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Democrats press for full release of Mueller’s report

Associated Press
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:58 a.m
WASHINGTON — Democrats are pressing for full disclosure of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation and vowing to use subpoena powers and other legal means if necessary to get it. Attorney General William Barr was expected to release his first summary of Mueller’s findings on Sunday, people...
Categories: News | Top Stories | World

1 injured in Plum apartment fire Saturday

Jeff Himler
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:31 a.m
One person was taken to a local hospital for treatment following a fire Saturday evening in Plum, according to an Allegheny County 911 supervisor. Multiple fire departments responded to the blaze reported at about 6:20 p.m. in an apartment building in the 700 block of Pine Valley Drive. According to...

Letter to the editor: Defending cash, defending freedom

Tribune-Review
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:00 a.m
Finding points of unity in this political climate is similar to panning for gold, yet our brethren on the eastern side of the state have done it. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed into law a bill introduced by City Councilman William Greenlee banning the phenomenon of cashless stores. While the law does include several carve-outs, it generally stands to defend consumers’ use of cash to complete transactions for basic food, goods and services. Modernization and

Letter to the editor: Republican in name only

Tribune-Review
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:00 a.m
In response to the article, “Westmoreland commissioner endorses chief of staff in Republican primary” (March 14, TribLIVE): Chuck Anderson sent a clear message that a vote for Sean Kertes is a vote for Gina Cerilli. Apparently the minority commissioner likes the status quo and couldn’t bring himself to endorse a second Republican with seven to choose from. Why would he, when he himself was appointed commissioner by Democratic judges 11 years ago, over the objections

Kraft Heinz can’t count on ketchup to save it from the future of food

Bloomberg News
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 9:35 a.m
What went wrong at Kraft Heinz Co.? Years before last month’s jaw-dropping $15.4 billion writedown, the company had been on a mission to make over some of its quintessential products, removing maligned ingredients from its mac and cheese and hot dogs to better compete with newer, more natural upstarts. The...

New Zealand mosque killings spark debate over free speech

Associated Press
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 9:29 a.m
DUNEDIN, New Zealand — New Zealanders are debating the limits of free speech after their chief censor banned a 74-page manifesto written by the man accused of slaughtering 50 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. The ban, issued Saturday, means anybody caught with the document on their...
Categories: News | World

FDA takes up decades-long debate over breast implant safety

Associated Press
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 9:27 a.m
WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a decades-long debate. At a two-day meeting that starts Monday, a panel of experts for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hear from researchers, plastic surgeons and implant makers, as...
Categories: News | Health Now

Capitals accept differences of opinion on White House visit

Associated Press
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 9:25 a.m
WASHINGTON — The news is constantly on television at the Washington Capitals’ practice facility, and like any workplace, there’s no shortage of opinions. “We’re human beings, and people share different opinions and different political views,” veteran team leader Brooks Orpik said. “It’s no different than anybody else. People that are...
Categories: Sports | NHL | Politics Election

Powerball jackpot now $750M after no winning ticket drawn

Associated Press
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 9:20 a.m
DES MOINES, Iowa — Lottery officials say the Powerball jackpot has ballooned to $750 million after no ticket matched all six numbers in the most recent drawing. The numbers drawn Saturday night are 24, 25, 52, 60 and 66, with a Powerball of 5. The next drawing for what would...
Categories: News | Top Stories | World

Boy shot in leg during scuffle at Washington County cinemas

Jeff Himler
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 8:30 a.m
A boy was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital for treatment after being shot in the leg during an altercation late Saturday at a Washington County movie theater. According to state police, the boy, who was wounded in his lower leg, was one of six boys who reportedly caused a disturbance...
Categories: Local | Regional | Top Stories

Sewickley selected as ‘Banner Community’

Tribune-Review
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 6:00 a.m
The Borough of Sewickley was honored at a ceremony March 8 as a 2019 Banner Community. The program, sponsored by Allegheny County and the Allegheny League of Municipalities, recognizes communities that show a commitment to professional development, prudent fiscal management, transparency, accountability, and proactive communications to engage community stakeholders. A...
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Penguins’ Matt Murray puts late-game woes behind him with strong showing in Dallas

Jonathan Bombulie
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 6:00 a.m
DALLAS – While he was stuck in a stretch where he gave up the tying goal in the final five minutes of regulation four times in 13 games, it seemed tone deaf to point out how well Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray was playing. Yeah, his save percentage is great...
Categories: Sports | Penguins

Russian arrested smuggling drugged orangutan in Indonesia

Associated Press
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 3:17 a.m
DENPASAR, Indonesia — Authorities say they have arrested a Russian tourist who was attempting to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of Indonesia’s resort island of Bali. Andrei Zhestkov, 27, was captured late Friday at the airport after an X-ray found the 2-year-old male orangutan in a rattan basket inside his...
Categories: News | World

