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Crowds pack Downtown Pittsburgh to enjoy Light Up Night festivities

By Aaron Aupperlee
Bundled in a pink coat, her hood pulled tight over a winter hat and two scarves wrapped around her face, Laniah Chavis kept her eyes up as she walked toward the PPG Plaza ice rink Friday night. “That’s a beautiful one,” the 4-year-old from Stanton Heights said, pointing to the …

6 injured in speakeasy shooting in Clairton

By Tom Fontaine
Queen Esther Ramseur said she has learned to take the good with the bad in Clairton. “Bad things happen, but I’m not going to leave. It’s too late for me to do …

Tire comes off, hits oncoming car, kills 1 on Route 28

By Bobby Kerlik
Robert Lofink was driving north on Route 28 on Friday with his wife in the back seat when a tire from an oncoming trailer bounded over the concrete barrier and slammed through …

Allegheny

Freezing rain hits Western Pennsylvania, many accidents reported

By Bill Vidonic 3:54 p.m.
Roads iced up quickly after freezing rain hit the region Saturday morning, sending cars into each other, walls and into barriers. Allegheny County on its Twitter feed said that it …

Westmoreland

Police investigating shooting outside of Monessen bar

By Jeremy Sellew 3:24 p.m.
A Monessen man was shot early Saturday while he was trying to break up a fight at a city bar. Monessen police were called to …

Fayette

Man faces multiple charges after chase in Uniontown

By Tribune-Review 4:05 p.m.
A foot chase in Uniontown ended in the arrest of Antoine Baker, 21, address unknown, who is wanted in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, for felony drug trafficking charges. State police stopped Baker for equipment violations on his purple Jeep Liberty on …

Armstrong

Kittanning Light Up Night a celebration of holiday spirit, bittersweet endings

By Julie E. Martin
For 20 years, Pat Cavanaugh has been part of the musical magic of Kittanning’s holiday season kick-off. But Friday evening, he had the chance to really light up the town. …

Beaver

Freezing rain hits Western Pennsylvania, many accidents reported

By Bill Vidonic 3:54 p.m.
Roads iced up quickly after freezing rain hit the region Saturday morning, sending cars into each other, walls and into barriers. Allegheny County on its Twitter feed said that it …

Butler

Butler police seek help over shots fired into home

By Tribune-Review 1:39 p.m.
Butler police investigating reports of gunfire Friday found an empty residence with fresh bullet holes and fresh blood. They also found plenty of spent shell casings outside of 321 East Walnut St. and have determined that someone fired at least …

Indiana

IUP student found pinned under car still in critical condition

By Tribune-Review
An Indiana University of Pennsylvania student who was pinned beneath his car in Indiana after a jack failed remained in critical condition Wednesday at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Nicholas Landman, 19, who is from Grindstone, Fayette County, was injured …

Somerset

ATV victim’s family seeks deal in fatal crash in Somerset County

By Paul Peirce
The father and great-aunt of a 4-year-old girl killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Somerset County last month are trying to reach a plea agreement on charges stemming from …

Washington

Police: Alleged Monongahela equipment thief faces charges

By Stacy Wolford
A Monongahela man is accused of stealing city-owned street equipment after employees left the area. Samuel Heaton, 46, of First Avenue, was jailed on theft charges after he allegedly took …

Education

Positives seen despite Valley Junior-Senior High School performance scores

By Tom Yerace
Despite having the lowest state profile scores among area schools, Valley Junior-Senior High School interim Principal Jon Banko said positives can be found. Banko, who is also assistant to the superintendent, discussed the recent state School Performance Profile scores before …

Pennsylvania

Ohio woman shot to death nearly 3 days before police find body in Neshannock home

By Bill Vidonic 2:11 p.m.
A Youngstown woman was shot to death nearly three days before police found her body in a Lawrence County home, according to state police. Robert D. Johns, 40, faces a criminal homicide charge in the death of Amanda C. Seman, …

Photo Gallery

Friday - Nov. 21, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: ‘Iron Meg’ grateful for return to health after biking accident
Family and friends call her Iron Meg. When you hear her story, you’ll understand why. Megan Kruth’s tale of survival from a tragic biking accident …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Former Va. Sen. Webb launches presidential exploratory committee
Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, a Virginia Democrat, became the potential presidential contender on Wednesday by announcing he would form an exploratory committee. Webb, 68, …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Wolf must face hairy situation
The situation’s strong anti-shaving component is impossible to ignore. Pennsylvania’s first facially hirsute leader in eight decades has an opportunity to help Pittsburgh land a …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: School choice, mergers lay path to equality
A couple of years ago, I thought it’d be a good idea to spend a day in a classroom of the highest- and lowest-rated school …

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Obituaries

Psychologist’s compassion buoyed students, friends

By Jacob Tierney
Fran Bucciarelli was an “instrument of peace,” helping everyone she could in her personal life and professional capacity as a school psychologist. Ms. Frances L. Bucciarelli, 65, of Greensburg, died …