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Nationwide drug ring was centered in Homewood, prosecutor says

By Aaron Aupperlee 10:29 p.m.
Drugs and cash seized in Los Angeles and more than 30 arrests this week in Western Pennsylvania could reduce violence in Homewood and other East End neighborhoods “almost immediately,” U.S. Attorney David Hickton said Friday. Hickton said the charges from a two-year investigation broke up a cross-country cocaine, crack and …

Ferrante trial: Cyanide order form in plain sight

By Adam Brandolph  and Bobby Kerlik 10:29 p.m.
Six doctors who called Dr. Autumn Marie Klein their friend and colleague became the neurologist’s last hope as they fought desperately to save her life, they told an Allegheny County jury Friday. …

2 dead, including student gunman, after Wash. school shooting

By The Associated Press 7:06 p.m.
MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and without saying a word opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before …


Ferrante trial: Cyanide order form in plain sight

By Adam Brandolph  and Bobby Kerlik 10:29 p.m.
Six doctors who called Dr. Autumn Marie Klein their friend and colleague became the neurologist’s last hope as they fought desperately to save her life, they told an Allegheny County …


Murder charge held against Laurel Mountain man

By Bob Stiles 10:04 p.m.
A Laurel Mountain man admitted to bludgeoning his girlfriend to death, one of his confidants at the Westmoreland County Prison testified Friday during a second …


Interchange named for longtime Democratic Party leader who advocated for Mon-Fayette Expressway

By Jacob Tierney 10:06 p.m.
A longtime Fayette County commissioner and Democratic Party chief recalled Friday the decades-long struggle to amass the funding and political clout to complete the Mon-Fayette Expressway. “We were told that …


Both candidates for governor visiting Armstrong County on Saturday

By Valley News Dispatch
Both gubernatorial candidates will be holding public events in Armstrong County on Saturday. Democratic challenger Tom Wolf will be making a campaign stop in Leechburg in the afternoon, while incumbent …


Cyber school pioneer Trombetta cites wiretaps in seeking end to criminal charges

By Jason Cato
Attorneys for a cyber school pioneer on Monday urged a judge to drop or reduce the criminal charges against their client because they said federal investigators wiretapped conversations between attorneys …


Zappala impersonator rips off Butler County business, state police say

By Michael Hasch
A man pretending to be Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. has ripped off at least one store in Butler County by telling employees he had been shorted on merchandise he purchased, state police said. The employees apologized …


Candidates for 62nd District House seat air clashing views on state tax revenues

By Greg Reinbold
Two weeks before the Nov. 4 general election, the League of Women Voters of Indiana County provided citizens an opportunity to question candidates vying to represent the 62nd and 66th …


Cause of fire at Flight 93 National Memorial ‘undetermined’

By Debra Erdley  and Mary Pickels 10:39 p.m.
The Oct. 3 blaze that destroyed three of four office trailers at the Flight 93 National Memorial originated outside on a wooden ramp providing handicapped access to the trailers, state police Fire Marshal Scott Kovach said. But Kovach said he …


California University police officer alleges discrimination

By Tribune-Review 9:11 p.m.
A female police officer at California University of Pennsylvania who is on restricted sick leave has sued the university, alleging she has been passed over for promotions offered to male colleagues and subjected to discrimination because of sick-leave use and …


Bill that would end district-level review of homeschooling in Pennsylvania goes to Corbett

By Megan Harris
State legislators approved a homeschooling bill that eliminates the need for school superintendents to weigh in on whether students are receiving an appropriate education. Under current law, parents hire an evaluator every year to interview the child, review a portfolio …


Ex-judge in Philadelphia charged with bribery, conspiracy in sting case

By Brad Bumsted  and Natasha Lindstrom
PHILADELPHIA — District Attorney Seth Williams on Thursday brought corruption charges against a former Philadelphia Traffic Court judge for allegedly accepting a $2,000 Tiffany & Co. bracelet from a lobbyist …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: Seniors, beware of Highmark’s $0 health insurance pitch
The nerve. What’s unnerving about the latest Highmark-UPMC smackdown is that it involves seniors. Yes, senior citizens who use Medicare — the same people who …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Pa. Congressional candidates hear about wide range of issues, concerns
People in Western Pennsylvania are talking to congressional candidates about national security, the economy and the politics of Obamacare as the November election draws near, …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: ‘Mr. Peduto Head’ products could earn city much-needed revenue
Embrace the affront, Mr. Peduto Head. Your city might reap significant rewards if you do. Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s administration recently took the unusual step …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Dreams check in at site of demolished Wilkinsburg hotel
It’s not a sports arena or stadium, so you probably never heard about the demolition of the Penn-Lincoln Hotel in Wilkinsburg. Full disclosure: I hadn’t …

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Physicist found joy in family, friends, work, wine

By Greg Reinbold
An officer in the Army Air Corps 801st/492nd Bomb Group known as “The Carpetbaggers,” Robert Wolf was a navigator on covert B-24 bomber missions to drop Office of Strategic Services …