Driver working with NBC News killed in Syria

Associated Press
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 2:49 a.m
BAGHOUZ, Syria — A driver working with an NBC News crew in Syria has been killed by an explosive device in eastern Syria, where several media outlets are covering the liberation of the last sliver of territory held by the Islamic State group. NBC employees escaped unharmed and expressed “deepest...
Categories: News | World

Barr preparing a summary of Mueller report’s key conclusions

Associated Press
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:35 a.m
WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr scoured special counsel Robert Mueller’s confidential report on the Russia investigation with his advisers, deciding how much Congress and the American public will get to see about the two-year probe into President Trump and Moscow’s efforts to elect him. Barr was on pace to...
Categories: News | Top Stories | World

Local filmmaker to shoot scenes at Leechburg B&B, converted church

Joyce Hanz
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:30 a.m
A local independent film crew has set its sights on filming in the Leechburg area. Spruce Films of Ebensburg has secured historic buildings at 156 Siberian Ave. in Leechburg and a tavern in Hyde Park as filming locations for a short feature horror film titled “Occurrence at Mills Creek.” Written...

Robert Morris plays on, set to meet Presbyterian in CIT second round

Jerry DiPaola
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:30 a.m
Robert Morris continues its men’s basketball season at 1 p.m. Sunday, welcoming Presbyterian for a second-round game in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament at the RMU North Athletic Complex in Moon. It marks the second consecutive CIT home game for the Colonials (18-16), who advanced with a 98-89 overtime victory against...
Categories: Sports | Robert Morris

Pittsburgh Cut Flower property owners seek final approval of phases 2, 3

Karen Price
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:30 a.m
Despite little progress being made in phase one of development at the former Pittsburgh Cut Flower property along Bakerstown Road, developers requested final approval of phases two and three at the Richland Board of Supervisors meeting in March. Representatives of 4137 Bakerstown Road LLC, which owns the property, were not...
Categories: Local | North Hills

Annual Elvis Festival draws fans to Nashville for music and more

Shirley McMarlin
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:30 a.m
Put on your blue suede shoes and head south for the third annual Nashville Elvis Festival at the historic Franklin Theatre March 28-31. The event will feature celebrity appearances, live music, an Elvis movie screening and 26 of the best Elvis tribute artists from all over the world, promoters say,...
Categories: Lifestyles | Travel | The Buzz

Michelle Malkin: CAIR’s dirty deeds

Michelle Malkin
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:30 a.m
The Council on American-Islamic Relations is having a banner month. The militant Muslim group never lets a crisis go to waste. That means Americans should beware. When unappeasable CAIR is ascendant, our free speech rights, religious liberty and national security are at risk. Following the horrible massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, CAIR flaks were out in full force decrying “Islamophobia” and calling for crackdowns on “hate speech” (by which they mean any

Lower Burrell’s Clark’s Diner is the place for breakfast or lunch

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:30 a.m
Start your day with the Cafe Mess. It’s a breakfast dish of eggs, home fries and sausage scrambled together, topped with cheese and covered in a secret-recipe sausage gravy, served with a side of toast. “It’s a pretty popular selection,” says John Clark, owner of Clark’s Diner in Lower Burrell....

Shaler hires new police officer

Erica Cebzanov
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:30 a.m
A new police officer is joining the Shaler Township department’s staff of 26 officers. The Shaler commissioners March 12 hired William English III. The township’s Civil Service Commission sanctioned English’s employment. English is replacing officer Gregory Steinmetz, who is retiring in May after 28 years of service, Lt. Sean Frank...
Categories: Local | Hampton_Shaler

DNA testing kits lead to interest in custom genealogy tours

Travelpulse
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:30 a.m
Are DNA kits giving way to a new travel trend? Traveling to discover heritage or ancestry is definitely not a new thing, but companies such as 23andMe and Ancestry.com, which provide DNA testing and results that make it easy for people to trace their backgrounds, are inspiring more people to...
Categories: Lifestyles | Travel

Recording studio is a hidden gem in Armbrust schoolhouse

Shirley McMarlin
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:30 a.m
Abbey Road, Muscle Shoals, Sunset Sound. Someday, maybe The Schoolhouse will join that list of famous recording studios. Right now, it’s a hidden gem in the tiny hamlet of Armbrust in Hempfield, a dream brought to life by audio engineer Daniel Blake, and a kind of refuge for the musicians...
Categories: AandE | Music

What’s your vanity plate say about you?

