January 24, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Lane closure on I-70 West at West Newton/Mount Pleasant

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 12 advises drivers of the closure of the westbound right-hand travel lane on Interstate 70 at the West Newton/Mount Pleasant interchange (exit 51), South Huntingdon Township, from 7:30 p.m. More...

Bacha to run for re-election as coroner

Kenneth A. Bacha has officially announced his candidacy for re-election for the office of Westmoreland County Coroner. More...

GLSD taps former UFC fighter to help battle bullying

After spreading its powerful anti-bullying message to 60 schools and 100,000 students during the first half of the school year, Sweethearts & Heroes returns to Pennsylvania this week with presentations at schools in the Greater Latrobe School Dis More...

General News

Future care for Mason-Dixon markers in question

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Many of the centuries-old stone markers are weathered and difficult to decipher, but their importance to American history holds strong today just like the boundary line they represent. More...

Nebraska state senator criticized for women’s march retweet

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state senator who had cybersex with a woman on a state computer is facing criticism again for a retweet suggesting that demonstrators at a women’s march weren’t attractive enough to be sexually assaulted. More...

Colorado moves to eliminate black-market Internet pot ads

DENVER (AP) — Weed on Craigslist? More...

Editorial

GUEST EDITORIALS

Thoughts about self-righteousness

During the ’90s I performed in a “Musical Christmas Carol” at the Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. More...

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

A cabinet made for rich anglos

Donald Trump, the billionaire real estate investor who began his run for the presidency and was one of the clowns who campaigned on promises that couldn’t be kept and fear that enveloped his core base, is now President Trump. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

WCCC releases fall 2016 dean’s list

Westmoreland County Community College Friday announced the names of students who made the dean's list for attaining a minimum 3.5 QPA (quality-point average) for the fall 2016 semester.  Area students who met this standard are:  LATROBE &n More...

Church directory schedule correct?

All area pastors are asked to check the Saturday Directory of Area Churches on Page A6 in the Latrobe Bulletin to make sure their entries are up to date. More...

Dollar Stretcher

$30,000 Wedding - Not!

My husband and I didn't have a lot of money for our wedding. My friend spent $30,000 on her wedding! We decided to do an alternative wedding. With our witnesses (my sister and his best friend), we had a simple civil ceremony at the courthouse. More...

Entertainment

‘Alternative facts’ quip from Trump adviser sparks mockery

NEW YORK (AP) — Down is up. The sky is red. Dogs are birthing kittens. Facts? Nope. Try “alternative facts.” More...

‘The Last Jedi’ revealed as title for ‘StarWars’ VIII

NEW YORK (AP) — “Star Wars: Episode VIII” finally has a title: “The Last Jedi.” The Walt Disney Co. announced the title for the next chapter in the Skywalker saga on Monday. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will be released Dec. 15. More...

Fox cutting ties with Stacey Dash, George Will, 2 others

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel is cutting ties with some of its paid contributors, including former “Clueless” actress Stacey Dash and veteran conservative columnist George Will.  The network said Monday that it had also decl More...

Latrobe to host info meeting for Cramer Heights residents

After receiving queries about mine subsidence risks from residents of the Cramer Heights neighborhood, Latrobe officials tentatively are planning to host an informational meeting at city council’s next regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 13.  More...

Turnpike restores speed limit between Somerset, Bedford

A temporary 45 mph speed limit restriction between the Somerset and Bedford interchanges along the Pennsylvania Turnpike was lifted overnight, turnpike officials said.  Speed limits are now at normal operating speeds of 70 mph or 55 mph. More...

Citizens petition Ligonier Twp. Supervisors to reschedule meeting

A petition seeking to have the Ligonier Township Supervisors schedule Tuesday afternoon’s meeting at a time more convenient for residents has collected more than 35 local signatures. More...

Petrarca renamed chairman of judiciary committee

State Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, has been reappointed Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee for the 2017-18 legislative session.  More...

Senators: Closing prisons is ‘new normal,’ not politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Mayor, police chief to meet with family of man police killed

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s mayor and acting police chief plan to meet with the family of homeowner fatally shot by officers responding to a home burglar alarm.  Police say officers shot 57-year-old Christopher Thompkins after som More...

Police responding to burglary kill homeowner, not intruder

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police officers responding to a burglar alarm fatally shot a homeowner, who had grabbed a gun when he spotted an intruder, after shots were fired in their direction as they arrived at his house.  More...

Police seeking help identifying theft suspects

State police at Greensburg are seeking help identifying two suspects accused of stealing items from the Macy’s store in Westmoreland Mall and the Walmart store in Hempfield Township.  More...

World News

Trump bridge-building overshadowed by false voter fraud line

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as President Donald Trump starts reaching out to lawmakers and business and union leaders to sell his policies, he’s still making false claims about election fraud.  More...

‘Get up. We’ve got to get out’: Storms kill 20 in the South

ADEL, Ga. (AP) — Bonnie and Wayne Collier were jolted awake in their mobile home by a cellphone weather alert early Sunday. They jumped up, turned on the TV, saw a tornado warning and decided to run. More...

Trump overshadows young migrants’ emotional trip to Mexico

MOLCAXAC, Mexico (AP) — Tamara Alcala Dominguez sobbed, barely able to speak, as she buried her face in the sweater of the woman who cared for her when she was a toddler. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Regarding the State of the Township Report and proposed Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) sale: I received the Ligonier Township “Talk of the Township” newsletter for Jan. 12. Reading (township manager) Mr. More...

Sports

Trojans begin WPIAL team mat playoffs with section tourney

Mike Weinell was hoping for a good weekend when he took his Derry Area wrestling team to Virginia to compete in the Strasburg Duals. “I looked at it as an opportunity for the kids to face some different competition,” Weinell said. More...

Lady Trojans give South Park too many chances

DA falls to 1-7 in section play

One thing teams don’t want to do is give South Park second and sometimes third looks at the basket. The Eagles are good enough as it is. But that’s what Derry Area did, and South Park made the Lady Trojans pay. More...

WVU falls out of top 10 in AP basketball poll

Villanova and Kansas remain the top two teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll while Gonzaga moved up to third. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Pistols, tools stolen from Burrell Twp. garage   State police at Indiana report between 12:30 and 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, someone entered a garage in Burrell Township and stole numerous power tools and two Glock pistols. More...

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