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Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto touts first 100 days in office

By Bob Bauder
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is looking to spur manufacturing, help poor residents open bank accounts and offer free Internet in the City-County Building, according to a report on his administration’s first 100 days. Peduto reiterated many of the initiatives he has touted since taking office Jan. 6, but he also …

For undercover officer who tried to nab Lawrence County flasher, work can be ‘drag’

By Melissa Daniels 7:28 a.m.
Helene Pavlov was curling her hair when she saw her son-in-law on the 5 p.m. news — dressed as an Amish woman. Pulaski Sgt. Chad Adams had gone undercover, and his garb …

Defense lawyers in turnpike case invoke ‘Kane Doctrine’ on quid pro quo

By Brad Bumsted 7:28 a.m.
HARRISBURG — Defense lawyers in a turnpike corruption case on Tuesday tried to turn Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s reason for aborting a legislative corruption probe against her. The defense attorneys argued prosecutors …

Allegheny

Obama, Biden to announce $500M for job training grants during W.Pa. visit

By Mike Wereschagin 6:41 a.m.
The federal government could spend as much as $500 million on job training through a new competitive grant program that President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden plan to announce in North Fayette on Wednesday. To win a grant, community …

Westmoreland

Community turns out for Franklin Regional students’ return to class

By Renatta Signorini 7:57 a.m.
Students returning to Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday morning saw support in the form of yard signs and encouragement from parishioners of a nearby …

Fayette

Fayette County candy stores say public sweet on jelly beans as well as chocolate

By Laura Szepesi 9:01 a.m.
As local candy makers rush to put the finishing touches on chocolate bunnies and other cocoa-based Easter delicacies, around the edges they’re squeezing in millions of the holiday’s tiniest treats: …

Armstrong

Punxsutawney driver gets jail sentence for fatal crash

By Leader Times
A 21-year-old Punxsutawney man charged in 2011 in a one-car crash that killed three teens has been sentenced to 12 to 36 months in Armstrong County Jail on three felony counts of vehicular homicide. Blair Ernest Smith in March pleaded …

Beaver

Industrial accident in Beaver County sends worker to hospital

By Michael Hasch
A worker was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital following an industrial accident Tuesday afternoon in Beaver County. The man was operating a piece of heavy machinery when he was hit in the head by a rock around 4:30 p.m. at …

Butler

Butler County woman dies of injuries from motorcycle accident

By Tribune-Review
A Butler County woman died Monday afternoon of injuries from a motorcycle accident in Mercer County Sunday. Julie Ann Codispot, 46, of Butler was pronounced dead at 12:24 p.m. at UPMC Presbyterian, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office. …

Indiana

IUP students study by day, man fire station at night

By Mary Pickels
When a call comes in to the Indiana Fire Association’s White Township substation after midnight, four firefighters spring from their second-floor beds, slide down a pole into the truck bay, …

Somerset

Police accuse Somerset man of choking mother

By Tribune-Review
A Somerset County man grabbed his mother around the throat and choked her after they argued about him selling his television for marijuana, state police at Somerset said. “‘How’s it feel to die?” Joel Lepley, 20, of Boswell, said several …

Washington

Judge dismisses Washington County concealed-carry lawsuit

By Tribune-Review
Neither a Houston man nor Washington County Sheriff Samuel Romano followed proper procedures in a dispute over the man’s application for a permit to carry a concealed firearm, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in dismissing the case. Gary P. Fender …

Education

Moon school hiring under fire

By Tory N. Parrish
Two Moon Area School Board members are unhappy with the hiring process used to select the chief financial officer/chief operating officer, who used to work in the same Virginia school district as Moon Area’s superintendent. The board voted 8-1 on …

Pennsylvania

Defense lawyers in turnpike case invoke ‘Kane Doctrine’ on quid pro quo

By Brad Bumsted 7:28 a.m.
HARRISBURG — Defense lawyers in a turnpike corruption case on Tuesday tried to turn Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s reason for aborting a legislative corruption probe against her. The defense attorneys …

Photo Gallery

Tuesday - April 15, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Hospital trauma workers heroic, too, in treating school stabbing victims
In the minutes after victims of savage stabbings at Franklin Regional Senior High School arrived at Forbes Hospital, doctors and nurses came upon a daunting …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Supreme Court voids overall contribution limits to political candidates
Citing a right to participate in democracy, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down limits in federal law on aggregate campaign contributions that individual donors …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Dancer’s comeback made step by step
Nia Frazier will return to The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh on Wednesday not as a patient, but as a performer. Nia, 12, and four other …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Test for preparers not so taxing
If you fret enough about your income taxes that you pay someone else to do them for you, this isn’t what you want to read. …

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Obituaries

Prominent surgeon never forgot roots

By Bill Zlatos
Sometimes when Dr. John C. Gaisford went out to eat, a waiter, restaurant owner or patron would go up to him and gratefully show off the incision where he operated …