Dave McElhinny
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:30 a.m
We’ve all seen those cars buzzing past us with a vanity plate emblazoned on it with some little play on words. Considering I’ve never owned a car that was nice enough to make me want to draw more attention to it, I have never had one. But I’ve always enjoyed reading clever plates. A guy I know is a referee who has a license plate that reads BAD CUL. It’s good to know he has
Categories: Local | North Hills

Living with Children: Attachment parenting is the latest postmodern parenting aberration

John Rosemond
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:30 a.m
“So, what do you think of attachment parenting?” My inquisitor was a 30-something mom. I sensed she was testing me, trying to determine whether I was worth her time. “Not much,” I said. “I don’t see any objective research that would verify any short- or long-term benefits; therefore, I don’t think the effort — on the part of the mother, primarily if not exclusively — pays off.” “Well, I disagree,” she replied. “I practice attachment

West Deer announces paving plan, money for bathroom repairs

George Guido
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:30 a.m
West Deer Supervisors plan to spend almost $1 million on this year’s summer paving program. A contract of just more than $803,500 and another worth $173,500 were awarded to Youngblood Paving of Wampum. The larger contract is for paving Hillcrest Drive, Rickenback Road, Havencrest Drive, Dawn Road, Skyview Terrace, Paradise...

In Pennsylvania, young lawmakers drive conversation on reducing student debt

Deb Erdley
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:30 a.m
When freshman state Sen. Lindsey Williams, a Democrat from West View, learned Philadelphia Sen. Vincent Hughes was crafting a bill to tackle student debt refinancing, she quickly agreed to circulate a co-sponsorship memo. Williams, 36, and fellow freshman state Sen. Katie Muth, a 35-year-old Democrat from Montgomery County, are among...

Wife’s introvert husband hates her family’s visits

Carolyn Hax
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:30 a.m
Dear Carolyn: I am struggling to balance my husband’s relationship with my family. My family adores him and wants to spend time with him. He acts fine with them, but is grumpy and angry with me. My husband is an introvert. I respect his needs and only ask him to attend a few family events a year. I also limit family visits to my house. But this weekend, he told me that if it was

Here’s how to grow a lawn beneath shade trees

Jessica Walliser
| Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:00 a.m
Homeowners with large trees and a lot of shade may find themselves having trouble getting grass to establish. Very few turf grass species thrive in shady conditions. Plus, turf grass growing under a large tree is in constant competition with the tree for water and nutrients. The ability of the...

Recchia hits another winner as East boys best West at Cager Classic

George Guido
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:33 p.m
Mars senior Andrew Recchia is getting accustomed to winning shots. Earlier this month, Recchia fired in a 3-pointer to lift the Planets to their second consecutive WPIAL Class 5A basketball title. On Saturday night at Highlands, Recchia took a pass from teammate Brandon Caruso and hit the winning shot with...

Johnson, Sharrow pace East girls to Cager Classic win

William Whalen
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:29 p.m
The West might be the best, but the beast is still the East. The East girls team put its six-game winning streak on the line Saturday evening at the 23rd Annual A-K Valley Cager Classic, and for 30 minutes, it looked like the East might run away with an easy...

East Deer standout Hawkins honored by A-K Valley hall selection

George Guido
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:22 p.m
At 95, Daniel Hawkins can sum up his life succinctly. “I can’t complain about a thing and will not complain. God has been good,” Hawkins said. Hawkins was once a football and baseball standout at the former East Deer High School and, after serving in World War II, resumed his...
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NCAA wrestling finals recap: Rutgers, Virginia Tech, Northern Iowa wrestlers break through on national stage

Doug Gulasy
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:15 p.m
Penn State continued its NCAA wrestling dominance Saturday night at PPG Paints Arena with its eighth team championship in nine seasons, but a few programs broke through in a big way. Rutgers’ Nick Suriano and Anthony Ashnault won titles at 133 and 149 pounds, becoming the first national champions in...
Categories: Sports | US-World

NCAA Tournament roundup: LSU gets last-second layup to defeat Maryland

Associated Press
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:12 p.m
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — It’s probably the same play suspended LSU coach Will Wade would have called. After all, it worked several times during the regular season. And now it has sent the Tigers to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2006. Tremont Waters drove by three defenders and...
Categories: Sports | US-World

Jared McCann’s short-handed goal gives Penguins win over Stars

Jonathan Bombulie
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 10:46 p.m
DALLAS — The way they got the lead was so pretty, the Pittsburgh Penguins just couldn’t bear to give this one away. Jared McCann scored a short-handed goal on a spinning backhander to break a third-period tie and lead the Penguins to a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on...
Categories: Sports | Penguins

Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee, Penn State win gold at NCAA wrestling championships

Doug Gulasy
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 10:24 p.m
Jason Nolf cracked a bit of a joke upon taking the podium after winning his latest NCAA championship. Asked how it felt to become a three-time national champion, the Kittanning graduate immediately responded: “Not as good as a four-time national champ, but I’ll take it.” In a sense, Nolf became...
Categories: Sports | Other Local

