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Police: Son set home ablaze, killing 92-year-old father

A Greensburg man has been charged with arson following a fire that killed his elderly father.  Douglas Novak, 40, is facing arson and related offenses in the aftermath of the blaze, which was reported shortly before 9:30 p.m. More...

PSP arrests 10 in ‘Operation Grinch’ warrant sweep

The Pennsylvania State Police Troop A Vice/Narcotics Unit arrested 10 people on criminal charges including possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility dur More...

General News

Audrey Geisel, widow of Dr. Seuss, dies at 97

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Dr. Seuss neared the end of his life, the children’s author told his wife that she would have to look after the Cat in the Hat, the Lorax, the Grinch and all the beloved characters he created.  More...

Bishops won’t discuss clergy abuse report at retreat

CHICAGO (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago says when bishops from around the United States gather in a suburban seminary next month, they won’t talk about a state investigation that found Illinois dioceses failed to disclose More...

So what makes chickens happy? Nobody is quite sure

NEW YORK (AP) — How do you measure a chicken’s happiness? Is it in the way it runs for food? How much time it spends preening?  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

The Forging of an Extraordinary Gift

Christmas came early this year — both for the City of Johnstown and for a couple of guys from the lower Hudson Valley of New York.  More...

Bulletin Board

A Latrobe native was recently recognized for his heroism in assisting the victims of a helicopter wreck during a Hawaiian vacation in October.  More...

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Campus Corner

Seton Hill recognizes students on fall 2018 dean’s list

Seton Hill University Provost Susan Yochum, SC, Ph.D., recognized students on the fall 2018 dean’s list, released Thursday by the Greensburg campus.  In order to qualify for the Seton Hill dean’s list, a full-time undergraduate stude More...

Fashion designer’s energy mattered to Michelle Obama

NEW YORK (AP) — For Michelle Obama, choosing what designer to wear while she was in the White House involved many factors, from diversity to whether they were a nice person. More...

Outstanding 4-H members serve as national delegates

Two 4-H members — Leah Androstic and Lexie Ferruolo — recently represented Westmoreland County as delegates in the 2018 National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia, themed “Be True, Be You,”  The 2018 Outstanding 4-H member More...

County’s ‘Drug Take Back’ program has productive year

More than 2,000 pounds of medication was collected in Westmoreland County over the past 12 months using “Drug Take Back” boxes, Westmoreland County Drug Overdose Task Force Director Tim Phillips said.  More...

Pa. legislative pay raise issue appears dead — for now

HARRISBURG — New York legislators are slated to get a 40-percent pay hike on New Year’s Day in a move that has at least some of their Keystone State colleagues both seething and salivating. More...

Remembering Chuck Findley

On behalf of the Latrobe Wildcat Football Alumni Association, Lawrence Newton, Class of 1966, presented a portrait of the late coach Charles “Chuck” U. Findley to Mark Mears, Greater Latrobe School District (GLSD) athletic director. More...

Bulletin delivery may be delayed today

Delivery of today’s paper in your area may be delayed because of mechanical problems. The Bulletin apologizes for any inconvenience.   More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26   6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, agenda prep, City Hall   More...

Priest named in Pennsylvania church sex abuse probe jailed

A Roman Catholic priest on Friday became the first person sentenced to prison as a result of a Pennsylvania grand jury investigation that found hundreds of clergy had abused children over seven decades. The Rev. More...

DA closes sex assault investigation of former state lawmaker

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The county prosecutor in Harrisburg said Friday he was closing a sexual assault investigation into a now-former state representative at the request of the political consultant who had filed a complaint against him. More...

World News

A blow to morale: Afghan generals worry about US withdrawal

ISLAMABAD (AP) - The Taliban welcomed news of the U.S. More...

North Carolina asked feds to open vote fraud case last year

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Closed parks, ‘Green Eggs’ and ‘Jell-O’: Alook at shutdowns

(AP) — Disputes over spending, immigration and health care have triggered shutdowns of the federal government in recent years. More...

Sports

Fenton, Butler close out Wildcats’ section victory on line against Fox Chapel

With the game on the line, the Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team turned to its two standout guards to close it out from the line.  Reed Fenton and Bryce Butler both hit two free throws in the final 10 seconds, cementing a 66-62 victory More...

IceCats dominate HA, take sole possession of first place in conference

In a matchup of teams that were tied for first place, Greater Latrobe scored five power-play goals and dominated Hempfield Area, 7-1, Friday night at Kirk Nevin Arena in Greensburg.  More...

New Jersey high school wrestler told to cut dreadlocks or forfeit match

BUENA, N.J. More...

Entertainment

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Movie review: ‘Transformers’ gets a great savior in ‘Bumblebee’

The “Transformers” movie universe has lately been leaky and rusted out. It’s become shorthand for bad blockbuster movie-making — male-driven, mindless spectaculars with sophomoric humor. How can it be saved? More...

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