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Ligonier Township officials accept bids for bridge replacements

Ligonier Township officials are moving forward with plans to replace two deteriorating bridges after receiving new bids that better align with the municipality’s budget.  More...

Derry Borough Bridge traffic restrictions will begin Monday

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 is advising motorists that the contractor on the Derry Borough Bridge will start re-mobilizing equipment into the project area this week and traffic restrictions may begin as early as Mo More...

Three men face charges in deer poaching spree

A Derry Township man and two Greensburg men are facing criminal charges after being caught by state police and game wardens poaching deer in Mount Pleasant Township. More...

General News

WESTERN PA. BRIEFS

SUV drives off road, lands on roof of Pittsburgh supermarket   More...

Obama remains in excellent health, lowers cholesterol level

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rarely takes a day off from the gym and it shows, according to his latest physical exam.  The president is in excellent health and is getting into even better shape, lowering his cholesterol level a More...

Would-be robber tries to stick up cab with deputy behind him

READING, Pa. More...

Sports

With pre-determined brackets, GL’s Pletcher faces possible tough match in state quarterfinals

If you’re going to win, you have to beat them all.  A bit of a cliché, but it’s true, especially in wrestling.  When wrestlers start preparing for a big tournament, like this week’s PIAA Championships in Hershey, they&rsqu More...

DA’s Phillippi goes for third state wrestling title in four years

Winning a state wrestling title is not easy, but then, who didn’t know that?  Two years ago, Derry Area’s Micky Phillippi had already won his first and was dominant during the regular season his sophomore season. More...

PIAA Class AAA, AA wrestling pairings

First-round pairings for the PIAA Class Wrestling Championships Thursday through Saturday at the Giant Center in Hershey. Wrestlers’ names are followed by school, regional finish, grade and record. (x-denotes returning champion). More...

Lifestyles

Ballet, Johnny Cash come together for one weekend

Most people would never consider mixing ballet and the music of Johnny Cash, but Terrence Orr, the artistic director of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, isn't most people.  More...

New Alex couple celebrating 60th

Ed and Mary Lupyan of New Alexandria are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today, March 9, 2016.  They were married in 1956 at St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Slickville. More...

Campus Corner

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Monday released its list of fall and winter 2015 graduates. Among the candidates for bachelor’s and master’s degrees is a student from the Bulletin coverage area.  More...

GLSD recommends aligning ninth grade start time with senior high

Greater Latrobe ninth-graders do not feel they are part of the senior high school.  The district could do its part to help next week.  Greater Latrobe school board members will vote on a motion during next Tuesday’s regular meeting to More...

Budget process slower for GLSD thanks to state budget impasse

Greater Latrobe business administrator Dan Watson explained on Tuesday that the budget process is coming along slower than normal thanks to the state’s longstanding budget impasse.  More...

Monzo pleased with airshow sponsorships

With a little more than two months before the Shop ‘n Save Westmoreland County International Airshow kicks off, airport officials said they are making progress with sponsorships for the annual event.  More...

Blairsville High School locked down Tuesday due to threats

A local school district was placed on lockdown Tuesday because of two undisclosed threats to one of its schools.  State police at Indiana report that two threats of violence were made to Blairsville High School — one received on March 3, a More...

Awkwardly parked car tips off police

An awkwardly parked car along Route 30 tipped off police and led to the quick apprehension of suspects who burglarized a Unity Township gun store early Tuesday.  More...

Local & State News

Clergy abuse report prompts resignation, banner removal

ALTOONA, Pa. More...

Pa. turns to ‘happiness’ for new tourism motto

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is turning to the Declaration of Independence to inspire its new tourism motto.  State officials unveiled the slogan “Pennsylvania. More...

Woman’s counterfeit check sentencing postponed

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh say was one half of “the Bonnie and Clyde of counterfeit checks” won’t learn her fate for some time.  That’s because Tuesday’s sentencing for 32-year More...

World News

Man suspected of shooting pastor arrested in Washington, DC

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) - The man suspected of shooting and seriously wounding an Idaho pastor last weekend was arrested by U.S. More...

Trump’s rivals left with few chances to stop his momentum

LANSING, Mich. More...

AG Lynch says she’s not interested in Supreme Court vacancy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch has asked to not be considered for the Supreme Court vacancy.  Justice Department spokeswoman Melanie Newman says in a statement Tuesday that Lynch is honored to serve as attorney general an More...

Health

Evidence of Zika’s risk to pregnant women continues to grow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers report that the Zika virus may be linked to a wider variety of “grave outcomes” for developing babies than previously reported — threats that can come at any stage of pregnancy.  More...

Studies: Beyond scales, fitness and body fat key for health

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bathroom scale may show a good number but how much of that weight is fat, not muscle? More...

Study shows spinal cord injury causes ‘immune system paralysis’

New research led by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is showing that spinal cord injuries can also cause a “paralysis” of the immune system that renders these patients more susceptible to pneumonia and other infections.&nbs More...

Entertainment

Erin Andrews verdict will reverberate for hotels, guests

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

Welcome to Twitter Rant 101, à la Kim Kardashian West

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s “clap back,” where celebrities go after haters on social media, and then there’s “clap back” Kim Kardashian West-style, where one of the biggest names in the game takes on a 19-year-old, actress Chloe Grace Moretz. More...

‘Elvis & Nixon’ to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival

NEW YORK (AP) — “Elvis & Nixon,” a comedy about the 1970 meeting between the king of rock ‘n’ roll and the president, will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.  More...

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