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    Class of '74 returning for last dance at Kittanning High School
    The last class in Kittanning Senior High School was in June, but there’s one final dance coming up in its  gymnasium. About 20 members of the school’s class of 1974 … -- By Brad Pedersen
    Public will get glimpse of building
    New Armstrong school ready to be shown off in August … -- By Brad Pedersen
    Bethel trio of siblings celebrate 150 years of marriage
    What is the secret to a long, happy marriage? Three Armstrong County siblings and their spouses seem to have it figured out as they prepare to celebrate their 50th anniversaries … -- By Brigid Beatty
    Aaron's building review planned
    When the Connellsville Planning Commission meets Tuesday, members will have a chance to review complete plans for the renovation of the Aaron’s building, at the corner of Apple and Pittsburgh … -- By Karl Polacek
    Post-war welcome still stings
    Fifty years has not mellowed the melancholy of many who fought in the Vietnam War — although technically, the 10-year conflict wasn’t even called a war. It was deemed a … -- By Laura Szepesi
    'Brothers' share fathers' legacies
    As V-J Day approaches, two local residents remember their fathers who served during World War II. For those who don’t know what V-J Day was: it marked the end of … -- By Laura Szepesi
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    'Wax weed' worries authorities
    A fiery way to increase marijuana’s potency poses substantially greater health and safety risks, particularly if people drive while using it, police and an addictions doctor said. So-called “dab,” “weed … -- By Chuck Biedka
    Freeport VFW initiates its 'monumental project'
    As the nation celebrates the Fourth of July, Freeport VFW Post 6648 is preparing a patriotic mission of its own. The group is deploying an operation to honor living and … -- By Maria Guzzo
    Pirates can't overcome long rain delay, Indians in interleague setback
    During a two-hour, eight-minute rain delay Friday night, a cheer arose at 10:50 p.m. in a soaked, mostly empty PNC Park. The few hardy souls who remained were treated to … -- By Travis Sawchik
    More Mon Valley communities add banners honoring veterans
    The posting of banners honoring veterans of the nation’s armed forces is becoming a familiar sight in Mon-Yough communities this summer. “The banners are up from just prior to Memorial … -- By Patrick Cloonan
    Yankee Doodle Dandies still going strong
    When the country celebrated its bicentennial in 1976, members of a Clairton AARP group who enjoyed singing formed the Yankee Doodle Dandies. They’ve been together ever since, performing throughout the … -- By Carol Waterloo Frazier
    Homestead Cemetery records will be preserved
    Officials for Homestead Cemetery in Munhall are expected to file for bankruptcy next week. Cathy Morrow, president of the cemetery’s oversight board, said once the paperwork for the Chapter 7 … -- By Eric Slagle
    Mon Valley motorists can expect more traffic woes
    A highway used by South Hills commuters will close Monday for 50 days, and a new restriction will force some motorists to find alternate routes around White Oak’s Lincoln Way … -- By Patrick Cloonan
    'Grimm' task: Finding three head coaches
    Laura Grimm knew before she took over as athletic director at Ringgold that she would have to find one varsity head coach. That’s because to be the school’s AD she … -- By Jeff Oliver
    Youngwood man's crash knocks out power in Monessen
    A man drove his car through a utility pole in Monessen on Friday afternoon, knocking out electrical power to hundreds of residents and businesses for several hours. Tom Vivio, 61, … -- By Rick Bruni Jr.
    New Penguin Kessel's shot is what makes him special
    Phil Kessel can’t explain it. Firing shot after shot in his parents’ basement is the closest he can come to nailing down why he possesses one of the most deadly … -- By Jason Mackey
    Daily Courier roundup: Dunbar all-stars advance
    Dunbar advanced past Bullskin, 8-1 in four innings, in the 9- and 10-year-old Little League All-Star Tournament on Friday night. Mason May led the way by striking out five Bullskin … -- By Staff Report
    Rain, rain go away — and give us back our summer expectations
    It’s the Fourth of July, and Dave Christopher is still waiting to take a dip in the pool. Instead of swimming, the board president at Sylvan Pool in Harrison spent … -- By Luis Fábregas
    Nurse's life revolved around family, pets, fun
    Ellen Peterman used to laugh about meeting her husband, the late Carl A. Peterman, who was visiting a friend in the hospital where she was a registered nurse. “She always … -- By Mary Pickels
    Man with Donora roots promoted to Air Force colonel
    Newly-minted Air Force Col. John Gonzales couldn’t think of a better day or location to conduct his officer promotion ceremony: the Fourth of July in the Mid-Mon Valley. Gonzales, 42, … -- By Rick Bruni Jr.
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    Independence Day festivities scheduled
    INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVITIES Events around the region on Saturday, unless noted otherwise. Bethel Park: Fireworks at Port Authority parking lot at South Hills Village at 9:40 p.m. Brentwood: Parade at … -- By Tribune-Review
    Trial aims to halt Type 1 diabetes
    CHICAGO — For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now, scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every … -- By The Associated Press
    Gorman: Barnstorming tour bigger than baseball
    The Anderson Monarchs arrived in a 1947 Clipper bus wearing Philadelphia Stars Negro Leagues uniforms, a throwback to baseball’s barnstorming days. Off stepped Mo’ne Davis, the girl who became a … -- By Kevin Gorman
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    Let us resolve ...
