January 29, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Male and female juveniles charged in LVHS threat

Two juveniles, a male and a female, will be adjudicated in Westmoreland County juvenile court for their roles in the Jan. 16 threat that forced the evacuation of Ligonier Valley School District schools.  More...

Student poets invited to enter LVW Student Poetry Contest

Ligonier Valley Writers (LVW)’s 27th annual Student Poetry Contest for poets in grades 4-12 is now open to submissions. Cash prizes will be awarded at all grade levels in different forms of poetry, from haiku to rhymed forms. More...

Property tax/rent rebate program applications available

Applications are available for eligible Pennsylvanians to claim rebates on property taxes or rent paid in 2017. More...

General News

Officials ask fishing vessels to slow down for right whales

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Federal officials are asking large commercial fishing vessels to slow down after nearly two dozen North Atlantic right whales were spotted in the waters off Nantucket.  More...

Omarosa Manigault joining CBS’ ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Omarosa Manigault Newman is following up her year in the White House with a stint on “Celebrity Big Brother.”  CBS unveiled the cast of the reality show’s upcoming season Sunday with a commercial that a More...

Tale of 2 Bangors: Same-named cities’ mayors make Super bet

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A pair of football-crazed communities in Pennsylvania and Maine are looking to get a bit more Bangor for their buck out of the Super Bowl game.  The mayors of Bangor, Maine, and Bangor, Pennsylvania, said Friday they h More...

Sports

GL girls fifth in WCCA Swimming Championships

The Greater Latrobe girls secured a top-five finish at the annual Westmoreland County Coaches Association Swimming and Diving Championships held Friday and Saturday at Derry Area High School.  More...

Lady Wildcats too much for Lady Trojans, 79-43

As an observer, Tyler Johnson likes watching the Greater Latrobe girls play basketball.  As Derry Area’s head coach...well, that’s another story.  “It was fun to watch them on offense, speaking as a fan,” Johnson cla More...

Getting a handle on things

Derry Area’s Destiny Roberts and Greater Latrobe’s Carly Augustine battle for a loose ball under the basket (above) during Saturday’s non-section game. More...

Lifestyles

CDT celebrating Catholic Schools Week; Cash Bash Saturday

Christ the Divine Teacher School, Latrobe, is celebrating Catholic Schools Week today, Jan 29, through Friday, Feb 2. More...

Veterans Write Workshops to open tonight with reading by award-winner

The Veterans Write Workshops at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and the Pitt-Greensburg Written/Spoken Series welcome award-winning poet Jehanne Dubrow for a reading and book signing 7 p.m. today, Jan. More...

Mwende ‘FreeQuency’ Katwiwa to speak Tuesday at Pitt-Greensburg

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will host Mwende “FreeQuency” Katwiwa on Tuesday, Jan. 30, in the Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center on the 150 Finoli Drive, Hempfield Township, campus.  More...

Ground broken for education center at Hanna’s Town

Ground was broken Sunday for the Westmoreland History Education Center at Hanna’s Town, and Westmoreland County Historical Society executive director Lisa Hays called it “a journey that was long time coming.” “We finally have a permanent home after 1 More...

Mount Pleasant man jailed after allegedly attacking 13-year-old girl

BY GREG REINBOLD  Bulletin Staff Writer  A Mount Pleasant man previously sentenced to complete an anger management course is behind bars again after allegedly losing his temper and assaulting a 13- year-old girl.  More...

LHHC announces mini-grant opportunity

The Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor (LHHC) is announcing a Round 2 funding opportunity for nonprofit organizations and municipalities along the historic Lincoln Highway in Westmoreland, Somerset, Bedford, Fulton, Franklin and Adams counties.  More...

Local & State News

Republicans seeing lion’s share of turnover in Legislature

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Retirements and other departures are poised to hit Republicans in the Pennsylvania Legislature particularly hard this year, as most of those who have already announced they are leaving belong to the GOP. More...

Accused arsonist to stand trial in deadly Pittsburgh fire

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge has ruled that a man accused of setting and bragging about a Pittsburgh house fire that killed a 4-year-old girl and two women last month must stand trial on multiple counts of arson and homicide.  The ruling came More...

Victims’ families: Jealousy drove car wash shooting suspect

A man suspected of gunning down four people at a Pennsylvania car wash was driven by jealousy, according to family members of the shooting victims. More...

World News

Democrats eager to make health care a key campaign topic

DENVER (AP) - Republicans on the campaign trail this year will be eager to tout the potential benefits of their tax cut plan. Voters like Jeanine Limone Draut, a freelance technical writer in Denver, have something else in mind: health care.  More...

Justice Ginsburg, 84, signals intent to work for years

WASHINGTON (AP) - In different circumstances, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg might be on a valedictory tour in her final months on the Supreme Court. More...

Can Trump stick to a script beyond the State of the Union?

WASHINGTON (AP) - No natural orator, President Donald Trump has nonetheless shown at times that he can deliver a powerful speech that effectively outlines his vision, strikes an emotional chord and moves commentators to declare that he, at last, look More...

Health

Man’s drug-sniffing dog helps addicts make good choices

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — As Hope Rescue Mission in Reading was gearing up to provide winter shelter for the homeless, it knew it had to address drug sharing that sometimes goes on within its walls. More...

How aging adults can maintain their mental acuity

Aging is associated with or linked to a host of mental and physical side effects. For example, many adults expect their vision to deteriorate as they grow older. More...

Excela Health physician assistant receives national recognition

Lara Hall Blosser, certified physician assistant (PA-C) with the Excela Health hospitalist group serving Excela Health Frick Hospital, has been recognized by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).  More...

Entertainment

Bruno Mars has a magical night at Grammys, winning 6 for 6

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruno Mars owned the Grammys with his R&B-inspired album “24K Magic,” winning all six awards he was nominated for at a show where hip-hop was expected to have a historical night. More...

Grammys awarded for Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra recording

NEWYORK (AP) — The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra received Grammy honors for one of its recordings.  Conductor Manfred Honeck and the symphony orchestra on Sunday won the award for Best Orchestral Performance for their recording of “S More...

‘Maze Runner’ installment tops charts, Oscars pics get boost

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is the highest grossing film of the weekend, but according to studio estimates Sunday, many moviegoers also chose the first weekend after Oscar nominations to catch up with some award More...

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