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Wolf signs measures to address opioid crisis

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed five new laws Wednesday to address the state’s opioid addiction and abuse problem, including limits on how much can be prescribed in an emergency room or issued to children .  More...

LTMA okays pump to alleviate problem

Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) members on Wednesday approved installing a grinder pump to help alleviate flow at a home along Route 711. Board member John Beaufort said the most recent heavy rainfall resulted in the home being flooded. More...

Derry Twp. mobile home total loss after fire

A Derry Township mobile home was ruled a total loss following a fire Tuesday night. According to Bradenville fire chief Mark Piantine, fire crews were called to a blaze at 6196 Route 982 at about 9:45 p.m. More...

General News

‘Good Morning, Greater Latrobe’says goodbye to Chamber president

The “Good Morning, Greater Latrobe” radio show on WCNS 1480 News Talk will say goodbye to Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce President David Martin at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. More...

Black sheriff’s candidate’s campaign sign defaced

PARKER, Kan. More...

University executive director under fire for Bigfoot hunt

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — The head of the University of New Mexico’s Gallup campus is under fire for spending money on Bigfoot related pursuits.  UNM Gallup’s Executive Director Dr. More...

Editorial

More diplomas may not mean better education

Essentially, a diploma is nothing more than a sheet of parchment with embossed lettering and a few fancy words.  It has no real intrinsic value.  When a high school graduate goes to look for a job, however, that sheet of paper can have real More...

Political Cartoon

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Off The Wall

Sometimes the strangest things turn out to be the most fun if one changes his attitude and goes about the predicaments with a little different approach.  One may remember the story I did not long ago about my getting a box of staples in a carton More...

Lifestyles

Indoor craft show slated for Nov. 6 at St. Vincent Grove

Gerard Demyan, Patti Holden, Dalis Dowling and Kim Dowling are getting ready for the St. Vincent Parish Support Group for Special Needs annual Fall and Holiday Craft Show, to be held from 9 a.m. More...

Blues artists at Grand Halle Nov. 10

The blues will be the focus of the SongWorks Dinner Series on Thursday, Nov. 10, at The Grand Halle, Johnstown, when Diane Cipa Anderson, T Fisher and special guest George Byich perform both originals and blues covers.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Phipps gardens to host 1990s-themed event   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe police release October report   More...

Unity Twp. Supervisors axe per capita tax in tentative budget; not tax hike

The Unity Township Supervisors on Wednesday unanimously approved a tentative 2017 budget which holds the line on property tax rates and eliminates the township’s $5 per capita tax.  More...

They’re fallin’

The leaves are falling and beginning to disappear fast from some of the trees. Seven-year-old Daniel Laughner decided to take one last romp in the leaves on a hot November afternoon. More...

Clinton, Trump to campaign in Pennsylvania on Friday

HERSHEY, Pa. More...

A thing of beauty at Ohiopyle

Bulletin photographer Mike Pedicone captured this image of Cucumber Falls in Ohiopyle State Park, taken at just under one second of exposure time to slow the shutter and blur the water. More...

Local & State News

LVHS fall play Nov. 4-5

Ligonier Valley High School students (back left) Rachel Trice and Garrett Crusan; (front) Leah Beard, James Sarver and Cole Zimmerman, and Sydney Damon and Maria Anto rehearse for the fall play, &ldq More...

Police: Mom texted video of dead toddler during fight with dad

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman jailed on charges she killed her toddler son sent a video of the boy’s apparently lifeless body to his father in a jealous, vengeful rage during a text-messaged argument that lasted more than two hours, police sa More...

Police seek help identifying suspect

Pennsylvania State Police at Greensburg are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect seen in this image from a surveillance feed at the Giant Eagle in Hempfield Township at approxim More...

World News

Early voting: Tighter race, but still good signs for Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton may not be accumulating the type of early-vote advantage her campaign wanted, but she continues to maintain an apparent edge over Donald Trump, with roughly one-fourth of all expected ballots cast in the 2016 electio More...

Trump campaigning in stretch like it all depends on Florida

MIAMI (AP) - With the turbulent White House race scrambled in new directions, Donald Trump is campaigning like it all hinges on one all-too-familiar swing state: Florida.  More...

Obama worries black vote is not solid enough for Clinton

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - President Barack Obama twice generated a historic wave of African-American support on his way to the White House, but worries now the black vote “is not as solid as it needs to be” for Hillary Clinton.  More...

Sports

Top-seeded LV opens playoffs vs. Cambria Heights

When Roger Beitel thinks about his Ligonier Valley football seniors and the playoffs, he recalls their first taste of the postseason back in 2013.  More...

MP gets another Beaver Valley area team in WPIAL playoffs

Face No. 2 seed Beaver Falls in Class AAA quarterfinals at Geneva College

No matter what round, it seems like Mount Pleasant is always running into a team from the Beaver Valley area in WPIAL football playoffs.  More...

Cubs win first Series title since 1908, beat Indians in Game 7

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kris Bryant started to smile even before he fielded the ball. More...

Entertainment

Garth Brooks wins top award, Beyoncé performs at CMAAwards

Garth Brooks, who lost entertainer of the year at last year’s Country Music Association Awards when he returned to music after a 13-year break, won the top prize at the show Wednesday, where Beyoncé and the Dixie Chicks’ surprise duet per More...

Report: Gay characters hit record high on network TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A record number of gay characters are featured on broadcast series, but small-screen shows overall can be deadly for the female ones, according to a study released Thursday. More...

Putin gives Russian citizenship to action film actor Seagal

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded Russian citizenship to action film actor Steven Seagal.  The 64-year-old Seagal has been a regular visitor to Russia in recent years and has accompanied Putin to several martial a More...

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