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George Guido: Deer Lakes boys highlights memorable basketball season in A-K Valley

George Guido
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:47 p.m
It’s time to close the book on another scholastic basketball season in the Alle-Kiski Valley. Deer Lakes lost a PIAA quarterfinal game to Sharon this past Saturday and all that’s left, locally, is Cager Classic XXIII on Saturday night at Highlands High School. What a great season it was for...
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Fairleigh Dickinson rallies for first NCAA Tournament win

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:45 p.m
DAYTON, Ohio — Eleven months ago, Fairleigh Dickinson coach Greg Herenda was seriously ill with life-threatening blood clots. On Tuesday night, he danced on the court and hugged his players after they secured the first NCAA Tournament win in school history. Senior guard Darnell Edge scored a career-high 33 points,...
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High school scores, schedules for March 19, 2019

Tribune-Review
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:39 p.m
High Schools Basketball Boys PIAA playoffs Class 6A Semifinals Tuesday’s results Kennedy Catholic 75, Coatesville 69 Pennridge 52, La Salle College 47 Championship Saturday’s schedule Pennridge (26-4) vs. Kennedy Catholic (26-3) at Giant Center in Hershey, 8 p.m. Class 5A Championship Friday’s schedule Archbishop Wood (20-8) vs. Moon (27-2) at...
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Unbeaten Chartiers Valley girls hold off Thomas Jefferson in PIAA Class 5A semifinals

Don Rebel
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:37 p.m
As the Chartiers Valley girls basketball players saluted their fans from midcourt following their win over Thomas Jefferson, coach Tim McConnell showed off his sweet tooth as he begged for more Hershey’s kisses to reign down on him and his team. In a season filled with all wins, this may...

Floodwaters threaten millions in crop and livestock losses

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:33 p.m
DES MOINES — Farmer Jeff Jorgenson looks out over 750 acres of cropland submerged beneath the swollen Missouri River, and he knows he probably won’t plant this year. But that’s not his biggest worry. He and other farmers have worked until midnight for days to move grain, equipment and fuel...
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An old, vacant gas station in Oakmont may become a borough parking lot

Michael DiVittorio
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:12 p.m
The Oakmont Community Foundation wants to turn an old, vacant gas station into a parking lot. The foundation is a nonprofit formed by the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce. Chamber member Dan Monaco, owner of Hoffstot’s Cafe Monaco and Chelsea Grille, presented the project to borough officials at a recent council...
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OLSH boys fall short to Bishop Guilfoyle in PIAA Class 2A semifinals

George Guido
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:11 p.m
Losing a tooth wasn’t going to stop the path to Hershey for Bishop Guilfoyle’s Luke Ruggery. The senior guard and St. Francis (Pa.) recruit lost a front tooth driving to the hoop in the second quarter of Tuesday’s PIAA Class 2A semifinal boys basketball game. He gave the tooth to...

Penguins blow another late lead in shootout loss to Hurricanes

Jonathan Bombulie
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:04 p.m
RALEIGH, N.C. — If the Pittsburgh Penguins fail to make the playoffs or limp in with an unenviable seed, they won’t have to think hard to figure out why. They’ve done a miserable job holding leads late in the season. Justin Williams tied the score in the final two minutes...
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Montour’s offense shines in PIHL Class A Penguins Cup championship victory

Joe Sager
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:52 p.m
Offense wins championships, too. Montour proved that Tuesday night as the Spartans rolled to a 6-3 win over South Fayette in the PIHL Class A Penguins Cup championship game at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. “It’s unbelievable,” Montour captain Richie Froehlich said. “I am so proud of everyone. This is...
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Robert Morris overcomes Jimmy Boeheim, Cornell in CIT opener

Dave Mackall
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:51 p.m
Matty McConnell wasn’t ready to call it his shining moment during a solid, four-year basketball career at Robert Morris, but his third consecutive 3-point shot in an overtime victory Tuesday night over Cornell ranks right up there. While Jimmy Boeheim — yes, the son of Syracuse hall of fame coach...
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Frazer woman confronted with inconsistencies during second day of murder trial

Chuck Biedka
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:43 p.m
A Frazer woman accused of the 2017 homicide of her husband was confronted Tuesday by angry words from Allegheny County detectives. The accusations and terse words were on a videotape shown on the second day of Teresa Drum’s non-jury trial on charges of murdering her husband. Prosecutors said the tapes...

Lincoln Park headed back to Hershey after PIAA semifinal win over Sharon

Chris Harlan
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:22 p.m
Andre Wilder scored 28 points, Isaiah Smith had 20 and Lincoln Park held off a dangerous second-half rally to defeat Sharon, 67-58, in a PIAA Class 3A semifinal Tuesday night at New Castle. The victory advances Lincoln Park (26-4) to face District 3 champion Trinity (26-3) in the state finals...
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Raiders sign linebacker Vontaze Burfict

East Bay Times
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:21 p.m
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Vontaze Burfict, one of the most heavily fined players in the NFL, signed with the Raiders after visiting the facility Tuesday. Burfict, 28, was released by the Bengals on Monday. His defensive coordinator in Cincinnati was through 2017 was Paul Guenther, who now has the same position...
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North Catholic girls take down Mifflinburg to reach PIAA championship game

Phil Cmor
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:15 p.m
LORETTO — North Catholic has played the wicked step-mother to many opposing girls’ basketball teams’ Cinderella dreams over the years. On Tuesday night, it was Mifflinburg. It took about 28 minutes until the clock finally struck midnight, but the Trojanettes found their shooting touch over the final two quarters, and...
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U.S. negotiators see China pushing back on trade vows

Bloomberg News
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:07 p.m
WASHINGTON — Some U.S. negotiators are concerned that China is pushing back against American demands in trade talks as progress slows toward a deal that could give President Trump a boost for his 2020 re-election bid, according to people familiar with the talks. Chinese officials have shifted their stance with...
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Freshmen, sophomores to make quick impact for Springdale softball team

Jerin Steele
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:53 p.m
Springdale softball coach Anthony Pototo pointed to a few factors that went against his team last season: poor weather, a lack of pitching depth and a young team. Cancellations for poor weather led to playing section games three days in a row or having to resort to doubleheaders, and the...
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Pittsburgh man pleads guilty to buying thousands of Xanax pills via ‘Darknet’

Natasha Lindstrom
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:45 p.m
A Pittsburgh man admitted to buying more than 10,000 doses of Xanax on the so-called “dark web” and plotting to sell the drug to addicts for a $10,000 profit, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. James Robert Czachowski, 22, faces a maximum sentence of up to 30 years in prison and a...

Mt. Pleasant’s Giallonardo invited to be Wild Things’ special guest

Bill Beckner
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:44 p.m
Dom Giallonardo could be in for a “Wild” night. The Mt. Pleasant senior who is inspiring more people each day with his comeback story of how he beat cancer twice, was invited to be a special guest at a Washington Wild Things baseball game in the summer. After the team...
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Springdale baseball to lean on young lineup during rebuilding season

Jerin Steele
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:38 p.m
After each practice, Springdale baseball coach Brett Burger tells his team to “be better tomorrow than they were today.” Some players like Dynamos first baseman Garrett Apuzzo are taking a liking to that message. “That’s a good way to look at things,” Apuzzo said. “I mean if you focus on...
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Day 1 of Rosfeld trial concludes with testimony from witnesses to Rose shooting

Megan Guza And Jamie Martines
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:31 p.m
It was Michael Rosfeld’s tone that caught Lashaun Livingston’s attention. She said it was difficult to hear what then-Officer Rosfeld said to the driver and two passengers of the 2014 gold Chevy Cruise he’d stopped on East Pittsburgh’s Grandview Avenue, but the tone rang through. It was harsh and angry,...

