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Date: May 24, 2016

  • Latrobe City Council considering fund request for playground
  • Adults charged in connection with shooting death of Mount Pleasant boy
  • Board keeps eye on climbing prison population
  • Lady Rams fight through rain delay, advance in softball playoffs
  • Greater Latrobe-Shaler Area softball playoff game today



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Latrobe City Council considering fund request for playground
By Amy Fauth
Bulletin Staff Writer

Members of Latrobe City Council are considering a request by the parks and recreation department to use $25,000 in funds earmarked for one project, so that it may complete another.

Council is asking parks and recreation director Craig Shevchik to attend the June 13 meeting to answer some questions about the request.

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Adults charged in connection with shooting death of Mount Pleasant boy
By Amy Fauth
Bulletin Staff Writer

The owner of the gun a Mount Pleasant teen was playing with when he shot his friend, a babysitter and a third adult have been charged in connection with the incident on March 20 in Mount Pleasant.

Westmoreland County Detectives and Mount Pleasant Borough Police charged Joshua Hudec, 31, owner of the gun John H. Burnsworth, 14, used to kill his classmate James Robert “J.R.” Gustafson, 13, at Hudec’s residence on South Church Street in the borough. Although Hudec was not at home at the time of the shooting, authorities wrote in the criminal complaint that he was charged because it was his handgun, was unregistered and hidden under a mattress.
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Board keeps eye on climbing prison population
By Amy Fauth
Bulletin Staff Writer

The population at Westmoreland County Prison is continuing to climb, but Warden John Walton told members of the prison board Monday that he is not concerned about overcrowding ... yet.

Walton reported that Monday’s population is at a total of 643 inmates with the average in April at 646. In 2015, prison population in April was 606, putting the lockup figures up by 7 percent. In addition, Walton stated that commitments are also up 7.6 percent from last year. Releases in April were increased over last year at the same time, but overall for the year, releases are down from 1,548 in 2015 to 1,521 in 2016.

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