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Pine-Richland excels a state choral program

| Monday, April 22, 2019 1:30 a.m.
Pine-Richland High School junior Olivia McGeary performed at the Pennsylvania Music Educators All-State Choral program at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on April 6. Olivia and junior Claire Tobin, along with sophomore Kristen Donahoe, and seniors Bryan Bails, Seamus Daniello, and Lucy Hess also participated in the PMEA Regional...
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Out & About: Speaker tells riveting tale of escape from the mob

Shirley McMarlin
| Monday, April 22, 2019 1:30 a.m.
Andi Cipa of Murrysville had a special reason for wanting to attend the annual pre-Easter dinner held by the Greensburg Christian Businessmen’s Connection. As soon as she heard who was speaking, she says she told her husband, Kevin Cipa, a regular attendee, that she was going with him. Speaker for...
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Mallard Fillmore cartoons for the week of April 22

Tribune-Review
| Monday, April 22, 2019 1:30 a.m.
Mallard Fillmore cartoons for the week of April 22....
Categories: Opinion | Cartoons

Oakmont pub crawl raises money to fight Multiple Sclerosis

Joyce Hanz
| Monday, April 22, 2019 1:30 a.m.
Cheers, beers and charitable endeavors are on tap in Oakmont. The 20th annual MS Pub Crawl fundraising event is set for Saturday . A pub crawl is when individuals drink in multiple pubs or bars in a single day, or night, or both. All proceeds benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis...

Demolition starts for mini casino in Hempfield, township says

Megan Tomasic
| Monday, April 22, 2019 1:30 a.m.
Demolition for the new mini casino has started inside the former Bon-Ton store at Westmoreland Mall, according to Patrick Karnash, Hempfield’s planning coordinator. Plans for the proposed $131 million casino show about 750 slot machines and 30 table games for the 100,000-square-foot space. Stadium Casino LLC purchased a $40.1 million...
Categories: Local | Westmoreland

Business projects booming on Greensburg’s South Pennsylvania Avenue

Jacob Tierney
| Monday, April 22, 2019 1:30 a.m.
Mary Wilmes can look out the window of Penelope’s, her gift shop in downtown Greensburg, and see a construction crew hard at work across the street. Another is working a few doors down, and two more projects are happening about a block away. “It hasn’t been this interesting in town...
Categories: Local | Westmoreland

Farmer’s market returning to downtown Greensburg

Jacob Tierney
| Monday, April 22, 2019 1:30 a.m.
The farmers market is coming back to downtown Greensburg. “We always wanted to go back to Greensburg,” said Paul Sarver, head of the Central Westmoreland Farmer’s Market Association. “The downtown, the merchants and the customers always appreciated us.” For the last few summers, the market has been held twice a week at Lynch Field, which is in the city but not downtown. Sarver remembers working at the downtown market as a teenager in the 1970s.

Crisis Center North hosting ‘Cocktails & Cuisine’ fundraiser in Bradford Woods

Tony LaRussa
| Monday, April 22, 2019 1:30 a.m.
Crisis Center North is promising “a night for foodies who care” at its 12th annual fundraising event “Cocktails & Cuisine” from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday May 17 at The Woodlands Foundation’s campus in Bradford Woods. The event, which raises money for Crisis Center North’s mission to assist victims...
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Shaler Area students shine in Japanese speech contest

| Monday, April 22, 2019 1:30 a.m.
Shaler Area High School students took top awards in the 22nd annual High School Japanese Speech Contest held at the University of Pittsburgh. The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh’s Asian Studies Center hosts the Japanese Speech Contest at Pitt’s Oakland Campus each year for Japanese learners...
Categories: Local | Hampton_Shaler

Shaler Area promoting R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Erica Cebzanov
| Monday, April 22, 2019 1:30 a.m.
This school year, the Shaler Area School District is focusing on promoting respect within its schools. Shaler Area has invited students and community members to participate in the Respect for All campaign consisting of biweekly videos, challenges, quotes and information aimed at facilitating a consideration for others. The campaign launched...
Categories: Local | Hampton_Shaler

