

IceCats defeat Chartiers Valley, grab top spot in Eastern Conference

The Greater Latrobe hockey team is all alone atop the PIHL Class AA Eastern Conference.  The red-hot IceCats won again, defeating host Chartiers Valley, 6-3, at Mount Lebanon Recreation Center, while conference rival Armstrong suffered its seco More...

Lady Trojans start strong, defeat Yough, 65-22 in first Section 3-AAA game

The Derry Area girls’ basketball team made sure to get off to a quick start in WPIAL Section 3-AAA play.  The Lady Trojans surged past Yough, 65-22, during their section opener Thursday at DA.  Derry Area (1-0, 1-1) recovered from a s More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent SGA board installs four officers

The four officers of the St. Vincent College Student Government Association executive board were formally installed during the annual gavel ceremony on Dec. 6 in the Fred M. More...

WCCC inducts members to Sigma Alpha Pi

Westmoreland County Community College recently inducted 37 students into the college’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Pi, also known as the National Society of Leadership and Success at the Youngwood campus.  More...

SVC professors publish article in anesthesia journal

Two St. Vincent College professors — Dr. Thomas W. Cline, professor of marketing and statistics in the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government, and Dr. John M. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man involved in crash accused of DUI   More...

Ligonier Borough approves one-mill tax increase for 2016

For the first time since 2012, Ligonier Borough residents will see an increase in their property tax.  Ligonier Borough Council voted 7-0 Thursday night to approve a more than $1.2-million balanced budget for 2016 that includes a one-mill hike, More...

No tax increase in Unity Township

Unity Township Supervisors on Thursday approved a final 2016 budget with no tax increase.  The $6.08-million budget will keep local property taxes at 3.2 mills, which includes 2.2 mills for the general fund and a 1-mill tax for the township&rsqu More...

Senate moves budget fight into House’s court

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Share your Christmas memories with our readers!

Memories. Memories. Memories.  Do you have a Christmas that you will never forget? What about a Christmas when something very unusual happened to you? Or maybe a Christmas when someone played a prank on you? More...

Local & State News

Senate OKs wine privatization bill; fate unsure in House

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Senate advanced legislation Thursday supported by Gov. More...

Judicial court tells Pa. justice it may suspend him

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania court that rules on cases of judicial misconduct told Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin on Thursday he faces possible suspension over lewd and offensive emails he traded with lawyers and others. More...

Kids’health program renewed for 2 more years

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Amid disputes, critical Paris climate talks run over

LE BOURGET, France (AP) - High-stakes climate talks outside Paris will not end Friday as planned but will continue at least one more day as diplomats try to overcome disagreements over how - or even whether - to share the costs of fighting climate ch More...

Ex-Oklahoma cop’s rape conviction symbol of national problem

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The teenager’s mother clapped her hands and screamed with joy as she watched an Oklahoma City jury convict a former police officer of raping her daughter and sexually assaulting seven other women.  More...

US officials search for missed red flags ahead of shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government appears not to have picked up on extremist messages exchanged during the online courtship two years ago between the American-born man accused in the California shootings and his then-fiancie in Pakistan. More...

Education

Ligonier Valley High School announces October Students of Month

Ligonier Valley High School recently announced its Students of the Month for October. More...

DAMS Anti-Bullying Program

In recognition of Anti-Bullying Week 2015, Derry Area Middle School students and staff united to show off their school spirit, including Elijah Ward, Tara Perry, Isaiah Ward, (second row) Niko Hess, More...

DAHS students in County Band

Five Derry Area High School instrumentalists recently participated in the Westmoreland County Music Educators Association County Band Dec. More...

Entertainment

‘Carol,’ Netflix lead a wide-ranging Golden Globes field

From the sumptuous romance of “Carol” to the apocalyptic rage of “Mad Max: Fury Road,” streaming series to network dramas, Will Smith to Amy Schumer, the 73rd annual Golden Globe nominations unveiled a widespread field of nominations that attempted t More...

Hillary Clinton says Bill might be useful in White House

NEWYORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton says her husband wouldn’t be much use picking out flower arrangements for the White House, but if she’s elected president, he would come in handy as a host and adviser.  More...

Tickets on sale for Bruce Springsteen’s tour

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen fans are charging up their electronic devices and waiting by their computers.  Tickets for Springsteen’s 9- week U.S. tour go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. More...

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