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Coal industry on track for record low in mining deaths

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Amid layoffs and idled operations, the U.S. More...

90-year-old Parkway bridge demolished; new span planned

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After over 90 years, a Pittsburgh bridge is no more.  The Greenfield Bridge was brought down in a controlled implosion Monday morning. Dozens of onlookers stood by to watch the span collapse in a cloud of dust.  More...

General News

GOP presidential race looking unsettled

WASHINGTON (AP) — ‘Tis the season — no, not THAT season.  It’s that point in the presidential election cycle when speculation starts swirling that the primaries won’t produce a clear winner and one of the parties&rs More...

Pink Sisters mark 100 years of nonstop prayer

PHILADELPHIA(AP) — For more than 100 years, the cloistered nuns known as the Pink Sisters have worked in shifts to ensure nonstop prayer in Philadelphia’s Chapel of Divine Love.  More...

Prosecutor seeks rehearing in church abuse case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Despite losing on appeal twice, Philadelphia’s district attorney said Monday he will continue to fight to keep a Roman Catholic church official who will soon be eligible for parole in prison over his handling of sex-ab More...

Editorial

San Bernardino killings: A psychiatric perspective

In order to live intelligently, human beings have to understand what is happening in their lives and in the world surrounding them. More...

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Lifestyles

Six professors join SVC faculty

Six professors joined the St. Vincent College faculty full time for the 2015-2016 academic year, according to an announcement by Dr. John Smetanka, vice president for academic affairs and academic dean.  More...

Church news

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MessFest Friday at Carnegie Science Center

MessFest, Carnegie Science Center’s one-of-a-kind tradition to kick off the New Year with “a very messy – and very fun – start,” is back! More...

Latrobe council to vote on giving $200K from athletic field sale to parks and rec

The City of Latrobe plans to earmark $200,000 from the sale of the Old Athletic Field property on Lincoln Avenue for use by Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation to help fund the replacement of some of the recreational facilities at the site, which will More...

Wolf to make announcement about Republican-passed budget

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lawmakers were waiting today for Gov. Tom Wolf to take action on the budget bill on his desk and saw no clear way to resolve their differences as Pennsylvania’s record long impasse approached its seventh month. More...

Getting helping hand

Camden Gustin, the 3-year-old son of Ligonier Valley head girls’ basketball coach Tim Gustin, strikes a pose for the camera with the help of Rachel Horrell, a sophomore member of the team, prio More...

Nobody hurt in fire at Lower Burrell jewelry store under renovation

LOWER BURRELL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say nobody was hurt when a western Pennsylvania jewelry store caught fire overnight.  The fire was reported Tuesday about 4:20 a.m. at Next to Nature, a store in Lower Burrell. More...

Local & State News

Email scandal, pope visit top year’s Pa. news

An alleged leak of grand jury information, an email scandal and a crippling budget impasse caused political turmoil and dysfunction that dominated headlines in Pennsylvania in 2015.  More...

Police charge inmate, 61, in 1981 slaying

PERRYOPOLIS, Pa. More...

Snow-starved Northeast will finally see a winter storm

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — After a December that has felt more like spring than winter, the first major snowstorm of the season is about to hit the Northeast.  More...

World News

Calm urged after Ohio grand jury doesn’t indict officers

CLEVELAND (AP) - Officials are urging calm as they brace for expected protests after a grand jury voted not to indict a white Cleveland police officer for fatally shooting a 12-year-old black boy who was carrying what turned out to be a pellet gun.&n More...

Rubio in Iowa as questions grow about early-state efforts

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - With a nationally focused campaign that leans on strong debate performances and television advertising, Marco Rubio isn’t going all out in any one of the early voting states.  More...

Israel’s top court sends ex-PM Olmert to 18 months in prison

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel’s Supreme Court on Tuesday reduced former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s prison sentence for a sweeping bribery scandal from six years to 18 months, handing him a moral victory even as he prepares to become the first More...

Sports

Wildcats score wire-to-wire win against Plum in premier matchup

PENN HILLS — The Greater Latrobe Wildcats entered play on Monday undefeated and ranked near the top of the entire WPIAL by most pundits.  More...

Lady Rams build 20-point lead, hold off hard-charging Lady Trojans

In first-round girls’ game of LV Holiday Tournament

It was a girls’ basketball game involving neighboring schools to begin with.  That it turned out to be a physical one doesn’t necessarily come as a surprise.  There were 57 free throws attempted and nearly 40 fouls called. More...

Early deadline for holiday edition

Because the Latrobe Bulletin will be publishing its holiday edition (Dec. More...

Entertainment

Heirs to New Hampshire poet sue ‘Big Bang Theory’ producers

NEW YORK (AP) — The heirs to a New Hampshire teacher who wrote a poem about a “soft kitty” eight decades ago said in a lawsuit Monday that TV’s “The Big Bang Theory” is violating their copyrights.  More...

Motorhead frontman, rock icon ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister dead at 70

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lanky and long-haired, with mutton chops and moles, Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister looked and lived like a hard-rock hero. More...

Ex-Globetrotters star Meadowlark Lemon dies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Meadowlark Lemon, the “clown prince” of basketball’s barnstorming Harlem Globetrotters, whose blend of hook shots and humor brought joy to millions of fans around the world, has died. He was 83. More...

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