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Pennsylvania election: Democrats look for gains in US House

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The midterm election Tuesday in Pennsylvania features a big pool of competitive races for Congress, the most closely watched contests in the state. More...

Toys for Tots registration set two weekends this month

Families who want to be included in the annual Toys for Tots Program this Christmas season must sign up between the times of 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Nov. 17 and 18 and Nov. 24 and 25 at the Latrobe American Legion on 1811 Ligonier Street in Latrobe. More...

General News

Ethiopia’s Desisa, Kenya’s Keitany win NYC Marathon

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Keitany of Kenya and Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won the New York City Marathon on Sunday, with Keitany dominating the strong women’s field for her fourth victory in the event and Desisa surging ahead of two other runne More...

Georgia school probes racist slur displayed by marching band

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A marching band at a Georgia high school spelled out a racist slur during a halftime show and now the school is reviewing its show procedures.  More...

Utah mayor, guard member killed by trainee in Afghanistan

NORTH OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A Utah mayor who was also a Utah Army National Guard major training commandos in Afghanistan was fatally shot by one of his Afghan trainees, officials said Sunday.  Brent Taylor, 39, had taken a yearlong leave of a More...

Sports

Lew Hart, one of GL’s longest-tenured football coaches, passes away at 78

Greater Latrobe has lost one of its longest-tenured football coaches.  Lew Hart, who was the head coach at Greater Latrobe for 10 seasons (1977-86) while serving as an assistant the previous 11 years (1966-76), has passed away at the age of 78.& More...

DA’s Trinclisti, GL’s Harter compete in state cross-country meet

Derry Area’s Mary Trinclisti and Greater Latrobe’s Rachel Harter both competed in the state cross-country championships during the weekend.  Trinclisti placed 84th out of 216 runners, while Harter took 109th out of 228 during the res More...

Bearcats take early lead, but fall to nationally ranked Washington & Jefferson, 33-9

The St. Vincent College football team led early against nationally-ranked Washington & Jefferson, but let its lead slip away — and not for the first time this season. More...

Lifestyles

Homemade pumpkin rolls for sale

Lucy Baluh, Ruth King and Janice Clark of Bethany United Methodist Church will be making homemade pumpkin rolls. Cost of the pumpkin rolls are $11 per order. More...

Excela Health welcomes three new physicians into network

Excela Health recently welcomed three new doctors into its network team of physicians. More...

SVC Activities Programming Board honored at conference

The St. Vincent College Activities Programming Board recently returned from the 2018 National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Mid-Atlantic regional conference with awards for Outstanding Programming Board and Best Use of Social Media. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Material stolen from 84 Lumber in Derry Township   State police at Greensburg report between 7:33 and 7:53 p.m. Oct. 27, someone gained access to 84 Lumber at 930 Industrial Blvd. More...

Lifeway event to support its pro-life work

Annual fundraiser being held this Thursday

Lifeway Pregnancy Center of Latrobe is having a free dinner on Thursday, Nov. 8, and what it asks in return is that guests make a gift or a pledge to the nonprofit organization. More...

The winners are . . .

The “Miss Betsy Basket Case & Friends” scarecrow made by Laurel Mountain Horse & Pony Club and sponsored by Betsy’s of Ligonier was one of the top three winners in the Ligon More...

Election reminder: Don’t forget to vote Nov. 6

The Latrobe Bulletin reminds readers to vote in the upcoming general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Local & State News

Derry Area playoff game at Hempfield Area

The Derry Area football team will play its semifinal-round playoff game close to home.  The No. 2-seeded Trojans will meet No. 3 North Catholic at Hempfield Area High School, 7:30 p.m. Friday in the WPIAL Class 3A semifinals.  More...

Where Pennsylvania’s candidates for governor stand on issues

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A look at where the two candidates for Pennsylvania governor — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican nominee Scott Wagner — stand on some key issues, from abortion rights to taxes. More...

About 100 gather for ‘healing service’ outside synagogue

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Parents clutched their children, couples leaned on each other and bystanders wept as about 100 people gathered in a steady drizzle outside the desecrated Tree of Life synagogue for what a former rabbi called a healing service More...

World News

Iran president warns of ‘war situation’ as sanctions resume

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran greeted the re-imposition of U.S. More...

Report: Saudi investigators worked to remove evidence

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Members of a team from Saudi Arabia sent to help Turkish authorities investigate the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi worked instead to remove evidence of the slaying, a senior Turkish official said Monday.  More...

Migrant caravan plans to push on toward Mexico’s capital

CORDOBA, Mexico (AP) - A big group of Central Americans has agreed to push toward Mexico City from a coastal state Monday, planning to exit a part of the country that has long been treacherous for migrants seeking to get to the United States.  More...

Health

Feds say heroin, fentanyl remain biggest drug threat to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drug overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year, with an estimated 200 people dying per day, according to a report by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. More...

Water out of thin air: California couple’s device wins $1.5 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It started out modestly enough: David Hertz, having learned that under the right conditions you really can make your own water out of thin air, put a little contraption on the roof of his office and began cranking out free bo More...

AHN launches center to advance treatment for hernias at West Penn

Allegheny Health Network (AHN) has launched the Comprehensive Hernia Center to provide patients with specialized care for the treatment of hernias. More...

Entertainment

With $50 million debut at box office, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is no poor boy

NEW YORK (AP) — The Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” and 20th Century Fox are — for now, at least — champions of the world. More...

‘Fantastic Beasts’ stars: Grindelwald isn’t Trump, exactly

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Depp’s charismatic leader at the center of the new “Fantastic Beasts” sequel isn’t modeled on President Donald Trump.  More...

Bono to Congress: Thanks for ignoring Trump on AIDS funding

LONDON (AP) — Bono has a message for the U.S. Congress: Thanks for ignoring President Donald Trump.  Trump has sought to slash hundreds of millions from U.S. More...

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