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Santorum announces presidential run ‘where my American story began’

By Salena Zito
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum joined Republicans vying for the White House on Wednesday, telling a cheering crowd in Butler County that he would shrink government, reduce spending and “revoke every executive action and regulation that costs American jobs.” “Today is the day we are going to begin to fight …

Crews rescue worker trapped in Lawrenceville trench collapse

By Tribune-Review 8:17 p.m.
Crews used hand shovels to rescue a construction worker trapped by a partial trench collapse Thursday morning in Lawrenceville. The incident happened just before 9 a.m. near the intersection of 46th and …

International counterfeiter sentenced in Pittsburgh to 7 1/2 years in prison

By Brian Bowling 8:17 p.m.
Joseph Graziano Jr., 29, was sentenced Thursday to 7 1⁄2 years in prison, 5 years probation and $4 million in restitution for his role in an international counterfeiting scheme. Graziano pleaded guilty …

Allegheny

Dormont man missing since Wednesday found dead at Station Square

By Matthew Santoni 6:34 p.m.
A Dormont man missing since Wednesday afternoon was found dead Thursday near the railroad tracks at Station Square, authorities said. Dormont Police said Ron Yancoskie, 35, was found dead at Station Square and Pittsburgh homicide detectives were investigating. He was …

Armstrong

ACMH Hospital unveils emergency room renovations

By Brad Pedersen
ACMH Hospital in East Franklin underwent a yearlong, $5.7 million, 16,000-square-foot expansion and modernization of its emergency department that was unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday morning. Since opening the …

Beaver

3 injured in Ambridge stabbing

By Michael Hasch
Three people are being treated in the hospital for stab wounds suffered in a melee Wednesday afternoon at a home in Ambridge, the police chief said. A dispute in Baden — possibly over a young woman — prompted three young …

Butler

I-79 work to cause lane restrictions through June 30

By Melissa Daniels 7:11 p.m.
Drivers on Interstate 79 through Allegheny and Butler Counties can expect restricted lanes overnight through the next month for pavement marking and delineation improvements. Overnight lane restrictions will be in effect starting Monday, weather permitting, between the Route 910 Wexford …

Fayette

Charleroi man’s body found hours after disappearance on Youghiogheny River

By Tribune-Review 7:56 p.m.
Funeral arrangements haven’t been finalized for a Charleroi man who disappeared in the Youghiogheny River in Fayette County while retrieving a football. The body of Josh McKenna, 26, was recovered from the river by rescue crews in Perry Township late …

Indiana

Animals perish in devastating fire at exotic pet store in Indiana County, Pa.

By Greg Reinbold 8:14 p.m.
The owner of an exotic pet store in Indiana County was able to save only a few animals from a fire that swept through the building early Thursday morning, the …

Somerset

Trooper fatally shoots burglary suspect inside Somerset Twp. grocery store

By Paul Peirce
State troopers who went into a Somerset County grocery store to check an alarm in the early-morning darkness Friday shot and killed a burglar when he refused to drop a …

Washington

Memorial Day service in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies still growing

By Rick Wills
For nearly each of the past 70 years, Milton Saniga has attended a Memorial Day ceremony. “It was a beautiful observance, a perfect day. There are more and more people …

Westmoreland

Tenant charged in fire that destroyed Latrobe apartment house

By Paul Peirce
Early Wednesday morning, Gary Hair asked an upstairs neighbor, Brandon S. Baradziej, to lend a hand as he connected a television in an apartment house ...

Education

Allgheny County charter school students give more than $11K to assist homeless children

By Katherine Schaeffer
Some of them are in need themselves, but on this day, a group of school students found a way to help others. Students from 15 Allegheny County charter schools Wednesday …

Pennsylvania

State lawmaker proposes changes to Penn State’s board of trustees

By Debra Erdley 8:17 p.m.
Claiming Penn State is acting more and more like a private university, a state lawmaker is pitching a bipartisan bill to overhaul the university’s board of trustees with more state oversight. State Sen. John Yudichak points to the board’s decision …

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Thursday - May 28, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Watchful attorney general denies UPMC a chance to assist Jameson, a community in need
Allow me to tell you an unusual story about UPMC that no one is talking about. You know how UPMC seems to be everywhere and …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Santorum announces presidential run ‘where my American story began’
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum joined Republicans vying for the White House on Wednesday, telling a cheering crowd in Butler County that he would shrink …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Mattress salesman remains restless after almost 70 years on job
Retire completely? Seymour Farber won’t consider it. Retirement is for the old. He’s only 94. Seven years after selling his Homestead mattress business at the …

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Obituaries

Genial barber’s shop was a haven for sports fans

By Bob Stiles
On any given Saturday, on practically any weekday, Mike’s Barber Shop was a hub of activity in Penn Borough. People gathered at the business on Carbon Street whether they needed …