Out & About: Easter egg hunt goes to the dogs

Shirley McMarlin
| Monday, April 22, 2019 1:30 a.m.
Conventional wisdom says that early humans domesticated dogs for the help they provided with hunting. For most dogs nowadays, their purpose is to be man’s best friend — but that doesn’t mean they’ve given up their love of the hunt. Even the most pampered pet perks up when a squirrel...
Categories: Lifestyles | OutAndAbout

Out & About: Ligonier library shares ‘Memories of Idlewild’

Shirley McMarlin
| Monday, April 22, 2019 1:30 a.m.
Idlewild Park, along with its later addition SoakZone, holds a special place in the hearts of many Western Pennsylvanians. Dolores Allison of Stahlstown says she portrayed Little Red Riding Hood in the historic park’s Story Book Forest as a teen in 1957. Her mother was ”volunteered” to sew the costume...
Categories: Lifestyles | OutAndAbout

‘Game of Thrones’: The calm before the storm

Patrick Varine
| Monday, April 22, 2019 1:12 a.m.
**NOTE: THE NIGHT IS DARK AND FULL OF SPOILERS THROUGH SEASON 8, EPISODE 2 OF ‘GAME OF THRONES’** I’m a little bit torn about this episode. On one hand, this is what “Game of Thrones” has always been great at: developing characters more deeply, paying off arcs that have run...
Categories: AandE | Movies TV

9 steps to get your grill ready for summer

Associated Press
| Monday, April 22, 2019 12:00 a.m.
There are die-hard grillers who don’t see why a little cold or sleet should stand between them and a juicy grilled steak. The rest of us in colder climes throw a cover over our grills for the winter and wheel them into a garage or storage spot, wheeling them out...

North Allegheny stays on top of Trib HSSN boys volleyball power rankings

Don Rebel
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 10:39 p.m.
The TribLive High School Sports Network presents the weekly WPIAL boys volleyball Power Rankings. The Network ranks the Top 10 district teams every week in the regular season and into the postseason. These rankings have zero classification boundaries. This week we expand from five to 10. Here are the latest...

Upper St. Clair girls, North Allegheny boys stand atop Trib HSSN lacrosse power rankings

Don Rebel
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 10:34 p.m.
The TribLive High School Sports Network presents the weekly Power Rankings for boys and girls lacrosse. Trib HSSN runs down the Top 10 district teams from each sport every weekend. These rankings have zero classification boundaries. Here are the rankings for the week ending April 18, with overall records and...

High school schedules for April 22, 2019

| Sunday, April 21, 2019 10:29 p.m.
High Schools Baseball Monday’s schedule WPIAL Class 6A Section 3 Upper St. Clair vs. Canon-McMillan, Wild Things Park, 4 p.m. Class 5A Section 2 Mars at Shaler, 4 p.m. Section 3 Trinity at Laurel Highlands, 4 p.m. Class 3A Section 2 Ellwood City at Shady Side Academy, 4:15 p.m. Section...
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Woodland Hills TE Josh Rawlings names Pitt among his ‘Elite 8’

Chris Harlan
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 10:11 p.m.
Woodland Hills junior Josh Rawlings, a football recruit with more than two dozen offers, announced Sunday a Top 8 list of favorites that included Pitt. Also among his favorites were East Carolina, Indiana, Iowa State, Minnesota, Syracuse, Vanderbilt and Virginia. However, Rawlings added: “This list is not final. Recruitment still...
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Butler’s Ethan Morton draws recognition from USA Today, MaxPreps

Chris Harlan
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 9:52 p.m.
Butler basketball star Ethan Morton was named to USA Today’s All-Pennsylvania team — one of two honors the junior received this week. Morton also was recognized by MaxPreps as one of the nation’s top juniors. Joining Morton on the All-Pennsylvania team were Abington’s Eric Dixon, Roman Catholic’s Hakim Hart, Kennedy...
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Patricia Murphy: Trump’s warning you: The socialists are coming!

Patricia Murphy
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 9:45 p.m.
Meet “socialist,” the hardest-working word in politics in 2019. The single word has helped upstart Democrats attract young and social-curious potential voters, given the paddles of life to desperate-for-a-cause conservatives, and led President Trump to an early and effective way to frame the re-election battle he wants to have with...