Southmoreland baseball looks to change direction under new coach

Bill Beckner
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:31 p.m
Southmoreland baseball will be “governed” differently from now on. Al Govern begins his first year as the Scotties’ head coach and is embarking on one of those everybody-buys-in, culture-changing projects. His passion for the venture alone could be what ignites a change in a down-in-the-dumps program. “It needs a change,”...
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Jay-Z, Dead & Co, the Killers to perform at Woodstock 50

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:01 p.m
NEW YORK — Jay-Z, Dead & Company and the Killers will headline one of the 50th anniversary shows commemorating the groundbreaking Woodstock festival this summer. Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang announced Tuesday that Miley Cyrus, Santana, Imagine Dragons, Robert Plant, the Black Keys and Chance the Rapper will also perform at...
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Jonah Goldberg: Beto-mania a prime example of cult-of-personality politics

Jonah Goldberg
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:00 p.m
Robert “Beto” O’Rourke’s biggest fans and supporters insist he is a forward-thinking, future-oriented visionary, but no contender for the Democratic nomination feels more familiar than the former three-term congressman from El Paso. That’s because he has the highest combined score in both deja vu and nostalgia, which are two different...

WPIAL Class 3A softball preseason breakdown

Bill Hartlep
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:56 p.m
History was made a year ago when Southmoreland captured the WPIAL Class 3A softball title for the first time. The Scotties went on to reach the PIAA semifinals to complete their best season. So what will they do for an encore? Can South Park avenge that title-game defeat? What other...

Single-bid leagues feature standouts, upset possibilities

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:50 p.m
Vermont’s Anthony Lamb is among several players from one-bid conferences capable of leading their teams to major upsets in the NCAA Tournament. The 6-foot-6 junior forward scored 24 points against Kansas and 25 points against Louisville in the NIT Season Tip Off in November. Although Vermont lost both games, Lamb...
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Southmoreland ready to defend WPIAL title with 8 returning starters

Bill Beckner
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:47 p.m
Southmoreland kicked up a thrilling celebration last year after dismantling defending state champion South Park to win the WPIAL Class 3A softball championship on the carpet at Seton Hill. The title run was historic, something the program in Alverton had not seen before. Scotties coach Todd Bunner wants nothing more...
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Pitt line coach Dave Borbely starts working on his ‘jigsaw puzzle’

Jerry DiPaola
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:46 p.m
Dave Borbely has coached offensive linemen at 14 schools for 40 seasons. It’s safe to assume he’s had more than a few challenges in his career and even some more difficult to solve than what he’s dealing with at Pitt. When he was asked about replacing four starters on Pitt’s...
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Search warrants provide inside look at the investigation into Michael Cohen

Los Angeles Times
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:43 p.m
WASHINGTON — The USB drive was black and red, and its white label seemed inscrutable — Tracking #: 180208140208. But on Feb. 8, 2018, the tiny digital storage device helped change history when special counsel Robert Mueller gave it to the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan. The drive contained Michael...
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Latrobe grad, Virginia Tech senior Zack Zavatsky wants to go out on top at NCAAs

Chris Adamski
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:36 p.m
For Zack Zavatsky, something that’s been a significant part of his life will come to an abrupt end later this month. So why not go out on top? A Latrobe alum, Zavatsky’s final competitive wrestling act figures to come at the NCAA championships this weekend at PPG Paints Arena in...
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New turn restrictions in effect at Hulton Road and Third Street in Oakmont

Michael DiVittorio
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:32 p.m
Oakmont police and Riverview School District officials said new turning restrictions along Hulton Road by the high school are making a positive impact on traffic. “It’s been much better,” police Chief Michael Ford said Tuesday. “The school is happy with all enforcement efforts.” Westbound motorists on Hulton Road who are...

Latrobe well represented at NCAA wrestling championships

Chris Adamski
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:27 p.m
When the NCAA wrestling championships come to PPG Paints Arena beginning Thursday, Latrobe will be prominently represented. Three former Wildcats stars will compete in the event. Each of them — Virginia Tech’s Zack Zavatsky and Luke Pletcher and Ethan Smith of Ohio State — has a chance to make the...
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WPIAL Class 3A baseball preseason breakdown

Don Rebel
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:23 p.m
Much like Class 4A, a new champion will be crowned in Class 3A after 2018 champion Brownsville fell to Class 2A with district realignment. In fact, the WPIAL champion from a year ago isn’t the only successful squad to drop in class. WPIAL runner-up Avonworth and PIAA Class 3A runner-up...

Analysis: Mike Trout, baseball’s $430 million man, is actually underpaid

The Washington Post
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:21 p.m
Mike Trout’s nearly completed 12-year, roughly $430 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Angels, which when finalized would set a new benchmark for North American sports, will undoubtedly spark a new round of complaints and criticism, not exactly unfounded, that athletes are egregiously overpaid relative to their contributions to...
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Penguins’ Phil Kessel sets team record for consecutive games played

Jonathan Bombulie
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:08 p.m
RALEIGH, N.C. — Matt Cullen recently played his 1,500th NHL game, and Sidney Crosby recently recorded his 1,200th point in the league. They know a thing or two about longevity. As such, they’re impressed with the record teammate Phil Kessel set when he stepped on the ice Tuesday night against...
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Pittsburgh getting bigger, better NCAA wrestling championships

Doug Gulasy
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:00 p.m
Bob Bubb became an NCAA All-American in 1959, wrestling in the University of Iowa’s gymnasium. Nearly 60 years later, Nico Megaludis won a national title in “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” New York’s Madison Square Garden, with a finals attendance of 19,270 — more than the crowd for the entire...

George Aston vs. the bench press may be highlight of Pitt’s pro day

Jerry DiPaola
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:57 p.m
When 13 former Pitt players work out for NFL coaches and scouts Wednesday on the South Side, one of the more intriguing storylines will involve fullback George Aston and the bench press. Long considered one of the strongest players on the team, Aston has done 30 bench-press reps of 225...
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Campus clippings: Belle Vernon’s Slagus leads Bucknell to NCAA Tournament

Bill Beckner
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:31 p.m
Tournament MVP Kaitlyn Slagus and her teammates are going to the Big Dance. Slagus, a 6-foot-2 senior forward, scored a game-high 23 points to power the top-seeded Bucknell women’s basketball team to a 66-54 victory over No. 2 American in the Patriot League championship game Sunday in Lewisburg. Bucknell (28-5)...
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Former JPMorgan Chase Bank analyst guilty of stealing account holders’ personal info

Michael DiVittorio
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:27 p.m
An Ohio woman, a former analyst for JPMorgan Chase Bank, pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally accessing account holders’ personal information. Sarah Wiley, 35, of Columbus plead guilty to conspiracy and aggravated identity theft charges before U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer, federal authorities announced Tuesday. She was an...
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Pittsburgh man sentenced for heroin, fentanyl sales

Michael DiVittorio
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:23 p.m
A Pittsburgh man was sentenced to one year and three months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute heroin and fentanyl last year. U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence against Daroy Murphy, 27, and ordered him to serve six years of probation following his prison sentence, federal authorities...

