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Western Pa. played role, was transformed by victory in World War II

By Chris Togneri
Everyone everywhere spilled into the streets. Norma Olszewski followed, sharing in the excitement of victory and relief at war’s end. “I was amazed at how many people were there,” recalled Olszewski, 84, of Plum. “People were all over the place, kissing and hugging each other. That stuck in my mind; …

Killings of police officers leave departments on edge

By Megan Guza
The slayings of more than 20 police officers this year — including four in the past nine days — have turned national attention toward the risks of policing and an “us against …

22-month-old boy shot, killed in North Side; stepfather charged

By Michael Hasch 12:03 a.m.
First came the muffled sound of a gunshot, neighbors said, followed closely by anguished screams coming from the Fineview apartment where a little boy lay bleeding to death late Tuesday afternoon from …

Allegheny

Pitt, UPMC’s Children’s Hospital cited as center of excellence in bid to cure HHT

By Ben Schmitt 12:03 a.m.
Two-year-old Charlotte Leskowak tumbles about in her Reserve home, running and turning half somersaults on the living room carpet with a lively laugh. She’s come a long way from Mother’s …

Armstrong

Kittanning fundraiser to help homeless pit bulls

By Brigid Beatty
Pit bulls often get a bad rap, but organizations like Thea’s Promise in Elderton want to change perceptions about the breed and in the process improve the chances for dogs …

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

Connellsville father to plead guilty in stabbing

By Liz Zemba 12:12 a.m.
A Connellsville man accused in a stabbing death is scheduled to plead guilty to charges that include homicide. Robert Daniels Jr., 44, and his son, Robert Daniels III, 19, are …

Indiana

Death of 19-year-old student found on street on IUP campus not suspicious, Indiana County Coroner says

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

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

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

Student violinist,Valley School of Ligonier reach settlement

By Rich Cholodofsky
Lawyers on Tuesday hashed out a settlement in the case of a 10-year-old Indiana County violinist who was kicked out of private school two months after officials confiscated her Swiss army knife during an orchestra concert in May. Attorneys for Abbigail ...

Education

Pittsburgh schools scramble for money amid Pa. budget impasse

By Katelyn Ferral
As the budget debate persists in Harrisburg, school districts in the Pittsburgh region lean on loans and reserves to fund their schools without money from the state. The Sto-Rox School District’s board of directors approved a line of credit Aug. …

Pennsylvania

Casey, Coons become 32nd, 33rd senators to back nuclear deal with Iran

By Salena Zito
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 vote of the 34 he …

Photo Gallery

Tuesday - Sept. 1, 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

Armbridge Army specialist served for 32 years in 3 wars

By Tony Raap 12:01 a.m.
John Salopek was a veteran of three wars, but he rarely talked about his military service. He repaired missile guidance systems and routed top-secret messages to military bases as an …