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Philly’s new vibrancy lures crowds

By Salena Zito 12:27 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA — Only a year old, in this birthplace of American democracy,  Independence Beer Garden is a landscaped oasis in a once-stark cement portico. It draws tourists and Philadelphians, young people and families, some who play shuffleboard, bocce and oversized Jenga; others simply breathe in the savory barbecue scent from …

State-owned universities spend millions in race to snare students

By Debra Erdley 12:27 p.m.
Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities spend millions of dollars in the race to fill desks and dorm rooms as private and public universities compete for a shrinking pool of high school graduates. The …

No boat races, so regatta-goers find something else to do

By Natasha Lindstrom 12:27 p.m.
More than 100,000 people flocked to Downtown and the North Shore for the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta’s Fourth of July celebration Saturday despite the last-minute cancellation of the boat races, organizers …

Allegheny

No boat races, so regatta-goers find something else to do

By Natasha Lindstrom 12:27 p.m.
More than 100,000 people flocked to Downtown and the North Shore for the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta’s Fourth of July celebration Saturday despite the last-minute cancellation of the boat …

Armstrong

Apollo Independence Day celebration salutes those who sacrificed

By Liz Hayes
The Apollo Salute to the Armed Forces on Saturday was an acknowledgment of the price paid that allowed Americans to celebrate Independence Day. After the cornhole tournament and before the …

Beaver

Beaver County woman finds man crouching in her bathroom, stabs him with sword

By Megan Guza
Police in Beaver County are looking for a man, recently released from a Florida prison, they say repeatedly raped his girlfriend, broke into several homes trying to hide and attacked another woman, who stabbed him with a sword. The incidents …

Butler

Butler County continues to experience population growth

By Rick Wills
Before Crystal Yost moved to Butler County from Illinois three years ago, she and her husband considered living in Wexford. “We liked the school system there. It is a bit …

Fayette

Artist of the month from Chalk Hill goes back to nature

By Karl Polacek
“I’ve been painting all my life, really,” said Connie Shoaf, 75, of Chalk Hill. Shoaf is the Fayette County Courthouse Law Library Artist of the Month for July. Shoaf said …

Indiana

Jim Caviezel to be honored by Jimmy Stewart Museum

By The Associated Press
Jim Caviezel is being honored by the Indiana, Pa., museum dedicated to actor Jimmy Stewart. Caviezel stars in the TV series “Person of Interest” and became widely known for his role in the movie “The Passion of the Christ.” He …

Somerset

2 from Western Pennsylvania charged with insurance fraud

By Tribune-Review
Two Western Pennsylvania men are among 20 people charged statewide with insurance fraud by agents from the state Attorney General’s office. John Anthony Lowry, 31, of Connellsville, is charged with one count each of workers compensation fraud and theft by …

Washington

California woman’s tale of Army Reserve service told in Sen. McCain’s book

By Mary Pickels
When Mary Rhoads joined the Army Reserve as a Canon-McMillan High School junior, some of her friends jokingly called her “Combat Mama.” Because she had weekend drills, she sometimes wore …

Westmoreland

Court attire can have impact, public defenders say

By Adam Brandolph 12:27 p.m.
When he was acquitted on robbery charges in November, Christopher Clinton not only returned the clothes he wore at trial, but had them dry cleaned. Clinton, ...

Education

Higher school taxes prevail in Western Pennsylvania, Trib finds

By Tory N. Parrish  and Katherine Schaeffer
About half of the school districts in Western Pennsylvania have raised property taxes to balance their budgets, an issue central to the state budget dispute between Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Tom Wolf. A Tribune-Review sampling of 58 school districts …

Pennsylvania

State-owned universities spend millions in race to snare students

By Debra Erdley 12:27 p.m.
Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities spend millions of dollars in the race to fill desks and dorm rooms as private and public universities compete for a shrinking pool of high school …

Photo Gallery

Saturday - July 4, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Rain, rain go away — and give us back our summer expectations
It’s the Fourth of July, and Dave Christopher is still waiting to take a dip in the pool. Instead of swimming, the board president at …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Philly’s new vibrancy lures crowds 12:27 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA — Only a year old, in this birthplace of American democracy,  Independence Beer Garden is a landscaped oasis in a once-stark cement portico. It …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Don’t let the naysayers derail Pittsburgh’s bid for Super Bowl LVII
Levi’s coming to town. It’s not a done deal. But it’s all but official that Pittsburgh will be the site of Super Bowl LVII, or …

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Obituaries

Pilot-businessman constructed, fortified bridges

By Bill Vidonic
Each time steel company owner Thomas A. Greulich traveled near the Route 28 bypass at Harmar, just before the Route 910 exit, he talked about one of the bridges making …