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Teen pedestrian from Unity Township killed on Route 819

A 17-year-old from Unity Township was killed early Wednesday when he was struck by a vehicle on Route 819 in East Huntingdon Township. Eric L. More...

Lammas Day Festival set for Sunday

The 11th annual Lammas Day Festival is slated from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. More...

Passenger in Indiana County accident dies in hospital

A 76-year-old woman who was a passenger in a car involved in a two-vehicle accident in July has died at a Pittsburgh hospital. State police at Indiana report that Carol J. Wardo of Homer City died Monday at West Penn Hospital. More...

Antiques and collectibles show Sunday at Hanna’s Town

The next antiques and collectibles sale at Historic Hanna’s Town will be held on Sunday, Aug. 14.  The market, which featured more than 165 dealers last month, continues from 7:30 p.m. Sunday morning through early afternoon. More...

General News

2 1-cent coins from early US sell for combined $869,500

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two rare one-cent coins from the earliest days of the U.S. More...

Pennsylvania leotard-maker shines with gymnasts in Rio

READING, Pa. (AP) — The twinkling, bedazzled leotards worn by the U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team in Rio have received some outsized attention on the world stage, and it’s thanks to a Pennsylvania business.  More...

Pennsylvania AG’s former top deputy testifies for government

NORRISTOWN, Pa. More...

Editorial

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Heaven here?

Off The Wall

A number of weeks ago, I happened upon an emergency scene where I observed two fire trucks, firefighters and two emergency medical technicians not far from their ambulance. More...

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Lifestyles

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Spaghetti Dinner Aug. 16   More...

St. Vincent College Commuter Center honors Citrone family

The Citrone Family Commuter Center in St. Vincent College’s Placid Hall was dedicated Thursday, Aug. 4, in honor of the Citrone family following an extensive renovation of the historic space on the Unity Township campus.  More...

Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival Aug. 20-21 at Laurel Hill State Park

The ninth annual Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival will be held Aug. 20 and 21 at Laurel Hill State Park, located off Route 31 in Somerset County. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police issue corrected accident report   More...

Breaking News - 8/11/2016 2:01 PM

Child falls from coaster at Idlewild Park

LIGONIER, Pa. (AP) — A child has fallen from a roller coaster at a western Pennsylvania amusement park. More...

Man who sold gun involved in fatal shooting pleads guilty

The man accused of unlawfully selling the handgun that police say was used by a 14-year-old boy to shoot his classmate earlier this year has pleaded guilty to a firearms violation.  More...

Testifiers: Legislation is needed to regulate use of police body cameras

State Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D Westmoreland/ Armstrong/Indiana, said the consensus of Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on police body cameras was that the General Assembly needs to address the use of the devices. More...

Inmate accused of intimidating victim

A Derry man stands accused of intimidation after police say he sent a threatening letter to the cab driver from whom he is accused of stealing a gun from nine months ago, according to court documents. James E. 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...

‘The Miracle Worker’

Will Beddick, 13, as Percy, Carolyn Jerz, 14, as Helen Keller, and Natalie Estok, 13, as Martha, all of Unity Township, rehearse a scene for Latrobe Cabaret Theatre’s “The Miracle Worker. More...

Local & State News

Sept. 11 memorial motorcycle ride ending on sour note

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Leaders of a massive, annual motorcycle procession to the three Sept. 11 crash sites said this year’s fundraising ride, Aug. 19-21, will be their last.  More...

Bridge closure rescheduled in Smithton Borough

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 advises motorists that the Smithton Lo-Level Bridge on a section of Route 981 (Peers Street) will be closed between Van Meter Road and Skyline Drive in Smithton Borough starting Aug. More...

Pittsburgh to take steps to curb teen crime, violence

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s mayor says the city is increasing police patrols and bringing back an advisory council in order to prevent violence among rowdy teens.  Police made more than a half dozen arrests after several groups of More...

World News

Trump accuses Obama of being the ‘founder of ISIS’

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Donald Trump is now accusing President Barack Obama of founding the Islamic State group that is wreaking havoc from the Middle East to European cities. More...

Donald Trump’s primary playbook leading him out of bounds

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) - In the 2016 presidential campaign, it’s long been an article of faith: The rules of political gravity don’t apply to Donald Trump. Maybe now they do. More...

US-backed Libyan forces take over IS headquarters in Sirte

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) - U.S.-backed Libyan forces said on Wednesday they have taken over the Islamic State group’s headquarters in Sirte, the militants’ final bastion in Libya, breaking a weeks-long stalemate with the help of U.S. More...

Sports

New Yorkers’ love-hate relationship with Yanks’ Rodriguez nears finale

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez’s tempestuous relationship with New York Yankees fans comes to an end Friday when he plays his last game in pinstripes and he is making his exit without much of the adulation lavished on some hometown stars. More...

TV SPORTS

THURSDAY (11th)  9:00 GOLF Rio Olympics Men’s Golf, First Round. (N) (Live)  9:00 USA Rio Olympics Women’s Water Polo: Italy vs. Australia. Australia takes on Italy. More...

Rodriguez cost Yankees $317 million for one World Series championship

NEW YORK (AP) — By the time Alex Rodriguez collects his last payment as a player from the Yankees next year, he will have received $317,368,852 from New York, according to a review of his contracts by The Associated Press. More...

Entertainment

New ‘Star Trek’ series lead: A woman but not a captain

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. More...

Colbert to air live after Trump-Clinton presidential debates

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) — Stephen Colbert, who capitalized on the political conventions with live airings of his late-night show, will do the same for the presidential and vice presidential debates.  More...

2016 MacGyver still prefers building weapons to using guns

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. More...

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