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Latrobe National Night Out set for Tuesday

The Latrobe Police Department will host its annual National Night Out event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Latrobe Memorial Stadium. Admission is free but monetary donations and pet items will be collected for the Pet Adoption League.  More...

General News

Prosthetic leg found in beaver dam, returned to owner

WABENO, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man has his prosthetic leg back after the lost limb was discovered sticking out of a beaver dam by two canoers.  More...

Police: Amputee’s prosthetic leg taken in near-fatal beating

STANLEY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman and her ex-husband have been charged in the near-fatal beating of an amputee whose prosthetic leg was stolen. More...

4 hurt when motorcycle goes off stage, into crowd

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — Aspokeswoman for a South Dakota campground that hosts hordes of visitors during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally says four people were hurt when a motorcyclist performing a stunt accidentally drove into a crowd.  More...

Sports

Steelers increase intensity with goal-line, two-minute drills during training camp practice

The Pittsburgh Steelers received a standing ovation from the fans in attendance when they walked off the field at St. Vincent College on Sunday. And for good reason. More...

Steelers’ Shazier looks to put it all together

Pittsburgh Steelers’ linebacker Ryan Shazier’s top goal this season is to stay healthy. Shazier took another step forward in his development during his second NFL season in 2015, though injuries remain a concern. More...

Ready to watch the Steelers

Fans jammed the bleachers at Chuck Noll Field during a recent Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp practice at St. Vincent College, ready to watch their hometown team in action. More...

Lifestyles

‘Rapunzel’ cast readies for second weekend

Cast members of “Rapunzel,” including Brittney Conklin as the Storyteller; Harley Cochran as the Innkeeper; Paul Conklin as the King; (back row) Anna Dolling as Simon the Valet, and Julia More...

Red Cross has ‘emergency need for all blood types’

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 More...

Campus Corner

Penn State Fayette to host free concert; fireworks to follow Eagles tribute band   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man arrested for refusing to leave Hempfield bank   More...

Local cab company concerned about Uber’s county expansion

With the news that Uber will begin operating in Westmoreland County, along with several other neighboring counties, local transportation providers are bracing themselves for a backlash. Lou Falbo, longtime owner of Veteran’s Cab Co. More...

Fairfield Boys’ Club Annual Frog Jumping Contest fun for all

At the Fairfield Boys’ Club Annual Frog Jumping Contest on Saturday, kissing a frog wasn’t going to turn it into a prince, but blowing on one and slapping the ground around it may have been just enough to encourage it across the finish li 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...

Local & State News

Woman charged with resisting arrest after domestic disturbance

A 27-year-old woman is facing multiple charges after police arrived at her Latrobe residence for a report of a domestic disturbance on Thursday. More...

No injuries in Unity Township crash

No one was hurt in a two-vehicle crash on Saturday that left a car flipped on its roof in front of Giannilli’s II restaurant in Unity Township.  More...

Pa.’s top prosecutor goes on trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — About 150 potential jurors are set to arrive at a suburban Philadelphia courtroom as Pennsylvania’s attorney general goes on trial in a perjury and obstruction case that follows a four-year term rocked by petty feuds, political in More...

World News

Entire Russian team banned from competing in Rio Paralympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - After escaping a blanket ban from the Olympics, Russia was kicked out of the upcoming Paralympics on Sunday as the ultimate punishment for the state running a doping operation that polluted sports by prioritizing “medals o More...

The straight story: Bow and arrow advances lift other sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky’s slap shot was always precise and straight as an arrow. Give archery an assist for that. More...

Texas governor making first public event since hospital stay

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. More...

Health

Florida officials go into damage-control mode over Zika

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Thank goodness it’s the slow season in Florida. More...

Zika vaccines work in monkeys, boosting hopes for people

NEW YORK (AP) — Three experimental Zika vaccines protected monkeys against infection from the virus, an encouraging sign as research moves into studies in people.  More...

Pennsylvania bride given away by man who got her dad’s heart

SWISSVALE, Pa. More...

Entertainment

‘Suicide Squad’ sets August record with $135.1M

NEW YORK (AP) — The supervillain romp “Suicide Squad” shrugged off scathing reviews to open with an estimated $135.1 million in North American ticket sales, scoring one of the year’s biggest boxoffice debuts. More...

‘Pokémon Go’ players blamed for damage at historic fort

FAIRHAVEN, Mass. More...

No more ‘Pokémon Go’ at Hiroshima atomic bomb memorial

TOKYO (AP) — It was a bit touch and go for Hiroshima officials, but the atomic bomb memorial park in the western Japanese city is now Pokémon No.  More...

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