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Change in kidney allocation rules should help patients

By Luis Fábregas  and Andrew Conte
This story is the second in a two-part series. At the end of nearly every dialysis treatment, Ursula Bode panics. Her body shakes, her eyes tear up, her blood pressure shoots up. She desperately wants out of the recliner where, for three hours, she’s hooked to a machine that cleans …

Gov. Corbett’s re-election campaign ‘unflappable’ amid challenges, criticism

By Tom Fontaine
Gov. Tom Corbett is under fire from all directions. Four Democrats seeking the party’s nod to run against Corbett in November are laying waste to his first-term record. Bob Guzzardi, a Republican …

Population expansion in Western Pennsylvania hinges on immigrants

By Brian Bowling
Western Pennsylvania’s population growth for the next several years will be from moving vans rather than the stork, experts say. The region’s natural population  decline, represented by funerals outpacing baby showers every …

Allegheny

Population expansion in Western Pennsylvania hinges on immigrants

By Brian Bowling
Western Pennsylvania’s population growth for the next several years will be from moving vans rather than the stork, experts say. The region’s natural population  decline, represented by funerals outpacing baby …

Westmoreland

Attorney wants lesser term for woman in Greensburg torture death

By Rich Cholodofsky
The attorney for Angela Marinucci, one of six people convicted in the 2010 torture slaying of a mentally challenged woman in a Greensburg apartment, said …

Fayette

Smithfield man shot after fleeing traffic stop

By Tribune-Review
A Smithfield man was injured early Sunday morning when he was hit by gunshots fired by Uniontown police officers as his sport utility vehicle sped toward them, state police at Uniontown said. The suspect, who was treated at Ruby Memorial …

Armstrong

Manorville man gives children gift of fishing

By Julie Martin
Dale Ortmann is hooked on sharing his love of fishing with children in and around Armstrong County. The 39-year-old Manorville resident started giving away fishing rods about a year ago. …

Beaver

Man dead in Beaver County brush fire

By Bill Vidonic
A Beaver County man apparently succumbed to smoke and flames from burning foliage on Sunday afternoon in one of several brush fires crews handled across Western Pennsylvania. “This is truly …

Butler

$25M in road construction planned for Butler County

By Bill Vidonic
Franklin Supervisors Chairman Herman Bauer is concerned that roadwork on Route 422 this summer will affect traffic for July’s Big Butler Fair, but he’s not complaining that this major artery …

Indiana

Suspect jailed in Indiana kidnap attempt

By Tribune-Review
A man was jailed in Indiana for allegedly attempting to kidnap a woman early Saturday morning while she was walking in downtown Indiana, police said. The suspect, Catalino Hernandez Vijil, was placed in the Indiana County Jail Saturday, pending arraignment …

Somerset

Police accuse Somerset man of choking mother

By Tribune-Review
A Somerset County man grabbed his mother around the throat and choked her after they argued about him selling his television for marijuana, state police at Somerset said. “‘How’s it feel to die?” Joel Lepley, 20, of Boswell, said several …

Washington

DEP investigating drilling wastewater leak in Washington County

By Jason Cato
Salts from fracking water that seeped into the ground at a Range Resources facility in Washington County will land the energy company a violation notice and possibly a fine, the Department of Environmental Protection said on Friday. “We, of course, …

Education

Catholic learning sessions to start in Pittsburgh

By Megan Harris
The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh expects 6,000 educators in town this week for the 2014 National Catholic Educational Association convention. Washington Archbishop Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who grew up in Mt. Washington and was bishop here from 1988 to 2006, will …

Pennsylvania

Gov. Corbett’s re-election campaign ‘unflappable’ amid challenges, criticism

By Tom Fontaine
Gov. Tom Corbett is under fire from all directions. Four Democrats seeking the party’s nod to run against Corbett in November are laying waste to his first-term record. Bob Guzzardi, …

Photo Gallery

Saturday - April 19, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Decision on insurers a bum deal for Allegheny County employees
Pity Allegheny County employees. Just like that, their access to UPMC hospitals will come with a higher price come the end of the year. So …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Supreme Court voids overall contribution limits to political candidates
Citing a right to participate in democracy, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down limits in federal law on aggregate campaign contributions that individual donors …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
State officials on webcamera would be a site to see
The enthrallment over the eagles eventually will subside. What does the state game commission do then? Since December, the commission and PixController Inc. of Murrysville …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: There’s always a next time, Leetsdale
It’s not every day the president and the vice president of the United States make plans to visit your small Western Pennsylvania borough. It’s also …

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Obituaries

Musician lived for family, Croatian heritage

By Bill Zlatos
An inductee into the hall of fame of the Tamburitza Association of America, Billy Cvetnic once received an unwanted assist from a waitress. He was getting ready to hit the …