May 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

DBMA working on quotes for water line replacement

Derry Borough Municipal Authority (DBMA) is still waiting on quotes for a planned water line replacement project.  The project calls for the replacement of 800 feet of water line along Pine Street. More...

Former Ligonier police officer requests jury trial on threat charges

A former Ligonier Borough police officer accused of threatening his ex-wife’s new husband while on duty has waived his arraignment, entered a plea of not guilty and has a requested a jury trial, according to court documents. More...

Saltsburg man to face drug charges in county court

A Saltsburg man arrested as part of a Westmoreland County Drug Task Force investigation into drug activity back in February waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday and will face charges in county court. More...

General News

Methodists trying to avoid church split over gay rights

Struggling to avoid a split over gay rights, the top policy-making body of the United Methodist Church on Wednesday narrowly approved a full review of all church law on sexuality, amid an emotional meeting roiled by talk of schism.  More...

Driver killed when tanker truck hits bear in Pennsylvania

PHILIPSBURG, Pa. More...

No sign of mechanical issue in plane that crashed at airshow

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal investigator says there’s no sign of mechanical problems in a plane that crashed during a Georgia airshow, killing the pilot.  More...

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Lifestyles

Anna Gault promoted to captain, deployed

Anna Gault (center), daughter of Bob and Angie Gault of Alpharetta, Georgia, has been promoted to captain in the U.S. Air Force. More...

Campus Corner

More than 760 students received degrees at York College of Pennsylvania's commencement exercises on May 14, the York campus announced Wednesday.  Tera Pettina of Latrobe graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in radiography.  More...

Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve offering summer camps

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Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at St. Vincent College has announced its eighth annual summer camps for children.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Fraudulent credit card charges investigated  State police at Kiski Valley report on Wednesday, someone fraudulently charged $1,465.92 on the credit card of Cindy A. Curtis of Loyalhanna Township. More...

UTMA considers policy to charge fees when customers shut off water

The Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) Board of Directors on Wednesday returned to the topic of whether certain fees should apply to customers who voluntarily shut off water service for a property they own. More...

LMA purchasing sewer cleaner truck

The Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to purchase a 2017 Freightliner sewer cleaner truck with a vacuum system from A & H Equipment of Bridgeville for $368,243.70.  The price of the truck inclu More...

Wolf vetoes bill to curb use of seniority in teacher layoffs

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

State to extend ignition locks law to first offenses

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will sign a measure that expands Pennsylvania’s ignition lock law to first-time drunken drivers.  More...

GLLV Chamber holds annual Excellence in Education Banquet

It is a unique local awards dinner and on Monday, May 16, The Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Community Chamber of Commerce (GLLV) hosted the event for the 22nd time. More...

Local & State News

District attorney lays trail of evidence across floor to murder suspect

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A prosecutor laid a trail of evidence bags, crime scene photos and DNA-stained clothes across a courtroom floor from the jury box to the table where a Pittsburgh man sat accused of killing his neighbors, two sisters of an Iowa More...

Ex-Gov. Rendell apologizes for ‘ugly women’ comment

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Gov. More...

News groups seek to unseal court records in Penn State case

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Aviation officials: EgyptAir plane carrying 66 has crashed

CAIRO (AP) - An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board crashed in the Mediterranean Sea off the Greek island of Crete early Thursday morning, Egyptian and Greek officials said. More...

Mob burns Venezuelan man alive over $5 as rule of law fails

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - The mob didn’t know at first what Roberto Bernal had done, but he was running and that was enough.  More...

Trump unveils list of his top picks for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, released Wednesday a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia if he’s elected to the White Hous More...

Sports

Lady ’Cats prep for WPIAL lacrosse home playoff game vs. Hampton

For the Bulletin  Head coach Kaytie Russo’s Greater Latrobe girls’ lacrosse team dropped a testy 10-6 decision to Blackhawk in last year’s WPIAL Division II playoff semifinals.  More...

Mars Area defeats GLin boys’ lacrosse playoffs

The Greater Latrobe boys’ lacrosse team suffered an 18-3 loss against top-seeded and host Mars Area during a WPIAL Division II quarterfinal-round game Wednesday.  The Wildcats defeated Gateway, 13-9, at home in a firstround game on Monday More...

Crosby, Kessel help Pens beat Lightning for 2-1 series lead

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Sidney Crosby and Co. More...

Entertainment

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets with conservatives on reported bias

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday held a wide-ranging discussion with a group of conservative commentators who said afterward the Facebook CEO acknowledged the giant social network has a problem reaching conservatives.  More...

Lots of comedies on tap on 2 nights for CBS this fall

NEWYORK (AP) — CBS is looking for more laughs, with the nation’s most popular television network planning to double the amount of sitcoms it has on the air through new projects premiering this fall starring Kevin James, Matt LeBlanc and J More...

Amazon’s Bezos calls Trump’s behavior not ‘appropriate’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos says Donald Trump’s criticism of him and the newspaper is “not an appropriate way for a presidential candidate to behave.”  More...

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