June 29, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Ligonier Twp. planners recommend revised SALDO, zoning map changes

Ligonier Township’s planning commission has passed a proposed subdivision and land development ordinance (SALDO) and a series of zoning map changes to the board of supervisors for consideration. More...

Derry Twp. man pleads guilty in theft of rifle

A Derry Township man will spend up to five years in prison for stealing a semiautomatic rifle from a Salem Township home in 2016 after pleading guilty Thursday to conspiracy and burglary charges.  Cole William Wano, 20, was charged last year wit More...

Wolf signs bill sealing some criminal records after decade

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lower-level, nonviolent crimes in Pennsylvania will automatically be sealed from public review after 10 years under a law signed Thursday, a change designed to lessen the stigma for people seeking jobs or housing. More...

Girl struck by vehicle while riding bike in Derry Twp.

A 4-year-old girl was transported by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital Thursday afternoon after she was struck by a vehicle while riding a bike in Derry Township.  The crash was reported just after 4:30 p.m. More...

General News

Survey: Exercise and obesity are both rising in US

NEW YORK (AP) — It may seem like a contradiction, but more adults in the U.S. say they are exercising at the same time more of them are becoming obese. More...

Lawsuit alleges Hormel, other companies inflated pork prices

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Thursday in Minnesota alleges Hormel Foods Corp. and other companies colluded to inflate consumer pork prices on such popular products as Ball Park Franks, Spam and Nathan’s Famous. More...

Maui national park visitors accused of taking rare plants

HONOLULU (AP) — Charges are pending against two visitors of Haleakala National Park after they were seen removing federally protected plants from near the Maui crater, authorities said.  A visitor saw a woman take two juvenile silversword More...

Sports

Walkoff single completes Teener comeback for Ukes

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Latrobe Legion tops Hempfield East to move into first place in district

There’s the old sports cliché that “hard work makes luck.” Well, Latrobe needed a little bit of luck in its 10-6 victory against host Hempfield East on Thursday, but it didn’t happen by accident. More...

UConn president says Ollie committed serious violations

HARTFORD, Conn. More...

Lifestyles

WSO to present free summer concert

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra (WSO) Academy of Music’s Summer Philharmonic will present a free summer concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center, Greensburg.  More...

LVW to hold publication party July 28

One of the longest-running literary magazines in the Laurel Highlands is celebrating the publication of its 2018 edition, and the public is invited.  Ligonier Valley Writers will host a publication party from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Events of Area Interest

Fish fry dinner in Derry July 13 Afish fry sponsored by Derry Volunteer Fire Co. No. 41 and the ladies’ auxiliary will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 13, at A.V. Germano Hall, 100 W. 2nd St., Derry Borough. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Mower stolen from Salem Township business   State police at Kiski Valley report someone stole a 2011 Dixie Chopper zero-turn mower from West Central Equipment, LLC at 3159 Route 119 in Salem Township at 8:06 p.m. Tuesday, June 26. More...

Officials: Tornado touched down in Westmoreland County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down Wednesday in Westmoreland County, but no injuries were reported. More...

PennDOT to close tiny section of Route 981 for one weekend in 2019

Will remain open in both directions for rest of 17-week project

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will be shifting vehicle and pedestrian traffic on a small portion of Route 981 (Lloyd Avenue) in Latrobe next year as part of a plan to replace a tiny bridge that carries the roadway over Unity More...

Derry school board OKs final budget with 5-mill tax hike

Property owners in the Derry Area School District will have to dig a little deeper into their pockets this year, as the school board on Thursday adopted a final 2018-19 budget with a 5-mill increase in real estate taxes. More...

Suspect in newspaper shooting to appear on 5 murder charges

ANNAPOLIS, Md. More...

Derry Twp. woman pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

A Derry Township woman pleaded guilty Thursday to vehicular homicide in the 2016 death of a motorcyclist in Derry Township.  Bailey Rose Campbell, 25, was charged nearly a year after the Jeep Cherokee she was driving on April 26, 2016, crossed t More...

Local & State News

Former Mount Pleasant basketball coach sues school district over firing

The former Mount Pleasant Area High School boys’ basketball coach who was fired in March by the district’s school board has filed a federal lawsuit alleging he was unlawfully fired after complaining about verbal harassment from a school d More...

Little Shop photo info clarified

In a photo that appeared on Page 16 of the Thursday, June 28, edition of the Bulletin, Susan Lena was incorrectly identified as the manager of the Little Shop Café at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. She is a volunteer.  More...

Hempfield Twp. man preparing to be ordained to the priesthood June 30

It will be a large family affair when Hempfield Township native Deacon Daniel E. Carr is ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Greensburg June 30, at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, his home parish.  More...

World News

Court confirmation process likely to follow Gorsuch playbook

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican game plan for selecting the next member of the Supreme Court was ready to go even before longtime Justice Anthony Kennedy made his retirement announcement this week.  More...

Family separations push new activists into migrant protests

PORTLAND, Ore. More...

Brazilian boy, 9, released to mom after US judge’s order

CHICAGO (AP) - A Brazilian mother and 9-year-old son separated at the U.S.-Mexico border were together again Thursday after a federal judge in Chicago ordered the U.S. More...

Education

‘Chick’ out these critters!

Latrobe Elementary School (LES) kindergarten classes recently learned about the life cycle of a chick, the role of the hen and the rooster and then patiently waited as they incubated fertilized chicken eggs over the 21-day incubation period. More...

Valley School of Ligonier lists award recipients

Valley School of Ligonier recently listed the students who received awards for the third trimester and the end-of-year academic award recipients for the 2017-18 school year. More...

CDT Battle of Books

In the left photo, Christ the Divine Teacher (CDT) School held the final round of its annual Battle of the Books Tournament on Friday, May 11. More...

Entertainment

Time names the most influential people on the internet

NEW YORK (AP) — Kylie Jenner, Kanye West, Rihanna, Busy Philipps and Matt Drudge have landed on Time magazine’s roundup of the most influential people on the internet. So did someone with 53 million Twitter followers — President Donald J. Trump. More...

Romaine lettuce outbreak tied to tainted irrigation canal

NEW YORK (AP) — Tainted irrigation water appears to be the source of a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, health officials said Thursday.  About 200 people were sickened in the E. More...

Florida families form advocacy group ‘Stand With Parkland’

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The families of students and faculty killed in a mass Florida school shooting formed a bipartisan organization to address school safety, mental health and gun ownership. More...

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