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2 killed in single-vehicle crash in Pittsburgh

By Alex Nixon 9:53 a.m.
Two people were killed early Saturday in a single-vehicle crash that closed Second Avenue in Pittsburgh, according to police. The fatal crash occurred about 2:15 a.m. when a Dodge Charger heading east crashed into a support column at an underpass and burst into flames, according to a statement from the Department of Public Safety. The driver and a passenger in the Charger have not been identified. Second Avenue had been closed from the 10th Street …

Peduto pushes for affordable housing in East Liberty redevelopment

By Bob Bauder
Pittsburgh will use a small city park and a zoning-variance request as leverage to get a developer to include affordable housing in a proposed redevelopment of an East Liberty apartment complex, Mayor …

Armstrong escapee caught; murder charges pending

By Brad Pedersen 8:56 a.m.
Suspected killer Robert Edward Crissman Jr. was captured Friday morning, a little more than 24 hours after he escaped from the Armstrong County Jail. Police caught Crissman at 8:40 a.m., on Williamson …

Allegheny

2 killed in single-vehicle crash in Pittsburgh

By Alex Nixon 9:53 a.m.
Two people were killed early Saturday in a single-vehicle crash that closed Second Avenue in Pittsburgh, according to police. The fatal crash occurred about 2:15 a.m. when a Dodge Charger heading east crashed into a support column at an underpass …

Armstrong

Armstrong escapee caught; murder charges pending

By Brad Pedersen 8:56 a.m.
Suspected killer Robert Edward Crissman Jr. was captured Friday morning, a little more than 24 hours after he escaped from the Armstrong County Jail. Police caught Crissman at 8:40 a.m., …

Beaver

FirstEnergy to build coal waste processing facility in Beaver County

By Tory N. Parrish
FirstEnergy Corp. will build a coal waste processing facility necessary to keep operating its Bruce Mansfield power plant in Beaver County. Savings from a cost-cutting plan, which was more successful than projected, will help fund the project for Pennsylvania’s largest …

Butler

Winfield supervisors OK natural gas-drilling regulations

By Liz Hayes
Winfield supervisors on Thursday approved the township’s first set of rules governing natural gas-drilling and related operations. The ordinance establishes unconventional gas wells as permitted uses in all three zoning districts. Well sites would require a certificate from the township’s …

Fayette

Fayette County’s head detective named chief adult probation officer

By Liz Zemba
A retired state trooper has been named chief adult probation officer for Fayette County. James “Cass” Caccimelio will assume leadership of the adult probation office on  Aug. 10, President Judge …

Indiana

Indiana County to revise some property reassessment notices

By Greg Reinbold
Despite vocal criticism and protest movements opposing Indiana County’s first county-wide property reassessment in 47 years, the firm responsible for conducting the reassessment has had relatively few property owners schedule informal reviews to address factual errors on assessment notices distributed …

Somerset

Woman charged with assaulting cops in wild Pittsburgh dispute

By Michael Hasch
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a Somerset County woman accused of kicking, biting and scratching her boyfriend and several Pittsburgh police officers during what court papers describe as a drunken domestic dispute following a concert in the Strip …

Washington

2-year-old Canonsburg boy nearly drowns, rushed to hospital

By Tony Raap
Paramedics in Canonsburg rushed a 2-year-old boy to a hospital Thursday after he nearly drowned in a swimming pool, a Washington County emergency dispatcher said. It happened about 3:30 p.m. on Linda Court, the dispatcher said. The boy was taken …

Westmoreland

Red Onion reunion possibly the last for Hempfield coal mining village

By Joe Napsha
For 38 years, current and former residents of Red Onion — the nickname for the Hempfield coal mining village of Haydenville — gathered to reminisce ...

Education

College Board alternative pushed

By Jason Cato
A more conservative option to the College Board’s Advanced Placement high school courses soon could be available, a Pittsburgh native and right-leaning scholar told the Tribune-Review. “Within a year to two years — hopefully, sooner rather than later,” said Stanley …

Pennsylvania

Grand jury: No criminal wrongdoing by Centre County district attorney

By Tribune-Review
A statewide investigative grand jury found no evidence to support criminal charges against the Centre County district attorney in a case alleging forgery and tampering with records, or theft of services, Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Friday. District Attorney Stacy …

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Friday - July 31, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: Medicare could get it right in paying for end-of-life discussions
Sarah Palin is probably having a conniption. The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee sparked a national debate when early versions of the federal health care …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Former Virginia Governor Gilmore joins 520 vying for presidency
If you think 17 Republicans running for president is absurd, consider this: When former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore jumped into the GOP primary contests Thursday, …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Longtime disc jockey Jimmy Roach to turn dismissal into brighter times
For the first time in decades, Jimmy Roach gets to enjoy sleeping in every day. The legendary Pittsburgh disc jockey likes it so much that …

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Obituaries

Energetic Arnold teacher never stopped sharing lessons

By Matt Faye
Antoinette DeRose was always teaching someone, whether it was her students or her family. “Teaching was really a part of her fabric,” said her son David DeRose. “It wasn’t just …