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Hearing continued for trio accused of Latrobe murder

The preliminary hearings for a trio accused of killing a Latrobe man last month in a botched robbery have been continued.  More...

Chamber Visitor & Information Center celebrates one-year anniversary

It was just a year ago that the Greater Latrobe- Laurel Valley Community Chamber of Commerce opened the doors of the Neighborhood Visitor & Information Center (VIC). More...

General News

From pork rinds to pocket knives, surplus centers see it all

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In the market for a crate of Boston and Harvard hoodies and baby onesies? How about a suitcase full of pork rinds? More...

Insurer Aetna lays out concerns about ACA exchange business

Aetna has joined other major health insurers in sounding a warning about the Affordable Care Act’s public insurance exchanges.  More...

Vice chair: Global concerns led Fed to keep rates unchanged

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Federal Reserve official said Monday that increased concerns about the global economic outlook led the central bank to leave a key interest rate unchanged last week.  More...

Editorial

Gas industry guidelines a breath of fresh air

There are any number of quality-of-life items Pennsylvania— midstate in particular —could brag about. Air quality ain’t one of them. So Gov. More...

Political Cartoon

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Five ways to be charitable on a budget

If you've ever wondered if you can be charitable with only a few extra dollars in your wallet or a little bit of free time, the answer is yes. You just have to get a little creative.  More...

Lifestyles

SVC Players to present Broadway musical ‘Carousel’ Feb. 12-14

The St. Vincent College Players are rehearsing for three performances of the classic Broadway musical “Carousel,” with performances scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. More...

Events of Area Interest

Roast Beef Dinner Sunday   More...

Westmoreland Cultural Trust announces its Incubator for the ARTS for local artists

Westmoreland Cultural Trust, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to stimulate cultural and economic development in the Westmoreland County region, announced its new initiative for local artists – WCT’s Incubator for the ARTS.  More...

Entertainment

Eric Church, Chris Stapleton lead ACM nominations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Eric Church and Chris Stapleton lead the nominees for the 51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards with five nominations each, including male vocalist and album of the year.  More...

‘Grease’ fights through rain, tragedy to reach 12.2 million

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox’s live production of “Grease” fought rain, wind and personal tragedy to emerge a winner, with its audience of 12.2 million people eclipsing viewership for the last two musicals presented on NBC.  The N More...

NBC renews deal with prolific producer Dick Wolf

NEWYORK (AP) — NBC has signed a new production deal with prolific producer Dick Wolf, ensuring an 18th season of “Law & Order: SVU” and the continuation of his Chicago trilogy of dramas.  The deal, announced Monday, binds W More...

Derry looks into hourly pay increases for part-time officers

Those looking for part-time police work could soon have more incentive to join — and stay with — the Derry Borough Police Department.  Borough council members, mayor David Bolen and police chief Randy Glick on Monday discussed possi More...

New Alexandria convenience store robbed by man

BY NICK CAMMUSO Bulletin Staff Writer A second area convenience store was robbed in as many days on Monday, as state police said a man stole a cash drawer totaling $150 from a New Alexandria business. More...

No shadow: Pa. groundhog ‘predicts’ early spring

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — The handlers of Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said the furry rodent failed to see his shadow at dawn Tuesday, meaning he “predicted” an early spring.  More...

Pa. forests’ natural gas income falls

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Salvation Army free lunch program to begin again Feb. 3

The Salvation Army Lighthouse Free Lunch Program will begin again from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at The Salvation Army Worship and Service Center, 1420 Ridge Ave., Latrobe.  Don't be hungry. More...

Local & State News

Campaign cash: Toomey with edge, AG hopefuls accumulate cash

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Campaign finance reports for fundraising and spending activity through Dec. 31 were due Monday for candidates for state and federal office. More...

Man admits to running websites for knockoff drugs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man in India has admitted running a network of websites that illegally sold knockoff drugs, including to six western Pennsylvania customers.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Zuned Sunesra pleaded guilty on Fri More...

Union: Steelworkers ratify 3-year pact with US Steel

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Members of the United Steelworkers union have ratified a new three-year contract with U.S. Steel Corp. More...

World News

Cruz, Rubio eye NH momentum as Dems gird for long fight

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A victorious Ted Cruz and buoyant Marco Rubio emerged from Iowa with compelling claims to the outsider and mainstream mantles in the fractured Republican primary, as the presidential race shifted overnight to New Hampshire. More...

The day after the big day: What to watch in NH and beyond

WASHINGTON (AP) - The political suspense isn’t over now that the Iowa caucuses are history. There will be plenty of intrigue to track on the day after, too.  What to watch Tuesday:  More...

Afghan Taliban open new front in war with attacks on media

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Taliban suicide bombing against a bus carrying employees of Afghanistan’s biggest media company last month has shocked local journalists, who fear they are now in the cross hairs of an increasingly lethal insurgenc More...

Sports

WPIAL team wrestling playoffs

getting into high gear GL at Canon-McMillan, DA home for first round, quarterfinals

The WPIAL Team Wrestling Championships are starting to get serious.  The next step in the quest for WPIAL and PIAA titles takes place Wednesday night at sites across the district, where doubleheaders will determine which teams will advance to th More...

Lady Trojans clinch section title outright with win over Southmoreland

Before last season, Derry Area head girls’ basketball coach Rich Zemba told his players that they would make the playoffs, and they laughed at him.  Although they were never really in that preliminary-round game to Beaver Area, the Lady Tr More...

Four Oklahoma prep wrestlers accused of raping two on bus

NORMAN, Okla. More...

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