January 16, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Emergency causes LVSD evacuation

Ligonier Valley School District evacuated its elementary, middle and high schools following an unspecified threat Tuesday morning.  More...

Gerrymandering case sows doubt in big year for House races

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lots of people want to run for Congress in Pennsylvania this year, but they may not yet know which district they live in. More...

GL girls having a ball

Bethany Havrilla, Lexi Pynos, Kayla White, Shelby Wetzel and Johna Roche of the Lady Wildcats basketball team celebrate their overtime win Monday night at a WPIAL Class 6A Section 2 game against Penn Hills. More...

General News

California highway to stay shut another week after mudslides

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Crews working around the clock cleared boulders, trees and crushed cars from all lanes of U.S. More...

Federal authorities probing Ohio helicopter crash; 2 killed

STONY RIDGE, Ohio (AP) — Federal investigators will try to determine what caused the fatal crash of a helicopter used for inspecting power lines.  Both men aboard died Monday. More...

2 dogs attack, kill dog in front of its home in Connecticut

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say two dogs mauled another dog to death in front of its home.  More...

Editorial

The problem with prescriptions

I’m sure that most of us by now have received some sort of startling information covering all the convoluted instructions about the side effects and warnings of certain prescribed medications we must take for our wellness binge. More...

The GOP believes businesses — but not consumers — are entitled to their day in court

COMMENTARY

While taxes and Russia were dominating the headlines, President Trump quietly signed a bill into law that severely weakens America’s consumers — all 325 million of us. More...

Letters to the editor policy

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

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

IUP hosting Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival this week

Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Department of Theater and Dance will host the 50th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival today, Jan. 16, to Saturday, Jan. 20.  More...

IUP gets $185K for International Leaders in Education Program

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has received a third year of funding from the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to continue the International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP). More...

Original Harlem Globetrotters to perform at California University; tickets on sale

Tickets are available online now for the Original Harlem Globetrotters’ “2018 Amazing Feats of Basketball World Tour,” coming Wednesday, Feb. 7, to the Convocation Center at California University of Pennsylvania.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Johnstown man killed in Laurel Mountain Summit crash A Johnstown man was killed Sunday evening in a crash on Route 271 near the Somerset-Westmoreland county line on Laurel Mountain Summit. More...

Latrobe man charged in robbery of Lincoln Avenue Sunoco

A Latrobe man is in Westmoreland County Prison for his alleged role in a Jan. More...

Murder trial of alleged cop killer delayed

The capital murder trial of a New Florence man accused of shooting and killing a St. Clair Township police officer in 2015 has been postponed until February. The trial of Ray Shetler Jr., 33, will begin on Feb. 5 with jury selection. More...

Flip-flop near Keystone

Pennsylvania State Police Tpr. John Stefanik investigates a single-car accident that occurred Monday morning on snow-covered State Route 1031 (Pittsburgh Street) in Derry Township between No. 7 School and New Derry near Keystone State Park. More...

Local & State News

Jury selection to start for Allentown mayor’s trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jury selection is set to start for the upcoming federal corruption trial of Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski.  Potential jurors will be questioned in Philadelphia Tuesday before the trial takes place in Allentown.  The More...

Snow across Pennsylvania causing school closings, delays

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Snow failing across Pennsylvania is causing schools to close or delay opening in the western and central part of the state. The snow is sticking to roadways and slowing motorists because conditions are slippery.  More...

Civil War historian re-examines burning of Chambersburg

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The armies fighting the American Civil War scrapped civility in 1864 in the pastoral countryside of the Shenandoah and Cumberland valleys. U.S. More...

World News

Panama Hotel votes to drop Trump — but his company won’t go

WASHINGTON (AP) - An attempt to oust President Donald Trump’s hotel business from managing a luxury hotel in Panama has turned bitter, with accusations of financial misconduct.  More...

House panel interviewing Bannon after his fall from power

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Intelligence Committee is poised to question Steve Bannon, the onetime confidant to President Donald Trump, following his spectacular fall from power after accusing the president’s son and others of “treasonous More...

Melania Trump’s style evokes Europe roots, not America First

PARIS (AP) - Slovenian-born Melania Trump has been unafraid to go against her husband’s “America First” agenda and stay true to her roots, if there’s a message to be taken from her bold, foreign-flavored wardrobe in 2017. More...

Sports

Lady ’Cats get it done at foul line again, rally from 10-point deficit to defeat PH

End first half of section play unbeaten at 5-0

Free throws that count the most are actually worth more down the stretch. Really. Just ask Greater Latrobe head girls’ basketball coach Mark Burkardt. Thus far this season, Greater Latrobe is shooting around 65 percent from the free-throw line. More...

Rams dominate Northern Cambria to stay perfect in conference

One day after an agonizing Pittsburgh Steelers’ playoff loss, the Ligonier Valley (9-4, 6-0) boys’ basketball team ran onto the court Monday evening blaring the sounds of “Renegade” by Styx out of the speakers. More...

French federation suspends referee who kicked player

PARIS (AP) — The French soccer federation suspended referee Tony Chapron until further notice on Monday after the official kicked a player during a league match.  The federation said Chapron will be summoned by French league officials to a More...

Entertainment

DuVernay, ‘black-ish,’ ‘Power’ win at NAACP Image Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jubilant Ava DuVernay was named entertainer of the year at an NAACP Image Awards ceremony that focused on the black community’s power to create change. More...

Offred is on the run as ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ returns in April

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The wrenching loss of an infant to a totalitarian society is explored in season two of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” star Elisabeth Moss and the show’s producers said.  More...

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