December 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Three Centuries of Christmas in America’ at Historic Hanna’s Town

The program “Three Centuries of Christmas in America” will be shown at Historic Hanna’s Town, 809 Forbes Trail Road, Hempfield Township, at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec. More...

Letters to Santa deadline extended

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...

World News

Trump will face tough questions on future of nuclear arsenal

WASHINGTON (AP) - For all the concerns raised in the presidential campaign about Donald Trump’s fitness to command America’s nuclear arsenal, the immediate questions he’s likely to face as president aren’t about launching thes More...

Trump says he’s leaving businesses to avoid conflicts

NEW YORK (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump declared Wednesday he will leave his business empire behind to focus on his presidency. More...

Trump’s Cabinet: ‘Draining the swamp’ or diving right in?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” in the nation’s capital. Instead, he’s diving right in. More...

Sports

LV battles Southern Columbia for state title game berth

While the stakes have risen with each postseason win, Ligonier Valley’s football mindset has remained the same, even with the team on the brink of the state title game.  More...

SVC women open PAC with dominant win over Chatham

An all-around team effort helped the St. Vincent College women’s basketball team win its Presidents’ Athletic Conference opener at home, 76-49, over visiting Chatham on Wednesday.  More...

ACC Championship: Opposing coaches almost worked together

Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and Virginia Tech’s Justin Fuente will be on opposite sidelines in Saturday’s ACC Championship game, but they were almost much closer than that.  Then the offensive coordinator at TCU, Fuente was a finali More...

Entertainment

Victoria’s Secret rocks Paris with $3-million bra and Lady Gaga

PARIS (AP) — The laciest, if not raciest, catwalk event of the year — aka, the Victoria’s Secret fashion show — was taking place in Paris on Wednesday night. More...

Binge watching on Netflix no longer requires internet access

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix subscribers can now binge on many of their favorite shows and movies even when they don’t have an internet connection.  The long-awaited offline option announced Wednesday gives Netflix’s 87 million More...

Son of a Cirque du Soleil founder killed on set

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials say a technician with the Cirque du Soleil “Luzia” show who died after being hit in the head by an aerial lift Tuesday is the son of one of the founders of the show.  In a statement from Cirque du More...

New Stanton teen charged with killing mom, brother

A New Stanton teen has been charged as an adult after confessing to shooting his mother and brother to death while they slept Wednesday morning. More...

Christmas celebrations begin this weekend at St. Emma

The Sisters of St. Benedict of St. Emma Monastery in Hempfield Township begin their month-long celebration of Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 3, with a reservations-only Christmas program and a sitdown dinner. More...

County employees’union voting on new contract

Members of the bargaining unit representing Westmoreland County employees will vote Thursday on a new labor contract after working for 11 months without one.  Union members rejected a contract proposal in October which included pay increases in More...

Ligonier Township Municipal Authority talks 2017 budget

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority board met briefly Wednesday afternoon for a work session and discussed details of a proposed 2017 budget which does not call for any changes to the rates customers pay for water and sewer service.  Autho More...

General News

Female accomplice faces sentence in sex-trafficking scheme

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who helped a man sexually traffic four teenage runaways from Ohio faces sentencing by a federal judge in Pittsburgh.  Twenty-seven-year-old Kiari Nicole Day, of Rankin, pleaded guilty last year to hel More...

Philadelphia area teacher suspended for election remarks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia public school teacher has been suspended after the district says she made “racially insensitive and discriminatory remarks” following this year’s presidential election.  More...

New federal rule bans smoking in public housing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has announced a final rule prohibiting smoking in public housing developments nationwide.  The Department of Housing and Urban Development says more than 228,000 public housing units are already s More...

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Off The Wall

As I was stumbling through my courses in high school, I really hated my subjects, but loved the camaraderie of my friends. More...

Small businesses are the backbone

Last weekend, while Americans were recovering from their Thanksgiving feasting, the nation’s retailers were having their Super Bowl.  The sales push began on Thanksgiving Day and continued into Black Friday for major retailers, leading int More...

Lifestyles

GCT’s ‘A Tuna Christmas’ to open Dec. 9

Greensburg Civic Theatre opens its 65th mainstage season with Jaston Williams, Joes Sears and Ed Howard’s hit comedy “A Tuna Christmas” in three performances Dec. 9-11 at the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center.  More...

CUCC to host ‘What Christians Need to Know About Muslims’

The Adult Sunday School class of Christ United Church of Christ, 1414 Ligonier St, Latrobe, has completed the study “My Neighbor Is Muslim” provided by Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.  More...

Service Personnel From the Area

PEARL HARBOR – As the nation pauses to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor, which occurred 75 years ago on Dec. 7, 1941, the occasion has special meaning for a Latrobe, Pennsylvania, native who is serving in the U.S. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Driver injured after hitting deer in Salem Township   More...

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