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Pittsburgh braces for waves of marches, demonstrations this week

By Melissa Daniels 5:16 p.m.
Thousands of protesters are poised to fill the streets of Pittsburgh in coming days, including health care workers marching through Downtown on Wednesday afternoon and coal miners from across the country rallying on Thursday. A 4:30 p.m. Wednesday protest by UPMC workers calling for higher wages is expected to draw …

6 cited for trespassing on UPMC property at union rally

By Aaron Aupperlee 4:36 p.m.
Pittsburgh police cited six people for trespassing while they protested Wednesday morning at the UPMC Medical Office building in Shadyside, union organizers said. Protesters sat on the floor, prayed and sang to …

Most back Holy Family’s plan to house children who crossed border

By Tom Fontaine
Holy Family Institute CEO Sister Linda Yankoski is choosing children over politics in dealing with the deluge of children illegally entering the United States. “I just know right now there are children …

Allegheny

Pittsburgh braces for waves of marches, demonstrations this week

By Melissa Daniels 5:16 p.m.
Thousands of protesters are poised to fill the streets of Pittsburgh in coming days, including health care workers marching through Downtown on Wednesday afternoon and coal miners from across the …

Westmoreland

YouTube campaign by Latrobe 4-year-old aids Alzheimer’s Association

By Craig Smith
It seems that these days, YouTube is chock full of cute kids performing all kinds of spontaneous and adorable acts. But 4-year-old Lilly Myers of …

Fayette

Connellsville area poverty simulation opens people’s eyes

By Mark Hofmann
Nearly 20 people involved in the mission to care for those less fortunate and also a couple of local leaders had the chance to experience what it felt like to …

Armstrong

Rayburn businessman honored for charitable work

By Brad Pedersen
A Rayburn business owner is being recognized on Thursday as a small business hero for his charitable efforts. Walter Aguirre, owner of the L.A. Taco truck, will receive the 2014 …

Beaver

Lenders could move against Anchor Hocking as extension expires

By Chris Fleisher 4:14 p.m.
Anchor Hocking has run out of time on an agreement to keep lenders at bay after defaulting on a loan, though the company said it is still trying to reach a resolution that would keep it in business. In a …

Butler

Butler Co. Community College receives $1 million gift for library renovation, expansion

By Rick Wills
Robert Heaton likes that most students can get to Butler County Community College by bus. The Butler native and real estate developer says he does not want smart and hardworking …

Indiana

Police charge Indiana County man with killing pet cat

By Tribune-Review
An East Wheatfield man has been charged with animal cruelty for fatally shooting his pet cat, police said. Scott Allen Benshoff, 55, discovered that his cat urinated on his bed on July 20, according to state police at Indiana. Benshoff …

Somerset

Woman, teenager charged after iPad theft, resale in Confluence

By Tribune-Review
State police at Somerset allege that a woman sold an iPad to another woman in Confluence even though she knew that a teenage boy stole it. The juvenile, whose name was not released, allegedly stole an Apple iPad from a …

Washington

IceoPlex owner indicted, accused of avoiding $1M in payroll taxes

By Brian Bowling
The owner of IceoPlex at Southpointe in Washington County dodged paying more than $1 million in payroll taxes between 2008 and 2011, federal prosecutors say. A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Steven J. Lynch, 59, of Squirrel Hill on …

Education

Pittsburgh schools’ teacher evaluations approved

By Bill Zlatos
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has approved Pittsburgh Public Schools’ system for evaluating teachers for the next three years, district officials announced Tuesday. The district implemented the new system five years ago in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers …

Pennsylvania

Temple dumps SAT, ACT scores from application process

By Debra Erdley 5:15 p.m.
College-bound students with test phobias might want to take a second look at Temple University. The Philadelphia school will become the first public research university in the northeastern U.S. to drop the requirement that applicants submit an SAT or ACT …

Photo Gallery

Wednesday - July 30, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Allegheny Health Network’s first year shows promising direction
The adorable Prince George of Cambridge isn’t the only one celebrating a first birthday this month. Far removed from the British royalty, Pittsburgh’s Allegheny Health …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Shot-down Malaysian airliner ‘is terrible blow,’ British envoy tells Trib
WASHINGTON — If Russia supplied missiles to separatists to shoot down a Malaysian Airlines passenger plane carrying 298 people, “the Russians have a substantial number …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: This dress is a steal
It’s a fashion statement. It’s a security breach. It’s a password dress. It’s a dress containing many of weakest passwords imaginable, ones that never should …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Stone wall up in South Fayette
When it comes to the details of expanding school buildings, most of us are novices. But when it’s happening in your school district, you’d likely …

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Obituaries

Attorney had broad range of private, public clients

By Megan Henney
Regan Nerone believed in ethics and morality, and, for him, his work in law was all about helping others. “Rather than trying to find loopholes in the law, he adhered …