December 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

SVC education department to host ‘Wraps for Kids’

The St. Vincent College Education Department will be conducting a community service effort, “SVC Wraps for Kids” this December in collaboration with the Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau and Children First Fund. More...

General News

Bags of decapitated birds found

LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — Bags of decapitated birds have been found in New Jersey. The Asbury Park Press reports Little Egg Harbor police found bags of mutilated birds twice in just a few days.  More...

Researchers use advanced technology to study child mummy

LEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Researchers from Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago are using advanced technology to unwrap the mysteries of an 1,800-year-old mummy.  More...

Vermont city thanks French city for sending misspelled jerseys

MONTPELIER, Vt. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

This is our season for preparation

On the Christian calendar, Advent and Christmas are different. They're two consecutive seasons of the Christian year.  Christmastide, of course, celebrates the arrival of Emmanuel - God With Us - who came in the form of the Christ Child. More...

Bulletin Board

Greater Latrobe Ministerial Association and local churches are sponsoring the Community Christmas Dinner on Monday, Dec. 25, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 306 St. John Drive, Latrobe.  Doors open at noon. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

St. Vincent College Gilbert and Sullivan Players’ ‘...Tom Cobb’ continuing through Sunday

St. Vincent College Gilbert and Sullivan Players’ play “The Life and Death and Life of Tom Cobb” opened 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, and will continue 8 p.m. today, Dec. 2, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, in the Robert S. More...

Rebooted

‘Big Wheel Keep on Rolling’

When I resolved to climb Kilimanjaro last year, and evolved this column into “Rebooted,” I figured that the time had come to up my game. More...

Area Church News

St. James, Youngstown  Christmas concert Dec. 10   A Bluegrass Christmas Concert featuring “The Riverside Players,” will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4329 Route 982, Youngstown.  More...

Someday you get the bear and . . .

Yep, it’s the ‘Latrobe bear’

What goes around comes around.  And in the case of a black bear that frequented the Latrobe-Cooperstown-Terney Plan area, that old adage maybe was about to come true.  More...

Letters to Santa being accepted until Dec. 18

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...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, DEC. 4   6 p.m, Derry Area School Board, reorganization meeting and regular meeting, audion  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, work session, Derry Station  TUESDAY, DEC. More...

Handling of woman’s complaints before killing to get review

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police will review how authorities handled complaints by a 21-year-old woman in the days and weeks before she and her mother were fatally shot by her ex-boyfriend, a prosecutor Friday.  More...

Penn State still fighting 2 Sandusky abuse claim lawsuits

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Flynn pleads guilty, is cooperating in Trump-Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michael Flynn, the retired general who vigorously campaigned at Donald Trump’s side and then served as his first national security adviser, pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about reaching out to the Russians on Trump& More...

GOP nears Senate OK of tax bill after flurry of final deals

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans used a burst of eleventh-hour horse-trading Friday to edge a $1.4 trillion tax bill to the brink of Senate passage, as a party starved all year for a major legislative triumph took a giant step toward giving President Do More...

First baby from a uterus transplant in the US born in Dallas

(AP) — The first birth as a result of a womb transplant in the United States has occurred in Texas, a milestone for the U.S. More...

Sports

Large turnout for ‘Hoopers for Troopers’ memorial foundation benefit event at GL

The late Michael P. Stewart III and Kenton Iwaniec, two state troopers with area ties, were honored by the Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball program to kick off the team’s season.  More...

On historic run, Steelers’ Brown MVP candidate

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Darrius Heyward-Bey wants to get something out of the way about the latest addition to Antonio Brown’s rapidly expanding highlight reel. It wasn’t a toe tap. It was a toe drag.  More...

Mississippi gets two-year bowl ban, loss of scholarships, other penalties in NCAA case

Mississippi’s football program won’t participate in the postseason this year or in 2018 as part of the NCAA’s sanctions levied against the school in the long-running rules violation case that included a charge of lack of institution More...

Entertainment

‘Coco’ draws Latino audiences, others with theme of family

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The day before Thanksgiving, a predominantly Latino audience packed an Albuquerque theater on Route 66 to catch the U.S. More...

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