High school scores, schedules for March 23, 2019

Tribune-Review
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 10:20 p.m
High Schools Baseball WPIAL Saturday’s results WPIAL Nonsection Avonworth 9, Trinity 5 Blackhawk 16, Ellwood City 6 Canon-McMillan 6, Plymouth Whitemarsh 3 Fort Cherry 11, Washington 3 Latrobe 9, Chambersburg 0 Latrobe 12, Derry 2 Laurel Highlands 10, Chambersburg 5 Montour 3, Yough 2 Penn-Trafford 10, Steel Valley 2 Seneca...
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Kevin Gorman’s Take 5: NCAA wrestling championships lived up to the hype

Kevin Gorman
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 10:15 p.m
The NCAA wrestling championships came with a warning: You’ve never seen anything like it. Wrestling fans filled PPG Paints Arena over a three-day span to watch a pair of Western Pennsylvania products win individual championships and Penn State win its fourth consecutive national title and eighth in nine years. The...

Lee shines again, captures second NCAA title

Paul Schofield
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 9:30 p.m
Iowa sophomore Spencer Lee calls himself a Pokemon nerd. His Iowa teammates call him the baddest man on the planet. You can just call the 2017 Franklin Regional graduate a two-time NCAA Division I champion. With many of his friends and coaches among the throng of hometown fans in attendance,...

‘A profound wound to the community’: Pittsburgh’s black leaders react to the Rosfeld verdict

Nicole C. Brambila
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 9:08 p.m
Pittsburgh’s African-American community Saturday expressed a mixture of grief, disbelief and anger over the acquittal of Michael Rosfeld, the former East Pittsburgh police officer charged for shooting and killing an unarmed black teenager. Leaders from the community spoke about race, the toxic perceptions of black men and a justice system...

Passionate protesters remain peaceful in Pittsburgh streets after Rosfeld verdict

Megan Guza
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 9:00 p.m
Hundreds of peaceful protesters spilled into the streets of Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland on Saturday, the day after former police Officer Michael Rosfeld was acquitted of homicide in the 2018 death of Antwon Rose II. The protesters shouted for justice, encouraged people to vote and expressed frustration over the not-guilty...

Five ways the Pirates pitching staff can save day

Kevin Gorman
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 8:19 p.m
When Chris Archer pitched against the Pittsburgh Pirates in June 2017, he saw in Jameson Taillon a young starter who had good stuff but didn’t yet possess the separator pitch that would make him a major league star. When Archer joined the Pirates after being acquired from Tampa Bay in...
Categories: Sports | Pirates

Westmoreland high school notebook: Ligonier Valley’s Jablonski gets offer

Bill Beckner
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 8:14 p.m
Ligonier Valley already has one football lineman who is drawing Division I attention in junior Michael Petrof. Now, it has two. Junior Christian Jablonski last week received his first offer, from Cornell. The school also offered Petrof, a 6-foot-2, 275-pound two-way tackle who who already had offers from Fordham, Yale,...

La Salle takes down North Allegheny in Class AAA Pennsylvania Cup championship

Jerin Steele
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 8:08 p.m
North Allegheny rolled into the second intermission break on the back of two late goals that got the Tigers tied with La Salle and looked to continue the momentum when they received a power play early in the third. That’s when a series of unfortunate events happened. The Tigers had...
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GCC grad Pellis finds comfort zone with Seton Hill

Bill Beckner
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 8:05 p.m
Tommy Pellis tried to make it work at Penn, tried to find solace in his environment on and off the baseball diamond. He gave it two years in Philadelphia — more than enough time, he thought, to try to blend in and become established. But coming to terms with the...
Categories: Sports | College-District

Ryan Preece hopes short track background helps at Martinsville

Associated Press
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:57 p.m
MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Ryan Preece is a rookie struggling to find his rhythm at NASCAR’s top level. But as the series shifts to Martinsville Speedway, the first short track on the schedule, Preece may have a slight advantage on some of his competition for the first time this season. Preece...
Categories: Sports | US-World

Virginia has long history of early exits from NCAA Tournament

Associated Press
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:46 p.m
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Last year, Virginia became the first No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 16 seed, but the Cavaliers’ recent history, even when they make it past the first round of the NCAA Tournament, isn’t all that good. Coach Tony Bennett has made the tournament six straight...
Categories: Sports | US-World

No timetable for reopening Texas ship channel following leak

Associated Press
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:41 p.m
HOUSTON — Officials have no timetable for reopening a portion of the Houston Ship Channel, one of the busiest commercial waterways in the country, after another setback caused flammable chemicals to seep into the water near a fire-ravaged petrochemical tank farm, a Coast Guard commander said Saturday. Coast Guard Capt....
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Chartiers Valley finishes perfect season with victory over Archbishop Carroll in PIAA finals

Chris Harlan
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:40 p.m
HERSHEY — Had he known girls were so easy to coach, Tim McConnell would have switched years ago, the longtime boys basketball coach told his team. His first season as a girls coach was absolutely perfect. Mackenzie Wagner scored 24 points, Gabi Legister had 13 and Chartiers Valley finished its...
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Rosfeld acquittal could deter prosecutors from bringing similar cases, expert says

Nicole C. Brambila
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:38 p.m
A Bowling Green State University criminology professor who is a leading researcher on police shootings said his greatest fear is the chilling effect Michael Rosfeld’s acquittal could have on prosecutors facing similar cases in the future. Philip Stinson woke up Saturday thinking about the not guilty verdict in the former...

