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‘Action’ against AG Kane sent to Supreme Court, sources say

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — The board that disciplines Pennsylvania lawyers notified Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Friday that an action against her was sent to the state Supreme Court and she has 10 days to respond, sources told the Tribune-Review. That action wasn’t defined, but the court has the power to suspend …

Mylan shareholders approve $34 billion hostile takeover bid for Perrigo

By Chris Fleisher
Mylan NV has the backing of its shareholders but will encounter a bigger challenge as it pushes on with a $34 billion hostile takeover attempt of Irish drugmaker Perrigo Co. Mylan, headquartered in the Netherlands but managed from offices in …

Pittsburgh Zoo rejects group’s elephant safety procedures

By Bob Bauder
Elephants at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium follow Willie Theison around like puppies. Theison, the zoo’s elephant program manager, says the animals know him and trust him. He built that bond …

Allegheny

Historic WWII-era landing ship tank docking at Heinz Field

By Rex Rutkoski
One of the “Ships That Won World War II” will sail into Pittsburgh on Sept. 1, celebrating its historic connection to the region with public tours from Sept. 2 to …

Armstrong

State agents arrest Ford City man on child porn charges

By Brigid Beatty
A 44-year-old Ford City man was arrested on child pornography charges Thursday morning by agents from the state Attorney General’s Office. Shawn Eugene Kunkle was arrested after agents searched his …

Beaver

Two people shot in Beaver Falls

By Michael Hasch
Two people were shot and wounded Thursday night in Beaver Falls, county emergency dispatchers said. Police and paramedics were called at 8:35 p.m. for the report of two people shot along Fourth Avenue, dispatchers said. Both victims were taken, to …

Butler

Butler County man charged for allegedly stealing from mother’s estate

By Tony Raap
A Butler County man is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from his mother’s estate in Allegheny County. James M. Porro, 43, of Mars was arraigned Thursday on …

Fayette

Mount St. Macrina hosting annual pilgrimage

By Emma Jene Lelik
For the 81st year the annual Labor Day weekend pilgrimage at Mount St. Macrina will offer pilgrims opportunities to attend Divine Liturgy, Matins, Vespers, the sacrament of Reconciliation (confession), healing …

Indiana

Indiana County man given up to 3 years for DUI crash

By Paul Peirce
An Indiana County man was sentenced Friday to serve up to three years in a state prison for a DUI accident  Jan. 15 when he struck an elderly Blairsville woman …

Somerset

Coroner identifies man killed in Somerset County crash

By Tony Raap
A coroner has identified a man killed in a crash early Sunday in Somerset County. Harry Keen’s vehicle overturned and struck a traffic sign and utility pole at 12:45 a.m. on Water Level Road in Milford Township, state police and …

Washington

Deadly heroin was laced with fentanyl, district attorney says

By Jason Cato
Lab tests confirmed that at least some heroin that caused deadly and dangerous overdoses this month in Washington County was spiked with fentanyl, District Attorney Gene Vittone said. Federal investigators helping with the investigation into nearly 30 overdoses, including three …

Westmoreland

Ligonier Township equine facility breaks ground

By Nicole Chynoweth
Catherine Markosky of Ligonier was initially a skeptic of hippotherapy, a form of therapy that uses horseback riding to nurture people with temporary or permanent ...

Education

McKeesport Area schools to provide outreach activities

By Michael DiVittorio
McKeesport Area School District staffers will have more of community presence this academic year. Community Connection Workshops are scheduled in February, March and April, when staffers will share their expertise …

Pennsylvania

‘Action’ against AG Kane sent to Supreme Court, sources say

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — The board that disciplines Pennsylvania lawyers notified Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Friday that an action against her was sent to the state Supreme Court and she has …

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Friday - Aug. 28, 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
Clinton: Women ‘expect’ extremism from terrorists, not GOP candidates
CLEVELAND — Republican presidential candidates who espouse “out-of-date, out-of-touch policies” are somewhat like terrorists who hold extreme views about women, Hillary Clinton told hundreds of …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Vick haters’ Facebook bark much worse than their protest’s bite
That was a protest? It’s no stretch to suggest Steve Courson would be aghast over Michael Vick’s arrival in Pittsburgh. But he probably would be …

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Obituaries

Talented woodworker formerly of Mt. Pleasant built desk for Reagan

By Craig Smith
The woodworking artistry of James Myers was displayed at the White House in a desk he built for then-President Ronald Reagan and in the cabinets he made for the home …