December 11, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Trial set for March for third man charged in fatal 2016 Latrobe shooting

A Westmoreland County judge on Monday ordered jury selection to begin in March in the second-degree murder trial of a Latrobe man accused of being part of a botched robbery plot that resulted in a fatal shooting in 2016. More...

Just like the old days . . .

Bill Livingston (right) was called out of retirement to keep the book for Derry Area while Rich Ludwig (left), another former DA head coach, was also in attendance during Monday night’s non-section wrestling match at Greater Latrobe. More...

WCTA fines bus operator nearly $60K

The Westmoreland County Transit Authority (WCTA) imposed nearly $60,000 in new fines against the company that operates its fixed-route and paratransit systems. More...

General News

Former Ag Secretary Bob Bergland dies at 90

ROSEAU, Minn. (AP) — Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland has died in Minnesota. He was 90.  Bergland’s daughter, Linda Vatnsdal, says he died Sunday at a nursing home in Roseau in northern Minnesota  More...

Cost of governor’s race topped $64M, shy of state record

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Spending in Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial race topped $64 million, as Democratic Gov. More...

Boy, 3, shot an 8-month-old girl in motel room

GALLUP, N.M. More...

Editorial

Energy fueled by freedom, not bailouts

A leaked memo circulating in the White House calls for electricity consumers to bail out struggling coal and nuclear plants by mandating that a portion of energy be purchased from certain failing suppliers. More...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  Lights of Love is one of the most significant projects sponsored by the Latrobe Area Hospital Aid Society (LAHAS), because it allows all of us to acknowledge the people who have touched our lives and helped make us the person eac More...

It's Ask Dr. Universe!

Dr. Universe: Can the sound of rain help us sleep? – A reader Dear Friends, All around the world, people fall asleep to different sounds. Maybe you hear a snoring dog, whooshing waves, noisy traffic, chirping crickets, a soft lullaby, or raindrops. More...

Lifestyles

Quatrini/Vélez vows read in California

Wedding Announced

Carolina Maria Vélez and Adam Nicholas Quatrini were married Nov. 19, 2018, at Holy Family Catholic Mission in Rutherford, California. Deacon Chuck Cancilla officiated.  More...

Wedding guidelines

Brides as well as brides-to-be planning to have accounts of their weddings in the Latrobe Bulletin are reminded they are published without charge.  Forms are available by emailing a request to lb.society@verizon.net or calling 724-537-3351, ext. More...

A painter at the wedding can capture a scene in a unique way

Katie Curry wanted a sentimental wedding keepsake that depicted the joyous moments after her ceremony as she and her husband, John, walked back down the aisle on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Slickville woman charged in Salem Twp. altercation More...

Derry council adopts final budget with no tax increase

Derry Borough is holding the line on property taxes, as council at Monday’s regular meeting adopted a 2019 final budget with no tax increase.  The borough’s millage rate remains at 29 mills. More...

Jenko appointed to Latrobe council; no 2019 tax hike

Latrobe City Council filled the vacancy left with former councilman John “Jack” Murtha’s recent resignation, but in the process created an opening on the city’s zoning hearing board. More...

AG’s office to seek retrial of Sheriff Held

The mistrial Friday in the public corruption trial of Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held wasn’t the end of the saga.  The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office announced Monday that Held will be tried again on conflict of int More...

Indiana County to host Feel the Love Christmas concert

“It’s never out of style.” “Let the love of Christmas fill your heart.” They’re more than just lyrics to a signature song, “Feel the Love of Christmas.” They’re part of a tradition, and the tradition is coming back to Indiana. More...

Local & State News

Support Pa. veterans this holiday season

The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) reminds Pennsylvanians that the holiday season is a time to consider donating to programs that support the commonwealth’s veterans, active military and their families. More...

LV Learning Center recognizes 35 years

Ligonier Valley Learning Center recently recognized 35 years of operations.  The nonprofit, which was founded in 1984 by current executive director Rebecca Faulk, promotes quality early childhood education at the agency’s Ligonier and Latr More...

Fire safety tips from Pa. State Fire Commission

Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego offers several suggestions for keeping your home safe from the chance of a fire during the holiday season:  • Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant;  • Kee More...

World News

Trump to meet with Democrats about border wall, shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders are seeking to avert a partial government shutdown amid a sharp dispute over Trump’s border wall and a lengthy to-do list that includes a major farm bill and a formal More...

Where Trump-related investigations stand

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is facing escalating criminal investigations in Washington and New York that are examining not only whether his campaign coordinated with the Kremlin but also whether he illegally bought the silence of two wom More...

Moonves scandal looms over CBS shareholder meeting

NEW YORK (AP) - With a $120 million severance package on the line, an investigation into sexual-misconduct claims against former CBS CEO Les Moonves will loom over the network’s annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday.  More...

Sports

Wildcats pull out wrestling win over Trojans as match goes down to final weight class

The crosstown wrestling rivalry lived up to its billing last night as the dual match between Greater Latrobe and visiting Derry Area came down to the final bout. More...

IceCats gain revenge, handle Quaker Valley

The Greater Latrobe hockey team gained a measure of revenge on Monday. The IceCats jumped out to an early lead and were able to handle visiting Quaker Valley during a 6-3 victory Monday in PIHL Class AA regular-season play at Kirk S. More...

Lady Trojans fall in opener at Apollo-Ridge

One rough stretch in the first quarter did in the Derry Area girls’ basketball team. A strong first quarter proved just enough to carry Apollo-Ridge to a 39-30 victory against visiting Derry Area during an exhibition game Monday. More...

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