August 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Friends of Tpr. Michael Stewart create memorial scholarship fund

Friends of fallen Pennsylvania State Police Tpr. Michael P. Stewart III from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ summer training camp have created a scholarship fund in his memory at St. Vincent College.  The scholarship will support St. More...

2017 Largest Tomato Contest underway

It’s time to think about that one tomato in your garden that has the potential to be the winner of the Latrobe Bulletin’s 5th annual Largest Tomato Contest. The contest rules and entry procedures are as follows: • Only homegrown tomatoes qualify. More...

General News

Lost high school ring ‘keeps coming back’ to Florida woman

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman says her high school ring “keeps coming back to me.”  More...

Heart-stopping mountain lion encounter caught on video

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A nerve-rattling encounter with a mountain lion started with a fleeting glimpse of the big cat’s tail on a High Sierra trail in California’s wilderness. More...

Italian wine harvest begins 10 days early with heat, drought

COCCAGLIO, Italy (AP) — The Italian wine grape harvest is having its earliest start in a decade due to the effects of the summer’s heatwave and drought.  Producers of bubbly spumante in the Franciacorta area of Lombardy, some 80 kilo More...

Editorial

Healthy savings habits for children

As Jodi walked to class that day the freshman noticed a large circle of booths spread out across the main courtyard of campus. More...

Sen. John McCain’s legacy

In a life in which there is nothing left to prove, came one more catastrophic challenge Wednesday night.  “McCain has brain cancer,” roared the CNN home page.  On every news front in America, the same words told you the gravity More...

What could fix the Affordable Care Act?

The biggest problem with the failed Republican effort to kill the Affordable Care Act is it was based on a lie. More...

Lifestyles

Audiences to get ‘Caught in Net’ at Mountain Playhouse Aug. 8-20

The Mountain Playhouse will present the fourth show of its 78th season and another opportunity for audiences to laugh for hours with performances of Ray Cooney’s farcical “Caught in the Net” Aug. 8 - 20 in Jennerstown. More...

Events of Area Interest

Archery workshop Aug. More...

Civil War encampments Aug. 19-20 at Historic Hanna’s Town

The Westmoreland County Historical Society will host a Civil War encampment Aug. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Missing Homer City girl found   State police at Indiana report Shannon Irene Sisko, the 14- year-old Homer City girl reported missing over the weekend, was located Monday, Aug. 7.  Avonmore man injured in Bell Township crash   More...

Derry Borough Council again talks illegal parking

While illegal parking was again a topic of discussion at Monday’s Derry Borough Council work session, that doesn’t mean it is a high priority item for most council members and residents. More...

Rare total solar eclipse to be visible Aug. 21

For the first time since May 1994, a solar eclipse will be visible in western Pennsylvania. On Monday, Aug. 21, the moon will pass between the earth and the sun, making the sun go dark while the moon appears to cover it. More...

SVC offers public viewing of eclipse

Dr. John Smetanka, vice president for academic affairs, academic dean and associate professor of physics at St. More...

Local & State News

Kids charged with harassment, trespassing from YouTube clips

EPHRATA, Pa. (AP) — Police have charged two Pennsylvania juveniles with harassing neighbors and trespassing in their swimming pools — after finding videos of the behavior posted to YouTube by one of the juveniles. More...

Water filtration system in West Virginia among the elite

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A raft of garbage covers a swath of the Monongahela River in northern West Virginia, a dozen miles upstream from the drinking water intake for 100,000 people.  More...

Pipeline company can use eminent domain to seize property

CONESTOGA, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge in Pennsylvania says authorities can condemn and seize property in order to make way for the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline.  More...

World News

3rd Boy Scout dies after sailboat strikes power line on lake

AVINGER, Texas (AP) - A third Boy Scout has died from injuries suffered when a sailboat struck an overhanging power line on a lake east of Dallas, an official with Texas Parks & Wildlife said.The 11-year-old Scout died Monday at a hospital in Shr More...

Pence carves his own political ID, on behalf of Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - Shuttling across the country aboard Air Force Two, Vice President Mike Pence has been a loyal messenger for President Donald Trump. More...

Trump has escaped Washington, but don’t call it a vacation

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump would like to interrupt his vacation to deliver the following message: Don’t call this a vacation.  More...

Sports

Latrobe Blackout captures Connellsville 14-Under Baseball Tournament

The Latrobe Blackout 14- under baseball team mashed its way to a championship victory in the Connellsville 14-Under Baseball Tournament. More...

Five alumni to be inducted into SVC Hall of Fame

St. Vincent College will induct five individual alumni and one team — the 1949-50 Bearcat varsity football squad — into its Athletic Hall of Fame at a reception and dinner at the Fred M. Rogers Center on Saturday, Sept. 9 beginning at 6 p.m. More...

Williams dominant as Pirates blank Tigers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trevor Williams lost out in the derby to be the Pittsburgh Pirates’ fifth starter in the spring. More...

Entertainment

9-year-old wants to be NASA’s ‘planetary protection officer’

TRENTON, N.J. More...

Actor makes shift from TV’s Norman Bates to ‘Good Doctor’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Freddie Highmore sees his move from “Bates Motel” to “The Good Doctor” as a refreshing change.  More...

Hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO data

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of hackers posted a fresh cache of stolen HBO files online Monday, and demanded a multi-million-dollar ransom from the network to prevent the release of entire television series and other sensitive proprietary files. More...

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