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Peduto blasts Wolf’s plan to borrow $3B to shore up pensions

By Bob Bauder and Melissa Daniels
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto on Wednesday criticized Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to borrow $3 billion to shore up the state pension systems that, collectively, need approximately $50 billion to meet retiree obligations. In an interview with Tribune-Review editors and reporters, Peduto said pension bonds from the 1990s totaling nearly $300 …

Pittsburgh is planning to add network of bike lanes through Oakland

By Melissa Daniels
Pittsburgh plans to add a network of bike lanes through Oakland, a neighborhood where college students and commuters on bicycles compete daily with cars for lane space in crammed rush-hour traffic. “You …

Family struggles after pregnant woman shot, killed in Brighton Heights

By Tony Raap
A mother of five young boys — with another child on the way — died in a burst of gunfire while walking to a corner store to pick up milk for her …

Allegheny

Plum High School teacher held for court on charges of intimidation

By Karen Zapf  and Megan Guza
A judge on Wednesday held for court a second round of witness intimidation charges against a former Plum high school teacher, telling defense attorney R. Anthony DeLuca his argument persuaded …

Armstrong

Kittanning road work a dusty backdrop to sidewalk sales, festival

By Brad Pedersen 12:26 a.m.
Downtown business owners are hoping torn up sidewalks and gas line replacements won’t discourage shoppers from coming to early morning sidewalk sales along Market Street in Kittanning during the Fort …

Beaver

Beaver County widow won’t lose home over $6.30 late fee

By Adam Brandolph
A Beaver County widow whose house was sold out from under her because of a $6.30 late fee may keep her home. By declining Tuesday to hear the appeal of the Beaver County Tax Claim Bureau, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court …

Butler

Zelienople woman captures 4th shuffleboard gold medal at National Senior Games

By Sandra Fischione Donovan
Ruth Parker had played shuffleboard for a dozen years while living in Florida with her husband, Art. When the couple, both in their 90s, moved back to the Pittsburgh area …

Fayette

3 taken into custody after shots fired at East Park in Connellsville

By Trib Total Media 1:39 a.m.
One man and two women were taken into custody by police Wednesday night after one or more gunshots were fired where a group of people had gathered at East Park in Connellsville, according to police. There were no injuries reported …

Indiana

OSHA to investigate Indiana County workers’ exposure to cadmium

By Tribune-Review
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration is investigating the circumstances at a metal and alloys plant that caused a number of employees to be exposed to cadmium, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. The agency was notified Tuesday after fewer than 20 …

Somerset

Woman charged with assaulting cops in wild Pittsburgh dispute

By Michael Hasch
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a Somerset County woman accused of kicking, biting and scratching her boyfriend and several Pittsburgh police officers during what court papers describe as a drunken domestic dispute following a concert in the Strip …

Washington

Federal judge rules oil and gas lease for Washington County tract is valid

By Brian Bowling
Range Resources-Appalachia LLC and NiSource Energy Ventures LLC have a valid lease to the oil and gas under a 151-acre plot in Washington County, a federal judge ruled Monday. Rugh and Sherry Mason of Donegal claimed in the lawsuit that …

Westmoreland

Extremes in weather hurt crops in Westmoreland

By Jacob Tierney
Palmer’s Farm in Hempfield is known for its sweet corn and dedicates more than half of its 47 acres to neat rows of tall, sturdy ...

Education

Agencies aim to ease test-takers’ troubles with updated GED exam

By Debra Erdley
Joshua Barnhart has high hopes. He knows he has a future in HVAC or computer technology. But first, the South Greensburg man who dropped out of high school in 10th …

Pennsylvania

Feds accuse Philadelphia congressman Fattah of corruption

By The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah paid off an illegal $1 million campaign loan with federal grants and charitable donations, funneled campaign funds toward his son’s student loans and disguised …

Photo Gallery

Wednesday - July 29, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: Bethel Park native pedals through handcycling challenges despite disability
Ashli Molinero spent this week in Alaska, but it wasn’t exactly a vacation. Molinero, who lives in the South Side, is participating in the Alaska …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
‘Real’ people, solutions at heart of GOP ad blitz in Pa.
A nearly $1 million online, radio and television advertising blitz in Pennsylvania aims to portray a different side of Republican values than those emphasized by …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Bicyclists get all the love in a city that still prefers 4 wheels
Someone needs to stand up for the gas guzzlers. A rampant anti-car conspiracy appears to be happening in Pittsburgh. At the least, a concerted effort …

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Obituaries

Outdoorsman was loving family man

By Nicole Chynoweth 12:01 a.m.
As the namesake of a nine-piece high school band, Jimmie Knapp and His Orchestra, James Knapp was known for his talent in playing the accordion. When people in the community …