August 1, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

There’s a good reason for high fuel taxes in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG — It’s called “Pump Price Panic” — a momentary shock when refueling a vehicle following an out-of-state trip.  A Latrobe Bulletin analysis explains the reason — taxes.  More...

General News

Trump administration links gas mileage to risk for drivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says people would drive more and be exposed to increased risk if their cars get better gas mileage, an argument intended to justify freezing Obama-era toughening of fuel standards. More...

US home prices march higher in May, throttling sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S home prices rose rapidly in May, a trend that is thwarting some would-be buyers and pulling down home sales.  The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index released Tuesday rose 6.5 percent in May from a More...

Lawsuit: 7-yearold boy handcuffed by officer in school

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan mother sued the city of Flint on Tuesday, alleging a school resource officer handcuffed her 7-year-old son for about an hour during an afterschool program in 2015. More...

Sports

With Bell away, Steelers’ running backs getting extra work in training camp

Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back James Conner knows what to expect. Two-time All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell is skipping training camp at St. Vincent College for the second straight season because of a contract dispute. More...

GL’s Pevarnik clubhouse leader of PGA Amateur

JOHNSTOWN — In what has become a common story in Pennsylvania the past 10 days, a golf tournament ran into weather issues. More...

Griffey hoping Golden Glove lineage leads to catching spot at receiver for Steelers

If someone told you that they saw Ken Griffey at Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp during the past week, you either thought they were crazy or perhaps he was simply visiting.  In truth, neither would be correct. More...

Lifestyles

4 artists’ ‘Conglomeration’ to open Friday at GGCC

Four local artists — Francis Cleetus, Paula Martino, Manjushree Roy and Gabby Walker — will display their work in the new show “Conglomeration” at Greensburg Garden and Civic Center. The exhibit will open Friday, Aug. More...

St. Vincent College political science professor publishes first book

Dr. Jerome Foss, associate professor of political science at St. More...

LIFESTYLES LETTER

To the Lifestyles Editor:  The Greensburg-Jeannette Women in the NAACP (WIN) Group has been requested by our National NAACP WIN Association to organize a “Girls Group.” Girls need role models. More...

Derry Twp. residents speak out on Cooperstown flooding

Derry Township residents frustrated by flooding and erosion in the Cooperstown area of the township packed the Derry Township Municipal Building for a special meeting Tuesday devoted specifically to discussion of stormwater issues in that neighborhoo More...

Grid donation accepted

Jessica Golden, Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation (GLPIEF) director of development, accepts a $500 donation from Latrobe Wildcat Football Alumni Association (LWFAA) members Jason Marucco, Tom Long, Chad Reed and David Bulebosh for GLPI More...

New annex at Lincoln Highway Experience Museum opens today

Diner volunteers will serve fresh pie and coffee to patrons

Back in 1959, Clay Stoner would sit on the same stool every day at the Willow Diner. He said he would trade his copy of a Pittsburgh newspaper in exchange for two donuts and a cup of coffee every morning. More...

Local & State News

Penn State frat member gets house arrest in hazing death

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State University fraternity member who plied a pledge with vodka the night he was fatally injured in a series of falls avoided jail time Tuesday when a judge sentenced him to three months of house arrest.  More...

Fire department cancels pig roast fundraiser over complaints

MALVERN, Pa. More...

Senate votes to extend flood insurance program

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Tuesday to extend for four months the program that provides flood insurance for nearly 5 million homeowners and business owners. More...

World News

Trump criticized for not leading effort to secure elections

WASHINGTON (AP) - As alarms blare about Russian interference in U.S. elections, the Trump administration is facing criticism that it has no clear national strategy to protect the country during the upcoming midterms and beyond.  More...

All survive crash of Mexican jetliner; some walk from wreck

MEXICO CITY (AP) - An Aeromexico jetliner taking off in a blustery storm smashed down into a nearby field but skidded to a stop virtually intact, and all 103 people aboard were able to escape advancing flames before fire engulfed the aircraft.  More...

Judge blocks release of blueprints for 3D-printed guns

SEATTLE (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday stopped the release of blueprints to make untraceable and undetectable 3Dprinted plastic guns as President Donald Trump questioned whether his administration should have agreed to allow the plans to be posted More...

Health

North Carolina’s Blue Cross cutting ‘Obamacare’ prices despite changes

RALEIGH, N.C. More...

State urges precautions after invasive Asian ‘longhorn’tick confirmed in PA

Tests by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, have confirmed the presence of Asian or longhorn tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, in Pennsylvania.  An invasive species that congregates in large numbers and can cause anemia in More...

Craving a fresh sandwich or yummy smoothie? Try a hospital

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. More...

Entertainment

LeBron James joins other celebrities who launched schools

With the launch of a public school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, LeBron James has joined a long list of celebrities who have sought to leave their mark on education centers. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman cited for public drunkenness in Latrobe  Latrobe police report Stacey Mateer, 44, no fixed address, was cited for public drunkenness after police were dispatched to investigate a report of an intoxicated woman standing on the front porch o More...

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