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Court allows Pa. to redraw GOP-favored district map

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let a court-ordered redrawing of congressional districts in Pennsylvania proceed, raising Democratic hopes that a revamped map might yield them several more seats this fall. More...

Derry council, authority to discuss MS4 project

Several Derry Borough Municipal Authority (DBMA) and borough council members will meet later this month to further discuss the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (MS4) permit project, including steps needed to become state compliant.  More...

Unity Twp. man jailed after alleged assault on trooper

A Unity Township man is in prison after allegedly throwing a knife at a state trooper called to his home Friday for a domestic dispute, according to court documents. More...

General News

Woman with $559M Powerball ticket wants to stay anonymous

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who says she has a Powerball ticket that won a $559.7 million jackpot wants a court order allowing her to stay anonymous.  More...

Global stocks tumble as Wall Street braces for more losses

LONDON (AP) — Stock markets around the world took a battering Tuesday, following a dramatic sell-off on Wall Street that triggered concerns that a potentially healthy pullback from record highs could turn into a bear market.  More...

Biggest 1-day drops for the Dow Jones industrial average

(AP) — A steep sell-off in U.S. stocks sent the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 1,000 points Monday, erasing its gains for the year.  More...

Editorial

Three giants form company to address health care costs for their U.S. employees

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett is known as a “value” investor — someone who buys into companies that are selling for less than they’re really worth. More...

University where Larry Nassar worked needs new leadership

Larry Nassar had a day of reckoning last week for his years of molesting young gymnasts and other athletes, and he will spend the rest of his life in prison. More...

Controlling mass calls important

In the weeks and months ahead, many — if not most — Pennsylvania telephone customers could be asking “What’s not to like?” about legislation in the state House of Representatives aimed at protecting them from falsified caller identification displays More...

Lifestyles

Phipps Conservatory to unveil ‘Tropical Forest Cuba’ Saturday

Feb. 10, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will debut its new exhibit, “Tropical Forest Cuba,” inviting guests to take “an immersive journey through one of the most botanically rich rainforest regions in the world.” More...

Events of Area Interest

Rosary Altar Society to kick off new year   On Thursday, Feb. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in Sacred Heart Education Center, Youngstown, the Sacred Heart and St. Cecilia Rosary Altar Society will start 2018 with the rosary, meeting and refreshments.  More...

Latrobe Area Hospital Aid Society to host fundraising fair at two sites

Looking for treats to fill the bunny’s basket, a birthday gift, or something personal? More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Vehicle damaged along Lloyd Avenue in Latrobe Latrobe police report a Lloyd Avenue resident reported the driver’s side of her vehicle was damaged by an unknown vehicle while parked in front of her home during the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 1. More...

Breaking News - 2/7/2018 10:01 AM

No Relish today

Relish will not be inserted into today's Latrobe Bulletin. We apologize for any inconvenience.  More...

Jury selection gets underway in capital murder trial of New Florence man

Jury selection for the capital murder trial of a New Florence man accused of shooting and killing a St. Clair Township police officer in 2015 began Monday in Westmoreland County court. Eight jurors from a pool of 50 potential jurors were selected. More...

Ligonier Newstand sells $188,034 winning lottery ticket

A prize-winning ticket for the Pennsylvania Lottery’s Triple Win game worth $188,034 was sold at Ligonier Newstand on Friday, lottery officials said. More...

Derry Township teen charged as adult in sword stabbing

A Derry Township teen has been charged as an adult after allegedly stabbing his father with a sword during an argument last Wednesday over his school attendance.  More...

Local & State News

Salt and Light awards dinner set April 19

The 20th annual Catholic Charities’ Communities of Salt and Light Awards Dinner will be held starting at 6 p.m. April 19 at the Stratigos Banquet Centre, North Huntingdon Township.  More...

2 killed, 4 injured in crashes on Pennsylvania Turnpike

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — State police say two people were killed and four injured in a series of crashes on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in western Pennsylvania. More...

Man injured in Ligonier Twp. crash

One person was injured in a one-vehicle crash Monday morning in Ligonier Township, a Westmoreland County 911 dispatcher said. More...

World News

Turkish soldier killed in attack in Syria’s Idlib province

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey’s military says a Turkish soldier was killed in an attack in Syria’s Idlib province where the Turkish troops are establishing an observation post. More...

Pence trip to Asia, Olympics aimed at countering N Korea

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence’s six-day swing through Asia, anchored by a stop at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, is set to focus less on sports than the host country’s bellicose neighbor to the North. More...

Little place for arms control in Trump’s nuclear strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) - There’s a place for arms control in the Trump administration’s new nuclear strategy. It’s a very small place. More...

Sports

Foul problems plague Lady Wildcats in crucial section overtime loss to Fox Chapel

It’s hard to finish a game with one starter. Foul problems plagued the Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team, which suffered a difficult, 60-58 overtime defeat against visiting Fox Chapel during a WPIAL Class 6A Section 2 game Monday. More...

Rams top West Shamokin, move on to conference title game

The Ligonier Valley boys’ basketball team is heading back to the Heritage Conference’s biggest stage.  The Rams showed their scoring depth and aggressive defense in Monday’s conference semifinal against visiting West Shamokin, More...

And one . . .

Greater Latrobe’s Carly Augustine gets fouled by Claudia Guerrieri of Fox Chapel as teammate Beth Havrilla (4) follows up on the play during Monday’s WPIAL Class 6A Section 2 game. More...

Entertainment

Nielsen says 103.4 million watch Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 103.4 million people watched the Super Bowl on NBC, a 7 percent drop from last year that indicates that television’s biggest event may have peaked in popularity. More...

Detectives vying to re-interview husband in Natalie Wood death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives want to re-interview the 87-year-old widower of actress Natalie Wood after new information has emerged about her 1981 death.  Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. More...

With new trailer, ‘Solo’ hopes to outrun production troubles

NEW YORK (AP) — The first footage of the “Star Wars” spinoff “Solo” has finally arrived in a 45-second Super Bowl spot that was followed Monday by a 90-second teaser trailer. More...

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