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Attorneys say Leon Ford putting off needed surgery because of prospect of second trial

By Adam Brandolph 4:43 p.m.
A Shaler man shot and paralyzed by a Pittsburgh police officer has delayed a potentially life-saving surgical procedure, his lawyers say, because he wants to help prepare his legal defense if Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. refiles criminal charges against him for assaulting three officers. Leon Ford, 21, is risking infection, sickness or perhaps death if a bullet lodged in his spine moves, his lawyers, Thomas Malone and Fred Rabner, said in …

U.S. Steel to relocate corporate headquarters on former Civic Arena site

By Tom Fontaine  and John D. Oravecz
Two and a half years ago, then-PNC Financial Services Group CEO Jim Rohr told Penguins CEO David Morehouse he’d heard “rumblings” that Pittsburgh was in danger of losing U.S. Steel’s headquarters. He …

Google lunar contest: Pittsburgh team unveils rover

By Megha Satyanarayana
A team of Pittsburgh scientists Monday showed off a lunar rover they hope will win them $20 million in Google’s international space race. Andy, a four-wheel, 55-pound, moon-trotting robot, is the Astrobotic …

Allegheny

Jury finds Rayshawn Williams guilty of first-degree murder

By Adam Brandolph 4:43 p.m.
A man from Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood will spend the rest of his life in prison following his conviction Tuesday of first-degree murder. An Allegheny County jury convicted Rayshawn Williams, 22, for the July 31, 2013, death of Derrick Lyman, 24, …

Westmoreland

Jeannette man pleads guilty to attempting to entice child in Louisiana

By Bob Stiles 4:41 p.m.
A Jeannette man, who was convicted in 2005 of a sex crime in Greene County, pleaded guilty Monday to trying to entice a child from …

Fayette

IUP student dies from injuries after he was pinned beneath car

By The Tribune-Review 6:15 p.m.
An Indiana University of Pennsylvania student died Monday from injuries sustained when he was pinned beneath his car in Indiana on Nov. 18 after a jack failed. Nicholas Landman, 19, of Grindstone, Fayette County, was injured when the car fell …

Armstrong

Fire destroys Armstrong County tavern

By Brigid Beatty 6:14 p.m.
Fire destroyed the former Greendale Tavern and Bowling Lanes in Valley Township shortly after it was burglarized just before midnight Monday. “There was a theft between 11 p.m. and midnight,” …

Beaver

Interstate 376 lanes reopen in Hopewell following garbage truck fire

By Bill Vidonic
The eastbound lanes of Interstate 376 in Hopewell, Beaver County, are no longer restricted following a garbage truck fire Tuesday morning. Motorists reported the Waste Management garbage truck on fire just before 7:30 a.m., and the truck was off the …

Butler

Car crashes into Cranberry store, no one injured

By Bill Vidonic 5:50 p.m.
A 77-year-old driver hit the wrong pedal and crashed her car into the Yankee Candle store in the Streets of Cranberry shopping plaza Tuesday, emergency responders said. Neither the driver …

Indiana

IUP student dies from injuries after he was pinned beneath car

By The Tribune-Review 6:15 p.m.
An Indiana University of Pennsylvania student died Monday from injuries sustained when he was pinned beneath his car in Indiana on Nov. 18 after a jack failed. Nicholas Landman, 19, of Grindstone, Fayette County, was injured when the car fell …

Somerset

ATV victim’s family seeks deal in fatal crash in Somerset County

By Paul Peirce
The father and great-aunt of a 4-year-old girl killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Somerset County last month are trying to reach a plea agreement on charges stemming from …

Washington

Crash victim identified as Washington County woman

By Michael Hasch
The woman who died when the sport utility vehicle she was driving crashed into a tree in Washington County has been identified as Myriam M. Hamby, the coroner announced late Monday. Hamby, 22, of Washington, was traveling west along the …

Education

Grant funds lessons in etiquette, job interviewing for Ford City students

By Brad Pedersen
Ford City High School students brushed up on their manners and job interviewing skills last week during a luncheon with business people funded by a $500 grant from the Armstrong …

Pennsylvania

Judges with Pittsburgh ties enter race for Pa. Supreme Court

By Tribune-Review
Two judges with strong Pittsburgh ties announced plans Monday to run for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, where a trio of vacancies is attracting a quickly expanding field of hopefuls. Superior …

Photo Gallery

Monday - Nov. 24, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: ‘Iron Meg’ grateful for return to health after biking accident 4:58 p.m.
Family and friends call her Iron Meg. When you hear her story, you’ll understand why. Megan Kruth’s tale of survival from a tragic biking accident …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Reflecting frustration, Webb eyes presidency
In late November 2005, legendary Democrat strategist Steve Jarding sat down with Jim Webb — author, filmmaker, decorated Vietnam veteran and former U.S. Navy secretary …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Kane in sticky situation
Distraction adheres to Kathleen Kane like military-grade epoxy. As Pennsylvania’s attorney general, she and her staff should singularly be focused on bringing criminals to justice. …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: School choice, mergers lay path to equality
A couple of years ago, I thought it’d be a good idea to spend a day in a classroom of the highest- and lowest-rated school …

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Obituaries

Holiday-loving millwright was ideal Kaufmann’s Santa

By Megan Harris
Earl Flaherty kept his home decor tasteful — a few reindeer, lots of lights. The former Kaufmann’s department store Santa Claus believed in good cheer, said his wife, Frances. “I …