Trib HSSN Baseball Player of the Week: Quaker Valley’s Christian Johnson

Don Rebel
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 9:32 p.m.
Christian Johnston School: Quaker Valley Class: Senior In a five-year period from 2013-17, Quaker Valley baseball was a legitimate contender. While the Quakers did not strike gold in their run, they did reach the WPIAL finals in 2013 and ’15. The program hit a wall last spring, missing the playoffs...

Trib HSSN Baseball Team of the Week: Union

| Sunday, April 21, 2019 9:15 p.m.
The Trib HSSN Team of the Week, Union, earned two section wins last week to increase its winning streak and hold on first place. After losing two of its first three games, Union has rolled to seven straight wins, including 6-0 in Section 1-A. “The first part of the season,...
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Tim Benz: Are Penguins’ Mike Sullivan, Jim Rutherford really on same page?

Tim Benz
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 9:12 p.m.
It had to be on purpose, right? Head coach Mike Sullivan and general manager Jim Rutherford standing side-by-side during the Penguins’ season-ending media availability. Sharing the podium. Answering questions in the presence of each other. There must have been intent behind the execution of the 2019 season-ending news conference last...

Trib Total Media earns Best Overall Daily Newspaper award

Tribune-Review
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 9:00 p.m.
Trib Total Media has received several top awards from the Keystone State Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, including being named Best Overall Daily Newspaper across all circulation categories. The award was announced as part of the group’s annual “Best in Journalism Contest,” which draws entries from throughout Pennsylvania...

Man on a mission: Ligonier’s Kyle Lundquist continues family’s Mormon legacy

Stephen Huba
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 9:00 p.m.
Considering his family history, it’s not all that surprising that Kyle Lundquist would become a Mormon missionary. You might even say it’s in his DNA. Lundquist, 20, of Ligonier, recently completed a two-year stint serving in the California Carlsbad Mission, located just north of San Diego. While there, the Ligonier...
Categories: Local | Westmoreland

Obremski places 27th in PGA Tour LatinoAmerica event

Paul Schofield
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 8:55 p.m.
Penn-Trafford graduate and Irwin native Dan Obremski put together four under-par rounds to finish tied for 27th in his second PGA Tour LatinoAmerica event. Obremski, who began the final round tied for 35th, finished the four-day event with a 6-under-par 278 at the Abierto de Chile 2019 presentado por Volvo...
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Pittsburgh police: Man in critical condition after being shot in Allentown

Madasyn Czebiniak
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 8:52 p.m.
A man was taken to a hospital in critical condition after he was shot in the back Sunday in Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood. Pittsburgh police and paramedics responded to reports of a man shot at 4:10 p.m. in the 200 block of Allen Street. When they arrived, officers found the man...

Trump administration’s proposed hiring rule alarms criminal justice advocates

The Washington Post
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 8:49 p.m.
WASHINGTON — President Trump was joined by 300 guests at the White House one evening early this month to celebrate the criminal justice system’s most significant retooling in a decade. The president applauded the First Step Act, which revises sentencing laws and expands reentry and early release programs, as a...
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Colorado dog reunited with Florida family after 2017 theft

Associated Press
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 8:24 p.m.
SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. — A dog found abandoned in Colorado has been returned to its family, nearly two years after it was stolen in Florida as a puppy. Animal charity organization Wings of Rescue says the German Shepherd named Cedar was covered with snow in a rural Colorado ditch, apparently...
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Top WPIAL girls lacrosse teams meet in nonsection clash

Michael Love
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 8:04 p.m.
Two of the top girls lacrosse teams in their respective WPIAL classifications will do battle as Sewickley Academy and Quaker Valley play a nonsection match Monday at 7 p.m. at Quaker Valley High School. The Panthers are 7-1 overall and 5-0 in Section 2 of Class AAA. They have won...
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Lower Burrell considering tax break for firefighters

Mary Ann Thomas
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 8:00 p.m.
Lower Burrell Council is exploring a local tax incentive for city firefighters to boost their thinning ranks and properly reward their community work. Councilman Joe Grillo is looking at city firefighters forgoing the city’s earned income tax or other possibilities. A course for young firefighters is also under consideration. “It’s...

