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Feds tapped top Pa. treasury official’s phone during McCord probe

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — The FBI tapped the phone of the Pennsylvania Treasury Department’s chief investment officer for a month in 2014, records show, though he was never implicated in the extortion case that ensnared ex-Treasurer Rob McCord. John Lisko, former chief of staff to McCord, left the state office to run …

Pittsburgh VA finds more Legionella bacteria in O’Hara campus

By Wes Venteicher 10:01 p.m.
Bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ disease were found Friday in two water fixtures in staff areas at the Veterans Affairs campus in O’Hara, VA officials said. One of the fixtures is near a site that tested positive for the bacteria earlier …

Pittsburgh zoo receives $9M gift — largest ever — from Mellon Foundation

By The Associated Press 10:45 p.m.
The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium has received a $9 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation. It is the largest gift in the zoo’s history. Barbara Baker, the zoo’s president …


Plum superintendent says lack of school tip line was ‘oversight’

By Donald Gilliland 11:31 p.m.
Plum High School’s anonymous tip line was removed from the student handbook three years ago because of “an oversight” — actually a series of undetected foul-ups, according to the superintendent. “It was not intentionally decided to discontinue use of the …


Yatesboro teen died from artery anomaly

By Julie E. Martin 9:51 p.m.
A congenital heart defect caused the death of a 15-year-old Yatesboro boy in September, according to the Armstrong County Coroner. Coroner Brian Myers said Damian Campbell had a congenital anomaly …


PA Cyber Charter School employees to vote on union representation

By Tribune-Review
The National Labor Relations Board ruled that 72 employees at Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School in Beaver County are entitled to decide whether they want to unionize, a filing shows. The employees include special education teachers and reading specialists at the …


State closing Zelienople treatment facility after allegations of child sexual abuse

By Megan Guza
While staff members of a residential treatment facility watched television and slept through their overnight shifts, eight children ranging in age from 8 to 13 performed sex acts on one another, some by force, according to a state report. Glade …


Ten Commandments monument in Connellsville moves to church property next to senior high

By Mark Hofmann
The Ten Commandments monument, covered since 2012, was moved Thursday from the grounds of Connellsville Area Junior High to its new home — on church property, right next to the …


Saltsburg officials to search for cause of sewage backup

By Gina DelFavero
Recent heavy rainfall has caused problems for a Saltsburg property owner, who came to borough council’s Monday meeting seeking a solution to sewage that backs up in the basement of her rental unit. Elvia Eckenrode has heard complaints from the …


Somerset County priest convicted in child sex case asks for new trial

By Liz Zemba
The attorney for a Somerset County priest found guilty of having sex with three boys at a Honduran orphanage is seeking a new trial. The Rev. Joseph D. Maurizio Jr., …


2 sought in afternoon Monongahela armed robbery

By Chris Buckley 11:28 p.m.
Police are searching for two suspects accused of robbing two people at gunpoint on East Main Street in Monongahela Friday afternoon. Monongahela police Chief Brian Tempest said the suspects are two black males in their early 40s. They were wearing …


Ohio woman will be millionth passenger to fly out of Arnold Palmer airport

By Joe Napsha
An Ohio woman who booked a Spirit Airlines flight to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary will become the millionth passenger who will fly out of ...


West Mifflin Area to celebrate newest graduate’s life, legacy

By Patrick Cloonan
EDITOR’S NOTE: Ryan Conley passed away Thursday night .The block party scheduled for Saturday has been canceled. Jamie’s Dream Team said donations will go instead toward a wake that will …


Feds tapped top Pa. treasury official’s phone during McCord probe

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — The FBI tapped the phone of the Pennsylvania Treasury Department’s chief investment officer for a month in 2014, records show, though he was never implicated in the extortion …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Cut processed foods, cook your own dinner, and maybe live longer
Go ahead, eat an apple a day and see what happens. I’m not going to knock the practice, but I will tell you that I …

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Salena Zito

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Pennsylvania hardliners mum on GOP House leadership
Pennsylvania’s two known members of the hardline Freedom Caucus, a small but crucial bloc in the House GOP, won’t talk about the speaker race. Neither …

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Heyl: Zombie store feeds on Burgh’s undying ‘obsession’ with undead
Walking into the bank, they thought they were dead in the water. When good friends Stu Neft and Chuck Cramer sought financing to open a …

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Longtime Steelers fan set record as bartender at his West View business

By Katelyn Ferral
Angelo H. Cammarata had rules for running his bar: Recognize customers, say hi, use their names, remember their drinks and ask how they’re doing. Treat them like family. Ever the …