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Ramps to, from Route 65 to I-79 closed after truck strikes overpass

By Jason Cato 3:55 p.m.
Ramps to and from Route 65 to I-79 in Glenfield remain closed after a truck smashed into an overpass bridge. Authorities reported the incident to PennDOT around 6 a.m., an agency spokesman said. A bridge unit is on scene assessing damage. Ramps from 79 North to 65 and from 65 …

Victim of former Pittsburgh police officer settles lawsuit with city

By Brian Bowling 4:10 p.m.
The City of Pittsburgh agreed to settle a civil rights lawsuit by a victim of former police officer Adam Skweres, according to court documents. City Solicitor Lourdes Sanchez Ridge and the woman’s lawyer, Tim O’Brien, declined comment. The Tribune-Review doesn’t …

Turzai calls on Corbett to take on pension reform, liquor store privatization

By Melissa Daniels 4:26 p.m.
House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, R-Marshall, on Friday called on Republican Gov. Tom Corbett to take the lead on public pension reform and other issues. “The House has led from the front,” Turzai said during a news conference at the …

Allegheny

Pittsburgh to appeal judge’s ruling to let police move outside city

By Bob Bauder 4:34 p.m.
Pittsburgh will appeal a judge’s ruling that would permit police officers to live outside city limits, Mayor Bill Peduto’s office said Friday. Tim McNulty, Peduto’s spokesman, said the city solicitor’s office will ask Allegheny County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert …

Westmoreland

Westmoreland County fireman dies after motorcycle crash

By Tribune-Review 4:39 p.m.
A firefighter from Hempfield died after a motorcycle accident in Hempfield Township Thursday afternoon. Joseph Muller, 54, was riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle south on Route 119 at about 2:41 p.m. according to state police. As he approached an intersection, a …

Fayette

Fayette County jury finds man guilty of assault in attack on woman with rock

By Liz Zemba
A West Virginia man accused of hitting a woman in the head with a rock and knocking her unconscious was acquitted of an attempted homicide charge on Thursday, but he was taken to jail when a jury found him guilty …

Armstrong

PennDOT to fix falling road on Route 28 in Boggs

By Brad Pedersen
Next week, state officials will start stabilizing a portion of Route 28 in Boggs that has been collapsing for the past several years. PennDOT engineers blame soft clay and soils …

Beaver

Attorneys begin closing arguments in George David trial

By Bill Vidonic 4:00 p.m.
A jury of seven women and five men began deliberating the case of Beaver county Sheriff George David on Friday. David is charged with simple assault, making terroristic threats and …

Butler

State police investigate Prospect wreck

By Rachel Farkas
State Police are investigating an accident at routes 422 and 528 in Prospect. Police said the accident occurred at 9 a.m. Route 422 had to be closed in both directions, but has since reopened. …

Indiana

Blairsville location among WyoTech campuses for sale

By Jeff Himler
Corinthian Colleges is hoping to sell its WyoTech career college division, including the Blairsville campus, as a unit to a new owner under an agreement with the U.S. Department of …

Somerset

Quecreek mine rescue transforms life of farm owner

By Alicia Mcelhaney
As the 12th anniversary of the Quecreek Mine rescue approaches, the owner of the dairy farm where nine miners were trapped underground for 77 hours shared on Thursday how the …

Washington

Driver killed in crash on I-70 in Washington County

By Tribune-Review 4:09 p.m.
The 71-year-old driver of a sport utility vehicle was killed Friday afternoon in a crash on Interstate 70 in Washington County, the coroner said. The SUV was traveling east on I-70 in South Strabane at 12:15 p.m. when it rolled …

Education

South Fayette denies Trib’s request for information on possible high school expansion

By Tribune-Review
The South Fayette School District on Thursday denied the Tribune-Review’s request for documents pertaining to a possible high school expansion. The request, filed under the state’s open records law, sought cost estimates the school board discussed for expansion options in …

Pennsylvania

Turzai calls on Corbett to take on pension reform, liquor store privatization

By Melissa Daniels 4:26 p.m.
House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, R-Marshall, on Friday called on Republican Gov. Tom Corbett to take the lead on public pension reform and other issues. “The House has led from the front,” Turzai said during a news conference at the …

Photo Gallery

Thursday - July 10, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Scaife’s values will live on
When Hillary Clinton stepped into the Trib’s offices in March 2008, Dick Scaife shook her hand firmly and smiled. I watched in awe because I …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Republican National Committee panel wants Cleveland for 2016 convention
The Republican Party will pick its 2016 presidential nominee in Cleveland, a smart choice for the next national convention, some analysts say. The city of …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Animal kingdom could help Pittsburgh save money
Try to outdo Dr. Dolittle. Some people might think that suggestion to Pittsburgh officials would do little to solve the city’s financial problems. But perhaps …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski

Vanaski: It’s about the mark we leave


This week, I’ve been thinking about how people you don’t know — or barely know — can affect your life in major ways. If it …

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Obituaries

Chef embraced work, hobbies with intensity

By Mary Pickels
Richard Dudas learned to cook as a child, cracking breakfast eggs over a campfire with his father at the family’s cabin in Somerset County. He later graduated from Westmoreland County …