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Patient care, parking upgrades planned for Excela Health Latrobe

Excela Health said Monday that more than $2 million is marked for improvements to patient care and visitor and employee parking at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital.  The improvements, which are expected to be completed by late summer or early fall More...

Court rulings boost Democrats’ chances of retaking Congress

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Boosting the Democrats’ chances of retaking control of Congress in this fall’s midterm elections, the U.S. More...

General News

Scandal-hit Weinstein Co. files for bankruptcy protection

NEW YORK (AP) - The Weinstein Co. More...

Needs go unmet 6 months after Maria hit Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Generators are still humming. Candles are still flickering. Homes are still being repaired. Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria exactly six months ago, and the U.S. More...

Back-door ban: States fight Trump drill plan with local bans

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Some coastal states opposed to President Donald Trump’s plan to allow oil and gas drilling off most of the nation’s coastline are fighting back with proposed state laws designed to thwart the proposal. More...

Editorial

New puppy mill bill is a step in the right direction, but only part of the solution

GUEST EDITORIAL

We realize that Pennsylvania lawmakers could and should be grappling with issues that many residents would deem more important than puppy mills — taxes, education, passing a budget on time for a change, to name a few. More...

On the rise of fake video

If you thought fake news was bad, better hold on to your hat. It’s only going to get worse.  More...

On the purported link between violent video games and real-life violence

President Trump used the shooting in Parkland, Florida, to convene a group at the White House last week to discuss the possible nexus between violent video games and actual violence, despite the lack of conclusive evidence that such a nexus exists. More...

Lifestyles

Westinghouse Arts Academy eyes inaugural musical, ‘Crazy for You’

Westinghouse Arts Academy Charter School will present its inaugural musical, “Crazy for You,” at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in Pittsburgh Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24.  More...

Ambyr Dornauer, Kristian Millslagle

Wedding Announcement

Ambyr Dawn Dornauer of Ligonier Township and Kristian Alexander Millslagle of Jeannette pledged vows of marriage Sept. More...

Eddie Money coming to Palace Thursday

As the years have passed, Eddie Money’s blue-collar brand of Rock ‘n’ Roll has managed to transcend generations and continues to move audiences today. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Internet router stolen from Salem Township business   State police at Kiski Valley report between 6 a.m. Feb. 15 and 6 a.m. Feb. 21, someone stole a Verizon internet router from Watt’s Truck Center Inc. More...

Pre-check at airport extended another week

Because of popular demand, the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Pre-Check program has been extended at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport for another week. More...

More federal discrimination lawsuits filed against Held, county

Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held, ordered last week to stand trial on criminal charges filed by the state Attorney General’s Office, has been named as a defendant in three new federal discrimination lawsuits.  More...

Rock climber presentation info clarified

A cutline that appeared on Page 1 of the Monday, March 19, edition of the Bulletin listed incorrect dates for an upcoming speaker presentation. More...

Wolf supports Grandparents Raising Grandchildren workgroup

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Acting Secretary Teresa Miller recently joined other state employees in announcing new legislation addressing the opioid epidemic and grandparents raising grandchildren whose parents have been affected by add More...

Local & State News

Wolf to put $35M toward encouraging broadband expansion

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

Northeast braces for wintry wallop on 1st day of spring

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first days of spring in parts of the Northeast will look a lot like the last weeks of winter.  The National Weather Service says a powerful storm packing heavy, wet snow and strong winds could dump up to 18 inches ( More...

US student found dead in Bermuda after intense search

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — A Pennsylvania college student who disappeared following a rugby tournament in Bermuda was found dead Monday after an intensive search of the British island territory.  More...

World News

Border wall, Hudson River project hold up $$$ bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two major issues are holding up the massive government-wide spending bill that must pass Congress before a midnight Friday deadline to avoid another government shutdown. More...

Lawyer who alleged ‘plot’ to frame Trump joins president’s legal team

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer who has suggested that FBI officials were part of a “brazen plot” to exonerate Hillary Clinton and frame Donald Trump has been added to the president’s legal team.  More...

Investigators suspect FedEx bomb tied to Austin bombings

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A package bomb that authorities believe is linked to the recent string of Austin bombings exploded early Tuesday inside of a FedEx distribution center near San Antonio, possibly leaving one person with minor injuries.  More...

Sports

Bobcats beaten in state girls’ basketball semis again, this time by Bellwood-Antis

LORETTO — The dream of a state championship ended prematurely Monday night for Blairsville with a 41-36 loss to Bellwood-Antis in the semifinal round of the PIAA Class AA girls playoffs at St. Francis University. More...

Pop Warner to adopt USOC/USA football safety model

Pop Warner, the largest youth football league in the country, will be offering USA Football’s American Development Model this year, the first national implementation of the U.S. Olympic Committee backed program for the sport.  More...

Lue taking leave from Cavaliers to address health issues

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is taking a leave of absence from the team to address health issues that have included chest pains and loss of sleep. More...

Entertainment

Comedy Central’s Klepper gathers with young gun activists

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedy Central’s Jordan Klepper is planning a slumber party for young activists pushing for action on gun control.  More...

Blink-182 agrees to residency at Palms casino in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Blink-182 will have regularly scheduled shows in Las Vegas starting in May after agreeing to a residency at a theater at the Palms casino-resort.  The “pop-punk” band and the parent company of the casino-resort More...

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