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Derry council to vote on final spending plan

Derry Borough Council on Monday approved to advertise a proposed 2018 budget and an ordinance setting the tax rate, which calls for a 1-mill tax increase.  Property taxes in the borough have increased each of the past two years, from 26.5 mills More...

Former Mount Pleasant cop wants lower bail in multiple rape cases

Attorneys for the former Mount Pleasant Borough police officer set to stand trial in six separate cases in which he is accused of sexual assault and rape filed court documents seeking a reduction in his bail while he awaits trial.  More...

Photograph info clarified

The cutlines for photos that appeared on Pages 1 and 15 of the Monday, Dec. 11, edition of the Latrobe Bulletin incorrectly stated that the soldiers in the photos were members of the U.S. Army Reserve. They are members of the National Guard. More...

General News

Dangerous winds persist as wildfires roar in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The winds aren’t changing for Southern California’s wildfires yet. More...

Pentagon to allow transgenders to enlist in military

WASHINGTON (AP) - Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said Monday, as President Donald Trump’s ordered ban suffered another legal setback.  More...

Late-night host Kimmel holds son, pleads for health care

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel held his baby son as he returned to his late-night show after a week off for the boy’s heart surgery.  Kimmel was crying from the first moment of his monologue Monday night as he pleaded with Congress More...

Editorial

State’s new animal cruelty law has some teeth

Pet owners may want to familiarize themselves with the state’s new animal-abuse laws before frigid weather sets in. Libre’s law, which was approved this summer and signed into law by Gov. More...

GUEST EDITORIAL

Why did Congress write such an unpopular tax bill? Ask their corporate donors

The Senate has just passed one of the most unpopular bills in recent history, one that raises taxes on American families in order to pay for a permanent tax cut for corporations. More...

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Campus Corner

SVC distinguished alumnus named president, CEO of American Insurance Association

John J. Degnan, a 1966 graduate of St. Vincent College who earned a bachelor of arts degree in history and who was formerly New Jersey Attorney General, vice chairman and chief operating officer of The Chubb Corp. More...

Area woman chair of ASQ Pittsburgh

Teresa A. Whitacre of Latrobe (Derry Township) has been elected chair of American Society for Quality Pittsburgh www.asqpgh.org). Whitacre will serve a one-year term beginning Monday, Jan. 1. More...

Events of Area Interest

French Toast, Ham Breakfast Dec. 17   The Boosters of St. John the Evangelist Church will hold a French Toast and Ham Breakfast 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, in the parish hall, 306 St. John Drive, Latrobe.  More...

Latrobe council approves 2018 no-tax-hike $5.5M budget

Foundation provides $255K for street lighting project; council hires new secretary

Call it an early Christmas present: Latrobe City Council voted Monday night to adopt a balanced $5,558,874 budget for 2018 with no tax increase.  The millage rate will remain at 21.5 mills, with 21.3 mills going to the city and 0.2 mill going to More...

Free parking in downtown Latrobe

Latrobe City Manager Wayne Jones reported Monday that all downtown parking in Latrobe will be free from Wednesday, Dec. 13, to Dec. 31, as a gesture of goodwill for the season.   More...

Ligonier Valley School Board reviews Act 39 energy projects

After considering the age of much of the district’s equipment, the ability to achieve significant energy savings through the Guaranteed Energy Savings Act (Act 39), along with attractive funding options, the Ligonier Valley School Board will vote on More...

Ex-Baggaley PTO treasurer to stand trial for theft

The former treasurer of the Baggaley Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) accused of stealing nearly $50,000 from the group’s bank account left a court appearance Monday without reaching a plea agreement. More...

Norwin High School senior dies after crash

A Norwin High School senior died Saturday from injuries he suffered in a crash Friday night in North Huntingdon Township.  Logan Dyson, 18, of North Irwin, was a student at Norwin and at Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center in New S More...

Neighborhood hospital coming to Hempfield Twp.

Micro-businesses seem to be popping up all over the region. And now, Highmark Health and Allegheny Health Network are looking to bring that micro mentality to healthcare in the form of neighborhood hospitals. More...

Local & State News

Expert sees partisanship in Pennsylvania congressional maps

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Investment to improve recreation, community revitalization at 266 Pa. sites

Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced an investment of $44 million for 266 projects across Pennsylvania that will create new recreational opportunities, conserve natural resources and help revitalize local communities. More...

DA: Fatal shooting of trooper killing suspect was justified

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A district attorney ruled Monday that state police acted properly a year ago when they shot and killed a man they suspected of murdering a state trooper in a rural area of central Pennsylvania. More...

World News

Trump to pitch tax plan; Treasury offers rosy estimate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday will try to sell the American people on an unpopular Republican tax overhaul that his administration claims will generate about $1.8 trillion in new revenue — a figure that a top Democ More...

After NYC subway bombing, Trump slams ‘chain migration’

NEW YORK (AP) - A would-be suicide bomber’s rush-hour blast in the heart of the New York City subway system failed to cause the bloodshed he intended, authorities said, but it gave new fuel to President Donald Trump’s push to limit immigration. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  Americans should be outraged at the limited opportunities for public input regarding the proposed appeal of the Clean Power Plan (The Washington Post 11-28-2017 on triblive.com).  More...

Sports

Ligonier Valley swimmers compete against Altoona Area

Abby Turcheck and the Ligonier Valley girls swept the relay events during a recent home meet against Altoona Area.  Turcheck won two individual events and figured in on a pair of relay wins. More...

GL’s Butler named Patriot League Rookie of Week

Holy Cross freshman guard Austin Butler, a former Greater Latrobe High School standout, has been named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week for Dec. More...

GL to honor former wrestlers prior to home matches

Prior to three of Greater Latrobe’s four home matches this season, the wrestling program will honor past members of the team who have become successful in the business and professional ranks.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police searching for missing Salem Township man   More...

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