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Jury finds Beaver County Sheriff George David not guilty

By Bill Vidonic
No longer on house arrest, no longer facing misdemeanor charges, Beaver County Sheriff George David said he’ll be back behind his desk in the county courthouse on Monday. “I’d like to go back to work right now,” a beaming David said. A jury took just one hour on Friday to …

Scaife donates art to Brandywine, Westmoreland art museums

By Mike Wereschagin
The wealth, land and art collections of Richard Mellon Scaife, the late owner of the Tribune-Review, will be distributed among two foundations, a trust, an art museum and a conservancy, according to …

Turzai calls on Corbett to take on pension reform, liquor store privatization

By Melissa Daniels
A day after slashing the state Legislature’s budget, Gov. Tom Corbett visited the Strip District to promote his job initiatives but couldn’t avoid discussing the latest source of controversy among Republican legislators: …

Allegheny

Pittsburgh to appeal judge’s ruling to let police move outside city

By Bob Bauder
Pittsburgh will appeal a judge’s ruling that would permit police officers to live outside city limits, but police union officials are confident the decision will stand. Tim McNulty, spokesman for Mayor Bill Peduto, said the Solicitor’s Office will ask Allegheny …

Westmoreland

Seinfeld takes Irwin man’s Jaguar for a sip, spin

By Jacob Tierney
Jerry Seinfeld had a problem. He had no luck finding a classic Jaguar for his webshow, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” until his producers got …

Fayette

N. Belle Vernon councilman calls for joint effort on events

By Joe Napsha 3:32 p.m.
A North Belle Vernon councilman is seeking the support of other Mon Valley municipalities in a joint effort to publicize and promote activities and events at their community parks in Washington, Fayette and Westmoreland counties. By getting multiple municipalities to …

Armstrong

Apollo’s ‘Race to the Moon’ puts runners in the dark to raise money for trails

By Brad Pedersen
There’s just something about running in the dark that brings Parks Township resident Dave Charlton to the annual Race to the Moon on the Roaring Run Trail in Apollo. The …

Beaver

Police investigating death of 4-month-old in Aliquippa

By Tribune-Review
Police and Beaver County detectives are investigating the death of a 4-month-old infant in Aliquippa, according to an emergency dispatcher. The infant was found not breathing in a residence along Project Road around 3:20 a.m. Saturday. The infant was taken …

Butler

Fix near, Moraine beach reopening expected

By Rachel Farkas 3:50 p.m.
A sewer-replacement project that closed Moraine State Park’s Pleasant Valley Beach Swimming Area should be finished in a month and allow the beach to re-open, park Manager Dustin Drew said. …

Indiana

Blairsville location among WyoTech campuses for sale

By Jeff Himler
Corinthian Colleges is hoping to sell its WyoTech career college division, including the Blairsville campus, as a unit to a new owner under an agreement with the U.S. Department of …

Somerset

Quecreek mine rescue transforms life of farm owner

By Alicia Mcelhaney
As the 12th anniversary of the Quecreek Mine rescue approaches, the owner of the dairy farm where nine miners were trapped underground for 77 hours shared on Thursday how the …

Washington

Washington County school district appeals value of natural gas facility

By Aaron Aupperlee
The Chartiers-Houston School District in Washington County has appealed the tax assessment of a MarkWest Liberty Midstream Resource natural gas processing facility, according to court documents. The facility at 800 Western Ave. is assessed at $429,367 for 2014 and 2015, …

Education

South Fayette denies Trib’s request for information on possible high school expansion

By Tribune-Review
The South Fayette School District on Thursday denied the Tribune-Review’s request for documents pertaining to a possible high school expansion. The request, filed under the state’s open records law, sought cost estimates the school board discussed for expansion options in …

Pennsylvania

State police investigating Lawrence County murder-suicide

By Bill Vidonic 3:44 p.m.
A Lawrence County man shot his stepfather to death and then pointed his gun at his mother before shooting and killing himself late Friday, state police said. Authorities determined the …

Photo Gallery

Friday - July 11, 2014

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fabregas: Highmark-UPMC deal feels like a divorce
Now that the exasperating feud between Highmark and UPMC appears to be ending, we can agree on something: We feel like children of divorced parents. …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
Republican National Committee panel wants Cleveland for 2016 convention
The Republican Party will pick its 2016 presidential nominee in Cleveland, a smart choice for the next national convention, some analysts say. The city of …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Animal kingdom could help Pittsburgh save money
Try to outdo Dr. Dolittle. Some people might think that suggestion to Pittsburgh officials would do little to solve the city’s financial problems. But perhaps …

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Nafari Vanaski

Nafari Vanaski
Vanaski: It’s about the mark we leave
This week, I’ve been thinking about how people you don’t know — or barely know — can affect your life in major ways. If it …

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Obituaries

Associate: Tommy Ramone, last of the original Ramones, dies

By The Associated Press
Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday. Dave Frey, who …