December 31, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Waterfowl hunter rescued after falling into creek

A water rescue crew of firefighters from New Alexandria and Lloydsville was called to Loyalhanna Creek in Salem Township after man out hunting waterfowl accidentally ended up in the water himself Friday morning.  More...

City fire crews, police respond to crash at Spring and Chestnut

Latrobe police and firefighters responded Friday afternoon to a reported drug-related vehicle crash in the city.  According to dispatch reports, the incident occurred behind the 1100 block of Ligonier Street, between Spring and Chestnut streets. More...

Bulletin offices closed Monday

There will be no Latrobe Bulletin published and the office at 1211 Ligonier St., Latrobe, will be closed Monday, Jan. 2, in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3. More...

General News

Fugitive toucan captured in Southern California

YORBA LINDA, Calif. More...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing plane with 6 onboard

CLEVELAND (AP) - The U.S. More...

Wildfire warnings posted in Southern Plains, Florida

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Forecasters are warning of a high risk of wildfires in parts of the Southern Plains and in Florida, thanks to gusting winds and especially dry air.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Drones: A gift of responsibility

The images were stunning; at times even dramatic.  More...

Bulletin Board

An update from American Legion Post 515 Vice Commander Barry Novosel:  “Dear Louise, I hope you and family had a jolly merry Christmas. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Church News

New Year’s Eve service   In celebration of New Year’s, 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...

WCT’s Incubator for the ARTS exhibit to open Jan. 4 at garden & civic center

Westmoreland Cultural Trust will feature five local artists from WCT’s Incubator for the ARTS Jan. More...

Carnegie Science Center: Save snowball now, name your own price on June 21

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...

Entertainment

List: Ban ‘echo chamber,’ ‘post-truth,’ ‘bigly’

DETROIT (AP) — You, sir, (or ma’am): Focus, if you will, on a historic, on fleek listicle containing words nominated for bigly banishment. More...

Movie review: Wilson’s words sing in Washington’s ‘Fences’

The blue music of “Fences” sings with a ferocious beauty in Denzel Washington’s longin coming adaptation of August Wilson’s masterpiece of African-American survival and sorrow.  More...

Movie review: Oscar-caliber cast can’t elevate ‘Collateral Beauty’

With its cast of Oscar-caliber actors and pervasive theme of loss, "Collateral Beauty" should have been a deeply moving tear-jerker. Instead, it comes off as a melodramatic contrivance.  More...

What’s your New Year’s resolution for 2017?

Making New Year’s resolutions is an ancient tradition. Babylonians at the start of each year promised their gods that they would return objects and pay their debts. More...

AP New Year’s poll: Americans hopeful for a better 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Emotionally wrenching politics, foreign conflicts and shootings at home took a toll on Americans in 2016, but they are entering 2017 on an optimistic note, according to a new poll that found that a majority believes things are going t More...

Ligonier Valley classes set to resume after disruption

Ligonier Valley School District will be keeping some precautions in place related to the unspecified threat of violence discovered prior to the holiday break as students return to school Monday.  More...

Newest GLSHS art collection piece

Greater Latrobe Student Council officers Yizhe Liu, Anna Hu and Adam Bisignani showcase “Everything All At Once,” an addition to the senior high school’s special art collection. More...

Local & State News

Bulletin closed Jan. 2; 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...

Circle That Date

TUESDAY, JAN. More...

To save on a funeral, you better shop around

PITTSBURGH (AP) — About 50 polished caskets line the showroom at Duster Funeral Home in Tarentum.  Their price tags range from $1,100 to more than $15,000.  “Solid bronze is really the top, then below that copper, stainless stee More...

World News

Tour de France champion Ferdy Kuebler dies at 97

LONDON (AP) — Ferdy Kuebler, who came back from injury and the interruption of World War II to win the 1950 Tour de France, has died. More...

Russia, brushing off Obama, looks to friendlier Donald Trump

HONOLULU (AP) - Stung by new punishments, Russia is looking straight past President Barack Obama to Donald Trump in hopes the president-elect will reverse the tough U.S. stance toward Moscow of the last eight years. More...

Tennis, sailing or spying? US shuts 2 Russian compounds

CENTREVILLE, Md. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:  A news flash to the editor of The Latrobe Bulletin.  The presidential election is over, and Donald Trump is the president-elect.  Your one-sided editorial cartoons are out of date; the American people have spoken! More...

Sports

Wildcats can’t complete comeback, fall to El Toro (Calif.), 73-67, in KSA Disney Classic championship game

It was the comeback that nearly led to a championship. More...

Steelers to rest stars, Browns seek momentum in regular season finale

PITTSBURGH (AP) — All things being equal, Le’Veon Bell would rather not take a weekend off. The way the Pittsburgh Steelers running back figures it, he’s already spent enough time in sweatpants instead of his familiar No. More...

GL’s Willochell finishes sixth in Powerade

Who knows what kind of Powerade Wrestling Tournament Greater Latrobe freshman Gabe Willochell might have had if he hadn’t drawn Wyoming Seminary freshman Drew Munch twice.  More...

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