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4-year-old transplant recipient Angelo Giorno dies, hospital says

By Ben Schmitt
Lauressa Swedberg imagined her daughter Friday greeting 4-year-old Angelo Giorno in heaven to run and play. “I have no doubt they’re together,” she said. “There’s no sickness in those two anymore.” Just over two months ago, Swedberg’s 3-year-old daughter, Olivia, united with Angelo in a different way. Olivia died of …

‘Tomato King’ Procacci seeks control of Lawrence Downs racino project

By Jason Cato
The owner of a Philadelphia-based produce empire who once before cleared the vetting process of state gambling regulators is closing on a deal to control the future of the long-pursued and ill-fated …

Pittsburgh schools chief Lane stepping down next summer

By Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh Public Schools will need a new superintendent at the end of the school year. Linda Lane, who has been with the district since 2007, announced Friday she will step down in …

Allegheny

Marine from Mt. Oliver honored for fire rescue

By Rick Wills
A raging fire on Ormsby Street in Mt. Oliver destroyed six homes, heavily damaged five others and displaced more than 50 people in June 2014. Loretta Marburger, 73, says the …

Armstrong

Armstrong River Hawks to debut alma mater, fight songs tonight

By Brad Pedersen
The new anthem of Armstrong Junior-Senior High School will debut tonight before the River Hawks first football game. “There’s not a day that goes by where I’m not asked about the new school’s alma mater, so we’re excited to get …

Beaver

No one hurt in commercial fire in Monaca

By WPXI
Firefighters were called to a factory in Beaver County late Thursday. As many as 10 fire units were called to Anchor Hocking on 9th Street in Monaca shortly before 11 p.m. There was not much visible damage, but workers said …

Butler

Freeport Area to explore options for storing maintenance equipment

By Jodi Weigand
Now that Freeport Area Middle School, high school and future athletic complex will all be located at the campus on Route 356 in Buffalo Township, the district is evaluating whether it needs additional storage space for maintenance equipment and school …

Fayette

High temperatures, low gas prices could entice 30.4M holiday travelers

By Karl Polacek
The Labor Day weekend weather in the region will continue to be sunny with a light breeze and warm temperatures from the southeast, according to the National Weather Service in …

Indiana

Indiana University of Pennsylvania student accused of rape

By Renatta Signorini
An Indiana University of Pennsylvania student is accused of raping a woman during a fraternity house party last weekend. William Rice Scott, 18, of Ellwood City allegedly held the woman in a bathroom in the Sigma Chi house on South …

Somerset

Fourth youth implicates Somerset priest in sexual abuse, prosecutors claim

By Liz Zemba
Federal prosecutors have identified a fourth minor whom they contend a Somerset County priest attempted to photograph in the nude when he traveled to Central and South America, allegedly to …

Washington

Washington County man killed in tractor accident

By Tribune-Review
A Washington County man died Tuesday when he lost control of his tractor and rolled over several times on a hill, the county coroner said. James McDade, 55, of Amwell lost control of his tractor about 10:45 a.m. while traveling …

Westmoreland

Yukon pet shelter, ex-leader battle over electricity shutoff

By Joe Napsha
The long and bitter battle between a Yukon animal shelter and one of its founders entered a new chapter when electrical service was shut off ...

Education

Pittsburgh schools chief Lane stepping down next summer

By Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh Public Schools will need a new superintendent at the end of the school year. Linda Lane, who has been with the district since 2007, announced Friday she will step …

Pennsylvania

‘Tomato King’ Procacci seeks control of Lawrence Downs racino project

By Jason Cato
The owner of a Philadelphia-based produce empire who once before cleared the vetting process of state gambling regulators is closing on a deal to control the future of the long-pursued …

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Friday - Sept. 4, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: You might be young, but maybe not young at heart, doctors report
So much for being young at heart. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week most Americans have a heart that is older …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Casey, Coons become 32nd, 33rd senators to back nuclear deal with Iran
President Obama on Tuesday secured key Democratic votes for his nuclear deal with Iran from U.S. senators in Pennsylvania and Delaware, bringing him within one …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Dancing Dems illustrate path to expression for presidential hopefuls
Imagine if this occurred in the presidential race. Thankfully, they didn’t twerk. But seven Democratic state House members, including Ed Gainey of East Liberty, did …

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Obituaries

Waitress from Derry Township loved by regulars, family, church friends

By Jacob Tierney
Bessie George was well known in Blairsville, having spent 47 years as a waitress at Dean’s Diner before she retired. “Of course, there were the regulars. They’d walk in and …