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Woman in stable condition after Hill District shooting that killed daughter

By Bill Vidonic 3:14 p.m.
A Hill District woman wounded in a shooting that killed her daughter remained in stable condition Saturday, police said. Patsy Crawford, 63, was wounded in a barrage of gunfire about 3:15 p.m. Friday at her Cherokee Street home. Her daughter, Tina Crawford, 34, died. An autopsy is pending. Police were searching for three gunmen. Patsy Crawford was being treated at UPMC Presbyterian. There have been no arrests and no developments in the investigation Saturday, police …

Traffic for eastbound Squirrel Hill Tunnel getting congested

By Tribune-Review 1:26 p.m.
Traffic is backing up throughout the city’s East End because of the eastbound Squirrel Hill Tunnel closure. PennDOT traffic maps and traffic cameras showed backups from the entrance of the tunnel on Interstate 376 as far as the Birmingham Bridge, …

Expert: Print on cyanide vial could be vital in Ferrante murder trial

By Adam Brandolph
A single fingerprint found on a bottle of potassium cyanide could be a key piece of evidence if it matches a sample from Robert Ferrante, the University of Pittsburgh researcher accused of …

Allegheny

Woman in stable condition after Hill District shooting that killed daughter

By Bill Vidonic 3:14 p.m.
A Hill District woman wounded in a shooting that killed her daughter remained in stable condition Saturday, police said. Patsy Crawford, 63, was wounded in a barrage of gunfire about 3:15 p.m. Friday at her Cherokee Street home. Her daughter, …

Westmoreland

From heifers to science projects, Westmoreland Fair judges enjoy their task

By Alicia McElhaney
To an outsider at the Westmoreland Fair, judging heifers is an ugly event. Contestants drag their heifer around a dust-filled pen, the animals mooing in …

Fayette

Perryopolis man killed in 1-car crash

By Bob Stiles 3:11 p.m.
A Perryopolis man died Saturday morning after his vehicle went into a culvert created by a heavy downpour in Perry Township, state police at Belle Vernon said. Thomas Whipkey, 37, …

Armstrong

Fire, water training mix for Freeport volunteer company

By Jodi Weigand
Freeport volunteer firefighters have jumped in to become the latest member of the Armstrong County Water Rescue Task Force. For the first time in the department’s history, 10 firefighters are …

Beaver

Car goes over hillside near Aliquippa High School

By Tribune-Review
Firefighters and police were responding to a report of a car over a hillside at Aliquippa High School around 10:15 a.m. Saturday. Emergency dispatchers said a caller said there were children in the car. No injuries were reported as emergency …

Butler

Authorities investigate fatal Butler County car-motorcycle acident

By Tribune-Review
One person died in a traffic collision Friday on Route 8 in Middlesex, Butler County emergency dispatchers said. The collision involved a motorcycle and car around 1:50 p.m., near the Allegheny-Butler county line. One person was transported from the accident …

Indiana

Jury: Indiana County woman downloaded child porn to frame husband

By The Associated Press
A Clymer woman has been found guilty of downloading child pornography in a failed attempt to frame her estranged husband. Meri Jane Woods was convicted Wednesday in Indiana County. District Attorney Patrick Dougherty says the 43-year-old Woods downloaded 40 images …

Somerset

Hazmat volunteers praised for dedication at Seven Springs conference

By Paul Peirce
As publicly funded hazardous materials teams have seen their emergency calls dwindle along with the number of volunteers in recent years, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Chief Deputy Director Robert A. …

Washington

70-year-old man says he didn’t see trooper who was run over

By Jason Cato
A Washington County man returned home on Thursday after spending the night in jail for backing over a state trooper in a relative’s car. Jay V. Harris, 70, said he …

Education

State tries to improve its rollout of school profiles

By Megan Harris
Almost a year since the state bungled its disclosure of school performance profiles, Pennsylvania lacks an official release date for its latest batch, Department of Education spokesman Tim Eller said on Friday. “We’re thinking late September, but we won’t have …

Pennsylvania

Sandusky cover-up case unusually shrouded

By Debra Erdley  and Adam Smeltz
Two years since former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky began serving time for sexually abusing young boys, the case against three top university officials accused of covering up …

Photo Gallery

Friday - Aug. 22, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: ALS videos tiresome, but effective as fundraiser
Tom Cruise, Bill Gates, Ben Affleck, Oprah Winfrey … George W. Bush? It’s hard to keep up with the names. In the past week, I’ve …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Shot-down Malaysian airliner ‘is terrible blow,’ British envoy tells Trib
WASHINGTON — If Russia supplied missiles to separatists to shoot down a Malaysian Airlines passenger plane carrying 298 people, “the Russians have a substantial number …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: For these jobs, let’s do the twist
Have any experience in crisis communication? If so, you might want to respond to the help wanted ads below from agencies and organizations in need …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Let’s not talk about race, police
Over the years, I’ve learned that race is not a popular topic of discussion. Neither is police accountability. Put the two together, and some readers …

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Obituaries

Minister energized by calling to serve others

By Stacey Federoff
Morgan Reynolds worked in steel mills for most of his life, but the ministry was his calling. “He was a service-type minister. He wanted to serve people,” said his daughter, …