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Crowds pack Downtown Pittsburgh to enjoy Light Up Night festivities

By Aaron Aupperlee
Bundled in a pink coat, her hood pulled tight over a winter hat and two scarves wrapped around her face, Laniah Chavis kept her eyes up as she walked toward the PPG Plaza ice rink Friday night. “That’s a beautiful one,” the 4-year-old from Stanton Heights said, pointing to the …

6 injured in speakeasy shooting in Clairton

By Tom Fontaine
Queen Esther Ramseur said she has learned to take the good with the bad in Clairton. “Bad things happen, but I’m not going to leave. It’s too late for me to do …

Tire comes off, hits oncoming car, kills 1 on Route 28

By Bobby Kerlik
Robert Lofink was driving north on Route 28 on Friday with his wife in the back seat when a tire from an oncoming trailer bounded over the concrete barrier and slammed through …

Allegheny

Crowds pack Downtown Pittsburgh to enjoy Light Up Night festivities

By Aaron Aupperlee
Bundled in a pink coat, her hood pulled tight over a winter hat and two scarves wrapped around her face, Laniah Chavis kept her eyes up as she walked toward …

Westmoreland

Woman to stand trial in Jeannette tot’s death

By Renatta Signorini
It was difficult for Rebecca Everett of Jeannette to sit in a Cambria County courtroom Friday and listen to the violent details of her 10-month-old son’s Sept. 3 death. She wiped away tears throughout the two-and-a-half-hour preliminary hearing, but she was ...

Fayette

Boeing to expand operations in Fayette County

By John D. Oravecz
Boeing Co. said on Friday it will expand its manufacturing subsidiary Argon ST in Fayette County, adding nearly 170 jobs over the next three years. Argon ST, which Boeing acquired in 2010, has 130 employees at two locations, the Fayette …

Armstrong

Armstrong students put Thanksgiving feasts on the table

By Brad Pedersen
Thanksgiving may have been more than a week away, but West Shamokin senior Scott Bish had his sights set on one thing as teacher Angela Poster addressed her methods of …

Beaver

Child flown to Pittsburgh hospital after being struck by car in Beaver County

By Michael Hasch
A child was flown by emergency helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital after being struck by a car Thursday in Beaver County, emergency dispatchers said. The accident was reported at 7:46 p.m. along Penn Avenue in New Brighton, not far from …

Butler

No one hurt during Butler Township convenience store robbery

By Tribune-Review
No one was hurt in an armed robbery just after midnight Friday at a GetGo gas station in Butler Township. Township police said the lone gunman entered the store at 1024 N. Main St. at about 12:15 a.m. wearing a …

Indiana

IUP student found pinned under car still in critical condition

By Tribune-Review
An Indiana University of Pennsylvania student who was pinned beneath his car in Indiana after a jack failed remained in critical condition Wednesday at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Nicholas Landman, 19, who is from Grindstone, Fayette County, was injured …

Somerset

ATV victim’s family seeks deal in fatal crash in Somerset County

By Paul Peirce
The father and great-aunt of a 4-year-old girl killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Somerset County last month are trying to reach a plea agreement on charges stemming from …

Washington

Monongahela man held for trial in heroin death in Belle Vernon

By Mary Pickels
A Monongahela man was held for trial Thursday for allegedly injecting a lethal dose of heroin into the arm of a friend. Terrence Lee Kelly, 42, is accused of injecting an overdose of heroin into the arm of Brian “Opie” …

Education

Positives seen despite Valley Junior-Senior High School performance scores

By Tom Yerace
Despite having the lowest state profile scores among area schools, Valley Junior-Senior High School interim Principal Jon Banko said positives can be found. Banko, who is also assistant to the superintendent, discussed the recent state School Performance Profile scores before …

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania legislative leader Costa blasts suggestion of session before Wolf sworn in as governor

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — A suggestion by incoming Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman that Republicans might consider a session to ram through bills before Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf takes office is “inappropriate, unprecedented and inexcusable,” the chamber’s top Democrat said Friday. The …

Photo Gallery

Friday - Nov. 21, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
‘Iron Meg’ grateful for return to health after biking accident
Family and friends call her Iron Meg. When you hear her story, you’ll understand why. Megan Kruth’s tale of survival from a tragic biking accident …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Former Va. Sen. Webb launches presidential exploratory committee
Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, a Virginia Democrat, became the potential presidential contender on Wednesday by announcing he would form an exploratory committee. Webb, 68, …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Wolf must face hairy situation
The situation’s strong anti-shaving component is impossible to ignore. Pennsylvania’s first facially hirsute leader in eight decades has an opportunity to help Pittsburgh land a …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: School choice, mergers lay path to equality
A couple of years ago, I thought it’d be a good idea to spend a day in a classroom of the highest- and lowest-rated school …

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Obituaries

Psychologist’s compassion buoyed students, friends

By Jacob Tierney
Fran Bucciarelli was an “instrument of peace,” helping everyone she could in her personal life and professional capacity as a school psychologist. Ms. Frances L. Bucciarelli, 65, of Greensburg, died …