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Gov. Wolf backs new bill imposing natural gas tax

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is backing a new proposal to impose a tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas production that would rise with the price of gas. More...

Ligonier Country Market preparing for May 19 opening

Volunteers needed for preseason cleanup

There are three types of people who come to the Ligonier Country Market, according to Cari Frei, executive director of the market. “The 8 a.m. people come in knowing what they want, get their produce and they leave,” said Frei. More...

General News

Sen. Marco Rubio: Corporations aren’t investing tax cuts in jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio says big businesses aren’t investing much of their windfall from President Donald Trump’s tax cuts into their workers despite GOP promises during last year’s debate.  More...

Pelicans crash California graduation, 1 lands on red carpet

MALIBU, Calif. More...

Crews use noisemakers to try to rouse bear in tree near home

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Animal control workers are using noisemakers to try to wake a sleeping black bear and chase it out of a tree near a New Jersey home.  More...

Editorial

GUEST EDITORIAL

The removal of the Stephen Foster statue and the importance of context

My first professional job as an actor was in 1986 with the Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival in Pittsburgh.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Trojans squander opportunities in section baseball loss to Highlands

The Derry Area baseball team had its chances on Monday, but the Trojans experienced an outcome that has become very familiar this season: Failing to capitalize on their opportunities. More...

LH stays perfect, escapes with one-run, nine-inning victory against Wildcats

The Greater Latrobe baseball team knows a thing or two about an undefeated run. After all, the Wildcats were perfect in the section and lost just two games total during last year’s run to their first WPIAL and PIAA state championship. More...

LV’s Garver perfect for second time in three games

Jane Garver did it again for the Ligonier Valley girls’ softball team.  Garver was perfect for the second time in three games, leading Ligonier Valley to a blowout victory, 18-0, against host Blairsville in District 6 Heritage Conference p More...

Entertainment

‘Hamilton’ actor criticizes Utah crowd’s use of phones

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The lead actor in a production of the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton has called out Salt Lake City theater-goers who pulled out their cellphones during performances in Utah.  More...

Kim Kardashian West says Khloe-Tristan situation is a mess

NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian West is speaking out publicly about her sister Khloe’s relationship with NBA player Tristan Thompson.  More...

Changes to SEPTA’s new electronic system cause costs to rise

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s main mass transit agency says it will cost nearly $300 million to implement its new electronic fare card system. More...

Gun charges dropped against man questioned in disappearance of missing Unity Twp. woman

A district judge on Monday tossed more than two dozen gun charges filed earlier this month against a Unity Township man who has been called a “person of interest” in the disappearance of a missing Unity Township woman. More...

Pennsylvania gun owners fight for cause during Capitol rally

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gun owners focused on their Second Amendment firearms rights brought their cause to Pennsylvania state lawmakers Monday in what has become an annual event. More...

New program that offers inmates a free dose of anti-addiction drug to begin July 1

A new program slated to begin July 1 offers inmates of the Westmoreland County Prison a free dose of an anti-addiction drug shortly before they are released. More...

Local & State News

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...

Developer gets OK to move young falcons from downtown nest

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A developer has secured federal and state permits to remove four young peregrine falcons from their nest on a downtown Pittsburgh building.  The 2-week-old birds are nesting near another building that’s being redeve More...

Driver injured in Donegal Twp. crash

The driver of a sport-utility vehicle that traveled off Route 711 and struck a tree around 3:30 p.m. More...

World News

Report: Mueller team gives Trump lawyers a list of questions

WASHINGTON (AP) - Special counsel Robert Mueller has given a list of almost four dozen questions to lawyers for President Donald Trump as part of his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and whether Trump obstructed justice, accor More...

Administration puts off decision on tariffs for EU, others

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is postponing a decision on imposing tariffs on U.S. imports of steel and aluminum from the European Union, Canada and Mexico for 30 days, avoiding the potential for a trade battle with Europe as the U.S. More...

US May Day immigration protests target Trump, fall elections

NEW YORK (AP) - Immigrants say President Donald Trump’s administration has become almost everything they feared, but while they rally across the United States on May Day, their focus is less on huge turnout Tuesday than on the first Tuesday in Novemb More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:  May 3 is designated as a National Day of Prayer. Millions of Christians will pray all across this Godblessed country.  What they pray for is between them and God; where they pray is very significant. More...

Letters to the editor policy

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

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

IUP announces Imagine Unlimited campaign, major $$$ commitments at annual celebration

During its annual Celebration of Philanthropy on April 13, Indiana University of Pennsylvania announced it has increased its comprehensive fundraising campaign goal to $75 million at the same time it announced two multi-million-dollar gifts from alum More...

Seton Hill’s Model United Nations team earns award

Seton Hill University’s Model United Nations team received an Honorable Mention Delegation Award for their work representing the country of Belize at the recent Model United Nations Conference in New York City, the Greensburg campus reported Mo More...

Dollar Stretcher

Keeping Score — I’m a big Colorado Rockies fan.  During the baseball season, I have a unique way of celebrating. I have a special account.   Each time a Rockies player hits a home run, I deposit $1. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Latrobe crash   Latrobe police report no one was injured when a vehicle driven by Whitney Brook, 29, of Latrobe, struck a utility pole on the 300 block of Thompson Street in Latrobe on Friday, April 27. More...

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