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Change in kidney allocation rules should help patients

By Luis Fábregas  and Andrew Conte 11:40 p.m.
This story is the second in a two-part series. At the end of nearly every dialysis treatment, Ursula Bode panics. Her body shakes, her eyes tear up, her blood pressure shoots up. She desperately wants out of the recliner where, for three hours, she’s hooked to a machine that cleans …

Gov. Corbett’s re-election campaign ‘unflappable’ amid challenges, criticism

By Tom Fontaine 10:30 p.m.
Gov. Tom Corbett is under fire from all directions. Four Democrats seeking the party’s nod to run against Corbett in November are laying waste to his first-term record. Bob Guzzardi, a Republican …

Population expansion in Western Pennsylvania hinges on immigrants

By Brian Bowling 11:13 p.m.
Western Pennsylvania’s population growth for the next several years will be from moving vans rather than the stork, experts say. The region’s natural population  decline, represented by funerals outpacing baby showers every …

Allegheny

Population expansion in Western Pennsylvania hinges on immigrants

By Brian Bowling 11:13 p.m.
Western Pennsylvania’s population growth for the next several years will be from moving vans rather than the stork, experts say. The region’s natural population  decline, represented by funerals outpacing baby …

Westmoreland

North Versailles, Murrysville families still waiting for report on 2011 chopper crash that killed couple

By Paul Peirce
A Hawaiian honeymoon should have been the beginning for the bride who grew up in Murrysville and the groom from North Versailles. In a storybook …

Fayette

Cause of Republic blaze under investigation

By Tribune-Review
A state police fire marshal will be asked to determined the cause of a blaze that gutted a former Fayette County landmark, a fire chief said Saturday. The fire started about 10:30 p.m. Friday and destroyed the vacant Mystic Inn, …

Armstrong

Bridge work planned for Route 68 in Brady’s Bend

By For The Leader Times
Traffic will be limited to one lane on Route 68 between Kittanning Hollow and Seybertown roads in Brady’s Bend until October while PennDOT replaces five bridges on the one-mile stretch. New Stanton’s C.H.&D. Enterprises started the $4.7 million project last …

Beaver

Man dead in Beaver County brush fire

By Bill Vidonic 10:21 p.m.
A Beaver County man apparently succumbed to smoke and flames from burning foliage on Sunday afternoon in one of several brush fires crews handled across Western Pennsylvania. “This is truly …

Butler

Easter sermons in Butler County offer messages of hope, love

By Rachel Farkas and Bill Vidonic
On Easter Sunday, the Rev. James F. Murphy will tell parishioners of St. Fidelis Parish in Connoquenessing the story of how a woman tells her husband that she wants to …

Indiana

Indiana County chase ends with car in pond

By Tribune-Review
A car being chased by police plunged into a pond late Friday, forcing emergency responders to expedite rescue of a passenger, state police at Indiana said. Kevin C. Vasbinder, 21, of Mentcle allegedly fled from police about 11 p.m., when …

Somerset

Police accuse Somerset man of choking mother

By Tribune-Review
A Somerset County man grabbed his mother around the throat and choked her after they argued about him selling his television for marijuana, state police at Somerset said. “‘How’s it feel to die?” Joel Lepley, 20, of Boswell, said several …

Washington

DEP investigating drilling wastewater leak in Washington County

By Jason Cato
Salts from fracking water that seeped into the ground at a Range Resources facility in Washington County will land the energy company a violation notice and possibly a fine, the Department of Environmental Protection said on Friday. “We, of course, …

Education

Catholic learning sessions to start in Pittsburgh

By Megan Harris 9:28 p.m.
The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh expects 6,000 educators in town this week for the 2014 National Catholic Educational Association convention. Washington Archbishop Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who grew up in Mt. Washington and was bishop here from 1988 to 2006, will …

Pennsylvania

Gov. Corbett’s re-election campaign ‘unflappable’ amid challenges, criticism

By Tom Fontaine 10:30 p.m.
Gov. Tom Corbett is under fire from all directions. Four Democrats seeking the party’s nod to run against Corbett in November are laying waste to his first-term record. Bob Guzzardi, …

Photo Gallery

Saturday - April 19, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Decision on insurers a bum deal for Allegheny County employees
Pity Allegheny County employees. Just like that, their access to UPMC hospitals will come with a higher price come the end of the year. So …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Supreme Court voids overall contribution limits to political candidates
Citing a right to participate in democracy, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down limits in federal law on aggregate campaign contributions that individual donors …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
State officials on webcamera would be a site to see
The enthrallment over the eagles eventually will subside. What does the state game commission do then? Since December, the commission and PixController Inc. of Murrysville …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: There’s always a next time, Leetsdale
It’s not every day the president and the vice president of the United States make plans to visit your small Western Pennsylvania borough. It’s also …

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Obituaries

Musician lived for family, Croatian heritage

By Bill Zlatos 10:36 p.m.
An inductee into the hall of fame of the Tamburitza Association of America, Billy Cvetnic once received an unwanted assist from a waitress. He was getting ready to hit the …