April 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Convicted man arrested for second robbery while in jail

State police at Kiski Valley have charged a former Ligonier man, who is already in jail serving a 10-year term for a 2013 robbery of the Wal- Mart pharmacy in Unity Township, with another robbery in 2013 in Westmoreland County. More...

County hires ex-Judge Regoli as part-time solicitor

A former county judge was back at the courthouse Monday as he started his first day as a parttime solicitor.  Former Westmoreland County Judge David Regoli will oversee litigation, a position that county commissioners recently created for the fo More...

General News

Parents complain about handcuffing of elementary students

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Angry parents are demanding action after they say at least five students were handcuffed at a Middle Tennessee elementary school for not stopping an off-campus fight.  More...

Officials look into dead turtle increase along Gulf Coast

WAVELAND, Miss. More...

Ex-teacher gets 2 to 5 years after plea in student-sex case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The second of three former teachers accused of having inappropriate sexual relationships with students at a western Pennsylvania high school has pleaded guilty to charges in the case.  More...

Editorial

Working out on a budget

It's true — good health really does save money. A Towers Watson survey noted that employee wellness programs saved employers an average of $100 in health care costs per worker. More...

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Campus Corner

St. Vincent inducts seven new members into Phi Alpha Theta honor society   More...

Latrobe BPW lauds Employer of Year, Students of Month

The Latrobe Bulletin was awarded the 2015 BPW Employer of the Year Award from Latrobe Business and Professional Women’s Club during the March meeting in Latrobe. More...

SVC English professor participates in poetry podcast

Michelle Gil-Montero (center), associate professor of English at St. More...

Judge declines to move Burnsworth case to juvenile court

A Mount Pleasant teenager accused of shooting his friend while playing with a gun he found in a friend’s home was in court Monday for a hearing to ask that a judge move the case to juvenile court.  More...

County’s first substance abuse helpline goes live Wednesday

Westmoreland Community Action announced today that the county's first helpline dedicated solely to drug and alcohol issues will go live on Wednesday, April 20.  Those with substance abuse questions or concerns can call toll-free 1-844-897-8927 f More...

Forest fire in St. ClairTwp. knocked down

After 27 1/2 hours and hundreds of firefighters, state forestry wardens, emergency personnel and other crews working around the clock, the forest fire near Route 711 in St. Clair Township, near Seward, has been extinguished. More...

Signing medical marijuana bill

On Sunday, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca (standing left) participated in the bill-signing ceremony of S.B. 3, which makes medical marijuana legal in Pennsylvania. Gov. More...

Local & State News

Attorney general’s office reviewing fight involving McCoy

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office is reviewing a district attorney’s decision not to charge Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy in a Philadelphia nightclub fight that left two offduty police officers More...

Police: Father ‘recklessly’ waving gun killed daughter

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia father was “carelessly and recklessly” waving a gun around a small bedroom with seven children present when it went off, killing his 4-year-old daughter, authorities said Monday.  More...

Officer cleared in apparent shoving of Trump rally reporter

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh city officials say they found no wrongdoing by a police officer who was captured on video appearing to shove a newspaper reporter outside a Donald Trump rally.  The municipal office that investigates alleged mi More...

World News

Dozens killed in Taliban attack on Afghan security agency

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Armed militants in Afghanistan staged a coordinated assault on a key government security agency in the capital Tuesday morning, killing at least 28 people and wounding more than 320. The Taliban has claimed responsibility. More...

US to send 200 more troops, Apache helicopters, to Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.S. has agreed to deploy more than 200 additional troops to Iraq and to send eight Apache helicopters for the first time into the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq, the first major increase in U.S. More...

Trump, Clinton look for wins on home turf in New York

NEW YORK (AP) - Competing on home turf, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton hoped to emerge victorious from Tuesday’s primaries in New York, contests that offer big delegate hauls and an opportunity for the front-runners to inc More...

Sports

Big seventh helps Trojans defeat Greensburg Salem

The Derry Area baseball team capitalized on its opportunities and poured it on in the seventh inning for its second win of the season.  The visiting Trojans scored three runs thanks to three Greensburg Salem errors in the top of the seventh, bre More...

Spartans stay perfect in section, top Greater Latrobe baseball team

Hempfield Area’s baseball team remained perfect in WPIAL Section 2-AAAA play on Monday, breaking open a close game with two runs each in the fourth and fifth inning en route to a 14-9 win against host Greater Latrobe at Graham- Sobota Field. More...

Schott pitches Rams past Marion Center

Jake Schott did it all for the Ligonier Valley baseball team on Monday.  Schott turned in a masterful effort on the mound and he led the Rams at the plate during a 4-0 home victory against Marion Center in District 6 Heritage Conference play.&nb More...

Entertainment

‘Impossible’director J.A. Bayona set for ‘Jurassic World’sequel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Universal Pictures has announced J.A. More...

It’s on ... Amazon’s stand-alone streaming targets Netflix

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com Inc. is taking on Netflix and Hulu with its own stand-alone video streaming service, just weeks before Netflix raises prices for longtime subscribers.  More...

GameStop to launch video game publishing division

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — GameStop is diving into the video game publishing business.  The retailer best known for selling games announced plans Monday to launch a new division called GameTrust that will help distribute and market them.  More...

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