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Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh asking Supreme Court to hear case

By Aaron Aupperlee 2:00 p.m.
Attorneys representing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh in its fight against the Affordable Care Act said they will petition the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to hear the case. John D. Goetz, an attorney with Jones Day, the law firm representing the church for free, said the petition will …

Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto works to smooth path for business ties with Cuba

By Bob Bauder
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto met with government ministers, leaders and organization presidents on his trip to Cuba this week, but said the best sign showed up during a moment of relaxation when …

15 Chinese nationals indicted in Pittsburgh for fraudulently taking college board exams

By Adam Brandolph
A federal grand jury indicted 15 Chinese citizens in what authorities say was a long-running conspiracy to take college entrance exams on behalf of others so they could get into American colleges …


Homicide by vehicle trial closes; verdict Monday

By Katishi Maake 1:52 p.m.
An Allegheny County judge said he will render his decision Monday in the trial of a Munhall man accused of crashing his SUV and killing his friend nearly two years ago. Prosecutors said John Brezicky, 34, had a 0.123 percent …


Man dies in North Buffalo fire

By Brigid Beatty 12:55 p.m.
One person died in a small fire that broke out this morning at a North Buffalo home at 642 Bunker Hill Road. Officials have not released the name of the …


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

By Katherine Schaeffer 11:39 a.m.
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 …


I-79 work to cause lane restrictions through June 30

By Melissa Daniels
Drivers on Interstate 79 through Allegheny and Butler Counties can expect restricted lanes overnight through the next month for pavement marking and delineation improvements. Overnight lane restrictions will be in effect starting Monday, weather permitting, between the Route 910 Wexford …


Ice Miners not returning to Connellsville

By Jason Black 1:14 p.m.
The Keystone Ice Miners, an NAHL team based in Connellsville, will not return to Southwestern Pennsylvania next season, coach and general manager Michael Gershon said Friday. The team’s ownership group left during the middle of the 2014-15 season, it’s inaugural …


Animals perish in devastating fire at exotic pet store in Indiana County

By Greg Reinbold
Mike Pearce gently lifted a 4-foot alligator, swaddled it in a pink towel, and raced it out of his fire-damaged exotic pet store in Indiana County Thursday afternoon. The alligator, …


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 …


Former chief of juvenile probation in Washington County pleads guilty to theft and records tampering

By Jason Cato 2:02 p.m.
Washington County’s former chief juvenile probation officer pleaded guilty Friday to charges related to allegations he pocketed money intended to pay for a mixed martial arts training class that never occurred. Daniel Clements, 47, of Aliquippa pleaded guilty to theft …


Juvenile status hearing, trial delayed in Franklin Regional stabbings

By Rich Cholodofsky 1:58 p.m.
A hearing to determine whether a 17-year-old will be tried as a juvenile on charges he stabbed 20 fellow students and a security guard at ...


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

By Katherine Schaeffer 1:51 p.m.
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 …


Bigger version of Dutch artist’s giant rubber duck coming to Philadelphia

By The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA — An 11-ton, 61-foot high yellow rubber duck designed by a Dutch artist will be floating on the Delaware River at next month’s Philadelphia Camden Tall Ships festival. A …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Watchful attorney general denies UPMC a chance to assist Jameson, a community in need
Allow me to tell you an unusual story about UPMC that no one is talking about. You know how UPMC seems to be everywhere and …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Santorum announces presidential run ‘where my American story began’
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum joined Republicans vying for the White House on Wednesday, telling a cheering crowd in Butler County that he would shrink …

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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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Patriotic veteran enriched lives with music, magic

By Mary Pickels
Ladd Jasper and his twin brother, Lee Jasper, so closely resembled each other that one could easily pass for the other — and sometimes did. “He and my dad enlisted …