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LT Supervisors approve budget with tax reduction

The Ligonier Township Supervisors on Tuesday approved a final 2017 budget of $2.4 million, which includes a reduction in the property tax rate from 5 mills to 4 mills, or a 20 percent decrease.  More...

IRMC, nurses reach new contract agreement

The union representing nurses at Indiana Regional Medical Center had expressed its intent to have members walk off the job Dec. More...

Saltsburg man killed in Route 286 crash

A Saltsburg man was killed Tuesday afternoon after a one-car crash on Route 286 West in Conemaugh Township.  According to state police at Indiana, Michael Bucco, 54, was traveling too fast for conditions in a 2007 Honda Accord when he lost contr More...

General News

Man gets 10 years for Pennsylvania-to-New York gun running

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for paying people to buy guns in Pennsylvania that were smuggled to New York City and sold on the street.  More...

Police: Suspect had woman at gunpoint when officer shot him

NEWCASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Aman who led police on a car chase in two western Pennsylvania counties was holding a gun to a woman’s head when an officer shot him several times, police said in a criminal complaint.  More...

Ex-boarding school priest charged with abusing boy in 1973

BOSTON (AP) — A former Episcopal priest who worked at several elite boarding schools pleaded not guilty Tuesday to sexually assaulting a teenage boy in 1973 in Boston.  More...

Sports

Trojans, last-second shot fall short against South Allegheny

Despite another not-so-hot shooting night and a couple handfuls of inexplicable turnovers, the ball was in the hands of Derry Area’s best player as the clock wound down toward triple zeroes.  More...

DA, LV mat, hoops letterwinners

Returning lettermen this season for the Derry Area wrestling team include Jason Baker, Ty Miller, Kace Sabedra, (middle) Dom Jellison, Shawn Broadway, Trey Weinell, Onreey Stewart, (back) Colton Nemc More...

Steelers’ Tomlin has no plans to revisit ugly history with Bengals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin’s got enough to worry about without having to remind his team to keep its cool on Sunday in Cincinnati.  More...

Lifestyles

Dec. VYN Community Coffee House Friday

The public is invited to celebrate the season at the Valley Youth Network December Community Coffee House 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at The Barn on Springer Road in Ligonier Township.  More...

Campus Corner

Lebanon Valley Student-Athlete   Dylan Berberick of Greensburg is one of more than 200 student-athletes who competed for the Flying Dutchmen during the fall 2016 semester, the Annville campus reported Tuesday.  More...

Carnegie Science Center to host annual Snowball Day

There’s snow in the forecast, so it’s time to get ready for Carnegie Science Center’s annual Snowball Day. Bundle up, put on some warm gloves or mittens, and go out there and make snowballs.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man charged in road rage incident   More...

Ligonier Twp. Supervisors could vote to abolish municipal authority

The Ligonier Township Supervisors on Tuesday advertised for a motion to abolish the Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA).  The supervisors have a reorganization meeting scheduled for 4 p.m. Jan. More...

County airshow lineup adds acts

While the U.S. More...

MV second-grader follows mom’s example

There is a saying that children won’t always listen to what you say, but they will pay attention to what you do. In the case of Rachel Moreland and her 7-year-old daughter, Elise, that’s a good thing. More...

Suspended B-SSD superintendent files federal lawsuit

Suspended Blairsville-Saltsburg School District superintendent Dr. More...

Local & State News

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...

Pittsburgh cites itself for ownership of run-down property

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The city of Pittsburgh has cited itself for owning run-down properties and a local judge isn’t letting the city withdraw some citations, which officials say were mistakenly filed.  The city’s Department of Per More...

Donor drops $1,000 lottery ticket in Salvation Army kettle

HARBORCREEK, Pa. More...

World News

Tech leaders couldn’t beat Trump; they’ll meet him instead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Technology leaders are about to come face-to-face with President-elect Donald Trump after fiercely opposing his candidacy, fearful that he would stifle innovation, curb the hiring of computer-savvy immigrants and infringe o More...

With Tillerson, Trump keeps betting big on business leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — In selecting Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, President-elect Donald Trump is making the same bet he asked voters to make on him: that a track record of business accomplishment will translate into succe More...

Dolly Parton gives support to wildfire victims, ‘my people’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music icon Dolly Parton’s home and businesses in East Tennessee were spared from deadly wildfires last month, but she’s pitching in to help her neighbors recover from the devastation.  More...

Health

GOP’s ‘Obamacare’ repeal path worries health care industry

WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, key health care industry groups are telling the incoming Republican administration and Congress that it’s not a good idea to repeal the 2010 health care law without clear plans to address the consequences.&nb More...

Surge in drug-affected newborns driven by rural opioid use

CHICAGO (AP) — A surge in U.S infants born with symptoms of withdrawal from heroin or strong prescription painkillers is driven largely by rising drug use among women in rural areas, a new study found.  More...

How to improve alertness during the workday

(Metro) — Along workday can be both mentally and physically draining. More...

Entertainment

Brat Pack, ‘Roger Rabbit’ added to National Film Registry

WASHINGTON (AP) — While not usually regarded as a golden age of American cinema, the 1980s produced plenty of popular classics — and a few more of them have now been added to the prestigious National Film Registry.  More...

Kanye West, Jim Brown, Ray Lewis meet with Trump in NYC

Several black celebrities, including rap mogul Kanye West, met Tuesday with Donald Trump to talk about issues facing inner-city African-Americans.  Trump met with West, former NFL linebacker Ray Lewis and NFL icon and civil rights leader Jim Bro More...

Rowling’s ‘Tales of Beedle the Bard’ sells for $467,000

LONDON (AP) — A handwritten and hand-illustrated volume of stories given by J.K. More...

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