November 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Letters to Santa being accepted

Hey kids, does Santa know if you’ve been naughty or nice?  Well, don’t take a chance that he will have the wrong information about you this Christmas season. Write a letter to Santa and submit it to the Bulletin!  More...

Wolford lone Latrobe mayoral candidate on ballot

Barring a strong write-in campaign, incumbent Latrobe Mayor Rosie Moff Wolford is practically guaranteed to retain her post for another four years as she is the only candidate who will appear on the ballot in mayoral race for the City of Latrobe in t More...

General News

‘Come on, get on!’ teen surfer yells to struggling man

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — When a 13-year-old surfer saw a man struggling in the treacherous currents off the Florida coast, he paddled over and pushed his surfboard at him.  More...

Pastor apologizes for sign criticizing welfare recipients

BUFFALO, S.C. More...

Group rescues deer with head stuck in plastic pumpkin bucket

CINCINNATI (AP) — A deer that got its head trapped in an orange plastic pumpkin bucket is free after residents in suburban Cincinnati spent the weekend tracking it.  WCPO-TV reports the Anderson Township Family Pet Center got calls over fo More...

Sports

DA, LV ousted from district girls’ volleyball playoffs

Lady Rams fall in straight sets to Bald Eagle

WINGATE — The Bald Eagle Area girls’ volleyball team was shocked by a quarterfinal exit last season, spoiling an undefeated regular season and top seeding for the District 6 tournament.  The host Lady Eagles made sure Ligonier Valley More...

Lady Trojans lose to No. 2 seed Beaver Area

Early struggles against the No. 2-seeded team in the WPIAL Class AA playoffs contributed to a postseason defeat for the Derry Area girls’ volleyball team.  More...

Fumbles still holding back Michigan State with Penn State looming

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio shook his head slightly when asked about his team’s fumbling — one of the few significant disappointments in an encouraging season in East Lansing.  More...

Lifestyles

Events of Area Interest

VFW Post 734 to honor vets Fort Ligonier VFW Post 734 will be honoring veterans who are regular members of the post with a turkey dinner at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12. Reservations are required. More...

Fall and Holiday Craft Show Nov. 5

Charles Tomobchik, Gregory Brooks, Laurie Wiser, Jim Wiser, Dalis Dowling and Gerard Demyan are getting ready for the St. More...

St. Vincent to present former Holy See Ambassador Nov. 15

St. Vincent College Center for Political and Economic Thought of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will present a lecture by former ambassador to the Holy See, Dr. Francis Campbell, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. More...

Participants share 21st Afternoon of Reflection

Thanks to the generosity of the participants of the 21st Afternoon of Reflection held Sunday at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Hempfield Township, 18 flocks of chickens will be purchased to enrich the diets of people in Third World nations. More...

‘We are at War’program to raise awareness of county’s drug epidemic

With Westmoreland County experiencing drug overdose deaths at record rates in recent years, bringing awareness to the crisis is imperative.  More...

Toys forTots donations accepted at Bulletin office

The Latrobe Bulletin is again participating in the Toys for Tots campaign sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps League.  Bring new, unwrapped toys before Dec. 15, to the business office, which is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. More...

Latrobe council race likely to be tightly contested

It's likely to be a close race between the three Democrats and one Republican who are vying for three open seats on Latrobe City Council in the Nov. More...

Local & State News

Gov. Wolf criticizes GOP targeting state, local tax deductions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf criticized a Republican tax-cutting package in Congress, saying Tuesday that it would amount to a tax increase on middle-class Pennsylvanians by ending a state and local tax deduction. More...

Pennsylvania extreasurer sentenced for lying about payments

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Greensburg Turkey Trot set Nov. 23

Earn your right to gobble up Thanksgiving dinner by running or walking in the 26th Annual Greensburg Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. More...

World News

GOP tax writers delay rollout as Trump sets rapid timetable

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans struggled to complete work on a sweeping tax proposal, delaying its public release by a day as President Donald Trump set an ambitious, by-Christmas timetable for passage of the legislation. More...

Ex-Trump adviser’s guilty plea poised to rattle White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump dismissed George Papadopoulos on Tuesday as a “liar” and a mere campaign volunteer, but newly unsealed court papers outline the former adviser’s frequent contacts with senior officials and wi More...

Bill shielding Mueller from Trump unlikely soon in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell exhibited no interest Tuesday in considering legislation shielding the special counsel from Donald Trump, even as Republicans warn the president against interfering with Robert Mueller’s More...

Health

Caramel apples stored at room temperature can pose risk

It’s the time of the year when grocery store shelves are overflowing with Halloween goodies, but there is one treat that consumers should be wary of, according to a food scientist in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.  More...

Open enrollment period for health insurance begins today

Acting Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman recently announced the launch of a media campaign to help Pennsylvanians understand the individual market health insurance options during the open enrollment period, running Nov. 1 through Dec. 15. More...

Doctors: Global warming is taking a toll on people’s health

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is hurting people’s health a bit more than previously thought, but there’s hope that the Earth — and populations — can heal if the planet kicks its coal habit, a group of doctors and othe More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Blairsville man charged in attempted gun purchase  State police at Indiana report a 40-year-old Blairsville man was charged after allegedly filling out a federal form with false information when unsuccessfully attempting to buy a firearm from Ni More...

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