Atlanta police set up hotline for ‘child murders’ case

Associated Press
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:36 p.m
ATLANTA — Atlanta’s mayor and police chief are leading a push to re-examine evidence from a string of murders that terrorized the city’s black community between 1979 and 1981. As a result, authorities are being inundated with calls. Now, officials have set up a central hotline for anyone with information about the “Atlanta Child Murders” cases. Atlanta police urged tipsters to call 404-546-2603 and, if no one answers, callers are encouraged to leave a message
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U.S. underground nuclear waste dump explained

Associated Press
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:34 p.m
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It wasn’t long after the atomic bomb was dropped on Japan and World War II ended that the United States began to realize it had to do something with the waste that was being generated by defense-related nuclear research and bomb-making that would continue through the Cold...
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Mark Madden: Bush-league journalists descend on Steelers

Mark Madden
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:29 p.m
The Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took a PR hit when Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell checked out. Roethlisberger was eviscerated. GM Kevin Colbert was villainized. The piling on continues. But, in the process, damage also got done to the concept of journalism. (Journalism has taken a beating for quite...

Zion vs. Tacko: Tournament’s most dynamic player meets its tallest player

Associated Press
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:18 p.m
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Tacko Fall really hopes the UCF-Duke NCAA Tournament game is not all about the Knights’ 7-foot-6 center and the Blue Devils’ explosive freshman star Zion Williamson. Sorry, Tacko, it’s way too late for that with excitement strong for the East Region’s marquee matchup Sunday between college basketball’s...
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Barbra Streisand apologizes for remarks on Michael Jackson accusers

Associated Press
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:17 p.m
NEW YORK — Barbra Streisand apologized Saturday for her remarks about Michael Jackson and two men who have accused him of sexual abuse, saying that she should have chosen her words more carefully and that she admires the accusers for “speaking their truth.” Streisand had received bitter criticism online after...
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LSU gets last-second layup to defeat Maryland, advance

Associated Press
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:07 p.m
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — It’s probably the same play suspended LSU coach Will Wade would have called. After all, it worked several times during the regular season. And now it has sent the Tigers to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2006. Tremont Waters drove by three defenders and...
Categories: Sports | US-World

Florida man used Instagram to lure teen across state lines and assault her, police say

Kayla Epstein The Washington Post
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:05 p.m
A Florida man has been arrested and accused of using Instagram to lure a 17-year-old girl across two states to his home, then sexually assaulting her. An arrest affidavit alleges that Richard Brown, 25, struck up a friendship with the girl via Instagram, claiming to be 19 years old and...
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Joseph Sabino Mistick: Lessons from New Zealand

Joseph Sabino Mistick
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:00 p.m
With 5 million residents, New Zealand is large enough to have some big problems but small enough to handle them sensibly. When a new national anthem was proposed — an issue that would polarize most nations — the new anthem was added without dropping the old one, a decision less...

G. Terry Madonna & Michael Young: Dick Thornburgh and Three Mile Island

G. Terry Madonna And Michael Young
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:00 p.m
The 40th anniversary of the Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear accident has produced an irony no fiction writer, however brazen, could produce: TMI’s owner, Exelon Corp., has announced that it will close the plant in September. And so it appears that the history of the notorious TMI accident — an...

Lloyd Corder: Where do economists stand on Wolf’s $15 proposal?

Lloyd Corder
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:00 p.m
Earlier this month, Gov. Tom Wolf championed a list of 38 economists who support his proposal to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $15 an hour — a 107 percent increase. The list’s signers, sourced primarily from a handful of Pennsylvania-based colleges and advocacy organizations, argued that the governor’s proposal would...

John Lott Jr.: Pa. gun registry waste of money, resources

John Lott Jr.
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:00 p.m
Pennsylvania Democrats want to register your guns. On March 15, state House Representatives Angel Cruz (D-Philadelphia), Mary Isaacson (D-Philadelphia) and Mary Jo Daley (D-Montgomery) proposed the Firearms Registration Act, from which only antiques and guns owned by law enforcement would be exempt. Gov. Tom Wolf strongly supports the bill. “The...

