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EWCTC JOC recommends budget to sending schools

The Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center’s (EWCTC) Joint Operating Committee (JOC) recommended its 2018-19 budget for presentation to Greater Latrobe, Derry Area and Ligonier Valley — the three sending school districts — during Monday’s More...

Minnesota woman busted with 100 pounds of pot in Mount Pleasant Township

State police discovered about 100 pounds of marijuana “packaged for wholesale distribution” Friday after pulling over a rented van driven by a Minnesota woman on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Mount Pleasant Township.  More...

Retired judge will hear case against county sheriff

The criminal case against Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held will be heard by a retired judge from Cambria County. More...

Unity supervisors hear car dealer’s zoning request

The Unity Township Supervisors on Monday heard plans regarding Westmoreland Automobile’s zoning change request from an M-1 manufacturing zone to a B-1 neighborhood commercial zone classification.  Westmoreland Automobile is looking to put More...

General News

‘Obit Bandit’ indicted by Massachusetts grand jury

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Massachusetts man who police say broke into homes while the residents attended wakes or funerals.  More...

Underground tunnels proposed for Houston flooding

HOUSTON (AP) — The flood control district for the Houston area is considering a proposal to build massive underground tunnels to drain floodwaters from bayous across the county. More...

Campaign’s comment about Parkland student prompts outrage

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A comment on an Iowa congressman’s campaign Facebook page about one of the survivors of a Florida school shooting prompted hundreds of comments, many met by mocking replies from the campaign.  More...

Editorial

President Donald Trump’s plan to tackle the opioid crisis

The Trump administration’s latest proposal for tackling the opioid crisis is not devoid of good ideas. More...

How a top-ranked university finally exploded into the national consciousness — through basketball

GUEST EDITORIAL

If the University of Maryland Baltimore County’s stunning upset of No. 1 seed Virginia in the NCAA basketball tournament was the first time you ever heard of UMBC, you could be excused for wondering: Is that a community college? No, it’s not. More...

Letters to the editor policy

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

Sports

Defending WPIAL, state champion ’Cats start season with comeback win vs. GS

The defending champs continue to roll. The defending WPIAL and state champion Greater Latrobe baseball team opened the 2018 season with a 7-2 home exhibition victory against Greensburg Salem on Monday. More...

Wildcats return experienced players from boys’ lacrosse playoff team

The Greater Latrobe boys’ lacrosse team is coming off a 10-4 season a year ago, finishing second in then WPIAL Section 2-AAA.  That’s a nice step upward for the fourth-year program under coach Pete Cuda. More...

NBA G League player dies after collapsing in game

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Zeke Upshaw, a swingman for the Detroit Pistons’ G League affiliate who collapsed on the court during a game over the weekend, died Monday.  Upshaw, 26, died at a hospital, the Grand Rapids Drive said. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man arrested after domestic dispute   Latrobe police report Donovan D. More...

Mother holding out hope Samantha Lang’s killer will be brought to justice

This time of year is tough on Carol Polo. Today marks 11 years since her daughter, Samantha Joann Lang, was found brutally murdered inside her father’s home near the Derry Township village of Peanut. More...

Latrobe Sheetz seeking liquor license transfer

Police chief opposes plan

The Latrobe Sheetz reportedly plans to start selling beer and wine, but first it must acquire a liquor license. More...

Man claims self-defense in alleged stabbing

A Youngstown man claimed he was defending himself Sunday when he allegedly stabbed a man in the parking lot of a Greensburg supermarket following a road rage incident earlier that day. Robert A. More...

Mister Rogers stamps a popular item — if you can find them

The hottest ticket in western Pennsylvania isn’t a ticket at all — it’s a stamp.  Since its release Friday, the “forever” stamp celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” has More...

Local & State News

Woman who helped officer subdue man among 18 Carnegie Heroes

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Louisiana school cafeteria worker who saw a police officer struggling with a suspect and helped the officer subdue him is one of 18 people being honored with Carnegie Medals for heroism. More...

Penn State frat video shows pledges being plied with alcohol

BELLEFONTE, Pa. More...

Greensburg man accused of strangulation, robbery

State police at Greensburg are seeking a Greensburg man accused of threatening and strangling his wheelchair-bound mother and stealing car keys from his stepfather during a March 21 incident in Hempfield Township.  More...

World News

Train’s arrival in Beijing raises speculation of Kim visit

BEIJING (AP) - Speculation about a visit to Beijing by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un or another high-level Pyongyang official was running high Tuesday amid talk of preparations for a meeting between the North’s reclusive leader and President More...

For North Korean leaders, a train unlike any other

TOKYO (AP) - When North Korea’s leaders need to travel, they’ve got a train that’s unlike any other. More...

How Facebook was able to siphon off phone call and text logs

(AP) — The news that Facebook’s Android app has been collecting call and text histories is yet another black eye for the social media giant. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: When it comes to the detection and monitoring of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Pennsylvania, no one is more serious about this effort than the deer farm industry. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Poet, pediatrician, advocate for children next speaker in SVC Threshold Series April 12

Dr. Brian Volck, a speaker, writer, poet, pediatrician, teacher and advocate for children and families in poverty, will be the next speaker in the St. Vincent College Threshold Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Fred M. More...

Church news

Last Supper re-enacted Thursday   A Living Tableau of the Last Supper is slated for 7:30 p.m. More...

NAACP Human Rights Banquet cutoff March 29

The Greensburg-Jeannette Branch NAACP is hosting its annual Human Rights Banquet on Saturday, April 7, with networking at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. More...

Entertainment

‘Ready Player One’ takes Spielberg back and to the future

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In Ernest Cline’s novel “Ready Player One,” the main character drives a DeLorean because of “Back to the Future,” and uses a grail diary because of “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” The films of Steven Spielberg loom large in t More...

Experts: Prince toxicology report shows very high drug level

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A toxicology report from Prince’s autopsy, obtained Monday by The Associated Press, shows he had what multiple experts called an “exceedingly high” concentration of fentanyl in his body when he died. More...

From Stormy to Comey, others borrowing from Trump’s playbook

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking to get ahead in President Donald Trump’s Washington? Borrow his media playbook. More...

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