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Corbett, Wolf resort to sticks, stones to attract attention

By Melissa Daniels
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
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
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 …

Allegheny

Man arrested after showing up at hospital with gunshot wounds

By Tribune-Review 3:52 p.m.
Pittsburgh police arrested an East Liberty man on an outstanding warrant early Saturday after he showed up at UPMC Shadyside with three gunshot wounds in his left leg, officials said. Theodore Gore, 26, told police he had been waiting for …

Westmoreland

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 …

Fayette

New office manager touts Greater Connellsville Chamber

By Marilyn Forbes 5:57 p.m.
A new face is being seen hitting the streets of Connellsville and its surrounding areas as the Greater Connellsville Chamber of Commerce’s new office manager Brooke Deason makes her rounds …

Armstrong

Freeport man accused of having child pornography images

By Chuck Biedka 3:45 p.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, …

Beaver

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 …

Butler

Plan calls for closing all Butler city elementary schools

By Rick Wills 5:27 p.m.
Butler city’s three public elementary schools would close under options presented by a consultant to consolidate schools in the Butler Area School District, some of which operate at 55 percent …

Indiana

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 …

Somerset

Cause of fire at Flight 93 National Memorial ‘undetermined’

By Debra Erdley  and Mary Pickels
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 …

Washington

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

By Bill Vidonic
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 …

Education

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 …

Pennsylvania

Corbett, Wolf resort to sticks, stones to attract attention

By Melissa Daniels
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 …

Photo Gallery

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
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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Obituaries

Jack Bruce, bassist of 60s band Cream, dies at 71

By The Associated Press
LONDON — Musician Jack Bruce, best known as the bassist from the 1960s group Cream, has died. He was 71. A statement released by his family announced the death Saturday, …