Ethiopian Airlines chief questions Max training requirements

Associated Press
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 6:59 p.m
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The warning and training requirements set for the now-grounded 737 Max 8 aircraft may not have been adequate, in light of the Ethiopian plane crash that killed 157 people, the chief of Ethiopian Airlines said Saturday. After the Lion Air crash off Indonesia in October, the...
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Man accused of fatally stabbing woman after freeway crash

Associated Press
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 6:52 p.m
PEORIA, Ariz. — A 25-year-old Arizona man who was driving a San Diego-area woman’s car is accused of fatally stabbing her after the vehicle veered off a freeway and crashed in a Phoenix suburb, resulting in a chaotic scene involving passers-by who stopped to help. Fernando Acosta of Phoenix got...
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NCAA Wrestling finals: Penn State’s Cassar, Nolf, Nickal, Franklin Regional’s Lee win titles

Jerry DiPaola
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 6:40 p.m
After clinching the team championship earlier in the day, Penn State wrestlers won three national titles Saturday night during the final round of the NCAA Wrestling Championships at PPG Paints Arena. Heavyweight Anthony Cassar and Kittanning’s Jason Nolf at 157 pounds won titles while teammates Vincenzo Joseph (165) and Mark...
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National League preview: $300-million men could make big difference

Chris Adamski
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 6:37 p.m
The marquee storyline(s) of the NL East and West divisions differ now than from when spring training began. A pair of $300 million-plus contracts sure can change things. The Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres might or might not be great teams this season, but many eyes will be on...
Categories: Sports | MLB | Pirates

NL Central preview: Every team (even the Pirates) in contention for playoffs

Chris Adamski
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 6:33 p.m
It might seem as if the Chicago Cubs have been dominating the NL Central in recent years, but is it really a dynasty when they’ve won the division just twice? The Cubs have averaged 97 wins per season over the past four years but twice had to settle for wild...
Categories: Sports | MLB | Pirates

Woodland Hills community grieves over Rosfeld verdict, looks to unite

Renatta Signorini
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 5:34 p.m
Woodland Hills High School students will discuss this week how they want to honor and remember their 17-year-old classmate, Antwon Rose II, who was shot and killed by a police officer in June. For now, the community is coping with the fallout from a four-day trial after ex-East Pittsburgh police...

Landmark Scottdale collectible shop closing

Joe Napsha
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 5:15 p.m
After 30 years of operating country gift, antique and collectible stores, floral shops and a tea room, Martha “Marty” Savanick is calling it a career. “It’s been a great run. People are saying there is really no stores close by like ours with the extensive inventory,” said Savanick, who is...
Categories: Local | Westmoreland

Pletcher, Shields, Zavatsky settle on being All-Americans again

Paul Schofield
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 5:08 p.m
The 330 wrestlers who came to Pittsburgh for the 2019 NCAA Division I wrestling championship this weekend weren’t just looking to become All-Americans. They wanted to be national champions. But only 10 wrestlers could claim national-champ status once the tournament ended Saturday, and another 70 joined them as All-Americans. While...
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Latrobe woman never missed family’s baseball games

Megan Tomasic
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 5:00 p.m
Nancy Gangemi never missed a chance to see one of her sons or grandchildren play baseball. Living down from the field, Mrs. Gangemi often played catch with her son, Jeffrey “Duffy” Powers, and was always in the stands cheering for her grandchildren. “She was always an avid follower of my...
Categories: News | Obituaries

Antwon Rose Sr. tells crowd to ‘leave the streets alone’

Megan Guza
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:57 p.m
The father of a black teenager shot and killed by a police officer had a message Saturday for young people trying to come to terms with the jury’s not-guilty verdict. “Do what you gotta do for your parents,” Antwon Rose Sr. said. “The streets ain’t it; the streets ain’t it....

Pine-Richland blanks Downingtown East to win Class AA Pennsylvania Cup

Andrew John
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:49 p.m
It has been a magical run for the Pine-Richland hockey team this year. The Rams had one mission remaining — a state championship. The Rams got an early lead and never looked back en route to defeating two-time defending state champion Downingtown East, 3-0, in the Class AA Pennsylvania Cup...
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Patriots owner Robert Kraft apologizes in Florida prostitution case

Associated Press
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:48 p.m
MIAMI — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is apologizing after being charged in a Florida massage parlor prostitution investigation. “I am truly sorry,” Kraft said in a statement Saturday. “I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans and many others who...

