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SVC commencement will appear in Tuesday’s Bulletin

Coverage of St. Vincent College’s Saturday, May 13, commencement ceremony will appear in the Tuesday, May 16, edition of the Bulletin.   More...

LTS race comes as key decisions looming

Two incumbents and a trio of challengers will compete in Tuesday’s primary election for the Republican nominations for two available six-year terms as Ligonier Township supervisors. No candidates filed seeking the Democratic nominations. More...

Ligonier council nominations to be contested on Republican ballot

With four seats on Ligonier Borough Council available in the upcoming election, seven candidates are vying for their parties’ nominations. More...

General News

Commencement speech by No. 2 Senate Republican canceled

WASHINGTON (AP) — A commencement address by the No. 2 Senate Republican was canceled Friday after opposition from students at the historically black university where he was scheduled to speak.  More...

Police: Mom hits son who didn’t give her Mother’s Day card

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Police in South Carolina say a woman has been arrested for hitting her young son after he gave a Mother’s Day card to his grandmother but not to her.  More...

Protesters spell out ‘Resist!’ at Trump golf course near LA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. More...

Sports

No. 6-seeded Lady Wildcats go into WPIAL Class 6A girls’ softball playoffs on upswing

Face No. 11 Mount Lebanon in first round today at Gateway

There are one or two games Rick Kozusko would like to have do-overs on. Even at that, the seven games the Greater Latrobe girls’ softball team have lost this season have all come against playoff teams. More...

Lady Trojans make second trip to playoffs in program history

Seeded No. 10 in WPIAL Class 4A, meet No. 7 Central Valley at Fox Chapel

Pat Meloy can recall a time when he first took over as Derry Area girls’ softball coach four years ago where his players were regularly on the wrong end of 10- and 15- run defeats.  Now, the Lady Trojans are re-writing the program record b More...

Ryan lifts Senators over Penguins in OT in Game 1 of Eastern finals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — By his own estimate, it took Ottawa’s Bobby Ryan a full 82 games to adjust to first-year coach Guy Boucher’s system. Consider the forward all caught up. The rest of the consistently surprising Senators, too. More...

Lifestyles

Community chorus rehearsing for Patriotic Interfaith Service

The 4th of July Community Chorus will continue practicing for the Patriotic Interfaith Service. More...

IUP honors three from region with Distinguished Alumni Award

Three local graduates of Indiana University of Pennsylvania were honored by the university with the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for their career achievements and service. More...

Events of Area Interest

St. Rose Seniors eye Thursday   The St. Rose Seniors will have their monthly meeting 1 p.m. More...

Inmate’s mother cited for contraband attempt

A pair of Westmoreland County Prison inmates are facing additional charges, and the mother of one of the inmates has also been cited after a failed plan to hand off a pack of cigarettes last week.  More...

2 contested school races in B-S voting regions

Six candidates will compete in Tuesday’s primary election to appear on November ballots for four available seats on the Blairsville-Saltsburg School Board. More...

MAWC warns local communities to conserve water

Because of an electrical equipment failure at the Indian Creek Water Treatment Plant near Connellsville, the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County (MAWC) has imposed a mandatory conserve water notice affecting most of its service area.  More...

Six vie for four seats on LV School Board

Two incumbents and four others are vying for nominations to run for the four open seats on the Ligonier Valley School Board in the primary on Tuesday. More...

Local & State News

Man acquitted of rape charges sues university for expulsion

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man is suing his former university, saying officials wrongly suspended him days before graduation over two separate rape allegations he was later acquitted of. More...

School-choice millions pumps into Pennsylvania campaigns

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Wealthy school-choice advocates, wielding millions of dollars in campaign contributions, have sought to play a powerful role in Pennsylvania politics. More...

Ex-boarding school priest pleads guilty to abusing teen boy

BOSTON (AP) — A former Episcopal priest who worked at an elite Rhode Island boarding school has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a student during trips to Boston in 1973.  More...

World News

Another appeals court to weigh Trump’s revised travel ban

SEATTLE (AP) - For the second time in a week, government lawyers will try to persuade a federal appeals court to reinstate President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban - and once again, they can expect plenty of questions Monday about whether the ban More...

Clapper: US govt ‘under assault’ by Trump after Comey firing

WASHINGTON (AP) - American democracy is “under assault” on separate fronts from President Donald Trump and Russia, the former U.S. More...

Border agency has picked finalists to design wall

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The federal government says it has settled on finalists to design President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, but it won’t identify them. U.S. More...

Health

Ask Brianna: How do we budget with a surprise pregnancy?

“Ask Brianna” is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. More...

Heroin epidemic pushing up hepatitis C infections in US

NEWYORK (AP) — The heroin epidemic is driving up hepatitis C infections, with the biggest increase in people in their 20s, U.S. More...

Changes in Medicaid distributions worry school districts

For school districts still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession, the Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health care overhaul are sounding familiar alarms.  More...

Entertainment

‘King Arthur’ flops, ‘Guardians 2’ still rules at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first major box office flop of the summer movie season has arrived.  Studio estimates on Sunday say director Guy Ritchie’s “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” opened to a bleak $14.7 million from mor More...

Marvel Universe LIVE!: Superheroes save the day in new show

ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — For the first time, fans of Marvel comic book characters can see their favorite superheroes all in one place in a new live show debuting this summer and touring the U.S. and Canada through 2019. More...

Melissa McCarthy adds spice (and Spicer) as host of ‘SNL’

NEW YORK (AP) — Melissa McCarthy once again brought comic spice plus Spicer to “Saturday Night Live.”  After a spate of guest appearances mocking White House press secretary Sean Spicer in recent weeks, she was back on Saturday More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigating Derry Township threats   State police at Greensburg report troopers are investigating after a 37-year-old Derry Township man allegedly threatened to harm a 33-year-old Derry Township woman and six children between ages 2 and More...

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