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3 names added to Tuskegee Airmen Memorial in Sewickley

By Jason Cato 6:42 p.m.
James R. “Wink” Simmons spent part of World War II in the Balkans, North Africa and behind Russian lines. His exploits had him climb Mt. Vesuvius, fly over Paris at night in a stolen plane and attend night Mass at the Vatican. Coming down the stairs during a visit was …

Views of Heinz Field entice National Guard recruits

By Bill Vidonic 5:59 p.m.
Andrew Wasielewski, a Chartiers Valley High School senior, popped his head out of the top of a Stryker tank parked outside Heinz Field on Saturday and said, “This is crazy.” Wasielewski, 17, …

First Amendment experts decry Plum authorities’ warning to students

By Megan Guza  and Karen Zapf
Students who talk, text, email, tweet, or post comments on Facebook about the ongoing sexual abuse investigation at Plum High School could be subject to questioning and arrest by law enforcement, school …

Allegheny

3 names added to Tuskegee Airmen Memorial in Sewickley

By Jason Cato 6:42 p.m.
James R. “Wink” Simmons spent part of World War II in the Balkans, North Africa and behind Russian lines. His exploits had him climb Mt. Vesuvius, fly over Paris at …

Armstrong

Life skills students enjoy prom festivities in Manor

By Brigid Beatty
Cody St. Antoine, a 17-year-old Apollo-Ridge student, posed for prom pictures with his date at Lenape Heights Golf Resort in Manor and smiled broadly while signing the word “friends.” He …

Beaver

Beaver Falls man held for trial in Sheraden double-homicide ‘emoji-cide’ case

By Jason Cato
Text messages sent by a Beaver Falls man, including one showing a series of images, helped prosecutors build what they are calling an “emoji-cide” case. District Magistrate Linda Zucco on Friday ordered Michael St. Clair, 24, to stand trial for …

Butler

Butler Township manager concerned about VA clinic traffic

By Bill Vidonic
Butler Township Manager Ed Kirkwood is concerned the Department of Veterans Affairs seemed to ignore shortcomings tied to traffic, utilities and public transportation when it awarded a bid to build …

Fayette

Belle Vernon students advance to state history competition

By Mary Pickels
Belle Vernon Area School District’s 24 winners at the National History Day regional competition in Pittsburgh represents the highest number of winners in the district’s eight-year participation. “We almost doubled …

Indiana

Blairsville woman freezes fluid moments for creative shots

By Jeanette Wolff
A Blairsville photographer can see the world in a drop of water and is attempting to share her vision through her art. Darlene Palmer is gaining area recognition for her …

Somerset

Somerset man gets 10-year prison sentence for meth sales

By Tribune-Review
A 23-year-old Somerset man arrested in 2013 for operating a methamphetamine lab out of his home has been sentenced to 10 years in prison plus five years of federal supervision after his release. U.S. District Court Judge Kim R. Gibson …

Washington

Ringgold band members march to different beat

By Les Harvath
Ringgold High School senior Katharine Hubert has already emphatically circled and starred May 21 on her school calendar, but it has nothing to do with her upcoming graduation. Instead, “moving” …

Westmoreland

Hempfield man dies in single-vehicle accident

By Debra Erdley 4:01 p.m.
A Hempfield man, Aaron James Koring, 19, died early Saturday of injuries he suffered when his car slammed into the porch of a home. Deputy Coroner Sean Hribal pronounced Koring dead at 4:50 a.m. at the scene of the accident …

Education

STEM lesson opens doors for students

By Craig Smith
Alex Telford thought he’d go to a traditional four-year college after graduating from Highlands High School in June, probably to major in engineering. But his plans changed when he got …

Pennsylvania

All Pennsylvanians to pay more, GOP gleans from report on Wolf’s tax plan

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s tax plan would hit all income classes and amount to a “huge tax grab,” said a leading Republican lawmaker. But John Hanger, Wolf’s policy director, on Friday disputed the Independent Fiscal Office report’s main …

Photo Gallery

Saturday - April 25, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Those annual physical checkups might not be needed
If you’re like most Americans, you probably see your doctor at least once a year. We’ve been told annual checkups are a good way to …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
‘Grainy white powder’ found in letter to U.S. Rep. Doyle’s office
A staff member in the Washington office of U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle opened a letter that contained a grainy white substance, causing Capitol police to …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Health-minded, trendy diners doom landmark eatery Del's
Historically, this is a big blow to Pittsburgh’s Little Italy. For 65 years, Del’s Bar & Ristorante DelPizzo was one of the first things motorists …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: It’s time for this Trib columnist to say so long
A co-worker recently directed my attention to a Twitter feed called @_FloridaMan. Basically, it picks up every news story that begins with “A Florida man …

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Obituaries

Restaurant owner was close to staff, customers

By Stacey Federoff
Family and friends of Angela Ferri knew she got the nickname “Angel” when she was very young, and all agreed that it fit the thoughtful, generous and gracious restaurant owner. …