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McCord to plead guilty to federal charges from campaign fundraising

By Brad Bumsted Brian Bowling  and Mike Wereschagin
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord on Friday acknowledged that he “stepped over the line” when raising campaign money for his failed gubernatorial bid, and his lawyers said he intends to plead guilty to federal charges for strong-arming two unnamed state contractors. “I owe an apology to the people of …

Sale of Deflategate chocolate football nets $20K for charity

By The Associated Press
A dented chocolate football created by a Canonsburg candy maker to poke fun at the New England Patriots’ “Deflategate” scandal has ended up raising $20,000 for charity. The ball created by Sarris …

New CEO eager to revitalize Pittsburgh International Airport

By Bobby Kerlik 11:42 a.m.
The new Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO keeps a cockpit picture of her father, a Pan Am and United Airlines pilot, close by in her office overlooking a runway and air traffic …

Allegheny

Route 19 accident in Mt. Lebanon injures five people

By Melissa Daniels 12:03 p.m.
A four-vehicle crash on Route 19 in Mt. Lebanon Saturday morning injured five people and closed the road so officers could investigate, according to police. The crash occurred on Route 19 between Mt. Lebanon Boulevard and Terrace Drive shortly after …

Westmoreland

Hempfield man receives long-overdue Bronze Star for World War II service

By Greg Reinbold 11:26 a.m.
Daniel Romano wasn’t sure his congressman’s office had the right guy. Romano, 92, a World War II veteran, said he was surprised when he learned he ...

Fayette

Designs by Frank Lloyd Wright nominated for World Heritage inclusion

By Bob Karlovits
Fallingwater in Fayette County is one of 10 sites designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright nominated for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The list assembled by the United …

Armstrong

Arts on Allegheny seeks donors

By Brigid Beatty
Arts on the Allegheny has kicked off its annual fundraising campaign to ensure the music keeps flowing along Kittanning’s Riverfront Park this summer. This will be the nonprofit’s eighth year …

Beaver

Beaver County man arrested in 24-year-old Clinton County cold case

By Megan Guza
The last time anyone saw Kathy Dolan Heckel, she went on a lunch break in July 1991. She is presumed dead, but her body is missing — a problem that …

Butler

Police: Woman thwarted abduction at Buffalo Township convenience store

By Chuck Biedka 10:06 a.m.
What was first reported by Butler 911 as a store robbery Thursday night actually was an attempted abduction and robbery of a customer. Police believe the same man robbed a …

Indiana

Fatal shooting over food puts Indiana County man in prison

By Paul Peirce 11:26 a.m.
An Indiana County man, who was so angry at a friend for “mooching” food that he fatally shot him during Memorial Day weekend, apologized to the victim’s family Friday before he was sentenced to 41⁄2 to 10 years in prison. …

Somerset

Somerset County man dies in mine accident

By Jacob Tierney
A Somerset County man died in a coal mining accident at Brubaker Mine in Hooversville, the first such death in the country this year. Rick Kline, 43, of Central City was trapped between the continuous mining machine he was operating …

Washington

Sale of Deflategate chocolate football nets $20K for charity

By The Associated Press
A dented chocolate football created by a Canonsburg candy maker to poke fun at the New England Patriots’ “Deflategate” scandal has ended up raising $20,000 for charity. The ball created …

Education

Twin Rivers Intermediate students get hands-on science lessons

By Michael DiVittorio
McKeesport Area School District’s Twin Rivers Intermediate students learned about animals, snow and space travel Thursday. It was the fifth installment of the school’s monthly Science Day. This school year, …

Pennsylvania

McCord to plead guilty to federal charges from campaign fundraising

By Brad Bumsted Brian Bowling  and Mike Wereschagin
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord on Friday acknowledged that he “stepped over the line” when raising campaign money for his failed gubernatorial bid, and his lawyers said he intends …

Photo Gallery

Friday - Jan. 30, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: When you’re done reading this, take a break from sitting
Get up. Sitting can be hazardous to your health. Just when I thought I’d heard about every possible disease in the world, along comes the …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Nation sick of Obama blunders, Perry tells state Republicans
Americans have had enough of domestic and foreign relations blunders perpetrated during President Obama’s six years in office, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday. …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Ice-covered anomaly floating in the Allegheny River presents mystery
Someone appears to have abandoned ship. If this were July, no one would bat an eye. If this were July, the pontoon boat moored to …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Staying safe on dicey winter roads requires dose of common sense
It’s late January, so it’s time for area residents to act like we’ve been completely blindsided by winter weather conditions. Pittsburgh won an award just …

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Obituaries

Busy farmer set example of civic, political service

By Mary Pickels
Bill Buttermore was a hardworking, successful farmer with a lifelong interest in politics. And he got a second chance at love. After his wife of 61 years died, he met …