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New York City hunkers down as Nor’easter threatens blizzard conditions

By Staff and Wire Reports 1:50 p.m.
New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio said the streets of the Big Apple would close at 11 p.m. to all but emergency vehicles, as the nation’s biggest city prepares for what could be the biggest storm in its history. “This could be a storm the likes of which we …

Funeral for Joey Fabus, honorary Bethel Park police officer, draws crowd

By Matthew Santoni 12:49 p.m.
Family, friends and an adopted brotherhood of police gathered Monday morning at St. Bernard Parish in Mt. Lebanon for the funeral of Joey Fabus, who became an honorary cop this summer while …

‘Free’ wine kiosk initiative costs state Liquor Control Board $300K

By Kari Andren
The state Liquor Control Board has spent nearly $300,000 in legal fees to fight a lawsuit over its “free” wine kiosk initiative. The kiosk maker claims the LCB is to blame for …

Allegheny

Funeral for Joey Fabus, honorary Bethel Park police officer, draws crowd

By Matthew Santoni 12:49 p.m.
Family, friends and an adopted brotherhood of police gathered Monday morning at St. Bernard Parish in Mt. Lebanon for the funeral of Joey Fabus, who became an honorary cop this …

Westmoreland

Delmont man blogs about industrial history of region, exploring long-cold coke ovens

By Mary Pickels
Crunching a quarter-mile across an abandoned, snow-covered stretch of Pennsylvania Railroad tracks near Armbrust, Mike Mance led visitors to the former Hester Coke Works. The dozens ...

Fayette

Big future seen for former Fayette grocery warehouse

By Mary Pickels
Standing inside the cavernous Republic Food Enterprise Center, general manager Mark Swankler envisions a hub of activity: entrepreneurs working at the commercial kitchen-size appliances; a staff preparing food for catered events; produce grown in an on-site greenhouse. “I like the …

Armstrong

Plan hatched to make storefront hub of Armstrong event, services news

By Brad Pedersen 10:00 a.m.
A Kittanning storefront exclusively housing the tourist bureau could become a hub for several Armstrong County organizations. Representatives from the Allegheny River Development Corp., Arts on the Allegheny, Downtown Kittanning Inc., Allegheny Land Trust, the Alle Kiski Strong Chamber of …

Beaver

1 person injured after being hit by car in Aliquippa

By Tribune-Review
One person was injured after being struck by a vehicle around 11 p.m. Friday on Franklin Avenue in Aliquippa, emergency personnel said. Beaver County emergency dispatchers said the person was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. …

Butler

Fireworks festival hopes to draw crowd to Cooper’s Lake

By Bill Vidonic
No government agency offered any taxpayer-funded carrot to lure the 2015 Pyrofest fireworks show from Allegheny County to Cooper’s Lake Campground in Worth, the head of the Butler County Tourism …

Indiana

1 of 2 killed in Marine chopper crash was from Indiana, Pa.

By Paul Peirce  and Joe Napsha
An Indiana native who as a teen dreamed of being a Marine Corps aviator was one of two people killed Friday in a crash during a helicopter training exercise at …

Somerset

Flight 93 National Memorial to get new leader; director promoted to national position

By Mary Pickels
Jeff Reinbold has vivid memories of one of his first visits to the Flight 93 temporary memorial. “It was January 2003, and the temperature was hovering around zero,” he said …

Washington

Cal U women’s basketball team, students share grief before game

By Jacob Tierney
As the California University of Pennsylvania women’s basketball team prepared Saturday for its first game since the death of one of its own, every player was wearing the No. 44. …

Education

Mt. Lebanon High School to sell its planetarium equipment

By Matthew Santoni 10:03 a.m.
The stars won’t come out again in Mt. Lebanon High School as the district plans to disassemble and sell its 42-year-old planetarium equipment. The planetarium is in the high school’s …

Pennsylvania

‘Free’ wine kiosk initiative costs state Liquor Control Board $300K

By Kari Andren
The state Liquor Control Board has spent nearly $300,000 in legal fees to fight a lawsuit over its “free” wine kiosk initiative. The kiosk maker claims the LCB is to …

Photo Gallery

Sunday - Jan. 25, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: Wolf should leap into Highmark-UPMC fiasco, but probably won’t
If you’re wondering what Gov. Wolf’s priorities will be over the next four years, don’t put your money on the UPMC-Highmark fiasco. As important as …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Iowa Dems waiting for Hillary
A brisk 18-minute walk down Locust Street to Woodland Avenue in Des Moines separated Tom Henderson this weekend from close to every size, shape, color …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Former Senator Santorum preaches sacred value of verbal restraint to pope
To: Pope Francis From: Rick Santorum Re: Exercising verbal restraint Your Eminence: I’m writing regarding the recent remarks I made about you on conservative Hugh …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: For all the things you want to do more easily, this app’s for you
Just in time for the Super Bowl, and to coincide with its million-dollar commercials during the big game, Budweiser announced this week that it is …

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Obituaries

Surgeon’s dedication to medicine inspired family

By Rick Wills 12:40 p.m.
Francis Perri could barely walk down the street without being recognized, usually by people who wanted to thank him. “I was just in the Galleria in Mt. Lebanon the other …