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International children’s media expert to speak at SVC commencement

Dr. Ellen A. Wartella will be recognized with the conferral of an honorary doctor of humane letters degree and be the principal speaker at St. Vincent College’s 171st annual commencement on May 13. More...

General News

Republicans hope Trump amenable to food stamp restrictions

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine resident Zak McCutcheon says he likes soda but acknowledges he’d drink less of it if his governor convinced Republican President Donald Trump to put restrictions on the approximately $200 a month he receives in More...

Create and hide unbreakable Easter eggs

(Metro) — Easter is one of the most important days of the year for Christians. Easter Sunday is filled with symbolism and tradition, some of which harken back to early Christianity, while others trace their origins to paganism.  More...

The meaning behind Easter symbols

(Metro) — Easter Sunday is one of the most meaningful days on the Christian calendar. Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe died by crucifixion as a sacrifice to atonement.  More...

Sports

Lady ’Cats third at GL/HA Invitational

A trio of first-place finishes carried the Greater Latrobe girls’ track and field team to a third-place finish during the Greater Latrobe/Hempfield Area Track and Field Invitational held Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Latrobe.  More...

Wildcats rally past Gateway for section baseball victory

The Greater Latrobe baseball team used another stellar pitching performance and timely hitting in the later innings to rally past visiting Gateway for a 7-3 victory during a WPIAL Class 5A Section 3 game Sunday.  More...

Trojans sweep United Invitational

The Derry Area track and field team gained a significant program victory on Saturday as the Trojan boys’ and girls’ teams swept the United Invitational.  More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent Mock Trial Team releases end-of-year results

The St. Vincent College Mock Trial Team has completed another successful session in the courtroom. More...

AFL-CIO president to speak at Penn State Fayette commencement

LEMONT FURNACE — Dr. More...

Church schedule correct?

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

Budget fight of cuts vs. taxes heads to Pennsylvania Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s House Republican majority this week muscled through a $31.5 billion response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget plan. More...

Ed Poponick candidate for Unity Twp. supervisor

Ed Poponick has announced his candidacy for Unity Township supervisor.  Poponick has owned and operated his own business in the township, Poponick Sign Advertising, for 34 years, where he has gained experience in business operations, managing em More...

Local & State News

Crews rescue 3 after canoe capsizes in rain-swollen river

BIRDSBORO, Pa. More...

Cops: Driver who killed 3 in chase traveling at least 82 mph

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man must stand trial on third-degree murder and other charges after leading police on a Thanksgiving Day chase that ended when he collided with a car that burst into flames, killing the driver, his fiancee and her toddler daughter More...

Brawl prompts brief lockdown of Pittsburgh-area school

NORTH VERSAILLES, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a large fight prompted a brief lockdown of a suburban Pittsburgh school.  More...

World News

The awful, odd downfall of the school librarian of the year

NEW YORK (AP) - The path that took Deven Black to his gritty death in a rundown homeless shelter was as baffling as it was tragic. More...

G-7 ministers aim to press Russia to stop backing Assad

LUCCA, Italy (AP) - Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations are gathering Monday for a meeting given urgency by the chemical attack in Syria and the U.S. More...

Trump security adviser urges Russia to rethink Syria support

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s national security adviser is calling on Russia to re-evaluate its support for Syrian President Bashar Assad, leaving open the possibility of additional U.S. military action against Syria. More...

Health

Worried about getting old? Poll sees optimism grow with age

NEW YORK (AP) — Feel down about getting older? Wish your life was better? Worried about all the problems that come with age? More...

Hawaii LGBT couples seek equal access to fertility treatment

HONOLULU (AP) — Sean Smith and his husband paid more than $20,000 for a fertility procedure when they decided to have a child using a surrogate mother. More...

License, ID card holders reminded that organ donation can save lives

With April marking National Donate Life Month, Gov. Tom Wolf recently reminded driver’s license and identification card holders that they can easily help another person live a fuller, longer life by registering online as an organ donor. More...

Entertainment

Rock Hall 2017 class includes Pearl Jam, Tupac and Journey

NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle rockers Pearl Jam, the late rapper Tupac Shakur and 1970s hitmaking band Journey were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday night. More...

‘Boss Baby,’ ‘Beauty’ outshine ‘Smurfs 3’ at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Smurfs are feeling a little blue this weekend. Studio estimates on Sunday say the third installment in Sony’s animated series, “Smurfs: The Lost Village,” made its box-office debut in third place, with $14 million. More...

Deaf patrons complain movie theater won’t turn on captions

WARWICK, R.I. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Cell phone found in Derry Twp.  State police at Greensburg report a black Samsung Galaxy cell phone in a hard case was found on the side of Derby Town Road in Derry Township at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 9. More...

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