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Pa. trooper ambush suspect Frein in court after long manhunt

By The Associated Press 12:50 p.m.
MILFORD — Onlookers shouted “Are you sorry?” and “Why did you do it?” as a gaunt and battered-looking Eric Frein — the survivalist suspected in the ambush slaying of a Pennsylvania state trooper — was led from court Friday, the morning after his capture ended a grueling seven-week manhunt. Frein, …

Attorney General Kane injured in auto accident

By Brad Bumsted 12:47 p.m.
HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen Kane is recovering at her home near Scranton from a concussion sustained in an automobile accident. Kane’s driver, a state agent, hit a parked car, her office …

Authorities say North Side woman set home on fire for insurance money

By Tribune-Review 1:54 p.m.
A North Side woman set fire to her home Oct. 17 to collect insurance money, Pittsburgh authorities said. Carol Canton, 44, is in Allegheny County Jail charged with three counts of arson and one count of risking a catastrophe in …


Peduto nominates experienced Pittsburgh EMS chief for top post

By Bob Bauder
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto on Thursday nominated the acting Emergency Medical Services chief for a permanent promotion to the position. Mark Bocian, 61, has served as acting chief since Robert …


Trial for accused Franklin Regional stabber delayed until at least March

By Rich Cholodofsky 2:37 p.m.
The attempted murder trial for Alex Hribal, the 17-year-old Franklin Regional High School student accused of trying to kill 20 classmates and a security guard in April, has been postponed until at least March. Westmoreland County Judge Chis Feliciani on …


Building collapses in Connellsville; mound of debris lands in street

By Mark Hofmann
A building collapsed Thursday afternoon in Connellsville, covering a road with a mound of debris. “It was like a kinetic rumble,” said Peter Jandura, owner of the building attached to …


Elsa from ‘Frozen’ popular for kids in Halloween parades at Armstrong schools

By Brad Pedersen
Characters from the blockbuster movie “Frozen” walked alongside kids dressed as vampires and superheroes in annual parades Thursday at five elementary schools in the Armstrong School District. At West Hills …


2 people trapped under cars in New Brighton in separate incidents

By Megan Guza
New Brighton emergency services rescued two people trapped under cars in separate incidents Wednesday morning. The first happened about 8:45 a.m. when a woman was struck by a vehicle driven by her boyfriend, who said he did not see her …


Police investigating possible link between woman’s death, Pittsburgh homicide case

By Margaret Harding
A Butler County mother died of a gunshot in the head late Wednesday and investigators wonder if there’s a connection between the killing and the Pittsburgh homicide case against the …


Marcellus grants to help build memorial wall, treat mine drainage in Indiana County

By Jeff Himler
A planned memorial to Blairsville’s veterans and ongoing efforts to treat acid mine drainage in Indiana County got a recent boost from state grants funded through impact fees collected from operators in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale industry. The Commonwealth Financing Agency …


2 adults charged in ATV crash that killed 4-year-old Somerset girl

By Paul Peirce 2:57 p.m.
State police in Somerset Friday charged two adults in connection with the death of a 4-year-old girl who riding with three other children on an all-terrain vehicle driven by a 14-year-old when it overturned Monday near Meyersdale. Police obtained warrants …


5 Cal U football players arrested for assault; Saturday’s game canceled

By Stacy Wolford
California University of Pennsylvania canceled Saturday’s football game after five players were accused of stomping a man and chanting “football strong” as they left him lying on the ground with …


Unaccompanied immigrants put heavy strain on schools, charities

By Debra Erdley
Cash-strapped public schools and other nonprofit agencies across the country are struggling to take care of thousands of unaccompanied Central American children and teens who flooded the United States’ border, …


Attorney General Kane injured in auto accident

By Brad Bumsted 12:47 p.m.
HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen Kane is recovering at her home near Scranton from a concussion sustained in an automobile accident. Kane’s driver, a state agent, hit a parked car, …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: Cancer-stricken California woman chooses to plan her death
A week from today, Brittany Maynard plans to take her life. You may have heard her story. She’s the 29-year-old newlywed from California who made …

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Salena Zito

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Republican National Committee Chair Priebus praises GOP progress
The Nov. 4 election could test the work the Republican Party has done to change party culture and the mechanics of reaching out to voters …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Hey, girl, lookin’ so fine: Why you mad?
Surprisingly, she wasn’t swept off her feet. Shoshana Roberts, a New York City actress with Pittsburgh roots, wasn’t impressed with the introductory lines from male …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Let’s face it: Scalpel cuts deep for many
It’s the day before Halloween, so there’s really no better time than now to talk about masks, actress Renee Zellweger and the “Twilight Zone.” The …

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Printer stayed loyal to high school sports, town

By Bob Stiles
Bob Montrose loved everything about Irwin, his family said. “He was an Irwinite from the day he was born,” said his wife, Kathy Montrose. “I couldn’t get him to move. …