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Pregnant woman struck by van in North Side dies; doctors save baby

By Michael Hasch
Doctors at Allegheny General Hospital performed an emergency cesarean section Wednesday to save the life of an infant whose mother was struck and killed by an elderly motorist in the parking lot of a North Side pharmacy. Jodie Guthrie, 30, of the North Side, died in the emergency room at …

Defying the odds makes this Thanksgiving particularly poignant

By Craig Smith
As we gather today to offer thanks for all that we have, there are those among us who will hug a little longer, shake hands a little harder and listen a little …

PIT wants non-passengers allowed past security to shop

By Bobby Kerlik
Officials at Pittsburgh International Airport are pushing the Transportation Security Administration to allow the non-ticketed public beyond security, a rarity in high-security post-9/11 American airports. Airport officials are planning a TSA-approved open …

Allegheny

PIT wants non-passengers allowed past security to shop

By Bobby Kerlik
Officials at Pittsburgh International Airport are pushing the Transportation Security Administration to allow the non-ticketed public beyond security, a rarity in high-security post-9/11 American airports. Airport officials are planning a …

Westmoreland

Families welcome new members on Adoption Day in Westmoreland County

By Renatta Signorini 12:01 a.m.
Nia Pearce ran around a Westmoreland County courtroom Wednesday as Judge Chris Scherer finalized her adoption. Moments before, the 2-year-old had been sitting attentively on the ...

Fayette

Washington Township daughter savors turkey farm tradition

By Jeremy Sellew
A bottle of wine, loaves of bread, a statue and even a butter sculpture of a turkey. Those are just some of the gifts Vicki Olexa has received in the …

Armstrong

Manorville boy gets his wish: a week at Walt Disney World

By Brigid Beatty
A 10-year-old Manorville boy and his family are grateful this Thanksgiving for each other, for their faith and for a recent wish fulfilled. Alexei Bardyguine, like his older brother Nicholas, …

Beaver

Pittsburgh man gets 2 life terms in slaying of Beaver Falls couple

By Bill Vidonic
A Beaver County judge on Tuesday sentenced a Pittsburgh man to two life sentences for the slaying of a Beaver Falls couple. A jury on Oct. 28 convicted Robert Burgess, 37, of Pittsburgh for first-degree murder, kidnapping and related offenses …

Butler

Toys for Tots distributor in Butler County searches for home

By Megan Guza
Members of Bantam Marine Detachment 743 in Butler County continue to collect for their Toys for Tots organization, but they’re also seeking a donation of a different kind — about 5,000 square feet of workspace. “Every year, we have to …

Indiana

Blairsville judge accused in hit-run set to enter program for 1st-time offenders

By Paul Peirce 12:01 a.m.
An Indiana County district judge who is on paid leave because of her alleged involvement in a hit-and-run traffic accident is slated to enter a program that could enable her …

Somerset

Fatal crash closes Flight 93 chapel in Somerset County

By Trib Total Media 12:01 a.m.
The Flight 93 Memorial Chapel in Stonycreek, Somerset County, will be closed to visitors pending an assessment of damage caused when a car hit the building in a fatal, two-vehicle crash Tuesday. Barbara Custer, 72, of Shanksville was pronounced dead …

Washington

Crash victim identified as Washington County woman

By Michael Hasch
The woman who died when the sport utility vehicle she was driving crashed into a tree in Washington County has been identified as Myriam M. Hamby, the coroner announced late Monday. Hamby, 22, of Washington, was traveling west along the …

Education

Grant funds lessons in etiquette, job interviewing for Ford City students

By Brad Pedersen
Ford City High School students brushed up on their manners and job interviewing skills last week during a luncheon with business people funded by a $500 grant from the Armstrong …

Pennsylvania

Prison phone cost to drop 70% in Pa.

By Megan Harris
The cost for a Pennsylvania inmate to help a child with difficult homework, talk to a spouse or confer with an attorney will drop by nearly 70 percent next month, state Department of Corrections officials announced Wednesday. Beginning in late …

Photo Gallery

Wednesday - Nov. 26, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: ‘Iron Meg’ grateful for return to health after biking accident
Family and friends call her Iron Meg. When you hear her story, you’ll understand why. Megan Kruth’s tale of survival from a tragic biking accident …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Reflecting frustration, Webb eyes presidency
In late November 2005, legendary Democrat strategist Steve Jarding sat down with Jim Webb — author, filmmaker, decorated Vietnam veteran and former U.S. Navy secretary …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Politicians, perks stuff of 2014 ‘turkeys’
Time to roast turkeys. With the birds about to go in the ovens, let’s indulge in the annual tradition of good-naturedly examining things for which …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Protesters won’t be thanking Wal-Mart 12:01 a.m.
Elaine Kuhar has plans for the day after Thanksgiving. And you’d better believe it involves Wal-Mart. But she won’t be competing for that last “Frozen” …

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Obituaries

Mother remembered for selfless generosity

By Mary Pickels
Cheryl Ritenour was the kind of mother who worked two jobs to support her family, volunteered in her community and put out bountiful spreads for holiday dinners. “She made really …