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Santorum announces presidential run ‘where my American story began’

By Salena Zito 9:47 p.m.
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum officially joined Republicans vying for the 2016 race for the White House on Wednesday, telling a cheering crowd in Butler County that he will shrink government, reduce spending, and “revoke every executive action and regulation that costs American jobs.” “Today is the day we are …

News Alert

By Brad Bumsted 9:52 p.m.
HARRISBURG — A 10-hour hearing in Commonwealth Court on Wednesday ended with the judge lambasting UPMC and Highmark for worrying about their own earnings, not the “public good.” President Judge Dan Pellegrini, …

State Sen. Matt Smith resigning to become Chamber president

By Matthew Santoni 9:22 p.m.
State Sen. Matt Smith is leaving office this week to take a position at the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, State Sen. Jay Costa announced Wednesday. Smith, D-Mt. Lebanon, will become the …

Allegheny

Plum teacher, held for trial, vows to fight witness intimidation charge

By Megan Guza  and Karen Zapf 9:19 p.m.
When a Plum High School teacher outed her as a sex assault victim before a class full of students, the senior testified, “I wanted to go away and hide.” At …

Armstrong

River traffic ‘cause for celebration’ on first weekend of open Armstrong locks

By Julie E. Martin
Linda Hemmes said she started crying when she stood on the Kittanning Citizens Bridge on the weekend with her young grandson watching the boats go through the locks on the …

Beaver

3 injured in Ambridge stabbing

By Michael Hasch 6:52 p.m.
Three people are being treated in the hospital for stab wounds suffered in a melee Wednesday afternoon at a home in Ambridge, the police chief said. A dispute in Baden — possibly over a young woman — prompted three young …

Butler

Santorum announces presidential run ‘where my American story began’

By Salena Zito 9:47 p.m.
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum officially joined Republicans vying for the 2016 race for the White House on Wednesday, telling a cheering crowd in Butler County that he will shrink …

Fayette

Emergency crews search Youghiogheny River in Layton for Charleroi man

By Karl Polacek 9:51 p.m.
Katherine McKenna stood on the banks of the Youghiogheny River in Layton Wednesday watching as emergency crews searched the river for her son, Joshua Joseph McKenna, 26. of Charleroi. Emergency …

Indiana

2nd stepbrother sentenced for White Township drilling company arson

By Tribune-Review
A Homer City man who admitted helping burn down a White Township business in July has been sentenced to 111⁄2 months to two years in the Indiana County Jail. Tyler Hill, 18, will serve the sentence in the county jail …

Somerset

Trooper fatally shoots burglary suspect inside Somerset Twp. grocery store

By Paul Peirce
State troopers who went into a Somerset County grocery store to check an alarm in the early-morning darkness Friday shot and killed a burglar when he refused to drop a …

Washington

Memorial Day service in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies still growing

By Rick Wills
For nearly each of the past 70 years, Milton Saniga has attended a Memorial Day ceremony. “It was a beautiful observance, a perfect day. There are more and more people …

Westmoreland

Tenant charged in fire that destroyed Latrobe apartment house

By Paul Peirce 9:52 p.m.
Early Wednesday morning, Gary Hair asked an upstairs neighbor, Brandon S. Baradziej, to lend a hand as he connected a television in an apartment house …

Education

Penn Hills votes to sell, lease vacant school space

By Kelsey Shea
Penn Hills School District leaders approved resolutions Tuesday to sell one empty school building and lease classrooms in another, as the district attempts to generate cash. The district also is considering a districtwide wage freeze. Acting Superintendent Nancy Hines said …

Pennsylvania

Santorum announces presidential run ‘where my American story began’

By Salena Zito 9:47 p.m.
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum officially joined Republicans vying for the 2016 race for the White House on Wednesday, telling a cheering crowd in Butler County that he will shrink …

Photo Gallery

Wednesday - May 27, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Watchful attorney general denies UPMC a chance to assist Jameson, a community in need
Allow me to tell you an unusual story about UPMC that no one is talking about. You know how UPMC seems to be everywhere and …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Unquestionable courage & sacrifice
ARLINGTON, Va. The perfect symmetry of alabaster headstones, majestically holding formation along this national cemetery’s pastoral hills, reminds you that our soldiers are sentinels guarding …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Mattress salesman remains restless after almost 70 years on job
Retire completely? Seymour Farber won’t consider it. Retirement is for the old. He’s only 94. Seven years after selling his Homestead mattress business at the …

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Obituaries

PSO clarinetist made music his life’s work

By Katishi Maake
Dick Page, a clarinetist for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, spent his life enlightening others not only through his musical talent, but through his personality and selfless acts of community service. …