September 1, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Antiques and Collectibles Sale Sept. 9 at Historic Hanna’s Town

Historic Hanna’s Town will continue the 45th season of its Antiques and Collectibles Sale on Sunday, Sept. 9. More...

2018 Largest Tomato Contest underway

Entries are still being accepted for the Latrobe Bulletin’s 6th annual Largest Tomato Contest. More...

General News

Democrats question documents used in DOJ official interview

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Oversight and Judiciary committees say their Republican counterparts have cherry-picked from Justice Department documents to promote a misleading narrative about the closed-door questioning of a senior J More...

William Nealon, 95, longest-serving US judge in history, succumbs

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The longest-serving U.S. district judge in the nation’s history has died.  Judge William Nealon of Scranton, Pennsylvania, died Thursday. He was 95.  President John F. More...

Couple ordered to turn over funds raised for homeless man

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A couple who raised more than $400,000 for a homeless man after he used his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia must now turn over what’s left of the cash.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Social media is stressing Mother Nature

Nature and social media often aren’t a good combination. There are places in nature where the seemingly innocuous act of taking a selfie can have unforeseen — even disastrous — results. More...

Bulletin Board

(Lifestyles editor Louise Fritz is on vacation. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Rebooted

‘Paradise Found’

I’ve done a lot of risky things in my life. I’ve paraglided over the Tetons, Wyoming visible far beneath my feet. I’ve paddled Class V rapids in West Virginia, nearly drowning when I fell overboard. More...

Food, fun at Mountain Craft Days

The 49th annual Mountain Craft Days will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. More...

Events of Area Interest

Faith Forward, Angel Arms workdays in September   Faith Forward and Angel Arms will hold work days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 8 and Sept. More...

When dogs are coughing there can be more than 20 different reasons

It used to be called kennel cough because at one time, people thought that their dogs got sick only from being boarded with other dogs. More...

Unity Township Heritage Festival offers family fun on Sept. 8

The ninth annual Unity Township Heritage Festival will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Taking time for a snack

A female ruby-throated hummingbird gets a snack at a feeder. Even though it’s called ruby-throated, only the male has the color on its throat. More...

No Bulletin published on Monday

Because of the Labor Day holiday, the Latrobe Bulletin will not publish on Monday, Sept. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

TUESDAY, SEPT. 4   4 p.m., Ligonier Township Supervisors, special meeting  7 p.m., Derry Township Supervisors, municipal building  WEDNESDAY, SEPT. More...

Plum Borough man dies in Penn Twp. motorcycle crash

The Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office reports that Ryan J. Winter, 29, of Plum Borough, was killed in a one-vehicle motorcycle accident at 2:54 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at the intersection of Route 130 and Hillview Road in Penn Township.  More...

Philadelphia agency probes reform school over alleged abuse

GLEN MILLS, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia has stopped sending children who’ve committed crimes to a suburban reform school and are investigating allegations that a staffer choked and body-slammed a 17-year-old boy.  More...

World News

WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF

McCain salute: One of nation’s ‘bravest souls’ in war, peace More...

Sports

Rams honor former teammate with big conference win over Penns Manor Area

Ligonier Valley’s football team celebrated a former teammate the best way it knew how Friday — with a victory. More...

Penn Hills pulls away from ’Cats

PITTSBURGH — Greater Latrobe managed a few big plays to take an early lead Friday over Penn Hills at Yuhas-McGinley Stadium, but quarterback Hollis Mathis and the host Indians rattled off 44 straight points on their way to a 50-13 WPIAL Class 5 More...

Second-half surge carries Trojans past Freeport Area, 19-13, in overtime

FREEPORT — The Derry Area football team has been involved in big-time, biggame situations before.  That’s why head coach Tim Sweeney didn’t panic when it didn’t look like anything could go right for his Trojans during the More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘Papillon’ remake is handsome but slow prison drama

Danish director Michael Noer’s “Papillon” remake, adapted from both Henri Charriere’s autobiography and the 1973 Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman film, is a sumptuous-looking but slowmoving prison drama that at times will have More...

Movie review: In the Detroit-set ‘Kin,’ a kid with a very big gun

In the teen sci-fi thriller “Kin,” a shy 14-year-old kid finds unearthly powers in the vacant warehouses of Detroit — an intriguing if standard young-adult premise that dissolves before your eyes in this inept and erratic directoria More...

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