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General News

Last-ditch budget bill passes; Gov. Tom Wolf’s bipartisan deal stalls

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s budget impasse is breaking the state’s record for futility, after the Senate sent Democratic Gov. More...

Kane predicts email scandal will lead to more discipline

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An investigation into a state government email scandal will lead to more fallout like the suspension of a state Supreme Court justice, Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Wednesday.  More...

Cops: Man killed home intruder but also brother, housemate

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former juvenile delinquent fatally shot an armed robber who broke into his apartment through a bathroom window and accidentally shot and killed his visiting teenage brother and his housemate while exchanging shots with the intrude More...

Editorial

New normal’s ongoing toll

The “new normal” resulting from the Great Recession continues to exact an economic toll.  More...

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‘Dawn’ on you

Many years ago while at the Delaware beach where my wife, son, daughter and I went on vacation, I recall upon walking the boardwalk one early morning watching a woman standing on the edge of water’s edge along the shoreline. More...

Lifestyles

Margy Williams’ students perform Christmas recital in Unity Township

Margy Williams’ students performed a Christmas recital on Sunday, Dec. 20, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Lawson Heights, Unity Township. More...

Engagements

Engaged couples are reminded there is a $10 charge for having photographs published with engagement announcements in the Latrobe Bulletin.  Engagement write-ups without a photo are still published without charge.  A professional, 5-inch-wid More...

World’s Fare

Putting holiday dinner leftovers to use in a savory curry

EDITOR’S NOTE: World’s Fare shows weeknight cooks how to navigate the grocer’s international aisle with confidence.   More...

Monastery welcomes visitors for open house Saturday

The Sisters of St. Benedict have more than 250 nativities displayed at St. Emma Monastery in Hempfield Township, and on Saturday, Dec. 26, they are welcoming the public to come and see them.  More...

Bulletin offices close early Thursday, closed Friday

The Latrobe Bulletin’s offices at 1211 Ligonier St., Latrobe, will close at noon on Thursday, Dec. 24, and remain closed on Friday, Dec. 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday. More...

Local & State News

Landlord sued over victimized refugees has long legal trail

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When ethnic unrest forced Ram Siwakoti to leave his homeland of Bhutan for a refugee camp in Nepal and, eventually, a new life in the United States, he harbored no illusions that he’d continue raising cows and growing or More...

8th US death due to Takata air bag explosion identified

WASHINGTON (AP) — A boy who was driving a car that crashed near Pittsburgh has been tentatively identified by the government as the eighth death in the U.S. More...

Probation for constables who dragged cuffed woman by legs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two constables who handcuffed a woman and dragged her out of her home by her legs over an unpaid parking ticket have been sentenced to probation by a judge who said she considered jailing them because of their lack of remorse. More...

World News

Winter tornadoes touch down in Mississippi, Indiana

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters warned of a “particularly dangerous situation” as a storm system swept across the country on Wednesday, and officials said they feared Christmas yard decorations would become projectiles. More...

Several arrests as protest blocks Minneapolis airport access

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Protesters blocked access to a terminal and caused significant holiday traffic delays at Minneapolis-St. More...

Afghan troops rushed to area under Taliban attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Afghan military has rushed reinforcements to a southern district threatened for days with takeover by the Taliban, the country’s defense minister said Wednesday as he appealed for stepped-up NATO assistance and mil More...

Sports

GL serving as wrestling pipeline to Seton Hill

The success of the Greater Latrobe High School wrestling team on and off the mat has paid off in a number of ways in recent years.  More...

Trojans close gap, but Wildcats make it three straight wrestling wins

Wrestling fans from the communities of Latrobe and Derry got an early Christmas present this year and it came in the form of a backyard wrestling battle between the high school teams Wednesday night.  Unlike the first two meetings, which were bl More...

Jaso agrees to $8 million, two-year deal with Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Free agent John Jaso and the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to an $8 million, two-year contract.  The 32-year-old has played mostly in the outfield and at catcher in the past, but the Pirates plan on using him at first ba More...

Entertainment

Gift Guide: The season’s weird and wacky tech gifts

NEW YORK (AP) — Whether you’re shopping for a Trekkie, a tech-savvy fisherman or a paranoid chef, gadget gifts abound this year.  They may be weird or wacky, but they are sure to be memorable as last-minute gifts for the geek who has More...

Beatles say ‘let it be’: Fans can soon stream their music

NEW YORK (AP) — They love us, yeah! yeah! yeah!  At 12:01 a.m. local time on Dec. 24 around the world, the Beatles’ music will be available for streaming from numerous outlets, a representative announced Wednesday.  More...

White lion loaned from Siegfried & Roy dies at Toledo Zoo

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The last of three white lions on loan from the Siegfried & Roy animal and magic act has died at an Ohio Zoo.  Toledo Zoo officials announced Wednesday that Courage has been euthanized after a two-year struggle with More...

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