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Commissioners look to update Westmoreland Manor elevators

The Westmoreland County Commissioners may take an important step toward righting some of the wrongs at Westmoreland Manor on Thursday when they consider hiring a company to modernize three elevators at the county-run facility.  More...

Conference 4 Moms at Holy Family Church

BY MARYANN GOGNIAT EIDEMILLER For The Bulletin Holy Family Church in Latrobe on Saturday will be one of four parishes in Pennsylvania hosting the nationwide Faces of Mercy 2016 Catholic Conference 4 Moms. More...

General News

Tricks, no treats — hungry Leonberger charms at Westminster

NEW YORK (AP) — Dario the big Leonberger wanted a treat. More...

Analysis: Cruz tax plan would benefit rich, explode deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new analysis of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s tax plan concluded that it would add trillions to the federal deficient while providing huge tax cuts to the nation’s wealthiest earners.  More...

Maple syrup groups seek action on questionable food labels

MONTPELIER, Vt. More...

Sports

Ligonier native Smithley to race in NASCAR Xfinity Series

One year ago, Garrett Smithley was thrilled to land a ride in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, turning in solid performances in four races.  That thrill was compounded later in the year (November) when he made his debut in the NASCAR Xfini More...

Rossi, Singley help IceCats top Hampton, 5-4 in OT

The Greater Latrobe hockey team’s faint hopes for a PIHL Class AA Eastern Conference championship are still alive thanks in large part to Blake Rossi and Alex Singley.  Rossi tied the game in the final minute and Singley won it in overtime More...

LV standout Smith receives football scholarship offer from WVU

Ligonier Valley standout quarterback Collin Smith has his second big-time scholarship offer. Smith announced Tuesday on Twitter that he received an offer from West Virginia University. More...

Entertainment

Eagles of Death Metal perform in Paris for survivors

PARIS (AP) — The California rock band Eagles of Death Metal performed Tuesday at a highly charged Paris concert filled with fans who survived a terrifying massacre and siege at their last Paris show - and filled with memories of those who didn& More...

DICE Summit a chance for game creators to recharge, reflect

LAS VEGAS (AP) — For elite members of the video game industry, the D.I.C.E. Summit isn’t merely a chance to schmooze at the poker table or on the golf course in Las Vegas. More...

Rousey thought about killing herself after losing to Holm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronda Rousey says she had dark thoughts including suicide after she lost her bantamweight title to Holly Holm in Australia last year, her first defeat since joining UFC.  More...

GLSD to close on elementary school property soon

Greater Latrobe School Board members, during Tuesday’s regular meeting, authorized Ned J. Nakles Jr. More...

SVC’s Dupré Science Pavilion featured on WCNS Radio

A radio “tour” of St. Vincent College (SVC)’s $39-million Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion was featured on talk host Hank Baughman’s program on WCNS-AM 1480 radio at 11:30 a.m. today. More...

Whitfield to face murder trial on June 6

An Indiana County man’s homicide trial in the 2013 death of his estranged girlfriend will commence on June 6, 2016.  More...

Pennsylvania high court to delve into beer sales dispute

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Embattled Pa. AG won’t run again

SCRANTON, Pa. More...

Vasco 1138-6 union meeting Thursday

Local 1138-6 of the United Steelworkers, Allegheny Ludlum, Latrobe plant will hold its monthly meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, at Latrobe Fraternal Order of Eagles, Spring Street.  All members and retirees are welcome to attend.   More...

World News

Obama chides senators to ‘do their job,’ vote on court pick

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is challenging Republicans to live up to their avowed adherence for the Constitution and agree to vote on his nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. More...

Obama, SE Asian leaders seek resolution to maritime disputes

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) - President Barack Obama and the leaders of Southeast Asia called Tuesday for peaceful resolution of the region’s maritime disputes as they concluded a summit in California.  More...

Clinton makes pitch to black ministers ahead of SC primary

NEWYORK (AP) - Making a direct appeal to black voters, Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she would give African-Americans their next ally in the White House and offered a detailed plan to overcome racial disparities ahead of crucial primaries in South Car More...

Health

Mystery brain disorder robs patients of words

WASHINGTON (AP) — A mysterious brain disorder can be confused with early Alzheimer’s disease although it isn’t robbing patients of their memories but of the words to talk about them.  More...

New research finds noise harder on children than adults

WASHINGTON (AP) — From the cacophony of day care to the buzz of TV and electronic toys, noise is more distracting to a child’s brain than an adult’s, and new research shows it can hinder how youngsters learn.  More...

Squat, lunge, push-ups: 13 apps for fitness at home

MIAMI (AP) — Don’t want to fight traffic, traveling for work, can’t afford a $30 barre class? Those excuses for missing your workout no longer fly thanks to a host of new fitness apps and online subscriptions. More...

Lifestyles

IUP releases fall 2015 dean’s list

Students from Westmoreland and Indiana counties have been named to the fall 2015 dean’s list at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the Indiana campus reported Monday.  Students achieve IUP dean’s list status when they are full-time More...

Campus Corner

Duquesne University has notified Laura A. More...

‘Peter Pan’ opens at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Ballerinas are the stars of most ballets, but Christopher Budzynski stole the show on opening night Friday when he portrayed Peter Pan and demonstrated for the audience that he can fly as well as he dances.  More...

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