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Penn Hills man charged with robbing Unity bank

A man accused of robbing a Unity Township bank Thursday has been identified and is in custody, according to state police at Greensburg.  More...

General News

Weekend winter storm sweeping from Midwest to New England

CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm started sweeping across the Midwest on Friday, leading to slick roads and runways, as it inched its way toward New England, where it was forecast to dump up to 2 feet (0.61 meters) of snow.  More...

New technology nearly ready for real-time TV political fact checks

NEWYORK (AP) — ADuke University team expects to have a product available for election year that will allow television networks to offer real-time fact checks onscreen when a politician makes a questionable claim during a speech or debate.  More...

Kris Kobach’s defeat puts future of multi-state voter database in doubt

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Editorial

Westsylvania

It’s a good time for fresh optimism

Let’s start this new year with some positive regional news: The economy of the Alleghenies appears to be improving.  A comprehensive survey of hundreds of Greater Johnstown area businesses a few months back revealed that more business peop More...

Bulletin Board

We in the Bulletin newsroom are finishing updates of our assigned areas of Fact Book 2019 for publication on Friday, Jan. 25.  More...

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Lifestyles

Huber Hall getting fresh new look

Self-employed contractor Simon Shawley works on putting down new flooring as part of renovations to Huber Hall in Latrobe. The new vinyl flooring replaces the red carpet flooring that had been in place for 20 years. More...

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man cited for public drunkenness   Latrobe police report Richard Krall, 54, of Latrobe was cited for public drunkenness after police found him laying on the road near the intersection of Raymond Avenue and Josephine Street in Latrobe on More...

Pa. jobless rate stable as payrolls hit record

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State constable accused of bilking area victims for ‘fines’ with fake warrant threats

A Derry Township constable is accused of using the elected office to swindle nine area residents out of more than $3,800 with fake warrant threats over fictitious unpaid fines.  More...

Women becoming more prevalent in key state roles; Ward named committee head

HARRISBURG — A feminine wave has swept into Pennsylvania’s General Assembly.  The result is that more women are serving as state lawmakers than at any time in the commonwealth’s 338-year history.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

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New attorneys general to continue investigating clergy sexual abuse

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Newly inaugurated state attorneys general said they plan to continue investigations of clergy abuse in the Roman Catholic church as thousands of victims reach out to state hotlines and online systems to report past abuse.&nb More...

Republican state senator to leave seat in middle of term

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A three-term Republican state senator from southcentral Pennsylvania says he’s leaving his seat in the middle of his term.  Sen. Rich Alloway of Franklin County said Friday that he’s resigning Feb. More...

World News

Mueller disputes report that Trump directed lawyer to lie

WASHINGTON (AP) - Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office on Friday issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News’ report that said President Donald Trump’s attorney told Mueller that the president directed More...

Officer who shot black teen sentenced to nearly 7 years

CHICAGO (AP) - The white Chicago officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014 was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison, ending an explosive case that arose from a graphic dashcam video and added fuel to debates about race and policing More...

Trump plans big announcement on Saturday on shutdown, border

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said he’ll be making a “major announcement” on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues into its fifth week.  More...

Sports

Augustine finishes off AG with set play, helps Lady Wildcats to narrow victory

The Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team has a set play it practices all the time, but never uses unless it’s the perfect situation.  Friday’s WPIAL Class 5A Section 3 home game against Albert Gallatin was the perfect situati More...

Without Jones, No. 1 Duke braces for No. 4 Virginia

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Top-ranked Duke hopes its team defense doesn’t slip without point guard Tre Jones — for however long he’s out.  More...

UConn self-imposes penalties for violations under former coach

STORRS, Conn. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: The underwhelming rollercoaster of ‘Glass’

Samuel L. Jackson’s Elijah Price, or Mr. Glass, as he prefers to be called, was by far the most compelling part of M. More...

Netflix has no plans to cut ‘Bird Box’ scene despite outcry

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix’s post-apocalyptic survival film “Bird Box” is drawing criticism for using footage of a real fiery train disaster but the streaming giant has no plans to remove it.  More...

Prince Philip, 97, recovering after car crash

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II’s 97-year-old husband was recovering Friday at the royal Sandringham estate after the Land Rover he was driving rolled on a nearby highway in a collision with another vehicle.  More...

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