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Researchers uncover details to help get GOP candidates elected

By Salena Zito
ARLINGTON, Va. — Hillary Clinton had not stepped away from her United Nations news conference when Republican trackers found proof to counter her explanation for using one device for email as secretary of State. The trackers with America Rising PAC, a conservative opposition research group, quickly shot that information to …

Carnegie Mellon University’s Speck device monitors indoor pollution

By Aaron Aupperlee
The pollution from your living room couch can be as harmful as pollution from coke ovens on Neville Island and in Clairton, experts say. And while the Allegheny County Health Department spends …

DEP grants 18-month extension on stormwater control effort

By Aaron Aupperlee 10:52 p.m.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on Monday granted Pittsburgh and 79 municipalities an 18-month deadline extension to come up with a plan to reduce stormwater flowing into the sewer system, but the leeway came with conditions. DEP officials told …

Allegheny

Owner of Penn Hills tombstone business pleads guilty to swindling the bereaved out of $90K

By Adam Brandolph  and Megan Guza 10:54 p.m.
Money is not enough to cover the damage done by Curtis Eakman, the former owner of a Penn Hills headstone business who swindled 56 mourning family members out of more …

Armstrong

Armstrong agency gets money to help needy in emergencies

By Brad Pedersen
Community Action Agency of Armstrong County will begin giving out federal money to provide food and shelter to families who need these things after suffering losses in events like fires or flooding. The agency received $12,644 from the Federal Emergency …

Beaver

Quigley Catholic mock trial team advances to national finals

By Tribune-Review
Students from Quigley Catholic High School in Baden are headed to national mock trial finals in May in Raleigh, N.C. The team won the 32nd Annual Pennsylvania Bar Association Statewide High School Mock Trial Competition on Friday and Saturday, held …

Butler

Butler County’s burgeoning tourism industry provides economic boost

By Bill Vidonic
The UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry is expected to draw more than 400,000 visitors a year who, tourism officials expect, will infuse millions of dollars into Butler County hotels, …

Fayette

Connellsville church collects goods, money for the needy

By Karl Polacek
A wooden train holding food at the Calvary Assembly of God Church on South Pittsburgh Street in Connellsville is building a head of steam for its trip to the Connellsville …

Indiana

Clymer woman dies in 2-vehicle crash in Homer City

By Jacob Tierney
A 75-year-old Clymer woman was killed in a crash on Route 119 in Homer City on Friday night. Madeline Ralston was the passenger in a vehicle driven by her husband, traveling north near Sanso’s Italian Deli, according to the Indiana …

Somerset

Somerset County man McLeod accused of sexually assaulting teen suffers beating

By Tribune-Review
A 24-year-old Windber man accused of sexually assaulting a young Somerset County teenager was beaten Saturday by a relative of the alleged victim, according to state police in Somerset. Adam M. McLeod, formerly of Fennville, Mich., is charged with statutory …

Washington

Body pulled from river in Charleroi

By Jeremy Sellew 11:11 p.m.
The Washington County coroner was called to Charleroi, where a body was found near the bank of the Monongahela River Monday evening. Rescue personnel were dispatched to the park behind …

Westmoreland

Driver airlifted after truck slams into utility pole in Sewickley Township

By Tribune-Review 9:30 p.m.
A driver had to be extricated from his pickup truck after it crashed about noon Monday along Clay Pike in Sewickley Township. Dispatch reports indicted that the man was airlifted to a Pittsburgh hospital after being extricated from his truck …

Education

McKeesport teacher among winners at Champions of Learning awards dinner

By Michael DiVittorio
A McKeesport Area High School teacher was one of seven awardees at The Consortium for Public Education’s inaugural Champions of Learning awards dinner and 30th anniversary celebration Saturday evening at …

Pennsylvania

Company pulls out of Lawrence County casino project

By Jason Cato 10:52 p.m.
Another setback in the plan for a casino and racetrack in Lawrence County could doom the project that supporters have pitched for a decade, one analyst said Monday. Penn National Gaming said it intends to back out of the $225 …

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Monday - March 30, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Hospice about caring, not curing
The word “hospice” scares people to the point that Dr. Bob Arnold doesn’t use it when talking to patients and their families. “You think it …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Researchers uncover details to help get GOP candidates elected
ARLINGTON, Va. — Hillary Clinton had not stepped away from her United Nations news conference when Republican trackers found proof to counter her explanation for …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Steel Valley elementary teachers, union violate ‘humanity’ contract
UNITED FEDERATION  OF HUMANITY LOCAL 15120 OFFICIAL GRIEVANCE FORM Grievance filed against: Steel Valley Education Association Grievance alleged: The union representing Park Elementary School teachers …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Tablet computers no cure-all for Allegheny County Jail inmates, but they’re worth trying
Allegheny County Jail officials are embarking on a program that would offer tablet computers to inmates. The tablets wouldn’t allow inmates Internet access — they …

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Obituaries

Calm dad known for work ethic, culinary skills

By Tony Raap
Emily Fullerton was a mess in the weeks before she took the bar exam. She had trouble sleeping. She wasn’t eating. She was so irritable her friends wouldn’t return her …