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Operating loss widens at Highmark parent

By Alex Nixon 9:31 p.m.
Highmark Health’s operating loss expanded last year as the company failed to turn profits from either its health insurance business or hospital and doctor network in a highly competitive market in Western Pennsylvania. The nonprofit, formed in 2013 as the parent of health insurer Highmark Inc. and hospital system Allegheny …

Jury sides with Heinz in court battle over ‘Dip & Squeeze’ ketchup packet

By Brian Bowling 9:31 p.m.
A Michigan man presented H.J. Heinz Co. with novel ideas on developing a single-serve ketchup package, but the Downtown-based company didn’t use them in developing its “Dip & Squeeze” package, a federal …

Former Pittsburgh teacher to stand trial on felony charge involving student

By Tony Raap 10:54 p.m.
A former Pittsburgh Public Schools teacher will stand trial on a charge that she urged one of her students to run away with her. Geraldine Alcorn, 29, of Lawrenceville is accused of …


Former Pittsburgh teacher to stand trial on felony charge involving student

By Tony Raap 10:54 p.m.
A former Pittsburgh Public Schools teacher will stand trial on a charge that she urged one of her students to run away with her. Geraldine Alcorn, 29, of Lawrenceville is …


Groundbreaking marks Rayburn company’s faith in Armstrong County

By Brad Pedersen
A groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of CWM Environmental’s headquarters will take place at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the West Hills Industrial Park in East Franklin. CWM purchased the 5.2-acre parcel on Park View Drive for $112,500 in September. The …


Merged Beaver County congregation benefits from sharing resources

By Karen Kadilak 9:01 p.m.
About 300 people are expected for a service Sunday in the Central Valley High School auditorium, celebrating the merger of two Beaver County churches. City Reach Church Central Valley will mark its grand reopening on Easter. The church formed in …


Worker trapped in trench collapse in Butler County is freed

By Bill Vidonic
The construction company involved in a trench collapse Tuesday that injured a man in Butler County had been cited twice by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 2013 safety …


350-pound black bear briefly stuck between Uniontown buildings is tranquilized, relocated

By Liz Zemba
A 350-pound black bear was briefly stuck between two buildings in Uniontown late Monday before it was captured and removed, according to city police. Tyrone Washington said he was preparing …


Possible child luring investigated in Indiana County

By Tribune-Review
State police at Indiana are looking for a suspect in a possible child luring this week. The man, described as being in his 50s with a medium to heavy build and driving an orange pickup truck, asked a 10-year-old girl …


Somerset County man McLeod accused of sexually assaulting teen suffers beating

By Tribune-Review
A 24-year-old Windber man accused of sexually assaulting a young Somerset County teenager was beaten Saturday by a relative of the alleged victim, according to state police in Somerset. Adam M. McLeod, formerly of Fennville, Mich., is charged with statutory …


Washington County sex offender gets 25 to 50 years in plea deal with Mon Valley victims

By Patrick Cloonan
A convicted sex offender from Washington County has pleaded guilty to sex-related charges involving six boys, including youngsters from Elizabeth, Port Vue and Baldwin. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. …


Authorities release name of Greensburg man who jumped off overpass onto Route 30

By Paul Peirce 10:42 p.m.
A tragedy that played out in public on Tuesday when a man took his life by jumping off an overpass onto a tractor-trailer on Route 30 in Hempfield put the spotlight on an alarming and growing problem in Westmoreland County, ...


Mon Valley schools honored for commitment to music education

By Patrick Cloonan
A commitment to music can be heard from the stage of East Allegheny’s Logan Middle School. “Ready?” East Allegheny orchestra director Stephen Ehrlich asks 35 string musicians as he holds …


Montgomery County District Attorney Ferman to review grand jury report on state Attorney General Kane

By Brad Bumsted 10:45 p.m.
HARRISBURG — Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman is under political pressure as she decides whether to charge Attorney General Kathleen Kane with crimes recommended by a statewide grand …

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Wednesday - Aprii 1, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Hospice about caring, not curing
The word “hospice” scares people to the point that Dr. Bob Arnold doesn’t use it when talking to patients and their families. “You think it …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Poll shows Clinton slipping in trustworthiness among voters
Hillary Clinton’s email scandal has hurt her public image and trustworthiness in three presidential election swing states, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Memorial, notes of sympathy for lost eaglets goes beyond overkill
Eagles have abominable reading skills. They are majestic birds of prey whose elegance in flight can have an almost hypnotic effect on observers. But they …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: What to do with a $2,000 plaque honoring Ravenstahl? 10:42 p.m.
Pittsburgh City Council this week approved a policy for naming city facilities or property after individuals. This is good, because apparently the previous policy was …

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EMT, counselor spread joy through puppetry

By Craig Smith
Seth Sadock’s mission in life was to put smiles on the faces of those around him. “That’s what Seth did,” said his brother, Jonathan Sadock, 57, of Philadelphia. “If he …