Buffalo Township amateur astronomer helps Pitt students reach for stars

Michael DiVittorio
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 8:00 p.m.
Amateur astronomer Ed Potosky helps University of Pittsburgh students reach for the stars. The Buffalo Township resident who grew up in North Huntingdon helps aspiring astronomy students at his alma mater learn about the history of the Allegheny Observatory as well as different ways to gaze upon the galaxy. “It’s...

Redstone Highlands offers nursing, HVAC scholarships to Pitt-Greensburg, WCCC

Joe Napsha
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 7:30 p.m.
Students who want to pursue a nursing career this fall semester can apply for one of three scholarships worth a total of $96,800 to attend either the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg or Westmoreland County Community College. Redstone Highlands, which offers a variety of living options for senior citizens at facilities in...

John Steigerwald: Late Pirates GM Pete Peterson might never be matched

John Steigerwald
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 7:27 p.m.
You may not live to see anyone else do what Pete Peterson did. He’s the last Pittsburgh Pirates general manager to win a World Series. They’ve only won three in the past 94 years. Harding “Pete” Peterson died Tuesday at the age of 89, and the fact he was a...

‘Historically good’ defensive lineman class could tempt Steelers on draft day

Joe Rutter
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 6:50 p.m.
Few positions on the Pittsburgh Steelers offer as much stability as the defensive line. While the Steelers have added first-round picks at outside linebacker, safety and cornerback in recent draft classes, in addition to signing free agents to fill other starting spots, they have maintained the status quo in the...
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Greensburg’s Rocco Mediate loses way in Champions Tour event

Associated Press
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 6:31 p.m.
Scott McCarron completed a wire-to-wire victory in the Mitsubishi Electric Classic for his third victory at TPC Sugarloaf on Sunday, leaving Greensburg native Rocco Mediate behind in a tie for 10th place. The winner of the PGA Tour defunct BellSouth Classic at the course in 1997 and 2001, McCarron closed...
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Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy appears headed for landslide victory in Ukraine

Associated Press
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 6:19 p.m.
KIEV — A comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV cruised toward a huge landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election Sunday in what was seen as a reaction against the country’s entrenched corruption and low standard of living. Exit polls and early results from about...
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Westmoreland lookahead for Week of April 22, 2019

Bill Beckner
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 6:00 p.m.
MONDAY Softball Belle Vernon usually doesn’t have to work this hard for a WPIAL playoff spot, but the Leopards are in position to get into the postseason again. A sweep of Ringgold in Section 2-4A could go a long way. TUESDAY Baseball Penn-Trafford, closing in on the Section 2-6A title,...
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‘Panic mode’: Witness describes aftermath of Sri Lanka bombs

Associated Press
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 5:59 p.m.
Bhanuka Harischandra was running a little late for his meeting Sunday. As a car carrying him pulled into the back entrance of the luxury Shangri-La Hotel in Sri Lanka’s capital of Colombo, he realized something was wrong. People were telling him not to come in, it wasn’t safe. Still, the...
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Adam Schiff says Democrats will debate impeachment amid left pressure

Bloomberg News
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 5:11 p.m.
WASHINGTON — House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Sunday that the Democrats will discuss whether to begin impeachment hearings of President Trump after progressives ratcheted up the pressure on a reluctant party leadership. “We’re going to have a caucus about this over the next couple weeks to try to...

