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Fair queen

Raine Lookabill, 16, a junior at Southmoreland High School, was crowned 2017 Westmoreland Fair Queen Friday evening at the fairgrounds near Mutual. More...

Americans stake out prime viewing spots to see eclipse

Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday in what promised to be the most observed and photographed eclips More...

General News

Pence on message, despite Trump’s troubles at home

WASHINGTON (AP) - The day after President Donald Trump sparred with reporters on live television over assigning blame for violence at a white supremacist rally, White House aides were stunned, advisers were whispering their frustrations, business all More...

Trump to outline Afghan strategy in national TV address

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump will use a nationally televised address to outline for a war-weary nation the strategy he believes will best position the U.S. More...

Numbers drawn for Powerball jackpot, estimated at $535M

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The numbers have been drawn for one of the nation’s biggest lottery jackpots.  Powerball announced Saturday night on its website that the winning numbers are: 17, 19, 39, 43, 68 and Powerball 13. More...

Health

Is it really Lyme? Researchers developing a new test to tell

WASHINGTON (AP) — Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early — using a “signature” of molecules in patients’ blood.  More...

Children’s, Pitt create research center to promote child and adolescent health

To improve the effectiveness of clinical research for infants, children and young adults, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have created the Center for Excellence in Child and Adolesce More...

The Associated Press’ guide to the best free online workouts

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — It’s easy to get discouraged by the boutique fitness craze with $25 per class fees and the weekly chore of sitting by your computer to reserve a spot in that popular spin class that always sells out. More...

Lifestyles

4-H Benefit Auction Aug. 24 at Westmoreland Fairgrounds

Donated items accepted

The 2017 4-H Benefit Auction will be held starting 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Westmoreland Fairgrounds Show Arena near Mutual.  The annual event fully supports the 4-H Program of Westmoreland County. More...

Latrobe Art Center autumn classes to begin next month

The Latrobe Art Center will begin its fall art classes for adults at the beginning of Septembe as follows:  • Watercolor class on Thursdays with Elmer Knizner — This class will take place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28 and Oct. More...

Events of Area Interest

Bethlen Communities Open House Aug. 23   The Bethlen Communities Center for Community Services, 327 W. Vincent St., Ligonier, will host an Open House from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23.  More...

Bee causes turnover

State police at Greensburg report a bee inside a classic 1950 Chevrolet 3100 caused the truck to leave Charles Houck Road in Unity Township and travel onto an inclined embankment near Augusta Lane be More...

Pennsylvania running out of options for cash to pay bills

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Top state officials are warning that Pennsylvania’s deficitstrapped government is rapidly approaching a more severe stage in its seven-week-old budget stalemate, one in which Democratic Gov. More...

Bulletin’s Annual 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...

The chase is on as eagle pursues osprey with fish

This osprey and bald eagle played a game of cat and mouse while flying north over the Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League field on Saturday. More...

Local & State News

SWAT team, others surround home in Pittsburgh suburb

WEXFORD, Pa. (AP) — A SWAT team and other police have surrounded a home in a Pittsburgh’s North Hills suburbs.  Police dispatch audio indicates officers were called to the home in Pine Township shortly after 10 p.m. More...

2 troopers wounded in robbery investigation; suspect killed

FAIRCHANCE, Pa. More...

Q&A: A look at Pennsylvania’s new student immunization rules

The Pennsylvania health department wants students to get vaccinated much sooner than previously required. More...

Sports

Palombo’s, Westland Chiropractic, Palko’s win Old-Timers games

McCabe Funeral Home ties for top record in Senior Division

Palombo’s picked up a shutout victory against Pit Stop, while Westland Chiropractic took down Billy’s Silkscreen, and Palko’s Auto Repair edged out Nut House during three weekend games of the Latrobe-Derry Old- Timers League. More...

PSU’s Franklin third-highest paid coach in Big Ten

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State football coach James Franklin has signed a contract extension that guarantees him $34.7 million through 2022, putting him third in average annual compensation in the Big Ten.  More...

Rookie Conner stars in Steelers’ 17-13 preseason win over Falcons

PITTSBURGH — James Conner overcame Hodgkin’s lymphoma and a serious right knee injury to reach the NFL. He showed in his Pittsburgh Steelers debut Sunday that he plans to stick around for a while. More...

Entertainment

Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.  More...

‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ outdoes ‘Logan Lucky’ at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Critics loved “Logan Lucky” and gave a big collective shrug to “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” but when it came to the test of the marketplace, audiences went their own way.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Teens charged after fight at Adelphoi facility More...

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