December 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

County approves budget with no tax increase

After tabling the vote on the 2017 budget 10 days ago, the Westmoreland County Commissioners unanimously approved a revised spending plan Thursday that doesn’t cut any significant services or includes a tax increase. More...

State leads country in reported Lyme disease cases by far

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania again leads the nation in reported cases of Lyme disease according to tracking conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports preliminary data rel More...

Latrobe police investigating BP robbery

Latrobe police are investigating a robbery at the BP gas station on the 200 block of Lloyd Avenue. According to police, the robbery occurred at approximately 3:42 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28. No injuries were reported. More...

General News

Woman dies after being shot at South Carolina gun range

ANDERSON, S.C. More...

Woman dies, two children injured in Colorado chairlift fall

GRANBY, Colo. More...

Police shoot driver of U-Haul that led them on long pursuit

PHOENIX (AP) — A suspected robber drove a small U-Haul truck through heavy Phoenix traffic and a posh neighborhood and passed at least one red light on Thursday while leading police on an hour-long pursuit that ended when the man was shot. More...

Sports

Wildcats pull away from Bonita (Calif.), advance to championship of KSA Disney Classic

Another hot start helped the Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team pull away from California based Bonita and into the championship game of the KSA Disney Classic. More...

Greater Latrobe’s Gabe Willochell reaches Powerade quarterfinals before falling

CANONSBURG — Gabe Willochell has all the requirements to become a successful wrestler for Greater Latrobe.  He’s tall, which makes him difficult to take to the mat. More...

Rookie safety Sean Davis aids Steelers’ defensive resurgence

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A month into his rookie season, Sean Davis was lost. Asked to split time between free safety and nickel-back, the Pittsburgh Steelers second-round pick could do neither particularly well. More...

Lifestyles

‘Star of Bethlehem’ church tour Jan. 7 at St. Vincent Basilica

Greensburg Garden Center, a nonprofit educational organization, will present “The Star of Bethlehem” church tour on Saturday, Jan. 7, at St. Vincent Basilica in Unity Township. Tickets are still available. More...

Campus Corner

Bob Jones president’s list

Carter Shean, a sophomore computer science major of Latrobe, was among approximately 490 Bob Jones University students named to the fall 2016 president’s list, the Greenville, South Carolina, campus reported Thursday.  The BJU president&rs More...

Church news

New Year’s Eve service In celebration of the New Year, Bishop Carl E. Jones Sr., pastor, and Ruth Tolbert, bishop’s assistant, invite everyone to the New Year’s Eve Watch Night service 10:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe woman arrested for suspicion of DUI Latrobe police report Mary Beth Galinac, 52, of Latrobe was arrested for suspicion of DUI after the vehicle she was driving Saturday, Dec. More...

Several residents, business owners concerned about traffic at proposed new LES

A group of Latrobe residents and surrounding business owners are concerned about the traffic flow around Greater Latrobe’s new proposed Latrobe Elementary School. More...

Unity OKs budget with no tax increase

Unity Township Supervisors on Thursday approved a final general fund budget for 2017 with no tax increase for residents.  The $5,430,300 budget calls for real estate taxes to remain at 2.2 mills while eliminating the township’s $5 per capi More...

Region gets minor snowfall

Western Pennsylvania residents awoke Friday morning with snow on vehicles and roads after a multiple-band system pushed through the state.  According to the National Weather Service, a total Friday accumulation of 1 to 2 inches was projected for More...

Kim Ward to chair state’s Labor and Industry Committee

HARRISBURG — When the new Pennsylvania Senate legislative sessions begins on Jan. 3, Westmoreland County Sen. Kim Ward will be in a new position.  Ward has been Labor and Industry Committee chair, replacing Sen. More...

Local & State News

Bulletin closed Monday; obituary deadline same

Funeral directors are reminded the Latrobe Bulletin offices at 1211 Ligonier St., Latrobe, will be closed Monday, Jan. 2, a legal holiday.  The offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3.  More...

Gun locks sent to Eagles linemen for use on Christmas gifts

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After news spread that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz purchased shotguns for his offensive line this Christmas, a Pennsylvania gun violence intervention group sent the men a gift of their own. More...

AAA offers tips for New Year’s Eve driving

AAA warns New Year’s Eve party-goers against getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol.  “A DUI conviction can weigh heavily on your pocketbook,” says Theresa Podguski, director of legislative affairs. More...

World News

US levels sanctions against Russia over election hacking

HONOLULU (AP) - The United States is unleashing a string of sanctions and other punitive measures against Russia amid allegations that it engaged in cyber-meddling in the U.S. More...

In a Pakistan family, deal is made, a girl is given as bride

JAMPUR, Pakistan (AP) - Mohammad Ramzan can neither hear nor speak, and he has a childlike mind. But he knew his wife, Saima, was too young when she was given to him as a bride.  More...

With clock ticking, Palestinians pin hopes on Paris summit

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - After a pair of diplomatic victories, the Palestinians are now setting their sights on a Mideast peace conference in France next month in a bid to rally support as they prepare for the uncertainty of the Trump administratio More...

Education

DAMS Students of Month

Derry Area Middle School (DAMS) recently announced its STAR Students of the Month for November. More...

St. Vincent College Mock Trial Team back in courtroom

The St. Vincent College (SVC) Mock Trial Team is back in the courtroom again for the 2016-2017 season.  More...

Ligonier Valley High School lists October Students of Month

Ligonier Valley High School recently announced its Students of the Month for October. More...

Entertainment

Reynolds and Fisher die just before HBO film on their lives

NEW YORK (AP) — The deaths of actress and writer Carrie Fisher and her Hollywood legend mother, Debbie Reynolds, on successive days this week lend a special poignancy to an upcoming HBO film about their relationship. More...

With the loss of its celebrities, Generation X ponders mortality

Princess Leia was our first girl movie heroine, and we made our moms braid brunette yarn so we’d have earmuff buns for Halloween. More...

Run-DMC sues Wal-Mart, Amazon for $50 million

NEW YORK (AP) — The rap group Run-DMC filed a $50 million lawsuit in New York accusing Wal-Mart, Amazon, Jet and other retailers of selling products that traded on the group’s name without permission. More...

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