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Feast time for deer family

These five deer found plenty of apples to suit their appetites under this grove of trees in a yard along the Youngstown Ridge.   More...

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General News

Charges stand against Monessen man accused of threatening judge

A Monessen man accused of threatening and stalking a county judge who jailed him for violating terms of his probation for a 2014 drug conviction will stand trial.  More...

Police investigate woman filmed dunking boy’s head in toilet

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Suspect in fatal road rage beating formally charged

FORT WAYNE, Ind. More...

Editorial

Trump rhetoric an issue for free society

Freedom of the press is a tenant of a prosperous society. Even when the media are characterized as “the enemy of the American people,” it is up to the work of journalists and editorial writers to inform the public.  More...

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Stop the selfish abuse of presidental powers

President Donald Trump’s cavalier misuse of his office’s many powers and privileges is troubling, self-serving and unseemly — perhaps nowhere more starkly than in his abuse of presidential pardons and, conversely, the ability to rev More...

Lifestyles

WCHS: Toast the Tour Party Sept. 7; self-guided tours of 5 homes Sept. 15

The Westmoreland County Historical Society is opening doors to the rich history of Westmoreland County during two events featuring tours of local historic homes:  On Friday, Sept. More...

Kollar/ Brudnok

The engagement of Shane Michael Brudnok of Latrobe to Rachael Marie Kollar of Greensburg is announced by their parents, Tom and Celine Brudnok of Latrobe (Unity Township) and Jeff and Elaina Kollar of Greensburg (Unity Township).  More...

Church news

Old-Fashioned Hymn Sing at New Alexandria UMC   New Alexandria United Methodist Church, 106 Washington St., will host another Old-Fashioned Hymn Sing 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9.  More...

Derry Twp. Supervisors outline progress on significant, ongoing flooding issues

The Derry Township Supervisors outlined several areas of progress on the significant and ongoing issue of flooding and erosion throughout multiple areas of the township.  Residents again packed the Derry Township Municipal Building for Tuesday&r More...

Ligonier Twp. appoints deputy tax collector to handle duties

Forced to act quickly following the departure of two tax collectors, the Ligonier Township Supervisors on Tuesday appointed Keystone Collections Group as its deputy tax collector. More...

Area schools continue heat-related schedule adjustments

Several area school districts dismissed students early Tuesday because of high heat and will do so again today, Sept. 5, with forecasted highs in the 90s. More...

Jeannette teen struck, killed by train

A 16-year-old Jeannette boy was struck and killed by a train Tuesday morning while walking on a section of Norfolk Southern Railway track in Jeannette.  More...

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Local & State News

As bishop looked on, abusive Pa. priest ‘Father Ned’ given new assignment

A Roman Catholic bishop who apologized to his flock last month for the “misguided and inappropriate decisions of church leaders” is reckoning with his own role — revealed in federal court a decade ago — in the system that prot More...

Fraternity group votes to ban hard alcohol

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Most U.S. and Canadian fraternities have one year to ban vodka, tequila and other hard alcohol under a rule adopted during the recent annual meeting of their trade association, the group 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

Pressley’s upset another win for fresh Dem voices

BOSTON (AP) - Ayanna Pressley is all but assured of becoming the first black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts, the latest example of the Democratic Party’s embrace of diversity and liberal politics as the recipe for success in the T More...

Child killed by falling tree as Gordon strikes land

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Tropical Storm Gordon never became a hurricane but it was deadly all the same, killing a child by blowing a tree onto a mobile home as it made landfall late Tuesday just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border.  More...

Will Russian hackers affect this year’s US election?

(AP) — Nearly a year after Russian government hackers meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, researchers at cybersecurity firm Trend Micro zeroed in on a new sign of trouble: a group of suspect websites. The sites mimicked a portal used by U.S. More...

Sports

GL, DA, LV all win girls’ volleyball matches

Greater Latrobe scored a narrow win, while Derry Area and Ligonier Valley both won in four sets during girls’ volleyball action on Tuesday.  More...

Lady ’Cats, Trojans, Vikings score dominating section tennis victories

Greater Latrobe, Derry Area and Mount Pleasant all scored dominating girls’ tennis victories on Tuesday.  The Lady Wildcats and Lady Trojans blasted Armstrong and Springdale in respective home WPIAL Section 1-AAA and 3-AA matches, while th More...

Schedule, time changes for GL, DA athletic teams

A number of Greater Latrobe and Derry Area teams saw several time and schedule changes as the fall sports season begins kick into high gear.  The Greater Latrobe boys’ soccer team will host Mount Pleasant on Saturday (7:30 p.m.). More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Maryland man accused of possessing drug paraphernalia  State police at Kiski Valley report a 23-year-old Glenn Burnie, Maryland, man was accused of possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. More...

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