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Homeowner burned fleeing brush fire

A Cook Township homeowner suffered several burns and was flown to a hospital after escaping a brush fire Monday evening, according to Westmoreland County 911 dispatchers.  Firefighters from Chestnut Ridge, Darlington and Ligonier fire department More...

County’s voting machines to be replaced before 2019 elections

Although Westmoreland County’s voting machines are just barely 13 years old, they will have to be replaced by the end of next year. More...

General News

Fed set to leave rates alone amid signs of rising inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve achieved an inflation milestone this week, but that isn’t likely to alter expectations for what the Fed will announce when its latest policy meeting ends Wednesday.  More...

Maple, honey producers not sweet on added sugars label

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Producers of pure maple syrup and honey aren’t sweet on a plan to label their pure natural products as containing added sugars.  More...

Iconic guitar maker Gibson seeks bankruptcy protection

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

Sports

Myers, Tallman combine to throw no-hitter; Lady Wildcats blank FC

Another game, another no hitter for the Greater Latrobe girls’ softball team. More...

Lady Rams, Petrof shut down PL

Lexie Petrof shut down visiting Purchase Line and helped out offensively as well, leading the Ligonier Valley girls’ softball team to a 10-0 shutout victory during a District 6 Heritage Conference game Tuesday at Friendship Park.  More...

DA tops Waynesburg Central, falls to Mohawk in track playoffs

The team portion of the season ended in the playoffs for the Derry Area boys’ and girls’ track and field teams, but coach Mark Curcio believed it was still a banner day for his Trojans.  More...

Lifestyles

Pitt-Greensburg Commencement held April 28

One hundred seventy-four of the 236 eligible students participated in the 30th Commencement held by the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg on Saturday, April 28, in Chambers Hall Gymnasium. More...

Events of Area Interest

Fundraiser May 3-5 to aid Angel Arms   Shop Market On Main in Latrobe on May 3, 4 and 5 will offer antiques, vendors, crafters and flea market.  More...

It’s a boy!

Kendra and Timotheus Pope of Rector announce the April 27, 2018, birth of their son in Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.   More...

LMA equalization tank, Technimark proposal ready for vote by Unity supervisors

Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA)’s proposal to install a 4.3-million-gallon equalization tank to deal with sewage overflows into the Loyalhanna Creek and Technimark’s plan to expand its plastics manufacturing plant will both be up for co More...

Derry Township getting ready for summer paving

It’s that time of the year. Time to forget about snow removal and icy road conditions and turn attention to summer paving projects and other warm weather issues.  More...

Keystone library grant applications now available

Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera this week announced that state-aided, public libraries can apply for the 2018 Keystone Grants.  More...

Fire guts vacant Unity Township home

Firefighters from Marguerite, Trauger, Pleasant Unity, Dry Ridge and Greensburg responded to a structure fire in a vacant home on the 100 block of Bruno Road in Unity Township early Wednesday.  Emergency responders were called to the blaze aroun More...

3rd Annual Greater Latrobe School District GLOW Run supports GLPIEF

Nearly 400 runners and walkers took part in the 3rd Annual Greater Latrobe School District GLOW Run at the Greater Latrobe Junior and Senior high school campus on Saturday, April 28.  More...

Local & State News

With girls joining the ranks, Boy Scouts plan a name change

NEW YORK (AP) — For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America’s flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the group says that iconic name will change. 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...

Teen delivers baby after learning about childbirth in school

EDEN, Utah (AP) — A northern Utah high school student delivered her aunt’s baby Saturday, days after learning about childbirth in her child development class.  Morlie Hayes, 16, was at home in Eden over the weekend while her mom was More...

World News

Trump: ‘Disgraceful’ leak of Mueller Russia probe questions

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says it’s “disgraceful” that a list of proposed questions from special counsel Robert Mueller was “leaked” to the news media.  More...

Special counsel team has floated idea of subpoena for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - The special counsel leading the Russia investigation raised the prospect in March of issuing a grand jury subpoena for President Donald Trump, his former attorney said, confirming that investigators have floated the extraordinary id More...

Comey: Trump’s attacks on the FBI make America less safe

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s political attacks on the FBI make America less safe because they undermine public confidence that the bureau is an “honest, competent and independent” institution, fired director James Come More...

Health

Drugmakers push back against lawmakers’ calls to tax opioids

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Facing a rising death toll from drug overdoses, state lawmakers across the country are testing a strategy to boost treatment for opioid addicts: Force drug manufacturers and their distributors to pay for it.  More...

Kids with rare rapidaging disease get hope from study drug

CHICAGO (AP) — Children with a rare, incurable disease that causes rapid aging and early death may live longer if treated with an experimental drug first developed for cancer patients, a study suggests.  More...

Dutch authorities probe ‘appalling’ euthanasia of dementia patient

In a rare series of moves, Dutch authorities are investigating whether doctors may have committed crimes in five euthanasia cases, including the deaths of two women with advanced Alzheimer’s disease.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Donegal man injured, charged with DUI in Donegal Twp. crash   More...

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