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Corbett, Wolf resort to sticks, stones to attract attention

By Melissa Daniels 12:01 a.m.
It takes four seconds for the satire to sink in, before viewers realize the family man seated at a kitchen table and speaking in favor of higher taxes shouldn’t be taken seriously. “It says here Tom Wolf is gonna raise the income tax on middle-class families,” he says, newspaper in …

2 dead, including student gunman, after Wash. school shooting

By The Associated Press
MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and without saying a word opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before …

Ferrante trial: Cyanide order form in plain sight

By Adam Brandolph  and Bobby Kerlik
Six doctors who called Dr. Autumn Marie Klein their friend and colleague became the neurologist’s last hope as they fought desperately to save her life, they told an Allegheny County jury Friday. …

Allegheny

Ferrante trial: Cyanide order form in plain sight

By Adam Brandolph  and Bobby Kerlik
Six doctors who called Dr. Autumn Marie Klein their friend and colleague became the neurologist’s last hope as they fought desperately to save her life, they told an Allegheny County …

Westmoreland

Murder charge held against Laurel Mountain man

By Bob Stiles
A Laurel Mountain man admitted to bludgeoning his girlfriend to death, one of his confidants at the Westmoreland County Prison testified Friday during a second …

Fayette

Interchange named for longtime Democratic Party leader who advocated for Mon-Fayette Expressway

By Jacob Tierney
A longtime Fayette County commissioner and Democratic Party chief recalled Friday the decades-long struggle to amass the funding and political clout to complete the Mon-Fayette Expressway. “We were told that …

Armstrong

Both candidates for governor visiting Armstrong County on Saturday

By Valley News Dispatch
Both gubernatorial candidates will be holding public events in Armstrong County on Saturday. Democratic challenger Tom Wolf will be making a campaign stop in Leechburg in the afternoon, while incumbent …

Beaver

Cyber school pioneer Trombetta cites wiretaps in seeking end to criminal charges

By Jason Cato
Attorneys for a cyber school pioneer on Monday urged a judge to drop or reduce the criminal charges against their client because they said federal investigators wiretapped conversations between attorneys …

Butler

Zappala impersonator rips off Butler County business, state police say

By Michael Hasch
A man pretending to be Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. has ripped off at least one store in Butler County by telling employees he had been shorted on merchandise he purchased, state police said. The employees apologized …

Indiana

Candidates for 62nd District House seat air clashing views on state tax revenues

By Greg Reinbold
Two weeks before the Nov. 4 general election, the League of Women Voters of Indiana County provided citizens an opportunity to question candidates vying to represent the 62nd and 66th …

Somerset

Cause of fire at Flight 93 National Memorial ‘undetermined’

By Debra Erdley  and Mary Pickels
The Oct. 3 blaze that destroyed three of four office trailers at the Flight 93 National Memorial originated outside on a wooden ramp providing handicapped access to the trailers, state police Fire Marshal Scott Kovach said. But Kovach said he …

Washington

California University police officer alleges discrimination

By Tribune-Review
A female police officer at California University of Pennsylvania who is on restricted sick leave has sued the university, alleging she has been passed over for promotions offered to male colleagues and subjected to discrimination because of sick-leave use and …

Education

Bill that would end district-level review of homeschooling in Pennsylvania goes to Corbett

By Megan Harris
State legislators approved a homeschooling bill that eliminates the need for school superintendents to weigh in on whether students are receiving an appropriate education. Under current law, parents hire an evaluator every year to interview the child, review a portfolio …

Pennsylvania

Ex-judge in Philadelphia charged with bribery, conspiracy in sting case

By Brad Bumsted  and Natasha Lindstrom
PHILADELPHIA — District Attorney Seth Williams on Thursday brought corruption charges against a former Philadelphia Traffic Court judge for allegedly accepting a $2,000 Tiffany & Co. bracelet from a lobbyist …

Photo Gallery

Friday - October 24, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Cancer-stricken, she chooses to plan her death 12:01 a.m.
A week from today, Brittany Maynard plans to take her life. You may have heard her story. She’s the 29-year-old newlywed from California who made …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Pa. Congressional candidates hear about wide range of issues, concerns
People in Western Pennsylvania are talking to congressional candidates about national security, the economy and the politics of Obamacare as the November election draws near, …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: ‘Mr. Peduto Head’ products could earn city much-needed revenue
Embrace the affront, Mr. Peduto Head. Your city might reap significant rewards if you do. Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s administration recently took the unusual step …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Dreams check in at site of demolished Wilkinsburg hotel
It’s not a sports arena or stadium, so you probably never heard about the demolition of the Penn-Lincoln Hotel in Wilkinsburg. Full disclosure: I hadn’t …

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Obituaries

Independent mother a boon to family, community

By Jacob Tierney 12:01 a.m.
Elsie Weaver spent much of her life helping to run the family business, Irwin Photo Lab. The photo lab was business and home for the Weaver family. Mrs. Weaver would …