December 13, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Lawyer seeks no prison time for ‘predator priest’ Sweeney  Free Access 

The attorney for a former priest who pleaded guilty earlier this year to the indecent assault of a 10-year-old boy at St. More...

WCCC trustees approve new plumbing programs  Free Access 

Westmoreland County Community College will be offering three new plumbing programs to students beginning in the fall.  The college’s board of trustees on Wednesday approved adding programs giving students the opportunities to earn a certif More...

Petrarca appointed to committee  Free Access 

Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D Westmoreland/ Armstrong/Indiana, has been appointed to represent Pennsylvania on the National Council of State Legislatures’ Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. More...

Bulletin accepting Toys for Tots  Free Access 

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

General News

Scam used fake SEC letters to bilk victims, FBI says  Free Access 

BOSTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania man faces prison after he admitted he scammed victims by pretending to be an employee of the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Frank Cedeno pleaded guilty in Boston on Wednesday to wire fraud conspiracy and More...

Officials: Man allegedly hunted deer from car with crossbow  Free Access 

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — State game officials have charged a Pittsburgh-area man with hunting deer from his car with a loaded crossbow.  More...

Woman sues Royal Caribbean over husband’s zip line death  Free Access 

MIAMI (AP) — A woman claims Royal Caribbean Cruises is responsible for a zip line accident that killed her husband on the Honduran island of Roatan. More...

Editorial

Called back  Free Access 

Off The Wall

Let’s cut right to the core! So called Christians are leaving their parishes by the hundreds to refrain from doing what their church doctrines have instructed them to abide to. In essence, they have backslid, becoming a part of the “me-generation.” More...

Political Cartoon  Free Access 

Full Story

Redistricting panel is a long overdue correction  Free Access 

It’s hard to argue with the fact that Pennsylvania’s court drawn congressional districts more fairly represent the state’s electorate than the screamingly partisan map they replaced. But the job of political map-making shouldn’t fall to judges. More...

Lifestyles

Cambridge Christmas Eve tradition coming to Grand Halle  Free Access 

The elegant Gothic hall is decked for the season and filled with people ready to celebrate the arrival of Immanuel. More...

Pitt-Bradford graduate  Free Access 

Matthew James Hogue of Greensburg is expected to graduate this week from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford with bachelor of science degree in exercise science, the Bradford campus reported Wednesday.  December graduates were recognized wi More...

Eve nts o f Area Interest  Free Access 

American Red Cross blood drives Jan. 3, 4   We all expect blood to be there for us, but barely a fraction of those who can give do. Yet sooner or later virtually everyone will face a time of great vulnerability, when blood will be needed. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP  Free Access 

Police investigating alleged domestic violence in Salem Twp.   More...

DASD OKs three-year contracts for teachers, administrators  Free Access 

The Derry Area School Board approved new three-year contracts for teachers and administrators at a special meeting Wednesday. More...

New Alex council approves budget with no tax increase  Free Access 

New Alexandria Borough Council on Wednesday formally approved a 2019 final budget with no tax increase for property owners.  The $122,165 budget includes no major changes compared to the current year’s spending plan. More...

Man gets prison time for 2016 crash that killed young boy  Free Access 

An Indiana County man pleaded guilty Wednesday to four charges in connection with a 2016 crash on Route 22 in Derry Township that took the life of an 8-year-old boy.  Adam Duffy, 33, of Josephine pleaded guilty to a felony count of homicide by v More...

Former coach honored  Free Access 

Former longtime Greater Latrobe head wrestling coach Tom Harbert (middle) was presented an award by current Wildcat head coach Mike Ciotti and Lynn Cochran of the Greater Latrobe Organization for Wrestling to recognize his devotion to the mat sport d More...

Letters to Santa being accepted until Dec. 17  Free Access 

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...

Local & State News

AAA: One in three Americans will travel this holiday season, most on record  Free Access 

As the holiday season approaches, AAA forecasts that more than one third of Americans will take to the nation’s runways, roadways and rails this holiday season. More...

Couple pleads guilty in death of 10-month-old child  Free Access 

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A man and woman have pleaded guilty to charges in the death of their 10-month-old daughter in western Pennsylvania last year.  More...

2 more Pennsylvania casinos open up for sports betting  Free Access 

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two more casinos in Pennsylvania are about to start up with sports betting. Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh and Sugar House Casino in Philadelphia are beginning test periods Thursday. More...

World News

Trump’s payment explanations shift as legal exposure grows  Free Access 

NEW YORK (AP) - The sentencing of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, brought a perilous investigation into the president’s campaign one step closer to the Oval Office. More...

‘Dirty deeds’: Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen gets 3 years in prison  Free Access 

NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s one-time fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to conceal his boss’ alleged sexual affairs, telling a j More...

Insurance claims at $9 billion from California fires  Free Access 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Insurance claims from last month’s California wildfires already are at $9 billion and expected to increase, the state’s insurance commissioner announced Wednesday.  More...

Sports

Pressure gets to Lady Bobcats against Penns Manor Area  Free Access 

Rematch of last season’s conference championship game

The rematch could also turn out to be a preview, but Blairsville’s 72-53 District 6 Heritage Conference loss to visiting Penns Manor Area Wednesday night turned out to be more of a wakeup call for the Lady Bobcats.  The two teams met in la More...

Willdcats easily beat Woodland Hills with forfeits at 10 weight classes  Free Access 

The Greater Latrobe wrestling team opened up WPIAL Class AAA Section 1-B action last night with an easy 66-6 victory over visiting Woodland Hills.  More...

Heisman winner Murray thrills A’s, except when he scrambles  Free Access 

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Whenever Kyler Murray scrambles, the Oakland Athletics cringe. They definitely don’t want their prized baseball prospect hurt on the football field. More...

Click here for digital edition
2018-12-13 digital edition