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    Rollover crash kills 1 in Plum
    A man was found dead early today outside an overturned SUV along the 7900 block of Saltsburg Road in Plum, the authorities said. The dead man was discovered at about … -- By Chuck Biedka
    School bus accident in Pleasant Hills sends 3 to the hospital
    A school bus accident Friday morning in Pleasant Hills sent two special needs students to the hospital, Allegheny County officials said. The accident occurred with a Kia sport utility vehicle … -- By Patrick Cloonan
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    Apollo plans no tax increase
    Despite plans to heighten the borough’s police coverage by about 15 percent, Apollo’s 2015 tentative budget calls for no tax or service fee increases. Council approved the tentative budget on … -- By Braden Ashe
    Program energizes students at Manor elementary school
    If there were a way to capture the energy and enthusiasm produced by fourth-grade students during a science program at Lenape Elementary School Thursday, it could have powered the whole … -- By Brigid Beatty
    6 shot at Clairton speakeasy; police seek suspects
    Six people were shot at an unlicensed bar in Clairton early Friday morning, Clairton police said. The shooting happened just before 3:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Miller Avenue, … -- By Tribune-Review
    Water main break leaves Millvale dry for several hours
    A water main break in Millvale early Friday left the entire town without water for several hours. The break happened on Grant Avenue around 1:30 a.m. As of 5:30 a.m., … -- By Wpxi
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    Mayor's comments out of line, West Mifflin Area school directors say
    West Mifflin Area officials reacted Thursday to disparaging remarks West Mifflin’s mayor made this week about rental fees for school district facilities. “The mayor’s office is right across the hall … -- By Eric Slagle
    Report shows Elizabeth Forward stayed within budget
    Elizabeth Forward finished 2013-14 within budget, according to a report accepted Thursday by the school board. District director of finance and operations Richard Fantauzzi said expenditures totaled $37.137 million while … -- By Patrick Cloonan
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    Positives seen despite Valley Junior-Senior High School performance scores
    Despite having the lowest state profile scores among area schools, Valley Junior-Senior High School interim Principal Jon Banko said positives can be found. Banko, who is also assistant to the … -- By Tom Yerace
    Gutierrez out to unify Donora residents
    Dennis Gutierrez has lived most of his life in Donora and says he believes in its people. Now he will serve them as the borough’s newest councilman. Gutierrez was appointed … -- By Chris Buckley
    Annual global obesity costs rise to $2T
    LONDON — The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according … -- By The Associated Press
    Ex-mayor gets keys, deed to former Donora bank
    For nearly 40 years, John Lignelli served his beloved Donora as mayor and a councilman. On Thursday, the retired mayor known affectionately as “Chummy” got his due. At a midday … -- By Chris Buckley
    Uniontown man also charged in Connellsville burglary
    A Uniontown man charged last week in a Connellsville robbery has been charged in connection with another burglary in the city this month. Juanya James Knopsnider, 18, of 91 Coolspring … -- By Mark Hofmann
    Pa. Supreme Court decision may reopen Monessen health office
    The shuttered state Department of Health office in Monessen might reopen in the wake of a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision Thursday. The court sided with a union that represents nurses … -- By Stacy Wolford
    DEP cites Monessen coke plant 6 times
    The ArcelorMittal coke plant in Monessen has been cited six times for illegal emissions since reopening in April, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection. The majority of violations … -- By Rick Bruni Jr.
    Hospital system rethinks debts
    Hospitals and patients face a common problem — rising medical debt. There is a solution that could help both of them. Hospitals are using companies that allow patients to extend … -- By Alex Nixon
    Valve repair needed to control water levels at Greenlick dam
    Fayette County officials are working with a diving company and a machine shop to repair a valve that controls the level of the water at the Greenlick Run Lake dam … -- By Karl Polacek
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    Quarantine quandary
    If I wish to import a horse into the United States from any African country other than Morocco, the horse needs to undergo a 60-day quarantine period at a USDA-approved … -- By Tribune-Review
    Hax: Pal doesn't like baby's name but keeps mum
    Adapted from a recent online discussion: Dear Carolyn: When 15-year friends ask for my opinion on the baby name they’re “considering,” do they really want to hear my opinion, or … -- By Carolyn Hax
    Education program comes full circle at UPG
    Kelsey Campbell was in fifth grade at Hutchinson Elementary School when college students from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg led her and her classmates in a reading program. “These … -- By Jacob Tierney
    On right track
    After four years and countless hours wasted in a debate over dismantling the Liquor Control Board, the agency continues to deliver for consumers and all Pennsylvanians (“LCB nets record revenue … -- By Tribune-Review
    Greensburg Laurels & Lances
    On the “Watch List”: • Scanning prison inmates. The ongoing problem of Westmoreland County Prison inmates smuggling drugs and tobacco within their body cavities has prompted a request to purchase … -- By Tribune-Review
    Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances
    Ready, set, shop!: It’s Light Up Night in Pittsburgh, the traditional beginning of the Christmas shopping season. All of the city is decked out in the proverbial boughs of holly, … -- By Tribune-Review
    The moral case for fossil fuels
    Is it good that Pennsylvania generates 61 percent of its electricity from fossil fuels? I’d wager that most of you would say no. So would many of the politicians and … -- By Alex Epstein
