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Pittsburgh roots shape former Md. governor’s outlook in run for president

By Salena Zito
A work ethic and values learned from his father’s blue-collar Pittsburgh upbringing will bolster former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley in his run for the presidency, he told the Tribune-Review. “It is that notion that you can create a better life for your children and for your grandchildren. ... My father …

Pittsburgh’s HealthyRide system begins launch Sunday

By Melissa Daniels
The 37-pound bikes in the Pittsburgh HealthyRide bike share system have puncture-proof tires, seven gears, an internal computer capable of unlocking the bike automatically and GPS tracking. With the technology yet to …

Former city police chief released from federal prison

By Brian Bowling 2:38 p.m.
Former Pittsburgh police Chief Nate Harper was released from federal prison Friday, the Federal Bureau of Prisons reported. An employee at the Pekin Federal Correction Institution in Pekin, Ill., confirmed Harper’s release, …

Allegheny

Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh asking Supreme Court to hear case

By Aaron Aupperlee
A challenge to the Affordable Care Act from two Western Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses has a strong chance of appearing before the U.S. Supreme Court, attorneys and legal experts familiar with …

Armstrong

Man dies trying to escape fire at his North Buffalo home

By Brigid Beatty
A 74-year-old man died of smoke inhalation Friday morning trying to escape from a fire that broke out in his North Buffalo home at 642 Bunker Hill Road. Dale Bowser …

Beaver

Allegheny Intermediate Unit to distribute $530,000 in STEAM grants to 28 school districts

By Katherine Schaeffer
The Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s Center for Creativity announced Friday it will distribute $530,000 in STEAM grants to 28 school districts in Allegheny, Beaver, Greene, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington and Westmoreland counties. The Chevron Corporation, the Claude Worthington Benedum and the Grable …

Butler

Butler County’s drug court provides another chance to change

By Rick Wills 2:23 p.m.
After more arrests than she can remember and at least 10 stays in residential drug rehabilitation facilities, Tara Selfridge says she has not used heroin in two and a half …

Fayette

Fishing derby organizers hope to reel in young anglers in Farmington

By Franklin Lacava 2:24 p.m.
Children 12 and younger can break out their rods and reels for a day of fun and fishing. The Uniontown chapter of the Izaak Walton League will hold its annual …

Indiana

Driver dies, students hurt in school van crash in Indiana County

By Bob Stiles
The driver of a school van died and five others — including three children — were injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday on Route 403 in Cherrytree, Indiana County, state police said. Lisa Ann Stapleton, 32, of Cherryhill, the driver …

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

Ladies G.A.R. chapter marking Civil War anniversary in Monongahela

By Chris Buckley 2:17 p.m.
When the Ladies Grand Army of the Republic Starkweather Circle 173 holds its annual memorial service this week, the event will mark the sesquicentennial anniversary of the end of the Civil War. “This year’s focus is upon getting closure through …

Westmoreland

Volunteers pull weeds, clear debris from Hempfield’s neglected 14th Quartermaster monument

By Mary Pickels 12:02 p.m.
Four days after several Marines spent seven hours yanking weeds, gathering piles of wet leaves and removing months-old wreaths from the site, contracted landscaping work ...

Education

For some W.Pa. high schoolers, summer a time to hit books at universities

By Katherine Schaeffer
Summer break is traditionally a time for family vacations, afternoon baseball games and lazy days at the pool, but some Pittsburgh-area high school students enroll in a summer enrichment program at one of the city’s universities, using the time to …

Pennsylvania

New Castle man gets prison for rape of girl seen on flea market tablet computer

By The Associated Press
A New Castle man who stored images of himself raping an 8-year-old girl on a computer tablet that he later sold at a flea market will spend 15 to 30 years in state prison for the sex acts. Donald Miller, …

Photo Gallery

Friday - May 29, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Discovering hole in insurance coverage can come at worst time
Lawrence Young shattered the femur in his left leg when he fell on ice in January while taking out the garbage at his Beltzhoover home. …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Pittsburgh roots shape former Md. governor’s outlook in run for president
A work ethic and values learned from his father’s blue-collar Pittsburgh upbringing will bolster former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley in his run for the presidency, …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Santorum right to sidestep ghosts of presidential campaigns past
When you’re running for president, you don’t want poltergeists interrupting your pronouncements. In announcing his latest White House bid on Wednesday, Rick Santorum returned to …

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Obituaries

Knitter spent long life with attitude of joy, giving

By Kari Andren
Bertha Anklin was a Knit-Whit until the very end. At 103, Mrs. Anklin was the oldest member of the women’s knitting group that met Thursday mornings to share coffee and …