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Alex Hribal pleads guilty to Franklin Regional stabbing rampage

After more than three years of court appearance and hearings, Alex Hribal stood in court again Tuesday to plead guilty to a slashing and stabbing attack that injured 21 people at Franklin Regional Senior High School. More...

Halloween Events

Local Halloween observances include:  • Bolivar — Sunday, Oct. 29: Parade 2-4 p.m., Trick-or-Treating 4-6 p.m.  • Blairsville — Saturday, Oct. 28: Trick-or-Treating 2-4 p.m.; Monday, Oct. More...

No business at zoning meeting

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board conducted no business at its regular meeting Tuesday because of the lack of a court reporter.  The only item on the agenda was a hearing related to Daniel Archer’s request for a special exception to More...

General News

Scout leader charged with smashing 2 boys’ heads together

PINE GROVE, Pa. More...

Reminder to candidates about election policy

Candidates running in this November’s general election are reminded that they may submit information with a photo to the Bulletin before Oct. 25. Any information received after Oct. 25 will not be published. More...

Pittsburgh police seek stolen car that crashed into house

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police have been searching for a driver who crashed a car reported stolen into a house.  The American Red Cross is assisting one adult and three children left homeless by the crash about 2 a.m. More...

Sports

Swartzlander survives first-lap mishap to win at Dog Hollow

Smithley moves up in NASCAR Xfinity series points

For his first time at Dog Hollow Speedway, Brian Swartzlander came from last to win Modified Madness in the last race of 2017 at the facility.  Swartzlander, from Leechburg, picked up his second Big Block Modified feature of the season, but his More...

Petrof, Lynn lead LV girls to district soccer playoff win against Forest Hills

A booming punt by Ligonier Valley keeper Lexie Petrof changed the complexion of the Lady Rams’ playoff game against Forest Hills.  More...

Kessel helps Crosby’s Pens outlast McDavid’s Oilers in OT

PITTSBURGH — In the battle between the two best hockey players in the world, Edmonton Oilers’ captain Connor McDavid now has five points — two goals, three assists — in three head-to-head meetings with Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby. More...

Lifestyles

SVC graduate wins moot court competition at Dickinson Law School

Third-year law student Jordan Yatsko, a 2015 graduate of St. More...

Seminarians instituted into ministry of acolyte at St. Vincent Basilica

Six seminarians from the dioceses of Pittsburgh, Erie, Metuchen and St. Vincent Archabbey were instituted into the ministry of acolyte on Oct. 18, by the Most Rev. James Checchio, bishop of Metuchen at St. More...

California University Theatre continues fall season with ‘Harry’s...’

California University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Music and Theatre will present “Harry’s Hotter at Twilight,” a crazy mash-up parody of the “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” book and movie franchises,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. More...

Unity Twp. to use two sites to store equipment

The Unity Township Supervisors on Tuesday approved the lease of two temporary sites to store vehicles and equipment as officials continue to move forward following a Sept. 24 fire that destroyed the township’s public works garage.  More...

Latrobe council gets update on proposed Citizens Fiber agreement

Latrobe City Council could vote on approving an agreement with a Kecksburg-based company looking to bring high-speed internet, TV and phone service to customers in Latrobe via a fiber optic network as early as its next regular meeting.  More...

Fire marshals investigating blaze Tuesday at condemned Unity Twp. home

State police fire marshals are investigating the Tuesday morning fire that destroyed a condemned home at 632 Charles Houck Road in Unity Township.  Emergency officials initially reported on Tuesday morning that the fire was at 629 Charles Houck More...

Craft show to benefit ROTC trip to islands

Cadets in the Ligonier Valley Air Force Junior ROTC regularly participate in parades, competitions, field trips and flag raising ceremonies. More...

Local & State News

Acting Secretary of State: Pa. residents can request absentee ballots early

Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres encouraged Pennsylvanians to submit requests for municipal election absentee ballots before the deadline of Tuesday, Oct. 31.  More...

Pair of district judges unopposed for re-election

District judges Denise Snyder Thiel and Jason Buczak will retain their positions as both incumbents are running unopposed in the Nov. More...

Man receives reduced sentence for trafficking

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man formally sentenced to 12 years in prison for sex trafficking four teenage runaways from Ohio is now serving a reduced sentence with little explanation why.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports 42-year-o More...

World News

Analysis: Can the GOP survive the Trump presidency?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Can the traditional Republican Party survive the presidency of Donald Trump? That existential question, which has nagged at Republicans since Trump’s stunning election one year ago, flared up anew Tuesday with Arizona Sen. More...

GOPSen. Flake, vocal Trump critic, won’t seek re-election

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. More...

Remarkable public row between Trump, GOPSen. Corker

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a startling verbal assault on the president of his own party, Republican Sen. More...

Health

Trump readies new opioid plan, but some worry it won’t be enough

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s long-awaited declaration that the opioid epidemic is a national emergency finally arrives this week, but some advocates are worried that it won’t be backed with the money and commitment to More...

VA touts private health care for vets but cost issues linger

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin touted an overhaul plan Tuesday to give veterans even wider access to outside doctors than under its troubled Choice health care program, stressing ties with the private sector even whi More...

Regulators OK therapy for blood cancer

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Wednesday approved a second gene therapy for a blood cancer, a onetime, custom-made treatment for aggressive lymphoma in adults. The Food and Drug Administration allowed sales of the treatment from Kite Pharma. More...

Entertainment

O’Reilly apologizes to former Fox colleague

NEWYORK (AP) — Bill O’Reilly has apologized for saying the death of his former Fox News colleague’s son was related to sexual harassment allegations against the father.  More...

Billy Joel announces birth of daughter, Remy Anne

NEWYORK (AP) — The Piano Man is now a father of three.  Billy Joel says his third daughter, Remy Anne Joel, was born Sunday night at New York University hospital. She weighed in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigate threats near turnpike interchange   More...

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