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Local groups hope NFL lends support

By Bobby Kerlik 12:03 a.m.
Local domestic violence advocacy groups said they would welcome support from the NFL, which on Friday announced a wide-ranging initiative to help victims as it began the process of repairing its image in the wake of the Ray Rice scandal. “It’s been a long time in coming,” said Laurie MacDonald, …

Judge lifts order blocking racy state emails

By Brad Bumsted  and Melissa Daniels
HARRISBURG — A former prosecutor who helped put serial pedophile Jerry Sandusky behind bars persuaded a judge last month to block release of sexually explicit emails shared on office computers by officials …

CDC backlog means W.Pa, likely won’t get respiratory virus diagnoses quickly

By Jason Cato 12:12 a.m.
It will take time for health officials to determine whether a respiratory virus that swept through the Midwest made it to a school in Allegheny County. “By the time the results come back, the person probably will have recovered and …

Allegheny

Local groups hope NFL lends support

By Bobby Kerlik 12:03 a.m.
Local domestic violence advocacy groups said they would welcome support from the NFL, which on Friday announced a wide-ranging initiative to help victims as it began the process of repairing …

Westmoreland

Harhai campaign emails from 2007 under review, Westmoreland County DA says

By Rich Cholodofsky 12:01 a.m.
Westmoreland County detectives are investigating allegations that state Rep. Ted Harhai and a staff member conducted campaign activities while using state-owned computers in 2007, District …

Fayette

Man dies as fire destroys Lemont Furnace home

By Mary Pickels
A 60-year-old man who was visiting his sister died Friday morning as a fast-moving fire swept through her one-story home in North Union. State police identified the victim as Randy …

Armstrong

Saber pride booming in Ford City’s final year

By Brigid Beatty 12:06 a.m.
It’s the final year of Ford City High School, but not of Saber pride: “Ever in days to come, our fond memories will cling steadfast to purple and gold.” So …

Beaver

PennDOT workers injured in Beaver County

By Bill Vidonic
Rescue crews on Thursday pulled a PennDOT worker coated in yellow paint from the wreckage of the truck he was riding in after it rolled off a narrow Beaver County …

Butler

CDC backlog means W.Pa, likely won’t get respiratory virus diagnoses quickly

By Jason Cato 12:12 a.m.
It will take time for health officials to determine whether a respiratory virus that swept through the Midwest made it to a school in Allegheny County. “By the time the results come back, the person probably will have recovered and …

Indiana

Police, firefighters locate missing Homer City boy

By Tribune-Review
INDIANA COUNTY HOMER CITY Police, firefighters locate missing boy A search for a missing 9-year-old autistic boy in Homer City on Friday morning ended when he was found in his home. Multiple fire departments and police responded to the home …

Somerset

Windber priest suspended as feds raid home, rectory

By Richard Gazarik
A Roman Catholic priest was placed on indefinite leave because federal agents raided his Somerset County church office and residence last week. Bishop Mark Bartchak of the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese suspended the Rev. Joseph Maurizio Jr., 69, of Windber, diocesan …

Washington

Peters settles discrimination suit with teachers for $2M

By Brian Bowling 12:12 a.m.
Peters Township School District paid more than $2 million to settle a gender and age discrimination lawsuit filed by 17 female teachers, according to a copy of the settlement. The district released the information on Friday in response to a …

Education

Google grants teachers’ school supply wishes

By Megha Satyanarayana
Roseann Casciato was expecting a speaker to talk to her math class about jobs on Thursday. The speaker, Kamal Nigam, an engineer at Google, showed up at Taylor Allderdice High …

Pennsylvania

Judge lifts order blocking racy state emails

By Brad Bumsted  and Melissa Daniels
HARRISBURG — A former prosecutor who helped put serial pedophile Jerry Sandusky behind bars persuaded a judge last month to block release of sexually explicit emails shared on office computers …

Photo Gallery

Friday - Sept. 19, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Highmark CEO keeps eyes ahead 12:01 a.m.
Soon after becoming CEO of Highmark Health in May, David Holmberg held an employee meeting where he announced plans to stop the negative ads against …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Wolf campaign pulls ad with Charleroi attorney who starred in torture film
Democrat Tom Wolf’s staff pulled a campaign ad on Monday on learning that an actor who touted Wolf’s stint in the Peace Corps appeared in …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Count fun on Penn Avenue bike lanes
If the new Penn Avenue bike lanes were human, their loneliness probably would compel them to seek companionship on Internet dating sites. Two weeks ago, …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Chief, we need you to deliver
An open letter to new Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay: Hello, Chief. Welcome to Pittsburgh! I’m sure you’ve been reading all about the goings-on in …

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Obituaries

Norvelt homesteader skilled at repairs, golf

By Craig Smith 12:01 a.m.
John Sofranko and his golfing buddies had a weekly routine, playing specific courses on specific days to avoid the crowds. “He was in his 70s and wanted to get started …