    Hempfield Hunt Club to break ground in New Stanton
    Hempfield Hunt Club members hope to construct a new building on recently purchased land in New Stanton. “We’re hoping to break ground this week or next week,” said Sue Hood, … -- By Bob Stiles
    Top Sports Pics - Nov. 20, 2014
    Top sports images from around the globe. … -- By Tribune-Review
    Review: 'Mockingjay Part 1' soundtrack leaves listeners sated
    Recorded as if in a humid forest just after midnight, the soundtrack to “The Hunger Games — Mockingjay Part 1” is an immersive experience, one overwrought enough to darken candlelit … -- By The Los Angeles Times
    The fine art of shopping
    About 30 different artists are offering unique gifts at the Greensburg Art Center’s Snowflake Showcase. “You can come here, where shopping is a fine art,” member Cheryl Kirsch said of … -- By Marilyn Forbes
    Not 'too stupid'
    At last the truth emerges. The so-called intellectual elite have revealed their true sentiments in the words of Jonathan Gruber, one of the highly paid academicians hired by the Democrats … -- By Tribune-Review
    A&E notebook: CLO announces cast of 'Boeing Boeing'
    Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera has cast several area performers for its production of “Boeing Boeing” that will run Feb. 5 to April 26 at the CLO Cabaret, Downtown. The Tony … -- By Tribune-Review
    World Television Day: A Quiz
    World Television Day is Nov. 21 and to celebrate, quiz yourself on these TV-related questions: 1. In 1928, Philo Farnsworth demonstrated to the media the world’s first working television. In … -- By Alan G. Luke
    Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances
    On the “Watch List”: • Route 28. Before the five-year-long project to reconstruct Route 28, we were told it would spur residential and economic development along the corridor, particularly in … -- By Tribune-Review
    The Kathleen Kane chronicles: The Pa. attorney general's credibility is gone
    What a hot mess Kathleen Kane has become. And we can only assume that, past being prologue, the muck that Pennsylvania’s attorney general has mired herself in will only get … -- By Tribune-Review
    Five memorable movies by Mike Nichols
    Mike Nichols was a master of self-satire, a man of wealth and education and connections for whom his best targets were those of wealth, education and connections, from the vapid … -- By The Associated Press
    Friends Obama denies
    Thanks to the work of a citizen journalist in Philadelphia, over the past few weeks “stupid” Americans have gotten to know ObamaCare architect and MIT professor Jonathan Gruber pretty well. … -- By Katie Pavlich
    Study: Men might be more helpful to women in heels
    You probably already know that women in high heels are generally perceived as more attractive than their ballet-flat-wearing counterparts. But according to a French study, women who choose high heels … -- By The Washington Post
    Coal corruption scandal saps enthusiasm for eastern Ukraine rebels
    DONETSK, Ukraine — As battle raged in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine, cargo trains piled high with coal thundered along rail tracks to keep heating and power going to households in rebel-held … -- By The Associated Press
    Somerset racetrack investor faces bad-check charges
    A member of the group that purchased Jennerstown Speedway in Somerset County was charged Tuesday with two counts of issuing bad checks, court documents show. The Somerset County District Attorney’s … -- By Tribune-Review
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    At long last, 100-year-old gets to see the ocean
    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — Ruby Holt spent most of her 100 years on a farm in rural Tennessee, picking cotton and raising four children. She never had the time or … -- By The Associated Press
    Colombian admits importing cocaine
    NEW YORK — A Colombian described by authorities as one of the biggest cocaine dealers in history pleaded guilty Thursday to a drug trafficking charge, admitting that he imported hundreds … -- By The Associated Press
    Lawrence County jail guards lose jobs after being charged with assaulting inmate
    A Lawrence County detective charged two county corrections officers with assaulting an inmate. The county Prison Board Wednesday fired Stephen R. Smith, 49, and Michael Antonio, 40, both of Neshannock, … -- By Tribune-Review
    Finally, a man walks like a gecko in scientists' lab
    If you’ve ever longed to defy gravity by scurrying across a ceiling upside down or scaling a high-rise like a gecko (or Tom Cruise), science thanks you for sticking with … -- By The Washington Post
    E-cigarettes cut cravings, study finds
    WASHINGTON — A study adds to a growing body of research showing that e-cigs do, in fact, help people cut back on their tobacco consumption. During an eight-month period, Belgian … -- By The Washington Post
    Thursday - Nov. 20, 2014
    Daily images from around the region by Trib Total Media staff photographers. … -- By Tribune-Review
    State court to review Sandusky emails under seal
    Public agencies sometimes can’t explain why a record should be exempt from public disclosure without revealing the very information they believe should be kept confidential, a three-judge panel of the … -- By Brian Bowling
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    No eagle cam for Harmar next year but 2 for Hays
    Eagle watchers will have to be content with just one bald eagle web camera site again next year. A webcam trained on the historic bald eagle pair — the first … -- By Mary Ann Thomas
    Homewood man faces drug charges after chase in Trafford
    A man who ran from police following a traffic stop in Trafford Saturday is accused of ditching cocaine and heroin during the chase, according to court documents. Vincent Juanno Strader, … -- By Tribune-Review
    Cut by Steelers, LeGarrette Blount joins Patriots
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots have re-signed running back LeGarrette Blount two days after he was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Blount spent last season with the Patriots … -- By The Associated Press
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