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Laughlintown man arrested after trying to burglarize off-duty cop’s home

A Laughlintown man picked the wrong house in Ligonier to allegedly attempt to burglarize early Saturday morning. More...

General News

South Africa poised for cannabis trade despite obstacles

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - 2018 has been called the “year for cannabis” in South Africa. More...

Cruise ship rescues fishermen who had been adrift for weeks

MIAMI (AP) — Acruise ship has rescued two Costa Rican fishermen who had been stranded at sea for about three weeks.  Royal Caribbean Chief Meteorologist James Van Fleet tweeted that the sailors were saved Friday night between Grand Cayman More...

Man accused of plotting to kidnap Letterman’s son freed

GREAT FALLS, Mont. More...

Sports

Lady Wildcats to welcome back one of their own in Jen Sobota

Greater Latrobe’s all-time leading scorer returns for tourney as head coach of McLean (Va.) High School

When the Greater Latrobe Girls Basketball Boosters Club holds its first-ever basketball tournament later this week, the Lady Wildcats will welcome back one of their own. More...

Win streak reaches seven games for SVC women

The St. Vincent College women’s basketball team earned its seventh straight victory in a 90-65 wire-to-wire win over SUNY Polytechnic Institute at the Juniata College Holiday Classic. More...

Rebuilding season won’t change culture of DA’s swimming, diving teams

Derry Area is well-known for a few sports.  Success has been had in both girls’ and boys’ volleyball over the years. Football is on the mind of the Trojan Empire. And, of course, there is swimming and diving.  More...

Lifestyles

Westmoreland County 4-H program awards eight $1,000 scholarships

Eight $1,000 scholarships were awarded at the 4-H Achievement Night held on Nov. 12 at the Word of Life Ministries in Greensburg.  More...

Transform homey gingerbread into a stately layer cake

Good gingerbread is dark and moist, with an intriguing hint of bitterness and a peppery finish. More...

Dollar Stretcher

Gift cards make shopping easy, but everyone knows what a credit card-sized package under the tree means.  This year, I took some of the plastic cases that CDs come in and used them as carriers. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Tools stolen from truck in Unity Township   More...

Santa’s reindeer get clean bill of health for Pa. deliveries

Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding and Pennsylvania State Veterinarian Dr. David R. More...

Pa. parks, forests ready for winter visitors

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn reminds outdoor enthusiasts that the state’s forest and park systems are rolling out the welcome mat for winter visitors seeking outdoor fun.  More...

No Bulletin on Tuesday; offices closed

The Latrobe Bulletin offices at 1211 Ligonier St., Latrobe, will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas, and there will be no paper.  The Bulletin business office will close at noon today, Dec. 24.  More...

Local & State News

As ranks dwindle, volunteer firefighters make time to serve

CARLISLE, Pa. More...

Breaking up (with Facebook) is hard to do: Here’s how

NEW YORK (AP) — Every relationship has a breaking point. Even yours with Facebook.  There’s a way out, though the social network will try to win you back with promises to do better. Maybe even flowers.  More...

Defense: Supervisors, not workers, decided on abuse reports

EXTON, Pa. More...

World News

After criticism, Trump pushes out Mattis sooner than planned

WASHINGTON (AP) - Irritated with the criticism and fallout from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ resignation, President Donald Trump on Sunday pushed the Pentagon chief out the door two months earlier than planned, an acrimonious end to a tense re More...

Tsunami hits without warning in Indonesia, killing more than 220

CARITA BEACH, Indonesia (AP) - The deadly tsunami struck in the dark, without warning. More...

White House: Trump would accept less money for border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) - A top White House official signaled Sunday that President Donald Trump is willing to accept less money than he’s been demanding to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall, but a senior congressional Democrat said that, while their own More...

Health

Medical bills plague millennials; these tips may be the cure

Chrystal McKay knew enough about medical care costs that she skipped the ambulance ride after a car accident. A friend drove her to the emergency room.  More...

Updated lawsuit teases new details against OxyContin maker

(AP) — An updated complaint in Massachusetts’ lawsuit against Purdue Pharma claims members of the family that owns the OxyContin maker are personally responsible for fueling abuse of the deadly painkiller.  More...

Girl fights leukemia with Christmas wishes from thousands

BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) — A southeastern Michigan girl who is battling leukemia has thousands of fans and the number continues to grow.  Emma Roberts of Brighton has received more than 4,500 Christmas cards since late November. More...

Entertainment

Netflix named The Associated Press’ Entertainer of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) — After a year like this, Netflix shows no signs of chilling.  More...

AP-NORC Poll: Christmas carols favored over Billboard hits

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 holiday hit in 60 years, but Americans still prefer hearing carols such as “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells,” a new poll shows. More...

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