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New Florence man charged with killing police officer

By Paul Peirce 10:39 p.m.
As police Officer Lloyd Reed Jr. lay on the ground mortally wounded in the darkness outside a New Florence house, he managed to make a distress call over his radio. He had been shot, he said, and the man who fired a rifle at him was on the run. “Officer …

State Supreme Court: Highmark Medicare Advantage members to retain in-network access to UPMC

By Wes Venteicher 10:39 p.m.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday preserving in-network access to UPMC hospitals and doctors for 182,000 Western Pennsylvania seniors with Highmark Inc.’s Medicare Advantage health insurance plans until 2019. The …

Kane to announce plans for next chapter in porn email saga

By The Associated Press 10:41 p.m.
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s attorney general is about to announce who’ll lead a new effort to investigate pornography and other lewd emails exchanged among prosecutors, judges and others inside government. A spokesman for Attorney General Kathleen Kane said she’ll name a …


Wilkinsburg mom pleads guilty to child endangerment, will testify against boyfriend

By Matthew Santoni 9:16 p.m.
Sheena Alston dabbed a tissue at her downcast eyes as Deputy District Attorney Jennifer DiGiovanni read aloud how Alston’s 5-week-old daughter, Sage, died with Lincoln Levys’ fingernail marks dug into …


Holiday spirit shines in Ford City

By Julie E. Martin
Gray skies and the threat of rain could not dampen spirits at Ford City’s annual holiday light-up night event. Officially known as Ford City’s Fantasy of Lights Celebration, the daylong …


Victim in ATV crash in Beaver County identified

By Staff Wire Reports
The Beaver County Coroner’s Office on Saturday identified a man who drowned after crashing his all-terrain vehicle into a pond. Robert Wright, 60, lost control of his ATV on Bessor Road near Fombell behind the Zelienople Municipal Airport shortly after …


Appeals court upholds sentence of man convicted of fatal shooting outside ‘The O’

By Tribune-Review
The Pennsylvania Superior Court upheld a five- to 15-year manslaughter sentence for the Lincoln-Lemington man who shot and killed a former Slippery Rock football player outside the Original Hot Dog Shop in Oakland in the summer of 2013. Isiah Joshua …


Korean exhibit to go on display

By Karl Polacek
The Connellsville Canteen is preparing an exhibit, “Korea – A Divided Land,” which will be ready for public viewing in December, and one person helping with the exhibit is a …


Indiana County school employee allegedly showed 2 students an inappropriate photo

By Tribune-Review
State police are investigating a staff member at Marion Center High School who apparently allowed two students to view an inappropriate photo, according to a news release. Police said the student victims are a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy. …


Alpine touring skiing movement faces uphill climb in Western Pa.

By Aaron Aupperlee
Skiing uphill might not make sense to the uninitiated at first. People opt to fight gravity and slipping to trudge uphill when chairlifts whisk other skiers and snowboarders to the …


Absenteeism high on first day back after Peters Township teacher strike

By Tom Fontaine
More than 1,700 students in  Peters Township School District — 42 percent of the enrollment — missed school Friday, the first day of classes since a 21-day strike by teachers, counselors and nurses, a spokeswoman said. “We anticipated attendance would …


New Florence man charged with killing police officer

By Paul Peirce 10:39 p.m.
As police Officer Lloyd Reed Jr. lay on the ground mortally wounded in the darkness outside a New Florence house, he managed to make a …


North Allegheny 7th best school in national ranking, moves up 2 spots

By Tony LaRussa
North Allegheny School District made the top 10 list for the best schools in the country for the second consecutive year in the Niche K-12 National Rankings, which was originally known as College Prowler. The distinction of best district belongs …


Cheyney University’s accreditation in jeopardy over financial woes

By Elizabeth Behrman 9:16 p.m.
A regional accreditation body has placed Cheyney University of Pennsylvania on probation because there is “insufficient evidence” that the school has the institutional resources to meet accreditation standards. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, based in Philadelphia, placed the …

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Monday - Nov. 30, 2015

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: To pay or not to pay: Hospital’s bill for procedure or insurer’s rate? 9:06 p.m.
Every five years, George Pallis gets a battery for the defibrillator that helps his heart beat. Time to change the batteries, his doctor told him …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
The gender card is a loser for Democrats
Last week Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat and an eager Hillary Clinton surrogate, opened a new front against men — it’s difficult to categorize …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Group on the WATCH for killer toys finds danger in every playtime
Beware the life-threatening fake excrement. You’d think the only threat a gag gift designed to provoke gags of revulsion would pose would be to good …

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Steel executive guided work on iconic structures

By Aaron Aupperlee
The work of Clement Mathews can be seen in the skylines of cities and the corridors of art museums. But he wasn’t an architect or painter. Mr. Mathews managed steel …