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House bill would target fraudulent caller ID displays

State Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/ Indiana, announced this week that the House unanimously passed H.B. 979, a bill that would criminalize “caller ID spoofing.”  More...

Airport honored by Spirit Airlines

Sherry Jordanhazy, customer service representative; Arianna Palmer, customer service support; Jennifer Maxwell, general manager of Spirit Airlines at Pittsburgh International Airport; Mary Acebo, sta More...

Relish not in Wednesday’s Bulletin

The teaser graphic on the front page of the Wednesday, Feb. 7, edition of the Latrobe Bulletin incorrectly indicated that the Relish insert would be included with the Wednesday edition. The Bulletin apologizes for the inconvenience.   More...

General News

Charges dropped against woman who scared carriage horses

CHARLESTON, S.C. More...

Insulin quality questions have diabetes experts scrambling

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Preliminary research suggesting that some diabetes patients may be injecting medicine that has partially disintegrated is causing concern even as serious questions are raised about the research itself. More...

Eagles fan to pay for stadium chair stolen after Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Philadelphia Eagles fan who stole a seat from the Minneapolis stadium that hosted the Super Bowl has agreed to pay for its replacement.  U.S. More...

Editorial

Off The Wall

Nose job

Need I state that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner? I’m sure each one of my readers has begun the thinking process just how he or she envisions what plans may be stirring as a way of giving to the significant other. More...

Political Cartoons

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GUEST EDITORIAL

Lawmakers need to end legal wrangling, redraw congressional map

On Monday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito rejected a request from top Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers to put on hold an order from the state Supreme Court that the commonwealth’s congressional districts be redrawn.  More...

Lifestyles

Seraph Brass to play Feb. 17 in St. Vincent Basilica

Seraph Brass, America’s premiere allwoman brass ensemble, is opening 2018 with a tour of the Eastern United States and Colorado in support of their first studio album through Summit Records, “Asteria.” More...

The Healthy Plate

This main dish tuna slaw may boost your weekday routine

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Healthy Plate helps home cooks discover the healthier side of everyday ingredients. Feb. 14 is Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent). More...

Campus Corner

University of Alabama graduate   Emma Eileen Hill of Latrobe received the following from The University of Alabama: Bachelor of science in nursing, the Tuscaloosa campus reported Wednesday.  UA awarded some 2,077 degrees during winter comme More...

Breaking News - 2/9/2018 10:15 AM

DA wrestling team eliminated from playoffs

The Derry Area High School wrestling team was eliminated from state playoffs. For a story, see Saturday's edition of the Latrobe Bulletin. More...

LTMA formalizes water shut-off procedure for delinquent customers

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) board at its meeting Wednesday formalized the authority’s procedure for dealing with delinquent sewer accounts receiving water service from the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County (MAWC). More...

Universal Plastics Group buys Latrobe-based company Premium Plastic

Universal Plastics Group last month completed the purchase of Premium Plastic Solutions, a blow molding company based in Latrobe, the group announced in a press release. More...

Lawmakers work on new congressional map as time ticks down

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Mount Pleasant Area School Board aiming for tax savings

At Monday’s work session, the Mount Pleasant Area School Board reviewed a list of tax-saving motions that will be up for approval at next week’s regular meeting.  Several items referred to personnel issues including accepting the res More...

Local & State News

Former PSU president Spanier seeks to have Sandusky-related conviction overturned

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Philly celebrating first Super Bowl title with jubilant parade

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The championship parade Philadelphia has dreamed about and agonized over — year after year, decade after decade, across generations of faithful but frustrated fans — well, it’s here, Philly. More...

Woman rescues Spanish greyhounds, gives them new purpose

WASHINGTON, Pa. More...

World News

FBI texts reveal admiring view of James Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) - The day in July 2016 that FBI Director James Comey defended to Congress the bureau’s decision in the Hillary Clinton email probe, two FBI officials traded admiring texts about his verbal dexterity - and mocking jibes at the la More...

Olympics begin with mixed doubles curling

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - The Pyeongchang Olympics have begun with a curling competition featuring a showdown between a pair of U.S. siblings and a Russian husband and-wife team competing in neutral uniforms with no national insignia. More...

S. Korea gets flexible with N. Korea sanctions for Olympics

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - From smartphones to ship fuel, South Korea is wrestling how to balance international sanctions on North Korea with its desire to show the Olympic spirit as it welcomes hundreds of North Koreans for the Winter Games.  More...

Sports

‘Different’ Ligonier Valley, Purchase Line teams to meet for Heritage Conference title

Of Purchase Line’s three losses, one was to Ligonier Valley.  But that was way back on Dec. 12 when the Rams won at home by 12 points (79-67).  More...

SVC women roll past Bethany (W.Va.)

Strong defensive play and solid outside shooting led the St. Vincent College women’s basketball team to a 79-47 victory at home over visiting Bethany (W.Va.) in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference game Wednesday. More...

Bethany earns PAC road win against SVC men

Bethany (W.Va.) won a key Presidents’ Athletic Conference men’s basketball matchup over host St. More...

Entertainment

‘Black Panther’ takes blockbusters to Africa, and the future

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — For Ryan Coogler, the essence of “Black Panther” came down to one question: What does it mean to be African?  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Three charged with retail theft from New Alexandria Sheetz   State police at Kiski Valley report three individuals were charged with retail theft after allegedly entering the Sheetz store in New Alexandria at around 12:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. More...

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