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Judge lifts order blocking racy state emails

By Brad Bumsted  and Melissa Daniels 10:59 p.m.
HARRISBURG — A former prosecutor who helped put serial pedophile Jerry Sandusky behind bars persuaded a judge last month to block release of sexually explicit emails shared on office computers by officials of the Attorney General’s Office, court documents released on Friday reveal. Judge Norman A. Krumenacher III, who supervises …

CDC backlog means W.Pa, likely won’t get respiratory virus diagnoses quickly

By Jason Cato 11:14 p.m.
It will take time for health officials to determine whether a respiratory virus that swept through the Midwest made it to a school in Allegheny County. “By the time the results come back, the person probably will have recovered and …

$5M grant sought for trade center site near Pittsburgh airport

By Sam Spatter 9:47 p.m.
Allegheny County took the first steps toward getting millions of dollars of public money to fix environmental problems on a 195-acre site near the Pittsburgh International Airport that officials hope will become an international trade center. The Redevelopment Authority of …

Allegheny

Dollar Bank urges judge to reject delay of looming August Wilson Center sale

By Natasha Lindstrom 9:26 p.m.
Dollar Bank on Friday urged a judge to deny a court-appointed receiver the power to auction off the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in lieu of the bank’s …

Westmoreland

Energy company responsible for polluting Donegal well appeals state’s finding

By Tribune-Review
WPX Energy Appalachia LLC will appeal a state Department of Environmental Protection order that found the company responsible for polluting the underground water well of a Donegal Township family and ordered the company to provide an alternative water source. WPX …

Fayette

Man dies as fire destroys Lemont Furnace home

By Mary Pickels 8:18 p.m.
A 60-year-old man who was visiting his sister died Friday morning as a fast-moving fire swept through her one-story home in North Union. State police identified the victim as Randy …

Armstrong

2 men charged in $1M arson at Brush Valley business

By Jacob Tierney
Two men are accused of starting a fire in a Brush Valley business that caused more than $1 million in damage. Stepbrothers Tyler Hill, 18, of Homer City and Gage Darney, 20, of Kittanning each were charged with two counts …

Beaver

PennDOT workers injured in Beaver County

By Bill Vidonic
Rescue crews on Thursday pulled a PennDOT worker coated in yellow paint from the wreckage of the truck he was riding in after it rolled off a narrow Beaver County …

Butler

CDC backlog means W.Pa, likely won’t get respiratory virus diagnoses quickly

By Jason Cato 11:14 p.m.
It will take time for health officials to determine whether a respiratory virus that swept through the Midwest made it to a school in Allegheny County. “By the time the results come back, the person probably will have recovered and …

Indiana

Police, firefighters locate missing Homer City boy

By Tribune-Review
INDIANA COUNTY HOMER CITY Police, firefighters locate missing boy A search for a missing 9-year-old autistic boy in Homer City on Friday morning ended when he was found in his home. Multiple fire departments and police responded to the home …

Somerset

Windber priest suspended as feds raid home, rectory

By Richard Gazarik
A Roman Catholic priest was placed on indefinite leave because federal agents raided his Somerset County church office and residence last week. Bishop Mark Bartchak of the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese suspended the Rev. Joseph Maurizio Jr., 69, of Windber, diocesan …

Washington

Peters settles discrimination suit with teachers for $2M

By Brian Bowling 10:42 p.m.
Peters Township School District paid more than $2 million to settle a gender and age discrimination lawsuit filed by 17 female teachers, according to a copy of the settlement. The district released the information on Friday in response to a …

Education

Google grants teachers’ school supply wishes

By Megha Satyanarayana
Roseann Casciato was expecting a speaker to talk to her math class about jobs on Thursday. The speaker, Kamal Nigam, an engineer at Google, showed up at Taylor Allderdice High …

Pennsylvania

Judge lifts order blocking racy state emails

By Brad Bumsted  and Melissa Daniels 10:59 p.m.
HARRISBURG — A former prosecutor who helped put serial pedophile Jerry Sandusky behind bars persuaded a judge last month to block release of sexually explicit emails shared on office computers …

Photo Gallery

Friday - Sept. 19, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Highmark site causes confusion for some doctors’ patients
It’s no secret that Dr. Steve Shapiro is no fan of health insurance giant Highmark Inc. He appeared on one of those UPMC commercials that jammed …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Wolf campaign pulls ad with Charleroi attorney who starred in torture film
Democrat Tom Wolf’s staff pulled a campaign ad on Monday on learning that an actor who touted Wolf’s stint in the Peace Corps appeared in …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Count fun on Penn Avenue bike lanes
If the new Penn Avenue bike lanes were human, their loneliness probably would compel them to seek companionship on Internet dating sites. Two weeks ago, …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Chief, we need you to deliver
An open letter to new Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay: Hello, Chief. Welcome to Pittsburgh! I’m sure you’ve been reading all about the goings-on in …

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Obituaries

Swimmer pursued medals, education with vigor

By Craig Smith
Anna Mae Lindberg and her family spent a lot of time in the water. “I don’t remember a time when she wasn’t in the water … swimming was a part …