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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...

General News

Trees, lights, holiday magic: Christmas events and displays

NEW YORK (AP) — Destinations around the U.S. are dressing up for Christmas with trees, lights and holiday magic. Here’s a look at a few events, displays and other attractions. NEW YORK CITY More...

Ethics panels want records on settled harassment claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ethics committees from the House and Senate requested records on Friday detailing taxpayer-financed payments made over the years to settle claims of sexual harassment, discrimination and other prohibited behavior by members of Congr More...

Ford recalls pickups, SUVs

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling more than 202,000 pickup trucks and SUVs in North America because front seat cushions can come loose and fail to properly hold people in a crash. More...

Sports

SVC men take down Waynesburg in PAC play

The St. Vincent College men’s basketball team led by 23 at the half en route to a 69- 52 victory over visiting Waynesburg in Presidents’ Athletic Conference play Saturday. More...

Four Bearcats in double figures as SVC women beat Waynesburg

Four Bearcats scored in double figures as St. Vincent College defeated visiting Waynesburg, 79-65, in Saturday’s Presidents’ Athletic Conference women’s basketball game.  More...

Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin help Penguins sink slumping Sabres

PITTSBURGH — The two-time defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins are starting to build momentum after an uneven start to the season. That hasn’t been the case for the Buffalo Sabres, who were nearly shut out for a fourth straight game. More...

Lifestyles

Musical celebration at St. Vincent Basilica to benefit GGC scholarship

Greensburg Garden Center, a nonprofit, educational organization, invites the public to “a musical extravaganza” 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at St. Vincent Basilica, Unity Township.  More...

‘...Night Before Christmas’ cast readies for Dec. 8-9 run

Greensburg Civic Theatre’s Greasepaint Players present Ken Ludwig’s holiday play “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” Dec. 8 and 9 at Greensburg Garden and Civic Center, 951 Old Salem Road.  More...

Ice baths and M&Ms: Secrets of Rockettes revealed

NEWYORK (AP) — One of the biggest draws in New York this time of year is the “Christmas Spectacular” featuring the iconic Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. Everyone knows about their high kicks but do you know how many calories each burns? More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Derry man charged after alleged Burrell Twp. attack, robbery   More...

Holly Jolly Christmas time in Latrobe

As part of the Holly Jolly Christmas in Latrobe promotion this past Saturday, the Latrobe Art Center (above photo) was decorated for Christmas with many gift options available like the pottery at F.D More...

Pennsylvania case takes new approach to redistricting rules

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Judges have been asked repeatedly to decide whether the lawmakers in charge of drawing congressional district lines have gone too far to favor their parties. More...

PBS Kids viewing party at Adams library Dec. 6

Adams Memorial Library, 1112 Ligonier St., Latrobe, will host a PBS Kids Holiday Viewing Party at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6.  More...

Local & State News

Toys for Tots 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...

Man charged after truck carrying liquid oxygen overturns

GLEN ROCK, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police have charged a Maryland man with a traffic violation after a tractor-trailer carrying liquid oxygen he was driving spilled over on an interstate. More...

Lane restriction to begin on Route 982 in Derry, Unity

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will limit traffic to one lane on Route 982 between Route 30 and Industrial Boulevard in Unity/Derry townships starting later this week.  Work is expected to begin Wednesday, Dec. More...

World News

Army probes criticism of Green Beret training

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army says it’s investigating an anonymous email that accused service leaders of “moral cowardice” for ditching training standards and allowing undeserving soldiers to become elite Green Berets.  More...

Trump suggests openness to negotiations on GOP tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump suggested Saturday he may be willing to negotiate changes to a significant portion of the tax overhaul, the corporate tax rate, injecting an element of uncertainty into the tax plan only hours after it cleared More...

High court betting case pits states against sports leagues

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) - With its spacious bar and banks of TVs tuned to all-sports stations, the lounge at New Jersey’s Monmouth Park Racetrack is a sports gamblers’ paradise-in-waiting. More...

Health

‘Take all their excuses away’: Hard cases in heroin fight

CHICAGO (AP) — The van was coming for Richard Rivera, but it was taking a long time. He waited inside the entrance of Saint Anthony Hospital where he had spent the past three days getting off heroin. More...

Sex cases put spotlight on sex addiction, but is it real?

Is sex addiction a true addiction, a crime, or a made-up condition used by misbehaving VIPs to deflect blame or repair tarnished images?  More...

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

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...

Entertainment

‘Coco’ tops box office for second straight week with $26.1 million

NEW YORK (AP) — In a sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend at the box office, Pixar’s “Coco” remained the top film for the second straight week while a number of Oscar contenders packed theaters in specialty release. More...

2017 Kennedy Center Honors recognize artists, bypass drama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kennedy Center Honors winner Norman Lear had threatened to boycott the awards event in protest of being involved with President Donald Trump. But Trump announced he and the first lady would not attend.  More...

LA Critics name ‘Call Me By Your Name’ best film of 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Film Critics Association has voted “Call Me By Your Name” the best film of the year, bestowing a total of three awards on Luca Guadagnino’s erotic coming-ofage tale. More...

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