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Westmoreland museum spotlights artist John Kane’s late-in-life fame

By Natasha Lindstrom
John Kane struggled to survive in Pittsburgh in the early 1900s. He lost his infant son to typhoid fever and lost a leg to a train. He depended on The Salvation Army while battling alcoholism and depression. And he lived in poverty as a manual laborer and house painter. Then, …

Gulls fleeing frozen Great Lakes fill skies over Pittsburgh’s Point

By Alex Nixon
Gulls descended on Pittsburgh in recent weeks, congregating in great flocks numbering in the thousands along the Allegheny River. During late afternoon, they fill the sky near the Point, Downtown, drawing birders …

City crews getting ready for winter storm expected Sunday, Monday

By Melissa Daniels
Road crews throughout Western Pennsylvania are prepping for anywhere from 3 to 12 inches of snow through Sunday and a rough Monday morning commute. Forecasts call for snow and freezing rain beginning Sunday overnight through Monday afternoon, according to a …

Allegheny

City crews getting ready for winter storm expected Sunday, Monday

By Melissa Daniels
Road crews throughout Western Pennsylvania are prepping for anywhere from 3 to 12 inches of snow through Sunday and a rough Monday morning commute. Forecasts call for snow and freezing rain beginning Sunday overnight through Monday afternoon, according to a …

Westmoreland

Westmoreland museum spotlights artist John Kane’s late-in-life fame

By Natasha Lindstrom
John Kane struggled to survive in Pittsburgh in the early 1900s. He lost his infant son to typhoid fever and lost a leg to a train. ...

Fayette

Canteen displays dish out pieces of Connellsville history

By Marilyn Forbes
When it was planned, the Connellsville Canteen was to be a replica of the original canteen that served World War II troops in the city in the 1940s. Now the …

Armstrong

Arts on Allegheny seeks donors

By Brigid Beatty
Arts on the Allegheny has kicked off its annual fundraising campaign to ensure the music keeps flowing along Kittanning’s Riverfront Park this summer. This will be the nonprofit’s eighth year …

Beaver

Ambridge fire brought quickly under control

By Tribune-Review
Firefighters battled a fire at an Ambridge church Saturday, emergency dispatchers said. The fire, first reported around noon at the United Presbyterian Church at Ninth Street and Maplewood Avenue, was reported under control within 20 minutes, according to dispatchers. No …

Butler

Butler County skiers ready for Special Olympics

By Rick Wills
Rosalind Pitzer likes the thrill of speed and the feel of cold air rushing against her face. Even more than that, making new friends is Pitzer’s biggest attraction to the …

Indiana

Indiana police arrest Allison Park man in connection with assault on police officer

By Tribune-Review
Indiana police arrested a 19-year-old man Friday in connection with an assault on a borough police officer. Police said that Jacob Davis of Allison Park was seen on South Street around 11:30 p.m. with an open container of alcohol, which …

Somerset

Somerset County man dies in mine accident

By Jacob Tierney
A Somerset County man died in a coal mining accident at Brubaker Mine in Hooversville, the first such death in the country this year. Rick Kline, 43, of Central City was trapped between the continuous mining machine he was operating …

Washington

Suicide support group at Monongahela Valley Hospital looks to fill void

By Mary Pickels
Perceiving an unmet need in the sections of Fayette, Washington and Greene counties where he works, psychologist Sam Lonich will lead a new suicide bereavement support group at the Monongahela …

Education

Twin Rivers Intermediate students get hands-on science lessons

By Michael DiVittorio
McKeesport Area School District’s Twin Rivers Intermediate students learned about animals, snow and space travel Thursday. It was the fifth installment of the school’s monthly Science Day. This school year, …

Pennsylvania

Statewide program planned to train first responders on hazards of natural gas vehicles

By Craig Smith
First responders will have to deal with new challenges — and use different techniques — if called to battle fires or crashes involving vehicles fueled by compressed natural gas, officials …

Photo Gallery

Saturday - Jan. 31, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: When you’re done reading this, take a break from sitting
Get up. Sitting can be hazardous to your health. Just when I thought I’d heard about every possible disease in the world, along comes the …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Voters opt for ‘Don’t Know’ in 2016 presidential race, Susquehanna poll finds
Asked who they would prefer to run for president in 2016, most voters choose “Don’t Know,” a nationwide Tribune-Review poll found. Sixty-three percent of those …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Ice-covered anomaly floating in the Allegheny River presents mystery
Someone appears to have abandoned ship. If this were July, no one would bat an eye. If this were July, the pontoon boat moored to …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Staying safe on dicey winter roads requires dose of common sense
It’s late January, so it’s time for area residents to act like we’ve been completely blindsided by winter weather conditions. Pittsburgh won an award just …

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Obituaries

Attorney’s military bearing belied giving nature

By Melissa Daniels
Skip Beamer was a man who spoke his mind e_SEmD to friends, to strangers, to opponents in the courtroom. But as friends recall, he spoke to everyone. “He would say …