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Wolf says he’ll work with Legislature to deal with pension woes

By Melissa Daniels
Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf said on Tuesday in Pittsburgh that he’s open to working with the Legislature on pension reform, a major financial issue for Pennsylvania and a burgeoning campaign issue in the governor’s race. “I’m not going to kick the can down the road anymore,” Wolf said of …

Stricter tailgating rules put in place for Aldean show at PNC Park

By Bob Bauder
Natalie Merz had a hard time understanding the hubbub over Saturday’s appearance of country music star Jason Aldean at PNC Park. Pittsburgh and concert organizers will limit tailgating and impose other measures …

Federal appeals courts disagree on Obamacare subsidies

By Alex Nixon
More than 250,000 low-income workers in Pennsylvania could lose subsidies that reduce the cost of their health insurance under a federal appeals court decision on Tuesday that invalidated a key piece of …

Allegheny

Fire forces North Side residents from apartments

By Tribune-Review 5:12 p.m.
Six occupants of a two-and-a-half story brick building in Perry South will have to seek shelter elsewhere because a fire damaged their apartment building Wednesday. The two-alarm fire in the …

Westmoreland

U.S. proposes tougher rules for moving crude oil, ethanol by rail

By David Conti 4:44 p.m.
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed new rules governing the increased movement of flammable crude oil and other dangerous liquids by rail. Derailments …

Fayette

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Connellsville man in 2013 accident

By Tribune-Review
A Dunbar Township woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Connellsville man accused of homicide by vehicle. Adam Jacob Bagwell, 30, is charged by state police with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, homicide by vehicle, …

Armstrong

Leechburg lands $11M package for sewer separation project

By Braden Ashe
A $6.7 million state grant Leechburg received on Tuesday to separate its sewer lines will soften any increase in sewage fees residents would pay to complete the project. The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, or PennVEST, approved nearly $11 million in …

Beaver

Portion of house collapses in Aliquippa, no injuries

By Tribune-Review
Emergency crews responded Tuesday afternoon to the partial collapse of a rear porch on a house the 300 block of Fifth Avenue in Aliquippa. Beaver County emergency dispatchers said that a caller reported the house had been in danger of …

Butler

Woman charged in city Pride scuffle waives hearing on charges she assaulted her mother

By Bill Vidonic
A Harmony woman on Tuesday waived her right to a hearing on charges that she assaulted her mother. Lancaster police charged Ariel Lawther, 19, with simple assault and disorderly conduct. Police accused her of punching her mother, Carrie Pittman, 35, …

Indiana

Tours, tastings will be part of experience next month at Homer City distillery

By Kari Andren
Vodka is flowing at Disobedient Spirits, a craft distillery set to open in Homer City after months of dealing with bureaucracy, protests and building renovations,. Distillery President Bob Begg, a …

Somerset

Police charge women with theft and fraud; one at large

By Tribune-Review
A Somerset County woman was charged in an incident of fraud and theft involving a Boswell man, and police are looking for an alleged accomplice. According to state police, Samantha Jo Humbert, 28, of Rockwood and Shannon Beth Lester, 37, …

Washington

More Washington Co. residents to get on public water lines

By Tribune-Review
The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority will provide about $8.4 million in low-interest financing for water main extension projects in Washington County. It will enable Pennsylvania American Water to bring public water service to about 230 households that depend on private …

Education

Moon Area board reconfigures elementary buildings, votes again to close school and explore merging with Cornell

By Tory N. Parrish
The Moon Area School Board on Monday night repeated its action to close Hyde Elementary School and explore the possibility of a merger. “I encourage you to fight on, fight on, fight on,” school board member Michael Hauser said to …

Pennsylvania

Wolf says he’ll work with Legislature to deal with pension woes

By Melissa Daniels
Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf said on Tuesday in Pittsburgh that he’s open to working with the Legislature on pension reform, a major financial issue for Pennsylvania and a burgeoning …

Photo Gallery

Wednesday - July 23, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Bickering ‘couple’ at it again
Told you so. Did I not say last week that it was only a matter of time before UPMC and Highmark started bickering again like …

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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: Dermody fuzzy on pension history
History apparently wasn’t House Minority Leader Frank Dermody’s best subject in school. Dermody, D-Oakmont, had harsh words on Monday for Republican Gov. Tom Corbett when …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: PETA’s lettuce offered to aid city
Of all the cities in this country, Pittsburgh would be one of the most difficult for PETA to gain a foothold. After its sports teams, …

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Obituaries

Volunteer firefighter put others first

By Corinne Kennedy
James Curry always thought about others, even when his cancer worsened and he spent more time in the hospital. “It was never about him going home,” said his wife, Sandra …