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Police identify driver in North Side crash that killed pregnant woman

By Natasha Lindstrom 6:22 p.m.
Pittsburgh police on Thursday identified the driver of a van that struck and killed a pregnant woman who was sitting in a North Side pharmacy parking lot. Authorities said driver Allan Massie, 88, pulled into a handicapped space shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday near the front of the Rite Aid …

Firefighters extinguish fire that damages 6 cabs at Yellow Cab Co.

By Melissa Daniels 4:41 p.m.
A fire damaged six cabs Thursday at Yellow Cab Company’s headquarters on Beaver Avenue in the North Side. Pittsburgh Police Lt. Shirley Sloan said mechanics were repairing cars in the far corner …

Turkey Trot runners turn out to burn calories despite chilly Pittsburgh temps

By Tribune-Review 6:37 p.m.
Thousand streamed through Downtown and the North Shore on Thursday to run in the 24th annual PNC YMCA Turkey Trot, which featured 1-mile, 5K and 5-mile courses and temperatures that hovered in …

Allegheny

Police identify driver in North Side crash that killed pregnant woman

By Natasha Lindstrom 6:22 p.m.
Pittsburgh police on Thursday identified the driver of a van that struck and killed a pregnant woman who was sitting in a North Side pharmacy parking lot. Authorities said driver …

Westmoreland

Aerobics center offers services to Greensburg VFD

By Chloe Wertz 6:23 p.m.
The year is 1987, “Walk Like an Egyptian” by The Bangles is topping the charts, and a group of Greensburg firefighters is aerobic dancing at ...

Fayette

Police identify driver in North Side crash that killed pregnant woman

By Natasha Lindstrom 6:22 p.m.
Pittsburgh police on Thursday identified the driver of a van that struck and killed a pregnant woman who was sitting in a North Side pharmacy parking lot. Authorities said driver …

Armstrong

Ford City’s proposed budget would slash police force

By Julie E. Martin 6:59 p.m.
Ford City would lose most of its police officers under the proposed 2015 budget. The $2.1 million preliminary spending plan would eliminate 11 of the borough’s 12 part-time police positions, leaving the borough with two full-time officers and one part-time …

Beaver

Pittsburgh man gets 2 life terms in slaying of Beaver Falls couple

By Bill Vidonic
A Beaver County judge on Tuesday sentenced a Pittsburgh man to two life sentences for the slaying of a Beaver Falls couple. A jury on Oct. 28 convicted Robert Burgess, 37, of Pittsburgh for first-degree murder, kidnapping and related offenses …

Butler

Toys for Tots distributor in Butler County searches for home

By Megan Guza
Members of Bantam Marine Detachment 743 in Butler County continue to collect for their Toys for Tots organization, but they’re also seeking a donation of a different kind — about 5,000 square feet of workspace. “Every year, we have to …

Indiana

Blairsville judge accused in hit-run set to enter program for 1st-time offenders

By Paul Peirce
An Indiana County district judge who is on paid leave because of her alleged involvement in a hit-and-run traffic accident is slated to enter a program that could enable her …

Somerset

Fatal crash closes Flight 93 chapel in Somerset County

By Tribune-Review
The Flight 93 Memorial Chapel in Stonycreek, Somerset County, will be closed to visitors pending an assessment of damage caused when a car hit the building in a fatal, two-vehicle crash Tuesday. Barbara Custer, 72, of Shanksville was pronounced dead …

Washington

Crash victim identified as Washington County woman

By Michael Hasch
The woman who died when the sport utility vehicle she was driving crashed into a tree in Washington County has been identified as Myriam M. Hamby, the coroner announced late Monday. Hamby, 22, of Washington, was traveling west along the …

Education

Grant funds lessons in etiquette, job interviewing for Ford City students

By Brad Pedersen
Ford City High School students brushed up on their manners and job interviewing skills last week during a luncheon with business people funded by a $500 grant from the Armstrong …

Pennsylvania

Reading’s ‘ugly’ Christmas tree getting single red bulb

By The Associated Press
READING — A much-maligned public Christmas tree is getting the Charlie Brown treatment. Officials in Reading say the spindly branches will be decorated with a single red ornamental bulb — …

Photo Gallery

Wednesday - Nov. 26, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: ‘Iron Meg’ grateful for return to health after biking accident
Family and friends call her Iron Meg. When you hear her story, you’ll understand why. Megan Kruth’s tale of survival from a tragic biking accident …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Reflecting frustration, Webb eyes presidency
In late November 2005, legendary Democrat strategist Steve Jarding sat down with Jim Webb — author, filmmaker, decorated Vietnam veteran and former U.S. Navy secretary …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Politicians, perks stuff of 2014 ‘turkeys’
Time to roast turkeys. With the birds about to go in the ovens, let’s indulge in the annual tradition of good-naturedly examining things for which …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Protesters won’t be thanking Wal-Mart
Elaine Kuhar has plans for the day after Thanksgiving. And you’d better believe it involves Wal-Mart. But she won’t be competing for that last “Frozen” …

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Obituaries

Queen of crime writing P.D. James dies at 94

By The Associated Press
LONDON — P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature. …