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Pittsburgh to appeal judge’s ruling to let police move outside city

By Bob Bauder 12:02 p.m.
Pittsburgh will appeal a judge’s ruling that would permit police officers to live outside city limits, Mayor Bill Peduto’s office said Friday. Tim McNulty, Peduto’s spokesman, said the city solicitor’s office will ask Allegheny County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert J. Colville to stay his ruling pending the appeal, meaning police officers would be required to live in the city for now. As the Tribune-Review reported Friday, Colville ruled that an arbitration panel had legal …

67 who blew lid off VA scandal claim agency retaliated against them

By Mike Wereschagin
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel is investigating six whistle-blower claims at five VA medical facilities in the Pittsburgh-based Veterans Integrated Services Network 4 region, the Tribune-Review has learned. They are among …

Gov. Corbett signs Pennsylvania state budget, vetoes legislative funding

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Intraparty warring among Republicans broke out on Thursday when Gov. Tom Corbett signed a $29.1 billion budget but vetoed 20 percent of the GOP-dominated legislature’s operating budget, intending to pressure …

Allegheny

Pittsburgh to appeal judge’s ruling to let police move outside city

By Bob Bauder 12:02 p.m.
Pittsburgh will appeal a judge’s ruling that would permit police officers to live outside city limits, Mayor Bill Peduto’s office said Friday. Tim McNulty, Peduto’s spokesman, said the city solicitor’s office will ask Allegheny County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert …

Westmoreland

Doctor for prosecution to evaluate Franklin Regional stabbing suspect’s mental state

By Rich Cholodofsky
The Murrysville teenager accused of trying to kill 20 classmates and a security guard at Franklin Regional High School will undergo a mental health evaluation by the prosecution’s doctor. Westmoreland County Judge Richard E. McCormick Jr. signed a court order …

Fayette

Fayette County jury finds man guilty of assault in attack on woman with rock

By Liz Zemba
A West Virginia man accused of hitting a woman in the head with a rock and knocking her unconscious was acquitted of an attempted homicide charge on Thursday, but he was taken to jail when a jury found him guilty …

Armstrong

PennDOT to fix falling road on Route 28 in Boggs

By Brad Pedersen
Next week, state officials will start stabilizing a portion of Route 28 in Boggs that has been collapsing for the past several years. PennDOT engineers blame soft clay and soils …

Beaver

Attorneys begin closing arguments in George David trial

By Bill Vidonic 1:24 p.m.
Closing arguments began Friday afternoon in the intimidation and simple assault trial of Beaver County Sheriff George David. David is charged with charges of simple assault, making terroristic threats and witness intimidation resulting from a tense meeting on April 16, …

Butler

State police investigate Prospect wreck

By Rachel Farkas
State Police are investigating an accident at routes 422 and 528 in Prospect. Police said the accident occurred at 9 a.m. Route 422 had to be closed in both directions, but has since reopened. …

Indiana

Blairsville location among WyoTech campuses for sale

By Jeff Himler
Corinthian Colleges is hoping to sell its WyoTech career college division, including the Blairsville campus, as a unit to a new owner under an agreement with the U.S. Department of …

Somerset

Quecreek mine rescue transforms life of farm owner

By Alicia Mcelhaney
As the 12th anniversary of the Quecreek Mine rescue approaches, the owner of the dairy farm where nine miners were trapped underground for 77 hours shared on Thursday how the …

Washington

Chartiers man settles lawsuit over federal disability laws

By Brian Bowling 1:08 p.m.
A Chartiers man has settled his lawsuit claiming that Peters Township Sanitary Authority violated federal disability anti-discrimination laws. Lawyers for the authority and James B. Levers, 56, on Friday filed a joint motion to dismiss the lawsuit. The motion doesn’t …

Education

South Fayette denies Trib’s request for information on possible high school expansion

By Tribune-Review
The South Fayette School District on Thursday denied the Tribune-Review’s request for documents pertaining to a possible high school expansion. The request, filed under the state’s open records law, sought cost estimates the school board discussed for expansion options in …

Pennsylvania

Gov. Corbett signs Pennsylvania state budget, vetoes legislative funding

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Intraparty warring among Republicans broke out on Thursday when Gov. Tom Corbett signed a $29.1 billion budget but vetoed 20 percent of the GOP-dominated legislature’s operating budget, intending …

Photo Gallery

Thursday - July 10, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Scaife’s values will live on
When Hillary Clinton stepped into the Trib’s offices in March 2008, Dick Scaife shook her hand firmly and smiled. I watched in awe because I …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Republican National Committee panel wants Cleveland for 2016 convention
The Republican Party will pick its 2016 presidential nominee in Cleveland, a smart choice for the next national convention, some analysts say. The city of …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Animal kingdom could help Pittsburgh save money
Try to outdo Dr. Dolittle. Some people might think that suggestion to Pittsburgh officials would do little to solve the city’s financial problems. But perhaps …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: It’s about the mark we leave
This week, I’ve been thinking about how people you don’t know — or barely know — can affect your life in major ways. If it …

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Obituaries

Chef embraced work, hobbies with intensity

By Mary Pickels
Richard Dudas learned to cook as a child, cracking breakfast eggs over a campfire with his father at the family’s cabin in Somerset County. He later graduated from Westmoreland County …