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Arnold honored at gala

Wayne Moser, vice chairman of the American Red Cross of Chestnut Ridge Board of Directors; guest Jane Norwack; honoree Dave Arnold, and Dana Bauer, executive director of the local Red Cross chapter, pose for a photo Thursday during the 26th Holiday S More...

Ligonier welcomes visitors for Town Wide Open House

The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce invites you to Ligonier’s Christmas Town Wide Open House from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4.  More...

General News

California targets dairy cows to combat global warming

GALT, Calif. (AP) — California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation’s leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock. More...

Tough-on-corruption NY prosecutor tells Trump he will stay

NEW YORK (AP) — Financial cheaters and corrupt politicians beware: One of America’s hardest-charging prosecutors isn’t going anywhere. More...

Town expecting no holiday lights now has a glimmer of hope

EXETER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire town that said it wouldn’t be decorated with holiday lights this season because of code issues with a utility now has a glimmer of hope.  More...

Sports

Rams, Southern Columbia set for state Class AA playoff semifinal

One more win. More...

LV girls must replace double-double with Petrof lost for season

Other four starters return

Coaches in every sport insist they must concentrate on the players they have available to them, not those who aren’t. More...

Healthy again, smaller Dupree hoping to ‘ball’ for Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The training wheels are off for Bud Dupree. Finally.  More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent presents Thoburn Excellence in Teaching Award

A. Mark Abramovic, instructor of finance in the St. Vincent College Alex G. More...

Go Pink Boots

‘The River Wild’

When I think back to the day I rafted the Gauley River in southern West Virginia, the memories come mostly as moments, brief snatches infused with epic emotion: Fear and elation, determination and triumph.  More...

‘Nutcracker’ to open Dec. 9 at Carnegie Arts Center

An old-fashioned holiday theme is the offering for this year's Nutcracker as presented by the Carnegie Performing Arts Center.  “The Nutcracker” will be performed for two weekends, beginning on Friday, Dec. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Homer City man cited for harassment, trespassing More...

Authorities describe New Stanton killings as ‘horrific act’

While the New Stanton and Hempfield Area School District communities are struggling to come to grips after learning a mother and son had been murdered, investigators are working to figure out why Jacob Roland Remaley, 14, shot and killed his mother a More...

Tom Hudock plans to resign from DTMA board

Citing displeasure with recent developments, Tom Hudock announced plans to resign from his post on the Derry Township Municipal Authority board.  More...

Change on judge retirement delays county court consolidation

A change to state law approved by voters on last month’s ballots will allow Westmoreland County to hold off on a plan to consolidate its 17 district courts.  Prior to November’s election, the mandatory retirement age for judges had b More...

St. Vincent Camerata to present Festival of Carols Dec. 10

St. Vincent Camerata, under the direction of the Rev. Stephen Concordia, OSB, will present its third annual Festival of Lessons and Carols at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, in St. Vincent Basilica.  More...

Local & State News

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...

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...

Police: Pittsburgh-area teen made secret recordings before

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania teen who recorded his principal making threatening comments toward him has a history of secretly recording school officials.  Chief Allen Park tells The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that Chu More...

World News

Trump to nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to lead Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump says he will nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to be his defense secretary.  Mattis, 66, is a Marine Corps general who retired in 2013 after serving as the commander of the U.S. More...

Death toll from Tennessee wildfires increases to 11

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) - Crews discovered the remains of more people as they searched the rubble of wildfires that torched hundreds of homes and businesses near the Great Smoky Mountains, bringing the death toll to 11, officials said Thursday.  More...

Next test for pipeline protesters: North Dakota winter

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) - So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on the North Dakota grasslands.  More...

Education

DAMS Farkleberry Fair Dec. 9

The SHIELD team at Derry Area Middle School is preparing for the 45th annual Farkleberry Fair, including teachers Sean Myers, Amber Shaffer, (back row) Tiffany Gratchic, Debbie Gray, Danielle Keys, W More...

DA hosts Infant Storytime

Derry Area School District (DASD) hosted Infant Storytime on Oct. 18 at Caldwell Memorial Library. The event was attended by 36 infants and their families.  More...

Quite the experience . . .

Twenty students from grades 2, 4, 6, and 7 participated in the Derry Area School District November Atlantic No. 40 One-Room Schoolhouse Experience. More...

Entertainment

Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert to headline 2017 Bayou Country Superfest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Some of the biggest names in country music will headline the 2017 Bayou Country Superfest, which moves from Louisiana’s capital to the Superdome in New Orleans for its eighth year. More...

Mickey Mouse hits the road with NASCAR stars in new series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mickey Mouse is hanging with a fast crowd in a new Disney TV series.  Disney said Thursday its animated “Mickey and the Roadster Racers” will pair the famous mouse with recurring guests Jimmie Johnson, Danica More...

Drake tops Spotify’s 2016 list with 4.7 billion streams

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake owned the year on Spotify: He’s the most streamed act on the platform with 4.7 billion streams.  The rapper has the most streamed album and song — “Views” (2.45 billion) and “One Dance&rd More...

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