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‘Chemis-trees’

“Chemis-trees” decorated by St. More...

Submit 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...

General News

Spirit pilots seeking industry-standard compensation

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — Spirit Airline pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), Tuesday and Wednesday held informational picketing events outside Spirit headquarters in Miramar, Fla.  More...

Americans’ odds of earning more than parents have plunged

WASHINGTON (AP) — The likelihood that young adults will earn more than their parents has plummeted in recent decades, a study has found, fueling concerns that the American dream of steady upward mobility is foundering amid a widening wealth gap. More...

US home price gains lift household wealth to $90.2 trillion

WASHINGTON (AP) — A healthy increase in home values and higher stock prices drove up U.S. household wealth in the July-September quarter, though the gains are largely concentrated among wealthier Americans.  More...

Sports

Trojan grapplers share DA football team’s success

The Derry Area football team established a standard of excellence this fall with an undefeated regular season and a pair of postseason games. More...

Lady ’Cats hope to compete for playoff spot in rugged new-look section

Head coach Mark Burkhardt and his Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team will be part of something unique this season. More...

Novak’s hat trick helps IceCats snap losing streak against West Allegheny

Cole Novak and the Greater Latrobe hockey team busted out of its recent funk in a big way. More...

Lifestyles

Derry Area High School Ensemble entertains at Lights of Love 29th Annual Light-Up Night

Sounds of the season were provided by Derry Area High School Ensemble under the direction of Melody Vigo Tuesday night at the Lights of Love 29th Annual Light-Up Night at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. More...

Church news

Rector   St. Michael’s of the Valley Episcopal Church, 2535 Route 381, Rector, announced the following schedule:  • Sunday, Dec. 11  Holy Eucharist 8 a.m. More...

Campus Corner

WCCC Phi Theta Kappa chapter welcomes new members Westmoreland College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter, a national honor society serving two-year colleges and associate degree granting institutions, welcomed 37 new members and a new executive board. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Diagnostic systems stolen   State police at Greensburg report between 9:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and 7:30 a.m. Nov. More...

Unity supervisors tweak budget, give fire companies more funding

Unity Township Supervisors on Thursday approved amendments to the tentative 2017 general fund budget, a move that will provide extra funding for local volunteer fire companies but not result in a tax increase for residents.  More...

Township to look into company’s blasting plan

Unity Township officials will look into a company’s proposed plan to conduct overburden blasting near Whitney starting in January.  More...

Ligonier Borough passes balanced budget for 2017

As projected last month, Ligonier Borough officials have passed a balanced budget, keeping the municipality in the black for 2017.  The seven-member council voted unanimously Thursday night to approve the $1.2 million budget, which freezes real More...

Bethlen Communities offices moving to Holy Trinity School

The former Holy Trinity School in Ligonier Borough will reopen its doors as administrative offices for Bethlen Communities.  The faith-based nonprofit continuing care retirement community plans to consolidate its home health, hospice and compani 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...

Local & State News

Couple held in death of 76-pound disabled man with bed sores

VERONA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple has been jailed in the death of a disabled man who weighed just 76 pounds when he died in bed at their home last year.  More...

Pennsylvania fights Green Party recount bid in federal court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Calling it a “fishing expedition,” Pennsylvania election officials on Thursday asked a federal judge to throw out a Green Party-backed lawsuit that seeks a recount of paper ballots cast in the Nov. More...

Teen was on Facebook Live during crash that killed her, pal

TOBYHANNA, Pa. (AP) — An 18-year-old girl was live-streaming herself as she drove along a Pennsylvania highway in the moments before the crash that killed her and a passenger. More...

World News

Trump picks labor secretary

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is expected to pick fast-food executive Andrew Puzder to lead the Labor Department. More...

Chief of staff Priebus? Some Trump loyalists still dubious

WASHINGTON (AP) - When President-elect Donald Trump tapped Reince Priebus as his chief of staff, Republican leaders cheered the prospect of a close ally having a top White House job.  More...

Trump mobilizing Louisiana Republicans in final Senate race

NEW YORK (AP) - Tending to party politics, President-elect Donald Trump is rallying supporters in Louisiana on Friday ahead of the state’s Senate runoff election, aiming to pad the Republican majority he will inherit.  More...

Education

SVC student government officers elected

St. Vincent College (SVC) recently elected officers for the Student Government Association Executive Board for 2017: Claire C. Jackman, a junior at SVC majoring in biology with minors in mathematics and psychology, was elected president of the board. More...

Taking on a challenge

Carnegie Science Center recently conducted a FAB Lab STEM program for 120 Greater Latrobe Junior High School students. More...

Stockings for Soldiers

The Baggaley Elementary School Sixth-Grade Student Government Board recently raised money for Stockings for Soldiers. More...

Entertainment

Kiss and tell? Madonna makes Michael Jackson revelation

NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna says she once made out with Michael Jackson after giving him a glass of chardonnay.  That was among the revelations that came during the pop icon’s appearance on James Corden’s signature “Carpool K More...

Cameron Bure exiting ‘The View’

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s another departure on television’s “The View,” with Candace Cameron Bure saying she can no longer handle the bi-coastal life made necessary by her acting career. More...

Fan flies to NYC to propose at ‘Ghostbusters’ firehouse

NEW YORK (AP) — A British man flew his girlfriend all the way across the pond to New York City so he could propose to her at the firehouse used in the “Ghostbusters” franchise. More...

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