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Attorney says mitigating factors warrant Mount Pleasant teen be tried as juvenile

The attorney for a Mount Pleasant teen accused in the fatal shooting of another teen said a number of mitigating factors, including a below-average IQ, indicates the case should be prosecuted in juvenile court. More...

Trump to give campaign speech in Monessen

Donald Trump will be campaigning in western Pennsylvania today, specifically the small town of Monessen where he will delivery a speech entitled “Declaring American Economic Independence.” The Republican presidential hopeful is giving a speech on tra More...

General News

Escaped jail inmate facing life sentence in woman’s slaying

KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania jail inmate who killed a woman so he could steal her boyfriend’s truck after escaping is set for sentencing.  More...

Judge dismisses charges in woman’s bite-mark conviction

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A judge has dismissed all charges against a Pennsylvania woman who spent nearly 11 years incarcerated on charges she helped beat a man to death in 2001.  More...

American Red Cross apologizes for poster some call racist

DENVER (AP) — The American Red Cross issued an apology Monday for a water safety poster that some suggested had a racist message.  More...

Editorial

GUEST EDITORIAL

Ban us, you big baby

Dear Donald Trump,  We have been aware for some time of your tendency to ban from campaign events representatives of certain news organizations with which you disagree.  With the recent addition of The Washington Post to your growing blackl More...

GUEST EDITORIALS

Expedite stricter vaccine rules   State health and education officials are right to tighten rules on vaccine requirements for public school children. Here’s the question, though. Why is the process taking so long?  More...

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Sports

Unity Legion defeats BR, snaps three-game skid

The Unity Township Legion baseball team snapped a three-game losing skid in a big way with a 13-3 victory against host Bushy Run during an American Legion District 31 game Monday. More...

Ellis caps rally as Dodgers top Pirates to avoid sweep

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers were in deep trouble before Scott Kazmir settled down and the lineup went to work. A.J. More...

Getting around the bases

Ben McIlnay does his best to chase down a ball in right field for the Tigers (left) during Monday’s Latrobe Little League game against the Cardinals. More...

Entertainment

‘Avatar’ mobile game landing ahead of film sequels

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before moviegoers return to Pandora, they’ll be able visit the exotic alien world from “Avatar” on their smartphones.  Lightstorm Entertainment and 20th Century Fox have enlisted game studio Kabam to de More...

Grace Kelly’s childhood home is up for sale in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia home where Oscarwinning actress Grace Kelly grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1955 is on the market.  Philly.com reports the six-bedroom, 2.5-story Colonial i More...

J.K. Rowling to host a special screening of her next film

NEW YORK (AP) — Carnegie Hall will host a benefit screening this fall of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” with some special guests — author J.K. More...

Commissioner’s attempt to oust prison warden falls short

The warden of the Westmoreland County Prison still has his job, but he won’t for long if one county commissioner has her way.  After two lengthy executive sessions with the county’s prison board on Monday, commissioner Gina Cerilli c More...

Trial of man accused of killing police officer set for October

The trial of a Ligonier man accused of killing a police officer in a wrong-way, head-on vehicle collision last year has been scheduled for October. Clair Fink III is facing a murder trial in the death of Ligonier Township Police Lt. More...

Eight-year-old Derry boy killed in two-car crash

An 8-year-old boy, who was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a two-vehicle crash Monday, has died as a result of his injuries. More...

Pennsylvania budget plan gets bipartisan vote from committee

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers took a major step toward a new state budget Monday night with a bipartisan vote by the House Appropriations Committee for a $31.6 billion proposal assembled by the Republican majority. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania senator aims to repeal 2011 abortion clinic law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The U.S. More...

Super PAC pledges $9 million to help McGinty in US Senate race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A national super PAC that works to elect Democrats to the U.S. More...

High court rejects appeal over wages for home care workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to Obama administration regulations that extend minimum wage and overtime pay rights to nearly 2 million home health care workers.  The justices on Monday turned away an appeal f More...

World News

Homes burned, looted in Iraqi city after defeat of militants

FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) - Dozens of homes were looted and burned as Fallujah was liberated from the Islamic State group, and Iraqi government forces Monday accused the retreating militants. More...

NY Gov. Cuomo signs bill expanding breast cancer screening

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is expanding access to breast cancer screening by requiring hospitals to extend hours for mammograms and eliminating insurance costs for the procedure.  More...

France opens manslaughter inquiry into EgyptAir crash

PARIS (AP) - French authorities opened a manslaughter inquiry Monday into the May crash of an EgyptAir plane that killed 66 people, saying there is no evidence so far to link it to terrorism.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,  As an educator, I wanted to add onto your guest editorial “Expand pre-k for more kids” from the June 16 edition of the Bulletin. More...

Lifestyles

SVC Summer Theatre group planning for annual Gala July 8

Members of the St. Vincent Summer Theatre Gala Committee got together last week to hand-make some art deco-designed decorations for the cabaret, which follows the 27th annual Gala set for July 8. More...

Seton Hill names Yochum new provost

Seton Hill University President Mary C. More...

Putting a Brazilian twist on succotash dish with black beans

This week’s recipe puts a Brazilian twist on an American staple, succotash. More...

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