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Belle Vernon man charged with terroristic threats against West Penn Power

A Belle Vernon man was jailed Friday after allegedly making threats against a West Penn Power Co. More...

Trojans take county team title

The Derry Area boys’ track team took the Class AA team title at Saturday’s Westmoreland County Coaches Association Track and Field Championships at Memorial Stadium in Latrobe. More...

General News

North Carolina land deal will preserve site linked to Lost Colony mystery

RALEIGH, N.C. More...

Get ready for the most expensive driving season in years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Get ready for a little bit more pain at the pump this summer. Crude oil prices are at the highest level in more than three years and expected to climb higher, pushing up gasoline prices along the way. More...

Oklahoma hasn’t recorded a tornado this year but may soon

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — This year’s weather on the Southern Plains has an odd twist: Oklahoma has yet to record its first tornado, the deepest into the year it’s gone without one since 1962.  More...

Sports

Trojans repeat as Class AA team champs in WCCA meet

Wildcats finish sixth without one of their top point-getters, set mark in 400 relay

For someone who’s goal was to earn a few points — by finishing in the top six — in one event, Derry Area’s Will Huss did all right. How does four events and 7.25 points sound? More...

Ligonier Valley claims North Star baseball tournament title

The Ligonier Valley baseball team mashed its way to a tournament victory and lost in the continuation of a doubleheader played earlier in the week. More...

Putting it out there

Terese Mihalcin of Greater Latrobe prepares to throw the javelin during Saturday’s Westmoreland County Coaches Association Track and Field Championships at Memorial Stadium in Latrobe. More...

Lifestyles

Music Celebration Friday at Bethany UM Church

Bethany United Methodist Church, Avenue B and Laveen Street in Fifth Ward, Latrobe, invites the community to enjoy “a night of fun-filled music and light refreshments” 6:30 to 9 p.m. More...

US pecan growers seek to break out of pie shell

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The humble pecan is being rebranded as more than just pie.  Pecan growers and suppliers are hoping to sell U.S. More...

Benedictine monk celebrating 25th

The Rev. Daniel Paul O’Keefe, OSB, a monk of St. More...

With new map, Pennsylvania fields busy US House primaries

DILLSBURG, Pa. More...

Loyalhanna Sojourn scheduled May 19; register by May 4

The 5th Annual Loyalhanna Sojourn paddle boating event will be held Saturday, May 19.  The deadline to register is Friday, May 4. More...

Reminder to candidates about election policy

Candidates running in this May’s primary election are reminded that they have up until Wednesday, May 2, to submit an announcement with a photo to the Bulletin Any announcements received after May 2 will not be published.  More...

Local & State News

Wagner as governor spurs questions of business conflicts

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — If he wins the race for Pennsylvania governor, Scott Wagner would become the state’s only chief executive in at least a half-century who took office with a deep financial interest in a business heavily regulated by the state. More...

Man charged with making false emergency frequency broadcasts

HASTINGS, Pa. More...

Pittsburgh diocese to reduce 188 parishes to 57

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Roman Catholic diocese of Pittsburgh has announced plans to reduce the current 188 parishes over six counties to just 57 over the next few years.  Bishop David Zubik said Saturday that each of the 57 parish groupings More...

World News

Pompeo says Israel, Palestinian peace still a US priority

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - U.S. More...

US says border crossing didn’t have room for asylum seekers

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - After traveling through Mexico with great fanfare for a month under the Trump administration’s watchful eye, nearly 200 Central American migrants attempting to seek asylum in the United States were stopped in their tracks More...

Comey dismisses House report that found no Russia collusion

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former FBI Director James Comey is dismissing a House Intelligence Committee report that found no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.  More...

Health

Genetic sleuthing bolsters food poisoning searches like romaine lettuce case

ATLANTA(AP) — Disease hunters are using genetic sequencing in their investigation of the ongoing food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, a technique that is revolutionizing the detection of germs in food.  More...

Free early intervention offered for children

Early identification and intervention is an important step to give a young child the best start in life. More...

Conjoined twins separated at Houston hospital discharged

HOUSTON (AP) — Twin girls born in 2016 conjoined at the chest and abdomen have been discharged from a Houston hospital more than three months after separation surgery.  Texas Children’s Hospital on Thursday announced the latest step More...

Entertainment

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ opens with record $250M, passing ‘Star Wars’

NEW YORK (AP) — A whole lot of superheroes added up to a whole lot of ticket sales. More...

MSNBC’s Joy Reid apologizes for ‘hurtful’ comments

NEWYORK (AP) — MSNBC’s Joy Reid, under fire for homophobic language in old blog posts, has apologized for any past comments that belittled or mocked the LGBTQ community and says she hasn’t been able to verify her claim that her acco More...

‘Days of Our Lives’ tops daytime Emmys with 5 trophies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” topped the Daytime Emmy Awards, capturing five trophies including best drama series and lead actor honors for veteran performer James Reynolds.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Derry Township crash   More...

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