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Troopers bust man in Hempfield Twp. with crack cocaine, $2,000

An alleged drug dealer is behind bars following a surveillance detail in Hempfield Township by state police in the Troop A Community Enforcement Team. More...

LWA hosts second annual farm-to-table dinner

The Loyalhanna Watershed Association (LWA) will be hosting the second-ever farm-to-table community dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the LWA Barn off of the Old Lincoln Highway in western Ligonier. More...

Invasive plant spraying rescheduled for Aug. 26-27

Because of weather and scheduling issues, the Westmoreland Conservation District has rescheduled spraying for invasive plant species in Ann Rudd Saxman Nature Park to Saturday, Aug. 26, and Sunday, Aug. 27. 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 ho More...

General News

Report highlights growing health disparities in Appalachia

FRANKFORT, Ky. More...

Lawyer arrested for not answering questions gets settlement

TRENTON, N.J. More...

Pace of US home sales in July reached lowest level of 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans retreated from buying homes in July as sales sank to their lowest level of the year. More...

Sports

GL, DA continue football rivalry

The high school football season begins tonight — and it kicks off with a bang. The WPIAL’s “Week Zero” could also be renamed “Rivalry Week.” More...

Dodgers pull away from Pirates to reach 90 wins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts likes to joke any issues surrounding his team are “high class” problems. The kind every other club in the majors would love to have.  The latest? More...

Big Ten’s new coaches chasing breakthrough seasons with teams

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Tom Allen and Jeff Brohm remember watching the Big Ten at its rugged best.  More...

Lifestyles

SV Alumni Council elects new president

The St. Vincent Alumni Council elected a new president and vice president, welcomed new members and held a gavel and awards ceremony at its quarterly meeting on Aug. 12 at the Fred M. Rogers Center.  More...

Balzer first VP of state association

The Pennsylvania State Association of County Controllers (PSACC), at its 103rd annual meeting July 26 in Lancaster, recently elected Jeff Balzer, Westmoreland County controller, to its executive board as the first vice president.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Inclined to sing opens new JSO season Sept. 5   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man steals money from Humane Society fundraiser   More...

Ligonier prepares for 30th annual Antiques on Diamond

Hidden treasures from the past will line the streets of Ligonier this weekend for Antiques on the Diamond, a biannual event presented by the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce.  The 30th annual Antiques on the Diamond is slated for 9 a.m. More...

Ligonier Twp. planners dissecting subdivision, land use ordinance

Ligonier Township’s planning commission is dissecting the first draft of a proposed subdivision and land development ordinance (SALDO) that will serve as an instruction manual for major and minor development in the community. More...

Ligonier Country Market features listed

The highlights for this weekend’s Ligonier Country Market, scheduled Saturday, Aug. 26, include:  Ligonier Volunteer Hose Co. No. 1   More...

SupperMarket to host dinner show Sept. 6

The Lincoln Highway SupperMarket (located at the Lincoln Highway Experience museum, 3435 State Route 30, by Kingston Dam) has hosted the same chefs — Sun Dawg Café, White Rabbit Café, Grateful Smoke BBQ, Chef Mark’s Palate, Aroma Italiano More...

WCCC-Latrobe to host Latrobe Relay for Life Car Cruise

During this year’s 2017 Valley Dairy Great American Banana Split Fest, Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC)’s Latrobe campus will be hosting this year’s Relay for Life Car Cruise from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

Local & State News

Priest kept child porn as ‘revenge’ on God for poker losses

HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) — A New Jersey priest says he was trying to get revenge on God for poker losses when he collected computerized child pornography at his weekend home in Pennsylvania.  More...

Cheers and jeers greet Beer and Bible School at church

DALLASTOWN, Pa. (AP) — First, and most importantly to some, nobody got hammered. The St. Paul’s UCC Beer and Bible School was “not a rager,” the Rev. Christopher Rodkey said. More...

AAA supports new efforts to combat drunk and drugged driving

As new measures to counter drunk driving go into effect today, Friday, Aug. 25, AAA is reinforcing its support of the enactment and enforcement of Senate Bill 290, sponsored by Senate Transportation Committee Chairman John Rafferty. More...

World News

Texas prepares as Harvey strengthens to Category 2 storm

HOUSTON (AP) - Harvey continued to intensify as it steered for the Texas coast, with the forecasters saying early Friday that it had strengthened to a Category 2 storm.  More...

GOP discord might not bode well for raising debt ceiling

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fanning the flames of GOP discord, President Donald Trump is accusing Republican congressional leaders botching efforts to avoid an unprecedented default on the national debt. “Could have been so easy-now a mess!” Trump tweeted. More...

Weekly anti-Netanyahu rallies grow larger in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) - Engulfed in a string of scandals, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finds himself facing a growing grassroots protest movement demanding his indictment and removal from office.  More...

Education

GLSD announces new mentorship coordinator

Greater Latrobe Senior High School (GLSHS) has a new face for the 2017-2018 school year.  In August, Greater Latrobe hired Anthony Princeton to serve as a mentorship coordinator.  More...

GL students visit Quebec, Canada

Greater Latrobe students traveled this summer to visit the beautiful French-speaking province of Quebec, Canada. More...

DAMS Free Book Boxes

Students Aleah Finucan, Hailey Bubash and Sophia Dubich, attending Derry Area Middle School’s summer LIT camp reading program, share a sunny day with principal Lisa Dubich. More...

Entertainment

Taylor Swift releases new song ‘Look What You Made Me Do’

NEW YORK (AP) — You can finally shake it off: Taylor Swift has released her new single. More...

‘Hellboy’ casting prompts backlash over ‘whitewashing’

NEW YORK (AP) — A Hollywood film yet again finds itself responding to a social-media outcry over the casting of a white actor in a role that was originally Asian-American. More...

Cincinnati Zoo’s baby hippo to star in Facebook video series

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo says its popular baby hippo will star in an internet video series called “The Fiona Show” starting next week. More...

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