June 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Alex Hribal trial to start Aug. 1

The trial of a Franklin Regional High School student who allegedly attacked 20 classmates and a security guard with kitchen knives has been set to begin on Aug. 1 — more than two years after the alleged attacks. More...

Fred Rogers Center announces new community outreach program

The Fred M. Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at St. Vincent College (SVC) was awarded a Remake Learning Grant from The Sprout Fund to support a new student-driven community outreach program. More...

Remains of Korean War vet ID’d, returning to Pa.

BLAIRSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The remains of a Korean War soldier have been identified using his family’s DNA samples and are being returned to western Pennsylvania for burial.  Trib Total Media reports the remains of Army Master Sgt. More...

General News

A divided Senate answers Orlando with gridlock on gun curbs

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Senate blocked rival election year plans to curb guns Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando’s mass shooting intensified pressure on lawmakers to act but knotted them in gridlock anyway — even over restricting fire More...

Wendy Bell sues WTAE over firing for Facebook race remarks

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh newscaster fired after her comments in a Facebook post about a shooting were deemed racially insensitive sued her former employer on Monday, saying the television station let her go because she is white.  Wen More...

Lawyers: Cookout ambush suspects wrongly held in old case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two men described as suspects in a cookout ambush that killed five adults and an unborn child near Pittsburgh have been wrongly jailed in solitary confinement on stale, unrelated charges to squeeze them for information about t More...

Editorial

Democrats take leap of faith into budget talks with GOP

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — It’s the big head-scratcher in the Pennsylvania Capitol. More...

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Pa. still hasn’t gotten booze sales right An episode of Comedy Central’s “Drunk History” telling the tale of alcohol sales in Pennsylvania could be pretty amusing. More...

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Lifestyles

SVC professor translates Gregorian Chant textbook

The Rev. Stephen Concordia, OSB, assistant professor of music at St. Vincent College, is the translator of a book titled Gregorian Chant: Tones and Modes. More...

Red Cross: Blood donations needed to maintain supply

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients now and throughout the summer. More...

Stage Right’s Young Professional Company to debut June 24-26

Stage Right Theatre Company, Greensburg, will be debuting its new Young Professional Company with a performance of “Pinkalicious the Musical” June 24-26 at the Lamp Theatre in Irwin. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday, June 24; 2 and 7 p.m. More...

Entertainment

NBC to unveil new theme song for ‘Sunday Night Football’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Carrie Underwood won’t be “waiting all day for Sunday night” this fall when NBC premieres a new theme song for its prime-time “Sunday Night Football” program. More...

Hasbro creates custom Chewbacca Mom action figure

PAWTUCKET, R.I. More...

Iggy Azalea, Nick Young split up over ‘trust’ issues

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Iggy Azalea and Los Angeles Lakers star Nick Young have called off their engagement months after a social media spawned scandal that appeared to expose Young’s infidelity.  More...

Big Wheels and Scooter Race today

The annual Big Wheels and Scooter Race will be held Tuesday, June 21, as part of Latrobe’s 47th annual 4th of July Celebration.  Registration for the Racer’s Sports Bar & Grille Big Wheels and Scooter Race will be held at 5 p.m. More...

Making way for Mother Nature

Crews are busy moving dirt at the property where the old Shirey cottages stood along Route 30 west between Ligonier and Idlewild & SoakZone. More...

Canyon Heroes president to speak at Patriotic Interfaith Service

Canyon Heroes Board of Directors President MSgt. (Ret.) Matthew Zamosky will be the speaker for the Latrobe 4th of July Patriotic Interfaith Service, to be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Latrobe Elementary School.  More...

House returns with budget deadline looming, no vote on tap

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania law aiding NRA lawsuits nixed by high court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania law designed to make it easier for organizations like the National Rifle Association to challenge cities’ firearms ordinances in court received a fatal blow Monday. More...

Pittsburgh doughnut chain founder admits to federal charges

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The founder of a doughnut shop chain based in Pittsburgh pleaded guilty to federal charges of underreporting his income in 2010 and then hiding the business from bankruptcy proceedings a year later.  More...

Man pleads guilty in toddler’s accidental shooting death

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to charges in the accidental shooting death of his girlfriend’s toddler son last fall.  Thirty-one-year-old Harrison Marshman of Pittsburgh pleaded guilty Monday in Alle More...

World News

UN urges solutions as refugee population hits record high

GENEVA (AP) - Imagine the entire population of France uprooted from their homes, forced to flee danger, persecution or starvation. The U.N. More...

Rebuking Trump, Biden warns against backsliding on democracy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Warning of a potential surge in anti- Americanism, Vice President Joe Biden tore into Donald Trump’s views on foreign policy on Monday, urging the country not to follow the presumptive Republican nominee down a path of isolati More...

Animal cruelty officer on 2 reality TV shows dies at 69

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania animal cruelty officer who starred in two reality TV shows has died.  George Bengal, the law enforcement director of Pennsylvania’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, was 69. More...

Sports

Matthews Foundation gives grant to CDTS girls’ hoop program

Bernie Matthews was a coach and mentor to hundreds of young student-athletes. More...

USGA takes beating for its handling of wait-and-see decision on Johnson

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Mike Dudurich is a writer and columnist for the Latrobe Bulletin.)   OAKMONT — Once the storms struck Oakmont Country Club last Wednesday and Thursday, there was a concern that the 116th U.S. More...

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Friends for decades 1993 Ligonier Valley High School graduates Paul Thomas, Mike Kalp, Kris Sullenberger, Max Pedicone and Dennis Swogger get together every year for a golf weekend at a different cou More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man arrested for DUI after accident More...

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