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American to halt 2 direct routes from Pittsburgh International

By Melissa Daniels 1:05 a.m.
American Airlines will suspend direct flights from Pittsburgh International Airport to Hartford and St. Louis in November, a ripple effect from a national pilot shortage and a setback to Pittsburgh’s efforts to expand flights and destinations. American’s flights from Pittsburgh to Bradley International Airport in Hartford will end Nov. 4, …

Police: Suspect in death of Fineview toddler changed his statements

By Megan Guza
Harrison Marshman Jr. changed his statement about how his girlfriend’s toddler son was fatally shot during the hours afterward, Pittsburgh police said. His family and friends say regardless of how it happened, …

Asking price for Penguins franchise said to be at a record $750M

By Jonathan Bombulie and Tom Fontaine
The Penguins are asking for a record $750 million for the franchise but might accept less if a potential buyer is willing to forgo development rights on the old Civic Arena site, …

Allegheny

Accreditation drive part of agency revamp, Allegheny County Health Department director says

By Aaron Aupperlee
The Allegheny County Health Department has applied to a nonprofit board for accreditation, Director Karen Hacker announced Wednesday, a process that has steered changes at the department since she took over two years ago. The accreditation process has reorganized the …

Armstrong

Spontaneous street celebrations marked WWII’s end 70 years ago

By Chris Togneri
Everyone everywhere was dancing in the streets — sharing in the victory and relief at the war’s end in 1945. John Hufhand at his parent’s home in Manorville wasn’t going …

Beaver

Court upholds murder conviction of former Bridgewater councilman

By Adam Brandolph
The state Superior Court on Monday upheld the sentence and third-degree murder conviction of a former Bridgewater councilman who killed a woman in 1979. Gregory Scott Hopkins, 68, is serving eight to 16 years in prison for the death of …

Butler

Construction of new Butler VA planned to kick off this week

By Rick Wills
The developer behind a proposed $100-million VA health care facility in Center, Butler County, plans to start work this week. Cambridge Healthcare Solutions PA is proceeding with construction days after it purchased a 46-acre site on North Duffy Road. Cambridge …

Fayette

Uniontown first responders use antidote to revive man who overdosed on heroin

By Joe Napsha
An unconscious Masontown man who overdosed on heroin was revived Tuesday afternoon in the Uniontown police station parking lot by emergency medical responders who administered an opiate antidote, city police said. Kyle Matthew Pokorny, 31, of North Washington Avenue was …

Indiana

Indiana County coroner: Death of 19-year-old student found on IUP campus not suspicious

By Tribune-Review
The body of a 19-year-old Indiana University of Pennsylvania student from Cambria County was found early Tuesday morning on a street on the IUP campus, according to the Indiana County coroner. Devin Michael Lecomte of Ashville, was discovered lying on …

Somerset

Fourth youth implicates Somerset priest in sexual abuse, prosecutors claim

By Liz Zemba
Federal prosecutors have identified a fourth minor whom they contend a Somerset County priest attempted to photograph in the nude when he traveled to Central and South America, allegedly to …

Washington

Washington County man killed in tractor accident

By Tribune-Review
A Washington County man died Tuesday when he lost control of his tractor and rolled over several times on a hill, the county coroner said. James McDade, 55, of Amwell lost control of his tractor about 10:45 a.m. while traveling …

Westmoreland

4-year-old transplant recipient Angelo Giorno from Derry on life support, family says

By Ben Schmitt
Angelo Giorno, the 4-year-old Derry boy whose intestinal transplant made headlines throughout the summer, is on life support at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, his family ...

Education

Imagine Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship wins appeal to expand, accept more students

By Kelsey Shea
An appeal granted by the state will let a Penn Hills charter school expand into a new space and accept more students, a move the district opposed because of concerns about the school and its financial impact on the district. …

Pennsylvania

Wolf nominates former revenue colleague to Pennsylvania Turnpike post

By Melissa Daniels 1:52 a.m.
Gov. Tom Wolf appointed a former colleague to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission on Wednesday. Barry Drew served as the Deputy Secretary of Administration at the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue from 1995 until 2011, under governors of both parties. His employment …

Photo Gallery

Wednesday - Sept. 2, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
FDA’s revised serving sizes on nutrition labels might backfire as endorsement
Every time I reach for the tub of vanilla ice cream in the freezer, I tell myself it’s only 150 calories. That’s what the label …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Casey, Coons become 32nd, 33rd senators to back nuclear deal with Iran
President Obama on Tuesday secured key Democratic votes for his nuclear deal with Iran from U.S. senators in Pennsylvania and Delaware, bringing him within one …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Harrisburg’s ongoing dramas reminiscent of high school hijinks
At Pennsylvania High, the school year got off to a disturbing start. The troubles began early on the first day of classes. They occurred even …

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Obituaries

State trooper one of many hats for Mason from Greensburg

By Mary Pickels
James Ernette encouraged family members to get involved in the printing business he founded, and he mentored them along the way. After retiring, he helped his daughter, the company’s new …