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DTMA approves pact related to Keystone trail/sewer project

The Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) on Wednesday approved an agreement with the Pittsburgh District of the U.S. More...

Drug and Alcohol Commission looking for prevention proposals

The Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. More...

Pa. prisons on lockdown as mystery illnesses probed

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s state prisons are on lockdown after employees at an eighth prison in recent weeks required treatment from exposure to a yet-unidentified substance described as a liquid synthetic drug.  More...

General News

Bail for woman accused of putting baby in freezer

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge has granted bail for a woman accused of putting her newborn son into a freezer. After delivering the baby, investigators say 45-year-old Carol Sautter texted the baby’s father and told him the boy was stillborn. More...

Marylanders crabby over PETA’s vegan billboard

BALTIMORE (AP) — Crab is beloved across Maryland, but not quite in the way PETA would like. More...

Condo buys DNA kits to solve dog poop mysteries

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Fed up with dog poop being left around, board members at a Maryland condominium complex are now relying on DNA samples to police unscooped feces.  More...

Editorial

Off The Wall

Choice?

I happened to be cleaning up my office one day when I noticed a folded up piece of paper with tiny words printed on them. More...

McCain’s enduring legacy

GUEST EDITORIAL

All that’s been said about U.S. Sen. John McCain since his death on Saturday should cause Americans to reflect deeply and in an open-minded way on the great service to this country that was the hallmark of his life. More...

Letters to the editor policy

The Latrobe Bulletin welcomes letters to the editor and encourages readers to express their opinions.  More...

Lifestyles

‘Full Bloom’ continues at Latrobe’s Olde Main Theatre

Phoebe (Carolyn Jerz of Unity Township) and Jesse (DeShaun Herzog of Greensburg) form an unexpected bond in “Full Bloom,” a drama that questions society’s fixation on physical appearance, and explores issues of depression and self-esteem in teens and More...

Workshop on Social Security set

An educational workshop titled “Savvy Social Security Planning: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income” will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. More...

Events of Area Interest

Pop-Up Studio at Westmoreland museum Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, will host Pop- Up Studio-Fuse and Ruse from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Greensburg man accused of drug possession   State police at Kiski Valley report B. Ritenour, 18, of Greensburg, was accused of drug possession following a traffic stop on the 100 block of Pine Drive in New Stanton. More...

LTMA reviews water system leak study, water pressure problems

New manager Anthony “Griff” Griffith is getting a crash course on operations at the Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) during his first week on the job. More...

Derry Twp. teen killed in crash on Route 982

A 17-year-old Derry Area High School senior was killed early Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash along Route 982 in Latrobe after a deer reportedly jumped into the path of a car she was riding in, investigators said.  More...

Bishop announces decision to remove Connare name from Unity Township center

The Diocese of Greensburg on Wednesday reported that Bishop Edward C. Malesic has decided to change the name of the Bishop William G. Connare Center in Unity Township to the Christ, Our Shepherd Center. More...

Area priest on leave pending probe of abuse allegations

The Diocese of Greensburg reports that on Tuesday it received “a credible allegation of sexual abuse of a minor” against the Rev. Joseph E. More...

Local & State News

Senate GOP leader cautions against retroactive abuse claims

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Johnstown man arrested in strangulation murder of model

NORRISTOWN, Pa. More...

Former state House speaker resentenced without restitution

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Aformer speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives learned Wednesday he will not have to pay about $110,000 in restitution for his conviction six years ago for using staff to campaign on state time.  More...

World News

Racism quickly becomes an issue in Florida governor’s race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. More...

Black candidates win primaries for governor in three states

With Andrew Gillum’s upset victory in Florida, black candidates have won the Democratic nomination for governor in three states this year in a historic turn largely attributed to voter backlash against President Donald Trump.  Gillum, Stac More...

Gillum, Nelson: Team approach for Florida Dems?

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. More...

Sports

GL golfers defeat Penn-Trafford; GCC tops DA; Lady Centurions win

The Greater Latrobe boys’ golf team struggled again, but came away with a 211-224 victory against visiting Penn- Trafford during a WPIAL Section 1- AAA match Wednesday at Latrobe Country Club.  More...

GL gets second week to prepare for start of conference play

Travels to Penn Hills in Class 5A crossover game

Even though it’s Penn Hills, Greater Latrobe head coach Jason Marucco says that going up against the team that’s ranked No. 2 in both the WPIAL and state in Class 5A is just what his Wildcats need at this point. How so? Well, let him explain. More...

DA pleased, but not satisfied heading into conference opener at Freeport Area

Tim Sweeney is pleased with his Derry Area football team following a 30-point victory against rival Greater Latrobe last Friday. But by no means is he satisfied. Not with a road game against a veteran perennial WPIAL power next on the schedule. More...

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