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870 organizations urge funding increase for anti-hunger programs

As families gathered last week for Thanksgiving dinner, 870 organizations representing all 67 counties are asking elected leaders to remember those in need by continuing efforts to rebuild Pennsylvania’s most important anti-hunger programs in t More...

Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign kicks off

Just as area retailers try to get a jump on the Christmas shopping season by offering Black Friday deals early, Salvation Army Red Kettles have been collecting donations at smaller retail establishments in many communities since early November.  More...

General News

With deals offered early, will shoppers buy on Cyber Monday?

NEW YORK (AP) — Cyber Monday may be in danger of losing its online sales title. More...

Backers of monument don’t think Trump will undo Obama’s move

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The backers of a new national monument in Maine don’t believe Donald Trump will undo President Barack Obama’s move.  Obama this year created the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on 87,000 acres More...

Rifle discharges at Montana gun show, injuring 2

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say a bolt-action rifle was fired during a gun show in Billings, Montana, injuring a man and a young girl.  Capt. More...

Sports

State power Southern Columbia next test for Rams

Another week, another longtime football power looms for Ligonier Valley. Standing between the unbeaten Rams and a spot in the state title game is Southern Columbia. More...

SVC women drop heartbreaker to No. 18 CMU

The St. Vincent College women’s basketball team suffered a narrow 71-69 defeat to No. 18-ranked and visiting Carnegie Mellon University in non-conference action Saturday.  The SVC seniors combined for 51 points in the tough loss. More...

Big second half propels CMU over Bearcats

The St. Vincent College men’s basketball team dropped a 76-62 decision to host Carnegie Mellon University in the CMU Double- Tree Invitational Championship game. More...

Lifestyles

Christmas choral concerts Dec. 2, 10

The Westmoreland Choral Society and the Westmoreland Children’s Chorus will announce the arrival of Christmas with two concerts.  More...

Happy Anniversary!

Valley couple celebrates 50th

Anna Marie and John Will of Ligonier Township celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a family dinner party over the weekend in Giannilli’s II restaurant, Unity Township.  Anna Marie Mitchell from Ligonier and Mr. More...

Events of Area Interest

#GivingTuesday Nov. 29   Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, will join the #GivingTuesday movement Tuesday, Nov. 29, to help spread the word about this day celebrating generosity.  More...

Tickets for Ligonier Chamber Christmas raffle available

While you are shopping in downtown Ligonier, stop by Hair Parade, 105 North Market St., and check out the display of merchandise donated by local businesses for the annual Christmas Raffle.  More...

FR student charged in cyberattack

A Franklin Regional HIgh School senior has been charged with launching a cyberattack on her high school that wound up disrupting more than a dozen school district computer systems.  Michaela King, 18, of Murrysville, has been charged with unlawf More...

Letters to Santa

Hey kids, does Santa know if you’ve been naughty or nice?  Well, don’t take a chance that he will have the wrong information about you this Christmas season. Write a letter to Santa and submit it to the Bulletin!  More...

Toys for Tots donations accepted at Bulletin office

The Latrobe Bulletin is again participating in the Toys for Tots campaign sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps League.  Bring new, unwrapped toys before Dec. 12 to the business office, which is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. More...

Pathologist disbands ‘Concussion’ foundation

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The pathologist at the center of the Will Smith movie “Concussion” is abandoning his self-named nonprofit foundation, citing undue demands on his life and family due to publicity from the film.  The Pittsburgh More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania DHS hopes to launch cellphone app next month

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania Department of Human Services officials say the agency expects to launch its soon-to-be-released cellphone app before the end of the year.  The Pittsburgh Post- Gazette reports myCOMPASS PA remains in its fina More...

App pointing Pittsburgh homeless to services may grow

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The creators of a mobile app designed to connect the homeless to free medical services, meals and clothing in Pittsburgh are eyeing an expansion to the suburbs.  Service agencies and nonprofit-groups collaborating on the More...

West Penn Power pole inspection, replacement program continues

West Penn Power, a FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utility, will inspect about 30,400 wooden utility poles this year for signs of wear, insect infestation or damage from motor vehicle accidents as part of the company's annual inspection program.  More...

World News

Imagining Cuba’s human rights situation after Fidel Castro

HAVANA(AP) - He overthrew a strongman, brought his country free health care and education, and enlisted Cubans in what he called fights for freedom from Central America to South Africa. More...

Weeping, hopeful, Cubans look to future without Fidel Castro

HAVANA (AP) - Music fell silent, weddings were canceled and people wept in the streets Saturday as Cubans faced their first day without the leader who steered their island to both greater social equality and years of economic ruin.  More...

Fidel Castro clung to socialism, mentored new leftists

HAVANA(AP) - Fidel Castro’s revolution was slowly dying - or so it seemed. Communism had collapsed in Europe, and Cuba’s Soviet lifeline was severed. Food was in short supply. More...

Health

Republican states that expanded Medicaid want it kept

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer fought her own Republican party in the state Legislature for months to push through a Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. More...

Children’s and WPIC combine expertise, expand eating disorders program

Pediatric patients with eating disorders can now receive treatment at several Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC locations through the UPMC Center for Eating Disorders, the region’s only provider of specialized inpatient treatment More...

Aging Well with Cathy Graham

Nothing greets the chill of November better than a bowl of hearty, nutritious soup. Any member of the rich seasonal squash family makes a delightful leading lady for a fruit-based meal. More...

Entertainment

‘Moana’ cruises with $81.1M Thanksgiving weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney’s South Pacific animated tale “Moana” fell short of a “Frozen”-sized debut but nevertheless dominated the Thanksgiving box office with an estimated $81.1 million over the five-day weekend. More...

Controversy brews in Russia over Holocaust ice dance

MOSCOW (AP) — Tatiana Navka, a former Olympic ice dancer, and her on-ice partner have caused controversy by dressing up in concentration camp uniforms for a dance routine on a popular television show.  More...

Young Philly drummer’s cover recognized by Metallica

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 10-year-old Philadelphia drummer is receiving high praise for his cover of a Metallica song that was featured on the heavy metal band’s Instagram page over the weekend.  More...

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