February 26, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Grants to aid in rehabilitation of St. Vincent wetlands

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded St. Vincent College a grant through its Growing Greener Plus Program to be used for the rehabilitation of a portion of the on-campus wetlands.  More...

General News

Authorities: Mom, daughter charged in deaths of 5 relatives

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2 men charged in Philly to Pittsburgh drug ring bust

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities have arrested two men who they believe are part of a drug trafficking ring between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and confiscated $10 million of cocaine allegedly hidden in two cars.  More...

Nielsen: 29.6 million viewers for Oscars, up from 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars ended its four-year streak of dwindling viewership, reaching 29.6 million on Sunday to beat last year’s audience by 12 percent, but it still represents the second smallest audience in the award show’s history. More...

Editorial

State police fee is fair

The free ride enjoyed by municipalities that rely solely on Pennsylvania State Police coverage should end.  But that will require state lawmakers to see through the hollow rhetoric pouring out of smaller communities and do right by taxpayers at More...

Border security and keeping the government open

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Americans can be excused for not celebrating in the streets recently when word leaked out that President Donald Trump will not be vetoing the border security agreement recently negotiated in Congress, which means that a second shutdown of the federal More...

Vaccination exemptions amid ongoing measles outbreaks

Measles outbreaks continue to lacerate communities from coast to coast, and there’s absolutely no reason for it. The latest involve dozens of new cases in New York and in Clark County, Washington, across the Columbia River from Portland.  More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe BPW lauds area students, offers 2019 scholarships

Latrobe Business and Professional Women honored area seniors from Greater Latrobe and Derry Area high schools at the club’s January and February meetings.  More...

JSO ‘Hidden Gems’ concert March 9 at Pitt-Johnstown

Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro James Blachly, will perform “Hidden Gems: Orchestral Music of Black Composers” 7:30 p.m. More...

Engaged couples offered guidelines

Engaged couples are reminded there is a $10 charge for having photographs published with engagement announcements in the Latrobe Bulletin. Engagement write-ups without a photo are still published without charge. More...

Latrobe manager: 2020 rehab planned for Ligonier Street bridge near City Brewing

Latrobe City Manager Wayne Jones on Monday reported to Latrobe City Council that a rehabilitation project is expected to begin in the spring of 2020 for Brewery Bridge on Ligonier Street, located adjacent to City Brewing Co.’s Latrobe brewery a More...

Prison board member critical of commissioners’ settlement with inmate

A decision by the Westmoreland County Commissioners earlier this month to approve a settlement in a lawsuit filed by a former inmate at the prison left some members of the county’s prison board feeling out of the loop and critical of the call not to More...

Pa. GOP lawmaker opens door to minimum wage deal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A top Republican lawmaker is opening the door to raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage, but he also insisted Monday that Democrats lower their sights from a proposal by Gov. More...

Local & State News

Sliding scale of fees proposed for state police protection

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Municipalities that currently rely on state police for full-time coverage would need to pay the state a per-resident fee for those services — as much as $166 for the largest communities — under Gov. More...

Ex-priest worked for county until named in sex abuse report

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania county government disclosed it fired a former Roman Catholic priest from a job working with people who have mental disabilities shortly after his name appeared in a grand jury report into child sexual abuse . More...

Longtime Pittsburgh sports writer Roy McHugh dies at 103

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Roy McHugh, who spent decades covering Pittsburgh sports with elegance for both the Pittsburgh Press and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, has died. More...

World News

Kim Jong Un arrives in Hanoi for nuclear summit with Trump

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s armored limousine, surrounded by his phalanx of burly bodyguards, rolled into Vietnam’s capital Tuesday ahead of a summit with President Donald Trump that’s meant to deal with More...

Mirroring grandfather, Kim rides the rails to Trump summit

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - For his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un opted to go retro - riding the rails like his grandfather decades before. More...

Trump tamps down expectations as he heads to Kim summit

WASHINGTON (AP) - Redefining success, President Donald Trump headed to his second meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un on Monday, determined to tamp down expectations that he’ll achieve big strides toward denuclearization. More...

Sports

SVC women to face Thomas More (Ky.) in first round of NCAA tourament

Two days after claiming its first President’s Athletic Conference title, the St. More...

LV, Bellwood-Antis pit different styles in district semis

They say it’s easier to slow a basketball team down that it is to speed one up. Ligonier Valley hopes that isn’t the case, at least with this season’s team. Ligonier Valley likes to play a fast-paced game. Bellwood Antis is more of a half-court team. More...

Lady Bobcats fall to Juniata Valley in District 6 Class AA playoff semifinals

Face Penns Manor Area in consolation game

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The No. 3 and No. 4 girls’ basketball seeds in District 6 Class AA will play Thursday night to see who will end up No. 1. Unfortunately for Blairsville, they’re not one of them. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Greensburg man charged with drug possession, DUI in Salem Township   More...

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