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CMU, Pittsburgh’s Surtrac program aims to ease traffic congestion

By Melissa Daniels
About four years ago, the Penn Circle area became a test bed for the sensors, antennas and wirelessly connective traffic signals in development at Steve Smith’s lab at Carnegie Mellon University. “Each intersection watches its traffic,” said Smith, who heads the Intelligent Coordination and Logistics Laboratory, “and essentially, in real …

Cops: Man shoots 11-year-old with BB gun in McKeesport; boy critical

By Carl Prine  and Katelyn Ferral
An 11-year-old boy fought for his life Monday in Children’s Hospital, a tiny BB pellet lodged in his heart, which police said was payback from a man who accused the youngster of …

Westmoreland Veterans’ Monument unveiled, rededicated in Greensburg

By Mary Pickels 2:10 a.m.
From a bucket truck hovering over Greensburg’s Courthouse Square, Westmoreland County Commissioner Charles Anderson unveiled the Westmoreland Veterans’ Monument during a rededication ceremony Monday. To cheers and applause, he reached out to …

Allegheny

Cops: Man shoots 11-year-old with BB gun in McKeesport; boy critical

By Carl Prine  and Katelyn Ferral
An 11-year-old boy fought for his life Monday in Children’s Hospital, a tiny BB pellet lodged in his heart, which police said was payback from a man who accused the …

Armstrong

War memories remain strong for 94-year-old Manorville veteran

By Brad Pedersen
Every day is like Memorial Day for Kittanning Township resident Stanley Reed. Because of his age, the 94-year-old Army Air Force veteran no longer takes trips to visit the surviving …

Beaver

Wrong-way driver causes head-on crash in Center

By Tribune-Review
A Rochester man drove the wrong way on the interstate in Beaver County early Monday, triggering a head-on collision that sent him and two other people to the hospital, Pennsylvania State Police say. Troopers continue to investigate the 1:28 a.m. …

Butler

Zelienople prepares for 175th anniversary

By Bill Vidonic
There’s no place that offers a better sense of community and history than Zelienople for Scott Cooper. “I don’t think I’d rather live anywhere else,” Cooper, 45, said. “It’s very …

Fayette

Fayette County area graduates gather for Golden Reunion

By Mark Hofmann
It was a day of memories. The fourth annual Golden Reunion was held Monday at East Park. Those who  attended graduated from Connellsville, Dunbar and Geibel high schools. As they …

Indiana

State police cite ‘Breaking Amish’ star

By Tribune-Review
A reality TV star was handed a dose of reality Saturday, state police at Indiana said. Jeremiah H. Raber, 35, who appeared in the show “Breaking Amish,” was cited for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after a vehicle in which …

Somerset

Trooper fatally shoots burglary suspect inside Somerset Twp. grocery store

By Paul Peirce
State troopers who went into a Somerset County grocery store to check an alarm in the early-morning darkness Friday shot and killed a burglar when he refused to drop a …

Washington

Memorial Day service in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies still growing

By Rick Wills
For nearly each of the past 70 years, Milton Saniga has attended a Memorial Day ceremony. “It was a beautiful observance, a perfect day. There are more and more people …

Westmoreland

Westmoreland Veterans’ Monument unveiled, rededicated in Greensburg

By Mary Pickels 2:10 a.m.
From a bucket truck hovering over Greensburg’s Courthouse Square, Westmoreland County Commissioner Charles Anderson unveiled the Westmoreland Veterans’ Monument during a rededication ceremony Monday. To cheers ...

Education

U.S. Steel gives $60,000 to scholarship program to help Mon-Yough area schools

By Patrick Cloonan
Five Mon-Yough area parochial schools will benefit from $60,000 that U.S. Steel donated to the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit program conducted by Bridge Educational Foundation. “This program has the ability …

Pennsylvania

Posthumous election wins have happened in Western Pa., nation

By Aaron Aupperlee
This week wasn’t the first time voters in the region handed a victory to a candidate who died before Election Day. Barbara Daly Danko, a Democratic Allegheny County councilwoman from …

Photo Gallery

Monday - May 25, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Watchful attorney general denies UPMC a chance to assist Jameson, a community in need
Allow me to tell you an unusual story about UPMC that no one is talking about. You know how UPMC seems to be everywhere and …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Unquestionable courage & sacrifice
ARLINGTON, Va. The perfect symmetry of alabaster headstones, majestically holding formation along this national cemetery’s pastoral hills, reminds you that our soldiers are sentinels guarding …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Soldiers & Sailors pushes for monument honoring modern-day veterans
Two soldiers on the lookout, ever vigilant. That’s the scene Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum eventually hopes to bring to its Oakland front …

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Obituaries

‘Voice of Pittsburgh’ was proud of Mon Valley roots

By Carl Prine
Kathy J. Kerestes, a pioneering broadcaster known to her audiences as “Mon Valley Minnie” and “The Voice of Pittsburgh,” died Saturday, May 23, 2015, in UPMC Presbyterian in Oakland after …