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KPB’s Great American Cleanup of PAunderway

The 2017 Great American Cleanup of PA runs through May 31, but Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful officials remind Pennsylvanians that registration continues.  More...

WCHS Antiques Appraisal Day March 28

The Westmoreland County Historical Society will hold an Antiques Appraisal Day from 4 to 8 p.m. March 28 at the Calvin E. More...

Anti-bullying symposium April 10

Child advocates, students, school personnel, parents, law enforcement personnel, healthcare professionals and other interested community members are invited to the Western PA Stands Up to Bullying Symposium, scheduled 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

General News

Student stranded for 5 days near Grand Canyon grew desperate

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Texas college student stranded for five days near the Grand Canyon says she was making farewell videos for her family as she grew desperate for help. More...

NCAA set to pick title sites, could leave NC out

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA will start deciding on locations for its upcoming championships next week and has indicated it will leave North Carolina out of that process if the state hasn’t changed a law that limits LGBT rights by that time. More...

Dog pulled from California fire revived after 20 minutes

SANTA MONICA, Calif. More...

Sports

Sprinting into spring sports season

Greater Latrobe assistant track coach Pat Murray talks to his sprinters during a recent practice at the high school’s athletic complex. More...

Former DA standout Travis Shaffer to be inducted into mat Hall of Fame

Training, workouts aid in recovery from vehicle accident

Travis Shaffer has been wrestling since he was 5...training, working out, getting stronger, becoming a better and better wrestler. He had a great wrestling career at Derry Area High School and the University of Pittsburgh. More...

Wildcats still perfect in boys’ tennis after wins against FR, Connellsville

The Greater Latrobe boys’ tennis team stayed perfect, upping its record to 3-0 after back-to-back victories against Franklin Regional and Connellsville. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Waynesburg University announces dean’s list

Five students from the Bulletin’s coverage area have been named to the dean’s list at Waynesburg University for the fall 2016 term, the Waynesburg campus reported Wednesday:  Hayes B. More...

IUP criminology and criminal justice hosting alumni panel sessions today

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is hosting its annual Alumni Career Panel on Friday, March 24, in the Ohio Room of the Hadley Union Building, the Indiana campus announced Wednesday afternoon.&n More...

Red Cross needs platelet and type O negative and AB donations essential to patient care

The American Red Cross is issuing a call for platelet and type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel in March, resultin More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigating theft from vehicle   State police at Kiski Valley report between 9 p.m. Saturday, March 18, and 7 a.m. More...

Former Ligonier police officer sentenced to two years of probation for threatening man

A former police officer will serve two years of probation after pleading no contest to second-degree simple assault on Thursday stemming from an incident in which investigators say he threatened his ex-wife’s husband while on duty in 2016. More...

Ex-officer charged with rape facing new allegations

Already awaiting trial on charges that he assaulted and attempted to rape a woman in 2015, a former part-time Mount Pleasant Borough police officer was arrested Thursday on multiple charges after four other women came forward with similar allegations More...

Workers injured in Route 30 accident

Two utility workers were injured Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash along Route 30 in Hempfield Township that forced emergency responders to temporarily shut down the highway.  More...

Murphy running for Unity Twp. Supervisor Democratic nomination

A lifelong resident of Unity Township, Doug Murphy has announced that he will be running for the Democratic nomination for Unity Township Supervisor in the May 16 primary election.  One of many campaigning for the position, Murphy, 55, said he w More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania town marks vacant buildings with scarlet letter

GREENSBURG, Pa. More...

Jury fails to reach verdict in Penn State University ex-president trial

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Police: Mom beat, choked girl over incorrect Bible verses

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) — A woman severely beat her daughter, tried to strangle her and kicked her out of their house for incorrectly reciting Bible verses, police say. More...

World News

Republican health bill would widen America’s big wealth gap

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican’s health care bill provides massive tax cuts to the wealthy while increasing taxes for many lower income families, widening America’s big income gap. More...

House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a gamble with monumental political stakes, Republicans set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul after President Donald Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and determined to pursu More...

Analysis: Trump the dealmaker struggles to seal the deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump, the author of the best-selling book, “The Art of the Deal,” is about to see his deal-making abilities ratified in a legislative showdown on the House floor - or dramatically rebuffed.  More...

Education

Greater Latrobe Senior High School honors students

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently honored nine students at its March Breakfast of Champions, including Seth Apple (who was honored by science teacher Jackie Hoopes), Emma Stemmler (language arts teacher Karen Wydareny), Breana Pratt (langua More...

Student Rotarians honored

Local student Rotarians for the month of February, who were selected by their schools for the honor, included Kendall Belak and Justin Pierce from Greater Latrobe Senior High School, and Danielle Zemba and Dakota Carroll from Derry Area High School. More...

R.K. Mellon kindergarten, K4 registration dates set

Registration and screening for students who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2017 at R.K. Mellon Elementary School in the Ligonier Valley School District will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Bob Dylan talks Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Dylan opened up about his music and songwriting and discussed his relationships with Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and others in a rare and lengthy interview posted exclusively to his website Wednesday. More...

‘Love Connection’ to reconnect with viewers as Fox revival

NEW YORK (AP) — “Love Connection” is reconnecting with viewers. A new version of the match-making game show will air on Fox starting May 25, the network announced.  More...

By the numbers: Property values of theme parks in dispute

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld are engaged in legal battles with the county appraiser and tax collector regarding what their massive properties are worth. More...

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