    Happy 239th birthday, America! As has become a Trib custom on the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, we once again commend for your thoughtful review this nation’s founding pronouncement, … -- By Tribune-Review
    Quote for the 4th
    “God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.” DANIEL WEBSTER AMERICAN STATESMAN (JUNE 3, 1834) … -- By Tribune-Review
    Top Sports Pics - July 3, 2015
    Top sports images from around the globe. … -- By Tribune-Review
    Police seek tips in Sheraden robbery caught on video
    The Pittsburgh police robbery squad is looking for a man who robbed a business Friday morning in Sheraden. The man entered the Sheraden Mini-Mart Market on Hillsboro Street at about … -- By Tribune-Review
    New Freeport AD brings passion for job
    You might say Shawn Stivenson already has plenty of experience as an athletic director — just look at his kids’ sports schedules. His 10-year-old son, Brady, plays baseball, basketball, flag … -- By Bill Beckner Jr.
    Connellsville, Mt. Pleasant fireworks postponed until Sunday
    Heavy rains Friday night forced organizers to cancel fireworks displays in Connellsville and Mt. Pleasant. Both have been rescheduled for Sunday night. Connellsville fireworks are sponsored by the Greater Connellsville … -- By Karl Polacek
    Airlines antitrust case hard to prove
    WASHINGTON — As the Justice Department conducts an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling … -- By The Associated Press
    Aetna to buy rival Humana for $35B
    Aetna intends to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health … -- By The Associated Press
    Wave of attacks sets Israelis on edge
    BETHLEHEM, West Bank — On Monday, Maysoon Musa rose early for morning prayers, then helped harvest squash in the family fields. She acted “perfectly normal,” said her mother, who described … -- By The Washington Post
    Suspect in San Francisco pier shooting was deported 5 times, federal authorities say
    SAN FRANCISCO — A man suspected in the shooting death of a woman at a busy San Francisco tourist destination has seven felony convictions and has been deported five times, … -- By The Associated Press
    Hazelwood man shot in Homestead
    A Hazelwood man was hospitalized Friday after he was shot in Homestead. Police Chief Jeff DeSimone said the shooting occurred shortly after 4 p.m. near the intersection of Hays Street … -- By Michael Divittorio
    Solar-powered plane crosses Pacific Ocean
    KAPOLEI, Hawaii — A plane powered by the sun’s rays landed Friday in Hawaii after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. Pilot Andre Borschberg and his … -- By The Associated Press
    Gameday: Pirates vs. Indians, July 4, 2015
    Pirates vs. Indians 4:05 p.m. PNC Park TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers: Indians RHP Cody Anderson (1-0, 0.57) vs. Pirates LHP … -- By Bill West
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    The Word Guy: Can 'real' replace 'really' in talk or text?
    Q uestion: Has the adverb “really” completely disappeared from usage? I hear sentences such as: “The shoes are real tight”; “The clerk was real nice”; “It was a real good … -- By Tribune-Review
    Iran tells U.S. to curtail 'coercion'
    VIENNA — In a message to Washington Friday, Iran’s foreign minister called for an end to “coercion and pressure” at nuclear talks, suggesting a deal acceptable to his country will … -- By The Associated Press
    Srebrenica's killing fields home to thousands slain in genocide
    SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Day after day, Ramiz Nukic goes into the woods around Srebrenica in search of a tragic quarry: human bones. There’s rarely a day in which he does … -- By The Associated Press
    Russian winger Plotnikov could join Penguins in August
    It appears Sergei Plotnikov is ready to begin his NHL career. Like tomorrow, if possible. Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said Friday that Plotnikov, the Russian winger the Penguins signed … -- By Jason Mackey
    Ringgold students earn Westinghouse science honor
    Instead of sleeping in on Saturday mornings like most of their classmates at Ringgold Area High School, seniors-to-be Jason Beck and Katie Sendek were two of 600 students who attended … -- By Les Harvath
    Hempfield woman seriously injured in crash
    A Hempfield woman was seriously injured Wednesday in a head-on crash along Route 31 in East Huntingdon, according to state police in Greensburg. Police said Shelli Kurtz, 47, of Hunker … -- By Tribune-Review
    Attorney general's twin sister sued by FBI agent ex-boyfriend
    Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s twin borrowed $200,000 from an FBI agent who was living with her and then kicked him out the door, the agent says in a civil lawsuit … -- By Brian Bowling
    Police seeking light blue vehicle after Homestead shooting
    Police are on the lookout for a light blue vehicle seen speeding from the scene of a shooting Friday afternoon in Homestead. Allegheny County homicide detectives say they are responding … -- By Michael Hasch
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    Friday - July 3, 2015
    Daily images from across the region by Trib Total Media staff photographers. … -- By Tribune-Review
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    New trial sought in 1977 Washington County murder case
    A Washington County man convicted of third-degree murder in the 1977 slaying of his pregnant ex-girlfriend deserves a new trial because the judge in his case was using cocaine stolen … -- By The Associated Press
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    Laurels & Lances
    Laurel: To giving an example. Robin Miller’s community service, including her role as Elizabeth council vice president, inspired a successful write-in campaign by her daughter, Elizabeth Forward High School Class … -- By Tribune-Review
    South Side Slopes police chase ends with car into a front porch
    There were no serious injuries when a car being chased by police crashed Thursday evening into the front porch of a home on the South Side Slopes. The driver and … -- By Michael Hasch