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Armstrong escapee caught; murder charges pending

By Brad Pedersen 11:03 p.m.
About 24 hours after he escaped from the Armstrong County Jail, law enforcement officials caught suspected killer Robert Edward Crissman. Police arrested Crissman at 8:40 a.m. Friday on Williamson Road near Pine Creek Road in Boggs after a seven-mile police chase, which ended when he rammed a police cruiser with …

Judge rules McCullough guilty of taking money from elderly woman’s estate

By Adam Brandolph 10:37 p.m.
Six years of legal wrangling ended with a conviction Friday that could bring jail time for former Allegheny County solicitor and Councilman Charles McCullough. McCullough, 60, of Upper St. Clair, the husband …

Allegheny County DA’s office: Photo of pair with gun evidence violates protocol

By Adam Brandolph 10:44 p.m.
A photograph showing an Allegheny County prosecutor and a Pittsburgh police officer holding military-style weapons with the caption, “You should take the plea,” is against protocol, officials said Friday. The photo, posted …

Allegheny

Judge rules McCullough guilty of taking money from elderly woman’s estate

By Adam Brandolph 10:37 p.m.
Six years of legal wrangling ended with a conviction Friday that could bring jail time for former Allegheny County solicitor and Councilman Charles McCullough. McCullough, 60, of Upper St. Clair, …

Armstrong

Armstrong escapee caught; murder charges pending

By Brad Pedersen 11:03 p.m.
About 24 hours after he escaped from the Armstrong County Jail, law enforcement officials caught suspected killer Robert Edward Crissman. Police arrested Crissman at 8:40 a.m. Friday on Williamson Road …

Beaver

Former Economy borough secretary sues over firing

By Brian Bowling
Economy council fired the borough’s secretary in 2014 because of her political affiliation and age, a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday contends. Susan Blum, 66, of Economy had been the secretary for more than 14 years. Council fired her because she …

Butler

Winfield supervisors OK natural gas-drilling regulations

By Liz Hayes
Winfield supervisors on Thursday approved the township’s first set of rules governing natural gas-drilling and related operations. The ordinance establishes unconventional gas wells as permitted uses in all three zoning districts. Well sites would require a certificate from the township’s …

Fayette

Additional charges filed in Connellsville vandalism case

By Mark Hofmann
Additional charges were filed Thursday against a Mt. Pleasant man and woman allegedly responsible for the rash of vandalism incidents in Connellsville that occurred in late June and early July. …

Indiana

Indiana County to revise some property reassessment notices

By Greg Reinbold
Despite vocal criticism and protest movements opposing Indiana County’s first county-wide property reassessment in 47 years, the firm responsible for conducting the reassessment has had relatively few property owners schedule informal reviews to address factual errors on assessment notices distributed …

Somerset

Woman charged with assaulting cops in wild Pittsburgh dispute

By Michael Hasch
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a Somerset County woman accused of kicking, biting and scratching her boyfriend and several Pittsburgh police officers during what court papers describe as a drunken domestic dispute following a concert in the Strip …

Washington

2-year-old Canonsburg boy nearly drowns, rushed to hospital

By Tony Raap
Paramedics in Canonsburg rushed a 2-year-old boy to a hospital Thursday after he nearly drowned in a swimming pool, a Washington County emergency dispatcher said. It happened about 3:30 p.m. on Linda Court, the dispatcher said. The boy was taken …

Westmoreland

Derry boy recovering at home after high-profile intestinal transplant

By Ben Schmitt
After a monthlong hospital stay, Angelo Giorno walked through the front door of his home with a pressing demand: macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes. His ...

Education

Agencies aim to ease test-takers’ troubles with updated GED exam

By Debra Erdley
Joshua Barnhart has high hopes. He knows he has a future in HVAC or computer technology. But first, the South Greensburg man who dropped out of high school in 10th …

Pennsylvania

Grand jury: No criminal wrongdoing by Centre County district attorney

By Tribune-Review 10:45 p.m.
A statewide investigative grand jury found no evidence to support criminal charges against the Centre County district attorney in a case alleging forgery and tampering with records, or theft of services, Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Friday. District Attorney Stacy …

Photo Gallery

Friday - July 31, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: Bethel Park native pedals through handcycling challenges despite disability
Ashli Molinero spent this week in Alaska, but it wasn’t exactly a vacation. Molinero, who lives in the South Side, is participating in the Alaska …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Former Virginia Governor Gilmore joins 520 vying for presidency
If you think 17 Republicans running for president is absurd, consider this: When former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore jumped into the GOP primary contests Thursday, …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Longtime disc jockey Jimmy Roach to turn dismissal into brighter times
For the first time in decades, Jimmy Roach gets to enjoy sleeping in every day. The legendary Pittsburgh disc jockey likes it so much that …

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Obituaries

Oakmont businessman valued golf, community

By Tony Raap
The Ridgeview Golf Club was on the verge of bankruptcy when Dick Fuhrer bought it in 1979. He grew up golfing on the nine-hole course in Chicora, Butler County, and …