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Secret judicial ruling blocks release of sexually explicit emails

By Brad Bumsted  and Melissa Daniels
HARRISBURG — An unnamed judge issued an order blocking an open records law request by the Tribune-Review for emails and links to sexually explicit images reportedly shared by top staffers of the Attorney General’s Office. “Your Right-to-Know request cannot be responded to because a judge has issued a stay,” Renee …

Limited North Shore tailgating time yields success

By Melissa Daniels 12:01 a.m.
When cleaning crews arrived at parking lots at the end of Jason Aldean’s country music concert at PNC Park on a warm and hazy Saturday night in July, they confronted the unmistakable …

Franklin Regional security guard fighting to get job back

By Craig Smith 12:01 a.m.
John Jay “Sarge” Resetar, the Franklin Regional High School security guard who helped stop a knife attack by a student in April and was let go just before classes began this month, …

Allegheny

UPMC to mandate flu shots for some employees

By Adam Smeltz
UPMC will require all workers in clinical locations to roll up their sleeves and get a flu shot, officials announced Friday. The rule will become effective starting in the 2015-2016 flu season, officials said. UPMC, the region’s largest employer, did …

Westmoreland

Franklin Regional security guard fighting to get job back

By Craig Smith 12:01 a.m.
John Jay “Sarge” Resetar, the Franklin Regional High School security guard who helped stop a knife attack by a student in April and was let …

Fayette

Police hunt for North Union shooter

By Tribune-Review 1:55 a.m.
State police in Fayette County are seeking information on a shooting that left two people wounded in North Union Wednesday night. Jared William Rivera, 29, of Uniontown, and Mark Samuel Goldbert, 29, of Clarksburg, W. Va., were shot at 8:26 …

Armstrong

Armstrong School District works out contract with cafeteria workers

By Brad Pedersen 12:51 a.m.
Armstrong School District’s cafeteria staff and administrators agreed to terms of a three-year contract on Thursday after five months of negotiations. The contract guarantees the district’s 65 cafeteria employees an annual 3 percent wage increase and a high-deductible health care …

Beaver

Hearing scheduled in criminal case against cyber school’s founder

By Brian Bowling
U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti on Friday scheduled a Sept. 30 hearing on Nicholas Trombetta’s claim that she should dismiss the criminal charges filed against him because federal prosecutors recorded conversations he had with his attorneys. Trombetta, the founder …

Butler

Retired state trooper settles lawsuit over racial harassment complaint

By Brian Bowling
The state paid $36,700 to settle a retired Hispanic state trooper’s federal lawsuit alleging seven former supervisors either racially harassed him or ignored the harassment by others, a spokesman for the agency said Friday. Steve R. Sheldon claimed the agency …

Indiana

Alumni help mark former Saltsburg school’s addition to historic register

By John B. Smathers
School pride comes in many forms, often from academics or athletics or perhaps even from a celebrity alumnus. It’s not often that the school itself earns special distinction. The Concord …

Somerset

Somerset County man killed in 1-car crash

By Tribune-Review
A Somerset County man was killed Sunday after the car he was driving hit a utility pole and overturned. Christopher Edward Maddy, 23, of Cairnbrook was pronounced dead at the scene along Monument Road near Browning Road, according to state …

Washington

3 headed to prison in killing of W&J football player

By Bobby Kerlik
The mother of a Washington & Jefferson College football player slain in a street robbery told the three men responsible for his death that she can’t forgive them. “To kill …

Education

Some Thomas Jefferson HS parents told to bring more appropriate clothes to school for their kids

By Dona Dreeland
Officials at Thomas Jefferson High School are cracking down on students for dress code violations, pulling them from classes, advising them to cover up and sending notices to parents to have their children dress more appropriately. During the course of …

Pennsylvania

Secret judicial ruling blocks release of sexually explicit emails

By Brad Bumsted  and Melissa Daniels
HARRISBURG — An unnamed judge issued an order blocking an open records law request by the Tribune-Review for emails and links to sexually explicit images reportedly shared by top staffers …

Photo Gallery

Friday - Aug. 29, 2014

Daily images from around the region by Trib Total Media staff photographers. …

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: UPMC smoking ban right maneuver 12:01 a.m.
The smokers stood on the sidewalk along UPMC Presbyterian in Oakland, clearly ignoring the “smoke-free zone” signs. I walked by as they puffed away a …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Wisconsin Gov. Walker, in fierce battle to keep post, gains notice for reformist ways, win over unions
APPLETON, Wis. — Republican Gov. Scott Walker seems to know his populist management style could win over more than just Badger State residents. He’s talking …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Rubber, Corbett expected to hit road as polls show likely loss in governor’s race
The smell of burning rubber is wafting through Pennsylvania. It is the scent that results when the accelerator is floored, but the vehicle remains in …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: School’s start time not teens’ real grief
Do you ever get that feeling that you are, or were, ahead of your time? You spouted revolutionary talk that made your parents and teachers …

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Obituaries

WWII hero stood up for fellow soldiers

By Paul Peirce 12:01 a.m.
George Stairs didn’t get stressed out about much upon returning home to Westmoreland County in 1945 when he finished serving in the Army during World War II. “Anything that would …