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Missing woman’s boyfriend back in court Monday

The acquaintance of a missing Unity Township woman was scheduled to be back in court Monday on unrelated charges.  Thomas Stanko is facing several traffic violations stemming from a January incident. More...

President of Pittsburgh Foundation to address SVC grads

Maxwell King, president and CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation and the former executive director of The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at St. More...

General News

Several GOP governor candidates urge Fallin to sign gun law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Several Republican candidates for governor of Oklahoma urged GOP Gov. More...

McCain gets visits from friends, family after surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) — A frail Sen. John McCain has been receiving a stream of visitors and good wishes at his Arizona ranch as he confronts the aftermath of brain cancer treatment and surgery.  More...

Ex-federal agent accused of injuring teen freed from jail

WALL, N.J. (AP) — A former federal agent accused of trying to kill a New Jersey teenage boy who was dating her adult daughter has been released from jail and put on electronic monitoring. More...

Editorial

The red flags that presaged the Waffle House shooting

Guest Editorial

The vast majority of Americans, including ardent Second Amendment defenders, agree that people with serious mental illness shouldn’t have access to a firearm. And yet it keeps happening with regularity and the most tragic consequences. More...

COMMENTARY

Practice safe medicine disposal this spring

The season of spring cleaning is officially upon us, which means that millions of Americans will reorganize their closets and trim their backyards in the coming weeks. If you’re one of them, don’t forget your medicine cabinet. More...

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Sports

Wildcats clip Rams late for 5-4 exhibition baseball victory

Ligonier Valley scored a late run, but host Greater Latrobe ended it with two in its final at-bat for a 5-4 exhibition victory against the Wildcats’ local rivals Monday at Graham-Sobota Field. More...

Penn-Trafford blanks Lady ’Cats in girls softball, 2-0

The Penn-Trafford girls’ softball team took down another former section opponent.  The Lady Warriors, after a big win against Hempfield Area earlier this season, edged out Greater Latrobe, 2- 0, during an exhibition game played Monday at More...

GL boys win, Lady ’Cats fall in lacrosse

Matt Bobula led the Greater Latrobe boys and a trio of players recorded hat tricks for the Lady Wildcats during a pair of lacrosse matches played on Monday. More...

Entertainment

Netflix dystopian series ‘The Rain’ told through youth eyes

Post-apocalyptic productions have proliferated in recent years just like the cliches around them. A human-made disaster occurs, survivors turn on each other and audiences go on dark journeys with little hope. More...

Relax, Oliver fans, he’s not really quitting

NEW YORK (AP) — Relax, John Oliver fans. He’s not really quitting. It was all a joke. More...

Twins born on ‘Star Wars’ Day named after movie characters

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The force is with them.  A Utah couple became parents of a boy and a girl on “Star Wars” day, Friday, May 4. More...

Proposed LVSD budget calls for 1.9-mill tax increase

Property tax rates for Ligonier Valley School District residents are set to increase again under the district’s proposed 2018-19 budget.  Even with the 1.9-mill tax hike, the district will draw nearly $1.6 million from its fund balance to More...

Derry officials looking to address grass clippings on streets

Derry officials are working to trim the number of residents leaving grass clippings on borough streets.  Borough council president Chad Fabian said at Monday’s work session that repeat violators are subject to fines up to $1,000, according More...

Bradenville man killed in Youngstown crash

A Bradenville man suffered fatal injuries Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash in Youngstown, according to state police at Greensburg.  More...

Fire crews tackle Derry Township garage blaze

No one was hurt Monday night in a fire that resulted in several thousand dollars in damages to a Derry Township garage.  Derry Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. More...

Local & State News

Author of new Palmer book to appear at Rotary luncheon

Chris Rodell of Latrobe, author of the newly released book, “Arnold Palmer: Homespun Stories of the King,” will be guest speaker for the noon luncheon of the Latrobe Rotary Club on Wednesday, May 9, at DeNunzio’s Italian Chophouse a More...

Serious charges dismissed in Penn State frat pledge death

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Whitney-Hostetter VFD issues April call report

According to Whitney-Hostetter Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief/Secretary Tony Matuszky, the department was busy in April.  The department responded to 20 calls for assistance, including: Three motor vehicle accidents; six automatic fire ala More...

World News

Report: Millions of tweets spread anti-Semitic messages

(AP) — Millions of anti-Semitic messages on Twitter have spread negative stereotypes and conspiracy theories about Jews across the social media platform, according to a report Monday by the Anti-Defamation League. More...

Melania Trump debuts ‘Be Best’ campaign for kids’ well-being

WASHINGTON (AP) - Melania Trump gave a splashy launch Monday to her public awareness campaign to help children, calling it “Be Best.” In a rare twist on their White House roles, she commanded the Rose Garden lectern while President Donald More...

State Dept.: Giuliani doesn’t speak for US on foreign policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is making clear that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s dramatic statements about foreign policy do not represent President Donald Trump. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: They arrive at the Palace Theatre from every corner of Westmoreland County, sporting myriad talents enjoyed by the audiences that jam the Greensburg showplace every year. 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

St. Vincent College honors Eric Kocian with Quentin Schaut Faculty Award

Dr. Eric Kocian, assistant professor of criminology, law and society in the St. Vincent College School of Social Sciences, Communication and Education, was honored with the presentation of the Quentin Schaut Faculty Award at the St. More...

Unit 515’s May poppy program underway

The May meeting of Thomas B. Anderson Unit 515, American Legion Auxiliary, to be held 12:30 p.m. More...

Six St. Vincent College students to compete in World Series of Birding May 12 in Cape May

Six St. Vincent College students of associate professor of biology and ornithologist Dr. James Kellam will compete at New Jersey Audubon’s 35th annual World Series of Birding Saturday, May 12, in Cape May, New Jersey.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Derry man arrested for suspicion of DUI in Latrobe Latrobe police report Matthew Kerr, 46, of Derry, was arrested for suspicion of DUI after police were called to the parking lot of the Sheetz gas station on Ligonier Street in Latrobe for a report o More...

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