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General News

Bourdain leaves bulk of $1.2M estate to 11-year-old daughter

NEW YORK (AP) — Globe-trotting chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain was worth $1.2 million when he died last month and left most of the estate to his 11-year-old daughter, according to court papers filed this week in New York.  More...

Window and neon sign smashed at gay landmark Stonewall Inn

NEW YORK (AP) — A teenager has been accused of smashing the front window and iconic neon sign at New York’s Stonewall Inn, a landmark in the fight for gay rights.  More...

Crews battle destructive wildfires raging in US West

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters continued to build containment around several destructive wildfires burning in California, though one stubborn blaze in the northern part of the state grew significantly and crossed the border into Oregon. More...

Sports

Got it covered

Cooper Basciano of the Red Sox gets into second base ahead of the tag by Michael Oldenburg of the White Sox (above) during Sunday’s second game of the best-of-three Latrobe Little League champi More...

Latrobe earns top seed for Legion district playoffs

Unity Township No. 4, Derry No. 7 for best-of-three quarterfinals that begin today

One-half game. That’s all that separated the top two American Legion District 31 teams — Latrobe at Hempfield East — during the regular season. In fact, the first four teams — including Bushy Run and Unity Township — finished a game and half apart. More...

Latrobe Legion clinches District 31 regular-season title

Latrobe Legion edged host Young Township, 7-3, on Saturday for the District 31 regular season title behind a complete game, 10-strikeout effort by pitcher Adam Wolford.  The game was knotted at 3 after the first inning and remained that way unt More...

Lifestyles

Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis unite in July 10-29 musical

On July 10, the smash hit musical “Million Dollar Quartet” will rock ‘n’ roll the Mountain Playhouse stage. There will be matinee and evening performances from July 10 -29, a departure from the usual two-week run of a show at the Jennerstown theater. More...

LAHCF: Scholarship available for continuing education in health care

Applications for the Thomas P. Gessner, MD, Healthcare Scholarship are being accepted by Excela Health. The fund, administered by the Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation where Dr. More...

DCNR unveils new features for state’s ‘Prowl the Sproul’ hiking program

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) invites hikers and other visitors to again sample the rugged beauty of the Sproul State Forest when the three-day “Prowl the Sproul” series of hikes steps off Friday, July 27.&nb More...

Largest Tomato Contest underway

It’s time to think about that one tomato in your garden that has the potential to be the winner of the Latrobe Bulletin’s 6th annual Largest Tomato Contest. The contest rules and entry procedures are as follows: • Only homegrown tomatoes qualify. More...

Latrobe Business Incubator hosting free seminar

The Latrobe Business Incubator (Center for Entrepreneurship and Job Development) will host a free seminar from 5 to 7 p.m. July 12.  Keynote speaker Dr. More...

Local & State News

Sprawling Penn State hazing death case grinds through courts

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The sprawling criminal case against former members of a Penn State fraternity over the death of a pledge last year is about to pick up steam with yet another preliminary hearing on the horizon, as well as the first sentencing. More...

Whiskey Rebellion landmarks are few

MONONGAHELA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania historical sign in a Monongahela parking lot marks the location where U.S. statesman Albert Gallatin delivered an eloquent speech that brought an end to a revolt over a federal whiskey tax in 1794.  More...

State police issue Fourth of July enforcement report

State police report crashes over the three-day Fourth of July holiday driving period were down compared to last year.  More...

World News

1-year-old goes to court to get reunited with family

PHOENIX (AP) - The 1-year-old boy in a green button-up shirt drank milk from a bottle, played with a small purple ball that lit up when it hit the ground and occasionally asked for “agua.”  More...

Girl, 16, killed in apparent drive-by shooting

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A 16-year-old Alabama girl has been killed in what police say was an apparent drive-by shooting.  More...

Harsh words may mean North Korea seeks deal with Trump

TOKYO (AP) - North Korea’s vitriolic criticism of the U.S. following a first round of nuclear negotiations went out of its way to spare one person: President Donald Trump. More...

Health

Trump administration takes another swipe at ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is freezing payments under an “Obamacare” program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases next year. More...

Enemy turned ally: Poliovirus is used to fight brain tumors

One of the world’s most dreaded viruses has been turned into a treatment to fight deadly brain tumors. More...

Science Says: How family separation may affect kids’ brains

CHICAGO (AP) — Doctors have long known that separating families and other traumatic events can damage children’s well-being. More...

Entertainment

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ buzzes to $76 million debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite its heroes’ diminutive size, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” opened with typical Marvel might at the box office, with an estimated $76 million in ticket sales. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Tires punctured in New Alexandria   State police at Kiski Valley report between 11 p.m. Friday, July 6, and 8 a.m. Saturday, July 7, someone punctured all four tires of a vehicle parked at 415 W. Main St. in New Alexandria and fled the scene. More...

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