December 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Area hit with season’s first significant snowfall

Mother Nature left her first substantial wintertime mark on the region Wednesday night, dumping several inches of snow and leading to numerous school closures and delays.  The snow began early Wednesday evening and continued through this morning More...

Lions caroling

Mary Ellen Miller visits with Ron Finley as Derry Lions Club members went Christmas caroling through Loyalhanna Care Center on Dec. 10. More...

General News

Republican higher ed bill clears first hurdle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican legislation making its way through Congress goes after a number of key student loan subsidies and deductions, and critics say it could make college less affordable for millions of Americans.  More...

Iowa district apologizes to student in cancer recovery

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A school district in southeast Iowa has apologized after disciplining a student for dress-code violations when she covered her head after losing her hair during cancer treatments.  More...

Ex-NHL star’s wife: Trump made advance on me in elevator

NEW YORK (AP) — The wife of Hall of Fame hockey player Luc Robitaille has tweeted about an advance she says Donald Trump made on her more than two decades ago in an elevator at Madison Square Garden.  More...

Editorial

Many gifts

Off The Wall

I was talking to a priest recently who reminded me that gifts come in various packages. I can imagine everyone reading this column will not dispute that statement. More...

Political Cartoon

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Letters to the Editor

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Lifestyles

SVC professor co-authors research paper for American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Dr. Thomas W. Cline, professor of marketing and statistics and a consumer psychologist at St. Vincent College’s Alex G.  More...

Gov. Wolf announces Veterans’ Trust Fund grant opportunities

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced that the 2017-18 Veterans’Trust Fund (VTF) is accepting grant applications for programs and services benefiting Pennsylvania veterans.  More...

ICTC: Free training introduces students to the manufacturing field; classes begin Jan. 15

The Indiana County Technology Center, 441 Hamill Road, Indiana, is once again offering free Basic Manufacturing Skills Training, with classes beginning Jan. More...

New USPS stamp honors Fred Rogers

Latrobe native and children’s television icon Fred Rogers will be featured as one of the United States Postal Service’s new Forever stamp designs for 2018.  Rogers’ educational television series “Mister Rogers’ Neig More...

Toys forTots 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...

Latrobe police probing North Side daytime burglaries

The Latrobe Police Department has been investigating several daytime burglaries in the North Side neighborhood of Latrobe over the past month, according to information released by the department.  Police chief James Bumar reported the suspects a More...

New Alex council OKs final budget

New Alexandria Borough Council on Wednesday approved a final 2018 budget with no tax increase for property owners. Council president the Rev. Wayne A. More...

SVC prof gives report on opioid crisis to state judiciary committee

Dr. Eric Kocian, assistant professor of criminology, law and society at St. More...

Local & State News

Alabama Democrats have GOP’s Sen. Shelby to thank for win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Credit six-term Republican Sen. Richard Shelby for Democrat Doug Jones’ shocking win in Alabama, senators from both parties said.  More...

DHS secretary: Border wall would help ease ‘national crisis’

HIDALGO, Texas (AP) — The new head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security says she hopes construction on a border wall will begin soon.  More...

Letters to Santa being accepted until Dec. 18

Hey kids, does Santa know if you’ve been naughty or nice?  More...

World News

Fed rate increase is 3rd this year; foresees 3 more in 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the third time this year and foresees three additional hikes in 2018, a vote of confidence that the U.S. More...

Bannon, undeterred, under siege from GOP after Alabama loss

NEW YORK (AP) - Former White House strategist Steve Bannon is catching blame from fellow Republicans for coughing up a safe Senate seat in deep-red Alabama and foisting damaging political advice on President Donald Trump. More...

As ‘net neutrality’ vote nears, some brace for a long fight

NEW YORK (AP) - As the federal government prepares to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet, advocates of the regulations are bracing for a long fight. More...

Sports

Wildcats end section wrestling win drought in defeating shorthanded Penn-Trafford

Bulletin Sports Editor  When Penn-Trafford showed up with only eight wrestlers for Wednesday WPIAL Class AAA Section 1- B season-opening match at Greater Latrobe, second-year head coach Mike Ciotti had mixed emotions.  More...

Trojans open section with easy mat win over Yough

DA’s Broadway collects 100th career victory

The evening started out on a great note — literally — for Derry Area’s wrestling team as the home crowd sang the National Anthem when no singer was available. And they did a spectacular job, to say the least.  More...

No. 5: Daytona 500

Wreck-filled Daytona 500 ended with surprise winner

This is the first of a series highlighting the five best races of the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series, starting with No. 5. K urt Busch was well under the radar during  2017 Speedweeks.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigate alleged Burrell Township burglary   More...

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