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Pittsburgh Police Department to expand use of body cameras for officers

By Tony Raap
In a reversal of their position, Pittsburgh’s top police officials will allow patrol officers to wear video cameras, even though it’s illegal to record inside someone’s home. The police bureau is expanding its use of body cameras, Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler told the Tribune-Review, now that it …

Pittsburgh’s bike sharing service starts off healthy

By Bob Bauder
Pittsburgh’s bike sharing service is averaging more than 12,000 rides a month and has lost only one bicycle since the program became fully operational in July with 50 stations around the city, …

Pittsburgh offers Enright Parklet as bargaining chip in East Liberty development talks

By Bob Bauder
Pittsburgh is using a popular East Liberty park as a bargaining chip in negotiating redevelopment of Penn Plaza Apartments but won’t necessarily sell the park to the developer, a city official said. East Liberty residents and the nonprofit civic organization …


Oakland’s St. Paul Cathedral hosts Mass celebrating disabled

By Jason Cato
Afternoon sun spilled through stained-glass windows high in St. Paul Cathedral as Ann Scanlon made her way to the front of the congregation. She parked her wheelchair next to a …


Kittanning man admits to stealing from vehicles, house

By Brigid Beatty
A 20-year-old Kittanning man reduced his likelihood of serving a lengthy jail sentence in two criminal cases by pleading guilty Thursday and Friday to charges stemming from a string of thefts in Armstrong County earlier this year. Raine Mechling of …


Beaver County woman admits to reissuing leftover meds

By Brian Bowling
A Beaver County woman admitted in federal court Friday that she conspired with others to reuse leftover medications from nursing homes. Correna Pfeiffer, 37, of Center pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy. She was the manager of the Med-Fast …


Butler County government building briefly on lockdown

By Rick Wills
Butler County’s government building was on lockdown for about 30 minutes Wednesday morning after a man punched a woman in the face outside of a courtroom, officials say. The incident occurred after a child custody hearing, said Butler County Sheriff …


Uniontown blaze under investigation

By Tribune-Review
The Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal was called in to investigate the cause of a fire that erupted in an unoccupied two-story building at 77 S. Gallatin Ave. in Uniontown late Friday night. Fayette County Emergency dispatchers said city firefighters …


Strong police presence cut crimes, behavior issues at IUP homecoming, police say

By Paul Peirce
A large law enforcement presence during Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s homecoming weekend not only quickly ended an assault and robbery by two IUP football players early Saturday, but disrupted a separate armed robbery, borough police Chief William Sutton said Sunday. …


93 Mile Relay for Flight 93 raises more than $500 for memorial chapel

By Mary Pickels
By 9:11 a.m. Sunday, runners hoisting flags in the 93 Mile Relay for Flight 93 were approaching the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel near Friedens, Somerset County. As is their practice, …


Diminishing number of pilots takes toll on small airports in Western Pa.

By Jason Cato
Tom Riemer’s commute to work at Washington County’s Finleyville Airport takes 45 minutes. He lives in Winchester, Va. — three hours and 178 miles away by car. “The airplane really …


Greensburg’s College Avenue apartments to be finished by December

By Jacob Tierney
Construction of a 27-unit apartment building on College Avenue in Greensburg is proceeding rapidly after unspecified delays kept it from being completed as planned by ...


Game time is different in North Hills classroom

By Katelyn Ferral
Shannon Heinl has been interested in games for awhile, but this was the first year she’s been able to learn how to build one in school. The North Hills High …


Lottery wants volunteer witnesses from Western Pennsylvania

By Craig Smith
The odds are high that Bill Cassell and Bob Beidler are going to hit the lottery, but the payoff isn’t going to set them up for life. The two Westmoreland …

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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
Policy viewed as GOP candidate Jeb Bush’s route to relevance
An extended campaign approach that is long on policy — such as the energy plan he detailed Tuesday — could help Jeb Bush make his …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Toomey cash-raising tactic strongly resembles protection racket
Innocent solicitation or sinister shakedown? That depends on your perspective. But everyone probably can agree that U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s recent campaign donation request could …

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Retail executive never put work ahead of family

By Tony Raap
Michael Bozic was chairman and CEO of Sears Roebuck & Co.’s Merchandising Group in the late 1980s, when Sears was the country’s largest retailer. His days were filled with corporate …