Jury: Roundup weed killer major factor in man’s cancer

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:04 p.m
SAN FRANCISCO — Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man’s cancer, a jury determined Tuesday in the first phase of a trial that attorneys said could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits. The unanimous verdict by the six-person jury in federal court in...
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Maryland man admits to stealing lawn tractors, UTVs from Western Pa. dealerships

Natasha Lindstrom
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:03 p.m
A Maryland man admitted to stealing riding lawn mowers and utility terrain vehicles from dealerships in Western Pennsylvania, then returning to his home state to sell them, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Harvey Leemore, 53, pleaded guilty to plotting with others to raid the dealers and transport the stolen vehicles across...
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Dr. Don L. Fisher, pioneering cardiologist at Allegheny General Hospital, dead at 100

Tom Davidson
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 5:44 p.m
Jeff Fisher’s memories of his father, Dr. Don L. Fisher, are intertwined with the place where his father spent most days for 66 years — Allegheny General Hospital. “He was at work quite a bit,” Jeff Fisher, 65, of Peachtree City, Ga., said of his father. “Actually, he included us...
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North Huntingdon doctor charged in connection with overdose deaths will be evaluated

Rich Cholodofsky
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 5:31 p.m
A North Huntingdon family doctor charged with over-prescribing drugs to two patients who died from overdoses in 2016 may not be competent to stand trial, his lawyer said in court documents filed Tuesday. Dr. Michel Toret, 72, of Jeannette is awaiting trial on two charges of drug delivery resulting in...
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Route 28 lane restrictions in O’Hara, Sharpsburg, Aspinwall begin Wednesday

Paul Guggenheimer
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 5:18 p.m
A single-lane restriction will happen on southbound Route 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays in O’Hara, Sharpsburg and Aspinwall beginning Wednesday and continuing through Friday, March 29. Crews are conducting geotechnical drilling operations for the future Highland Park Interchange project. The lane restriction will take place between the...

Residents of Vandergrift high-rise report ‘sewage-cicles,’ other plumbing problems

Mary Ann Thomas
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 5:11 p.m
Residents of McMurtry Towers in Vandergrift sent a petition to the Westmoreland County Housing Authority demanding that it do a better job of cleaning up a sewage-line break last month that reportedly formed “sewage-cicles” on the building’s front porch. The sewage break in a second-floor apartment Feb. 8 caused raw...

Attorney seeks more time to file amended appeal for Loyalhanna man convicted in 2009 shooting deaths

Rich Cholodofsky
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 5:08 p.m
The lawyer for a Loyalhanna man on death row for killing his mother, sister and aunt a decade ago wants more time to file an amended appeal. Defense attorney Brian Aston said he needs two months to contact and interview witnesses as well as review more than 20,000 pages of...
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Fish in Cuyahoga River that famously caught fire now OK’d for consumption

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 5:00 p.m
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Fish in the Cuyahoga River, which became synonymous with pollution when it caught fire in Cleveland in 1969, are now safe to eat, federal environmental regulators say. The easing of fish consumption restrictions on the Cuyahoga was lauded Monday by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine as an important...
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Allegheny Angler in Tarentum to offer discounts, food at grand reopening

Mary Ann Thomas
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4:53 p.m
In the run-up to the opening of trout season next month, Allegheny Angler in Tarentum will hold its grand reopening Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The longtime bait-and-tackle shop at 200 Ross St., rallied back after a fire closed it for more than four months. Although the business...

Judge clips Winghart’s, orders bar out of mall site for failing to pay $90,000 in back rent

Joe Napsha
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4:52 p.m
Winghart’s Burger Beer & Whiskey Bar must “immediately vacate” its space behind Westmoreland Mall in Hempfield because it owes the mall about $91,150 in rent and costs dating back two years, a Westmoreland County judge ruled. Judge Chris Scherer last week granted mall owner CBL/Westmore­land L.P. the right to take...

Memorial event for Christchurch victims planned in Pittsburgh

Madasyn Czebiniak
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4:34 p.m
A free community event to remember victims of the Christchurch attack in New Zealand will take place Sunday at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in Oakland. The event is organized by local Muslim leaders in partnership with the Muslim Student Association at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie...

Editorial: Adults need to be informed about vaping, JUUL-ing

Tribune-Review
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4:30 p.m
Do we really need another way to be addicted? We have internet and we have cellphones. We have alcohol and we have drugs. Lots of drugs. From the legal to the illicit to the things we use as substitutes for drugs when drugs are too hard to find. And we...
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Construction of Odin View Apartments in Hempfield expected to begin this spring

Rich Cholodofsky
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4:27 p.m
Westmoreland County Housing Authority officials have the additional $1 million needed to build a low-income senior citizen housing complex in Hempfield. Construction of the proposed Odin View Apartments is expected to begin this spring now that the last portion of funding needed for the $13.1 million project has been secured....

Deer Lakes School Board meeting postponed

Emily Balser
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4:27 p.m
The Deer Lakes School Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday night has been postponed. The meeting will now be held 7 p.m. March 26 in the high school library, 163 East Union Road in West Deer....

Plum man charged with raping child

Dillon Carr
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4:26 p.m
A Plum man has been charged with raping an 11-year-old girl. Isaac P. Parker, 27, is accused of first raping the girl in 2016 and continuing to do so five times that year in his bedroom, truck and woods behind his Plum house, according a criminal complaint filed against him...
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Westmoreland commemorates Arthur St. Clair’s 282nd birthday

Stephen Huba
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4:12 p.m
Some Founding Fathers get no respect, but for Arthur St. Clair, that’s changing. Last year marked the 200th anniversary of his death, and Tuesday, members of the Westmoreland Historical Society gathered to commemorate his 282nd birthday (March 23). The St. Clair admirers formed a semi-circle around the ornate tombstone where...
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Rep. Devin Nunes sues for $250 million over parody Twitter account

Los Angeles Times
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4:11 p.m
WASHINGTON — A parody Twitter account purporting to be owned by an unhappy cow living on one of Rep. Devin Nunes’ Iowa farms attacked the California Republican as a “treasonous cowpoke” and “udder-ly worthless” during the 2018 campaign. Now Nunes wants $250 million in damages from Twitter for failing to...
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Chance to play for Tomlin lured Mark Barron to Steelers

Joe Rutter
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4:07 p.m
If not for an injury to a Los Angeles Rams teammate in 2015, Mark Barron might not be the Pittsburgh Steelers’ newest inside linebacker. Consider the dominoes that began toppling as a result: • Alec Ogletree broke his fibula in Week 4 of that season, creating a void in the...
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Report: U.S. renewable energy use has doubled since 2008

Stephen Huba
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4:05 p.m
Americans relied on renewable energy sources for 17.6 percent of all electricity generation in 2018, setting a new record, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The federal agency said renewable sources — solar, wind and hydroelectric power — provided 742 million megawatt hours of electricity in 2018, nearly double...
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Mt. Washington Carnegie Library branch scheduled for renovations, expansion

Bob Bauder
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4:04 p.m
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh branch in Mt. Washington will have a two-story rear addition, elevator and new teen event room under renovation plans headed for the Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment on Thursday. Library spokeswoman Suzanne Thinnes said the landmark building along Grandview Avenue dates to 1900 and was...

Pirates pitchers, Starling Marte lead way in win over Tigers

Kevin Gorman
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:52 p.m
The Pittsburgh Pirates had to pitch their way out of jams to start and finish their game against the Detroit Tigers. Starling Marte hit into a run-scoring double play and scored a run to lead the Pirates to a 3-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers in a Grapefruit League game...
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Penn Hills mayor silences resident during public meeting

Dillon Carr
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:46 p.m
The Penn Hills mayor refused to allow a resident to read from a prepared statement during a council meeting March 18. Sara Snatchko, 41, attempted to read a one-page statement related to allegations put forth in a grand jury report about solicitor Craig Alexander of Bruce E. Dice & Associates,...

