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Hawaii man’s opinions on sex keep him from becoming teacher

HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii didn’t violate First Amendment rights when it denied a teaching certificate for a Caltech-educated aspiring high school teacher who expressed views condoning adults having sex with minors, a panel More...

AAA warns party-goers to avoid drunk driving

As 2015 comes to a close, and Americans pop the cork on their New Year’s Eve celebrations, AAA reminds party-goers against getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol. More...

For 3rd year, Sophia most popular NYC girls’ name

NEWYORK (AP) — For the third consecutive year, more newborn girls in New York City were called Sophia than any other name.  City health officials say Tuesday there were 586 Sophias born in 2014. More...

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Looking back?

Over the year, many things have happened to all of us that have caused us to rethink our actions. More...

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Lifestyles

Registration underway for SVC summer courses

Registration is now underway for 85 undergraduate and graduate-level credit courses in all major academic areas during St. More...

A wheat and rye blend, triticale tasty, versatile

A cross between wheat and rye, this slightly grassy grain often appears as flour, flakes, meal and whole berries.  To cook triticale berries, combine 1 cup of the grain with 3 cups of boiling water. Cover and soak overnight.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Free lunch Jan. 9  Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, West Fourth Avenue, Derry, will serve a free lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at the church. Soup, sandwich, dessert and beverage will be served as long as the food is available. 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. 31, and remain closed on Friday, Jan. 1, in observance of the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day holiday. More...

Church tours in Greensburg set for Saturday

Admission price reduced to encourage more participation

Four churches will be on the Greensburg Garden Center’s Historic Church Tour on Saturday, Jan. 2, and this year the price has been lowered for participants.  More...

Local & State News

Content of barges diversified as coal takes up less space

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Barges often outnumber people in the Beaver County river town of Georgetown.  More than 200 barges can easily tie up along a nearly three-mile landing on the Ohio River almost out of sight from the 174 people living above More...

Contractor fights OSHAcitations in Ridgway bridge collapse

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EQT applauds Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling

PITTSBURGH (AP) — EQT Corporation learned Wednesday that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in EQT’s favor in its dispute with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) regarding the Department’s interpretati More...

World News

Mayor: Chicago police reforms should make force last option

CHICAGO (AP) - Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that Chicago police must be better trained to distinguish between when they can use a gun and when they should use a gun, after a series of shootings by officers sparked protests and complaints that po More...

Apple agrees to pay $350 million in Italian tax case

ROME (AP) - Apple has agreed to pay Italy 318 million euros (about $350 million) in taxes for several past years, prosecutors said Wednesday, part of a broader European effort to make multinationals pay what they owe in each country where they do bus More...

Officials: ‘Affluenza’ teen remains in Mexico, mom deported

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Texas teenager known for using an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving accident likely won’t return to the U.S. More...

Sports

GL finds its spark against Bethel Park to stay undefeated

Now 10-0 after winning three games in Penn Hills County Challenge

PENN HILLS — Midway through the first quarter of the Greater Latrobe boys’basketball team’s game against Bethel Park, head coach Brad Wetzel called a timeout and gathered his players.  After telling them to remain standing, he More...

GL’s Pletcher beats DA’s Phillippi again, joins elite list of four-time Powerade Wrestling Tournament champions

CANONSBURG — Funny thing about this Powerade Wrestling Tournament, at least for a couple local wrestlers.  Greater Latrobe’s Luke Pletcher and Derry Area’s Micky Phillippi, best of friends, fiercest of competitors and two of th More...

Strong fourth quarter leads SVC women past LaVerne in Las Vegas tourney

Jasmine Weems and Mara Benvenuti each scored 14 points as the St. More...

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