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Corbett, Wolf resort to sticks, stones to attract attention

By Melissa Daniels 11:15 a.m.
It takes four seconds for the satire to sink in, before viewers realize the family man seated at a kitchen table and speaking in favor of higher taxes shouldn’t be taken seriously. “It says here Tom Wolf is gonna raise the income tax on middle-class families,” he says, newspaper in …

Critics claim state Attorney General Kane puts politics first

By Brad Bumsted 11:15 a.m.
HARRISBURG — Call it a difficult year for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, the first Democrat and woman elected to the office. Her selective release of pornographic emails a little more than …

Komen acceptance of drilling-linked money raises ire

By Katelyn Ferral 10:47 a.m.
In the race to raise awareness and find a cure for breast cancer, there is division among advocates. Supporters of Breast Cancer Action are protesting the decision of fellow breast cancer awareness …


Man robbed, shot in East Liberty

By Tribune-Review 10:18 a.m.
Pittsburgh police are investigating a shooting in East Liberty Saturday. A man walked into the emergency department at UPMC Shadyside with a gunshot wound to his leg, police spokeswoman Sonya Toler said. The man reported he was robbed near Negley …


Murder charge held against Laurel Mountain man

By Bob Stiles
A Laurel Mountain man admitted to bludgeoning his girlfriend to death, one of his confidants at the Westmoreland County Prison testified Friday during a second …


Interchange named for longtime Democratic Party leader who advocated for Mon-Fayette Expressway

By Jacob Tierney
A longtime Fayette County commissioner and Democratic Party chief recalled Friday the decades-long struggle to amass the funding and political clout to complete the Mon-Fayette Expressway. “We were told that …


Freeport man accused of having child pornography images

By Chuck Biedka 8:43 a.m.
A Freeport man is accused of having hundreds of images of child pornography on his computer and one owned by a relative. Christopher David Byler, 36, of 411 Riverside Drive, …


Cyber school pioneer Trombetta cites wiretaps in seeking end to criminal charges

By Jason Cato
Attorneys for a cyber school pioneer on Monday urged a judge to drop or reduce the criminal charges against their client because they said federal investigators wiretapped conversations between attorneys …


Zappala impersonator rips off Butler County business, state police say

By Michael Hasch
A man pretending to be Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. has ripped off at least one store in Butler County by telling employees he had been shorted on merchandise he purchased, state police said. The employees apologized …


Candidates for 62nd District House seat air clashing views on state tax revenues

By Greg Reinbold
Two weeks before the Nov. 4 general election, the League of Women Voters of Indiana County provided citizens an opportunity to question candidates vying to represent the 62nd and 66th …


Cause of fire at Flight 93 National Memorial ‘undetermined’

By Debra Erdley  and Mary Pickels 11:15 a.m.
The Oct. 3 blaze that destroyed three of four office trailers at the Flight 93 National Memorial originated outside on a wooden ramp providing handicapped access to the trailers, state police Fire Marshal Scott Kovach said. But Kovach said he …


Police investigate 2 shootings in Washington County, one of them fatal

By Bill Vidonic 11:08 a.m.
A Washington man was shot to death Saturday outside a city bar, according to the Washington County Coroner’s Office. Matthew E. McGlone, 21, was shot in the parking lot of Comfort Lounge in the 1100 block of Jefferson Avenue around …


Bill that would end district-level review of homeschooling in Pennsylvania goes to Corbett

By Megan Harris
State legislators approved a homeschooling bill that eliminates the need for school superintendents to weigh in on whether students are receiving an appropriate education. Under current law, parents hire an evaluator every year to interview the child, review a portfolio …


Corbett, Wolf resort to sticks, stones to attract attention

By Melissa Daniels 11:15 a.m.
It takes four seconds for the satire to sink in, before viewers realize the family man seated at a kitchen table and speaking in favor of higher taxes shouldn’t be …

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Friday - October 24, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: Cancer-stricken California woman chooses to plan her death 11:04 a.m.
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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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Pa. Congressional candidates hear about wide range of issues, concerns
People in Western Pennsylvania are talking to congressional candidates about national security, the economy and the politics of Obamacare as the November election draws near, …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: ‘Mr. Peduto Head’ products could earn city much-needed revenue
Embrace the affront, Mr. Peduto Head. Your city might reap significant rewards if you do. Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s administration recently took the unusual step …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Dreams check in at site of demolished Wilkinsburg hotel
It’s not a sports arena or stadium, so you probably never heard about the demolition of the Penn-Lincoln Hotel in Wilkinsburg. Full disclosure: I hadn’t …

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Independent mother a boon to family, community

By Jacob Tierney
Elsie Weaver spent much of her life helping to run the family business, Irwin Photo Lab. The photo lab was business and home for the Weaver family. Mrs. Weaver would …