October 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

SVC queen & king

St. Vincent College crowned 2018 homecoming queen Lucy Bujdos of Indiana and king Kyle Ward of McKeesport at Saturday’s SVC homecoming football game against visiting Thiel. More...

General News

Bitter fight over Kavanaugh shadows a conservative court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The moment conservatives have dreamed about for decades has arrived with Brett Kavanaugh joining the Supreme Court. More...

University of Michigan researchers get algae biofuel grant

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — University of Michigan researchers will use a $2 million Energy department grant toward finding ways to use algae as a biofuel source for diesel engines.  More...

Cosby lawyers ask court to void conviction, prison sentence

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers have asked a Pennsylvania court to overturn the actor’s conviction and three- to 10-year prison sentence because of what they call a string of errors in his sex assault case.  More...

Sports

Bearcats beat Thiel in PAC play for first win

St. Vincent College overcame an early deficit and a nearly two and one-half hour weather delay to defeat visiting Thiel, 35-13, on Homecoming Day in Saturday’s Presidents’ Athletic Conference matchup for its first win of the season. More...

GL’s Butler commits to D2 hoops power West Liberty

Bryce Butler, Greater Latrobe’s standout guard/forward, verbally committed to continue his basketball career at Division II West Liberty University on Sunday via Twitter. More...

Seton Hill football drops PSAC West road game to Gannon, 48-28

Seton Hill University fell behind by 27 points and ended up dropping Saturday’s Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division football road game against Gannon, 48-28. The Griffins remain winless at 0-3 in the PSAC West and 0-6 overall. More...

Lifestyles

FOE Aerie, Auxiliary 01188 give donations to Feeding the Spirit

At the Fraternal Order of Eagles Fall Conference the Tony Angelo Aerie 01188 Ladies’ Auxiliary was awarded a grant check totaling $1,225, according to Bev Davis, secretary of the auxiliary, and More...

Vatican guide to lecture on ‘Catholic Art...’; reservations required

“Catholic Art of the Modern Age: New Images for an Ancient Story” is the title of a lecture to be preseented by Dr. Elizabeth Lev 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in the Fred M. Rogers Center of St. Vincent College. More...

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center to host ABBA tribute Oct. 11

ABBA FAB will present a tribute to the music of ABBA on Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. The 7:30 p.m. More...

Sydney Damon crowned Miss Ligonier 2018

Ligonier Valley High School (LVHS) senior Sydney Damon was crowned Miss Ligonier 2018 on Saturday, Oct. More...

Reminder to candidates about election policy

Candidates running in this November’s general election are reminded that they may submit an announcement with a photo to the Bulletin at least two weeks before Nov. 5. Any announcements received after Oct. 21 will not be published.  More...

Latrobe annual Halloween parade Oct. 27

The City of Latrobe will hold its annual Halloween parade starting at 2 p.m. Oct. 27.  Individuals planning to help judge costumes must be in the parking lot of Latrobe Memorial Stadium by 1:25 p.m. the day of the parade. More...

Local & State News

Zombie movie horrors dim amid warm feelings for cast, crew

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It was a lovely night for a “Dead” resurrection. More...

Latrobe leaf collection dates scheduled

The City of Latrobe recently announced the leaf collection dates for the fall season.  This year, leaf collection will occur on Saturdays, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, Nov. 17 and Dec. More...

Police: No shovel thrown at circus camel that injured 7

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a series of unfortunate events spooked a camel that bucked during an intermission at the Shrine Circus in Pittsburgh, injuring six children and an adult.  The investigation report released by police Friday says More...

World News

McConnell now open to high court nomination in election year

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate’s majority leader, insisting his chamber won’t be irreparably damaged by the bitter fight over new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, is signaling he’s willing to take up another high court nominatio More...

Roads where limo crash killed 20 are a menace, store says

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. More...

Sonia Orbuch, who fought Nazis as a girl, dies at 93

CORTE MADERA, Calif. (AP) — Sonia Orbuch, who survived the Holocaust as a teenager in eastern Europe by joining a resistance group that was sabotaging the Nazis, has died in Northern California, a newspaper reported. She was 93.  More...

Health

Smoke lingers at bars, casinos 10 years after no-smoking law

PITTSBURGH (AP) — On a hot, hazy August afternoon, the lunch crowd at the Rosecliff Tavern in Monroeville is winding down. A sign on the door warns in bold white letters: “No one under 18 years old” is allowed to enter. More...

Therapy dogs can spread superbugs to kids, hospital finds

NEW YORK (AP) — Therapy dogs can bring more than joy and comfort to hospitalized kids. They can also bring stubborn germs. More...

Medicare upgrades its website ahead of sign-up season

WASHINGTON (AP) — Approaching annual sign-up season, Medicare is modernizing its website to make it more useful for beneficiaries already accustomed to searching online for insurers, hospitals and doctors, officials announced recently.  Bu More...

Entertainment

‘Venom’ sets October record with $80 million; ‘Star Is Born’ soars

NEW YORK (AP) — In a weekend of perfect counter-programming for Hollywood, the comic-book movie “Venom” shrugged off bad reviews to shatter the October box-office record with an $80 million debut, while Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” soared to $41 More...

Taylor Swift breaks political silence, backs Tennessee Dems

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Music superstar Taylor Swift announced Sunday she’s voting for Tennessee’s Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, breaking her long-standing refusal to discuss anything politics.  More...

Scott Wilson, ‘In Cold Blood’ and ‘Walking Dead’ actor, dies

NEWYORK (AP) — Scott Wilson, who played the murderer Richard Hickock in 1967’s “In Cold Blood” and was a series regular on “The Walking Dead,” has died. He was 76.  More...

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