November 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Public, commissioners question decision to remove county K-9 from handler

Several months ago, the county’s narcotic detection K-9 was removed by the county sheriff from its handler due to a “personnel issue,” but that decision is not sitting well with the public or the county commissioners. More...

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...

General News

Ligonier Twp. fire department funding clarified

An article about the Ligonier Township supervisors’ Nov. 14 meeting that appeared on Pages 1 and 3 of the Wednesday, Nov. More...

FCC relaxes limits on owning newspapers, TV stations

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators have weakened rules meant to support independent local media. More...

Selective outrage: Trump criticizes Franken, silent on Moore

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is displaying selective outrage over allegations of sexual harassment against prominent men in politics, as his own tortured past lingers over his response.  More...

Sports

Rams, Bishop McCort to square off again for District 6-AA football championship

Aside from earning some long-awaited hardware — the program’s first District 6 football championship trophy — Ligonier Valley’s playoff run a year ago was more about the journey than any particular moment. More...

Roethlisberger, Steelers make statement in primetime rout of Titans, 40-17

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had something to say to the team at halftime. After Roethlisberger spoke up in the locker room, he made a bigger statement in the second half. More...

Astros’ Altuve wins AL MVP; Marlins’ Stanton earns NL honor

NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros have grown together, enduring an arduous rebuild and coming out the other side among baseball’s best. These days, nobody is standing taller. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Pitt Dance Ensemble readies ‘Frosty Footsteps’

Carley Colello, a graduate of Hempfield Area High School, will help produce the University of Pittsburgh Dance Ensemble production of “Frosty Footsteps” on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.  More...

St. Vincent College Bearcat Light Brigade spreads holiday cheer in time for Founders’ Day

Members of the St. Vincent College Student Government Association once again took charge of decorating the college campus with Christmas lights for the upcoming Founders’ Day celebration.  More...

Church news

Community Thanksgiving Service Nov. 19   The Greater Latrobe Ministerial Association will present “A Festival of Praise” 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, in Latrobe United Methodist Church, 440 Main St.  More...

Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation continues work on 2018 budget

As the Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation board prepares its final budget for next year, board members on Thursday said the organization will end up “in the black” in 2017.  More...

Preliminary county budget doesn’t include tax increase

The Westmoreland County commissioners unveiled a preliminary budget Thursday, which does not include an increase in county property taxes. More...

Benefit concert for LV student Jesse Reed Saturday

Friends and family of Jesse Reed, 17, a Ligonier Valley High School student and member of the baseball team who also attends Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC), will hold a country-themed benefit concert, “Scuff It Up... More...

Local & State News

Police still seeking fourth Youngwood murder suspect

State police at Greensburg are seeking information on the whereabouts of Chris “CJ” David, 40, of Youngwood, who remained at-large after police arrested three others in connection with the alleged murder of Matthew Genard, 40, at a Youngw More...

20 injured in fire at Pennsylvania senior living community

WEST CHESTER, Pa. More...

Ex-Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge hospitalized in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge was in critical condition Thursday after undergoing an emergency heart procedure at a hospital in Austin.  More...

World News

Iraqi forces retake the country’s last IS-held town

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi forces backed by the U.S.-led coalition retook on Friday the last town in the country that was held by the Islamic State group, more than three years after the militants stormed nearly a third of Iraqi territory, the Defense Mini More...

Moore targets female accusers as critics decry intimidation

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. More...

Mugabe makes 1st public appearance amid talks on departure

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe made his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest this week, attending a graduation ceremony to applause, even as the military announced “significant More...

Education

Derry FFA Evening in the Garden

On Thursday Sept. 21, Derry Future FFA held its annual Evening in the Garden. More...

LVMS students visit Johnstown Welding and Fabrication Industries

On Oct. 26 and 27, Ligonier Valley Middle School eighth-grade students attended a career exploration event at the Johnstown Welding and Fabrication (JWF) Industries facilities.  More...

DAHS students in county chorus

Derry Area High School vocal students Kiersten Stauffer, Lucas Snyder, TJ DiSabato, Jaccob Burkholder, Kendra Keffer and Cloe Cotto of Melody Vigo’s class are participating in Westmoreland County Senior High Chorus, Nov. More...

Entertainment

Comcast talking to Fox about deal, source says

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is in discussions with 21st Century Fox about buying its movie studio, some cable channels and its international arms, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. More...

Steve Harvey to ring in 2018 with a Fox telecast

NEW YORK (AP) — Move over ABC, CNN and all the other networks planning to ring in the New Year. This year Steve Harvey will be hosting his own brand of New Year’s revelry on Fox.  More...

In only 4 days, Taylor Swift sells the most albums of 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — In just four days, Taylor Swift’s new album has sold more traditional albums than any other release this year. Billboard reports the album, “reputation,” sold 1.05 million copies in the first four days after its Nov. 10 release. More...

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