December 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

PennDOT driver license, photo centers closed for New Year’s

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced that its driver license and photo centers will be closed Friday, Jan. 1, for the New Year’s holiday. Photo centers will not offer extended hours on Thursday, Dec. More...

Wolf’s big decision: To sign or veto bill in 6-month impasse

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — After butting heads with the Republican controlled Legislature, Democratic Gov. More...

New Stanton gas station robbed Christmas morning

Christmas morning was anything but quaint and peaceful for a local gas station.  State police at Greensburg report at 8:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 25, Terry Michael Korber, 40, of Yukon, allegedly robbed the BP gas station at 104 South Center Ave. More...

General News

Passenger train hits car stopped on Ohio tracks; no one hurt

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police say a passenger train struck a car that had run out of gas and was stopped on the tracks, but no injuries were reported.  More...

Appeal filed in free speech case over anti-gay essay

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge dismissed a former University of New Mexico student’s lawsuit alleging she was ostracized by professors for anti-gay remarks made in a paper, federal court documents revealed.  More...

Chicago police shooting of grandmother, teen draws criticism

CHICAGO (AP) - Bettie Jones, known in her Chicago neighborhood for her work with anti-violence community groups, was killed by police responding to a domestic disturbance just hours after she hosted family on Christmas Day. More...

Sports

GL swim team letter-winners

Returning letter-winners this season for the Greater Latrobe swim team include Nellie Cline, Courtney Kinkead, Gloria Hickey, Rylee Jackson, Sarah Marinchak, Carlie Klanica, Amanda Gaza, (back) Yizhe More...

Steelers stunned by Ravens, Mallett, 20-17

No longer control playoff destiny heading into final week

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens fully expected to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers — even if few others gave them a chance of pulling off the upset.  In a season of defeats and injuries, the Ravens added a memorable chapter to this More...

8-year-old with cancer gets Christmas wish to meet Brady

BETHEL, Maine (AP) — A Maine 8-year-old battling leukemia got her Christmas wish to meet New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.  The Lewiston Sun Journal reports that Hailey Steward, of Bethel, received a video invitation from Brady o More...

Lifestyles

Go Pink Boots

‘Magic in the Everglades’

Canoeing never seemed particularly adventurous to me, unless you’re talking about the kind of trip undertaken by the characters of “Deliverance.” The sport — excepting paddles down Georgia backwaters filled with menacing hillb 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...

The Healthy Plate

Want to eat healthier? Move sides to the center of the plate

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Healthy Plate helps home cooks discover the healthier side of everyday ingredients.   Like millions of you, I am a home cook. I get dinner on the table for my family day after day. More...

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation to hold annual Comedy Night Jan. 16

The Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its 12th annual Comedy Night on Jan. 16 in Huber Hall, Latrobe. The event will feature several Pittsburgh Funny Bone comedians, including headliner Brad Lowery and performer Tom Musial. More...

Details emerge in crash that killed Homer City man last Thursday

A Homer City man who died last week in a car crash after he was ejected from the vehicle was suspected to be driving under the influence of alcohol and cocaine, according to state police at Indiana.  More...

A little helping hand

Even the referee can use a little help from the sidelines. More...

Latrobe woman faces numerous charges for actions while allegedly under the influence

A Latrobe woman faces numerous charges after a binge of illegal activities that took place while she allegedly was under the influence.  Between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. More...

Missing Indiana County girl found this morning

Authorities have found a 5-year-old Home girl who went missing Christmas Eve.  State police at Indiana reported this morning that they have located Nyelee Marie Treese after contacting Amanda Dingess, 28, of Ford City, who was the last person to More...

Local & State News

Man dies after being shot in head during argument

READING, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man died after being shot in the head during an argument in eastern Pennsylvania.  More...

Authorities searching for inmate who escaped from jail

WAYNESBURG, Pa. More...

WESTERN PA. BRIEFS

Police probe shooting death in Pittsburgh neighborhood  PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police in western Pennsylvania are trying to find out who killed an 18-year-old who was gunned down on a Pittsburgh street on Christmas Eve.  More...

World News

Iraq: Military making progress in fight for Ramadi

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi military forces on Monday retook a strategic government complex in the city of Ramadi from Islamic State militants who have occupied the city since May, military officials said - a symbolic victory that could help lift the morale More...

Oops: UK astronaut Tim Peake calls wrong number from space

LONDON (AP) — Anyone can dial a wrong number, but it’s not often done from outer space.  British astronaut Tim Peake tweeted an apology on Christmas Day from the International Space Station after calling a wrong number.  More...

Health

Study: Some cardiac arrest victims ignore warning symptoms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sudden cardiac arrest may not always be so sudden: New research suggests a lot of people may ignore potentially lifesaving warning signs hours, days, even a few weeks before they collapse.  More...

FDA approves Genentech drug for lung cancer

The Food and Drug Administration recently conditionally approved an experimental Genentech drug for patients with a certain type of lung cancer who have few other options.  More...

New advice on who qualifies for cholesterol-lowering statins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Considering a cholesterol-lowering statin to prevent a heart attack? Deciding who’s a good candidate requires calculating more than a simple cholesterol level. More...

Entertainment

‘Force Awakens’ becomes fastest movie to $1 billion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has reached $1 billion at the box office, achieving the milestone with record-setting hyper speed.  More...

UK’s Christmas No. 1 goes to charity song, not Justin Bieber

LONDON (AP) — The National Health Service Choir has beaten Justin Bieber to capture Britain’s official Christmas No. 1 song — and he’s OK with that.  More...

‘Judge Judy’ star is selling beachfront penthouse in Florida

NAPLES, Fla. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Theft charge for Latrobe woman  Jennifer Marie Ruby, 31, of Latrobe, was charged by state police at Greensburg with theft of mislaid property through the officer of Magisterial District Judge Michael Mahady after an incident that occurred at 4:4 More...

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