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Lawyers donate thousands of dollars to Pennsylvania Supreme Court race

By Melissa Daniels
Attorneys are fortifying the high-stakes, multimillion-dollar Pennsylvania Supreme Court race with hundreds of thousands of dollars in direct campaign donations. At least $749,200 of the $2.9 million raised in the 12-person race has come from lawyers and law firms, according to a review of campaign finance data — more than …

Reports grim for Pennsylvania’s state-run veterans homes

By Walter F. Roche Jr.
In one state veterans home, health inspectors declared a state of imminent jeopardy because dementia patients wandered unattended in a dining area with potentially dangerous food and equipment. In another facility, a veteran who pleaded to be sent to an …

Allegheny County Council will have new look

By Aaron Aupperlee
New faces will make up almost a third of Allegheny County Council next year no matter what happens in the May 19 primary election. Four members on the 15-seat council aren’t seeking …

Allegheny

Protest planned Monday at Plum Borough High School

By Karen Zapf
Protesters plan to defy warnings from police and school officials against posting on social media about the sex abuse investigation involving teachers at Plum Senior High School, and the school board has scheduled an executive session for Monday night. Fliers …

Armstrong

Oak Ridge couple transforms 1820 house into quaint bed and breakfast

By Joyce Hanz 1:37 a.m.
Looking for a break from city life and seeking to reconnect with nature? A new bed and breakfast in Oak Ridge, Armstrong County, combines history with hospitality, all within an …

Beaver

Beaver Falls man held for trial in Sheraden double-homicide ‘emoji-cide’ case

By Jason Cato
Text messages sent by a Beaver Falls man, including one showing a series of images, helped prosecutors build what they are calling an “emoji-cide” case. District Magistrate Linda Zucco on Friday ordered Michael St. Clair, 24, to stand trial for …

Butler

Butler Township manager concerned about VA clinic traffic

By Bill Vidonic
Butler Township Manager Ed Kirkwood is concerned the Department of Veterans Affairs seemed to ignore shortcomings tied to traffic, utilities and public transportation when it awarded a bid to build …

Fayette

Fire at North Union industrial building ruled accidental

By Tribune-Review
Investigators have determined a fire that erupted at the New Metric Green Filter USA building Sunday morning on University Drive in North Union Township was accidental. Dunbar Volunteer Fire Chief …

Indiana

Troopers seek suspects in Pine Twp. arsons

By Tribune-Review
State police at Indiana said a field fire and fires in two wooded areas in northern Indiana County on Friday are the work of one or two arsonists. The fires occurred off School and Grisemore roads in Pine Township between …

Somerset

Somerset man gets 10-year prison sentence for meth sales

By Tribune-Review
A 23-year-old Somerset man arrested in 2013 for operating a methamphetamine lab out of his home has been sentenced to 10 years in prison plus five years of federal supervision after his release. U.S. District Court Judge Kim R. Gibson …

Washington

Ringgold band members march to different beat

By Les Harvath
Ringgold High School senior Katharine Hubert has already emphatically circled and starred May 21 on her school calendar, but it has nothing to do with her upcoming graduation. Instead, “moving” …

Westmoreland

Westmoreland County municipalities push to clean up litter, dumps

By Jacob Tierney
Nobody admits to being a litterbug, but the evidence is everywhere, according to the people trying to clean up Westmoreland County. “We’re seeing a lot of ...

Education

STEM lesson opens doors for students

By Craig Smith
Alex Telford thought he’d go to a traditional four-year college after graduating from Highlands High School in June, probably to major in engineering. But his plans changed when he got …

Pennsylvania

Lawyers donate thousands of dollars to Pennsylvania Supreme Court race

By Melissa Daniels
Attorneys are fortifying the high-stakes, multimillion-dollar Pennsylvania Supreme Court race with hundreds of thousands of dollars in direct campaign donations. At least $749,200 of the $2.9 million raised in the …

Photo Gallery

Sunday - April 26, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Those annual physical checkups might not be needed
If you’re like most Americans, you probably see your doctor at least once a year. We’ve been told annual checkups are a good way to …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Hillary Clinton spins political attacks into moneymaker
Hillary Clinton’s two-week-old presidential campaign is looking to turn political attacks into dollars. It could be a lucrative approach, given the number of controversies surrounding …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Plum science teacher Zoldak’s experiments with slime could go ka-boom
Time for a science experiment, Plum School District-style. Time to make slime. Such experiments usually are conducted at the elementary school level, but they do …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: It’s time for this Trib columnist to say so long
A co-worker recently directed my attention to a Twitter feed called @_FloridaMan. Basically, it picks up every news story that begins with “A Florida man …

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Obituaries

WWII pilot, mayor served Irwin with devotion

By Tony Raap
Irwin residents often joked that Dan Rose was mayor for life. He served in that role for almost three decades and was re-elected in 2013 despite being well into his …