Changes coming to District 31 American Legion landscape

Paul Schofield
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 5:08 p.m.
Things continue to change in District 31 American Legion: Murrysville is back, and Jeannette is out. Murrysville returns after missing the 2018 season, and Jeannette is out after a disappointing end to its season. The league will begin playing May 17 and run through July 5. Hempfield East is the...
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NFL Draft DL breakdown: Alabama’s Williams highlights loaded bunch

Joe Rutter
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 5:08 p.m.
The NFL Draft is Thursday-Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. Each day leading up to the first round, the Tribune-Review is compiling a positional preview of the top draft prospects. Today: Defensive linemen 1. Quinnen Williams Alabama, 6-3, 303 The 300-pounder ran a 4.83 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, showing off...
Categories: Sports | Steelers

Outdoor notices: April 22, 2019

Tribune-Review
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 4:30 p.m.
• Three Rivers Birding Club is holding an outing at 8:30 a.m. April 27 at Frick Park. The outing will be led by Jack and Sue Solomon. Participants will explore the park in hopes of seeing plenty of warblers. For questions, call the Solomons at 412-521-3365. • The 24th annual...
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Clint Hurdle’s decisions magnified in Pirates’ 3-2 loss to Giants

Jerry DiPaola
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 4:28 p.m.
The Pittsburgh Pirates gave themselves little margin for error Sunday at PNC Park, producing only five hits in a 3-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants. But there was plenty of room for anyone in the crowd of 12,396 to second-guess the manager, making the Pirates’ first defeat after a...
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A-K Valley H.S. lookahead: Week of April 22-27

Doug Gulasy
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 3:47 p.m.
Monday Softball It has been nearly two weeks since Riverview played, but the Raiders will give it another try as they visit Serra Catholic in Section 2-2A. The Raiders (4-2, 3-2) trail the second-place Eagles (6-2, 6-1) by two games. Serra won the first matchup 15-9. Baseball St. Joseph began...
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‘The Curse of La Llorona’ reigns over weekend box office

Associated Press
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 3:39 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — “The Curse of La Llorona” brought good fortune at the box office. The Warner Bros. horror film based on a Mexican legend about a woman who murdered her children and wanders the world looking for them brought in $26.5 million according to studio estimates Sunday, putting it...
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Bonnets, costumes on display at NYC’s Easter Parade

Associated Press
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 3:31 p.m.
NEW YORK — The fancy hats and finery were out and on display for New York City’s annual Easter extravaganza. Participants in the annual Easter Parade made their way along Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue on Sunday in a processional of the wild and whimsical. The annual event is a New York...
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Gregory Polanco close to returning, but arm strength will be an immediate issue

Jerry DiPaola
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 3:30 p.m.
Gregory Polanco is making good progress from shoulder surgery and could come off the injury list during the current homestand, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. But the initial velocity on Polanco’s throws will be compromised, according to general manager Neal Huntington. “Teams are probably going to challenge him and...
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2 people injured in multi-vehicle crash on Parkway East

Madasyn Czebiniak
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 2:27 p.m.
Two people were hurt in a multi-vehicle crash that closed a portion of the Parkway East on Sunday afternoon, according to an Allegheny County 911 dispatcher. The crash occurred just after 1:20 p.m. on I-376 eastbound between the I-279 North and 71A - Grant St. exits, according to 511PA Pittsburgh....

Looking back at the best 3 and worst 3 picks of the 2015 NFL Draft

Chris Adamski
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 2:15 p.m.
Editor’s note: In conjunction with the Trib’s coverage leading up to the April 25 start of the NFL Draft, we’ll look back at the three best and three worst picks of each draft across the league over the past five years. Though the story has yet to be completely written,...
Categories: Sports | Steelers

Colin Moran scheduled to start at second base vs. Giants

Jerry DiPaola
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 2:03 p.m.
Colin Moran learned early this season that the most important number in his phone belongs to the Wilson representative. Moran needs almost as many different gloves as there are positions on the field. The Pittsburgh Pirates’ utility man is scheduled to start at second base Sunday against the San Francisco...
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Pennsylvania eyes retirement-savings plan for its portfolio

Associated Press
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 1:31 p.m.
HARRISBURG — With Pennsylvania facing a wave of retirees leaving the workforce with no savings, top state officials are working to head off the financial blow. A task force organized by Treasurer Joe Torsella has spurred an effort that now has key state lawmakers writing legislation to create a potentially...
Categories: News | Pennsylvania | Top Stories

One person injured in crash on Route 136 in Hempfield, officials say

Paul Peirce
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 1:27 p.m.
One person was reported injured in a crash along Route 136 in Hempfield Sunday morning, according to authorities. Fort Allen Volunteer Fire Department Chief Neil Kush said one person was extricated from a car by firefighters following the crash at about 8:24 a.m. along the two-lane highway. The patient was...

