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Pittsburgh angles to keep Heinz headquarters in merger

By Alex Nixon  and Chris Fleisher 11:00 a.m.
A promise to keep headquarters in two cities when H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods combine is seemingly out of sync with 3G Capital’s reputation for being lean and efficient. And with Pittsburgh’s history of losing corporations to bigger cities, it’s no wonder officials here are not being complacent. Pittsburgh Mayor …

Bodies of Kochu, Gray found in Ohio River in West Virginia

By Michael Hasch
The hearts of the families of two missing Pittsburgh men were broken Thursday when they learned that bodies recovered from the Ohio River in West Virginia last week were those of their …

European carriers lack 2-person cockpit rule in place in U.S.

By Tony Raap 11:00 a.m.
When Jim Hall learned the disturbing details of the German jetliner crash, he was amazed the co-pilot of the doomed Airbus A320 was left alone at the controls. Unlike airlines in the …

Allegheny

Port Authority secures free North Shore light-rail service

By Melissa Daniels 12:51 p.m.
Free light-rail service from Downtown to the North Shore is secure for the foreseeable future. Port Authority of Allegheny County board members unanimously signed off on a $1.2 million agreement Friday with the Stadium Authority for five years of subsidized …

Armstrong

Bomb threat clears Apollo-Ridge High School

By Valley News Dispatch 1:00 p.m.
Apollo-Ridge Jr./Sr. High School was evacuated shortly after noon today because a bomb threat was found at the high school, said Superintendent Matt Curci. The threat was assessed as “low-risk” Curci said, but the district is taking precautions to ensure …

Beaver

Beaver Co. jury deliberating fate of woman accused in niece’s shooting

By Bill Vidonic 12:21 p.m.
A Beaver County jury is deliberating the fate of a woman accused of shooting her niece to death last year during a wedding celebration. The jury is deliberating on charges of third-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment against Christina …

Butler

Butler DA finds no wrongdoing with how county used voter list

By Bill Vidonic
Butler County District Attorney Richard Goldinger said he didn’t find anything wrong with the county using a list of registered voters to gather names for a survey about senior centers. “The list was used to conduct a survey for government …

Fayette

Connellsville-area group shares photos, stories, legacy

By Mark Hofmann
Connellsville Area Historical Society’s history was presented for the latest installment of the series to create future volunteer ambassadors to the county. President Karen Hechler was a founding member of …

Indiana

White Township woman charged with attempted homicide for role in alleged beating of son, 6

By Joe Napsha
An Indiana area woman accused of delaying medical treatment for her severely injured 6-year-old son and lying about the beating her husband allegedly inflicted on him is charged with attempted homicide. Stephanie Ilene Green, 26, of West Pike Road, White …

Somerset

Somerset County man McLeod accused of sexually assaulting teen suffers beating

By Tribune-Review
A 24-year-old Windber man accused of sexually assaulting a young Somerset County teenager was beaten Saturday by a relative of the alleged victim, according to state police in Somerset. Adam M. McLeod, formerly of Fennville, Mich., is charged with statutory …

Washington

Washington County probation officer sues for being fired after talking to investigators

By Brian Bowling
Washington County probation officials fired a supervisor for talking with detectives investigating a fraud, the former supervisor claims in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday. Gregory Thomas of Monongahela claims that Court Administrator Patrick Grimm and Deputy Court Administrator Thomas Jess …

Westmoreland

Man barricaded in house near West Hempfield Elementary School

By Stacey Federoff 1:18 p.m.
A West Homestead man barricaded himself inside a Westmoreland County apartment with a woman this morning, threatening to shoot police, after Allegheny County Sheriff deputies …

Education

Armstrong schools put television programming online

By Brad Pedersen
Armstrong School District is trying to make its television programming more accessible by putting it online through the ARIN Intermediate Unit. The district is working with the Indiana-based intermediate unit to stream its student-produced “Education Today” television broadcasts from Kittanning, …

Pennsylvania

Lawrence County father, son charged with running illegal video gambling machines

By Tribune-Review 12:05 p.m.
A father and son team made nearly $100,000 from 65 illegal video gambling machines they maintained in bars throughout Lawrence County, according to the attorney general. Frank Richard Medure, 63, of Neshannock, and Frank Christopher Medure, 33, of Union, are …

Photo Gallery

Thursday - March 26, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: All signs point to crisis for Allegheny Health Network
Not to be alarmist, but Highmark Inc.’s abrupt request to funnel $175 million to its Allegheny Health Network contains all the elements of a crisis. …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Cotton’s Iran letter turns tables on Obama
HAGERSTOWN, Md. Dodging raindrops and balancing bottled water and a bunch of power bars under one arm, a young man returned to his car at …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Wolf hopes he’ll strike gold in legislative mines
Good will is worth its weight in gold in Pennsylvania. How valuable is it? Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is poised to spend $51.4 million in …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: Tablet computers no cure-all for Allegheny County Jail inmates, but they’re worth trying
Allegheny County Jail officials are embarking on a program that would offer tablet computers to inmates. The tablets wouldn’t allow inmates Internet access — they …

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Obituaries

Skilled Italian cook valued family, nature, travel

By Mary Pickels
Gatherings at Josephine Strednak’s home always included food and hugs. “She was a tremendous Italian cook. We never bought cookies, cakes or pies,” said her husband, Raymond R. Strednak. Josephine …