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General News

Feminist, civil-rights activist Sheila Michaels dead at 78

NEW YORK (AP) — Sheila Michaels, a feminist and civil-rights activist in the 1960s who has been credited with popularizing the courtesy title “Ms.,” died June 22 in New York. More...

6-year-old English soccer mascot dies of cancer

(AP) — Bradley Lowery, a soccer mascot who struck up a close friendship with England striker Jermain Defoe after being diagnosed with a rare cancer and gained fans across the sport, has died. More...

Georgia officer delivers baby during traffic stop

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

A Bad Time of Year for Two Trees

Ah summertime! We love the warm temperatures and all of the sunshine. But if our trees could talk, they might not speak as glowingly about this time of year.  More...

Bulletin Board

Registration is underway for a “joint effort.” Every journey begins with that first step. The road to a more active life sometimes includes a detour for a knee or hip replacement. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Seton Hall dean’s list

Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, Friday announced that Lindsay Smetanka of Latrobe qualified for spring 2017 dean’s list in recognition  of “outstanding academic achievement.” More...

Area library helps with Greater Pittsburgh BPW project

Mary Popovich, Roslyn Fisher, Connie Portis, Sandy Kuch and (not pictured) Greater Pittsburgh Business Professional Women President Diane Richards announce the West Newton Public Library is helping o More...

Anniversary guidelines

Couples planning to announce their wedding anniversaries in the Latrobe Bulletin are offered these guidelines.  Recent photos are used with 50th, 60th, 65th and 70th anniversaries and over. More...

Aerial view of new Excela Square at Latrobe facility

Work is progressing on the new Excela Square at Latrobe located between Arnold Palmer Motors and Mountain Laurel Plaza in Unity Township. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JULY 10   6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, Derry Station  7 p.m., Ligonier Township Recreation Board, municipal building  TUESDAY, JULY 11  9 a.m., Westmoreland County Airpor More...

Pa. budget talks stuck on gambling expansion

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Disagreements over expanding casino-style gambling in Pennsylvania remain at the forefront of negotiations over how to patch up state government’s yawning deficit.  More...

Westmoreland fugitive caught in Pittsburgh

A Jeannette man who had been on the run from state police since last month was captured Friday in Pittsburgh, WPXI-TV (Channel 11) reported. Antonio J. More...

World News

Newark riots recall an era echoed by Black Lives Matter

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The rumor spread quickly: A man had been beaten to death by police. For blacks - frustrated by high unemployment, inadequate schools, substandard housing - yet another abuse by police was too much to bear, and they erupted.  More...

‘Finally here’: Refugee reaches US ahead of travel ban rules

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Ali Said fled war-torn Somalia two decades ago after his right leg was blown off by a grenade. Last year, the father of seven was shot in his other leg by robbers while living in a Kenyan refugee camp.  More...

FBI: Flight attendant broke wine bottle over man’s head

SEATTLE (AP) - A flight attendant broke a wine bottle over the head of a man who lunged for an exit door and fought with other passengers during a Delta Air Lines flight from Seattle to Beijing, but it didn’t faze him, an FBI agent wrote in cha More...

Sports

Letting things slide

Micah Piper of the Rockies slides safely into third base as the White Sox’s Damian Newsome can’t come up with the ball (right) during Friday’s Latrobe Little League semifinal playof More...

Legion district playoff semis set

After two postponements in one of the four quarter-final round series, the best-of-three semifinals are finally set for the American Legion District 31 baseball playoffs. More...

Bryant hits two homers as Cubs defeat Pirates, 6-1

CHICAGO (AP) — No matter how easy they made it look a year ago, Anthony Rizzo insisted the Chicago Cubs in no way expected to breeze through another season. If this is a turning point, well, there still is plenty of room for improvement. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘A Ghost Story’won’t scare you but journey lingers

A fatal, off-screen car crash interrupts the picturesque, suburban lives of a young married couple in David Lowery’s “A Ghost Story,” marooning the deceased husband musician (Casey Affleck) in a kind of purgatory as a watchful, mostly benign ghost. More...

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