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McCarthy withdraws candidacy for speaker

By Staff and Wire Reports 4:29 p.m.
WASHINGTON — In a stunning move, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday withdrew his candidacy for speaker of the U.S. House. GOP lawmakers said McCarthy told colleagues at the start of a closed meeting that he was not the right person for the job. He recommended that the election be …

Former Pittsburgh mayoral candidate sentenced to prison for bogus 911 calls

By Elizabeth Behrman 1:55 p.m.
A former Pittsburgh mayoral candidate will spend between three-and-a-half and seven years in prison for making more than 100 false 911 calls from his Sheraden home last year. Abdula “AJ” Richardson was …

Armstrong County Jail warden resigns

By Brad Pedersen
The Armstrong County Jail warden has resigned in the aftermath of the July 30 escape of an inmate who allegedly killed a woman while on the loose. Warden David Hogue, who has …


Police looking for man who sexually assaulted Squirrel Hill woman

By Megan Guza
Police are looking for a suspect they say offered to help a woman carry groceries and then sexually assaulted her once he got into her apartment. The assault happened Aug. …


Armstrong County Jail warden resigns

By Brad Pedersen
The Armstrong County Jail warden has resigned in the aftermath of the July 30 escape of an inmate who allegedly killed a woman while on the loose. Warden David Hogue, …


Motorcyclist injured in turnpike crash in Beaver County

By Michael Hasch
A motorcyclist was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital with injuries from a crash Wednesday afternoon along the Turnpike 376 Extension in Beaver County, state police said. The motorcyclist was thrown from the bike in a collision shortly before 5 p.m. …


State closing Zelienople treatment facility after allegations of child sexual abuse

By Megan Guza 4:22 p.m.
While staff members of a residential treatment facility watched television and slept through their overnight shift, eight children ranging in age from eight to 13 performed, sometimes unwillingly, sexual acts on one another, according to a state report. Glade Run …


FBI, other authorities serve search warrant on methadone clinic near Uniontown

By Liz Zemba 4:45 p.m.
Agents from the FBI, assisted by other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, served a search warrant Thursday at a methadone clinic along Route 51 in North Union. By …


Numerous citations issued during IUP homecoming festivities

By Tribune-Review
Numerous citations were issued during homecoming festivities at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, according to police. At least 29 citations were levied by state, Indiana and IUP police for public drunkenness, according to news releases. Other citations issued during the weekend …


Somerset County priest convicted in child sex case asks for new trial

By Liz Zemba
The attorney for a Somerset County priest found guilty of having sex with three boys at a Honduran orphanage is seeking a new trial. The Rev. Joseph D. Maurizio Jr., …


Washington County man dies in crash fleeing police

By Tribune-Review 3:17 p.m.
A Washington County man was killed overnight when he crashed his motorcycle while fleeing police. Christopher Novick, 46, of Hickory was pronounced dead just after 2:30 a.m. Thursday at Canonsburg Hospital, according to a release from Washington County coroner Timothy …


New Stanton considers contracting for police

By Bob Stiles
New Stanton is looking into contracting for part-time coverage by the Southwest Regional Police Department. “The borough’s changing, and I think there’s some crime that needs to be addressed,” Councilman Todd Bartlow said. Councilwoman Linda Echard agrees. “More and more I’m hearing people ...


Heritage Community Initiatives program in Braddock plans fundraiser

By Elizabeth Behrman
Before LaNica Rodgers interviewed for a teaching job at Heritage Community Initiatives, she drove by the nonprofit’s preschool in Braddock to get a glimpse of the families enrolled. “To me, …


Pennsylvania university enrollments continue to decline

By Debra Erdley
Chancellor Frank Brogan warned Wednesday that the state university system must become more creative and innovative to survive and meet the needs of students in an era of declining enrollment. …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Cut processed foods, cook your own dinner, and maybe live longer
Go ahead, eat an apple a day and see what happens. I’m not going to knock the practice, but I will tell you that I …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Trump falls to Democrats in latest poll of swing states
Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Ben Carson are the best general election candidates in the key swing states of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida, according …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Kane must stay busy amid load of bad publicity
While she allegedly is corrupt, no one can accuse her of being a couch potato. The smell of smoke around Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane …

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Industrious former Mt. Pleasant schools superintendent lived for family

By Jacob Tierney
Former Mt. Pleasant Area School District Superintendent John Grecco was known for his strong values and his dedication to his family and his job. John R. Grecco, 88, died Tuesday, …