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Jury acquits Ford of assaulting police, deadlocks on other counts

By Aaron Aupperlee 10:53 p.m.
Leon Ford held up his arm and flexed his bicep in victory on Monday from his wheelchair, moments after an Allegheny County jury acquitted him of assaulting Pittsburgh police officers during a traffic stop. A judge’s gag order prevented him from speaking, but his smile, unchanged through the weeklong trial …

Wife of former Pennsylvania prosecutor to avoid prison in child abuse case

By Aaron Aupperlee 10:28 p.m.
An Ethiopian infant who suffered a seizure in the care of her abusive, adoptive parents has grown into a “funny, warm-hearted” little girl, her new mom said on Monday. Her adopted brother, …

Pa. Education Department attempts to block release of emails to Tomalis

By Brad Bumsted 10:57 p.m.
HARRISBURG — The Corbett administration is trying to block the release of emails from top officials in the governor’s office to former Education Secretary Ron Tomalis when he was the point man …

Allegheny

Jury acquits Ford of assaulting police, deadlocks on other counts

By Aaron Aupperlee 10:53 p.m.
Leon Ford held up his arm and flexed his bicep in victory on Monday from his wheelchair, moments after an Allegheny County jury acquitted him of assaulting Pittsburgh police officers …

Westmoreland

Woman killed after car hits tree in Norvelt

By Stacey Federoff 9:59 p.m.
The driver of a Honda Civic was killed in a one-vehicle accident just after noon Monday on Mt. Pleasant Road near Norvelt Pharmacy. The woman’s …

Fayette

Water service in Connellsville restored

By Stacey Federoff 10:21 p.m.
A water-line break in Connellsville early Monday left about 15 customers without service for most of the morning. Customers near the break at West Apple Street and Meadow Lane had …

Armstrong

Historical society seeks to grow interest in Armstrong County museum, library

By Brigid Beatty
Supporters see the Armstrong County Historical Museum and Genealogical Library as a gem that they want others to discover as the county’s historical society prepares to celebrate its 90th anniversary. …

Beaver

Beaver County man admits to stealing hundreds of thousands from employer

By Brian Bowling
A Beaver County man on Monday admitted in federal court to stealing money from his former employer by submitting invoices from a fake company. Peter A. Kalemon, 45, of Aliquippa pleaded guilty to five counts of mail fraud. As a …

Butler

New BC3 classes prepare students for energy industry jobs

By Rick Wills
Butler County Community College is adding four energy classes to its curriculum this fall, part of a strategy to prepare students for employment in the booming natural gas industry. The …

Indiana

Police investigate stabbing near IUP; victim’s condition critical

By Joe Napsha 8:03 p.m.
Indiana Borough police said Monday that no charges have been filed in connection with a stabbing late Sunday afternoon near the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. Police said Giovanni Brown, 21, of Indiana was stabbed more than once in the …

Somerset

Somerset County man, 80, pleads guilty to stalking former witness

By The Associated Press
A Somerset County man has pleaded guilty to stalking a woman who testified against him in the killing of his second wife after just three weeks of marriage. State police charged William McTonic, 80, of Jerome, with driving past the …

Washington

Body found near Washington County Courthouse

By Tribune-Review
A Washington County 911 worker found a body in the plaza atop the parking garage at Court House Square in Washington on Sunday evening, and the county coroner suspected the victim died of an overdose. The 33-year-old victim was declared …

Education

Classical music crisis: Author says schools today aren’t building audiences

By Mark Kanny 9:03 p.m.
Just as everyone who plays college sports doesn’t go on to a professional career, the same is true for students in university classical-music programs. But college music schools aren’t preparing …

Pennsylvania

Pa. Education Department attempts to block release of emails to Tomalis

By Brad Bumsted 10:57 p.m.
HARRISBURG — The Corbett administration is trying to block the release of emails from top officials in the governor’s office to former Education Secretary Ron Tomalis when he was the …

Photo Gallery

Tuesday - Sept. 15, 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
Tipping really isn’t RB’s field
They aren’t just batterers, they’re also cheapskates. It’s not fair to paint an entire group of athletes with such a broad brush. Still, anyone monitoring …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Of Rice and Men: NFL fails
Oh, for heaven’s sake, NFL, just take him back already. You know you want to. You know as well as I do that Ray Rice’s …

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Obituaries

Swissvale man devoted to family, borough, sports

By Megan Harris
Buzzy Brozovich was known as an “old-school guy” in the town in which he grew up, worked and lived. “He worked hard for the same people every day,” said his …