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More employers adopt generous leave policies

By Chris Fleisher
If she’d had her baby a year ago, Joslynne Manges would be worrying about more than how to be a new mother. She would be figuring out how to pay her hospital bills without health insurance and how much time she could afford to take off from her restaurant job. …

Shaler man charged in death of girl, 6, not prosecuted in repeated alcohol cases

By Megan Guza
If Travis Grayson had been prosecuted for his underage drinking citations, he might not have been driving the night he allegedly struck and killed 6-year-old Ava Campbell. Each of the three times …

Pa. spends millions on death penalty cases that rarely end in execution

By Matthew Santoni
The Allegheny County Office of the Public Defender has budgeted $30,000 for doctors to analyze Talon Perozich and investigators to meet with his friends, family and associates in Pennsylvania, Florida and Chicago — all just in case a jury finds …


Would-be Troy Hill carjackers scared off by sirens

By Tribune-Review
Men dressed in black clothing tried to carjack a woman’s Mercedes-Benz Saturday night in Troy Hill. The attempted carjacking happened about 11:30 p.m. on Ley Street, Public Safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said. The woman noticed a black Cadillac Escalade driving …


Kittanning man admits to stealing from vehicles, house

By Brigid Beatty
A 20-year-old Kittanning man reduced his likelihood of serving a lengthy jail sentence in two criminal cases by pleading guilty Thursday and Friday to charges stemming from a string of thefts in Armstrong County earlier this year. Raine Mechling of …


Beaver County woman admits to reissuing leftover meds

By Brian Bowling
A Beaver County woman admitted in federal court Friday that she conspired with others to reuse leftover medications from nursing homes. Correna Pfeiffer, 37, of Center pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy. She was the manager of the Med-Fast …


Butler County government building briefly on lockdown

By Rick Wills
Butler County’s government building was on lockdown for about 30 minutes Wednesday morning after a man punched a woman in the face outside of a courtroom, officials say. The incident occurred after a child custody hearing, said Butler County Sheriff …


Uniontown blaze under investigation

By Tribune-Review 6:04 p.m.
The Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal was called in to investigate the cause of a fire that erupted in an unoccupied two-story building at 77 S. Gallatin Ave. in Uniontown late Friday night. Fayette County Emergency dispatchers said city firefighters …


Strong police presence cut crimes, behavior issues at IUP homecoming, police say

By Paul Peirce
A large law enforcement presence during Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s homecoming weekend not only quickly ended an assault and robbery by two IUP football players early Saturday, but disrupted a separate armed robbery, borough police Chief William Sutton said Sunday. …


93 Mile Relay for Flight 93 raises more than $500 for memorial chapel

By Mary Pickels
By 9:11 a.m. Sunday, runners hoisting flags in the 93 Mile Relay for Flight 93 were approaching the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel near Friedens, Somerset County. As is their practice, …


Diminishing number of pilots takes toll on small airports in Western Pa.

By Jason Cato
Tom Riemer’s commute to work at Washington County’s Finleyville Airport takes 45 minutes. He lives in Winchester, Va. — three hours and 178 miles away by car. “The airplane really …


Cancer fundraiser pays tribute to Donegal man

By Linda Harkcom
A Donegal man will be memorialized with a fundraising event benefiting the Nicholson Cancer Fund on Saturday. Dave Kalp of Donegal has organized “Rockin’ For a ...


Game time is different in North Hills classroom

By Katelyn Ferral
Shannon Heinl has been interested in games for awhile, but this was the first year she’s been able to learn how to build one in school. The North Hills High …


Kane releases emails as distraction when woes mount, analysts say

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — When she faces trouble, Attorney General Kathleen Kane releases pornographic emails sent or received by her perceived enemies and antagonists, legal and political analysts say. “It is the pattern she has turned to, anytime the political and legal …

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Sunday - Oct. 4, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Cut processed foods, cook your own dinner, and maybe live longer
Go ahead, eat an apple a day and see what happens. I’m not going to knock the practice, but I will tell you that I …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Policy viewed as GOP candidate Jeb Bush’s route to relevance
An extended campaign approach that is long on policy — such as the energy plan he detailed Tuesday — could help Jeb Bush make his …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Toomey cash-raising tactic strongly resembles protection racket 9:24 p.m.
Innocent solicitation or sinister shakedown? That depends on your perspective. But everyone probably can agree that U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s recent campaign donation request could …

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Retail executive never put work ahead of family

By Tony Raap 9:00 p.m.
Michael Bozic was chairman and CEO of Sears Roebuck & Co.’s Merchandising Group in the late 1980s, when Sears was the country’s largest retailer. His days were filled with corporate …