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Brown family blasts prosecutor; Wilson speaks

By The Associated Press 9:33 p.m.
FERGUSON, Mo. — Hundreds of additional National Guard troops rolled into Ferguson on Tuesday, a day after protesters looted businesses and set fire to buildings in a night of rage against a grand jury’s decision not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown. Meanwhile, officer Darren Wilson …

Surgery for man shot by Pittsburgh officer on hold amid legal limbo

By Adam Brandolph 9:37 p.m.
A Shaler man shot and paralyzed by a Pittsburgh police officer delayed a potentially life-saving surgery, his lawyers say, because he wants to help prepare his legal defense if Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. refiles criminal charges …

IUP student dies from injuries after he was pinned beneath car

By Trib Total Media 9:43 p.m.
An Indiana University of Pennsylvania student who was a football standout at Brownsville High died Monday from injuries suffered when he was pinned beneath his car last week. Nicholas Landman, 19, of Grindstone, Fayette County, was injured when his car …

Allegheny

Protesters march on Oakland streets

By Tribune-Review 9:51 p.m.
More than 150 demonstrators — chanting “Don’t shoot! Hands up!” — marched through the streets of Oakland on Tuesday night, demanding justice for those they call victims of police brutality. The protest — with a crowd estimated by police as …

Westmoreland

Jeannette man pleads guilty to attempting to entice child in Louisiana

By Bob Stiles 9:46 p.m.
A Jeannette man, who was convicted in 2005 of a sex crime in Greene County, pleaded guilty Monday to trying to entice a child from …

Fayette

IUP student dies from injuries after he was pinned beneath car

By Trib Total Media 9:43 p.m.
An Indiana University of Pennsylvania student who was a football standout at Brownsville High died Monday from injuries suffered when he was pinned beneath his car last week. Nicholas Landman, 19, of Grindstone, Fayette County, was injured when his car …

Armstrong

Fire destroys Armstrong County tavern

By Brigid Beatty 8:19 p.m.
Fire destroyed the former Greendale Tavern and Bowling Lanes in Valley Township shortly after it was burglarized just before midnight Monday. “There was a theft between 11 p.m. and midnight,” …

Beaver

Interstate 376 lanes reopen in Hopewell following garbage truck fire

By Bill Vidonic
The eastbound lanes of Interstate 376 in Hopewell, Beaver County, are no longer restricted following a garbage truck fire Tuesday morning. Motorists reported the Waste Management garbage truck on fire just before 7:30 a.m., and the truck was off the …

Butler

Car crashes into Cranberry store, no one injured

By Bill Vidonic 9:53 p.m.
As Yankee Candle manager Allison Vinay heard the sound of an engine, mixed with shattering glass and the thud of dozens of candles tumbling to the floor, all she could …

Indiana

IUP student dies from injuries after he was pinned beneath car

By Trib Total Media 9:43 p.m.
An Indiana University of Pennsylvania student who was a football standout at Brownsville High died Monday from injuries suffered when he was pinned beneath his car last week. Nicholas Landman, 19, of Grindstone, Fayette County, was injured when his car …

Somerset

ATV victim’s family seeks deal in fatal crash in Somerset County

By Paul Peirce
The father and great-aunt of a 4-year-old girl killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Somerset County last month are trying to reach a plea agreement on charges stemming from …

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

Judges with Pittsburgh ties enter race for Pa. Supreme Court

By Tribune-Review
Two judges with strong Pittsburgh ties announced plans Monday to run for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, where a trio of vacancies is attracting a quickly expanding field of hopefuls. Superior …

Photo Gallery

Tuesday - Nov. 25, 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: Kane in sticky situation
Distraction adheres to Kathleen Kane like military-grade epoxy. As Pennsylvania’s attorney general, she and her staff should singularly be focused on bringing criminals to justice. …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: School choice, mergers lay path to equality
A couple of years ago, I thought it’d be a good idea to spend a day in a classroom of the highest- and lowest-rated school …

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Obituaries

Holiday-loving millwright was ideal Kaufmann’s Santa

By Megan Harris
Earl Flaherty kept his home decor tasteful — a few reindeer, lots of lights. The former Kaufmann’s department store Santa Claus believed in good cheer, said his wife, Frances. “I …