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Pa.’s new penalties for animal cruelty take effect

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new Pennsylvania law that increases the penalty for animal abuse has taken effect.  Libre’s Law went into effect Monday. More...

I-70 work at New Stanton could extend to November

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) officials revealed Monday the $53.7-million reconstruction of Interstate 70 at the New Stanton interchange will likely not be completed by the October deadline and work on the project may continue t More...

County’s Day Reporting Center to close

Court officials have announced that the county’s Day Reporting Center will close Friday, putting an end to the drug treatment program that was intended to be an alternative to incarceration for defendants found guilty of drug-related crimes. More...

General News

Arizona police say Olympic runner, 31, found dead in pool

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. More...

Man kidnapped 7-year-old girl, threw her off bridge into lake

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a 7-year-old girl was kidnapped from her grandparents’ home and thrown from a bridge into a lake but survived.  Police say the girl was taken at around 2:30 a.m. More...

Charge of firing gun at protesters not first for KKK member

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Ellen Drisgill said she was shocked when FBI agents came to her house and arrested her son, a KKK member who police say fired a gun during a recent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. More...

Editorial

On Congressional Republicans and candidate endorsements

As part of his all-too-successful courtship of religious conservatives, Donald Trump promised during his presidential campaign to “get rid of” the Johnson Amendment, a 1954 law that prohibits churches and other tax-exempt nonprofit organizations from More...

Meth trade a persistent problem

The opioid addiction crisis figures as the most pressing drug problem plaguing Erie and the nation.  Not that long ago, fears and resources focused on methamphetamine.  More...

On the White House’s secrecy

President Trump’s White House appears to be even less transparent than it seemed a few months ago. More...

Sports

Greater Latrobe, Mount Pleasant win in section girls’ tennis; Derry Area falls

Greater Latrobe and Mount Pleasant scored victories, while Derry Area fell during girls’ tennis matches on Monday. More...

Hurricane flooding forces Astros; Texans to move home games

HOUSTON (AP) — Hurricane Harvey has forced both the Houston Astros and Houston Texans to play home games miles away from the flood-stricken city with players wondering when they will be able to come back. More...

Ligonier’s Brown wins in round-of-64 at Senior Amateur

Stroke-play medalist David Brown, a Ligonier native who is making his championship debut, advanced, 3 and 2, over Scott Smith, and he was joined by defending champion Dave Ryan and 2016 runner-up Matt Sughrue. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Trio passes counterfeit bills in Burrell Township   More...

PennDOT: Route 981 bridge won’t be finished until next year

Two-lane traffic will be reinstated for winter

Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) on Monday reiterated what they already told the Bulletin earlier this year: The Route 981 bridge renovation project will not be completed this year. More...

Dek hockey program relocating to county site

New facility plan scrapped

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation is hitting the reset button on its plans to build a new dek hockey arena in the City of Latrobe. More...

Latrobe pair ordered to stand trial in Ligonier Twp. meth lab case

Two Latrobe residents accused of operating a methamphetamine lab in a Ligonier Township home were ordered to stand trial after a preliminary hearing Friday before Magisterial District Judge Denise Thiel. More...

Recycled materials from former state prison could save county thousands

Four years ago, when the state prison in Hempfield Township was shuttered, county officials could envision little good coming from the closure of the massive complex located not far from the Westmoreland County Prison. More...

Local & State News

Prosecutor reviewing fever death at Pennsylvania hospital

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania prosecutor is reviewing the death of a 6-year-old boy whose temperature topped 107 degrees (41.7 Celsius) while he was under a special heating blanket at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in January.  More...

18K Pittsburgh water users to boil water due to animal filth

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Roughly 18,000 Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority customers are being told to boil their water before using it because it could be contaminated by animal droppings at a reservoir.  More...

Teachers’ union to pay president’s salary, not district

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania teachers’ union will begin paying the $84,000 salary plus benefits of its president — who has not taught classes since taking that post in 2009 — instead of the school district.  More...

World News

Lawyer says Trump Tower in Russia considered during campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s personal lawyer confirmed Monday that the president’s company pursued a project in Moscow during the Republican primary, but said that the plan was abandoned “for a variety of business reasons. More...

Trump promises federal aid to storm-ravaged Texas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has promised federal assistance to storm-ravaged parts of Texas, insisting Congress will act swiftly on a multi-billion-dollar Hurricane Harvey recovery package. More...

Trump’s turn to face tricky politics of natural disasters

WASHINGTON (AP) - George W. Bush never recovered from his flyover of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation. Barack Obama got a bipartisan boost late in his re-election campaign for his handling of Superstorm Sandy.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  Our members of Congress go back to Washington, D.C. in September. They should cut taxes for small businesses right away.  More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Latrobean becomes professor at Yale-NUS College in Singapore

Bryan William Van Norden, a 1981 graduate of Greater Latrobe Senior High School, has been named a professor at Yale-NUS College in Singapore. More...

‘Toast the Tour’ party, historic house tour tickets on sale

The Westmoreland County Historical Society is opening doors to “the remarkably rich architectural history of Westmoreland County” during two events featuring tours of local historic homes: More...

GSSD to host ‘Love and Limits: Navigating the Teen Years: A Guide to Success’ starting Oct. 4

Research shows that a strong bond with a caring adult is one of the most powerful influences on the growth of a child into a responsible, caring and competent young adult. Parents or caregivers genuinely desire the best for their children. More...

Entertainment

Fall preview: Clooney on ‘Suburbicon,’ fatherhood and Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — Most things have changed in George Clooney’s life since he and wife Amal welcomed twins in July. More...

Fall movie preview: 67 films coming to theaters this fall

NEW YORK (AP) — A month-by-month listing of 67 films coming to theaters this fall:  SEPTEMBER   “It” (Sept. 8)  “Home Again” (Sept. 8)  “mother!” (Sept. More...

‘Game of Thrones’ breaks record with season finale

NEW YORK (AP) — HBO’s “Game of Thrones” set yet another audience record Sunday with its seventh-season finale. Nielsen says an all-time high of 12.1 million viewers were tuned in to the wildly popular fantasy drama. More...

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