December 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Away in a Manger’

It took two days to set up this extravagant Nativity scene in the St. Vincent Basilica. More...

General News

More states consider working around the Electoral College

HARTFORD, Conn. More...

NORAD is ready to track Santa’s flight

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 61st Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey! More...

Teen charged with killing mother, brother sent to detention center

Jacob Roland Remaley, 14, of New Stanton was arraigned by Mount Pleasant District Judge Charles Moore Friday on firstdegree murder and criminal homicide charges and sent to the Westmoreland County Juvenile Detention Center without bond, pending addit More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

There’s hope in the winter solstice

The evening beyond my windshield seemed much later than it was. An overcast sky had blocked all ambient light and suggested midnight, yet the dashboard clock hadn’t even reached 6 p.m. More...

Bulletin Board

Merry Christmastide! (the period from sunset Christmas Eve to the evening of Jan. 5, the day before Epiphany. Also known as the Twelve Days of Christmas or Yuletide).  * * *  Happy Hanukkah! More...

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Lifestyles

Wedding Announcement

Ashley Hudock, Domenic Tedesco

St. Rose Catholic Church, Latrobe (Derry Township), was the setting for the Nov. More...

Church news

St. James, Youngstown   Christmas Eve candlelight services will be celebrated Saturday, Dec. 24, at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Communion will be held at both services. All are invited to attend, announced St. More...

Latrobe BPW’s tree benefits Twilight Wishes

If you haven’t had a chance to visit the Parade of Trees at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center near Greensburg, there’s still time to come out and see the trees, vote for your favorites and give to a worthy local cause.  More...

Breaking News - 12/25/2016 10:34 PM

Steelers clinch AFC North title, No. 3 seed in AFC

Brown's catch secures title in dramatic win against Ravens

PITTSBURGH – It was the catch that saved Christmas. And it also won the Pittsburgh Steelers another AFC North championship. More...

Group’s gifts brighten holidays for Union Mission residents

Christmas time is family time. For many, the holiday is an opportunity to take a break from busy and often hectic lives to spend more quality time with family and friends. More...

Bulletin offices closed Monday

The Latrobe Bulletin offices at 1211 Ligonier St., Latrobe, will be closed Monday, Dec. 26, in observance of the Christmas holiday.  The offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27.  More...

Local & State News

Bulletin offices closed Dec. 26, Jan. 2

Funeral directors are reminded the Latrobe Bulletin offices at 1211 Ligonier St., Latrobe, will be closed Monday, Dec. 26, in observance of the Christmas holiday and Monday, Jan. 2, also a legal holiday.  The offices will reopen at 8 a.m. More...

Circle That Date

TUESDAY, DEC. More...

UPS driver grazed by bullet near Philadelphia

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A veteran UPS driver has been grazed by a bullet while working in a small city near Philadelphia.  Authorities say the victim was able to drive to a nearby car dealership in Chester on Friday afternoon and get help. More...

World News

UN condemns Israeli settlements as Obama declines to veto

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - In a striking rupture with past practice, the United States allowed the U.N. More...

Trump welcomes ‘nice’ letter from Putin after nuclear vow

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) - After months of promising to engage more with Russia, President-elect Donald Trump vowed to enhance America’s nuclear capabilities, admonishing Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday that he hopes both global More...

Berlin attack suspect slain in shootout with Italian police

MILAN (AP) - A routine request for ID papers outside a deserted train station in a Milan suburb at 3 a.m. Friday led to a police shootout that killed the Tunisian fugitive wanted in the deadly Christmas market attack in Berlin.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:  Holiday greetings to the communities of Latrobe, Unity, Ligonier and Derry from Laurel Faith in Action! More...

Sports

Wildcats rout Penn-Trafford in home opener

There’s no place like home for the holidays.  The Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team can attest following a 98-71 thrashing of Penn-Trafford during the Wildcats’ home opener, a WPIAL Class 6A Section 3 game played Friday at More...

Lady ’Cats drop tough one-point decision to P-T to open section

One bounce.  One loose ball.  Had either gone the other way, Friday night’s WPIAL Class 6A Section 2 matchup between visiting Penn-Trafford and Greater Latrobe would have had a different outcome.  As it was, the Lady Wildcats dro More...

Lady Rams lose non-conference game to Northern Bedford

Ligonier Valley hung with host Northern Bedford for three quarters, but was outscored by nine points in the fourth in a 61-46 exhibition girls’ basketball defeat Friday night.  LV was down by one (22- 21) at the break, but Northern Bedford More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘Sing’ sings along, with humor and poignancy

One can imagine the pitch meeting: It's "American Idol," but animated, and everyone's an animal. We'll star a cuddly koala. We'll get McConaughey, Witherspoon, some other A-listers. More...

Honk if you want to know what the ‘om telolet om’ meme means

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Honk if you want to know what the internet’s latest meme “om telolet om” means.  The expression was started by Indonesian children standing on the side of the road yelling for bus and truck drive More...

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