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Oil’s rebound pushes up price at gas pumps

By Tribune-Review 5:25 p.m.
A rebound in oil prices and the approach of summer are driving gasoline prices to their highest levels in four months. The average price of a gallon in Western Pennsylvania rose 9.9 cents over the past week to $2.73, online …

Nepal quake death toll tops 4,000 as villages plead for aid

By The Associated Press 4:32 p.m.
KATHMANDU, Nepal — As the death toll from Nepal’s devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter ...

U.S. lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

By The Associated Press 3:35 p.m.
NEW YORK — The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years. Some people are getting too much fluoride because it is also now put in toothpaste, mouthwash ...

Tickets on sale Friday for Tim McGraw show

By Tribune-Review
Single tickets for country star Tim McGraw’s Aug. 30 show at First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown go on sale at 10 a.m. May 1. The “Shotgun Rider Tour” will include opening acts Billy Currington and Chase Bryant. Tickets for the show ...

Forbes Avenue jeweler’s embedded sidewalk sign safely slides out to make way for Pittsburgh Playhouse project

By Tom Fontaine
Pittsburghers walked all over the DeRoy name for years, but those days are over. Contractors recently removed an “S.H. DeRoy” sign that had been embedded in ...

Reports grim for Pennsylvania’s state-run veterans homes

By Walter F. Roche Jr.
In one state veterans home, health inspectors declared a state of imminent jeopardy because dementia patients wandered unattended in a dining area with potentially dangerous food and equipment. In another facility, a veteran who pleaded to be sent to an emergency ...

Life’s moments still matter to Trafford author Jakiela

By Rege Behe
Memoirs were once a person’s “whole life story from birth to almost death, or birth to fame,” according to Lori Jakiela. But the Trafford native, ...

Heyl: Plum science teacher Zoldak’s experiments with slime could go ka-boom

By Eric Heyl
Time for a science experiment, Plum School District-style. Time to make slime. Such experiments usually are conducted at the elementary school level, but they do things differently in Plum. In that district, the manufacture of slime is an exercise in which ...

Westmoreland County municipalities push to clean up litter, dumps

By Jacob Tierney
Nobody admits to being a litterbug, but the evidence is everywhere, according to the people trying to clean up Westmoreland County. “We’re seeing a lot of ...

Annual Alle-Kiski-Connie Rivers Sojourn takes paddlers on adventure

By Ed Phillipps
With the thaw of spring finally here, nature is beckoning. For anyone interested in a fun outdoor adventure, the Alle-Kiski-Connie Rivers Sojourn has you covered. ...

Israel thwarts terrorist attack

By The Associated Press
JERUSALEM — Israel’s military said Sunday it conducted an airstrike on its border with Syria upon spotting terrorists carrying a bomb in the Israeli-held Golan Heights. The military said it carried out the strike because troops saw “a group of ...