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Detours, street closures for Fourth of July festivities announced

The City of Latrobe, along with the Latrobe Police Department and the Fourth of July Committee, remind residents and visitors of traffic detours that will affect the annual Fourth of July Celebration.  Latrobe Police Chief James Bumar has issued More...

General News

11-year-old Alaska boy shoots bear charging fishing party

HOONAH, Alaska (AP) — Quick action from an 11-yearold boy saved a fishing party from a charging brown bear, Alaska State Troopers said.  Elliot Clark was walking through the woods near Game Creek last week with his three family members and More...

Forecaster says budget cuts could hurt hurricane predictions

MIAMI (AP) — Recent progress in forecasting the intensity of hurricanes — which has lagged behind storm track forecasting — could be undermined by proposed cuts in federal funding for tropical weather research, says the retiring chi More...

Colorado man mistakes son for intruder, shoots and kills him

SEDALIA, Colo. More...

Sports

Latrobe Legion caps off incredible week with 8-7 walkoff win over Unity Township

A little more than a week ago, Latrobe Legion baseball sustained a 7-6 defeat to Unity Township, dropping the Jethawks to near .500 and in the middle of the pack in the District 31 standings. More...

Latrobe Legion sweeps Saturday doubleheader vs. Kiski Valley, MP

Prior to Latrobe’s thrilling walkoff victory against rival Unity Township, there were two more wins that helped the Jethawks run the streak to where it currently stands at seven straight. More...

Penguins lose free agents Kunitz, Bonino, Daley, re-sign Schultz

After celebrating a Stanley Cup championship for a second consecutive season, general manager Jim Rutherford told the Penguins’ pending free agents to test the market and report back if they want to return. More...

Lifestyles

St. Benedict Festival slated for July 8-9

The annual St. Benedict Festival will take place on the grounds of the St. Benedict Church near Marguerite on Saturday, July 8, and Sunday, July 9.  The festival gets underway at 5:30 p.m. More...

GCT seeking volunteers to continue 2017-18 productions

Because of various personal and work-related circumstances, the nonprofit Greensburg Civic Theatre — just completing its 65th season — has lost a total of six board members since last summer, many of whom held key roles in working on set More...

PBA names lawyers for institute’s 2017-18 class

Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) President Sharon R. López has named 11 Pennsylvania lawyers to the 2017-18 class of the association’s Bar Leadership Institute (BLI), including a lawyer from Westmoreland County.  More...

Hospaws Puttin’ For Paws golf outing sign-ups open until July 7

Friday, July 7, is the deadline for signing up for Puttin’ For Paws that will be held on July 15 at Valley Green Golf Course in Greensburg. More...

It’s parade time!

Latrobe 4th of July Parade chairman Brian Zemba readies the vent truck for the parade, part of the annual Latrobe 4th of July Celebration. The parade is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. More...

No paper Tuesday

Because of the 4th of July holiday, the Latrobe Bulletin will not publish on Tuesday, July 4, and the editorial, business and advertising offices at 1211 Ligonier Street will be closed.  More...

Local & State News

Man in ‘right spot’ at the ‘right time’ to save the life of Leechburg police chief

LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) — John Fiorina wasn’t going to stay for the fireworks show at the Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company’s annual carnival. In fact, he was getting ready to go home. More...

Pa. man facing murder charges in road-rage death

WEST CHESTER, Pa. More...

Latrobe 4th of July Celebration schedule

MONDAY, JULY 3  • 5-10 p.m. Midway activies—The midway includes amusement rides as well as crafts, food and game booths.  • 5 p.m. More...

World News

Doctor: No idea why he would be hospital shooter’s target

NEWYORK (AP) - Adoctor who appears to have been the intended target of a former physician who started shooting at a New York hospital, killing one person and injuring six, said he has no idea why he would have been singled out.  Dr. More...

Bill targets law aimed at keeping politics out of churches

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are seeking to take down a law that prohibits churches from endorsing political candidates unless they give up their tax-free status.  More...

Congress cool to Trump’s proposal to end heating aid

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The summer air is sizzling as the Fourth of July approaches, yet 86-year-old Richard Perkins already worries about how he’s going to stay warm this winter.  More...

Health

Science Says: Hot dogs minus added nitrites may be no better for you

NEW YORK (AP) — Backyard cooks looking to grill this summer have another option: hot dogs without “added nitrites.”  Are they any healthier?  Oscar Mayer is touting its new hot dog recipe that uses nitrite derived from cel More...

FDA pushes to boost generic competition

The Food and Drug Administration said it’s taking steps to boost the number of generic prescription drugs on the market in an effort to make medicines more affordable and to prevent price gouging. More...

Report: State needs to boost senior services

(KSNC) — Pennsylvania has made some improvements in meeting the longterm care needs of seniors and people with disabilities, but there's a long way to go, a new report says. More...

Entertainment

‘Despicable Me 3’ and ’Baby Driver’ win, ‘The House’ doesn’t

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Minions are still a box office force and original stories are scoring big, but not the Rrated comedy — even with Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler behind it.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

iPad found in Unity Twp. yard  State police at Greensburg report an iPad was found in the front yard of a home on the 4400 block of Route 982 in Unity Township at 10:45 p.m. Saturday, July 1. More...

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