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Woman shot dead, mother wounded in Hill District shooting

By Michael Hasch 9:25 p.m.
Three gunmen firing at least 20 shots killed a woman and wounded her mother Friday afternoon in front of the garage of their Hill District home, police said. The shooting occurred about 3:15 p.m. in the 900 block of Cherokee Street near the intersection of Iowa Street. Neighbors heard multiple …

Records: Steelers RB Bell admitted smoking pot before traffic stop but denied being high

By Margaret Harding 9:32 p.m.
A Steelers running back admitted to a Ross police officer during a traffic stop Wednesday that he smoked marijuana earlier in the day but denied being high, court records show. “I smoked two hours ago. I am not high anymore. …

Indiana Township police on lookout for loose alligator

By Liz Hayes
Indiana Township police issued an unusual BOLO on Friday: They’d like residents to be on the lookout for an alligator. Sgt. Tim Michael said the alligator was spotted twice this month in the Rural Ridge neighborhood, most recently on Tuesday …

Allegheny

Woman shot dead, mother wounded in Hill District shooting

By Michael Hasch 9:25 p.m.
Three gunmen firing at least 20 shots killed a woman and wounded her mother Friday afternoon in front of the garage of their Hill District home, police said. The shooting …

Westmoreland

Salem teen surprised with Westmoreland Fair Queen win

By Alicia McElhaney 6:34 p.m.
Winning came as a big surprise for this year’s Westmoreland Fair Queen, first-time competitor Abby Gillis. “This was my first year running so I told …

Fayette

Uniontown PNC Bank robbery suspects surrender

By Liz Zemba and Chuck Brittain 9:34 p.m.
The couple that police were searching for in connection with the robbery of a PNC Bank in Uniontown and one of its patrons are now in police custody. Uniontown Police …

Armstrong

Ford City’s Light Up Night may get go-ahead from council Monday

By Julie E. Martin
Ford City Renaissance Community Partnership members say they’ve been left in the dark about whether they will be allowed to decorate the borough this year for Light Up Night festivities. At the beginning of this year, the group asked Ford …

Beaver

1 injured in Pa. Turnpike crash in Beaver County

By Michael Hasch
One person was injured and taken to the hospital Wednesday night when a vehicle overturned along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Beaver County. The crash occurred at 11:03 p.m. in the westbound lanes of the turnpike, about one-tenth of a mile …

Butler

Authorities investigate fatal Butler County car-motorcycle acident

By Tribune-Review 7:44 p.m.
One person died in a traffic collision Friday on Route 8 in Middlesex, Butler County emergency dispatchers said. The collision involved a motorcycle and car around 1:50 p.m., near the Allegheny-Butler county line. One person was transported from the accident …

Indiana

Jury: Indiana County woman downloaded child porn to frame husband

By The Associated Press
A Clymer woman has been found guilty of downloading child pornography in a failed attempt to frame her estranged husband. Meri Jane Woods was convicted Wednesday in Indiana County. District Attorney Patrick Dougherty says the 43-year-old Woods downloaded 40 images …

Somerset

Congressional Gold Medal to be displayed at Flight 93 9/11 memorial service

By Mary Pickels
The Congressional Gold Medal awarded to the Flight 93 National Memorial will be on display for the first time as part of the 13th anniversary 9/11 memorial service at the Somerset County site. The national park honors the 40 passengers …

Washington

70-year-old man says he didn’t see trooper who was run over

By Jason Cato
A Washington County man returned home on Thursday after spending the night in jail for backing over a state trooper in a relative’s car. Jay V. Harris, 70, said he …

Education

Duquesne City School District set to dive into Common Core

By Jennifer R. Vertullo
Duquesne City educators are moving into the 2014-15 school year with intentions to further the district’s comprehensive plan, and are employing new curriculum and instructional tools to boost student achievement …

Pennsylvania

Education department releases records to show Corbett adviser actually worked

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — The state Department of Education released eight months of records on Thursday that show when the governor’s higher education adviser entered and exited a state parking garage, a …

Photo Gallery

Friday - Aug. 22, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Robin Williams’ suicide brings depression to forefront
Something fascinating happened soon after the world found out Robin Williams died. As if on cue, fans and celebrities jumped on social media sites to …

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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: For these jobs, let’s do the twist
Have any experience in crisis communication? If so, you might want to respond to the help wanted ads below from agencies and organizations in need …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Let’s not talk about race, police
Over the years, I’ve learned that race is not a popular topic of discussion. Neither is police accountability. Put the two together, and some readers …

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Obituaries

Accountant unwound with family, outdoors

By Mary Pickels
Dykes Gadelmeyer was so dedicated to customer service that he made office visits to his accounting clients. “That was a special touch. He always did that,” said his daughter, Susie …