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New Florence man charged with killing police officer

By Paul Peirce 3:25 p.m.
A New Florence man was arraigned Monday morning on homicide charges for shooting St. Clair Township police Officer Lloyd Reed Jr., who had responded to a domestic violence call Saturday night. Raymond A. Shetler Jr., 31, of New Florence was arrested around 3 a.m. Sunday after he fled the scene, …

Veterans courts in Pennsylvania dubbed remedy for recidivism

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Concerned that a defendant in mental health treatment court was not focused on his recovery, Buffalo City Court Judge Robert T. Russell noticed in the man’s file that he was …

Kane to announce plans for next chapter in porn email saga

By The Associated Press 2:54 p.m.
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s attorney general is about to announce who’ll lead a new effort to investigate pornography and other lewd emails exchanged among prosecutors, judges and others inside government. A spokesman for Attorney General Kathleen Kane said she’ll name a …


Wilkinsburg mom pleads guilty to child endangerment, will testify against boyfriend

By Matthew Santoni 3:29 p.m.
Sheena Alston sniffled and dabbed at her downcast eyes with a tissue as Deputy District Attorney Jennifer DiGiovanni read aloud how Alston’s 5-week-old daughter, Sage, died with Lincoln Levys’ fingernail …


Holiday spirit shines in Ford City

By Julie E. Martin
Gray skies and the threat of rain could not dampen spirits at Ford City’s annual holiday light-up night event. Officially known as Ford City’s Fantasy of Lights Celebration, the daylong …


Victim in ATV crash in Beaver County identified

By Staff Wire Reports
The Beaver County Coroner’s Office on Saturday identified a man who drowned after crashing his all-terrain vehicle into a pond. Robert Wright, 60, lost control of his ATV on Bessor Road near Fombell behind the Zelienople Municipal Airport shortly after …


South Butler students push composting as a way to slow food waste

By Jodi Weigand
When a group of South Butler Intermediate Elementary fifth-graders discovered that tons of food end up in landfills every year, they decided they didn’t want their school to be part …


Korean exhibit to go on display

By Karl Polacek
The Connellsville Canteen is preparing an exhibit, “Korea – A Divided Land,” which will be ready for public viewing in December, and one person helping with the exhibit is a …


Indiana County school employee allegedly showed 2 students an inappropriate photo

By Tribune-Review
State police are investigating a staff member at Marion Center High School who apparently allowed two students to view an inappropriate photo, according to a news release. Police said the student victims are a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy. …


Alpine touring skiing movement faces uphill climb in Western Pa.

By Aaron Aupperlee
Skiing uphill might not make sense to the uninitiated at first. People opt to fight gravity and slipping to trudge uphill when chairlifts whisk other skiers and snowboarders to the …


Absenteeism high on first day back after Peters Township teacher strike

By Tom Fontaine
More than 1,700 students in  Peters Township School District — 42 percent of the enrollment — missed school Friday, the first day of classes since a 21-day strike by teachers, counselors and nurses, a spokeswoman said. “We anticipated attendance would …


New Florence man charged with killing police officer

By Paul Peirce 3:25 p.m.
A New Florence man was arraigned Monday morning on homicide charges for shooting St. Clair Township police Officer Lloyd Reed Jr., who had responded to …


North Allegheny 7th best school in national ranking, moves up 2 spots

By Tony LaRussa
North Allegheny School District made the top 10 list for the best schools in the country for the second consecutive year in the Niche K-12 National Rankings, which was originally known as College Prowler. The distinction of best district belongs …


Pennsylvania’s deer season for hunters with rifles starts

By The Associated Press
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s Game Commission estimates about 750,000 hunters with rifles are expected to pursue white-tailed deer. The rifle season opened just before sunrise on Monday and continues through Dec. …

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Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Kitchen a cornucopia of germs at Thanksgiving
Every time I cut raw chicken in the kitchen, my wife gets a little bit freaked out. She instructs me to remove anything and everything …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
The gender card is a loser for Democrats
Last week Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat and an eager Hillary Clinton surrogate, opened a new front against men — it’s difficult to categorize …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Group on the WATCH for killer toys finds danger in every playtime
Beware the life-threatening fake excrement. You’d think the only threat a gag gift designed to provoke gags of revulsion would pose would be to good …

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Steel executive guided work on iconic structures

By Aaron Aupperlee
The work of Clement Mathews can be seen in the skylines of cities and the corridors of art museums. But he wasn’t an architect or painter. Mr. Mathews managed steel …