Pa. House votes for tougher public pension forfeiture rules

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:43 p.m
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania state lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to make it harder for officials and government employees convicted of crimes related to their jobs to retain their public pensions. The state House voted 194 to 1 to approve legislation that applies the pension forfeiture law to state and federal felonies...
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Latrobe raising funds for Scott Munchinski, local coach with leukemia

Bill Beckner
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:31 p.m
Latrobe is rallying around one of its own. Friends of Scott Munchinski have started a GoFundMe page to help pay for medical costs and other expenses as he battles Acute Myeloid Leukemia. In the fight with you @ScottMunch73 You got this. Munchinski Family Jason Thomas (@ramblerjay) March 19, 2019 Munchinski, whose wife, Dana, is an assistant coach and daughter, Makayla, a senior catcher, on the Latrobe softball team, will be in the hospital for
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Carnegie Science Center makerspace named BNY Mellon Fab Lab

Paul Guggenheimer
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:24 p.m
Students from Pittsburgh Schiller STEAM Magnet School joined officials from Carnegie Science Center and BNY Mellon on Monday to announce the naming of the BNY Mellon Fab Lab and BNY Mellon Mobile Fab Lab at the Science Center. Sixth-grade students from Schiller learned to create their own 3D dinosaurs using...

Quaker Valley police to host safety expo with mother of Sandy Hook victim

Tribune-Review
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:15 p.m
Quaker Valley Police Officer Aaron Vanatta will welcome three national experts to discuss school safety Thursday and Friday at the Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South, Meadows Casino, 212 Racetrack Road, Washington. Michele Gay will present “Beyond Tragedy: Response and Recovery in a School-based Crisis.” Following the loss of her daughter, Josephine,...
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Woman, 19, killed in 4-vehicle crash on Parkway West; driver flees on foot

Paul Guggenheimer
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:12 p.m
A 19-year-old woman was killed and at least two others were injured in a chain-reaction crash that snarled traffic for several hours Tuesday afternoon on the Parkway West, officials said. State police told Trib news partner WPXI-TV that authorities suspect the fatal incident involving four vehicles in Scott Township may...

18 Harrison roads on list for township’s 2019 road program

Brian C. Rittmeyer
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:08 p.m
Harrison is planning to resurface 18 roads this year. The township is now seeking bids for the work. Bids are due to the township’s engineer, NIRA Consulting Engineers, by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26. The township is expecting the work to cost about $350,000, according to the bid advertisement....

Judge considers extra time for discovery in Tree of Life murder case

Bob Bauder
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:02 p.m
A judge overseeing the federal prosecution of accused Tree of Life gunman Robert Bowers on Tuesday agreed to consider granting attorneys an additional 120 days to trade evidence. Bowers, 46, who is being held without bond, did not appear for the short status conference in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh’s...

Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:01 p.m
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook will overhaul its ad-targeting systems to prevent discrimination in housing , credit and employment ads as part of a legal settlement. For the social network, that’s one major legal problem down, several to go, including government investigations in the U.S. and Europe over its data and...
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Trump praises Brazil’s far-right president Bolsonaro at White House

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:53 p.m
WASHINGTON — President Trump praised Brazil’s new far-right leader Tuesday as he welcomed him to the White House, saying the man who’s been described as the “Trump of the Tropics” has done “a very outstanding job.” Trump said President Jair Bolsonaro had run “one of the incredible campaigns,” saying he...
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Former Gov. Dick Thornburgh officially retires from K&L Gates

Tom Davidson
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:51 p.m
Former U.S. Attorney General and Pennsylvania Gov. Dick Thornburgh has officially retired, according to K&L Gates, the global law firm where he began his career. K&L Gates “wishes its longtime partner … well in his retirement,” the firm said in a news release. Thornburgh, 86, began his legal career as...

See a $1 million penny at the National Coin & Money Show at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Tom Davidson
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:49 p.m
A $1 million penny, a $3 million nickel and more than $100 million more in rare coins are coming to Pittsburgh from March 28 through 30 when the National Coin & Money Show stops at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Attendees will also have the chance to find out...

Sheriff’s deputies seize $1,700, heroin while serving arrest warrant

Renatta Signorini
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:44 p.m
A New Derry woman is facing drug charges after Westmoreland County sheriff’s deputies seized $1,750 and heroin from her Monday, according to court papers. Deputies were picking up Rachel Carol Johns, 37, at a Unity home on an arrest warrant when they noticed a needle and other drug paraphernalia in...

Patriots owner Robert Kraft offered plea deal in prostitution case

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:44 p.m
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida prosecutors have offered a plea deal to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men charged with paying for illicit sex at a massage parlor. The Palm Beach State Attorney confirmed Tuesday it has offered Kraft and 24 other men charged with soliciting prostitution...
Categories: News | World | NFL

Businessman gives $25K to help preserve Tarentum school clock tower

Brian C. Rittmeyer
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:32 p.m
John Greco Jr. sees the Highlands Elementary School clock tower every day as he drives across the Tarentum Bridge on his way to work. The prospect of the prominent landmark not being there moved him to act. Greco and his wife, Sally Greco, of Lower Burrell are giving $25,000 to...

Photo Gallery: Art & Collectibles Appraisal Fair

Jan Pakler
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:23 p.m
Residents learned the value of items stashed away in their own closets during an Art & Collectibles Appraisal Fair on March 16. Art expert Kurt Shaw was at the Cooper-Siegel Community Library to take a peek at old, unique and peculiar items. People brought coins, books, furniture, jewelry, paintings and...
Categories: Local | Fox Chapel

Online fundraiser collecting money for Rosfeld defense as trial starts

Jamie Martines
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:21 p.m
An online fundraiser established to help former East Pittsburgh police Officer Michael Rosfeld pay for his defense raised at least $400 during the first morning of his trial Tuesday. The fundraiser on the site Funded Justice appears to have been started by Rosfeld’s wife, Michelle. “Since Michael is no longer...

Police: Unicorn-costumed robbery suspect has been unmasked

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:19 p.m
BALDWIN, Md. — The robbery suspect wore a unicorn costume, and police in Maryland say he has been unmasked. News outlets report that Baltimore County police say 28-year-old Jacob William Rogge donned a pink-and-white unicorn costume and smashed a convenience store register with a crowbar Saturday. Police say 27-year-old Joseph...
Categories: News | World

Injured Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta rejoins team for morning skate

Jonathan Bombulie
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:04 p.m
RALEIGH, N.C. – When Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta went down with a shoulder injury Feb. 11 in Philadelphia, the team said he would be out indefinitely. Maatta took a significant step toward putting a timetable on his return Tuesday morning in Raleigh. Maatta took part in a practice with...
Categories: Sports | Penguins

U.S. stocks move higher as market extends winning streak

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:01 p.m
U.S. stocks moved modestly higher in afternoon trading Tuesday as the market extended a winning streak well into a second week. Health care stocks, technology companies and retailers notched some of the biggest gains. DaVita led the health sector higher, climbing 3.8 percent. Cigna added 3.1 percent. Chipmakers also posted...
Categories: Business | Wire stories

Loss of old Myspace artifacts highlights impermanence of the Web

The Washington Post
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:53 p.m
The most surprising thing people may learn about Myspace this week is that it still exists. But the old social network’s accidental purge of 12 years’ worth of its users’ music uploads - that’s an estimated 50 million songs - is probably a close second. The tremendous loss of digital...
Categories: Business | Technology

NA students hosting TigerThon to fight pediatric cancer

Tribune-Review
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:53 p.m
On March 30, from 5 to 11 p.m., North Allegheny School District will host the Fifth Annual TigerThon, a six-hour dance marathon at the high school in which NA students in grades K-12 raise money for local organizations dedicated to fighting pediatric cancer. All donations will benefit UPMC Children’s Hospital...
Categories: Local | North Hills

