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Wolf says he’ll work with state legislature to deal with pension woes

By Melissa Daniels 10:40 p.m.
Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf said on Tuesday in Pittsburgh that he’s open to working with the Legislature on pension reform, a major financial issue for Pennsylvania and a burgeoning campaign issue in the governor’s race. “I’m not going to kick the can down the road anymore,” Wolf said of …

Stricter tailgating rules put in place for Aldean show at PNC Park

By Bob Bauder 10:40 p.m.
Natalie Merz had a hard time understanding the hubbub over Saturday’s appearance of country music star Jason Aldean at PNC Park. Pittsburgh and concert organizers will limit tailgating and impose other measures …

Allegheny County warns of uptick in Lyme disease cases

By Aaron Aupperlee 10:44 p.m.
Allegheny County health officials warned residents on Tuesday to watch out for ticks because cases of Lyme disease have spiked in Western Pennsylvania. Dr. Karen Hacker, director of the Allegheny County Health …

Allegheny

Stricter tailgating rules put in place for Aldean show at PNC Park

By Bob Bauder 10:40 p.m.
Natalie Merz had a hard time understanding the hubbub over Saturday’s appearance of country music star Jason Aldean at PNC Park. Pittsburgh and concert organizers will limit tailgating and impose …

Westmoreland

Derry Township assault suspect arrested

By Jacob Tierney
A Derry Township man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman repeatedly over five days and threatening to kill her in the same manner …

Fayette

Connellsville Redevelopment Authority director touts revitalization

By Cindy Ekas
Completion of the Great Allegheny Passage and proposed construction of a new hotel has sparked business development in downtown Connellsville. Michael Edwards, executive director of the Connellsville Redevelopment Authority, told authority members on Monday night that it is an exciting …

Armstrong

Ford City Council’s police committee recommends eliminating department

By Julie E. Martin
Ford City Council’s police committee has recommended the borough disband its police department in the hopes of slashing expenses. The three-person committee of council members advised the borough rely on state police coverage instead. Council Vice President Jerry Miklos, who …

Beaver

Portion of house collapses in Aliquippa, no injuries

By Tribune-Review
Emergency crews responded Tuesday afternoon to the partial collapse of a rear porch on a house the 300 block of Fifth Avenue in Aliquippa. Beaver County emergency dispatchers said that a caller reported the house had been in danger of …

Butler

Tumors limit Middlesex boy’s eyesight but not his love of newspapers

By Megan Henney
Family and friends of a Butler County boy are hoping strangers will help deliver what he wants: newspapers from around the world. Sean Tracey, 12, of Middlesex has tumors on …

Indiana

Tours, tastings will be part of experience next month at Homer City distillery

By Kari Andren
Vodka is flowing at Disobedient Spirits, a craft distillery set to open in Homer City after months of dealing with bureaucracy, protests and building renovations,. Distillery President Bob Begg, a …

Somerset

Somerset County man dies of injuries sustained in ATV accident

By Tribune-Review
A Somerset County man has died of injuries sustained in an accident Sunday in Summit Township involving two all-terrain vehicles. Wayne E. Krause, 69, of Meyersdale, was pronounced dead at 11:05 p.m. Sunday at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, …

Washington

N.C. churches lend helping hands in Western Pa.

By Megan Henney
Armed with paint, shingles and a myriad of other supplies, 130 volunteers from North Carolina churches took to Western Pennsylvania for their 2014 summer mission project, Praise in PA. Volunteers …

Education

Moon Area board reconfigures elementary buildings, votes again to close school and explore merging with Cornell

By Tory N. Parrish
The Moon Area School Board on Monday night repeated its action to close Hyde Elementary School and explore the possibility of a merger. “I encourage you to fight on, fight on, fight on,” school board member Michael Hauser said to …

Pennsylvania

Wolf says he’ll work with state legislature to deal with pension woes

By Melissa Daniels 10:40 p.m.
Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf said on Tuesday in Pittsburgh that he’s open to working with the Legislature on pension reform, a major financial issue for Pennsylvania and a burgeoning …

Photo Gallery

Tuesday - July 22, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Bickering ‘couple’ at it again
Told you so. Did I not say last week that it was only a matter of time before UPMC and Highmark started bickering again like …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Shot-down Malaysian airliner ‘is terrible blow,’ British envoy tells Trib
WASHINGTON — If Russia supplied missiles to separatists to shoot down a Malaysian Airlines passenger plane carrying 298 people, “the Russians have a substantial number …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Dermody fuzzy on pension history 10:42 p.m.
History apparently wasn’t House Minority Leader Frank Dermody’s best subject in school. Dermody, D-Oakmont, had harsh words on Monday for Republican Gov. Tom Corbett when …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: PETA’s lettuce offered to aid city
Of all the cities in this country, Pittsburgh would be one of the most difficult for PETA to gain a foothold. After its sports teams, …

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Obituaries

Volunteer firefighter put others first

By Corinne Kennedy 10:48 p.m.
James Curry always thought about others, even when his cancer worsened and he spent more time in the hospital. “It was never about him going home,” said his wife, Sandra …