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NASA head tells Pitt grads their generation will ‘walk the face of Mars’

By Mike Wereschagin 7:56 p.m.
Almost exactly 25 years ago, Charles Frank Bolden Jr. looked out his front window and waited. About 30 miles ahead, covering four and a half miles every second, the Hubble Space Telescope floated freely for the first time. Bolden and the rest of the crew of the space shuttle Discovery, …

It’s business, but not as usual in Pittsburgh

By Melissa Daniels
Bright round light bulbs and black-lettered movie titles beam from the 4100 block of Butler Street e_SEmD but it took an act of Pittsburgh City Council for the theater to premiere. When …

Plum school officials ignoring help, advocacy group’s chief says

By Megan Guza
Plum High School officials were not interested in a local advocacy organization’s offer of training and information on sexual abuse, according to the organization’s executive director. Alison Hall, director of Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, said her organization reached out to …

Allegheny

NASA head tells Pitt grads their generation will ‘walk the face of Mars’

By Mike Wereschagin 7:56 p.m.
Almost exactly 25 years ago, Charles Frank Bolden Jr. looked out his front window and waited. About 30 miles ahead, covering four and a half miles every second, the Hubble …

Armstrong

Life skills students enjoy prom festivities in Manor

By Brigid Beatty
Cody St. Antoine, a 17-year-old Apollo-Ridge student, posed for prom pictures with his date at Lenape Heights Golf Resort in Manor and smiled broadly while signing the word “friends.” He …

Beaver

Beaver Falls man held for trial in Sheraden double-homicide ‘emoji-cide’ case

By Jason Cato
Text messages sent by a Beaver Falls man, including one showing a series of images, helped prosecutors build what they are calling an “emoji-cide” case. District Magistrate Linda Zucco on Friday ordered Michael St. Clair, 24, to stand trial for …

Butler

Butler Township manager concerned about VA clinic traffic

By Bill Vidonic
Butler Township Manager Ed Kirkwood is concerned the Department of Veterans Affairs seemed to ignore shortcomings tied to traffic, utilities and public transportation when it awarded a bid to build …

Fayette

Fire at North Union industrial building ruled accidental

By Tribune-Review 8:02 p.m.
Investigators have determined a fire that erupted at the New Metric Green Filter USA building Sunday morning on University Drive in North Union Township was accidental. Dunbar Volunteer Fire Chief …

Indiana

Blairsville woman freezes fluid moments for creative shots

By Jeanette Wolff
A Blairsville photographer can see the world in a drop of water and is attempting to share her vision through her art. Darlene Palmer is gaining area recognition for her …

Somerset

Somerset man gets 10-year prison sentence for meth sales

By Tribune-Review
A 23-year-old Somerset man arrested in 2013 for operating a methamphetamine lab out of his home has been sentenced to 10 years in prison plus five years of federal supervision after his release. U.S. District Court Judge Kim R. Gibson …

Washington

Ringgold band members march to different beat

By Les Harvath
Ringgold High School senior Katharine Hubert has already emphatically circled and starred May 21 on her school calendar, but it has nothing to do with her upcoming graduation. Instead, “moving” …

Westmoreland

Spirit Airlines lifts fortunes of Arnold Palmer Regional Airport

By Debra Erdley
Teresa Kennicutt beamed a sly smile as she waited in line at the Spirit Airlines ticket counter at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport. “This is the ...

Education

STEM lesson opens doors for students

By Craig Smith
Alex Telford thought he’d go to a traditional four-year college after graduating from Highlands High School in June, probably to major in engineering. But his plans changed when he got …

Pennsylvania

Employees of Mercer County-based manufacturer among missing in Nepal

By Adam Smeltz
Two workers for a Western Pennsylvania-based watch manufacturer are among the thousands of people missing in Nepal, where a catastrophic earthquake hit Saturday, the company’s founder and CEO said. Michael …

Photo Gallery

Saturday - April 25, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Those annual physical checkups might not be needed
If you’re like most Americans, you probably see your doctor at least once a year. We’ve been told annual checkups are a good way to …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Hillary Clinton spins political attacks into moneymaker
Hillary Clinton’s two-week-old presidential campaign is looking to turn political attacks into dollars. It could be a lucrative approach, given the number of controversies surrounding …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Health-minded, trendy diners doom landmark eatery Del's
Historically, this is a big blow to Pittsburgh’s Little Italy. For 65 years, Del’s Bar & Ristorante DelPizzo was one of the first things motorists …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: It’s time for this Trib columnist to say so long
A co-worker recently directed my attention to a Twitter feed called @_FloridaMan. Basically, it picks up every news story that begins with “A Florida man …

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Obituaries

Reserved banker blossomed around family

By Bill Vidonic 7:09 p.m.
David Jackson didn’t care if the punchline to the joke he told made any sense — he just wanted to entertain his children, his daughter said. “His favorite joke was, …