Penguins show faith in rookie Teddy Blueger after injury to Evgeni Malkin

Jonathan Bombulie
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:51 p.m
RALEIGH, N.C. – Due to the ability of in-season acquisitions Jared McCann and Nick Bjugstad to play multiple positions up and down the lineup, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan had a plethora of options to choose from when figuring out how to replace injured center Evgeni Malkin. He decided to...
Categories: Sports | Penguins

Brownshill Road in O’Hara to close April 1 through mid-August

Tawnya Panizzi
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:45 p.m
Brownshill Road in O’Hara will close on April 1 for just shy of five months. Crews will replace the structurally-deficient Brownshill Road Bridge, erecting a span wide enough for two vehicles and expanding the hydraulic opening for East Little Pine Creek. Cost is $1.1 million. The road will be shut...
Categories: Local | Fox Chapel

Dutch prosecutors consider terror motive in fatal tram shooting

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:32 p.m
UTRECHT, Netherlands — Investigators probing the deadly tram shooting in the Dutch city of Utrecht sharpened their focus Tuesday on a possible extremist motive, as judicial authorities revealed that the main suspect was released from jail this month and faces a rape trial in July. The nature of Monday’s attack...
Categories: News | World

Westmoreland athletes of the week: Belle Vernon’s Robert Spekis, Norwin’s Olivia Gribble

Andrew John
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:25 p.m
Robert Spekis School: Belle Vernon Sport: Swimming and diving Class: Senior Claim to fame: Spekis captured the 100-yard breaststroke title at the PIAA Class AA championships after finishing in 56.63 seconds March 14 at Bucknell. Spekis placed third in the 100 breast as a junior and 14th as a sophomore....
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Iowa sues to shut down national puppy-laundering ring

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:25 p.m
DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Attorney General’s Office is suing to shut down what it describes as a national puppy-laundering ring that sells dogs from illegal breeding operations at inflated prices while pretending the animals are rescues. The lawsuit filed Monday seeks an injunction to dissolve breeder J.A.K.’s Puppies,...
Categories: News | World

Kris Letang returns to Penguins lineup vs. Hurricanes

Jonathan Bombulie
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:11 p.m
RALEIGH, N.C. – Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang made his return from an upper-body injury Tuesday night against the Carolina Hurricanes, starting the game in his customary spot on the right side of the team’s top defense pair with Brian Dumoulin. “I’ve been feeling pretty good,” Letang said. “It’s just...
Categories: Sports | Penguins

Shaler Area hosts spring pep rally

Tribune-Review
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:50 p.m
A pep rally at Shaler Area on March 18 was held to kick off the spring sports season. Athletes participated in a variety of fun activities to get the student body ready for the season....
Categories: Local | Hampton_Shaler

Norwin to study pool conditions

Joe Napsha
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:33 p.m
The Norwin School Board on Monday hired Wallover Architects Inc. of Lancaster to conduct a detailed evaluation the high school pool. The board said the cost of the Wallover’s study is not to exceed $7,110. Wallover was directed to provide information about the pool’s current conditions and to look at...
Categories: Local | Westmoreland

Passengers restrain woman who tried to open plane door during flight

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:28 p.m
ROMULUS, Mich. — Officials say fellow passengers restrained a woman after she allegedly tried to open an exit during a flight from Indianapolis to Detroit. Detroit Metropolitan Airport spokeswoman Erica Donerson says the woman may have been suffering from a medical issue. Donerson says the woman was restrained until the...
Categories: News | Top Stories | World

Ford shifting 550 jobs to boost SUV production in Kentucky

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:15 p.m
Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it will shift 550 jobs to its Kentucky Truck Plant to boost production of its Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles to meet growing demand for its large SUVs. Growing sales for the Expedition and Navigator are driving a 20 percent production boost at the Louisville...

Lower Valley municipalities earn ‘Banner’ designation

Tawnya Panizzi
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:10 p.m
It was a banner day for several Lower Valley communities — Sharpsburg, O’Hara, Aspinwall, Etna and Indiana Township — which were named among the best by the Allegheny League of Municipalities. County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, joined by other local officials, announced the 2019 Banner Community Program honorees March 8 during...
Categories: Local | Fox Chapel

West Virginia lawsuit accuses diocese of knowingly employing pedophiles

The Washington Post
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:07 p.m
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey sued the Catholic diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and its former bishop Michael Bransfield on Tuesday, charging that they “knowingly employed pedophiles and failed to conduct adequate background checks” for people working in Catholic schools and camps, a news release from Morrisey’s office says. The lawsuit,...
Categories: News | Top Stories | World | Regional

Are we alone in the universe? New Penn State center searches for answer

Pennlive.Com
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:05 p.m
Is anyone out there? Or are we alone in the universe? Penn State intends to make its newly created Extraterrestrial Intelligence Center (PSETI) a global leader and worldwide hub for research aimed at answering that question. For most people, SETI - the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence - conjures images of...

Seton Hill gallery show inspired by British art historian

Shirley McMarlin
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:01 p.m
An opening reception for the group show, “Sister Wendy Beckett: Envisioning Art,” is planned for 4-6 p.m. March 21 in the Harlan Gallery, located in the Seton Hill University Arts Center, 205 W. Otterman St., Greensburg. Running through April 16, the exhibition features works by Norwood Hodge MacGilvary, Frank Trapp,...
Categories: AandE | More A and E | Museums

Traffic delays expected during East Carson Street project in Pittsburgh’s South Side

Bob Bauder
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:59 a.m
Drivers should expect traffic delays on East Carson Street in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood during an $18 million improvement project that started Monday and will continue into 2020. Pittsburgh started a $3 million project that will include new sidewalks with exposed aggregate concrete, pedestrian lighting, hanging baskets and trees between...

Steelers restructure LB Vince Williams’ deal to create cap space

Joe Rutter
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:53 a.m
The Pittsburgh Steelers have started restructuring contracts in order to create salary cap room for 2019, and NFL Network reported that linebacker Vince Williams recently had his deal altered. Williams helped the Steelers create almost $2.9 million in cap room by having his base salary reduced to $805,000 and having...
Categories: Sports | Steelers

Need an edge for your NCAA bracket? Geek out over these stats

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:51 a.m
At this time of year, everyone’s in search of a system — some way of simplifying the brackets and making it a little easier to pick one champion out of all those contenders. You could go with the most experienced coaches or perhaps the teams playing the best defense. Or...
Categories: Sports | US-World

Rita’s Italian Ice and Dairy Queen welcome spring with freebies

Mary Pickels
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:50 a.m
More welcome perhaps than sunshine or robins, typical harbingers of spring, is the arrival on March 20 of free cone day at Dairy Queen and free Italian Ice day at Rita’s Italian Ice and Frozen Custard. But if you’re going for a double whammy and planning to visit both on...
Categories: Lifestyles | Food Drink

James Corden returns to host the 2019 Tony Awards

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:48 a.m
James Corden is returning to host the 73rd annual Tony Awards. The American Theatre Wing on Tuesday announced that the host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show” will preside over Broadway’s biggest night which honors the season’s best plays and musicals. Corden previously hosted the 70th annual Tonys. Corden won...

Chicago police union wants federal probe in Smollett case

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:38 a.m
The Chicago police union’s president alleges that the county’s top prosecutor interfered with the investigation of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett before recusing herself and wants the Justice Department to determine if she broke any laws. WLS-TV in Chicago reports that Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham wrote the Justice...

