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No Bulletin on Tuesday; offices close early today, closed Jan. 1

The Latrobe Bulletin offices at 1211 Ligonier St., Latrobe, will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 1, in observance of New Year’s Day, and there will be no paper.  The Bulletin business office will close at noon today, Dec. 31.   More...

General News

Prices rise as the minimum wage increases in several states

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — At Granny Shaffer’s restaurant in Joplin, Missouri, owner Mike Wiggins is reprinting the menus to reflect the 5, 10 or 20 cents added to each item. Atwo-egg breakfast will cost an extra dime, at $7.39. More...

Journalist group counts 94 slayings of media staff in 2018

BRUSSELS (AP) — An international trade association says on-the-job slayings of journalists and news media staff rose again in 2018 following an overall decline during the past half-dozen years. More...

Lampert’s hedge fund makes last-minute bid to save Sears

NEWYORK (AP) — Ahedge fund run by Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert said it submitted a last-minute bid Friday to keep the struggling retailer from being liquidated.  The bid, valued at $4.4 billion, still needs to be approved. More...

Sports

Best half of season carries Wildcats into N.Y. tourney championship game

Defeat host Elmira, face St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (Va.) for title

Greater Latrobe’s best half of the season led the Wildcats to the championship game of the three-day Elmira (N.Y.) Holiday Classic. More...

Lady ’Cats top Connellsville to close out own tourney

The Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team closed its own Holiday Hoops Fest with a 44-33 victory against Connellsville on Saturday. More...

DA’s DeLuca falls to country’s top-ranked wrestler for Powerade title

GL’s Willochell also medals

CANONSBURG — There are only so many opportunities in a season to wrestle the top-ranked wrestler in the country in your weight class.  Heck, some never get that opportunity.  That’s one of the reasons why Derry Area’s Dom More...

Entertainment

‘Aquaman’ still rules, and others see a post-Christmas bump

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the final weekend of 2018, “Aquaman” still led the pack at the box office, but other films like “Mary Poppins Returns,” “The Mule” and “Second Act” enjoyed post-holiday bumps More...

NYPD drone to oversee Times Square revelry

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s an Auld Lang Syne of the times: For the first time, a police drone will be keeping watch over the New Year’s Eve celebration in New York’s Times Square. More...

The Daily Commuter Puzzle

Full Story

Writer turns to art to support animal rescues

Duffy was a sweet little dog who spent years suffering horribly in a puppy mill until he was rescued and adopted into a loving home. He had been physically damaged and his soul broken so deeply that even when he was happy, he looked sad. More...

Fort Ligonier planning festive Twelfth Night Celebration Jan. 5

Fort Ligonier will celebrate the holidays with the Second Annual Twelfth Night Celebration at its Center for History Education from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5.  More...

Local & State News

A look at the state’s upcoming legislative session

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s General Assembly will convene at noon tomorrow to begin what could be a confrontational two-year legislative session. Hot issues are expected to include: • Gov. Tom Wolf’s renewed proposal to tax Marcellus Shale gas. More...

Amid 2018’s tragedies were moments of compassion and duty

Deadliest shooting at an American high school: Parkland, Florida. Deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century: Paradise, California. Deadliest attack on Jews in American history: Pittsburgh. More...

State Supreme Court rules mothers’ drug use in pregnancy isn’t child abuse

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Graham says Trump slowing down planned withdrawal from Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has ordered a slowdown to the withdrawal of U.S. forces in Syria, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday. More...

16 dead in Bangladeshi vote opposition calls ‘farcical’

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - More than a dozen people were killed in election-related violence in Bangladesh on Sunday, as voters went to the polls to decide whether to give Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a third consecutive term amid opposition claims tha More...

Health

AP-NORC Poll: Most support gene editing to protect babies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans say it would be OK to use gene-editing technology to create babies protected against a variety of diseases — but a new poll shows they’d draw the line at changing DNA so children are born smarter, fa More...

Was that a bed bug on my couch? This app has the answer

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Just the thought of a bed bug infestation is enough to make you start scratching and tossing out furniture. Anew app created by a researcher at Ohio State University has the answers and information on what to do next. More...

Gains, growing pains mark California’s first year of legal pot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was supposed to be a great year for marijuana entrepreneur Brian Blatz.  More...

Lifestyles

Events of Area Interest

WMAA closed today and New Year’s Day   Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, (724-837-1500) is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Science of makeup/tattoos on display Jan. 11 at 21+ Night

The human body serves as a canvas at the next 21+ event at Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh. 21+ Night: Body Art happens 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, and features special presentations about the science of makeup, piercings and tattoos. More...

Atrio of ways to make white chicken chili pop with flavor

White chicken chili is a fresher, lighter cousin of the thick red chili most of us know and love. Its appeal is not surprising because it is a healthier alternative and, when made well, packed with vibrant flavors and spiciness. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Clymer man cited for harassment in White Township   State police at Indiana report Larry M. Chilenski, 72, of Clymer was cited for harassment after an incident at 1198 Wayne Ave. in White Township involving a Blairsville man at 2:30 p.m. More...

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