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Westmoreland County Substance Abuse Helpline changes hours

Westmoreland Community Action’s Substance Abuse Helpline is now in operation from 3:30 to 11:30 p.m., seven days a week.  More...

Gingerbread House Contest deadline Nov. 23

The holidays are quickly approaching and with that in mind, the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce is planning its 12th Annual Gingerbread House Contest, to be held Dec. 3-11.  All entry fees and forms must be received by Nov. 23.  More...

Polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday

The Bulletin would like to remind readers to vote in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 8.  Polls in Pennsylvania open at 7 a.m. More...

General News

Stolen dog that helped vet with PTSD reunited with family

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A dog that helped an Iraq War veteran cope with post-traumatic stress disorder has been reunited with its owner after being stolen out of his southern California front yard last week.  The Los Angeles County Sheriff&rsqu More...

Police: Officer shoots nude man trying to lure children

JACKSON, Miss. More...

Policy prescriptions: Clinton and Trump on taxes

EDITOR’S NOTE — One in an AP series examining the policy prescriptions offered by the major candidates for president. More...

Sports

GL’s Cawoski, Harter compete in state cross-country meet

Greater Latrobe junior Maria Cawoski and freshman Rachel Harter ended their respective seasons during the PIAA Class AAA Cross-Country State Championships.  More...

Bearcats top Waynesburg on Senior Day

The St. Vincent College football team led from start to finish, defeating Waynesburg, 30-12, in Presidents’ Athletic Conference action Saturday on Senior Day. More...

Rams host Westmont-Hilltop in District 6 Class AA semifinals

Trojans meet top-seeded Aliquippa at Fox Chapel

The undefeated Ligonier Valley football team will be back home Friday with an opportunity to punch its ticket to the District 6 Class AA championship game. The top-seeded Rams will host No. More...

Entertainment

Forget the TV: How to follow Election Day online

NEW YORK (AP) — TVs are so last century. News outlets are using Facebook Live, Snapchat, YouTube and other tools to offer live coverage of Election Day in ways not possible four years ago. More...

‘Doctor Strange’ spins magic at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A strong batch of new films drew audiences to the theaters in large numbers this weekend, including Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” the animated “Trolls” and Mel Gibson’s WWII drama “Hacks More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police reportedly investigating damaged yard   State police at Kiski Valley report between 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, and 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, someone damaged the yard of a property along Route 22 in Derry Township and fled the scene. More...

Petrarca facing challenge from newcomer

Battle for Pa.’s 55th state House District

For the last two and a half decades, Joseph Petrarca, a Democrat, has represented the 55th state House District, which encompasses parts of Indiana, Armstrong and Westmoreland counties, including Latrobe, Derry, Youngstown, New Alexandria, and Derry, More...

Voters to decide several state, federal offices

Republican candidate Sen. Kim Ward is running unopposed for her 39th District General Assembly seat. More...

Ex-doctor to plead guilty to attempting to possess teen pics

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former western Pennsylvania physician who lost his license in an alleged sex-for-pills scheme in 2002 is set to plead guilty to attempting to possess explicit cellphone pictures of a 15-year-old girl earlier this year. More...

Pennsylvania’s year in US political spotlight finally coming to close

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters can’t say they’ve been ignored this year, given the state’s status as a premier battleground in the presidential race and the site of a hotly contested campaign for U.S. Senate. More...

Students rake up leaves, good will

Rachael Marinchak and Donna Jeffrey of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church bag leaves as the crew made quick work of the Rake and Run sponsored by Laurel Area Faith in Action on Saturday morning. More...

Local & State News

Clinton, Trump spending election eve in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump will spend the last day of the campaign in Pennsylvania.  Trump will hold a rally at 5:30 p.m. More...

Police say black man raped woman because she’s white

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A black Pittsburgh man has been jailed on charges he raped a woman at knifepoint because she’s white.  Forty-seven-year-old Lee Harris was arrested early Saturday on charges including ethnic intimidation and rape in More...

Appeals court reinstates Muslim inmates discrimination suit

LORETTO, Pa. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has reinstated a discrimination lawsuit filed by a Muslim inmate who claims he was ridiculed at a Pennsylvania prison.  More...

World News

Black pastors issue urgent plea to voters at Sunday services

DETROIT (AP) - At Sunday services, in rallies and on social media, black pastors urged congregants to vote, hoping to inspire a late flood of African-American turnout that could help propel Democrat Hillary Clinton to victory in critical swing states More...

Captive’s rescue leads to break in grisly quadruple slaying

CHESNEE, S.C. (AP) - For 13 years, the relatives came together periodically to grieve one of South Carolina’s grisliest mass shootings and compare leads with stumped investigators.  More...

Suspect charged with keeping woman captive was troubled teen

SPARTANBURG, S.C. More...

Health

Why health care eats more of your paycheck every year

Millions of Americans are finding out this month that the price of their health insurance is going up next year — as it did this year, last year, and most of the years before that.  More...

Artificial hand helps amputees feel just how hard to squeeze

WASHINGTON (AP) — A next-generation artificial hand is letting two amputees tell the difference between a soft or firm touch — like holding a child without squeezing too tightly. It’s another step toward developing prosthetics that can feel. More...

Aging Well with Cathy Graham

“How do you take care of you?” Go with the first remark that pops into your head, and in all likelihood you have the true answer.  More...

Lifestyles

Saltsburg grad earns IUP computer science scholarship

Zachary Zajdel of Saltsburg is one of four Indiana University of Pennsylvania students who have been awarded a scholarship that honors a former IUP mathematics professor and cofounder of the IUP computer science department.  More...

Events of Area Interest

New Alexandria winter clothing drive The New Alexandria Center for Active Adults/Senior Center is collecting new and gently used winter clothing items. More...

Latrobe native Newcomer honored at SVC homecoming

Amanda Newcomer, C’04, of Latrobe was one of 12 St. Vincent College alumni awarded with Recent Alumni Achievement or Alumni of Distinction Awards at a reception dinner Sept. More...

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