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Pleasant Unity VFW sponsors Ride for Vets

Assistant coordinator Rocky Naples and ride coordinator Amber Nearanzio of Pleasant Unity VFW Post 8643 display a check for $2,000 which was raised on this year’s 2018 Homeless Veterans Run rid More...

Hop, no skip and a jump!

Dave Altimus, a lifelong frog jumper, gets his frog to jump while wearing his famous frog jumping hat at the 49th annual Fairfield Boys Club Frog Jumping Contest Saturday at Laurel Valley Elementary More...

General News

‘Extreme pogo’ exhibition demonstrates how sport has changed

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Like so many of the several hundred people who crammed to the Allegheny River front at 6 p.m. More...

Texas Republicans squelch ‘red flag’ gun law prospects

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas schools have been adding metal detectors and armed personnel in an effort to improve campus security in response to the deadly May attack at a Houston-area high school that left eight students and two teachers dead.&n More...

Exhibit on NY’s historic lighthouses set for State Fair

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The dozens of lighthouses located across New York state will be featured in an exhibit at the New York State Fair.  More...

Sports

Goal-line, two-minute drill highlight weekend of competition for Steelers

It was a weekend of competition for the Pittsburgh Steelers. And they had to adjust to the elements on Sunday. The Steelers closed Saturday’s training camp practice at St. More...

Matakevich, Bostic battle for starting inside linebacker job with Steelers

Tyler Matakevich wants to prove he can handle the job.  Jon Bostic just wants to be on the field.  More...

Back from injury, Reid looks to solidify Penn State defense

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State cornerback John Reid had a fairly extensive internship with technology giant Intel in 2017. More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe BPW 2018-19 officers eye club’s Aug. 16 meeting

The 2018-19 Latrobe Business and Professional Women’s Club officers — Theresa Rusbosin, parliamentarian; Deneen Krowicki, recording secretary; Nicole Purnell, president; Deb Bowman, vice More...

Explore aquatic wildlife/water conservation at Carnegie center’s H2Oh! River Weekend

See some of the most interesting, river-residing wildlife, dive into activities that demonstrate where water comes from, discover the ways water is conserved, and be three rivers proud at Carnegie Science Center’s H2Oh! More...

A streamlined way for making a colorful vegetable casserole

This colorful vegetable casserole has a striking look but a simple approach. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Money removed from purse at Unity Township Taco Bell More...

Harvest Dinner features farm-to-table meal

A farm-to-table community dining experience, the third annual Harvest Dinner is slated from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

SAR performs wreath-laying ceremony at Fort Ligonier for local patriot

In the two centuries since his death, Gen. Arthur St. Clair has received little or no recognition for the role he played in the shaping of the United States of America.  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...

Indiana County man killed in Route 119 motorcycle wreck

A 28-year-old Marion Center man was killed Saturday in a motorcycle crash along Route 119 in Indiana County, according to Indiana County Coroner Jerry Overman.  More...

Local & State News

Pittsburgh bishop says he’d release names of accused clergy

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The bishop of Pittsburgh’s Roman Catholic diocese said on Saturday he will release the names of any members of his clergy who are accused in a state grand jury report of sexual misconduct with a minor.  More...

Defense questions shooter in 2013 slaying case

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — The attorney representing a man charged in a slaying during an alleged effort to steal guns from a safe in a Pennsylvania home 5 1/2 years ago is questioning who was responsible for the shooting.  More...

Freight train derailment blocks tracks; no injuries

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Seven rail cars from a freight train derailed in Pittsburgh, sending shipping containers tumbling down a hillside onto light rail tracks below, but no injuries have been reported, authorities said.  More...

World News

Brown asks Trump for wildfire aid as state battles 17 blazes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday called on President Donald Trump to help California fight and recover from another devastating wildfire season.  More...

Feds order work to stop on Mountain Valley Pipeline

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Federal regulators have ordered a stop to the construction of a 300-mile (483-kilometer) natural gas pipeline on a swath of national forest, following a recent decision by a federal appeals court.  More...

Judge reaffirms ruling that DACA must resume

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has reaffirmed his ruling that the Trump administration must resume a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.  More...

Health

Insurance companies approach Trump health plans cautiously

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says insurers are “going wild” about his new health care options and “millions and millions” of people will be signing up. More...

Wolf administration urges parents to vaccinate children before new school year starts

As Pennsylvania students prepare to head back to school this fall, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration urges parents and guardians to get their children vaccinated for protection against life-threatening diseases. More...

Regrowing and caring for hair after chemotherapy

(Metro) — Chemotherapy and radiation are common treatment options for people who have been diagnosed with cancer. While radiation may be targeted at specific areas, chemotherapy is systemic. This means it affects the entire body. More...

Entertainment

‘Mission: Impossible’ bests Winnie-the-Pooh at box office

NEWYORK (AP) — Tom Cruise sped past Winnie-the- Pooh at the box office to lead all films for the second straight week with an estimated $35 million in ticket sales for “Mission Impossible — Fallout.” More...

‘Facts of Life’ star Charlotte Rae dies at 92

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spokesman for Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and caring housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom “The Facts of Life,” says the actress has died. More...

Patrick Stewart to reprise ‘Star Trek’ role in new series

NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Stewart is boldly going where he’s been before — “Star Trek.” CBS All Access said Saturday that Stewart has been tapped to headline a new “Star Trek” series, reprising his “Star Trek: The Next Generation” character, Captain Je More...

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