Giuliani: Trump camp did no wrong by taking Russian help

Associated Press
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 1:20 p.m.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted Sunday the president’s 2016 campaign did nothing wrong by taking information from the Russians, as House Democrats pledged stepped-up investigations into campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction detailed in the special counsel’s report. Giuliani called the Trump campaign’s effort to...
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Steelers’ 3 best, worst defensive line draft picks in Kevin Colbert era

Chris Adamski
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 1:19 p.m.
Editor’s note: This NFL Draft will be the 20th under Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert. His tenure has produced two Super Bowls and a consistent playoff contender. Colbert’s drafts mostly reflect that. Like all NFL personnel men, though, he has had some picks he’d like to have back. In conjunction...
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In Penguins’ quest to be harder to play against, does Phil Kessel help or hurt?

Jonathan Bombulie
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 12:50 p.m.
General manager Jim Rutherford and coach Mike Sullivan stood side-by-side at a season-ending news conference and announced, in one voice, that the Pittsburgh Penguins must be harder to play against moving forward. So, what does this mean for Phil Kessel? By the conventional definition of the term, Kessel’s game is...
Categories: Sports | Penguins

Elias Diaz returns to Pirates after beating virus

Jerry DiPaola
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 12:21 p.m.
With a forgettable spring behind him, catcher Elias Diaz was back in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ clubhouse Sunday when he was activated from the injured list. Diaz, who will be the chief backup to Francisco Cervelli, missed most of spring training and the first 18 games of this season with a...
Categories: Sports | Pirates

Trump attends Easter service following slew of tweets

Associated Press
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 12:10 p.m.
PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump on Easter morning offered condolences to the people of Sri Lanka, continued his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and attended service at the Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea near his Florida estate. The president tweeted happy Easter to his many followers earlier in...

Ohio man on beer fast drops 44 pounds during Lent

Frank Carnevale
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 11:49 a.m.
The Ohio man that decided to sustain himself on just beer for Lent lost 44 lbs and is easing himself back into eating solids. Del Hall of Cincinnati, who is director of sales at Fifty West Brewing, told the Cincinnati Enquirer this week that he lost over 40 lbs and...
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High school sports broadcasts planned this week on Trib HSSN

Don Rebel
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 11:41 a.m.
With a belly full of treats left behind by our furry, hopping friend, we leave Easter behind and focus on the second half of section play in spring high school sports this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network. Trib HSSN has plenty of WPIAL baseball and softball...
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Landslide closes portion of Squaw Run Road in Fox Chapel

Emily Balser
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 11:37 a.m.
A portion of a Squaw Run Road in Fox Chapel is closed indefinitely after a landslide Saturday evening. Fox Chapel police sent out a Nixle alert warning drivers Squaw Run Road will be closed between Hunt Road and Squaw Run Road East until the landslide can be cleaned up. The...

Organizers cancel Tri-County Coaches All-Star football game

Paul Schofield
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 11:36 a.m.
The Foothills Football Classic isn’t the only local football all-star being postponed this season. The Tri-County Coaches Association game has been canceled because of a lack of interest. McGuffey football coach and athletic director Ed Dalton said the game is being suspended for one year. The coaches were having a...

Dozens attend annual sunrise Easter service at Allegheny Observatory

Emily Balser
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 10:29 a.m.
Dozens of people braved the rain and cold weather Sunday morning to attend the annual sunrise Easter service on Pittsburgh’s North Side, Tribune-Review news partner WPXI-TV reported. This is the 85th year for the interdenominational event held at Allegheny Observatory in Riverview Park. The service started at 6:30 a.m. with...

2 reported injured when car flips over in Garfield

Paul Peirce
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 10:01 a.m.
Two people were reportedly injured Saturday night in the Garfield section of Pittsburgh when a man flipped his car over as he was trying to park, according to Tribune-Review news partner, WPXI. The accident occurred about 8 p.m. along Kincaid Street. Police at the scene told WPXI an elderly man...

