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Unity Township man sentenced up to 23 months for DUI crash

A Unity Township man will serve 11 1/2 to 23 months in jail and three years of probation in a driving under the influence crash that seriously injured a woman last November. More...

Former Latrobe woman dies in plane crash

ESPERANCE, N.Y. — Authorities say they’ve officially identified the three people who died when their single-engine aircraft crashed and burned soon after taking off from a rural airport in upstate New York on Saturday, July 16. More...

General News

As Fed meets, no rate hike is expected until late this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — On again. Off again.  On again?  Anyone trying to peg the likelihood of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike this year has been subject to a topsy-turvy shift of expert opinion the past few months. More...

Pilot avoided home before ditching jet after Obama speech

DENVER (AP) — A Thunderbirds pilot who ditched his jet moments after flying over the Air Force Academy’s commencement ceremony reported engine trouble and told air traffic controllers he was aiming the plane away from a home before he ejected safely More...

Cleveland cops sending truckloads of water to Philadelphia

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two refrigerator trucks filled with cases of donated bottled water, sports drinks and corned beef sandwiches were being driven from a Cleveland police union hall to Philadelphia on Monday to give to law enforcement officers providing More...

Editorial

Lessons from the Trump-a-thon

Wanderings

The four day Trump-a-thon, sometimes noted as the Republican National Convention, ended last week in Cleveland, with the Republican party still divided and Donald Trump’s ego inflated larger than a Macy’s parade balloon. More...

GUEST EDITORIAL

Newspapers make a lot of noise about transparency, mostly about closed-door meetings where elected officials make secret deals. Not that all those deals are illicit or even questionable. More...

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Lifestyles

Events of Area Interest

Auxiliary 444 meeting Thursday The next meeting of the United States Veterans of Foreign Wars Chestnut Ridge Post 444 Auxiliary will be a luncheon get-together at noon Thursday, July 28, at Pap’s Restaurant, formerly known as Touch of Class, on Rout More...

Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to give now

While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, “a critical blood shortage remains.” The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now More...

How foods can help heal common ailments

(StatePoint) When you’re not feeling well, conventional wisdom says you should reach for over-the-counter or prescription remedies. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman accused of assaulting woman in Derry Township   State police at Greensburg report at 9:18 p.m. More...

Latrobe council to consider allowing recreational burning

Latrobe City Council on Monday briefly discussed the possibility of amending the city’s outdoor burning ordinance to permit recreational burning in the city, although council said if it does make such a change, it would come with tight restrictions a More...

Commissioner’s second attempt to have warden fired fails

Last month, county commissioner and prison board member Gina Cerilli called for Warden John Walton to be terminated. However, her motion received no second and failed. Once again, on Monday, Cerilli made the motion that the warden be fired. More...

The cold drinks are ready . . .

Tristan Snyder, 4, and Anthony Tatsch, 4, enjoy a cold glass of water as Haley Marucco, 8, showed up early to fill all the cups at the Greater Latrobe Area Midget Football Association’s (GLAMFA) workout with the high school team on Monday at th More...

West Newton woman dies in one-vehicle crash

A young woman from West Newton lost her life when the truck she was driving crashed on Monday in Sewickley Township. According to state police at Greensburg, Theresa L. More...

Local & State News

Pa. pension funds to get audit amid fee scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Latrobe Bulletin holds largest tomato contest

The Latrobe Bulletin again is looking for the largest tomato grown in our community.  The contest rules and entry procedures are as follows:  • Only homegrown tomatoes qualify.  • Tomatoes must be registered before Sept. More...

McGinty to get prime-time speaking slot at Dems’ convention

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democrat Katie McGinty is getting a prime-time speaking slot at the party’s national convention in her native Philadelphia as she aims to knock off Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey. More...

World News

2 attackers, 1 hostage killed in Normandy church attack

PARIS (AP) - Two attackers seized hostages in a church near the Normandy city of Rouen on Tuesday, killing one hostage by slitting their throat before being killed by police, a security official said.  The identities of the attackers and motive More...

Kerry: Progress with Russia on Syria despite military doubts

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) - U.S. More...

Pro-Sanders demonstrators march in the sweltering heat

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Several hundred Bernie Sanders supporters and other demonstrators marched down Philadelphia’s sweltering Broad Street on the opening day of the Democratic convention Monday, chanting “Nominate Sanders or lose in Novemb More...

Sports

GL’s Carr, Wilson qualify for USATF National Junior Olympic track meet

Trey Carr initially wanted to give track and field a try in an attempt to boost his cardio for wrestling season. Now, he wants to become the greatest distance runner at Greater Latrobe. More...

Sandusky scandal still casts shadow at Penn State

CHICAGO (AP) — Penn State coach James Franklin sees an improved team in Happy Valley — and a program that can’t escape the shadow cast by the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.  Franklin made some pointed comments about ne More...

NFL clears Manning of HGH allegations

The NFL says it found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with human growth hormone or other prohibited substances as alleged in a documentary by Al- Jazeera America last year. More...

Entertainment

‘Pokémon Go’ to be updated with trading capability

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The head of the company behind “Pokémon Go” says more capabilities for the wildly popular smartphone game are coming, including the ability to trade Pokémon.  More...

Egypt cleric says too much Pokémon Go could be dangerous

CAIRO (AP) — A leading Egyptian Sunni Muslim cleric has warned against the dangers of playing too much of the wildly popular mobile phone application “Pokémon Go,” adding to Mideast religious voices that have sometimes been sterner More...

Cologne cathedral hires lawyer to stop Pokémon hunters

BERLIN (AP) — The Catholic Church has hired a lawyer to tackle a plague of “Pokémon Go” players invading Cologne Cathedral.  Local daily Express reported Tuesday that the church decided to take legal action after the virtual r More...

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