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Victims of sexual violence getting better information about offenders’ status

By Brad Bumsted 3:18 p.m.
HARRISBURG — A partnership between the state police and Pennsylvania Office of Victim Advocate will result in thousands more notifications to victims of sexual violence when an offender’s status changes, officials said Tuesday. “Notification and knowledge gives a little more power back to victims,” said Cumberland County District Attorney David …

Five Baldwin men face trial for severely beating black man

By Adam Brandolph 2:50 p.m.
Five suburban Pittsburgh men will stand trial on charges that they severely beat a man and threw him on subway tracks at a Downtown T station, an Allegheny County judge ordered Tuesday. Ryan Kyle, 21; David Depretis, 21; Kenneth Gault, …

Indiana County hazmat crews treat nearly two dozen workers for cadmium exposure at Homer City plant

By Renatta Signorini 3:35 p.m.
One person was admitted to Indiana Regional Medical Center Tuesday and nearly 20 others were treated after they were exposed to cadmium at an industrial plant, according to spokesman Mark Richards. Hazmat crews treated a number of people — fewer …

Allegheny

Videos spur dozens to protest outside Pittsburgh Planned Parenthood

By Natasha Lindstrom 3:40 p.m.
Dozens of protesters filled the sidewalks Tuesday near Planned Parenthood’s clinic in Pittsburgh’s Downtown, part of a nationwide outcry following the release of undercover videos leaked by a group that …

Armstrong

Ownerless emu finds ‘buddy’ at new Greensburg home

By Brad Pedersen 2:42 p.m.
No one has claimed an emu that was running loose in Parks last week, so the big bird will likely spend the rest of its days at the Westmoreland County …

Beaver

Ambridge’s PittMoss takes off with help from TV show, Mt. Lebanon native Cuban

By Chris Fleisher
Mont Handley was facing a frenzy of sharks and convinced one of them to bite. It was a big one — serial entrepreneur and Mt. Lebanon native Mark Cuban — …

Butler

Freeport to address sewage bill deadbeats

By Jodi Weigand
Freeport Borough is considering adopting a stricter system for dealing with sewage treatment customers who are behind on their bills. Since rejoining council about a year ago, Councilman Ron Gallagher has been working to collect what’s owed to the borough, …

Fayette

Police seeking suspect in Fayette motel robbery

By Tribune-Review 2:09 p.m.
Police are looking for a man about 6 feet tall in connection with a robbery Monday at the Karlyn Motel office in German Township. The man threatened a woman employee with a handgun about 9:30 a.m. and left with a …

Indiana

Indiana County hazmat crews treat nearly two dozen workers for cadmium exposure at Homer City plant

By Renatta Signorini 3:35 p.m.
One person was admitted to Indiana Regional Medical Center Tuesday and nearly 20 others were treated after they were exposed to cadmium at an industrial plant, according to spokesman Mark Richards. Hazmat crews treated a number of people — fewer …

Somerset

Tickets needed to tour Flight 93 visitor center, to open Sept. 10

By Kari Andren
Visitors will need a ticket to tour the Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center Complex, which is scheduled to open Sept. 10, the National Park Service announced Thursday. There is …

Washington

Federal judge rules oil and gas lease for Washington County tract is valid

By Brian Bowling
Range Resources-Appalachia LLC and NiSource Energy Ventures LLC have a valid lease to the oil and gas under a 151-acre plot in Washington County, a federal judge ruled Monday. Rugh and Sherry Mason of Donegal claimed in the lawsuit that …

Westmoreland

Last option for former Jeannette Glass site: Pa. Supreme Court

By Renatta Signorini
The owners of the former Jeannette Glass site have one final option to challenge Westmoreland County’s takeover: the state Supreme Court. Commonwealth Court has denied Zion Bullitt Avenue LP’s application for reargument, moving the neglected and hazardous 13-acre parcel in downtown ...

Education

Agencies aim to ease test-takers’ troubles with updated GED exam

By Debra Erdley
Joshua Barnhart has high hopes. He knows he has a future in HVAC or computer technology. But first, the South Greensburg man who dropped out of high school in 10th …

Pennsylvania

Victims of sexual violence getting better information about offenders’ status

By Brad Bumsted 3:18 p.m.
HARRISBURG — A partnership between the state police and Pennsylvania Office of Victim Advocate will result in thousands more notifications to victims of sexual violence when an offender’s status changes, …

Photo Gallery

Monday - July 27, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: Bethel Park native pedals through handcycling challenges despite disability
Ashli Molinero spent this week in Alaska, but it wasn’t exactly a vacation. Molinero, who lives in the South Side, is participating in the Alaska …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
‘Real’ people, solutions at heart of GOP ad blitz in Pa.
A nearly $1 million online, radio and television advertising blitz in Pennsylvania aims to portray a different side of Republican values than those emphasized by …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Next stop for Pa. lawmakers on game show circuit? ‘Press Your Luck’
And the survey says … clever. U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is up for re-election next year, and his campaign committee is hard at work. The …

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Obituaries

Broker served clients, family, community with joy

By Katherine Schaeffer
When stay-at-home mother  Dolores Porter Foster announced she planned to enroll in a bachelor’s degree program at Carlow College in 1975, her children remember their surprise that their smart, education-driven …