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Balloon-headed

Seven-year-old Drew Blossey of Latrobe showed off his Rudolph balloon hat at the Latrobe Art Center during this past Saturday’s Holly Jolly Christmas promotion and town-wide celebration.   More...

Lawyer: ‘Voter-proof’ state congressional map favors the GOP

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer for a group of Democratic voters in Pennsylvania told a federal court Monday that it should throw out the state’s congressional district map favoring Republican candidates because it was created to be “voter-proof.” More...

General News

Body-cam shows officer saving life of newborn baby

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah police are crediting an officer with saving the life of a choking newborn baby by racing to her apartment and then using chest compressions to restart the infant’s breathing. More...

After the lights dim, Rockefeller Christmas trees still give

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Old Rockefeller Center Christmas trees never really die, they just get built into the wall frames and floor supports of affordable homes.  More...

Billy Bush says Trump ‘Access Hollywood’ tape is real

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Bush said it was indeed Donald Trump’s voice captured on a 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape talking about fame enabling him to grope and try to have sex with women. More...

Editorial

Selective reactions to US mass attacks

Over the past month and a half, the United States has endured three heinous mass-casualty attacks. More...

Flood insurance program needs to be updated

Hurricane season ends on Thursday, and we say good riddance. More...

Nation needs Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Open a bank account using a stolen identity and you might find yourself behind bars.  Open millions of accounts using stolen identities, and you might be the world’s second largest bank.  Between 2009 and 2016, Wells Fargo created an More...

Lifestyles

Dry Ridge Garden Club completes wreath projects

Nancy Vrable of Greensburg shows the burlap wreath she created at the Nov. 30 meeting of Dry Ridge Garden Club. More...

PSE’s food safety training Dec. 11, 18

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, licensed food establishments now must employ one supervisory employee that has successfully completed a food safety training class. More...

Events of Area Interest

Roast Beef Dinner Dec. 10   The Church of God, 4017 First Ave., Youngstown, will host its next Roast Beef Dinner 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at the church.  More...

Entertainment

Astronauts make, fling, float, eat pizzas on space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first-ever pizza party in space is getting sky-high reviews.  Astronauts at the International Space Station posted pictures over the weekend of their small, made-from-scratch pizza pies. More...

Family agrees $2M settlement in teen’s dental surgery death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of a Minneapolis-area teen who died during surgery to remove her wisdom teeth has reached a $2 million settlement with the oral surgeon who performed the procedure. More...

Police: Man stole Holocaust memorial, gave it to friend

MILTON, Mass. More...

Derry council eyes 1-mill tax hike to balance 2018 budget

Derry Borough Council will need to close a roughly $14,000 shortfall in its 2018 general fund budget by its Dec. 11 regular meeting, and a 1-mill increase in the real estate tax rate appears inevitable.  More...

Derry Area School Board reorganizes, retains same leadership

The Derry Area School Board reorganized for 2018 on Monday, tabbing David Krinock as board president and Mark Maloy as vice president for a second straight year. More...

Latrobe police nab man wanted on multiple escape complaints

Latrobe police on Saturday apprehended a 19-year-old man who was wanted for three escapes since September.  Cory Lee Jording, 19, who has no current address but has lived in the Latrobe area, was arrested and is being held in Westmoreland County 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

‘Master Gardener Manual’ a perfect holiday gift for home gardeners

There’s a new last-minute gift option available for home gardeners this year. More...

Abortion limits advance in state House in party line vote

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Two women chain selves to building to protest Senate tax bill

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two women chained themselves to the doors of a downtown Pittsburgh building that houses U.S. Sen. More...

World News

Trump heartily endorses Moore as GOP comes to grips with him

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump gave embattled GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore a vigorous formal endorsement Monday, looking past allegations of sexual misconduct with Alabama teenagers as Republican leaders in Washington, once appalled by Mo More...

Trump takes rare step to reduce 2 national monuments in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - President Donald Trump on Monday took the rare step of scaling back two sprawling national monuments in Utah, declaring that “public lands will once again be for public use” in a move cheered by Republican leaders wh More...

A protest in Trump Country brings home nation’s race divides

ROWLAND, N.C. (AP) - They put down their pompoms and lined up along the football field behind their tiny high school in their tiny town. Their classmates marched the American flag onto the field. More...

Sports

Momentum on side of Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team

Momentum appears to be on the side of the Greater Latrobe High School girls basketball team heading into the 2017- 2018 season that starts Friday night in the Indiana Tip-Off Tournament.  More...

Steelers LB Ryan Shazier taken to hospital with back injury

CINCINNATI (AP) — Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier suffered a back injury during Pittsburgh’s 23-20 win over the Bengals on Monday night and remained hospitalized in Cincinnati overnight for evaluation.  More...

Bengals can’t hold 17-point lead, collapse against Steelers again

CINCINNATI (AP) — A large banner in the upper deck at Paul Brown Stadium read: “Opportunity Knocks Yet Again.” Unbelievably, the Bengals wasted it again. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

One injured in Youngstown Ridge Road crash   More...

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