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Plum officials: District won’t inhibit ‘constitutionally protected speech’

By Megan Guza  and Karen Zapf 10:01 p.m.
Plum Borough School District administrators and borough police walked back assertions they made last week suggesting students could be arrested for “irresponsible” talk or social media postings about investigations into teacher sex abuse allegations. “The district will not prevent or inhibit any individuals from engaging in constitutionally protected speech,” said …

Grand jury presentment: AG Kane lied, attempted to cover up leak

By Brad Bumsted 9:38 p.m.
NORRISTOWN — Attorney General Kathleen Kane lied to a grand jury investigating her and tried to cover up her directive to release secret material to a Philadelphia newspaper last year, according to …

Bar owner pleads guilty to harassing girlfriend, a top homicide prosecutor in Allegheny County

By Adam Brandolph 10:01 p.m.
The two days a Downtown bar owner spent in jail for assaulting his girlfriend, a top homicide case prosecutor in Allegheny County, is enough to satisfy his guilty plea, a judge ruled …

Allegheny

Plum officials: District won’t inhibit ‘constitutionally protected speech’

By Megan Guza  and Karen Zapf 10:01 p.m.
Plum Borough School District administrators and borough police walked back assertions they made last week suggesting students could be arrested for “irresponsible” talk or social media postings about investigations into …

Armstrong

Armstrong County Health Center celebrates decades of care

By Brigid Beatty
Armstrong County Health Center this year celebrates an anniversary and its deep roots in the community that have connected neighbors, friends and family members with residents and staff for decades. …

Beaver

Beaver Falls man held for trial in Sheraden double-homicide ‘emoji-cide’ case

By Jason Cato
Text messages sent by a Beaver Falls man, including one showing a series of images, helped prosecutors build what they are calling an “emoji-cide” case. District Magistrate Linda Zucco on Friday ordered Michael St. Clair, 24, to stand trial for …

Butler

Butler Township manager concerned about VA clinic traffic

By Bill Vidonic
Butler Township Manager Ed Kirkwood is concerned the Department of Veterans Affairs seemed to ignore shortcomings tied to traffic, utilities and public transportation when it awarded a bid to build …

Fayette

Fayette man dies after accidental fire in home

By Tribune-Review
A 61-year-old man who had to be resuscitated Saturday following a fire in the laundry room of his home died several hours later at a Pittsburgh hospital. Robert J. Maguire of Redstone was overcome by smoke and had to be …

Indiana

Troopers seek suspects in Pine Twp. arsons

By Tribune-Review
State police at Indiana said a field fire and fires in two wooded areas in northern Indiana County on Friday are the work of one or two arsonists. The fires occurred off School and Grisemore roads in Pine Township between …

Somerset

Somerset man gets 10-year prison sentence for meth sales

By Tribune-Review
A 23-year-old Somerset man arrested in 2013 for operating a methamphetamine lab out of his home has been sentenced to 10 years in prison plus five years of federal supervision after his release. U.S. District Court Judge Kim R. Gibson …

Washington

Ringgold band members march to different beat

By Les Harvath
Ringgold High School senior Katharine Hubert has already emphatically circled and starred May 21 on her school calendar, but it has nothing to do with her upcoming graduation. Instead, “moving” …

Westmoreland

Westmoreland County municipalities push to clean up litter, dumps

By Jacob Tierney
Nobody admits to being a litterbug, but the evidence is everywhere, according to the people trying to clean up Westmoreland County. “We’re seeing a lot of ...

Education

STEM lesson opens doors for students

By Craig Smith
Alex Telford thought he’d go to a traditional four-year college after graduating from Highlands High School in June, probably to major in engineering. But his plans changed when he got …

Pennsylvania

Grand jury presentment: AG Kane lied, attempted to cover up leak

By Brad Bumsted 9:38 p.m.
NORRISTOWN — Attorney General Kathleen Kane lied to a grand jury investigating her and tried to cover up her directive to release secret material to a Philadelphia newspaper last year, …

Photo Gallery

Monday - April 27, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Those annual physical checkups might not be needed
If you’re like most Americans, you probably see your doctor at least once a year. We’ve been told annual checkups are a good way to …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Hillary Clinton spins political attacks into moneymaker
Hillary Clinton’s two-week-old presidential campaign is looking to turn political attacks into dollars. It could be a lucrative approach, given the number of controversies surrounding …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Plum science teacher Zoldak’s experiments with slime could go ka-boom
Time for a science experiment, Plum School District-style. Time to make slime. Such experiments usually are conducted at the elementary school level, but they do …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: It’s time for this Trib columnist to say so long
A co-worker recently directed my attention to a Twitter feed called @_FloridaMan. Basically, it picks up every news story that begins with “A Florida man …

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Obituaries

WWII pilot, mayor served Irwin with devotion

By Tony Raap
Irwin residents often joked that Dan Rose was mayor for life. He served in that role for almost three decades and was re-elected in 2013 despite being well into his …