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Loyalhanna Sojourn May 20 to feature after-party

The 4th Annual Loyalhanna Sojourn, a special event to be held Saturday, May 20, during which kayaking enthusiasts will paddle down a nine-mile stretch of the Loyalhanna Creek, also will feature an After the Float Party which will be open to the publi More...

County worker injured in fall from scaffolding at Mammoth Park

A Westmoreland County Parks Department employee was injured in a fall from scaffolding at Mammoth Park in Mount Pleasant Township on Wednesday afternoon, according to a county public safety dispatcher.  More...

Editorial

Not for me!!!

Off The Wall

Really, folks, we've become spoiled. All this electronic “junk” is making us more dependent on things and less so on people.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Republicans in Congress growing weary of Trump’s reality show

Admitting you were wrong is hard for anyone.  It’s hard for Republican leaders, who five months into the Trump administration have grown weary of the almost daily messes he creates.  It’s becoming harder for the 90 percent of Tr More...

Health

Medicaid recipients say they need health care to work

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Medicaid recipients in Maine told state regulators Wednesday they shouldn’t be forced to work to continue getting their health care benefits as the Republican governor has proposed.  More...

Women in 30s now having more babies than younger moms

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, women in their early 30s are having more babies than younger moms in the United States.  Health experts say the shift is due to more women waiting longer to have children and the ongoing drop in the teen More...

Few doctors discuss cancer costs with patients, study finds

AP Chief Medical Writer  Most doctors did not discuss the cost of cancer treatment with patients, spent less than two minutes on it when they did, and usually did so only after patients brought it up, a study that taped hundreds of visits at sev More...

Entertainment

CBS pairs ‘Big Bang,’ spin-off; O’Brien re-ups

NEW YORK (AP) — “Young Sheldon” and his grown-up version on “The Big Bang Theory” will be paired on CBS’ Thursday night schedule this fall.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe woman cited for harassment  Latrobe police report Mariah D. Fetter, 28, of Latrobe, was cited for harassment after police investigated an alleged assault Tuesday, May 16, at 30 Avenue E in Latrobe. More...

WCCC 2017 commencement includes 918 graduates

Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) conferred degrees, diplomas and certificates to 918 graduates at its 46th annual commencement ceremony held Monday at the Youngwood campus.  The ceremony encompassed graduates who completed program re More...

Ligonier Country Market opening this Saturday

The Ligonier Country Market opens for the season 8 a.m. More...

26 county agencies taking part in Mental Health Awareness Event

A collaboration of 26 agencies in Westmoreland County are presenting a free event Saturday to introduce the public to the many and various mental health programs in the region.  More...

KPB, land bank partner on community greening in Latrobe

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB), with the help of the Westmoreland County Land Bank, will provide $2,000 in seed money to Adelphoi USA for the development of a pocket park on Ligonier Street in downtown Latrobe.  The proposed site, which has b More...

Local & State News

Cuts put spotlight on student race questions on school forms

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After volunteering at her children’s Los Angeles middle school for nearly a decade, Carol Convey was told the number of teachers suddenly would be cut.  The problem? More...

Advocates push schools to comply with new law on foster kids

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Growing up in the foster care system, Brian Morgantini attended a dozen different schools. He ultimately graduated, although his reading ability was on a ninth-grade level.  More...

Rotary photo info clarified

The cutline information for a photo of Rotary Club of Latrobe scholarship winners that appeared on Page 1 of the Wednesday, May 17, edition of the Bulletin incorrectly indicated that the photo was taken at Derry Area Middle School. More...

World News

Special prosecutor abruptly named to probe Trump-Russia ties

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump’s campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election that put More...

Analysis: Trump finds Russia probe out of his control

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is facing a crisis he can’t manage with a tweet or a taunt.  More...

Asian stocks slide as Trump’s mounting woes rattle investors

HONG KONG (AP) - Asian stock benchmarks skidded lower Thursday following Wall Street’s worst day in months as Washington’s political chaos made investors more nervous about risky assets and the outlook for President Donald Trump’s b More...

Sports

Carr delivers for Lady Wildcats in WPIAL girls’ softball quarterfinal-round playoff win over No. 3 seed Seneca Valley

MONROEVILLE — Meredith Carr would be the first to tell you that this year has been...well, not the best.  But it certainly didn’t look like it in her — and Greater Latrobe’s — biggest game of the season so far.  More...

Young Rams ready for top-seeded Martinsburg Central in quarterfinals of District 6-AAA baseball playoffs

The Ligonier Valley baseball team met expectations, qualifying yet again for the District 6 playoffs.  But this was a different season for coach John Jones, who featured several younger players in the lineup as opposed to an experienced, veteran More...

Times changing in Western Pa. Golf

There are interesting things going on in Western Pennsylvania golf these days.  More...

Lifestyles

Area native wins Outstanding Support Professional award

A Derry Township native has been selected as the winner of the Lauretta Woodson Award for Outstanding Support Professional in Blair County for her work at Frankstown Elementary School in Hollidaysburg.  Sheri Brighenti Vadas, formerly of Derry T More...

Mount Aloysius issues spring dean’s list

Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, this week released its dean’s list for spring semester 2017.  More...

Latrobe residents graduate from WVU School of Pharmacy

Two Latrobe residents were awarded doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees from the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, the Morgantown campus reported Wednesday.  More...

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