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State House knocks down Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf’s tax plan

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Nine Western Pennsylvania Democrats broke ranks with Gov. Tom Wolf and joined Republicans on Wednesday to defeat his plan to raise the personal income tax from 3.07 percent to 3.57 percent and levy an extraction tax on natural gas drillers. House Republican leaders had invited Wolf to offer …

Heritage Community Initiatives program in Braddock plans fundraiser

By Elizabeth Behrman
Before LaNica Rodgers interviewed for a teaching job at Heritage Community Initiatives, she drove by the nonprofit’s preschool in Braddock to get a glimpse of the families enrolled. “To me, it was …

30 federal prisoners in W.Pa. on list for early release; 27 in Pittsburgh

By Brian Bowling
Among the 6,000 federal prisoners being released at the end of month as part of a change in sentencing guidelines are 30 people who will be released in the Western District of Pennsylvania, a federal official said Wednesday. “That’s the …


Pittsburgh considering legislation to ban drone activity from city parks, playgrounds

By Bob Bauder
Pittsburgh City Council wants to restrict drones and other airborne activity from city parks and playgrounds, citing privacy and safety concerns. Council proposed legislation Wednesday that would prohibit remote-controlled aircraft and activities including paragliding, skydiving and other “airborne movement of …


Armstrong County Jail warden resigns

By Brad Pedersen 12:10 p.m.
The Armstrong County Jail warden has resigned in the aftermath of the July 30 escape of an inmate who allegedly killed a woman while on the loose. Warden David Hogue, …


Motorcyclist injured in turnpike crash in Beaver County

By Michael Hasch
A motorcyclist was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital with injuries from a crash Wednesday afternoon along the Turnpike 376 Extension in Beaver County, state police said. The motorcyclist was thrown from the bike in a collision shortly before 5 p.m. …


State closing Zelienople treatment facility after allegations of child sexual abuse

By Megan Guza 12:52 p.m.
A Butler County residential treatment facility will close next month after allegations of child sexual abuse and a Department of Human Services investigation. Glade Run Lutheran Services in Zelienople is ordered to close within 30 days, according to a release …


FBI, other authorities serve search warrant on methadone clinic near Uniontown

By Liz Zemba 1:50 p.m.
Agents from the FBI, assisted by other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, served a search warrant Thursday at a methadone clinic along Route 51 in North Union. By 9 a.m. the FBI had closed off entry to the …


Numerous citations issued during IUP homecoming festivities

By Tribune-Review
Numerous citations were issued during homecoming festivities at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, according to police. At least 29 citations were levied by state, Indiana and IUP police for public drunkenness, according to news releases. Other citations issued during the weekend …


Somerset County priest convicted in child sex case asks for new trial

By Liz Zemba
The attorney for a Somerset County priest found guilty of having sex with three boys at a Honduran orphanage is seeking a new trial. The Rev. Joseph D. Maurizio Jr., …


Canon-McMillan drops U.S. Postal Service from condemnation action

By Brian Bowling
A Washington County school district has dropped the U.S. Postal Service from a condemnation lawsuit connected to its new $30 million elementary school complex, a lawyer for the district said Tuesday. Canon-McMillan School District in April filed the lawsuit in …


New Stanton considers contracting for police

By Bob Stiles
New Stanton is looking into contracting for part-time coverage by the Southwest Regional Police Department. “The borough’s changing, and I think there’s some crime that needs to be addressed,” Councilman Todd Bartlow said. Councilwoman Linda Echard agrees. “More and more I’m hearing people ...


Heritage Community Initiatives program in Braddock plans fundraiser

By Elizabeth Behrman
Before LaNica Rodgers interviewed for a teaching job at Heritage Community Initiatives, she drove by the nonprofit’s preschool in Braddock to get a glimpse of the families enrolled. “To me, …


Pennsylvania university enrollments continue to decline

By Debra Erdley
Chancellor Frank Brogan warned Wednesday that the state university system must become more creative and innovative to survive and meet the needs of students in an era of declining enrollment. …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Cut processed foods, cook your own dinner, and maybe live longer
Go ahead, eat an apple a day and see what happens. I’m not going to knock the practice, but I will tell you that I …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Trump falls to Democrats in latest poll of swing states
Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Ben Carson are the best general election candidates in the key swing states of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida, according …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Kane must stay busy amid load of bad publicity
While she allegedly is corrupt, no one can accuse her of being a couch potato. The smell of smoke around Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane …

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Industrious former Mt. Pleasant schools superintendent lived for family

By Jacob Tierney
Former Mt. Pleasant Area School District Superintendent John Grecco was known for his strong values and his dedication to his family and his job. John R. Grecco, 88, died Tuesday, …