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Keep PA Beautiful invites groups, communities to join adoption programs to keep roadsides litter free

Do you ever wonder who picks up all trash along roadsides? Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB) has a statewide adoption program available for residents, local groups and businesses to become part of the solution to roadside litter. More...

2018 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 6th annual Largest Tomato Contest.  The contest rules and entry procedures are as follows:  • Only h More...

General News

Stranded woman drank water from moss after California crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Oregon woman who was badly injured and stranded for a week after her Jeep plunged 250 feet over a cliff into the ocean near Big Sur in California says she survived by drinking fresh water dripping from moss until she was r More...

Media seek Florida school shooting suspect’s statement

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. More...

Black students wrongly accused of leaving without paying

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police in a St. Louis suburb are reviewing what happened after 10 black college students were stopped by officers and escorted with squad cars back to a restaurant after being wrongfully suspected of leaving without paying. More...

Editorial

Pennsylvania has failed on guaranteeing clean water, here’s how to fix it

Among states, Pennsylvania stands nearly alone in making an explicit promise to its citizens that the Commonwealth will protect their access to clean air and clean water, and guarantee “the preservation of natural, scenic, historic and aestheti More...

Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court

Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to replace retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on the Supreme Court comes at a tense moment. More...

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Lifestyles

Greater Latrobe PIEF spotlights Wildcat alumni

Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation shares Wildcat stories from Greater Latrobe School District alumni.  Jessica Golden, director of development, said, “GLPIEF hopes to highlight alumni and share their Wildcat story. More...

Support groups continue

Cancer grief and loss   Excela Health offers a variety of options for those dealing with grief and loss.  A Cancer Grief Group meets 2:30 to 4 p.m. More...

St. Joseph VBS sign-up phone changed

St. Joseph Altar Rosary Society, Derry, is sponsoring Vacation Bible School — “May God’s Force Be With You” featuring a Star Wars theme — 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 31, Aug. 1 and 2, in St. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Mount Pleasant woman injured in Unity Township crash   More...

That’s entertainment!

Holly Woodley of Blairsville provided entertainment at the Derry Township Ag Fair on Sunday, July 15, as she sang and played her guitar and ukulele. The ag fair continues today through Saturday at the fairgrounds on Route 982 north of New Derry. More...

Ligonier YMCA HT High Flyers team medals at national championships

The Ligonier Valley YMCA HT High Flyers Jump Rope team recently competed in the National Championships in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Almost every member of the very young team competed for a top-10 finish in the age division national championships. More...

Local & State News

Man starts walk across America, seeking the good in people

YORK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — At little after 9 a.m.  More...

Pennsylvania senators blast Trump after summit with Putin

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s U.S. senators are finding a lot to dislike about President Donald Trump’s handling of Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Helsinki.  More...

Petitions to offer online gambling in Pennsylvania roll in

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Popular right-wing author John A. Stormer, Altoona native, dies at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — John A. More...

AP editor Sue Manning dies at 71; gave world LA’s biggest stories

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sue Manning, an editor in the Los Angeles bureau of The Associated Press who for decades coordinated coverage of some of the nation’s biggest news including the Los Angeles riots, the Northridge earthquake, the death of More...

Train kills woman whose wheelchair gets struck on tracks

KENLY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman is dead after her motorized wheelchair got stuck while she crossed railroad tracks and she was hit by a freight train.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  At a time when people are questioning and demonstrating against our country, it is encouraging to see the display of patriotism at the Latrobe 4th of July Celebration. More...

Sports

Unity Township eyes District 31 title; Latrobe aims for Region 7 berth

Both times Unity Township Legion played Hempfield East this season, the game was decided by one run. More...

SVC announces 2018 football schedule

In 2018, the St. Vincent College football team will host four games while hitting the road for six more to complete the regular season schedule.  More...

SVC men’s basketball recognized for academic excellence

The St. Vincent College men’s basketball program was recently honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches when the organization announced the sixth annual Team Academic Excellence Awards, created by the NABC Committee on Academics. More...

Entertainment

Free concert at COG to benefit school supplies for youths in need

Music from As We Are (www.asweareband.com) and Cardboard Masterpiece will be featured in a free concert 7 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at the Mount Pleasant Church of God, 936 W. Main St. More...

BRB Heritage Society to host ‘255th Anniversary of Battle of Bushy Run’

On Saturday, Aug. 4, and Sunday, Aug. 5, the Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society Inc. will host the “255th Anniversary of the Battle of Bushy Run.” More...

Instead of meat kebabs, why not concentrate on veggies?

When it comes to grilled kebabs, vegetables are often an afterthought, typically used as a filler on meat-heavy skewers. But this treatment often leads to mushy, burnt vegetables with no flavor of their own. More...

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