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Videos spur protests outside Pittsburgh Planned Parenthood, nationwide

By Natasha Lindstrom 1:15 a.m.
An anti-abortion group Tuesday released another video purporting to expose potentially nefarious activity tied to Planned Parenthood, the latest in a series of secretly recorded footage fueling a nationwide outcry. Dozens of protesters filled sidewalks from about noon to 1 p.m. near Planned Parenthood’s clinic in Pittsburgh’s Downtown, among similar …

5 face trial in beating of black man in Pittsburgh

By Adam Brandolph 12:13 a.m.
Kevin Lockett tried to ignore the racial slurs and the person tugging at his cooler full of beer and food as he rode the subway underneath the Allegheny River from Pittsburgh’s North …

Pa. hospital association says Wolf’s proposed tax hike would hit hard

By Brad Bumsted 12:13 a.m.
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed state budget includes an 18 percent tax increase on hospitals and would cut funding for burn centers and maternity-related services by $4.1 million for Western Pennsylvania hospitals, the president of a statewide hospital association …

Allegheny

Pregnant woman killed by gunfire in Brighton Heights, other shootings reported in city

By Michael Hasch 12:20 a.m.
A pregnant woman was shot and killed Tuesday night in Brighton Heights, according to city Public Safety Department spokeswoman Sonya Toler. The shooting occurred shortly after 9 p.m. along Antrim Street near the intersections with Fleming and Richardson avenues, Toler …

Armstrong

South Buffalo airport gets Armstrong County funding for study

By Brad Pedersen 12:33 a.m.
A small, private airport northeast of Freeport received a public boost Tuesday that Armstrong County officials hope will one day pay off in improvements to spur business development in the …

Beaver

Ambridge’s PittMoss takes off with help from TV show, Mt. Lebanon native Cuban

By Chris Fleisher
Mont Handley was facing a frenzy of sharks and convinced one of them to bite. It was a big one — serial entrepreneur and Mt. Lebanon native Mark Cuban — …

Butler

Freeport to address sewage bill deadbeats

By Jodi Weigand
Freeport Borough is considering adopting a stricter system for dealing with sewage treatment customers who are behind on their bills. Since rejoining council about a year ago, Councilman Ron Gallagher has been working to collect what’s owed to the borough, …

Fayette

Fayette County residents warned muggy weather could cause health problems

By Karl Polacek 12:34 a.m.
It will be hot with high humidity for one more day and night, according to the National Weather Service Pittsburgh office in Moon. But older residents and those with heat-related …

Indiana

1 hospitalized for cadmium exposure at Indiana County plant; nearly 20 decontaminated

By Renatta Signorini 12:18 a.m.
One person was admitted Tuesday to Indiana Regional Medical Center, and nearly 20 others were treated because they were exposed to cadmium at a metals and alloy plant, according to spokesman Mark Richards. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration confirmed …

Somerset

Woman charged with assaulting cops in wild Pittsburgh dispute

By Michael Hasch 12:13 a.m.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a Somerset County woman accused of kicking, biting and scratching her boyfriend and several Pittsburgh police officers during what court papers describe as a drunken domestic dispute following a concert in the Strip …

Washington

Federal judge rules oil and gas lease for Washington County tract is valid

By Brian Bowling
Range Resources-Appalachia LLC and NiSource Energy Ventures LLC have a valid lease to the oil and gas under a 151-acre plot in Washington County, a federal judge ruled Monday. Rugh and Sherry Mason of Donegal claimed in the lawsuit that …

Westmoreland

Hempfield cyclist to cool wheels in jail during appeal

By Rich Cholodofsky 12:18 a.m.
The Hempfield bicyclist who is accused of tying up traffic around Westmoreland County during the past several years could have been out of jail late Tuesday. Or David Smith, 56, could have been released after his September trial on misdemeanor traffic-related ...

Education

School credit ratings a problem for several in Western Pennsylvania

By Katelyn Ferral 12:13 a.m.
The credit ratings of several school districts in Western Pennsylvania are considered junk in the eyes of Moody’s credit rating agency, underscoring systemic problems in the way the state funds …

Pennsylvania

Pa. hospital association says Wolf’s proposed tax hike would hit hard

By Brad Bumsted 12:13 a.m.
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed state budget includes an 18 percent tax increase on hospitals and would cut funding for burn centers and maternity-related services by $4.1 million for Western Pennsylvania hospitals, the president of a statewide hospital association …

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Tuesday - July 28, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: Bethel Park native pedals through handcycling challenges despite disability
Ashli Molinero spent this week in Alaska, but it wasn’t exactly a vacation. Molinero, who lives in the South Side, is participating in the Alaska …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
‘Real’ people, solutions at heart of GOP ad blitz in Pa.
A nearly $1 million online, radio and television advertising blitz in Pennsylvania aims to portray a different side of Republican values than those emphasized by …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Bicyclists get all the love in a city that still prefers 4 wheels 12:13 a.m.
Someone needs to stand up for the gas guzzlers. A rampant anti-car conspiracy appears to be happening in Pittsburgh. At the least, a concerted effort …

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Obituaries

Travel enthusiast scoped out antiques on the road

By Tony Raap 12:01 a.m.
There was something about road trips that appealed to Mary Jane Wallisch. She piled into the family station wagon each summer with her husband and children, and drove to Virginia, …