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Most back Holy Family’s plan to house children who crossed border

By Tom Fontaine
Holy Family Institute CEO Sister Linda Yankoski is choosing children over politics in dealing with the deluge of children illegally entering the United States. “I just know right now there are children sleeping on the floor, and I have a bed,” Yankoski said on Tuesday night at a meeting on …

Peduto says city dropped UPMC lawsuit to help nonprofit payment talks

By Bob Bauder
Pittsburgh cleared a major roadblock to negotiating yearly contributions from nonprofits by dropping a lawsuit against UPMC, but it also shed what promised to be costly, time-consuming litigation, experts said. Mayor Bill Peduto on Tuesday said the city took a …

Giant Eagle provides assistance to fight proposed Wal-Mart in McCandless

By Tory N. Parrish
McCandless Council’s approval of a Wal-Mart supercenter could be the start of a lengthy fight that has drawn in a competing grocery retailer. Giant Eagle “views with concern the potential adverse impact” on traffic that the store would have in …


Coal, union rallies dot Pittsburgh landscape this week

By Melissa Daniels 12:52 p.m.
Thousands of protesters are poised to fill the streets of Pittsburgh in coming days, including health care workers marching through Downtown Wednesday afternoon and coal miners from across the country rallying Thursday. A 4:30 p.m. Wednesday protest by UPMC workers …


YouTube campaign by Latrobe 4-year-old aids Alzheimer’s Association

By Craig Smith
It seems that these days, YouTube is chock full of cute kids performing all kinds of spontaneous and adorable acts. But 4-year-old Lilly Myers of …


Connellsville area poverty simulation opens people’s eyes

By Mark Hofmann 11:53 a.m.
Nearly 20 people involved in the mission to care for those less fortunate and also a couple of local leaders had the chance to experience what it felt like to …


Rayburn businessman honored for charitable work

By Brad Pedersen
A Rayburn business owner is being recognized on Thursday as a small business hero for his charitable efforts. Walter Aguirre, owner of the L.A. Taco truck, will receive the 2014 …


Volkswagen crashes through convenience store in Aliquippa

By Bobby Kerlik
A woman crashed a Volkswagen Passat through the front of a Circle K store Tuesday in Aliquippa, police said. The woman crashed through the front of the store about 1:45 p.m., finally stopping near where the cashiers stand, Aliquippa police …


Butler Co. Community College receives $1 million gift for library renovation, expansion

By Rick Wills
Robert Heaton likes that most students can get to Butler County Community College by bus. The Butler native and real estate developer says he does not want smart and hardworking …


Police charge Indiana County man with killing pet cat

By Tribune-Review
An East Wheatfield man has been charged with animal cruelty for fatally shooting his pet cat, police said. Scott Allen Benshoff, 55, discovered that his cat urinated on his bed on July 20, according to state police at Indiana. Benshoff …


Woman, teenager charged after iPad theft, resale in Confluence

By Tribune-Review
State police at Somerset allege that a woman sold an iPad to another woman in Confluence even though she knew that a teenage boy stole it. The juvenile, whose name was not released, allegedly stole an Apple iPad from a …


IceoPlex owner indicted, accused of avoiding $1M in payroll taxes

By Brian Bowling
The owner of IceoPlex at Southpointe in Washington County dodged paying more than $1 million in payroll taxes between 2008 and 2011, federal prosecutors say. A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Steven J. Lynch, 59, of Squirrel Hill on …


Pittsburgh schools’ teacher evaluations approved

By Bill Zlatos
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has approved Pittsburgh Public Schools’ system for evaluating teachers for the next three years, district officials announced Tuesday. The district implemented the new system five years ago in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers …


Pennsylvania sued by U.S. over police fitness tests

By The Associated Press
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The federal government sued Pennsylvania on Tuesday over physical fitness tests given to applicants for state trooper positions, seeking a stop to a practice that it said illegally discriminates against women. The Justice Department’s 10-page lawsuit was …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Allegheny Health Network’s first year shows promising direction
The adorable Prince George of Cambridge isn’t the only one celebrating a first birthday this month. Far removed from the British royalty, Pittsburgh’s Allegheny Health …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Shot-down Malaysian airliner ‘is terrible blow,’ British envoy tells Trib
WASHINGTON — If Russia supplied missiles to separatists to shoot down a Malaysian Airlines passenger plane carrying 298 people, “the Russians have a substantial number …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: This dress is a steal
It’s a fashion statement. It’s a security breach. It’s a password dress. It’s a dress containing many of weakest passwords imaginable, ones that never should …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Stone wall up in South Fayette
When it comes to the details of expanding school buildings, most of us are novices. But when it’s happening in your school district, you’d likely …

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Attorney had broad range of private, public clients

By Megan Henney
Regan Nerone believed in ethics and morality, and, for him, his work in law was all about helping others. “Rather than trying to find loopholes in the law, he adhered …