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Poker Run, Shop With A Cop come together for a winning hand

In December, the Shop With A Cop program will brighten the holidays of hundreds of children by having local police officers take them shopping before Christmas. More...

General News

Rob Wasserman, accomplished rock bass player, dead at 64

NEW YORK (AP) — Rob Wasserman, a highly respected bass player and composer who performed and recorded with Lou Reed, Neil Young, Brian Wilson and many other musicians, has died. He was 64.  More...

Murray Energy seeks to layoff thousands in 6 states

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Giant coal producer Murray Energy has issued notices that it could lay off up to 4,400 coal mine workers in six states come September.  A news release from the St. More...

Sunscreen doesn’t work as well as it says: What to do?

TRENTON, N.J. More...

Editorial

GUEST EDITORIAL

Supreme Court’s decision in Texas abortion case is a warning for Pa. lawmakers

Monday’s U.S. More...

Bulletin Board

(Lifestyles editor Louise Fritz is on vacation. This week’s Bulletin Board was written by staff writer Nick Cammuso.)  * * *  Members of Latrobe Volunteer Fire Department Hook and Ladder Co. More...

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Lifestyles

Latrobe lawyer Kansler earns PBA honor

Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) President Sara A. Austin recently named 12 Pennsylvania lawyers to the 2016-17 class of the association’s Bar Leadership Institute (BLI), including Latrobe solicitor Zachary J. More...

Go Pink Boots

‘No woman is an Island’

There’s a little island just off Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula called the Great Blasket. More...

Rice named new principal of Aquinas Academy

Joseph Rice, principal of Mother of Sorrows School, Murrysville, has been named principal of Aquinas Academy.  Dr. More...

Youth Field Day at Mammoth Park July 30

Kids can learn about the great outdoors at the Youth Field Day at Mammoth Park from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Minor parties get victory in Pennsylvania ballot access suit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Anew federal court order will make it much easier for minor political party candidates to get onto the fall election ballot in Pennsylvania, potentially injecting new uncertainty into the races for president and U.S. More...

No Bulletin on Monday, July 4

The Latrobe Bulletin offices at 1211 Ligonier St., Latrobe, will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.  The Bulletin offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 5.  More...

WCNS dedicates studio in memory of Dow Carnahan

Dow Carnahan’s parents, Anna and Ron Carnahan, take a moment to read the plaque honoring the memory of their son, the longtime sports director and news anchor at Latrobe radio station WCNS (148 More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

TUESDAY, JULY 5 7 p.m., Derry Township Supervisors, municipal building 7 p.m., Unity Township Planning Commission, municipal building  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6 4 p.m., Ligonier Township Municipal Authority, municipal building 4 p.m., Cook Township Supe More...

Election set to fill seat vacated by convicted congressman

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A special election will be held the day of the general election to fill a Pennsylvania U.S. More...

Lawmakers’deep divide over taxes drags out budget talks

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Attention in deadly Istanbul bombing focused on Chechen extremist

ISTANBUL (AP) - Attention focused Friday on whether a Chechen extremist known to be a top lieutenant in the Islamic State group was involved in the suicide attacks that killed 44 people at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport.  More...

US says up to 116 civilians killed in counter terror strikes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Peeling back some of the secrecy of America’s drone strikes on suspected terrorists, the Obama administration on Friday said it has killed up to 116 civilians in counterterror attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and other places where the U. More...

Tesla driver killed while using Autopilot loved fast cars

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Joshua Brown, the first U.S. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  From the Far East, we have the wisdom of Confucius and Lao-Tau. From Hellas or ancient Greece, we have many philosophers, philosopher-kings, and the birth of democracy. More...

Sports

GL graduate Green fails to advance at U.S. Olympic Track, Field Trials

EUGENE, OR — Greater Latrobe High School graduate Hanna Green finished in 5th place in Friday’s preliminary round heat of the 800-meter run at the U.S. More...

Murrysville edges Latrobe Legion, 3-2

Latrobe Legion fell to Murrysville for the second time in as many games, taking a 3-2 defeat during an American Legion District 31 game played Friday at Murrysville.  More...

When the dust settles in Unity

Jake Stemmerich, of Unity Township, dives back to second in time as Hempfield East fielder Isaiah DiAndreth is unable to make the play. More...

Entertainment

A Smokin' Summer

If the surge in barbecue and smoking competitions across the country is any indication, grilling has become an art form. More...

Movie review: In ‘Tarzan,’ a questionable return to the jungle

Tarzan has been dusted off, his abs polished and his vocabulary spruced up in David Yates' handsome but altogether pointless "The Legend of Tarzan," a chest-thumping resurrection of the Ape Man that fails to find any reason for the iconic character's More...

Movie review: Spielberg weaves magic out of Dahl’s ‘The BFG’

There's a secret about children that Steven Spielberg, Melissa Mathison and Roald Dahl have always known — that no matter how innocent, kids are as capable of understanding darkness as adults, and sometimes even more so. More...

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