Texas town reflects on dragging death ahead of execution

Associated Press
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 10:00 a.m.
JASPER, Texas — A technology company was almost ready to bring up to 300 new jobs to Jasper, Texas, but in the final stages of recent negotiations, a potential deal-breaker emerged: the community’s history as the place where three white men dragged a black man behind a pickup, killing him....
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Letter to the editor: McCain military hero, political nothing

| Sunday, April 21, 2019 10:00 a.m.
As a proud veteran of the Korean War and former Republican for many years, I find remarks by letter-writer Joe Palumbo (“Where’s outrage over Trump’s McCain comments?” April 11, TribLIVE) typical of Democrats who still can’t accept that Trump won. Can you imagine what our country would be like had John McCain or Hillary Clinton had won? McCain deserves all honors and respect for his war experiences. But not in politics. I guess for revenge,

Letter to the editor: Donald Trump as prince

| Sunday, April 21, 2019 10:00 a.m.
As the Christian world celebrates the resurrection of the Prince of Peace, our country is in the grip of a different kind of prince. This prince has waged war against anything Obama, United Nations, NATO, Muslims, immigrants, environment and the rule of law. He has slashed vehicle fuel efficiency regulations; eliminated regulations to allow old coal cropping to restart; threatened to allow uranium mining next to the Grand Canyon; weakened NATO by questioning the need

Letter to the editor: Bill Peduto, officials should be charged

| Sunday, April 21, 2019 10:00 a.m.
I must heartily disagree with your editorial “Prosecuting Peduto for gun ban is wrong move” (April 12, TribLIVE) that said Pittsburgh politicians should not be charged criminally in their ploy to win votes by passing an illegal ordinance. I saw several of the egotists state they were aware it would be against both the U.S. and Pennsylvania constitutions, but they would do it anyway. Such arrogance needs addressed in the most severe manner. There are

Joseph Sabino Mistick: Trump’s bullying threatens international relationships

Joseph Sabino Mistick
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 8:45 a.m.
A “war of all against all” is how English political philosopher Thomas Hobbes described the natural state that society would be reduced to without the modulating force of government. Hobbes believed that a lack of authority would lead every man to believe that he “has a right to every thing,”...

As Russia probe began, Trump called on spy chiefs for help

Associated Press
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 8:35 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Two months before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017, President Donald Trump picked up the phone and called the head of the largest U.S. intelligence agency. Trump told Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, that news stories alleging that Trump’s 2016...
Categories: News | Politics Election

Happy birthday: Queen Elizabeth II turns 93 on Easter Sunday

Associated Press
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 8:31 a.m.
LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 93rd birthday, which this year coincides with Easter Sunday. The queen is marking Easter by attending a service with other senior royals at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle, west of London. She was joined by Prince William and...

Pope denounces ‘cruel violence’ of Sri Lanka Easter attack

Associated Press
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 8:28 a.m.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis denounced the “cruel violence” of the Easter Sunday slaughter of Christians and foreigners in Sri Lanka as he celebrated the most joyful moment on the Christian liturgical calendar by lamenting the bloodshed and political violence afflicting many parts of the world. Francis skipped his homily...
Categories: News | Top Stories | World

Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

Associated Press
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 8:23 a.m.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts that rocked churches and luxury hotels in or near Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday — the deadliest violence the South Asian island country has seen since a bloody civil war ended...
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Firefighters respond to house fire in North Versailles

Paul Peirce
| Sunday, April 21, 2019 8:08 a.m.
Multiple fire units responded to a house fire in North Versailles on Easter morning, according to an Allegheny County 911 dispatcher. The fire was reported at a home located along the 500 block of 1rst Street at 6:34 a.m., the dispatcher said. Reports indicated a witnesses observed seeing the fire...

Sewickley hospital receives Easter donation

| Sunday, April 21, 2019 6:00 a.m.
Jim Hindinger and the Sewickley Borough Police Department delivered Easter baskets to Heritage Valley Health System on behalf of Easter for Eli, an organization started by Martin Garrett in memory of his son Eli, who lost his battle with cancer just days before his fourth birthday....
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