Outdoors notices for March 24, 2019

Tribune-Review
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:30 p.m
NOTICES Outdoors RIFLE/TRAP LEAGUES • In the Pittsburgh and Surburban Rifle League on March 13, Frazier-Simplex (13-0) defeated Irwin Post 228 (0-12), 1,445-1,126, and Dormont-Mt. Lebanon (10-3) beat Allegheny (5-8), 1,478-1,448. Murrysville (4-9) had a bye. Frazier-Simplex’s John Husk shot a 299 for the high score of the week. Irwin’s...
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Analysis: Trump’s legal troubles far from over as Mueller probe ends

The Washington Post
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:22 p.m
The conclusion of the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign hardly spells the end of President Donald Trump’s legal woes. Nearly every organization Trump has run over the last decade remains under investigation by state or federal authorities, and he is mired...

Lincoln Park hangs on for 1-point victory over Trinity in PIAA championship

Chris Harlan
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:19 p.m
HERSHEY — This wasn’t the first time Lincoln Park built a double-digit lead and then held its breath until the clock reached zeroes. But this time was for the state championship. “It’s always scary when we’re starting to give up a lead,” senior Casey Oliver said, “because we’ve done it...
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Lyles pitches Pirates past Phillies, possibly locking up final spot in rotation

Kevin Gorman
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:02 p.m
Jordan Lyles possibly locked up the fifth spot in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ starting rotation in his final start of spring training. Lyles allowed seven hits with five strikeouts and no walks as the Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-3, on Saturday in a split-squad Grapefruit League game at LECOM Park...
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Barbra Streisand under fire for Michael Jackson remarks

Associated Press
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 3:48 p.m
NEW YORK — Barbra Streisand is coming under intense criticism on social media for telling a British newspaper that two men who say they were molested as children by Michael Jackson were “thrilled to be there” and that the alleged abuse “didn’t kill them.” In a wide-ranging interview with the...
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Saturday morning fire displaces Monessen family

Jeff Himler
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 3:20 p.m
Fire officials say children playing with matches sparked a Saturday morning blaze that heavily damaged a Monessen home, displacing the family that lives there. No charges will be filed because of the young age of the children, according to Monessen Fire Department Station 1 Chief Chris Rhome. No one was...
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Former Penguins defenseman Jamie Oleksiak gets right back to where he started from

Jonathan Bombulie
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 2:41 p.m
DALLAS – There are very few players in the history of hockey who can relate to what defenseman Jamie Oleksiak has gone through in the past two seasons. In December of 2017, the Dallas Stars shipped him to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a fourth-round draft pick. In January, the Penguins...
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Editorial: Who won the Michael Rosfeld homicide trial?

No Winners In Rosfeld Outcome
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 2:30 p.m
No one won. On Friday, when a jury concluded the four-day homicide trial of Michael Rosfeld with three and a half hours of deliberation and an acquittal, there was no real victory. Rosfeld didn’t win the case. He just won’t go to jail. He can walk away from the courthouse,...

Penguins’ Jared McCann sees no need to apologize for racking up empty-net goals

Jonathan Bombulie
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 2:26 p.m
DALLAS – Since he joined the Pittsburgh Penguins in a Feb. 1 trade, four of the nine goals Jared McCann has scored were shot into an empty net. That’s the kind of development that will earn McCann some good-natured razzing from teammates who will chide him for picking low-hanging fruit,...
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Demonstrators march through Pittsburgh day after Rosfeld found not guilty

Megan Guza
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 2:25 p.m
The day after a jury found Michael Rosfeld not guilty of homicide in the shooting and killing of 17-year Antwon Rose II has brought mixed reactions. The heads of two of the city’s most powerful philanthropic institutions shared in the shock and outrage that brought people into the streets Friday...

Group proposes county Vets of War on Terror monument

Joe Napsha And Jeff Himler
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 2:14 p.m
A group seeking to raise money for a proposed Westmoreland County Veterans of the War on Terror Monument took a step toward gaining public awareness Saturday by installing a sign about the project at the site next to Twin Lakes Park. The monument, expected to cost about $350,000, is planned...
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West Chester Bayard Rustin tops Montour to claim Class A Pennsylvania Cup

Andrew John
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 2:14 p.m
After leading PIHL Class A in goals scored, Montour’s offense was held in check against West Chester Bayard Rustin Saturday in the Pennsylvania Cup Class A championship game. WC Rustin showed its scoring prowess in an 11-3 victory over the Spartans (21-2) at RMU Island Sports Center. WC Rustin captured...
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Hot goalies keeping lid on Penguins offense

Jonathan Bombulie
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 2:13 p.m
DALLAS — The Pittsburgh Penguins caught a break when the Dallas Stars decided starting goalie Ben Bishop, who leads the league with a .932 save percentage this season, would get Saturday night off. Yeah, some break. Instead, they were to face backup Anton Khudobin, who is eighth in the league...
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Hays bald eagles welcome first eaglet of 2019

Tom Davidson
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 2:07 p.m
The Hays bald eagles welcomed their first eaglet of the season Saturday afternoon. The eaglet emerged from its egg at 1:14 p.m., four hours after a pip (small crack) was observed on the egg. It is the ninth eaglet the Hays couple have hatched in their years there. Two eggs...

