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Port Authority: Drivers ‘reckless’ before buses bumped, wrecking 1

By Bobby Kerlik 8:02 p.m.
A Port Authority bus driver stopped his bus on Interstate 279, got out, then got back in and drove away without reporting that a colleague he’d bumped had just careened over an embankment, Port Authority officials said Tuesday. Officials confirmed Tuesday that the two buses were driving recklessly on I-279 …

State Sen. Jim Ferlo: ‘I’m gay. Get over it. I love it’

By Brad Bumsted 8:20 p.m.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Sen. Jim Ferlo figured it was time to say something. Ferlo, D-Highland Park, disclosed that he is gay during a news conference Tuesday about legislation that would expand the …

Attorney general rejects Tribune-Review request for ‘racy’ emails

By Brad Bumsted 8:22 p.m.
HARRISBURG — Sexually explicit emails shared on state computers in the Attorney General’s Office do not fall under Pennsylvania’s open records law and are exempt because of an “ongoing internal investigation,” a …

Allegheny

Port Authority: Drivers ‘reckless’ before buses bumped, wrecking 1

By Bobby Kerlik 8:02 p.m.
A Port Authority bus driver stopped his bus on Interstate 279, got out, then got back in and drove away without reporting that a colleague he’d bumped had just careened …

Westmoreland

Identities of theft suspects sought by Penn Township and state police

By Tribune-Review
Penn Township police and state police are seeking the public’s help in identifying suspects who are believed to have used stolen credit cards to purchase …

Fayette

New Frazier superintendent’s main goal: Focus on the students

By Karl Polacek
William Henderson III, 39, new superintendent of schools in the Frazier School District, is returning home — sort of. Henderson was a health and physical education teacher in the school …

Armstrong

Churches band together in Kittanning to fight hunger worldwide

By Kathleen Edwards
The atmosphere in the tiny fellowship hall was electric. Music blared from the speakers, people cheered and the feeling of victory was in the air. It was like a pep …

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

Cranberry police trying to ID repeat burglary suspect

By Tribune-Review 5:39 p.m.
Cranberry police are trying to identify a man who authorities suspect burglarized an office building several times this month. The man broke into a business on Rowan Road at least …

Indiana

Indiana County mother gets jail term for toddler’s drowning

By Renatta Signorini
Tonya Thomas grabbed two tissues before she stood before an Indiana County judge on Monday morning to hear her punishment. The 27-year-old mother wiped away tears as she expressed grief over her son’s drowning in February 2013 to Judge William …

Somerset

Somerset Area tax collector accused of stealing more than $65K

By Joe Napsha
A Somerset woman is accused of stealing more than $65,000 from the Somerset Area School District while collecting taxes from local businesses for the past two school years, the district attorney’s office said. Deborah June Miller, 50, allegedly turned over …

Washington

MarkWest fined $150,000 for gas flaring at Washington County plant

By Tribune-Review 7:11 p.m.
The operator of a natural gas processing facility in the heart of Washington County’s Marcellus shale fields agreed to pay more than $150,000 in state fines involving improper flaring and smoke from the plant. The state Department of Environmental Protection …

Education

Fox Chapel teen wins $25K scholarship in Google Science Fair

By Megha Satyanarayana 8:20 p.m.
A sophomore at Fox Chapel High School said Tuesday he was humbled that his fruit fly-inspired robots won top honors and a sizable scholarship at the Google Science Fair, an …

Pennsylvania

State Sen. Jim Ferlo: ‘I’m gay. Get over it. I love it’

By Brad Bumsted 8:20 p.m.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Sen. Jim Ferlo figured it was time to say something. Ferlo, D-Highland Park, disclosed that he is gay during a news conference Tuesday about legislation that would …

Photo Gallery

Tuseday - Sept. 23, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Highmark CEO keeps eyes ahead
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
Trust the issue in Fla. governor race
While much of the media pay attention to movement in this year’s U.S. Senate races (you know the drill; one of those moves two points, …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Take away their cars? Not so fast
They need their wheels. You might not think that many Allegheny County officials require round-the-clock access to newer model vehicles paid for or leased at …

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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

Executive set example as family man, mentor

By Rick Wills
Relatives think Nick Coholic’s last words were “Go Pitt,” which they say would not have surprised them. “They had the Pitt game on the radio on Saturday. They think he …