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Ligonier Twp. Municipal Authority customers to see bump in sewage rates

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) board on Wednesday approved an increase in sewage rates.  According to authority manager Josh Kalp, sewage rates will now be the same for all customers at a cost of $40 per month and 84 cents per More...

Hempfield Twp. man killed in crash while allegedly fleeing police

A Hempfield Township man was killed in a one-vehicle crash Thursday on Route 119 near Hannastown after allegedly attempting to flee from police.  More...

Survey: State, counties, cities get most records requests

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Paper deliveries may be delayed

The Bulletin asks that subscribers please be patient awaiting deliveries of the paper today and Saturday, as there may be delays resulting from the extreme cold and weather conditions.  Drivers and carriers will do their best to try to deliver p More...

General News

New health insurance rule aims to deliver on Trump promise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving to fulfill a campaign promise, the Trump administration on Thursday proposed regulations to facilitate the interstate sale of health insurance policies that cost less but may not cover as much. More...

Real weather term ‘bomb cyclone’ blows up on social media

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to weather, it’s hard to sound scarier than “bomb cyclone.” It’s a version of a real weather term that applies to a massive winter storm that pulled together off the U.S. Southeast coast. More...

Panera Bread pay-what-you-want café in Missouri to close

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A Panera Bread Co. restaurant in the St. Louis area where patrons have paid as much or little as they want for a meal for almost eight years is closing its doors. More...

Sports

Lady Wildcats overcome foul trouble to remain atop section with win over HA

It’s been a long time since the Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team has been in this position. More...

Schimizzi’s OT goal caps IceCats’ comeback victory

A third-period comeback turned into a big overtime win for J.T. Schimizzi and the Greater Latrobe hockey team. Schimizzi netted the overtime game-winner as the Ice- Cats rallied in the third period to knock off host Upper St. More...

Lady Rams win fourth straight, top Saltsburg

It was a rough start for the Ligonier Valley girls’ basketball team. But now the Lady Rams have found a groove. More...

Lifestyles

Monzo among speakers at ‘New Heights’ luncheon

Somerset County Chamber of Commerce invites members of the community to its next event, “News at Noon: Taking Your Business to New Heights,” on Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Somerset Country Club.  More...

Campus Corner

Penn College graduates   The fall 2017 dean’s list and graduates were released Wednesday by Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University.  Penn College held a comme More...

Weight loss surgery topic of Jan. 9 community meeting

Offering a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to surgical weight loss, Excela Health's Center for Bariatric Surgery provides guidance and lifelong support.  More...

Bitter cold, low wind chills lead to school cancellations

It’s another cold one in western Pennsylvania. A National Weather Service-issued wind chill warning/advisory remains in effect for the Pittsburgh region until 3 p.m. Saturday. More...

Derry Area to request exceptions to raise taxes above index rate

Citing rising special education and retirement costs, the Derry Area School Board plans next month to make a request for exceptions to raise taxes above the Act 1 index rate. More...

Eastern Rite churches observe Christmas in January

Ron Hoboda of Loyalhanna Township said that he has the best of both worlds when it comes to Christmas. There’s the Dec. 25 Christmas that is both sacred and has become secular, and the Jan. More...

Salem Twp. man killed in early morning blaze

A Salem Township man was killed early Friday in a fire that engulfed a Fennel Street duplex.  According to the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office, Jeremy T. Rugh, 22, died in the blaze, which began about 1 a.m. More...

New deal between UPMC, Highmark extends in-network access

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Under a new agreement, Highmark health insurance will maintain in-network access to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals in western Pennsylvania.  More...

Turnpike tolls increasing

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new year means higher tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Motorists will see a 6-percent increase for cash and E-ZPass beginning Sunday. More...

Local & State News

Jury selected in Mount Pleasant vehicular homicide trial

Jurors have been selected to hear evidence in the vehicular homicide trial of a Mount Pleasant man accused of driving under the influence when he caused a 2013 crash that killed his passenger. More...

Petrarca announces $200K grant to revitalize Westmoreland County

State Rep. Joe Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, this week announced that a $200,000 state grant to go toward revitalizing Westmoreland County.  More...

Model railroading tour Jan. 6-7 in Monroeville

The World’s Greatest Hobby model railroad tour will be held Saturday, Jan. 6 and Sunday, Jan. More...

World News

East Coast braces for a deep freeze following massive storm

BOSTON (AP) - East Coast residents are bracing for a deep freeze a day after a massive winter storm slammed the region with heavy snow, hurricane-force winds and coastal flooding.  More...

AP source: Trump had lawyer urge Sessions not to recuse self

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump directed his White House counsel to tell Attorney General Jeff Sessions to not recuse himself from the Justice Department’s investigation into potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, accord More...

Federal pot policy change sparks confusion, crackdown fears

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The buzz kill long dreaded in the marijuana industry came just days after California opened what is expected to be the world’s largest legal pot market. More...

Education

LVMS Students of Month

Ligonier Valley Middle School recently announced its Students of the Month for January. More...

DAHS dog wash fundraiser

The Pet Valu in Unity Township teamed up with Derry Area High School (DAHS) students on Saturday, Dec. 9, for a dog wash fundraiser benefiting the district’s Christmas Dinner Box project. More...

Students host Santa Breakfast

The 6th-Grade Leadership Team at Mountain View Elementary School recently held its 6th Annual Santa Breakfast. Members of the team participating included Corinne Brunetto, Annie Li, Nico Myers, Patrick Germano and Alexis McMichael.  More...

Entertainment

Why cable bills are rising again and what can you do

NEW YORK (AP) — Cable and satellite TV providers are ringing in the new year with an unwelcomed gift: higher cable bills. Comcast, for instance, says customer bills will rise 2.2 percent, on average, in 2018. More...

‘Jeopardy’ host Alex Trebek has surgery for blood clots on brain

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Longtime “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek had surgery for blood clots on the brain, but says he’ll be back on the podium soon.  Trebek appeared in a video on the “Jeopardy” Facebook page Thursday More...

Despite law changes lottery winners will face big tax bills

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pity the Powerball and Mega Millions lottery game winners.  Federal tax law changes would seem to promise that those who beat the odds and win a jackpot could keep more of their winnings from the government. More...

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