Florida newspaper posts video of 2017 high-wire accident

Associated Press
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 2:02 p.m
SARASOTA, Fla. — A Florida newspaper has posted video of a 2017 high-wire accident that sent five performers in tightrope-walking star Nik Wallenda’s troupe tumbling more than 30 feet to the ground. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune obtained the video from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. Wallenda was among eight performers rehearsing...
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Sounding off: We don’t need self-driving cars

Tribune-Review
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 2:00 p.m
Can someone please tell me why on earth we need self-driving cars? This is one of the biggest wastes of time, money and technology I’ve ever seen. Not only that, but you still need to sit behind the wheel. What’s the advantage, and who gets sued when your so-called self-driving...

North Catholic falls to Bethlehem Catholic in PIAA Class 4A championship

David Bohr
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 1:57 p.m
HERSHEY — North Catholic fell in the PIAA Class 4A girls basketball finals to Bethlehem Catholic, 60-49, Saturday afternoon at Giant Center. The Trojanettes (26-4) faced a 52-42 deficit with 2 minutes, 22 seconds remaining, but made things interesting with a quick 7-0 run. Tess Myers scored on a putback...
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PIAA Class 5A girls championship breakdown: Chartiers Valley vs. Archbishop Carroll

Chris Harlan
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 1:47 p.m
PIAA Class 5A girls championship Chartiers Valley vs. Archbishop Carroll 6 p.m., Saturday at Giant Center, Hershey TV: PCN Radio: WJPA-FM/TribLive HSSN Chartiers Valley (29-0) Coach: Tim McConnell No., Name, Pos., Ht., Yr. 4, Megan McConnell, G, 5-7, Jr. 12, Mackenzie Wagner, G, 5-10, Sr. 23, Alexandra Ferrella, G, 5-6,...
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Experts warn Midwest flood risk could persist for months

Associated Press
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 1:38 p.m
ST. LOUIS — Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may only be temporary. Rainfall and some snowmelt spurred flooding in recent weeks that’s blamed in three deaths so...
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Man convicted of manslaughter in fatal post-Super Bowl fight

Associated Press
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 1:35 p.m
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. — A man has been convicted of passion provocation manslaughter in the stabbing death of another man after a fight in New Jersey during celebrations over the Philadelphia Eagles’ victory in the Super Bowl last year. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that jurors acquitted 57-year-old Supreme Life of...
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Cruise ship passengers hauled off ailing ship by helicopter

Associated Press
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 12:45 p.m
HELSINKI — A cruise ship with engine problems sent a mayday call off Norway’s western coast on Saturday, then began evacuating its 1,300 passengers and crew amid stormy seas and heavy winds in a high-risk helicopter rescue operation. The Norwegian newspaper VG said the Viking Sky cruise ship ran into...
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Florida city dismantles, relocates Confederate statue

Associated Press
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 12:42 p.m
LAKELAND, Fla. — A statue of a Confederate soldier is being removed from a Florida park. The statue had stood at the center of Lakeland’s Munn Park for 109 years. City officials began dismantling the monument Friday. City commissioners voted in December 2017 to start the process to move the...
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PIAA Class 3A boys championship breakdown: Lincoln Park vs. Trinity

Chris Harlan
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:50 a.m
PIAA Class 3A boys championship Lincoln Park vs. Trinity (Camp Hill) 2 p.m., Saturday at Giant Center, Hershey TV: PCN Radio: WBVP-AM/TribLive HSSN Lincoln Park (26-4) Coach: Mike Bariski No., Name, Pos., Ht., Yr. 0, Montae Reddix, F, 6-5, So. 1, Johnnie Bryant, G, 6-0, Jr. 5, Isaiah Smith, G,...
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Penn State clinches 8th NCAA wrestling title in 9 years

Paul Schofield
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:40 a.m
The suspense of which team was going to win another NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship title ended early on Saturday at PPG Paints Arena. Penn State claimed its eighth team title in the past nine years during the morning session and ninth in school history. Penn State has five wrestlers...

Pirates to put Melky Cabrera, Francisco Liriano on Opening Day roster

Kevin Gorman
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:15 a.m
The Pittsburgh Pirates have committed to outfielder Melky Cabrera and left-handed pitcher Francisco Liriano making their Opening Day roster. Saturday was the deadline for the Pirates to make that decision, per the retention bonus protocol. The 34-year-old Cabrera, a career .280 hitter, is expected to serve as their fourth outfielder....
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Ohio governor wants to raise age to buy tobacco to 21

Associated Press
| Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:13 a.m
DAYTON, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is proposing raising the minimum age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21 as part of his two-year state budget. The Dayton Daily News reports the plan also would include vaping products, which are growing in popularity among high school students. About 20...
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