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General News

Vincent Nguini, guitarist for Paul Simon, dead at 65

NEW YORK (AP) — Vincent Nguini, a guitarist from Cameroon who worked with Paul Simon since the late 1980s, died last week in Brazil. More...

Serviceman injured in skydiving training

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Navy serviceman suffered minor injuries during skydiving training in Florida.  More...

Animal group: 111 cats removed from home in bad condition

GAHANNA, Ohio (AP) — An animal group has removed more than 100 cats from a central Ohio home where 55 other felines were found dead.  The Dispatch reports workers from Columbus Humane wore protective suits while removing 111 cats Wednesday More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Vote regionally for River of the Year

Politics seem inescapable and universally negative these days. But there’s an election currently underway that probably has escaped your notice and is entirely positive.  More...

Bulletin Board

Once again, the Greater Latrobe and Derry Area Fellowship of Christian Athlete clubs will sponsor “Take Down Hunger” for the Derry Area vs. Greater Latrobe wrestling match 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, in the Derry Area High School gym.  More...

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Lifestyles

Two volunteers recognized by WAVA

The Westmoreland Association of Volunteer Administrators (WAVA) announced its annual volunteer awardees for 2017. During a Holiday Luncheon at Ferrante’s Lakeview west of Greensburg on Dec. More...

Campus Corner

St. Vincent College wins Davey Award for its new web design

St. Vincent College has been awarded a silver Davey Award for its new web design because of its “seamless appearance, visual content and mobile adaptability.”  More...

IUP, Milton Hershey School sign formal partnership agreement

Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Milton Hershey School signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Dec. More...

Exhibit honoring veterans on display at historical society

Space at the Latrobe Area Historical Society’s headquarters in Latrobe has been transformed temporarily into an exhibit honoring local veterans.  Historical society members Bob Senger and Bruce Shirey, both of Unity Township, proposed the More...

Parents, community get peek at STEM projects from after-school program

While many students head home at the end of the school day, a group of Derry Area School District students — and teachers — stay at school an extra three hours to participate in a new after-school program to work on STEM projects, math, science and l More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, DEC. 18   10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, prison  1 p.m., Westmoreland County Commissioners, courthouse  TUESDAY, DEC. More...

Letters to Santa deadline this Monday

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...

St. Emma train layout running again today

The Sisters of St. Benedict of St. Emma Monastery have rescheduled another viewing of the Bethlehem Express train layout for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Dec. More...

World News

Border arrests surge, erasing much of Trump’s early gains

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The U.S. More...

Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line

WASHINGTON (AP) - After weeks of quarrels, qualms and then eleventh-hour horse-trading, Republicans revealed the details of their huge national tax rewrite late Friday - along with announcements of support that all but guarantee approval to give Pres More...

DA not filing charges over alleged assault at KU men’s dorm

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Sexual assault charges won’t be filed over a report that a 16-year-old girl was raped in December 2016 in the dorm that houses the Kansas men’s basketball team, the local prosecutor announced Friday.  More...

Sports

Trojans open section slate with rout of Yough

Just three games into the season, Derry Area’s boys’ basketball team is far from a finished product.  Then again, that’s often the case when your starting lineup is comprised mostly of underclassmen.  “We’re s More...

Defense, rebounding, free-throw shooting suffer as WH outlasts ’Cats

Maybe Friday’s loss against Woodland Hills wasn’t such a bad thing for the Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team.  More...

Mount Union wins Division III championship

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Entertainment

Movie review: Children’s book ‘Ferdinand’ jumps to screen nicely

This holiday season, there's all manner of conflict at your local movie theater — Jedis battling in the stars, Winston Churchill warring in Europe and Olympic athletes dueling on ice. More...

Movie review: Spielberg, Streep and Hanks deliver in ‘The Post’

"The Post " is kind of like the Yankees of movies. A Steven Spielberg directed film about the Pentagon Papers starring Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and a murderer's row of all your favorite television character actors (Jesse Plemons! Bob Odenkirk! More...

Essence magazine to honor Missy Elliott at pre-Grammy event

NEW YORK (AP) — Essence magazine will honor Missy Elliott at a pre-Grammy Award event next year.  Essence says Thursday that Elliott, a hitmaking rapper, singer, producer and songwriter, will be honored at the magazine’s annual &ldqu More...

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