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Date: February 8, 2016

  • Latrobe K-9 team special guests at AFA fundraiser
  • Diocese holds human trafficking program
  • Somerset Historical Center to offer maple history weekend March 12-13
  • Missed opportunities doom Trojans in WPIAL wrestling playoffs
  • Johns carries surging IceCats past Penn-Trafford, 7-2



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Latrobe K-9 team special guests at AFA fundraiser
BY MARYANN GOGNIAT EIDEMILLER
For The Bulletin

Officer Robert Derk always had a passion for dogs, he said, so he felt lucky that Latrobe City Council in April 2011 voted to initiate a K-9 program in the city, and that he was the one who would go into training.

A month or so later, he sat on the couch at home, put his head in his hands, and asked himself, “What did I get into?” Training was that tough.

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Diocese holds human trafficking program
BY MARYANN GOGNIAT EIDEMILLER
For The Bulletin

All it took was a slice of pizza to gain the trust of a hungry homeless girl living under a bridge. After that, the man who was seemingly her benefactor took her to his place, beat her, raped her, then put her to work on the streets as a prostitute.

“Even after he abused her — and she was greatly abused — she still identified with that trafficker more than she did with anyone in her life,” FBI Agent Brad Orsini said. “He was the only person who cared about her.”

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Somerset Historical Center to offer maple history weekend March 12-13
The Somerset Historical Center, in association with the Somerset County Maple Producers, will offer a weekend of maple history from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 12-13, as part of the Maple Producer’s Taste and Tour Promotion.

The programs and demonstrations will introduce visitors to the history and processes of maple sugaring as practiced in Somerset County.

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