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Pa. Supreme Court Justice McCaffery suspended in email porn scandal

By Brad Bumsted 7:22 a.m.
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday suspended Justice Seamus McCaffery with pay for sending and receiving 234 emails containing pornographic photographs or videos. The court’s order called the material “extremely disturbing” based on Chief Justice Ronald Castille’s review of the emails. After apologizing last week for a “lapse …

Pa. Congressional candidates hear about wide range of issues, concerns

By Salena Zito 9:04 a.m.
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, citing concerns about Ebola and ISIS even …

Demand for hazmat suits due to Ebola outbreak triples firm’s production

By Alex Nixon 7:22 a.m.
Demand for more protective hazmat suits is boosting production at an American chemical and plastics company as fears grow that the Ebola virus may spread. Hospitals and health clinics are being outfitted …

Allegheny

Jury selection for Ferrante trial begins today

By Tribune-Review 8:57 a.m.
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday in one of Allegheny County’s most watched murder cases in years. University of Pittsburgh researcher Robert Ferrante, 66, is charged with homicide in the cyanide poisoning death last year of his wife, Autumn …

Westmoreland

Kin of 2013 DUI crash victim in Hempfield lose young family in fire

By Renatta Signorini
Lisa Lakenan has waited for nearly a year and a half to begin the process of finding justice for her son. “He was a wonderful …

Fayette

Dunbar Township woman, toddler critical after crash

By Tribune-Review 8:17 a.m.
A Fayette County woman and her 20-month-old son were critically injured when her sport utility vehicle rolled over multiple times Monday morning, according to state police at Uniontown. Desiree Dawn …

Armstrong

Grants boost tunnel, trail work in Clarion and Armstrong counties

By Brigid Beatty
The Allegheny Valley Land Trust has more than $1 million in funding to fix a defunct and run-down train tunnel and transform it into a safe passage along a recreational trail after being awarded a $500,000 grant from the Department …

Beaver

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 …

Butler

Mars Area schools superintendent resigns after short tenure

By Rachel Farkas
The Mars Area School Board accepted the resignation of Superintendent James Budzilek and appointed retired Superintendent William Pettigrew in the interim as it searches for a new leader. The board …

Indiana

Man accused of sexual contact with teen in Indiana County

By Tribune-Review
A New York man faces state police allegations that he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl at his temporary residence at an Indiana County apartment complex. Justin E. Hoffert, 24, of Durhamville, N.Y., allegedly began talking to the girl …

Somerset

Flight 93 memorial fire’s cause unkown

By Daily American
More than two weeks since a fire destroyed three buildings and many artifacts at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County, officials still do not know what caused the blaze. State police fire marshal Scott Kovach said the cause …

Washington

Shale oil, gas finds put Mon Valley on path to renaissance, leaders say

By Jason Cato
Lue Ann Pawlick never envisioned companies connected with oil and gas beating a path to Alta Vista Business Park when it broke ground in tiny Fallowfield, Washington County, in 2001. …

Education

Mars Area schools superintendent resigns after short tenure

By Rachel Farkas
The Mars Area School Board accepted the resignation of Superintendent James Budzilek and appointed retired Superintendent William Pettigrew in the interim as it searches for a new leader. The board …

Pennsylvania

Pa. Supreme Court Justice McCaffery suspended in email porn scandal

By Brad Bumsted 7:22 a.m.
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday suspended Justice Seamus McCaffery with pay for sending and receiving 234 emails containing pornographic photographs or videos. The court’s order called the …

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Monday - Oct. 20, 2014

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

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 9:04 a.m.
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: Pennsylvania Supreme Court should get back to boring stuff
HARRISBURG (Exaggerated Press) – In a landmark decision, the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court today ruled that its members should devote less time to the dispersal …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Toy stores’ limited options steer girls into tiaras
Have you ever noticed that people sometimes crane their necks to find something to criticize, yet ignore altogether things right in front of them? For …

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Obituaries

Cantor was passionate about church, heritage

By Aaron Aupperlee
When Michael Drabik led the Divine Liturgy during Mass at SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Braddock, he would occasionally slip in a hymn or verse in an …