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Police: Escaped Armstrong County inmate armed, dangerous homicide suspect

By Brigid Beatty 12:33 a.m.
An escaped inmate at the center of a police manhunt is suspected of killing a friend and stealing a truck from her Rayburn home after walking away from the Armstrong County Jail on Thursday morning. Robert Edward Crissman, 38, is being sought in connection with the killing of Tammy Long, …

Emails among Governor Wolf’s aides reveal concern over AG Kane

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Emails shared among top Wolf administration officials show growing concern over the legal challenges facing Attorney General Kathleen Kane, including how to fill her position if that should arise and …

Pennsylvania Senator Casey pushes for railroad bridge inspectors

By Melissa Daniels
Spending as little as $1 million to double the federal government’s small, underfunded force of railroad bridge inspectors could go a long way toward preventing “catastrophic” derailments, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey said Thursday. The Federal Railroad Administration employs six bridge …

Allegheny

At least 3 people, including 12-year-old boy, shot, wounded in Homewood

By Michael Hasch
At least three people — including a 12-year-old boy — were shot and wounded Thursday night when an unknown gunman walked up to a group of people in Homewood and began shooting, a spokeswoman for the city Public Safety Department …

Armstrong

Police: Escaped Armstrong County inmate armed, dangerous homicide suspect

By Brigid Beatty 12:33 a.m.
An escaped inmate at the center of a police manhunt is suspected of killing a friend and stealing a truck from her Rayburn home after walking away from the Armstrong …

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

Zelienople woman captures 4th shuffleboard gold medal at National Senior Games

By Sandra Fischione Donovan
Ruth Parker had played shuffleboard for a dozen years while living in Florida with her husband, Art. When the couple, both in their 90s, moved back to the Pittsburgh area …

Fayette

Additional charges filed in Connellsville vandalism case

By Mark Hofmann 1:01 a.m.
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

Emails among Governor Wolf’s aides reveal concern over AG Kane

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Emails shared among top Wolf administration officials show growing concern over the legal challenges facing Attorney General Kathleen Kane, including how to fill her position if that should …

Photo Gallery

Thursday - July 30, 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 12:01 a.m.
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 …