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Snow expected to taper off in Pittsburgh by mid-afternoon

By Tribune-Review 6:15 p.m.
Most flights Wednesday morning appeared to be on time at Pittsburgh International Airport but some destinations to east coast cities had delays including Philadelphia. Pitt students Patrick Araya and Uriah West, both 19, were waiting for their US Aiways flight home to Philadelphia to board. It was delayed for at …

Lower gas prices entice motorists to drive long distances for Thanksgiving

By Bobby Kerlik
David Murphy stood outside his daughter’s University of Pittsburgh dorm Tuesday, loading her bags and dirty laundry before their drive home to Ohio for the Thanksgiving break. “It’s about a 4-hour and …

Davis becomes 1st African-American to be named vice chair of Allegheny County Democratic Committee

By Melissa Daniels 7:07 p.m.
The Allegheny County Democratic Committee named Austin Davis to the role of vice chair, the second-highest leadership role in the organization. Davis, 25, of McKeesport is executive assistant to County Executive Rich …

Allegheny

Snow expected to taper off in Pittsburgh by mid-afternoon

By Tribune-Review 6:15 p.m.
Most flights Wednesday morning appeared to be on time at Pittsburgh International Airport but some destinations to east coast cities had delays including Philadelphia. Pitt students Patrick Araya and Uriah …

Westmoreland

Murrysville athlete runs obstacle course for charity — 7 times

By Patrick Varine
Most people would balk at the idea of making their way through the physical crucible of a Tough Mudder obstacle course. Matthew Scoletti didn’t balk — ...

Fayette

Thanksgiving — A time for caring, sharing ‘Family is key for the holidays’

By Marilyn Forbes 5:16 p.m.
Thanksgiving is about family and sharing, and many in the area have fond memories of holidays of old, which are just as special as ones celebrated today. “For me, Thanksgiving is family,” said James Lender, 41, of Uniontown. “When I …

Armstrong

Manorville boy gets his wish: a week at Walt Disney World

By Brigid Beatty 6:56 p.m.
A 10-year-old Manorville boy and his family are grateful this Thanksgiving for each other, for their faith and for a recent wish fulfilled. Alexei Bardyguine, like his older brother Nicholas, …

Beaver

Pittsburgh man gets 2 life terms in slaying of Beaver Falls couple

By Bill Vidonic
A Beaver County judge on Tuesday sentenced a Pittsburgh man to two life sentences for the slaying of a Beaver Falls couple. A jury on Oct. 28 convicted Robert Burgess, 37, of Pittsburgh for first-degree murder, kidnapping and related offenses …

Butler

Car crashes into Cranberry store, no one injured

By Bill Vidonic
As Yankee Candle manager Allison Vinay heard the sound of an engine, mixed with shattering glass and the thud of dozens of candles tumbling to the floor, all she could …

Indiana

IUP student dies from injuries after he was pinned beneath car

By Trib Total Media
An Indiana University of Pennsylvania student who was a football standout at Brownsville High died Monday from injuries suffered when he was pinned beneath his car last week. Nicholas Landman, 19, of Grindstone, Fayette County, was injured when his car …

Somerset

ATV victim’s family seeks deal in fatal crash in Somerset County

By Paul Peirce
The father and great-aunt of a 4-year-old girl killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Somerset County last month are trying to reach a plea agreement on charges stemming from …

Washington

Crash victim identified as Washington County woman

By Michael Hasch
The woman who died when the sport utility vehicle she was driving crashed into a tree in Washington County has been identified as Myriam M. Hamby, the coroner announced late Monday. Hamby, 22, of Washington, was traveling west along the …

Education

Grant funds lessons in etiquette, job interviewing for Ford City students

By Brad Pedersen
Ford City High School students brushed up on their manners and job interviewing skills last week during a luncheon with business people funded by a $500 grant from the Armstrong …

Pennsylvania

Soldier from Pottstown died Sunday in fiery crash near Martinsburg, W.Va.

By Tribune-Review
Officials at Fort Hood, Texas have identified a soldier from Pottstown who died Sunday in a fiery crash near Martinsburg, West Virginia. Spc. Stephen James Parson, 34, had served in the U.S. Army since July, 2012, most recently as a …

Photo Gallery

Wednesday - Nov. 26, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: ‘Iron Meg’ grateful for return to health after biking accident
Family and friends call her Iron Meg. When you hear her story, you’ll understand why. Megan Kruth’s tale of survival from a tragic biking accident …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Reflecting frustration, Webb eyes presidency
In late November 2005, legendary Democrat strategist Steve Jarding sat down with Jim Webb — author, filmmaker, decorated Vietnam veteran and former U.S. Navy secretary …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Politicians, perks stuff of 2014 ‘turkeys’
Time to roast turkeys. With the birds about to go in the ovens, let’s indulge in the annual tradition of good-naturedly examining things for which …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: School choice, mergers lay path to equality
A couple of years ago, I thought it’d be a good idea to spend a day in a classroom of the highest- and lowest-rated school …

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Obituaries

Cancer didn’t stop mother from living for her son

By Margaret Harding
When Jessica Williams learned she had stage-4 cancer a few months after her son’s birth, she started fighting and never stopped. “I don’t know how she did it. It would’ve …