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Researchers uncover details to help get GOP candidates elected

By Salena Zito
ARLINGTON, Va. — Hillary Clinton had not stepped away from her United Nations news conference when Republican trackers found proof to counter her explanation for using one device for email as secretary of State. The trackers with America Rising PAC, a conservative opposition research group, quickly shot that information to …

Carnegie Mellon University’s Speck device monitors indoor pollution

By Aaron Aupperlee
The pollution from your living room couch can be as harmful as pollution from coke ovens on Neville Island and in Clairton, experts say. And while the Allegheny County Health Department spends …

17 Pennsylvania veterans inducted into Hall of Valor

By Melissa Daniels
When Edward Mackey, a captain in the Army, returned to the states from Vietnam in 1968, there were no welcoming parties. No receptions. Decades later, Mackey, an Indiana resident and Soldier’s Medal …

Allegheny

Carnegie Mellon University’s Speck device monitors indoor pollution

By Aaron Aupperlee
The pollution from your living room couch can be as harmful as pollution from coke ovens on Neville Island and in Clairton, experts say. And while the Allegheny County Health …

Armstrong

Bomb threat clears Apollo-Ridge High School

By Valley News Dispatch
Apollo-Ridge Jr./Sr. High School was evacuated shortly after noon today because a bomb threat was found at the high school, said Superintendent Matt Curci. The threat was assessed as “low-risk” Curci said, but the district is taking precautions to ensure …

Beaver

Quigley Catholic mock trial team advances to national finals

By Tribune-Review
Students from Quigley Catholic High School in Baden are headed to national mock trial finals in May in Raleigh, N.C. The team won the 32nd Annual Pennsylvania Bar Association Statewide High School Mock Trial Competition on Friday and Saturday, held …

Butler

Butler County’s burgeoning tourism industry provides economic boost

By Bill Vidonic
The UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry is expected to draw more than 400,000 visitors a year who, tourism officials expect, will infuse millions of dollars into Butler County hotels, …

Fayette

Building damaged, no injuries after Fayette recycling center fire

By Trib Total Media
A building at a Bullskin Township recycling center was damaged in a fire early Sunday morning, a Fayette County emergency dispatch supervisor said. No injuries were reported in the fire at B&R Recycling on Bellview Road, the supervisor said. The …

Indiana

Clymer woman dies in 2-vehicle crash in Homer City

By Jacob Tierney
A 75-year-old Clymer woman was killed in a crash on Route 119 in Homer City on Friday night. Madeline Ralston was the passenger in a vehicle driven by her husband, traveling north near Sanso’s Italian Deli, according to the Indiana …

Somerset

Somerset County man McLeod accused of sexually assaulting teen suffers beating

By Tribune-Review
A 24-year-old Windber man accused of sexually assaulting a young Somerset County teenager was beaten Saturday by a relative of the alleged victim, according to state police in Somerset. Adam M. McLeod, formerly of Fennville, Mich., is charged with statutory …

Washington

Dutch town’s memorial project includes former Monongahela man

By Ron Paglia
Anton de Man is a man on a mission and nothing seems to deter him — not even the elements. “We have had a mixed bag of weather recently, but …

Westmoreland

Hempfield infant fights rare disease

By Renatta Signorini
Like any parents, Haley Flores and Matt Hoffer are planning for their son’s future. But 4-month-old Sage’s immediate needs will come in the form of medical ...

Education

Armstrong schools put television programming online

By Brad Pedersen
Armstrong School District is trying to make its television programming more accessible by putting it online through the ARIN Intermediate Unit. The district is working with the Indiana-based intermediate unit to stream its student-produced “Education Today” television broadcasts from Kittanning, …

Pennsylvania

Sex-soaked culture faulted for fraternity house parties

By Tory N. Parrish  and Danielle Paquette
Four University of Pittsburgh  female students see fraternity parties as a soldier would a battlefield. “No one ever gets left behind,” Virginia Lefever, 18, a freshman from Lancaster, said while sitting in Pitt’s Hillman Library in Oakland with three friends, …

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Sunday - March 29, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Hospice about caring, not curing
The word “hospice” scares people to the point that Dr. Bob Arnold doesn’t use it when talking to patients and their families. “You think it …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Researchers uncover details to help get GOP candidates elected
ARLINGTON, Va. — Hillary Clinton had not stepped away from her United Nations news conference when Republican trackers found proof to counter her explanation for …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Steel Valley elementary teachers, union violate ‘humanity’ contract
UNITED FEDERATION  OF HUMANITY LOCAL 15120 OFFICIAL GRIEVANCE FORM Grievance filed against: Steel Valley Education Association Grievance alleged: The union representing Park Elementary School teachers …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Tablet computers no cure-all for Allegheny County Jail inmates, but they’re worth trying
Allegheny County Jail officials are embarking on a program that would offer tablet computers to inmates. The tablets wouldn’t allow inmates Internet access — they …

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Obituaries

Calm dad known for work ethic, culinary skills

By Tony Raap
Emily Fullerton was a mess in the weeks before she took the bar exam. She had trouble sleeping. She wasn’t eating. She was so irritable her friends wouldn’t return her …