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Pittsburgh angles to keep Heinz headquarters in merger

By Alex Nixon  and Chris Fleisher
A promise to keep headquarters in two cities when H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods combine is seemingly out of sync with 3G Capital’s reputation for being lean and efficient. And with Pittsburgh’s history of losing corporations to bigger cities, it’s no wonder officials here are not being complacent. Pittsburgh Mayor …

Bodies of Kochu, Gray found in Ohio River in West Virginia

By Michael Hasch 7:36 a.m.
The hearts of the families of two missing Pittsburgh men were broken Thursday when they learned that bodies recovered from the Ohio River in West Virginia last week were those of their …

European carriers lack 2-person cockpit rule in place in U.S.

By Tony Raap
When Jim Hall learned the disturbing details of the German jetliner crash, he was amazed the co-pilot of the doomed Airbus A320 was left alone at the controls. Unlike airlines in the …

Allegheny

Roberto Clemente Bridge closes for construction of bike lanes

By Melissa Daniels 7:36 a.m.
Paul Beaver, by his own admission, plays in traffic for a living. He delivers food by bike. On Tuesday, his route took him to PNC Park, down the block from …

Armstrong

Few changes on Armstrong primary ballot after withdrawal deadline

By Brad Pedersen
Wednesday’s deadline for withdrawing from the Armstrong County primary ballot saw only two Democrats take themselves out of the running: Ford City Councilman Gene Banks and Sugarcreek Township supervisors candidate James Judge. While few chose to withdraw from the May …

Beaver

Aliquippa student caught bringing gun to school

By Bill Vidonic
An Aliquippa Junior-Senior High School senior who brought a gun and ammunition to school prompted the district to quickly change its security procedures, police and school officials said. Police on Wednesday charged Raequan Wannamaker, 18, of Aliquippa as an adult …

Butler

Butler DA finds no wrongdoing with how county used voter list

By Bill Vidonic
Butler County District Attorney Richard Goldinger said he didn’t find anything wrong with the county using a list of registered voters to gather names for a survey about senior centers. “The list was used to conduct a survey for government …

Fayette

Connellsville-area group shares photos, stories, legacy

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville Area Historical Society’s history was presented for the latest installment of the series to create future volunteer ambassadors to the county. President Karen Hechler was a founding member of …

Indiana

White Township woman charged with attempted homicide for role in alleged beating of son, 6

By Joe Napsha
An Indiana area woman accused of delaying medical treatment for her severely injured 6-year-old son and lying about the beating her husband allegedly inflicted on him is charged with attempted homicide. Stephanie Ilene Green, 26, of West Pike Road, White …

Somerset

Somerset County man McLeod accused of sexually assaulting teen suffers beating

By Tribune-Review
A 24-year-old Windber man accused of sexually assaulting a young Somerset County teenager was beaten Saturday by a relative of the alleged victim, according to state police in Somerset. Adam M. McLeod, formerly of Fennville, Mich., is charged with statutory …

Washington

Washington County probation officer sues for being fired after talking to investigators

By Brian Bowling 7:36 a.m.
Washington County probation officials fired a supervisor for talking with detectives investigating a fraud, the former supervisor claims in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday. Gregory Thomas of Monongahela claims that Court Administrator Patrick Grimm and Deputy Court Administrator Thomas Jess …

Westmoreland

Fracking foes pack zoning discussion in Ligonier Township

By Nicole Chynoweth
With the clock ticking down on the time allotted for Ligonier Township supervisors to pass an updated zoning ordinance, many residents spoke up at a ...

Education

Clairton schools honor alumni in mentoring program

By Eric Slagle
Clairton City School District on Thursday honored alumni who mentor students at the high school. Key members of the district’s Reaching the Reachable and Men Paying it Forward programs were recognized for their work over the past three years. The …

Pennsylvania

Voters upbeat so far about Wolf; 59% polled supporting his tax plan

By Tom Fontaine
Pennsylvania’s registered voters are more optimistic about the state’s future than they have been in five years, a poll released Thursday shows. Pollster G. Terry Madonna of Franklin & Marshall College’s Center for Opinion Research said the change in the …

Photo Gallery

Thursday - March 26, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: All signs point to crisis for Allegheny Health Network
Not to be alarmist, but Highmark Inc.’s abrupt request to funnel $175 million to its Allegheny Health Network contains all the elements of a crisis. …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Cotton’s Iran letter turns tables on Obama
HAGERSTOWN, Md. Dodging raindrops and balancing bottled water and a bunch of power bars under one arm, a young man returned to his car at …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Wolf hopes he’ll strike gold in legislative mines 7:36 a.m.
Good will is worth its weight in gold in Pennsylvania. How valuable is it? Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is poised to spend $51.4 million in …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Tablet computers no cure-all for Allegheny County Jail inmates, but they’re worth trying
Allegheny County Jail officials are embarking on a program that would offer tablet computers to inmates. The tablets wouldn’t allow inmates Internet access — they …

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Obituaries

Skilled Italian cook valued family, nature, travel

By Mary Pickels
Gatherings at Josephine Strednak’s home always included food and hugs. “She was a tremendous Italian cook. We never bought cookies, cakes or pies,” said her husband, Raymond R. Strednak. Josephine …