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New York City hunkers down as Nor’easter threatens blizzard conditions

By Bobby Kerlik 8:07 p.m.
New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio said the streets of the Big Apple would close at 11 p.m. to all but emergency vehicles, as the nation’s biggest city prepares for what could be its biggest storm since 1888. “This could be a storm the likes of which we have …

Senate GOP, fired open records director file lawsuit against Wolf

By Brad Bumsted 8:10 p.m.
HARRISBURG — A lawsuit filed in Commonwealth Court seeks to block Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s firing of the state’s Open Records Office director, Erik Arneson, who said he was locked out of …

Funeral for Joey Fabus, honorary Bethel Park police officer, draws crowd

By Matthew Santoni 8:10 p.m.
Family, friends and an adopted brotherhood of police gathered Monday morning at St. Bernard Parish in Mt. Lebanon for the funeral of Joey Fabus, who became an honorary cop this summer while …

Allegheny

Funeral for Joey Fabus, honorary Bethel Park police officer, draws crowd

By Matthew Santoni 8:10 p.m.
Family, friends and an adopted brotherhood of police gathered Monday morning at St. Bernard Parish in Mt. Lebanon for the funeral of Joey Fabus, who became an honorary cop this …

Westmoreland

Delmont man blogs about industrial history of region, exploring long-cold coke ovens

By Mary Pickels
Crunching a quarter-mile across an abandoned, snow-covered stretch of Pennsylvania Railroad tracks near Armbrust, Mike Mance led visitors to the former Hester Coke Works. The dozens ...

Fayette

South Connellsville mayor charged with transferring gun without council permission

By Mark Hofmann 7:40 p.m.
South Connellsville Mayor Peter Matthew Casini has been charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition after police allege he transferred and purchased a gun from the borough’s police department without permission from borough officials. The charges were filed by …

Armstrong

Plan hatched to make storefront hub of Armstrong event, services news

By Brad Pedersen
A Kittanning storefront exclusively housing the tourist bureau could become a hub for several Armstrong County organizations. Representatives from the Allegheny River Development Corp., Arts on the Allegheny, Downtown Kittanning Inc., Allegheny Land Trust, the Alle Kiski Strong Chamber of …

Beaver

1 person injured after being hit by car in Aliquippa

By Tribune-Review
One person was injured after being struck by a vehicle around 11 p.m. Friday on Franklin Avenue in Aliquippa, emergency personnel said. Beaver County emergency dispatchers said the person was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. …

Butler

Fireworks festival hopes to draw crowd to Cooper’s Lake

By Bill Vidonic
No government agency offered any taxpayer-funded carrot to lure the 2015 Pyrofest fireworks show from Allegheny County to Cooper’s Lake Campground in Worth, the head of the Butler County Tourism …

Indiana

1 of 2 killed in Marine chopper crash was from Indiana, Pa.

By Paul Peirce  and Joe Napsha
An Indiana native who as a teen dreamed of being a Marine Corps aviator was one of two people killed Friday in a crash during a helicopter training exercise at …

Somerset

Christian day camp in Somerset County sued over sexual assault

By Adam Brandolph 7:27 p.m.
Officials at a Christian-themed day camp in Somerset County allowed a counselor with a history of sexual abuse to continue his criminal conduct, a victim claimed more than a decade later in a civil lawsuit filed by her lawyers. The …

Washington

Cal U women’s basketball team, students share grief before game

By Jacob Tierney
As the California University of Pennsylvania women’s basketball team prepared Saturday for its first game since the death of one of its own, every player was wearing the No. 44. …

Education

Mt. Lebanon High School to sell its planetarium equipment

By Matthew Santoni
The stars won’t come out again in Mt. Lebanon High School as the district plans to disassemble and sell its 42-year-old planetarium equipment. The planetarium is in the high school’s …

Pennsylvania

Senate GOP, fired open records director file lawsuit against Wolf

By Brad Bumsted 8:10 p.m.
HARRISBURG — A lawsuit filed in Commonwealth Court seeks to block Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s firing of the state’s Open Records Office director, Erik Arneson, who said he was locked …

Photo Gallery

Monday - Jan. 26, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: Wolf should leap into Highmark-UPMC fiasco, but probably won’t
If you’re wondering what Gov. Wolf’s priorities will be over the next four years, don’t put your money on the UPMC-Highmark fiasco. As important as …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Iowa Dems waiting for Hillary
A brisk 18-minute walk down Locust Street to Woodland Avenue in Des Moines separated Tom Henderson this weekend from close to every size, shape, color …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Former Senator Santorum preaches sacred value of verbal restraint to pope
To: Pope Francis From: Rick Santorum Re: Exercising verbal restraint Your Eminence: I’m writing regarding the recent remarks I made about you on conservative Hugh …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: For all the things you want to do more easily, this app’s for you
Just in time for the Super Bowl, and to coincide with its million-dollar commercials during the big game, Budweiser announced this week that it is …

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Obituaries

Surgeon’s dedication to medicine inspired family

By Rick Wills
Francis Perri could barely walk down the street without being recognized, usually by people who wanted to thank him. “I was just in the Galleria in Mt. Lebanon the other …