September 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Area woman serves as ‘mom’ to female youth of Adelphoi

Claudia Narcisi is a local philanthropist, mother figure to Adelphoi’s female youth and founder of the Helpful Hangers-Care Bag project. She touches hundreds of lives, but it all began rather simply. More...

Bulletin’s 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...

WeDAC requesting community project proposals

The Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission Inc. More...

General News

Barack Obama offers accolades, advice in farewell letter to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before he left office in January, President Barack Obama offered his successor accolades and advice in a private letter that underscored some of his concerns as he passed the baton. More...

US Mint’s New Jersey quarter features Ellis Island image

ELLIS ISLAND, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Mint has introduced a quarter as part of its “America the Beautiful” program that features the New Jersey side of Ellis Island.  More...

Mississippi school district could remove Confederate names

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi school district where 97 percent of the students are black will review whether to rename three elementary schools now honoring Confederate leaders. More...

Sports

Alma (Mich.) outlasts Bearcats, 40-34, in tough season opener

St. Vincent College dropped a close 40-34 decision to visiting Alma College (Mich.) in Saturday’s season-opening football game. More...

Bobcats start 0-2 for first time in 10 years in conference defeat to Purchase Line

COMMODORE — The Blairsville Bobcats find themselves in a spot they haven’t been in for 10 years after a 35-6 loss to Purchase Line last Friday in a District 6 Heritage Conference football game. More...

St. Vincent College sports report

Men’s Soccer McDaniel College scored three second half goals to break a scoreless halftime tie, defeating St. Vincent by a score of 3-1. More...

Lifestyles

‘Local Lutheran - Catholic Commemoration of the Reformation’ Sept. 24 at Trinity

Presentations were given by (left center) the Rev. David von Schlichten, D.Min., Ph.D., and (right center) Timothy Gabrielli, Ph.D., both Seton Hill University professors of theology and religious studies, and the Rev. Jeffrey L. More...

Campus Corner

Ty Stewart of Bolivar was part of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics fourth annual Research Experience for Summer Scholars Program, the Indiana campus reported Friday.  More...

Opening tour Aug. 27 at St. Vincent Basilica

John Watson, St. Vincent Basilica docent, conducted a tour of the Unity Township church for the “Local Lutheran - Catholic Commemoration of the Reformation” on Sunday, Aug. 27.   More...

McGrath to stand trial in 2016 Latrobe murder

Prosecutors presented sufficient evidence for the firstdegree murder case against a Latrobe man accused of shooting a former high school classmate to death during a botched 2016 robbery, a judge ruled last week.  Westmoreland County Court of Com More...

Wilpen Road bridge reopens ahead of schedule

The Wilpen Road bridge, which spans a branch of Hannas Run in Ligonier Township, reopened to traffic this past Friday. More...

Bolivar man killed Saturday in St. Clair Twp. crash on Route 711

A Bolivar man was killed Saturday evening in a one-vehicle crash on Route 711 in St. Clair Township.  According to information released by Westmoreland County Coroner Kenneth A. Bacha’s office, Sean M. More...

Latrobe Art Center to hold Fred Rogers juried exhibit

The reception of the Latrobe Art Center’s annual Fred Rogers Juried Art Show will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Local & State News

Lehigh suspends 2 frats over alcohol, warns 2 others

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Lehigh University has temporarily suspended two fraternities and warned two others they could face discipline for unspecified alcohol-related incidents.  More...

Penn State files paperwork to sue charity Sandusky founded

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State has filed paperwork indicating it intends to sue the charity founded by ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, whose child molestation scandal rocked the university in 2011. More...

Nearly 70 Texas shelter dogs flown to Pittsburgh after storm

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team has brought nearly 70 dogs to western Pennsylvania animal shelters from Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.  More...

World News

South Korea displays military strength amid North Korean crisis

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - With Seoul expecting another North Korean missile test, South Korean warships conducted live-fire exercises at sea on Tuesday in a second straight day of military swagger from a nation still rattled by the North’s biggest-ev More...

Fewer Harvey victims at shelters doesn’t end housing needs

HOUSTON (AP) - One couple displaced by Harvey managed to get a hotel room, but got kicked out after one night for lacking state identification that was lost to the flooding. More...

Putin says Trump ‘not my bride, and I’m not his groom’

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has refrained from making any criticism of U.S. More...

Health

Obstacles await as Congress resumes health care fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican hopes for repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama’s health care law are still twitching in Congress, though barely. More...

Danger not over: Gas leaks, mold loom for Harvey evacuees

HOUSTON (AP) — Bound for their Harvey-soaked home east of Houston, Lakeithia Bankhead and her four children left the mass shelter at the city’s convention center Friday after five nights sleeping on cots among thousands of other evacuees. More...

Ohio airport rolling out self-sanitizing bins at checkpoint

GREEN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio airport says it’s the first in the world to place self-sanitizing, germ-killing mats inside bins at security checkpoints.  The Canton Repository reports the Akron-Canton Airport has added liners using miner More...

Entertainment

A slow Labor Day caps a down summer at the box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With no new wide releases, Hollywood basically took the Labor Day weekend off and put an end to what’s expected to be the lowest earning summer movie going season since 2006 — the last time the industry saw a sub-$4 billion summer. More...

Joey Chestnut to defend chicken wing-eating title

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Champion eater Joey Chestnut is set to defend his title as chicken wing champion at the National Buffalo Wing Festival.  The annual festival takes place each Labor Day weekend. More...

Obama, Serena dress as Beyonce for b-day, Harvey donations

HOUSTON (AP) — Michelle Obama, Serena Williams and other famous friends of Beyonce are sporting one of her fiercest looks to celebrate her birthday and raise Harvey disaster relief funds.  A series of photos posted to Beyonce’s websi More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in New Alexandria crash   More...

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