Mike Trout, Angels reportedly finalizing a record 12-year, $430 million extension

The Washington Post
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:37 a.m
The climax of an offseason spent contemplating and debating the value of some of baseball’s biggest stars, as it turns out, was not the record-setting free agent contracts signed last month by Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, but what reportedly came Tuesday: a massive extension for Los Angeles Angels center...
Categories: Sports | MLB

Cal U readies for annual robotics competition

Deb Erdley
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:32 a.m
The robots are coming, again. More than 1,000 high school students, representing 52 robotics teams, will gather at California University of Pennsylvania later this week for Destination: Deep Space, the annual Greater Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics Competition. The competition on Thursday, Friday and Saturday that challenges students to build and...

Elizabeth Warren wants to kill the electoral college

The Washington Post
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:27 a.m
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on Monday endorsed ending the electoral college, arguing for a system where “every vote matters.” Many Democrats, including Warren, have disparaged the electoral college following the presidential election results in 2000 and 2016, when Al Gore and Hillary Clinton both won the national popular vote, yet...

Attempted homicide, related charges filed in Jeannette shooting

Renatta Signorini
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:25 a.m
Jeannette police filed criminal charges Tuesday against two people accused of involvement in a shooting last week that injured a woman. Arrest warrants were issued for Elijah T. Miles, 22, and DeJanette Ivy Crosby, 23. Police Chief Shannon Binda said Tuesday the female victim was recovering from a leg wound....

Facebook says no one flagged New Zealand mosque shooting livestream

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:21 a.m
LONDON — Facebook says none of the 200 or so people who watched live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting flagged it to moderators, underlining the challenge tech companies face in policing violent or disturbing content in real time. The social media giant released new details about its response...
Categories: Business | News | World

Statue of Liberty climber gets 5 years’ probation

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:17 a.m
NEW YORK — A woman who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty last July 4 to protest the separation of families at the Mexican border has been sentenced to five years’ probation and 200 hours of community service. Therese Okoumou entered the Manhattan federal courthouse on Tuesday with...
Categories: News | World

Sen. Edward Markey to give away campaign donations from Robert Kraft

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:14 a.m
BOSTON— U.S. Sen. Edward Markey planned to donate campaign contributions he received from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who is charged with soliciting prostitution in Florida, to an organization that works to end human trafficking. Markey received $3,600 in donations from Kraft during the Massachusetts Democrat’s first campaign for...
Categories: News | Politics Election

Mike Pence heads to flooded Midwest amid concerns about levees

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:08 a.m
OMAHA, Neb. — Vice President Mike Pence is headed to the Midwest to view flood damage as farmers raise concerns that busted levees won’t be fixed before the traditional spring flood season. Pence is scheduled to visit Omaha, Nebraska, late Tuesday afternoon. Hundreds of homes are damaged, and tens of...
Categories: News | World

Trump’s 2 Supreme Court picks on opposite sides in 2 cases

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:08 a.m
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s two Supreme Court appointees were on opposite sides of two of three cases that the justices decided Tuesday. The two new justices have solidified conservative control of the Supreme Court, but they do not march in lockstep, at least in the small corners of the...
Categories: News | World

Police say 2-year-old boy died after man sat on him

Tribune-Review
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:06 a.m
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Iowa police say a 2-year-old boy died after a man sat on the child for allegedly taking his cellphone. Pottawattamie County court records show 31-year-old Larry Murphy is charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death. He’s jailed on more than $1 million bail....
Categories: News | US-World

Stanton Daily Grind hosts ‘History Happy Hour’ with focus on mill

Mary Pickels
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:00 a.m
Stanton Daily Grind coffee shop, 814 Route 119, New Stanton, will host its first local “History Happy Hour” from 6-7:30 p.m. March 21. The initial event will include presentation and informal discussion of the historic Stanton Mill, according to a release. Those attending are asked to bring photos and artifacts,...

East Liberty’s Dinette named among best restaurants to work for

Mary Pickels
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:00 a.m
The chef/owner of Pittsburgh’s Dinette is working to make restaurant jobs better. Sonja Finn has operated her restaurant at 5996 Centre Ave. in the East Liberty Shopping Center for more than 10 years. She recently landed on a national Food and Wine report noting American restaurants operated by chefs and...

Tyler Perry steps in to help 4 children of slain single mom

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:54 a.m
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Less than a day after the family of a slain single mother of four launched a fundraising appeal, actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry has lent his support. News outlets report Perry offered to take care of the family’s rent to stave off eviction, arrange for 45-year-old Tynesha...
Categories: AandE | Celebrity News | World

Powerball jackpot climbs to $550 million

Jacob Tierney
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:52 a.m
Powerball players will be vying for the 10th-largest lottery jackpot in U.S.. history in Wednesday’s drawing. The top prize has climbed to $550 million, or about $335 million if taken as a lump sum. The winner will likely have to pay almost half the prize in state and federal taxes,...
Categories: Local | Regional | Top Stories

Mobile cat clinic coming to Sharpsburg

Tawnya Panizzi
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:35 a.m
Sharpsburg will host its second annual mobile pet clinic in April. The event will offer spay/neuter procedures, rabies and FVRCP vaccines, and flea and ear mite treatments. In partnership with Animal Friends and Paws Across Pittsburgh, the clinic is for cats only. It is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m....
Categories: Local | Fox Chapel

Pennsylvania congressman aims to expand immigrant worker program to dairy farms

Stephen Huba
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:35 a.m
A Pennsylvania congressman wants to expand a visa program originally designed for seasonal farm workers so that struggling dairy farms can better meet their labor needs. Currently, dairy farmers can’t use the H-2A temporary and seasonal foreign agricultural workforce program because dairy farming is not considered seasonal. U.S. Rep. John...
Categories: Local | Westmoreland

The Incline website purchased; new director named

Emily Balser
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:14 a.m
The Incline news website has a new owner, just two weeks after it announced it was for sale. The Pittsburgh-based website announced on its social media platforms Tuesday it was bought by media company WhereBy.US. The company describes itself as one that builds “local media brands for growing cities, and...

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson gets tank named after him

Frank Carnevale
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:08 a.m
Action-movie actor and former wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said he was honored to have a tank named after him and thanked the soldiers for their service. Last week the 1st Squadron 1st Cavalry Regiment at Fort Bliss, Texas, posted a photo of the tank with the caption, “’If you...
Categories: AandE | Celebrity News

Letter to the editor: Highlands budget woes

Tribune-Review
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:00 a.m
Highlands School District has not released a budget. The school board’s public meeting failed to answer resident questions (“Seeking exceptions gives Highlands ‘options’ for budget, business manager says,” Feb. 18, TribLIVE). Our district requested a tax hike exceeding the maximum allowed by law. Highlands’ 2018 tax rate was eighth highest of Allegheny County’s 45 districts, surpassing Mt. Lebanon. Highlands resident financial data (en.wiki pedia.org/wiki/ Harrison_Township,_ Allegheny_County,_Pennsylvania, or www.city-data.com/city/ Harrison-Township- Pennsylvania.html) reveal our communities are textbook examples of a fading middle
Categories: News | Opinion

Letter to the editor: Revoke 17th Amendment

Tribune-Review
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:00 a.m
It is nigh upon the hour for the 17th Amendment to be revoked. Passed in 1913, the amendment called for the election of senators by the people, not the state. Despite the good intentions behind the amendment, this is a complete contradiction of what the federal government was supposed to be. Senators were to be the elite, the voices of the states, and the advocators of government. Today, the Senate is just a smaller House

5 ‘dramatic’ wines from Sicily’s Mount Etna

Dave DeSimone
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:00 a.m
To discover wines with dramatic pleasure, look no further than Mount Etna on the Italian island of Sicily. The region’s vineyards unfurl in a semi-circular crescent running from north to south on the eastern slopes of a very active volcano. Lava from Mount Etna’s last major eruption in 1992 buried...

