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Pa. trooper ambush suspect Frein in court after long manhunt

By The Associated Press
MILFORD — Onlookers shouted “Are you sorry?” and “Why did you do it?” as a gaunt and battered-looking Eric Frein — the survivalist suspected in the ambush slaying of a Pennsylvania state trooper — was led from court Friday, the morning after his capture ended a grueling seven-week manhunt. Frein, …

Quarantine fears jeopardize volunteer work in Ebola-stricken West Africa

By Megha Satyanarayana 11:01 p.m.
After six years of working in hospitals in rural Sierra Leone, Dr. Karen Asher says Ebola has destroyed the country’s health care system. People die at home, scared of hospitals. Nurses work …

Attorney General Kane injured in auto accident

By Brad Bumsted 9:43 p.m.
HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen Kane was recovering at her home near Scranton from a concussion suffered in an automobile accident. Kane’s driver, a state agent, hit a parked car, her office …


Foundations’ deal to buy August Wilson Center could be in jeopardy

By Brian Bowling  and Natasha Lindstrom 10:33 p.m.
A coalition of local foundations failed Friday to close on its purchase of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, leaving three days to ward off a sheriff’s sale. “I have no reason to believe it’s anything other than …


Trial for accused Franklin Regional stabber delayed until at least March

By Rich Cholodofsky 9:57 p.m.
The attempted-murder trial for Alex Hribal, the Franklin Regional High School student accused of trying to kill 20 classmates and a security guard in April, …


PA Core Standards survey link now on Connellsville district’s website

By Karl Polacek
A link to a survey on PA Core Standards, first scheduled to appear on Connellsville Area School District’s website on Oct. 15, is now available, according to Tammy Stern, the district’s director of curriculum. The link is on the district’s …


Elsa from ‘Frozen’ popular for kids in Halloween parades at Armstrong schools

By Brad Pedersen
Characters from the blockbuster movie “Frozen” walked alongside kids dressed as vampires and superheroes in annual parades Thursday at five elementary schools in the Armstrong School District. At West Hills …


Economy woman sentenced to 15 months for Medicare fraud

By Brian Bowling
A former medical equipment saleswoman will spend 15 months in prison for a $400,000 Medicare fraud scheme, a federal judge ruled Friday. Mary Monica Wilson-Lefler, 64, of Economy pleaded guilty in June to trolling four long-term care facilities to find …


Butler County man sentenced to 9 years for child pornography

By Brian Bowling
A Slippery Rock man will spend nine years in prison for obtaining child pornography on the Internet and through the mail, a federal judge ruled Friday. Mark Beres, 54, ordered at least 81 films from a foreign company that sold …


Marcellus grants to help build memorial wall, treat mine drainage in Indiana County

By Jeff Himler
A planned memorial to Blairsville’s veterans and ongoing efforts to treat acid mine drainage in Indiana County got a recent boost from state grants funded through impact fees collected from operators in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale industry. The Commonwealth Financing Agency …


2 adults charged in ATV crash that killed 4-year-old Somerset girl

By Paul Peirce 10:36 p.m.
Two adults were charged Friday with endangering the welfare of children and traffic violations for allegedly allowing a 14-year-old to drive an all-terrain vehicle that overturned at a Somerset County railroad crossing with four children aboard, killing a 4-year-old girl. …


5 Cal U football players arrested for assault; Saturday’s game canceled

By Stacy Wolford
California University of Pennsylvania canceled Saturday’s football game after five players were accused of stomping a man and chanting “football strong” as they left him lying on the ground with …


Unaccompanied immigrants put heavy strain on schools, charities

By Debra Erdley
Cash-strapped public schools and other nonprofit agencies across the country are struggling to take care of thousands of unaccompanied Central American children and teens who flooded the United States’ border, …


Attorney General Kane injured in auto accident

By Brad Bumsted 9:43 p.m.
HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen Kane was recovering at her home near Scranton from a concussion suffered in an automobile accident. Kane’s driver, a state agent, hit a parked car, …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: Cancer-stricken California woman chooses to plan her death
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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Republican National Committee Chair Priebus praises GOP progress
The Nov. 4 election could test the work the Republican Party has done to change party culture and the mechanics of reaching out to voters …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Hey, girl, lookin’ so fine: Why you mad?
Surprisingly, she wasn’t swept off her feet. Shoshana Roberts, a New York City actress with Pittsburgh roots, wasn’t impressed with the introductory lines from male …

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Nafari Vanaski

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Vanaski: Let’s face it: Scalpel cuts deep for many
It’s the day before Halloween, so there’s really no better time than now to talk about masks, actress Renee Zellweger and the “Twilight Zone.” The …

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Printer stayed loyal to high school sports, town

By Bob Stiles
Bob Montrose loved everything about Irwin, his family said. “He was an Irwinite from the day he was born,” said his wife, Kathy Montrose. “I couldn’t get him to move. …