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UT planners OK zoning amendment request

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended preliminary approval to amend the zoning of a property along Pleasant Unity Road. More...

Trial starts for Unity Twp. couple accused in girl’s rape

The trial of a Unity Township man accused of raping a young girl over the course of three years and a woman accused of not intervening to stop the assaults began Tuesday in the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas.  More...

General News

Tesla CEO drops latest bombshell with $72B buyout proposal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tesla CEO Elon Musk is gearing up to lead a buyout of the electric car maker in a stunning move that would end the maverick company’s eight-year history trading on the stock market.  More...

Competitor dies a day after swim leg of Boulder Ironman 70.3 triathlon

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — An athlete died a day after he was pulled from the water during the Boulder Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Colorado. It was the third death in four years of Ironman competitions in Boulder. More...

Small businesses find tight job market makes it hard to hire

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even with the U.S. economy booming and the job market strong, hiring has slowed among one category of employers: Small businesses.  Yet it isn’t because these companies are hurting. Far from it. More...

Sports

Smithley gets another chance at Michigan International Speedway in Cup series, races in rain at Watkins Glen

It’s been a busy few weeks for Ligonier native Garrett Smithley in the world of NASCAR.  More...

GL’s Holler nears decision on future, but not ready to commit just yet

Assistant Sports Editor  Greater Latrobe standout offensive lineman Trent Holler is nearing a decision on his future, but he’s not ready to commit just yet.  Holler initially said on Twitter Tuesday that he would announce his college More...

Ohio State opens practice, but coaches, players off-limits

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State is trying to get back to business as usual while coach Urban Meyer is on paid leave, opening part of Tuesday’s practice to the media even as coaches and players remained off-limits for interviews. More...

Lifestyles

Four monks profess simple vows; nine junior monks renew vows

Completing the novitiate, a year of discernment and study, four monks professed simple vows as Benedictine monks of St. Vincent Archabbey on July 10, the archabbey announced Monday.  BROTHER GILBERT HEATER, OSB   More...

Westmoreland Columbus 500’s 24th annual Italian Day Festa Friday

Italian Day Festa returns for its 24th year at Idlewild & SoakZone in Ligonier Township. Friday, Aug. More...

Salmon, avocado, grapefruit, watercress in bright dinner salad

Peppery watercress balances the sweetness of the grapefruit and the richness of the avocado and salmon in this light, bright dinner salad.  If you buy bunched watercress, be sure to wash it thoroughly. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Unity Twp. woman reported missing  State police at Greensburg report Jennifer Ann Stout, 56, of Unity Township was reported missing Tuesday, Aug. 7. Stout went missing from the 800 block of S. More...

National Night Out brings big crowd to Latrobe Memorial Stadium

Brief heavy rain early Tuesday afternoon didn’t dampen the excitement for the Latrobe Police Department’s National Night Out festivities later that evening at Latrobe Memorial Stadium. More...

Stanko files appeal seeking release from prison

The former boyfriend of a missing Unity Township woman is seeking to be released from Westmoreland County Prison while he appeals the prison term handed down last month during resentencing for violating probation for a prior conviction.  More...

Local & State News

Official: Pennsylvania ‘clearly behind’ in tackling pollution goals

BALTIMORE (AP) — A senior environmental official in Pennsylvania said Tuesday that his state is “clearly behind” in reaching goals of cutting pollution that flows downstream into the Chesapeake Bay by 2025, weeks after heavy rains b More...

Officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in shooting

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A police officer was charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a man reported to have been hanging on or jumping on moving cars near a Pennsylvania amusement park, a prosecutor announced Tuesday.  More...

2018 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 ho More...

World News

Primary night takeaways: Democratic optimism, women advance

(AP) — Democrats didn’t walk away with a clear win Tuesday night. But they didn’t have to. They essentially battled Republicans to a draw in a central Ohio congressional district that should have been an easy win for the GOP. More...

Cross-examination focuses on Manafort protege’s own crimes

ALEXANDRIA, Va. More...

Experts: Iran could answer US sanctions with cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. is bracing for cyberattacks Iran could launch in retaliation for the re-imposition of sanctions this week by President Donald Trump, cybersecurity and intelligence experts say. More...

Health

Dental health experts question benefits of fluoride-free toothpaste

Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient — fluoride — and leaves them at a greater risk of cavities.  More...

Patients who accepted infected kidneys cured of hepatitis C

NEW YORK (AP) — Some patients in desperate need of a kidney transplant participated in a bold experiment where they received organs infected with hepatitis C. More...

Advocates condemn psych techniques used to keep kids online

CHICAGO (AP) — Children’s advocates want the American Psychological Association to condemn the tech industry’s practice of using persuasive psychological techniques to keep kids glued to their screens.  More...

Entertainment

NBC has best ratings week for a network in 2 months

NEWYORK (AP) — NBC cut through the summer doldrums with the best week for a television network since the NBA Finals were seen on ABC two months ago. More...

Lady Gaga to launch Las Vegas residency in December

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is heading to Las Vegas for a residency in December and offering fans two kinds of shows.  The singer announced Tuesday that she will kick off the first of 27 performances at the Park Theater on Dec. 28.  More...

Showtime series ‘Homeland’ to end in 2019 with season 8

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. More...

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