Pat Buchanan: Is diversity a root cause of dual loyalty?

Pat Buchanan
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:00 a.m
We can’t be divided by race, religion, by tribe. We’re defined by those enduring principles in the Constitution, even though we don’t necessarily all know them.” So Joe Biden told the firefighters union last week. But does Joe really believe that? Or does that not sound more like a plea,...

Letter to the editor: Electric cars, more pollution?

Tribune-Review
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:00 a.m
I often read articles concerning the advantages of electric cars. Every time I have to think, where does the power come from? Wind, solar? More than likely a coal-fired power plant. So we continue to pollute. So long as we can’t see the smoke. This is just more side-stepping the real issues. The new way of life in these here United States. Lenny Mucci Derry Township

Rocktopia to mesh rock, classical in Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall show

Tribune-Review
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:50 a.m
Fresh off Broadway, the Rocktopia tour plays the Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall in Munhall on May 7. Rocktopia features the works of musical innovators across centuries — including Journey, Mozart, Queen, Beethoven, Aerosmith, Handel, Led Zeppelin, Tchaikovsky, U2, Heart, Puccini and The Who. The music is performed by a...
Categories: AandE | Music

Police: Man faked credentials for security firm, didn’t pay Greensburg man

Renatta Signorini
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:36 a.m
Pennsylvania State Police say a New Jersey man who claimed to operate an area security firm had fraudulent credentials and was using a state certification number that belongs to someone else. Kenneth L. Wilson, 48, was charged in Greensburg with theft and tampering with public records. A warrant has been...

Highlands sets calendar for 2019-20 school year

Brian C. Rittmeyer
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:21 a.m
Students in the Highlands School District will start the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, Aug. 29. The school board on Monday approved the calendar for the new school year. The Thanksgiving break will start with a half-day for students on Nov. 27, with no school on Nov. 28 and 29....

Feast on fish, finish out Carnegie Museum of Art’s ‘International’

Mary Pickels
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:20 a.m
The Carnegie Museum of Art is offering a fish fry with a side of culture on March 23, as the “International” art exhibit comes to a close on March 25. According to the Oakland museum, the feast of food and art will take place from 5-7 p.m. in the Café...

Disney releases full ‘Toy Story 4’ trailer

Chris Pastrick
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:17 a.m
Disney released the first full trailer for this summer’s “Toy Story 4.” The first extended look at the latest installment in the adventures of Woody, Buzz and crew made its debut on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” The fourth go-round follows the gang, which is now under the care of Bonnie,...
Categories: AandE | Movies TV | The Buzz

White Oak woman diagnosed with cancer as a teen shares story in national publication

Stephanie Hacke
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:00 a.m
Denelle Suranski is sharing her story in hopes of saving lives. Suranski, 35, an advocate for colon cancer prevention and awareness, faced her own diagnosis as a teenager. Now the White Oak resident is offering the details of her cancer battle through a feature in “On the Rise,” the national...

Blake Bortles signs with Rams on one-year deal to back up Jared Goff

The Washington Post
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:57 a.m
If Jared Goff gets injured next season, the Rams will be able to call on the BOAT to keep their quarterback situation afloat. The team announced Monday that it signed former Jaguars starter Blake Bortles to a one-year deal. Bortles, whose BOAT (as in “best of all time”) nickname comes...
Categories: Sports | NFL

The latest in Day 1 of the Michael Rosfeld trial

Megan Guza And Jamie Martines
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:41 a.m
The homicide trial of former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld began Tuesday, with proceedings getting underway around 9:30 a.m. in Room 313 of the Allegheny County Courthouse. Rosfeld is accused of shooting Antwon Rose II three times as he ran from a June 19 traffic stop in East Pittsburgh....

First call: Bruce Gradkowski debunks Ben Roethlisberger ‘Fumblegate’ theory

Tim Benz
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:20 a.m
Tuesday’s “First Call” features a look at one of the most important nights of the season in the NHL’s Eastern Conference. Antonio Brown has a Twitter message for those of us in the media. And Bruce Gradkowski chimes in on “Fumblegate.” Response piece Not every ex-Steeler is buying Josh Harris’...

High profile arrest led Alabama police to genealogy testing

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:01 a.m
OZARK, Ala. — A truck-driving preacher accused of killing two teenage girls from Alabama nearly 20 years ago was found with the same genealogy database techniques used to apprehend the suspected “Golden State Killer” last year. Law enforcement interest in using genetic genealogy to crack cold cases has ballooned since...
Categories: News | World

Filmmaker David Lynch teaching a class on creativity

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:51 a.m
LOS ANGELES — According to filmmaker David Lynch, all it takes are 70 ideas to make a feature film. The visionary mind behind “Blue Velvet,” ”Mulholland Drive” and “Twin Peaks” is imparting this and other wisdom, like never giving up final cut, in a new MasterClass on creativity and filmmaking...
Categories: AandE | Celebrity News

Dartmouth professor wins top religion prize

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:48 a.m
HANOVER, N.H. — A Dartmouth College professor of physics and astronomy was awarded one of the world’s leading religion prizes for blending hard science and deep spirituality in his work, a foundation announced Tuesday. The John Templeton Foundation is awarding its 2019 prize to Marcelo Gleiser, who has written books...
Categories: News | World

Water main construction project shuts down Monessen street

Jacob Tierney
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:45 a.m
A construction project on a water main shut down Second Street in Monessen Tuesday morning, according to Westmoreland County 911. Though originally reported as a water main break just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, it was actually a planned project, according to the Borough of Charleroi Water Authority, which supplies water...
Categories: Local | Westmoreland

Pa. National Guard members deploying to Poland

Renatta Signorini
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:40 a.m
About 500 members of the Pennsylvania National Guard are preparing to deploy to Poland this spring, according to the state department of military and veteran affairs. Those members assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Calvary Regiment will be mobilized there as part of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence mission, according...
Categories: News | Pennsylvania

Tim Benz, Mark Madden discuss Roethlisberger, Bell, Penguins’ bad weekend, Pirates infield

Tim Benz
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:42 a.m
Thanks to an off-day, this week’s “Madden Monday” comes on a Tuesday. We get into: • Josh Harris’ accusation that Ben Roethlisberger fumbled on purpose against the Bengals. Why is this information just coming out now? • Le’Veon Bell’s failed contract. The spin continues! LISTEN: Mark Madden, Tim Benz discuss...

Analysis: Could Vontaze Burfict end up with Raiders and Antonio Brown?

Tim Benz
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:37 a.m
This is too good to be true. Probably. Because I’m guessing it’ll never happen. Oh. But I wish it could. The Bengals have released Pittsburgh’s public enemy No. 1: Vontaze Burfict. You know. The venomous linebacker who did this to Antonio Brown — when Pittsburgh still loved Antonio Brown. pic.twitter.com/9OSiXDWAnz—...

Legion history program rescheduled in Derry

Jeff Himler
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:30 a.m
Retired Navy officer Bob MacPherson will present “The American Legion at 100” at 1 p.m. April 6 at Derry’s Caldwell Memorial Library. The presentation, rescheduled from March 7, draws upon historical records and newspaper accounts to tell the story of the veterans organization — beginning with its founding a century...
Categories: Local | Westmoreland

Tim Benz: Steelers’ free agency moves shouldn’t impact draft strategy

Tim Benz
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:21 a.m
Last year, the Steelers signed a 29-year-old free agent safety they thought could play like a linebacker. This year they signed a 29-year-old linebacker they think could play like a safety. This year’s move should be more of a sure bet seeing as how the candidate has been a full-timer...

