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Former Bulletin staffer turns fascination into novel

When she was a reporter for the Latrobe Bulletin early in her career, Dr. Carole Waterhouse enjoyed meeting fascinating people and hearing their stories. And now as a literary novelist she still does — even if they are already deceased. 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...

General News

Google’s search engine directs voters to the ballot box

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is pulling another lever on its influential search engine in an effort to boost voter turnout in November’s U.S. presidential election.  More...

Car slams into house near Pittsburgh, driver yet to be found

TURTLE CREEK, Pa. (AP) — Police are looking for the driver of a car that slammed into a Pittsburgh-area home where a woman and small child were sleeping. More...

Woman left behind at Methuen dialysis clinic after it closed

METHUEN, Mass. (AP) — An 86-year-old Massachusetts woman needed to be rescued over the weekend after she was left behind at a dialysis clinic in Methuen that had closed for the day.  More...

Editorial

Price ‘transparency’ bills would kill patients and jobs

Commentary

College athlete Corey Wood listened in shock as her doctor walked her through the bleak diagnosis: stage 4 lung cancer, which had already spread to her lymph nodes and bones. More...

GUEST EDITORIALS

Fads from hooping to Pokémon Go   Americans have experienced their share of fads through the years.  Older seniors may remember the goldfish swallowing craze that engaged a generation beginning in 1939 when Harvard freshman Lothrop Withingt More...

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Lifestyles

Bethany Rocks the Block Party slated for Aug. 20

Scotty Ritenour, Lindsay McConahy, Roxanne Berger and Jacki Kennedy of Bethany United Methodist Church, Avenue B and Laveen Street in the Fifth Ward of Latrobe, invites the public to the Bethany Rocks the Block Party from 1 to 5 p.m. More...

UPG named ‘College of Distinction’

Innovative application of high impact educational practices at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg has earned the school recognition among the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. More...

How to be a good maid of honor? Here’s five tips from the pros

Jennifer Paik has been a maid of honor not once, not twice, but an impressive four times, most recently for her childhood best friend’s Newport Beach, California, yacht wedding three years ago. More...

Entertainment

Study finds women competitors dominate NBC’s prime time

NEW YORK (AP) — During the first half of the Olympics, women have dominated the screen on NBC in the evening.  More...

Larry Wilmore-hosted ‘Nightly Show’ axed

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” is coming to an end. The late-night humor and talk show, which premiered in January 2015, will conclude its run Thursday, the network announced Monday. More...

2 historians critical of ‘Hamilton’ win American Book Award

NEW YORK (AP) — Two historians who have faulted the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “Hamilton” are among the recipients of an American Book Award for criticism. More...

Haley did it . . .

Haley Smith (second from right) and her grandmother Denise Smith (right) display the banner presented to her by the Friends of Caldwell Memorial Library on Saturday, Aug. 13. Haley raised more than $12,000 for the library in Derry. More...

Cabaret Theatre cancels production

The Cabaret Theatre’s scheduled production of “I Do, I Do,” the musical version of the play, “The Fourposter,” scheduled for September at the Latrobe Art Center, has been canceled.  More...

Once, twice, three times a lawn mower

You know that old adage, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”  Well, Dennis Dale Lewis Jr., 32, of Penn Run, Pa., apparently put a different spin on it.  Tpr. Donald R. Watters, at 3 p.m. Aug. More...

Convicted top Pennsylvania prosecutor to address job status

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s attorney general is expected to address her job status within days after she was convicted of leaking secret criminal files and then lying about it. More...

Local & State News

Jury to decide civil rights suit of man shot by officer

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal jury will be allowed to decide whether a white Pittsburgh police officer violated the rights of a black man left paralyzed after he was shot during a traffic stop almost four years ago.  More...

Court: Philadelphia schools can’t cancel teachers’ contract

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling barring Philadelphia School Reform Commission from canceling the city teachers’ union contract and imposing new rules to save money. More...

City agrees to scrap ‘one-strike’ law on rental units

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania city has agreed to scrap a “one-strike” law it used to seize rental property and evict tenants even when third parties were suspected of illegal drug or gun activity. More...

World News

Trump calls for ‘extreme vetting’ of immigration applicants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Donald Trump called Monday for “extreme” ideological vetting of immigrants seeking admission to the United States, vowing to significantly overhaul the country’s screening process and block those who sympathi More...

Biden: Trump is ‘thoroughly unqualified’ for presidency

SCRANTON, Pa. More...

Democrats seek repeal of ban on federal funding of abortion

NEW YORK (AP) - The law that bans federal funding for Medicaid coverage of most abortions is now in the spotlight some 40 years after it was passed by Congress, emerging as an election issue in the national debate over the procedure. More...

Sports

NFL threatens to suspend four players, over PED probe spat

Including Steelers’ LB James Harrison

The NFL is still seeking an audience with the four linebackers it’s investigating for an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs. More...

Wildcats officially open football season

Above, running back Keith Miller (4) takes a hand-off from quarterback Jason Armstrong (6) and gets a block from D.J. Yasher (67) during Monday’s first official day of football practice for Greater Latrobe and the district’s athletic complex. More...

Former Woodland Hills, Pitt standout lineman Mosley-Smith hopes to catch on with Steelers

Khaynin Mosley-Smith considers himself a Pittsburgh guy — a die-hard Pittsburgher. More...

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