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Pittsburgh motorists get fewer parking tickets, paying more at meters

By Bob Bauder 12:49 a.m.
The number of parking tickets the Pittsburgh Parking Authority issued plunged by about 15 percent this year compared to this time in 2013, a decrease that Executive Director David Onorato attributed to the city’s digital parking meters. Onorato said the meters, which accept coins or credit cards, are prompting people …

Growing RMU nursing school poised for expansion

By Debra Erdley 1:04 a.m.
Phyllis Wolfe McDonough knew she could elevate her work as a nurse practitioner with a doctorate, but it took a postcard from a Pennsylvania university she had never heard of in 2007 …

Range Resources to pay $4.15M fine, close old gas drilling impoundments

By David Conti 1:04 a.m.
Range Resources Corp. will pay the largest state fine levied against a Pennsylvania shale gas driller and close five drilling wastewater impoundments in Washington County because of leaks into soil and groundwater, …

Allegheny

Controller to examine how much vehicles cost Allegheny County

By Aaron Aupperlee 1:04 a.m.
Allegheny County Treasurer John Weinstein drives a fully loaded, top-of-the-line 2014 Chevy Impala, a car that sells for nearly $35,000. And the county pays for it. Department heads, sheriff’s deputies, police officers and detectives, the sheriff, a warden, the county …

Westmoreland

Sutersville principal’s comments taken out of context, district claims

By Richard Gazarik 12:23 a.m.
Attorneys for Norwin School District and an elementary school principal, accused in a lawsuit of intimidating and threatening a now-retired janitor, said the former employee …

Fayette

Sheetz expansion project given OK by city zoning board

By Karl Polacek 12:21 a.m.
Connellsville Zoning Hearing Board Thursday approved zoning variances requested by Sheetz Corp, which plans to build a new facility at its present location at the intersection of Route 119 and …

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

State police: Charges not expected in ATV wreck that killed 4-year-old boy

By Rick Wills
Police said they do not expect the district attorney to file charges in the death of a 4-year-old Butler County boy killed while driving an all-terrain vehicle. Colbee Lovich died Monday at Children’s Hospital of UPMC from blunt force trauma …

Indiana

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 …

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

Range Resources to pay $4.15M fine, close old gas drilling impoundments

By David Conti 1:04 a.m.
Range Resources Corp. will pay the largest state fine levied against a Pennsylvania shale gas driller and close five drilling wastewater impoundments in Washington County because of leaks into soil …

Education

Google grants teachers’ school supply wishes

By Megha Satyanarayana 12:39 a.m.
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

Hundreds gather to honor ambushed Pa. officer as search for suspect narrows to parents’ home

By The Philadelphia Inquirer 1:04 a.m.
SCRANTON — On the day that hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral Mass of Cpl. Bryon Dickson, the hunt for the man charged with killing the state police trooper …

Photo Gallery

Thursday - Sept. 18, 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 …