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Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto touts first 100 days in office

By Bob Bauder
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is looking to spur manufacturing, help poor residents open bank accounts and offer free Internet in the City-County Building, according to a report on his administration’s first 100 days. Peduto reiterated many of the initiatives he has touted since taking office Jan. 6, but he also …

Community turns out for Franklin Regional students’ return to class

By Renatta Signorini 2:47 p.m.
Students returning to Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday morning saw support in the form of yard signs and encouragement from parishioners of a nearby church. About 30 members of Newlonsburg Presbyterian …

Carrick man acquitted in 2009 slaying

By Adam Brandolph 12:21 p.m.
A Carrick man who spent five years in jail will soon be a free man after a jury acquitted him on Wednesday of charges related to a 2009 slaying in McKeesport. Police charged Robert Pace, 25, with homicide, robbery, conspiracy, …

Allegheny

Obama, Biden in region today to announce job grant programs worth $600M

By Mike Wereschagin 2:51 p.m.
The federal government could spend as much as $600 million on competitive job training and apprenticeship grant programs that President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden plan to announce in North Fayette on Wednesday afternoon. To win a grant, community …

Westmoreland

Community turns out for Franklin Regional students’ return to class

By Renatta Signorini 2:47 p.m.
Students returning to Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday morning saw support in the form of yard signs and encouragement from parishioners of a nearby …

Fayette

Fayette County candy stores say public sweet on jelly beans as well as chocolate

By Laura Szepesi
As local candy makers rush to put the finishing touches on chocolate bunnies and other cocoa-based Easter delicacies, around the edges they’re squeezing in millions of the holiday’s tiniest treats: …

Armstrong

Bullet strikes Armstrong school van

By Brad Pedersen 1:54 p.m.
Nobody was injured when a bullet hit an Armstrong School District van on Route 422 in Plumcreek on Tuesday morning. State police are trying to determine who fired the bullet that hit the back quarter panel of the van owned …

Beaver

Industrial accident in Beaver County sends worker to hospital

By Michael Hasch
A worker was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital following an industrial accident Tuesday afternoon in Beaver County. The man was operating a piece of heavy machinery when he was hit in the head by a rock around 4:30 p.m. at …

Butler

Butler County woman dies of injuries from motorcycle accident

By Tribune-Review
A Butler County woman died Monday afternoon of injuries from a motorcycle accident in Mercer County Sunday. Julie Ann Codispot, 46, of Butler was pronounced dead at 12:24 p.m. at UPMC Presbyterian, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office. …

Indiana

IUP students study by day, man fire station at night

By Mary Pickels
When a call comes in to the Indiana Fire Association’s White Township substation after midnight, four firefighters spring from their second-floor beds, slide down a pole into the truck bay, …

Somerset

Police accuse Somerset man of choking mother

By Tribune-Review
A Somerset County man grabbed his mother around the throat and choked her after they argued about him selling his television for marijuana, state police at Somerset said. “‘How’s it feel to die?” Joel Lepley, 20, of Boswell, said several …

Washington

Men charged in Washington Co. girl’s slaying to stand trial

By Jason Cato 2:45 p.m.
Four Washington County men will stand trial for a botched robbery that ended in the shooting death of a 10-year-old girl, a judge ruled Wednesday. Douglas Cochran Jr., 18, Anthian …

Education

Moon school hiring under fire

By Tory N. Parrish
Two Moon Area School Board members are unhappy with the hiring process used to select the chief financial officer/chief operating officer, who used to work in the same Virginia school district as Moon Area’s superintendent. The board voted 8-1 on …

Pennsylvania

Pa. Republican gubernatorial candidate Guzzardi facing another court challenge

By Melissa Daniels 1:15 p.m.
A challenge to the gubernatorial candidacy of Republican Bob Guzzardi is headed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, according to court filings submitted Wednesday. Four petitioners filed a notice appealing a …

Photo Gallery

Tuesday - April 15, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Hospital trauma workers heroic, too, in treating school stabbing victims
In the minutes after victims of savage stabbings at Franklin Regional Senior High School arrived at Forbes Hospital, doctors and nurses came upon a daunting …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Supreme Court voids overall contribution limits to political candidates
Citing a right to participate in democracy, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down limits in federal law on aggregate campaign contributions that individual donors …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Dancer’s comeback made step by step
Nia Frazier will return to The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh on Wednesday not as a patient, but as a performer. Nia, 12, and four other …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Test for preparers not so taxing
If you fret enough about your income taxes that you pay someone else to do them for you, this isn’t what you want to read. …

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Obituaries

Prominent surgeon never forgot roots

By Bill Zlatos
Sometimes when Dr. John C. Gaisford went out to eat, a waiter, restaurant owner or patron would go up to him and gratefully show off the incision where he operated …