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Stanko, mother charged for alleged access device fraud

A Unity Township man who remains a person of interest in the disappearance of Cassandra Gross was charged Tuesday for allegedly instructing his mother, who was also charged, to use his government benefits account to make purchases while he is in pris More...

Authorities investigating Westmoreland County Prison inmate’s death

The Westmoreland County District Attorney’s Office is investigating after an inmate at Westmoreland County Prison died last week following an apparent suicide.  More...

Letters to Santa being accepted until Dec. 17

Hey kids, does Santa know if you’ve been naughty or nice?  Well, don’t take a chance that he will have the wrong information about you this Christmas season. More...

Bulletin accepting Toys for Tots

The Latrobe Bulletin is again participating in the Toys for Tots campaign sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps League.  More...

General News

Sting uses fake Amazon boxes, GPS to catch would-be thieves

The explosion in online shopping has led to porch pirates and stoop surfers swiping holiday packages from unsuspecting residents. The cops in one New Jersey city are trying to catch the thieves with some trickery of their own.  More...

Florida massacre commission considers school safety plans

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — There were plenty of missteps in communication, security and school policy before and during the Florida high school massacre that allowed the gunman to kill 17 people. More...

Fort to restage 1776 riot involving US

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. More...

Sports

Paola, LV guards dominate Penns Manor Area, 78-57

The Penns Manor Area boys’ basketball team couldn’t stop the Ligonier Valley guards in transition.  The Comets didn’t have an answer for Ligonier Valley’s 6-foot-8 senior standout Marrek Paola, either.  More...

Fenton reaches 1,000 career-point milestone in Wildcats’ win over Gateway

So, after getting two personal bests — 10 threes and 42 points, which tie him for first and fourth all-time, respectively — in the first game and following it up with 21 more points in the second as Greater Latrobe started the season with More...

Rec Dek hockey Sergeant champion

The Kings recently captured the Sergeant Division of the Latrobe-GLDS Parks and Recreation Department’s fall Dek hockey. More...

Lifestyles

IUP to honor area students at commencement Dec. 15

Two area men will be honored at Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s undergraduate winter commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 15.  More...

Prayer Rally: ‘Keep Christ in Christmas’ Dec. 15 at Holy Family

The Holy Family Rosary Society will host a Prayer Rally 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in Holy Family Church, 1200 Ligonier St., Latrobe.  More...

Christmas Dinner, Concert Dec. 15

The Abundant Grace Church Hellman Hall, 50 S. Walnut St., Blairsville, will be the setting of a Saturday, Dec. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Salem Twp. crash   More...

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Late Edition!  Free Access 

Unfortunately, we had some trouble with equpiment this morning. We are working hard to get it fixed as soon as possible. The December 13, 2018 edition will be getting out late due to having to print off site. We apologize for any inconvenience.  More...

LTS pass 2019 budget with deficit; okay creation of Ligonier Valley Police Department

Ligonier Township will face budget challenges and welcome a new regional police department in the new year. More...

Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds added to airshow

The 2019 Shop ‘n Save Westmoreland County Airshow has another headlining act, and airshow officials are working to finalize the show’s lineup, Westmoreland County Airport Authority Executive Director Gabe Monzo said during the authority&r More...

Man gets prison time for fatal 2016 Derry Twp. crash

A Derry Township man was sentenced to prison time for causing a head-on crash on Route 982 in 2016 that killed a Blairsville woman who was driving with her 9- month-old great-granddaughter in the vehicle.  More...

Two treated after Youngstown fire; no one hurt in Derry blaze

Local firefighters were able to quickly contain a pair of fires Tuesday in Youngstown and Derry Township, getting the flames under control within about 15 minutes in both cases.  Firefighters responded to a fire in a duplex along Main Street in More...

Local & State News

GOP skeptical in residency dispute with new Senate Democrat Lindsey Williams

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Rep. Walsh appointed deputy policy chairman

State Rep. Justin Walsh, R-Westmoreland County, was recently appointed deputy policy chairman for the 2019-20 legislative session.  More...

Parents of student sue classmate over death

EASTON, Pa. More...

World News

Analysis: A rancorous first glimpse of new Trump- Dem dynamic

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s first encounter with newly empowered congressional Democrats produced a striking Oval Office display that revealed how ill-prepared he is for the biggest political challenge of his presidency.  More...

Gunman kills 4, then himself, after Mass at Brazil cathedral

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Aman opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil after Mass on Tuesday, killing four people and wounding four more before taking a bullet in the ribs in a firefight with police and then shooting himself in the head, authoritie More...

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen faces possible jail sentence

NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Cohen, a lawyer who made his career protecting President Donald Trump, is set to learn Wednesday whether his decision to cooperate with federal investigators will lessen his punishment for dodging taxes, lying to Congress and More...

Health

Artificial dyes fading, but food will still get color boosts

NEW YORK (AP) — Many companies including McDonald’s and Kellogg are purging artificial colors from their foods, but don’t expect your cheeseburgers or cereal to look much different.  Colors send important signals about food, an More...

Report: Number of uninsured kids spikes to 3.9M in US

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. More...

Free naloxone kits at select Pennsylvania locations Dec. 13

Free naloxone kits will be available to all Pennsylvania residents at nearly 80 locations across the state, primarily at state health centers and county/municipal health departments, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13.  More...

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