December 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Anonymous donor puts $10,000 check in Salvation Army kettle

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A donor who wishes to remain anonymous dropped a $10,000 check into a Salvation Army kettle in western Pennsylvania. More...

Westmoreland Cleanways’ Christmas Tree-cycling starts Dec. 25

With the holiday season upon us, Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling would like to encourage everyone to give one more gift, a gift to Mother Nature, by recycling your live Christmas tree. More...

General News

Bulletin offices closed Dec. 26, Jan. 2

Funeral directors are reminded the Latrobe Bulletin offices at 1211 Ligonier St., Latrobe, will be closed Monday, Dec. 26, in observance of the Christmas holiday and Monday, Jan. 2, also a legal holiday.  The offices will reopen at 8 a.m. More...

Former star of MTV’s ‘16 and Pregnant’ found dead

COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A young mother who starred in the MTV show “16 and Pregnant” has died in suburban Philadelphia, a coroner confirmed.  Valerie Fairman, 23, died Wednesday, the Chester County Coroner’s Office said. More...

Lawsuit: School bus driver in fatal wreck was ‘sadistic’

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The driver in a Tennessee school bus wreck that killed six children had a “sadistic” habit of driving recklessly and slamming on the brakes to discipline the children, a federal lawsuit said.  More...

Sports

DA ends wrestling drought against GL

It’s been a big few months for athletic teams at Derry Area. More...

Trojans surge past MP, 2-0 in section for first time in nine years

Don’t look now, but the Derry Area boys’ basketball team is 2-0 in its section. OK, so its two victories have come against teams — Yough and Mount Pleasant — that have only one win between them in 11 games so far this season. More...

’Cats, Trojans hold it down

Greater Latrobe’s Gabe Willochell (above) prepares to pin Garrett Lenhart of Derry Area in the first period of the 113-pound bout during Thursday’s non-section wrestling match. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

SVC math department introduces 3/2 actuarial program with RMU

The St. Vincent College mathematics department has introduced a new 3/2 joint math/actuarial science program with Robert Morris University that will provide an opportunity for students to study three years at St. More...

Grand Halle to host evening of jazz Dec. 30

Guitarist John Bagnato and violinist Tim Wetmiller will perform a mostly acoustic blend of jazz and Latin American music at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. More...

Nashville’s stars bring accessibility to fashion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Anew generation of country musicians — mostly young and female — is changing the look of fashion in Music City with clothing lines designed with fans in mind.  More...

Loyalhanna Twp. couple die in apparent murder-suicide

A Loyalhanna Township couple is dead after an apparent murder-suicide Wednesday night, according to information released Thursday by Westmoreland County Coroner Kenneth A. More...

Greensburg man dies after being hit by train

A 25-year-old man died Thursday evening after being struck by a freight train in Greensburg, according to the Westmoreland County Office of the Coroner.  Alexander Benson of Greensburg died of multiple blunt force injuries after being struck by More...

The perfect fit . . .

Walmart associate Karen Fedoruk and Tpr. More...

A tiny Trojan ready to wrestle

Four-year-old Teague Weinell practices his moves as he gets into Thursday’s exhibition wrestling match between Greater Latrobe and Derry Area. In the background is his father, Trojans’ head coach Mike Weinell.   More...

Local & State News

Pa. turnpike ready for holiday traffic

Approximately 4.55 million vehicles are expected to travel the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s 550-mile roadway from Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day. More...

Bulgarian man pleads not guilty in US cybercrime case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Bulgarian man pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges that he used sophisticated malware designed to steal banking credentials and other confidential information from infected computers of two western Pennsylvania com More...

PennDOT centers closed for holiday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) this week announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Dec. 24, through Monday, Dec. More...

World News

Berlin truck attack suspect killed in Milan police shootout

ROME (AP) - The Tunisian man suspected of driving a truck into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin was killed early Friday in a shootout with police in Milan, ending a Europe-wide manhunt, Italy’s interior minister said.  More...

Aleppo confronts vast destruction left by 4 years of war

BEIRUT (AP) - After more than four years of brutal street fighting and punishing aerial bombardments, the staggering extent of destruction in Aleppo begins to emerge: Tens of thousands of homes and apartments are uninhabitable, most factories have be More...

Australia police: Christmas Day bomb plot foiled; 5 detained

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Police in Australia have detained five men suspected of planning a series of Christmas Day attacks using explosives, knives and a gun in the heart of the country’s second-largest city, officials said Friday.  More...

Education

LES students get in the spirit

Latrobe Elementary School Student Council members rang the bell for the Salvation Army on Friday, Dec. More...

GL student named Coca-Cola Scholars Program semifinalist

Anna Hu, a senior at Greater Latrobe Senior High School, has been named a semifinalist for the 2017 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. More...

GLSHS honors students

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently honored nine students at the December Breakfast of Champions, including: Haley Mooney (who was honored by social studies teacher Todd Simpson), Hannah Sherid (social studies teacher Bob Saveikis), Kaci McNe More...

Entertainment

Mormon Tabernacle Choir to perform at Trump inauguration

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has agreed to perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony. More...

Katie Couric, Meredith Vieira return to ‘Today’ as fill-ins

NEW YORK (AP) — Two of Matt Lauer’s former “Today” show co-hosts — Katie Couric and Meredith Vieira — are returning to the show for a week each in January with Savannah Guthrie on maternity leave. More...

Man charged with killing ex-reality TV contestant

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has been charged with beating to death a former reality TV show contestant with a hammer and burying her in his backyard. Jackie Rogers was charged Thursday with murder. More...

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