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Police: Escaped Armstrong County inmate armed dangerous homicide suspect

By Brigid Beatty 6:54 p.m.
An escaped inmate at the center of a police manhunt is suspected of killing a friend and stealing a truck from her Rayburn home after walking away from the Armstrong County Jail on Thursday morning. Robert Edward Crissman, 38, is being sought in connection with the killing of Tammy Long, …

Arraignment scheduled for Penn Hills woman accused of transporting $1M worth of heroin along turnpike

By Renatta Signorini 7:02 p.m.
Family members of a Penn Hills woman accused of transporting 2,000 bricks of heroin through Westmoreland County held a prayer circle outside of district court in Mt. Pleasant Thursday as Candice L. …

State Dems broke ties with political consultant days before FBI raids

By Brad Bumsted 7:05 p.m.
HARRISBURG — State Democratic Party Chairman Jim Burn heard rumors of trouble but said that’s not why he severed relations with companies owned by political consultant Mike Fleck two days before the …

Allegheny

‘Greed is not criminal,’ says judge in McCullough trial

By Adam Brandolph 5:01 p.m.
Allegheny County Common Pleas Senior Judge Lester G. Nauhaus will render a verdict Friday morning in the oft-delayed theft trial for former county Councilman and Solicitor Charles McCullough. Lawyers in the case delivered their closing arguments Thursday. The trial began …

Armstrong

Police: Escaped Armstrong County inmate armed dangerous homicide suspect

By Brigid Beatty 6:54 p.m.
An escaped inmate at the center of a police manhunt is suspected of killing a friend and stealing a truck from her Rayburn home after walking away from the Armstrong …

Beaver

Former Economy borough secretary sues over firing

By Brian Bowling
Economy council fired the borough’s secretary in 2014 because of her political affiliation and age, a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday contends. Susan Blum, 66, of Economy had been the secretary for more than 14 years. Council fired her because she …

Butler

Zelienople woman captures 4th shuffleboard gold medal at National Senior Games

By Sandra Fischione Donovan
Ruth Parker had played shuffleboard for a dozen years while living in Florida with her husband, Art. When the couple, both in their 90s, moved back to the Pittsburgh area …

Fayette

Man with handgun robs Fayette County bar, patron

By Paul Peirce 5:25 p.m.
State police in Uniontown are asking the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a busy Fayette County bar with a handgun early Thursday and fled with cash from the register and a patron. The robbery occurred at 12:37 …

Indiana

OSHA to investigate Indiana County workers’ exposure to cadmium

By Tribune-Review
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration is investigating the circumstances at a metal and alloys plant that caused a number of employees to be exposed to cadmium, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. The agency was notified Tuesday after fewer than 20 …

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 5:56 p.m.
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

Arraignment scheduled for Penn Hills woman accused of transporting $1M worth of heroin along turnpike

By Renatta Signorini 7:02 p.m.
Family members of a Penn Hills woman accused of transporting 2,000 bricks of heroin through Westmoreland County held a prayer circle outside of district court …

Education

Agencies aim to ease test-takers’ troubles with updated GED exam

By Debra Erdley
Joshua Barnhart has high hopes. He knows he has a future in HVAC or computer technology. But first, the South Greensburg man who dropped out of high school in 10th …

Pennsylvania

State Dems broke ties with political consultant days before FBI raids

By Brad Bumsted 7:05 p.m.
HARRISBURG — State Democratic Party Chairman Jim Burn heard rumors of trouble but said that’s not why he severed relations with companies owned by political consultant Mike Fleck two days …

Photo Gallery

Thursday - July 30, 2015

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

Luis Fábregas

Luis Fábregas
Fábregas: Bethel Park native pedals through handcycling challenges despite disability
Ashli Molinero spent this week in Alaska, but it wasn’t exactly a vacation. Molinero, who lives in the South Side, is participating in the Alaska …

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Salena Zito

Salena Zito
‘Real’ people, solutions at heart of GOP ad blitz in Pa.
A nearly $1 million online, radio and television advertising blitz in Pennsylvania aims to portray a different side of Republican values than those emphasized by …

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Eric Heyl

Eric Heyl
Heyl: Bicyclists get all the love in a city that still prefers 4 wheels
Someone needs to stand up for the gas guzzlers. A rampant anti-car conspiracy appears to be happening in Pittsburgh. At the least, a concerted effort …

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Obituaries

Outdoorsman was loving family man

By Nicole Chynoweth
As the namesake of a nine-piece high school band, Jimmie Knapp and His Orchestra, James Knapp was known for his talent in playing the accordion. When people in the community …