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Route 119 lane closures planned

Lane shifts and closures on Route 119 are planned this week as work on a road improvement project near Homer City, Indiana County, continues.  More...

Church to hold healing service for explosion victims

The New Alexandria Ministerium will hold an ecumenical service of “Healing and Hope for the Community” at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 15, in New Alexandria United Methodist Church, 106 Washington Ave., New Alexandria.  More...

LHHC offers Dispelling the Myths of DNA program

The Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor (LHHC) is hosting the program Dispelling the Myths of DNA at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Lincoln Highway Experience, 3435 Route 30 East, Latrobe (by Kingston Dam).  More...

Mammoth Park Fest set for June 5

Mammoth Park will host the 30th annual Mammoth Fest on Sunday, June 5. This special event will take place along the Mammoth Park lake shore from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

General News

This stings: Winter death rate for America’s bees jumps

WASHINGTON (AP) — After two years of improvement, America’s honeybees had another tough and deadly winter, probably because of mites, according to a new federal survey released Tuesday.  More...

First climbers in 2 years reach summit of Mount Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nine Nepalese guides reached the top of Mount Everest on Wednesday, becoming the first climbers in two years to conquer the world’s highest mountain after two successive natural disasters.  Nepal Mountaineerin More...

UAE’s Happiness Minister wants to see more positive stories

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates’ minister for happiness says part of her mission is to encourage local media to tell more positive stories because “happiness is contagious.”  More...

Editorial

GUEST EDITORIALS

GOP can’t blame IRS for tax problems   Everybody hates the tax man. More...

Off The Wall

‘In him?’

‘In him?’ John Fordehabble from Happsedopple, Minnesota, asked Harry Wadlemaddle, his neighbor, one day, a question about his girlfriend: “What do you see in her, after all?” More...

Lifestyles

May Crowning held in St. Vincent Basilica

St. Vincent Basilica Parish celebrated its annual May Crowning on Tuesday, May 3, in St. Vincent Basilica, Unity Township. More...

Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve welcomes families

Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at St. Vincent College, Unity Township, is hosting a series of events this summer designed especially for families.  More...

Red Cross reminds donors about constant need for blood

Many people want to give back to the community, but may not have a lot of time to volunteer. More...

Entertainment

Trial could prompt tight security at movie theaters

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Movie theaters across the U.S. More...

Fox modeling TV show based on famed gossip page

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Post is bringing its “Page Six” gossip page to television in a program that will be tested on some Fox stations in July.  More...

Lucasfilm and Disney launching ‘The StarWars Show’online

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Force is so strong with the “Star Wars” franchise that Lucasfilm and Disney are producing a weekly online video series about it. More...

Hearing delayed in Weimer’s animal cruelty case

The summary trial for a Ligonier Township man accused of three counts of animal cruelty was continued Wednesday. Daniel Weimer, 72, was scheduled to appear before District Judge Denise Thiel to answer to charges lodged by humane agent Jan Dillon. More...

New Alex hires new maintenance employee

After a brief executive session, New Alexandria Borough Council hired a new maintenance worker at Wednesday night’s meeting.  More...

3 charged in connection with killing 2 men in Indiana apartment

Police have charged three people — a man and two women — in the shooting deaths of two men who tried to rob an Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) student of marijuana late Tuesday night at his off-campus apartment. More...

Latrobe man to face rape charge in county court

A Latrobe man accused of rape and sexual assault for having sex with underage girls he met on Facebook and at a local roller skating rink waived his right to a preliminary hearing and will face those charges in county court.  More...

Choral society performance date clarified

In an article that appeared on Page 1 of Wednesday’s Bulletin about the Westmoreland Choral Society’s upcoming performance of “Carmina Burana,” the article incorrectly stated that it is scheduled Saturday.  More...

Derry Area awardees

Advisor Pat Houpt (second from left) and Suzanne Markiewicz (second from right) of the Derry Area Retired Educators, presented awards to Kelly Patrick, Lexis Malnofski, (back row) Christian Loeffler More...

Local & State News

Police catch nursery-rhyming ‘Gingerbread man’suspect

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies police say they’ve caught the Gingerbread Man, a Pittsburgh-area burglary suspect who referred to the nursery rhyme in taunting authorities who couldn’t catch up to him.  Police say 25 More...

Police: Pa. man kicks crying toddler, 1, in abdomen

NEW CASTLE, Pa. More...

Mother of missing teen fisherman wants more work on phone

JUPITER, Fla. More...

World News

Malaysia: 2 more pieces ‘almost certainly’ from Flight 370

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia’s government said Thursday that two more pieces of debris, discovered in South Africa and Rodrigues Island off Mauritius, are “almost certainly” from Flight 370, bringing the total number of pi More...

Trump brushes off GOP critics on eve of Ryan meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump declared Wednesday he doesn’t need support from House Speaker Paul Ryan or other leery Republican leaders, brushing off his Capitol Hill critics even as he prepared to sit down with them. More...

Trump, Ryan prepare to meet as Republicans call for unity

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan are sitting down face-to-face for the first time, a week after Ryan stunned Republicans by refusing to back the mercurial billionaire for president.  More...

Sports

SVC’s Emert, coach Hinerman-Karr PAC award winners

The Presidents’ Athletic Conference Champion St. More...

Trojans can’t hold lead in loss to Kiski Area

Derry Area’s baseball team grabbed an early lead but failed to hold it on Wednesday, as visiting Kiski Area rallied for a 8-3, nonsection victory at Grandview Field.  More...

Carr, Lady ’Cats defeat Ligonier Valley, 3-1

It would incorrect to call the girls softball game held at the Greater Latrobe High School athletic complex Wednesday afternoon a meaningless exhibition game.  While it doesn’t count in the Section 1-AAA standings for Greater Latrobe or th More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Motorist found unresponsive in middle of road   More...

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