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Man convicted of killing father-in-law in Donegal Twp. appeals

A former Washington County man serving life in prison after being convicted in 2015 of the murder of his father-inlaw on a remote Donegal Township road plans to serve as his own attorney as he continues to appeal his conviction.  Michael A. More...

Feds: Child exploitation focus of Pennsylvania church probe

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two years ago, a federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh considered filing a racketeering lawsuit against a Roman Catholic diocese over its handling of child sex-abuse complaints, but left office before he could make the bold move. More...

General News

Todd Bol, founder of Little Free Library book sharing, dies at 62

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin man who founded the Little Free Library, a nonprofit that began with a dollhouse-like box of free books in his front yard and ballooned into an international book-sharing and literacy project, has died.  More...

Mother makes unique offer to help find son’s killer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has made a unique offer in hopes of finding the person who shot and killed her son on Labor Day.  More...

Pit bull puppy digs up loaded gun at apartment complex

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police in a North Carolina city are treating a pit bull puppy as a hero after he dug up a loaded .38-caliber revolver at an apartment complex.  More...

Sports

GL shares girls’ volleyball section title after loss to HA; DA falls to Apollo-Ridge

The playoff-bound Greater Latrobe and Derry Area girls’ volleyball teams closed out their section schedules Thursday with decidedly different results.  The Lady Wildcats missed a chance to win WPIAL Section 3-AAAA section outright with a t More...

Bearcats looking for bounce-back game against Waynesburg

Last week’s road game against nationally ranked Case Western Reserve (4-1 Presidents’ Athletic conference, 5-1 overall) was a tough one to digest for St. Vincent College.  More...

DA’s Trinclisti leads local pack in Tri-State

Greater Latrobe and Derry Area girls’ cross country teams turned out a number of solid performances at the Tri-State Track Coaches Association Cross-Country Invitational held Thursday at California University of Pennsylvania. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Area native to receive PGAA Volunteer of Excellence Award

The Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association will present its Volunteer of Excellence award to Ligonier native James R. Smith at the Alumni Celebration Dinner to be held Saturday, Oct. More...

WCHS: Candlelight Open House Nov. 1 at Historic Hanna’s Town

Historic Hanna’s Town will be open for a candlelight gathering at the Tavern, and an opportunity to preview the new holiday merchandise at the Museum Shop.  The Candlelight Open House, slated 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

37th annual Carpatho-Rusyn Celebration Oct. 28

St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, 201 E. Main St., Uniontown, will hold its 37th annual Carpatho-Rusyn Celebration noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in the parish social hall. More...

Grant funds to help county start replacing voting machines

The Westmoreland County Commissioners on Thursday approved requesting and accepting nearly $411,000 in Help America Vote Act (HAVA) grant funds to help the county begin replacing its voting machines. More...

County commissioners OK settlement in another suit against Sheriff Held’s office

For the second month in a row, the Westmoreland County commissioners approved paying to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit against the county sheriff’s department.  More...

Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation Commission sees dip in program revenue

Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation Commission program revenue is down so far in 2018 because of a drop in participation for two of the organization’s most important programs.  More...

Pennsylvania lawmakers leave town; clergy child sex abuse bill undone

HARRISBURG, Pa. 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. 22 will not be published.  More...

Local & State News

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...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Thursday:  THURSDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 3-9, Wild: 8 (three, nine; Wild: eight)  Pick 3 9-4-5, Wild: 8 (nine, four, five; Wild: eight)  More...

More than 250 exotic animals seized from home

UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. More...

World News

States and feds unite on election security after ’16 clashes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Weeks before the 2016 election, federal officials started making mysterious calls to the head of elections in Inyo County, California. They asked her to contact them if she noticed anything unusual. More...

Taliban attack kills Afghan officials; US general unhurt

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghanistan was reeling Friday, a day after an audacious assassination claimed by the Taliban that killed two senior officials in Kandahar province while the top U.S. More...

Post-Michael Florida: Fear, frustration and life on the edge

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Missing relatives and worries that looters are just outside the door. Dirty clothes. Hours-long lines for gasoline, insurance adjusters, food and water. More...

Education

Almost ready for students . . .

The brickwork is looking sharp as crews work to try to finish the new $24.8-million Latrobe Elementary School in time for the Greater Latrobe School District to move into the building in November. More...

Woman charged in death of toddler found buried in park

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman has been charged with murdering a toddler whose body was found buried in a public park.  Police said Thursday they’ve arrested 33-year-old Nyishia Corbitt for the death of Alina Barnes, who sh More...

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