December 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Latrobe refuge bills to have new look

The City of Latrobe’s residential, commercial and industrial refuge bills will have a different look beginning in January.  Instead of the bill being folded and placed into a separate envelope, the city will be combining the envelope and b More...

School bus accident in Cook Twp.

A school bus carrying students was involved in a crash Tuesday morning on Bethel Church Road in Cook Township, according to a Westmoreland County 911 dispatcher, who said no injuries were reported.  Emergency crews were called to the intersectio More...

General News

Statue of Liberty lights dim this week

NEW YORK (AP) — Cue Bruce Springsteen’s “Darkness on the Edge of Town” — some of the lights are being switched off at the Statue of Liberty. More...

Malls beef up dining, entertainment options to boost traffic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shoppers braving the mall this holiday season may notice more that’s new than the day’s discounts. More...

The one that got away: Not the fish, but the $2.8M prize

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Phil Heasley caught the fish of his life, but the $2.8 million in tournament prize money got away.  Heasley reeled in a 6-foot (1.8 meter) white marlin last year off Maryland’s coast. More...

Editorial

State taxpayers aren’t getting money’s worth

When an employee of a company fails to perform his or her duties in the way necessary, misses timetables for work completion or hinders production by failing to cooperate with other employees, that worker faces disciplinary action or the prospect of More...

Tip revenue belongs to the workers

GUEST EDITORIAL

Distribution of tips is a major issue among restaurant workers but there is a consensus that should continue to be protected by wage laws — tips belong to workers rather than to the restaurant. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Sports

Trojans survive backyard wrestling matchup against Wildcats, 35-31

Derry Area’s wrestling team kept its record perfect at 8-0 by winning the majority of close bouts and a few key major decisions to topple visiting backyard rival Greater Latrobe, 35-31, in an exhibition match Monday.  Leading up to the mat More...

Wildcats use strong second half to rout Kiski Area

Greater Latrobe started to pull away in the second quarter of an exhibition Monday against Kiski Area. It was a full-on rout by the second half. Greater Latrobe downed visiting Kiski Area, 73-52, during a non-section game Monday. More...

Third-period surge allows Pine-Richland to pull away from IceCats

A third-period surge allowed Pine-Richland to pull away and hold off the visiting Greater Latrobe hockey team for a 6-5 victory during a PIHL Class AA game Monday at Baierl Ice Complex. More...

Entertainment

White House temporarily removes petition tool

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is temporarily removing a petition tool from its website after 11 months of silence, promising to respond to public concerns next year.  The Trump administration said the platform, used extensively by crit More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Two suffer minor injuries in Derry Township crash   More...

Commissioners hold line on taxes for 13th consecutive year

For the 13th straight year, Westmoreland County residents will not face a tax increase, and according to one commissioner, they won’t face one for at least another year. More...

Inmates, costs still on the rise at Westmoreland County prison

Despite ongoing efforts to control overpopulation at the Westmoreland County Prison, the number of inmates continues to climb, along with costs. Warden John Walton told the prison board Monday that the current population is 660. More...

Is it Frosty?

Yep, it was what’s left of a snowman, built on the vacant lot at the corner of Ligonier and Walnut streets near the Bulletin. But give the neighborhood youngsters credit. More...

More details released on Derry train crash

A Norfolk Southern train transporting shipping containers from Harrisburg to Chicago was unable to stop in time to avoid striking a vehicle stuck on the tracks Sunday night at a crossing on Hickory Avenue, the dividing line between Derry Borough and More...

Local & State News

20 honored by Carnegie Hero Fund Commission

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 76-year-old museum owner who pulled a semiconscious man from a burning car following a crash in rural Pennsylvania is one of 20 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism.  The Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero More...

Accused lawmaker to ‘step back’ from US House bid

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania state senator who is the subject of allegations published by The Philadelphia Inquirer that he behaved inappropriately toward female employees and campaign aides said Monday that he will “step back&rdquo More...

Governor vetoes bill to add abortion restrictions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

World News

GOP set to roll $1.5T final tax bill through House, Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Their long-sought political goal within grasp, Republicans in Congress are set to catapult sweeping $1.5 trillion tax legislation through the House, rolling over a dozen GOP defectors from high-tax states. More...

GOP senators: Sen. Corker did not add provision to tax bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are rallying to GOP Sen. More...

Train speeding 50 mph over limit before deadly derailment

DUPONT, Wash. (AP) - Federal officials confirmed an Amtrak train was hurtling 50 mph over the speed limit when it careened off an overpass south of Seattle, spilling cars onto the highway below and killing at least three people.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  More...

Letters to the editor policy

The Latrobe Bulletin welcomes letters to the editor and encourages readers to express their opinions.  More...

Lifestyles

Cooperstown Vets’ ‘Pink the Coop’ nets $10,044 for PA Breast Cancer Coalition

Members of the Cooperstown Veteran’s and Sportsman’s Association held its fifth annual fundraiser “Pink the Coop” on Oct. 21, resulting in a historic donation to benefit the PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) on Friday, Dec. More...

Penn State Extension offering online beekeeping course

UNIVERSITY PARK — Beginner and experienced beekeepers and those thinking about taking up backyard beekeeping can get the information they need to be successful from Beekeeping 101, an online beekeeping course offered by Penn State Extension. More...

Church news

St. Stephen Orthodox Christmas Holy Days   St. Stephen’s Orthodox Church, 1520 Susan Drive off Mission Road in Lawson Heights, Unity Township, will conduct the following services for the Christmas Holy Days:  Sunday, Dec. 24, 7 p.m. More...

Click here for digital edition
2017-12-19 digital edition