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County seeks reimbursement after payroll snafu, considers new bank

After a computer error last month delayed the processing of paychecks for many Westmoreland County employees, the county will consider new banking options and require PNC Bank to reimburse the county for the payroll miscue.  More...

Pennsylvania state system tuition to rise amid budget gap

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

General News

South Dakota man pursued for high speed before fatal crash

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a South Dakota man who caused a crash last week, killing himself and four other people, was being pursued for traveling at a high speed before the collision.  More...

‘Worst vacation ever’: Teen stranded in ocean overnight

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — A tourist says his nighttime stroll on a Georgia beach turned his holiday into the “worst vacation ever” after a rip tide swept him out to sea.  More...

Man smashes through grocery store ceiling, twice

DOVER, N.H. More...

Sports

Heat Siphon Teener regular season champ

With a record of 23-3-1, Heat Siphon captured the regular season title in the Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League and will open the best-of-three semifinal playoffs on Saturday (1 p.m.) against No. More...

Rivals Latrobe, Unity Township set for district semi playoff series

Latrobe is the No. 1 seed, and Unity Township No. 4 for the American Legion District 31 baseball playoffs.  Both teams survived their quarterfinal-round series — Latrobe in two close games against No. More...

Taillon, Mercer shine in Pirates’ 6-3 victory over Brewers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon let a lead get away in his last start.  This time, he had the answer when he got in trouble.  Taillon struck out a career-high 10 to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-3 victory over the Milwaukee Bre More...

Lifestyles

Congress awards gold medals to Greater Latrobe triplets

Alexandria, Victoria and Christopher Potter achieved the highest honor bestowed on U.S. citizens - the Congressional Award Gold Medal. More...

GLPIEF spotlights Wildcat alumni

(EDITOR’S NOTE: An incorrect photo supplied to the Bulletin ran with this information July 7. More...

Campus Corner

St. Vincent College graduate students co-author article published in journal   More...

Ligonier council approves policy for police vehicle cameras

Ligonier Borough’s two police cruisers now have new camera systems and a new policy to go with them. More...

Submersible vehicle brought in to search for teen missing in lake

Emergency responders searching Quemahoning Reservoir in northern Somerset County enlisted the help of a remotely operated miniature submarine as the search for a missing Ligonier Valley graduate moved into a fifth day this morning.  More...

Derry Township Ag Fair ready to begin this Sunday

Another week of summertime fun is in store for visitors to this year’s Derry Township Agricultural Fair.  The annual event, held at the fairgrounds along Route 982 just north of New Derry, celebrates its 31st year when it opens to the publ More...

Unity Twp. supervisors meeting rescheduled

The Unity Township supervisors meeting originally scheduled for Thursday was postponed until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18. All business intended to be conducted at the July 12 meeting will be taken up at the July 18 meeting.   More...

Local & State News

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Thursday:  THURSDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 1-7, Wild: 8 (one, seven; Wild: eight)  Pick 3 8-0-8, Wild: 8 (eight, zero, eight; Wild: eight)  More...

Wagner, Wolf tangle over politics of funding public schools

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Scott Wagner, the Republican candidate for governor, on Thursday accused Democratic Gov. More...

Marijuana group blasts police for chasing suspect with dozer

State police went grossly overboard in their pursuit of a marijuana suspect whose body was found under a bulldozer that authorities used to search for him in thick brush, a pot advocacy group said Thursday.  More...

World News

Trump brings his chaotic road show to Britain

CAMBERLEY, England (AP) - Bringing chaos with him as he moves across Europe, President Donald Trump’s pomp-filled welcome to Britain was overshadowed on Friday by an explosive interview in which the president blasted Prime Minister Theresa May, More...

Trump’s barbed comments upset British hosts

LONDON (AP) - There’s a character called Don Logan, played by Ben Kingsley in the British film “Sexy Beast” - a bullying and mercurial individual who wreaks havoc on the life of a retired former underworld cohort when he visits him More...

Detaining immigrant children is now a billion-dollar industry

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually - a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds.  More...

Education

Bernie Matthews scholarship

Peggy DiNinno (daughter of Bernie Matthews) presents the 2018 $4,000 Bernie Matthews Opportunity Foundation Scholarship to Benjamin Barnes of Riverview High School. More...

EWCTC Student of Month

EWCTC May Student of the Month Scott Poklembo accepts his certificate from Gerald Hughes, chairperson of the Joint Operating Committee. Poklembo, who attended Greater Latrobe as a senior this past year, studied construction trades at EWCTC.  More...

Eric Eslary scholarship winner

Latrobe Police Officer Robert Derk congratulates Lacie Barkley, who is the recipient of this year’s Lt. More...

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