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UTMAOKs moving forward with $280K project

The Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) board on Wednesday authorized authority engineer Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering Inc. to proceed with the design of a new headworks bar screen.  More...

PennDOT driver license, photo centers closed for holiday

All Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) driver license and photo centers, including the fullservice center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Dec. More...

General News

SpaceX unveils new Falcon Heavy rocket before January launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX unveiled its new Falcon Heavy rocket on Wednesday, a month before its first launch. Photos posted by SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk show the new rocket inside its Florida hangar. More...

Man gets 45 years for girlfriend’s bubble wrap suffocation

BEAUFORT, S.C. More...

What to expect for your personal finances in 2018

No one wants to be caught off-guard when it comes to their finances. So The Associated Press asked several experts to share their opinion on what will happen with some key issues in 2018 that will directly impact your personal financial well-being. More...

Editorial

Season’s joy

Off The Wall

A little over a month ago, I received a piece of mail that stated on the envelope, “Ring in the Season with Heartwarming Fiction That Will Fill You With Christmas Joy!” One can only imagine what ran through my mind at that very instant, a More...

Political Cartoon

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Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  The 30th Anniversary Light-Up Night program that took place at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. More...

Lifestyles

Pennsylvania Farm Show Jan. 6-13 will have a Penn State flavor

Those interested in home gardening, preserving their own food and protecting water quality in their region will have an opportunity to learn more about these topics by visiting the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences exhibit at the Pennsylvan More...

Ann E. Jakubek, Cameron Stumme

Ann Elizabeth Jakubek of Latrobe and Cameron Scott Stumme of North Huntingdon Township pledged vows of marriage Oct. 7, 2017, in St. Stephen’s Orthodox Church, Unity Township.  Their parents are Dr. and Mrs. More...

Gift of some mind-blowing cheeses a click away

Gift-giving is supposed to be fun, but if you’re an adult, by now you’ve learned that choosing gifts is one of the more stress-inducing aspects of the holiday. More...

Westmoreland Cleanways electronics collections to return at new center

Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling’s electronics collection program will resume early next year at a new Recycling Center in Unity Township.  The existing recycling center, located at 113 Innovative Lane near Beatty Crossroads, will rema More...

DTMA seeking grant to fund sewer repair work

The Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) board on Wednesday authorized authority engineer Gibson-Thomas Engineering Co. Inc. to apply for a state grant aimed at sewer repair work.  More...

LMAto implement new water rates, sewage debt service fee on February bills

Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) customers will see new rates and charges on their water bills and a new debt service fee on their sewage bills starting in February, according to LMA Manager Terri Hauser.  More...

Local & State News

Lawmaker says he won’t quit over payout for ex-aide’s claim

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Pennsylvania moves past Illinois to No. 5 in census estimate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is No. 5.  U.S. Census estimates released Wednesday showed Pennsylvania rose a notch to become the fifth-most populous state, passing a shrinking Illinois by about 3,500 people.  More...

Prosecutors can try to reinstate charges in ’15 Amtrak wreck

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The fight to reinstate criminal charges against the engineer in a deadly 2015 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia will carry over into next year.  More...

World News

Lawmakers hoping to approve a must-pass spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers hope to approve a mustpass spending bill on Thursday as the clock ticks toward potential government shutdown this weekend. More...

Myanmar army massacred dozens of Rohingya, survivors say

UKHIA, Bangladesh (AP) - For six hours he hid in an upstairs room, listening to the crackle of gunfire and the screams of people being slaughtered outside his Myanmar home.  More...

SUV rams into pedestrians in Melbourne; Victorian premier confirms 19 injured

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police said there is no evidence of a terrorist link to a car ramming attack Thursday in central Melbourne that left 19 people injured. More...

Sports

Defense, clutch free-throw shooting down stretch key Wildcats’ section win over Penn-Trafford

HARRISON CITY — One thing Greater Latrobe has shown early on is the ability to score, despite losing most of its offense from last season.  However, the Wildcats have also been giving up some points.  But that — the latter part, More...

LV’s Patrick breaks school wrestling mark for career wins

Looking to add first state title to list of accomplishments during senior season

BY KEVIN LIBERONI  For the Bulletin   More...

LV’s Daugherty, Tutino named to Pa. Football Writers All-State team

Ligonier Valley senior Jackson Daugherty and junior Aaron Tutino led the Rams to another historymaking football season.  Daugherty and Tutino were rewarded for their efforts, as they were both selected to the Class AA Pennsylvania Football Write More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigating threatened “hit” at Adelphoi facility  State police at Greensburg report troopers are investigating after receiving a report at 1:21 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. More...

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