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Bulletin offices closed Monday

The Latrobe Bulletin offices at 1211 Ligonier St., Latrobe, will be closed on Monday, Dec. 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday.  The offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26.  More...

General News

NASA astronaut, 1st to fly untethered in space, dies

HOUSTON (AP) — NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless, the first person to fly freely and untethered in space, has died. More...

Coast Guard crews launch Operation Coal Shovel icebreaking

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard crews have kicked off Operation Coal Shovel icebreaking operations in parts of the Great Lakes.  The effort got going Friday. It encompasses southern Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, the St. More...

Trump signs tax cut in ‘rush job’ Oval Office signing event

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the end, Donald Trump’s top achievement as president— a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul — was finalized in a “rush job” of an affair. And that was OK with him.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Good ways to end a bad year

Their images have provided editorial cartoonists with endless inspiration for material, as we reach the end of each calendar year: Old Man Time usually is shown in a robe with a long white beard and a scythe. More...

Bulletin Board

My sincere thanks to the following for their Christmas greetings:  Newsroom visitor Jason Brinker of John J. Lopatich Funeral Home: Chocolate-covered almonds in a lighthouse gift bag.  * * *  More...

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Lifestyles

Engagement

Caugherty / Coder

Joe Caugherty of Blairsville and Sandra Coder of Derry announce their engagement.  No wedding date has been set.  Caugherty resides in Blairsville, where he formerly served as mayor and chief of police.  His fiancée resides in Derry an More...

Piano students present Christmas recital at Prince of Peace

Students of area piano teacher Margy Williams who presented their Christmas recital on Sunday, Dec. More...

Couple gets married underwater in Fla. Keys

KEY LARGO, Fla. More...

Dr. Booker honored for musical contributions to community

The performance that Dr. Roderick Booker will conduct on Sunday, Jan. 7, at St. More...

Chuck Findley Scholarship Fund established

R-E-S-P-E-C-T.  It was 1967 and Aretha Franklin was belting out her big hit “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” over the airwaves.  Less than a year later, there was some other “belting” going on in the land of Greater Latrobe football More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 27  4 p.m., Ligonier Township Municipal Authority, work session, municipal building   More...

2 workers airlifted from resort after equipment overturns

FARMINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Two workers have been airlifted from a Pennsylvania resort after equipment they were using overturned near a bungee jump ride.  More...

Derry council OKs budget with half-mill tax hike

Derry Borough Council on Friday night adopted a final 2018 budget with a half-mill tax increase.  The slight bump will raise borough property taxes next year from 28.5 to 29 mills. More...

World News

Miss America suspends CEO in email flap; more are on the way

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The Miss America Organization suspended its CEO on Friday, less than 24 hours after leaked emails surfaced showing him and others disparaging the appearance, intellect and sex lives of former Miss Americas.  More...

UN Security Council imposes new sanctions on North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions against North Korea on Friday in response to its latest launch of a ballistic missile that Pyongyang says is capable of reaching anywhere on the U.S. More...

Tribe will move from shrinking island to farm in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana officials have chosen a sugar cane farm as the next home for residents of a tiny, shrinking island - a move funded with a 2016 federal grant awarded to help relocate communities fleeing the effects of climate change.  More...

Sports

Wetzel witnesses growth as Fenton, Butler help Wildcats rout Norwin, 66-40

IRWIN — What a difference a week can make.  Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball coach Brad Wetzel has witnessed great strides from his Wildcats in three games following a disappointing five-point home loss against Woodland Hills one wee More...

GL’s Scekeres to play softball at Point Park

Greater Latrobe’s Carissa Scekeres (seated left) recently signed on to continue her softball and academic career at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. She plans to major in criminal justice. More...

Lady ’Cats win at Norwin for first time in 11 years to remain undefeated

Don’t look now, but the Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team is now 2-0 in WPIAL Class 6A Section 2 after its first win at Norwin in nearly 11 years.  Behind 23 points from senior guard Laura Graytok and another 12 by junior guard More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Jackman’s a great ‘Showman.’ The movie? Not so much

"Don't fight it," goes the opening song of "The Greatest Showman," sung by Hugh Jackman. "It's coming for you, running at ya."  More...

Movie review: ‘Jumanji’ sequel serves up stars, good hearted fun

More than two decades after Robin Williams conquered that pesky board game, "Jumanji" has been resurrected with more and glossier stars (Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black), a comedy director and a "modern" twist. More...

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