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Ligonier planners mull raising fees

Ligonier Borough officials may consider raising permit fees for the first time in nearly seven years.  The planning committee Tuesday night briefly eyed Ligonier Borough’s fee structure for building permits and other municipal fees, which More...

Charges dismissed against man accused of taking gun to dentist appointment at WCCC

A district judge dismissed charges against a Ligonier Township man accused of carrying a concealed handgun onto the Westmoreland Community College campus for a dentist appointment in November. More...

General News

APFact Check: Spicer says case closed on Russia; it’s not

WASHINGTON (AP) — The question of collusion between Russian interests and Donald Trump’s campaign is far from answered, despite repeated assertions by the president’s spokesman that it’s case closed.  More...

Watchdog to examine cost, security of Trump’s Florida trips

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog will examine the taxpayer-funded travel costs when President Donald Trump travels to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and the security procedures surrounding those trips, several congressional Democrats a More...

Judge fines Pennsylvania golf course $1,000 for errant balls

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A judge has fined a Pennsylvania golf course $1,000 in its ongoing dispute with a couple who says errant balls are still hitting their property despite a previous court order.  More...

Sports

Ashley Pagliei fires no-hitter in GL softball win

Ashley Pagliei helped the Greater Latrobe girls’ softball team rebound from a season opening loss in a big way. More...

Wildcats win section volleyball opener, Trojans fall in exhibition against defending champ

The Greater Latrobe boys’ volleyball team opened its section slate with a victory, while the Derry Area boys took an exhibition loss during a pair of games played on Tuesday.  The Wildcats swept visiting Armstrong in WPIALSection 3- AAA pl More...

Hobbled Pens hope to get healthy by playoffs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ron Hainsey arrived in Pittsburgh from Carolina a month ago on the verge of reaching the playoffs for the first time in his 14- year career.  More...

Lifestyles

Spring Craft Show Sunday

St. Rose Church’s Spring Craft Show will be underway 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

SVC center plans culture, policy conference April 7, 8

The St. Vincent College Center for Political and Economic Thought will hold its annual culture and policy conference on Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, at the Unity Township campus. More...

Pitt-Greensburg Written/Spoken Series to feature author-poet

The Spring 2017 Pitt-Greensburg Written/Spoken Series welcomes author and poet Steve Henn 7 p.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Juvenile girl found with drug paraphernalia  State police at Kiski Valley report a 15-year-old girl was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at a home on Coal Hollow Road in Salem Township.   More...

Parents charged with hiding gun found in Derry Twp. lake

The parents of a Latrobe man charged with illegally possessing the gun fired by another man during a fight in Salem Township are now facing charges they hid evidence from police.  More...

Unity zoning board OKs garage variance

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday approved a variance request for a Hostetter man to construct an attached garage to his property.  The eight-foot variance will allow Richard Crawford II to build a garage within two feet of the More...

Westmoreland County continues trend of decrease in population

Westmoreland County lost an estimated 2,241 people in 2016, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released last week. The population decrease wasn’t unexpected and is in line with a regional trend. More...

Author Lisa Mladinich next speaker at Magnificat breakfast

Lisa Mladinich had reached a point in her life, she said, at which she couldn’t pray without raising her fist. “I was angry with God,” she told the Bulletin. More...

Local & State News

Toshiba says Westinghouse files for bankruptcy protection

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s embattled Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday that its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. More...

Jury selection finished in trial of barracks ambush suspect

WESTCHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Jury selection is finished in the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting a state trooper and wounding another in an ambush outside their rural Pennsylvania barracks. More...

Death penalty mulled in alleged assault, death of boy, 4

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors in western Pennsylvania are considering seeking the death penalty against a man accused of having raped and killed his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son at the motel where they had been staying.  More...

World News

White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is proposing immediate budget cuts of $18 billion from programs like medical research, infrastructure and community grants so U.S. taxpayers, not Mexico, can cover the down payment on the border wall.  More...

Trump tosses Obama’s ‘clean’ energy plan, embraces coal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Declaring “the start of a new era” in energy production, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs.  More...

Lawyer says Trump administration moved to squelch testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawyer for former deputy Attorney General Sally Yates wrote in letters last week that the Trump administration was trying to limit her testimony at congressional hearings focused on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential electi More...

Education

Grandparents University set June 15-16 at SVC

Joint educational program for adults, children

This summer, St. Vincent College (SVC) will again welcome a special group of nontraditional “students” to campus.  More...

GL R.I.S.E. awardees honored

Greater Latrobe Junior High School recently recognized students in January as part of the school’s monthly Wildcats R.I.S.E. (Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence) Program. More...

SVC master of science in management program named Top 50 Best Value

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Entertainment

Reactions to ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ at CinemaCon

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Walt Disney Studios unveiled the fifth installment in their “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise “Dead Men Tell No Tales” Tuesday night at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.  More...

N.W.A., Vin Scully to be preserved by Library of Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — First it became the basis for an Oscar-nominated movie. Now, “Straight Outta Compton” — the groundbreaking album from rap group N.W.A. More...

O’Reilly apologizes for jest about Maxine Waters’hair

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly apologized Tuesday for saying he had a hard time concentrating on California Rep. More...

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