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Ligonier Relay for Life set for Saturday

The Relay for Life of Ligonier will take place 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday, May 6 at Weller Field.  Activities include a large basket raffle tent, a survivor ceremony at noon, a luminaria ceremony at dusk (approx. More...

County Bar Association rates judge candidates

Westmoreland County voters will nominate one Republican and one Democratic candidate for an open judicial seat on the Court of Common Pleas when the May 16 primary election is held.  More...

Fulton House Inn opens Sunday

The Derry Area Historical Society invites the public to attend the Opening Day 2017 and the celebration of the 200th year of the Fulton House Inn in New Derry beginning at 1 p.m. More...

General News

Woman drove around with newborn’s corpse, police say

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman drove around with her newborn daughter’s corpse in a cardboard box, and has been jailed on abuse of a corpse and other charges, court records show.  More...

Pittsburgh buying $580,000 worth of smart garbage cans

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh is spending $580,000 to buy up to 500 new litter cans that will be equipped with smart technology to tell Public Works employees when they’re full.  Public Works Director Mike Gable says the smart cans sh More...

Bill would make New York 1st state to ban declawing of cats

ALBANY, N.Y. More...

Editorial

Planned Parenthood falsehoods

Behind closed doors, without even a celebratory Tweet, Donald Trump two weeks ago signed a law that reversed an Obama administration order banning states from defunding Planned Parenthood. More...

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Off The Wall

In response to Derry resident Richard Fitzpatrick’s letter, which appeared in the April 11 edition of the Bulletin: For one, I commend him for the promotion of maintaining business in downtown Latrobe. More...

Lifestyles

Outdoor concert May 28

The Steel City Quartet will perform Sunday, May 28, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 108 Dutch Hill Road, Latrobe (Trauger, Mount Pleasant Township, overlooking Mammoth Park), announced the Rev. Mark Werner, pastor.  More...

St. Vincent College presents Quentin Schaut Faculty Award

Dr. Jessica Harvey, assistant professor of communication in the St. Vincent College School of Social Sciences, Communication and Education, was honored with the presentation of the Quentin Schaut Faculty Award at the St. More...

YWCA to host ‘Circles of Diversity’ panel May 18

The public is invited to join the YWCA Westmoreland County for a “Circles of Diversity” panel discussion event. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Saltsburg student charged with viewing porn on bus   More...

LT zoning board upholds permit

Ligonier Township’s zoning hearing board has upheld a commercial building permit for an office/storage space in Laughlintown that sparked an appeal from neighboring homeowners.  More...

County man latest vehicle fatality

Four people have died from injuries in area automobile accidents within the last week.  The latest is a 85-year-old North Huntingdon Township man who died Wednesday afternoon after the van he was driving struck a tree along Mars Hill Road in Sew More...

Free Museum Day scheduled this Sunday for six LV sites

Six Ligonier Valley museums will offer free admission on Free Museum Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

‘Brooks & Brew’ Friday at LV Library

The Ligonier Valley Library will close at noon on Friday, May 5, to get ready for “Books & Brew: a Tasting Event with a Literary Twist.” This will be a casual evening of food, drinks, entertainment and books for the age 21 and over cr More...

Local & State News

Low-income, minority students lag in high school grad rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite rising national graduation rates, low-income and minority students continue to lag behind their peers in finishing high school, according to a study released Wednesday.  More...

Georgia governor to sign limits on drug treatment centers

ATLANTA(AP) — Addiction treatment centers in Georgia will be more strictly regulated under legislation the state’s governor plans to sign.  Gov. More...

‘Happy Days’cast reunites to remember Erin Moran

(AP) — The cast of “Happy Days” has briefly reunited to remember cast mate Erin Moran, who died at her Indiana home last month.  A photo shared online shows Ron Howard, Marion Ross, Don Most, Anson Williams, Cathy Silvers and S More...

World News

GOPrevives struggling health care bill and plans House vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a startling turnabout, Republicans say they are ready to push their prized health care bill through the House and claim a victory for President Donald Trump, six weeks after nearly leaving it for dead and days after support from More...

Trump targeting IRS rule on churches

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order further weakening already-sparse enforcement of an IRS rule threatening the loss of tax-exempt status for religious organizations that endorse political candidates.  More...

Britain’s Prince Philip, 95, to retire from royal duties

LONDON (AP) - Prince Philip, the consort known for his steadfast support of his wife Queen Elizabeth II as well as for his occasional gaffs, will retire from royal duties this fall, Buckingham Palace said Thursday. More...

Sports

Rams continue recent surge, blank Marion Center in baseball

Ligonier Valley’s baseball team got a pitching gem from John Caldwell and provided him with plenty of offensive support Wednesday en route to a 7-0 win over visiting Marion Center in District 6 Heritage Conference play.  More...

Shawley gem sparks Wildcats’ victory in baseball

Greater Latrobe’s baseball team has gotten a strong pitching performance in most games this season. More...

Lady Wildcats fall short of Senior Night win against Indiana Area

The Greater Latrobe girls’ lacrosse team got a solid offensive performance Wednesday but fell just short of a Senior Night victory, falling 8-7 to Indiana Area in WPIAL 3A Section 2 play at Rossi Field.  More...

Entertainment

Ringling’s final circus to be on Facebook Live

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus first wowed audiences in the 19th century. More...

‘Late Show’host Colbert says no regrets overTrump insults

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Colbert says he has no regrets about a monologue that included a crude sexual reference on the relationship between the presidents of the United States and Russia and has since prompted calls to fire him and boycott & More...

‘Handmaid’ wins 2nd season as Hulu unveils live-TV option

NEW YORK (AP) — Just a week after its premiere, “The Handmaid’s Tale” has won a second season from Hulu , which is bringing aboard Alec Baldwin for an upcoming drama series about events that led to the 9/11 attacks.  More...

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