Audiophile hopes North Side’s Government Center is more than just a record store

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:15 a.m
When it came to naming his record store, Josh Cozby knew right away what to call the place: The Government Center. Only some customers make the music connection. “’The Government Center’ is a song by The Modern Lovers,” said Cozby, inside the shop on the North Side Friday. “And lead...

Tom Purcell: Erasing capitalism? Consider the pencil first

Tom Purcell
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:12 a.m
Socialism is back in vogue in some quarters. According to the website of dictionary maker Merriam-Webster, socialism is a political theory that advocates “governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods.” The concept is that government central planners can make really smart decisions to distribute our collective wealth in a manner that benefits all. But socialism never works, because nobody is smart enough to make such incredibly complex decisions. Leonard

Churchill charter school employee charged with selling drugs

Jacob Tierney
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:10 a.m
An employee at Pace Charter School in Churchill has been charged with selling drugs to a co-worker in the school parking lot, according to Tribune-Review news partner WPXI. Devon Alexander, 29, of Coraopolis has been fired from his position as a behavioral specialist, the school told WPXI. The Churchill Police...

Graham Nash talks Pittsburgh, Woodstock and Crosby

Paul Guggenheimer
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:00 a.m
Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, as a member of legendary musical acts Crosby, Stills and Nash and The Hollies. At 77, he could probably rest on his laurels, but instead Nash is on a tour that took him last week to the Carnegie...

Leet, Bell Acres address oil and gas zoning

Sam Bojarski
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:00 a.m
Leet Township commissioners voted three new ordinances into law March 11 that define oil and gas operations, according to Donna Adipietro, who sits on the township’s planning commission. Leet joins others municipalities, including Bell Acres, that have taken similar actions. Natural gas drilling and testing activity has become more common...
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Here’s what’s happening around town: Tuesday, March 19

Tribune-Review
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:00 a.m
Hello, Sewickley Wind down from the week with a relaxing hoppy hour of Bunny Yoga with Animal Friends. Practice your rabbit pose with the professionals – Animal Friends’ rabbit residents. Class will start promptly at 6 p.m. Friday and will end around 7 p.m. Supplies are limited, so bring a...
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Health Happenings

Shirley Taft
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:30 a.m
Blood drives • Central Blood Bank will host a blood drive 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday in Harmon House Care Center, 601 S. Church St., Mt. Pleasant. Appointments: 866-366-6711 or centralbloodbank.org. Screenings • Level Green Lions are sponsoring a health awareness screening 7-10 a.m. Saturday in their Community Building, 123 Murrysville...
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Race director organized annual event in memory of brother

Karen Price
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:30 a.m
Kevin Smith has been involved in virtually every aspect of running, from being a retail shop owner to overseeing the timing for more than 11,000 events across the eastern United States. His job as race director of the Sean T. Smith Memorial Just a Short Run, held every year since 2001 at North Park, holds a special place in his heart. He started the race in memory of his brother, who died of leukemia in
Categories: Local | North Hills

Curtain to rise for ‘Mamma Mia’ at Carlynton

Kristina Serafini
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:30 a.m
Excitement is building as Carlynton students get ready to showcase their talents in the high school’s musical production of “Mamma Mia!” The curtain rises from Thursday through Sunday, March 28-31. Performances on the first three nights begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s show starts at 2 p.m. Carlynton director Nathan Hart...
Categories: Local | Carlynton

Examining the genius of da Vinci

John Oyler
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:30 a.m
Last month’s selection for our book club was Walter Isaacson’s biography of Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo was certainly a remarkable human being, possessing a wide variety of characteristics that combined to produce a bona fide genius. Indeed, it is easy to agree with observers who consider him to be the...
Categories: Local | Carlynton

Personal trainer learns to help others through helping himself

Shirley McMarlin
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:30 a.m
Sometimes you just have to take things into your own hands. Stuart Urch of Greensburg learned that lesson while dealing with lingering injuries from playing high school football — and it’s led him into a career as a personal trainer. The 24-year-old is offering private and group training sessions at...
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When you get your flu shot matters

The Philadelphia Inquirer
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:30 a.m
Every year, there is controversy involving the flu vaccine. How effective is it? Should you get it? But a new study aims to address another question: When is the best time to get the shot? An analysis from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found that tens of thousands...
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Tips for dealing with dandruff

Mayo Clinic News Network
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:30 a.m
Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition marked by flaking of the skin on your scalp. It isn’t contagious or serious, but it can be embarrassing and sometimes difficult to treat. The good news is that dandruff usually can be controlled. Mild cases of dandruff may need nothing more than...
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Scrumptious chicken sandwich that comes from El Salvador

Sherry Esser
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:30 a.m
Gerson Villita, former owner of El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant in Cranberry, shares a hometown Panes con Pollo (chicken sandwich) from his childhood. It is a meal in a bun. Growing up in El Salvador, the end of the year was the most exciting time when preparation for big family gatherings...
Categories: Local | North Hills

Pine-Richland Youth Center hosting acting, choreography workshop for kids

Karen Price
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:30 a.m
The Pine-Richland Youth Center will conduct its first-ever Shine Brighter Broadway Mash-up Workshop to give children the chance to immerse themselves in the world of musical theater for a day. The event will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13. The all-day workshop will feature both acting and choreography...
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Seniors make ‘Kick Butts’ gifts to help educate their young pen pals

Mary Pickels
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:30 a.m
Seated at tables off the lobby area of South Greengate Commons, a Westmoreland County Housing Authority property for seniors, residents use markers, scissors and poster board to create “table tent” messages. “I love you, don’t smoke,” reads one. A resident peels off a “Kick Butts Day” sticker to add to...

STARS are out in Carlynton

Stephanie Hacke
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:30 a.m
Music filled the Carlynton High School gymnasium, as students decked out in their best green attire crowded the “dance floor.” It was time to party. Even state Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera showed up for the celebration. “It was awesome,” said Michael Long, 15, a freshman at Carlynton, as he...
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Quinn on Nutrition: Canola oil gets undeserved bad rap

Barbara Quinn
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:30 a.m
In response to a recent column in which I suggested canola oil as one good choice for popping corn “since it is low in saturated fat and has a high enough smoke point not to burn at higher temperatures,” a reader from Capitola writes: “The circle of people I associate...
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Sharpton, family seek change a year after Stephon Clark died

Associated Press
| Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:01 a.m
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Standing beside the family of a 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by police a year ago Monday, the Rev. Al Sharpton called for California to make it easier to prosecute officers who kill civilians and to require that all cases go before a grand jury....
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Late surge lifts Pine-Richland to PIHL Class AA Penguins Cup title

Joe Sager
| Monday, March 18, 2019 11:54 p.m
The final surge was the difference for Pine-Richland. The Rams scored the last three goals in a 3-minute, 21-second span in the third period Monday night to post a 7-5 win over Upper St. Clair in the PIHL Class AA Penguins Cup championship at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. “It’s...

Oakmont council has a new member

Michael DiVittorio
| Monday, March 18, 2019 11:23 p.m
A retired Westinghouse Electric Company vice president was tapped to fill a vacancy on Oakmont council. Randy Galm of the borough’s Edgewater development was appointed in a 5-0 vote Monday night to replace Justin Lokay, who resigned from his elected post in January and moved to another municipality. Councilwoman Leah...
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