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Charles Barkley on LaVar Ball: ‘Village missing an idiot’

Samson X Horne
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:38 p.m.
Charles Barkley has had his fill of LaVar Ball. TMZ Sports asked the NBA legend about the New Orleans Pelicans’ No. 1 draft pick Zion Williamson’s potential but the conversation turned to Barkley’s impression of LaVar Ball. “I don’t talk about LaVar Ball. Wherever LaVar Ball is, there’s a village...
Categories: Sports | US-World

Highlands School District board OKs 1% tax hike for 2019-20

Natasha Lindstrom
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:36 p.m.
Property taxes will climb by 1% next year for homeowners in the Highland School District, or about $25 per $100,000 in assessed property value, district officials said Tuesday. The tax hike — which does not require state approval — is less than the 3.3% increase in a preliminary budget that...

Robert Mueller agrees to testify publicly before 2 House panels next month

Associated Press
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:27 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Democrats say Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before the House Judiciary and intelligence committees after both panels issued subpoenas to him Tuesday evening. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff say in a joint statement that the special counsel has...

Search on for missing West Newton teen

Jeff Himler
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:11 p.m.
West Newton police are searching for a teen who ran away from her home in the borough Tuesday afternoon. The girl, 16-year-old Donna Long, left her home at about 1:30 p.m. and was reported missing at about 5 p.m., police said. She was last seen wearing a gray tank top...
Categories: Local | Westmoreland

Trib HSSN rewind: A look back at the 2018 WPIAL boys soccer season

Bill Beckner
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:04 p.m.
West Allegheny turned WPIAL title game disappointment into PIAA glory. The Indians bounced back from a razor-thin, 1-0 loss to Franklin Regional to win four consecutive state playoff games — including a 4-0 win over Strath Haven in the finals for their 14th shutout of the season — to celebrate...

Assembly eyes open primaries, end to straight ticket voting

Associated Press
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:01 p.m.
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania voters would be able to vote in primaries even if they aren’t Democrats or Republicans and have easier absentee ballot deadlines under election law changes being considered by the Legislature. The Senate on Tuesday voted 42 to 8 on Tuesday for a bill that would let unaffiliated...
Categories: News | Pennsylvania | Top Stories

Terrell Edmunds ‘starstruck’ about meeting former Steelers safety Donnie Shell

Joe Rutter
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:55 p.m.
Terrell Edmunds is entering his second season with the Pittsburgh Steelers. That familiarity doesn’t mean the 22-year-old strong safety isn’t in awe when in the company of one of the best to play his position. Several former and current Steelers players recently conducted a fan camp in Mexico City. Edmunds...
Categories: Sports | Steelers

Cox and socks: Jeannette grad has some fun with “solemade” company

Bill Beckner
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:55 p.m.
Demetrious Cox likes to stay up on trendy fashions when he can, and if he didn’t already have a mean sock game, he will now. Cox, a Jeannette native who is primed to go to training camp with the Cincinnati Bengals, teamed up with “solemade,” a sock company out of...
Categories: Sports | Other Local

East Huntingdon beautician loved faith, friends, family

Jacob Tierney
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:37 p.m.
Dorothy Johnson was always able to brighten someone’s day, whether it was with a bouquet, a great meal or a new hairdo. “Her cup was not just half full; her cup was overflowing,” said her daughter, Donna Britt. Mrs. Johnson ran Dorothy’s Beauty Shop out of her East Huntingdon home...
Categories: News | Obituaries

State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to run for U.S. House, Democrats say

Associated Press
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:36 p.m.
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is telling fellow Democrats that he’s going to run for Congress in a Harrisburg-area district that’s in Republican hands, two Democratic Party figures told The Associated Press on Tuesday. DePasquale told them and others that he is planning to announce his candidacy in...
Categories: News | Politics Election

Giant Eagle proposes expanded Unity GetGo with beer sales, car wash

Jeff Himler
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:07 p.m.
Giant Eagle wants to include seating for 30 diners, beer sales and a drive-through car wash as part of an expanded Get Go convenience store it is proposing in Unity. Township Solicitor Gary Falatovich said supervisors likely will vote at their July 18 meeting on a conditional use zoning approval...
Categories: Local | Westmoreland

Peters Township’s Joe Maize resigns as baseball coach after 35 years

Chris Harlan
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:49 p.m.
A sign in Joe Maize’s game room reminds visitors that “Baseball Lives Here,” an item he picked up while visiting Cooperstown, N.Y. “I used to have it over our entrance way when you walked into our house, and my wife after about five years finally said that needs to go...
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Pair of WPIAL titles part of successful school year for Class 4A Trib HSSN Sports Cup champ

Don Rebel
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:33 p.m.
In July, America celebrates the 50th anniversary of arriving on the moon with the famous narrative, “the Eagle has landed.” South Park also is celebrating this summer as the Eagles have landed the Class 4A Trib HSSN Sports Cup. A steady stream of success across the board, along with championship...
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Penguins GM Jim Rutherford hoping to replicate important trade

Jonathan Bombulie
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:23 p.m.
When Jim Rutherford talks about the second act of his managerial career, the one that brought him back-to-back Stanley Cup championships with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016-17, his first inclination is to be humble. “I already had a great advantage when you come into a team with (Sidney) Crosby and...
Categories: Sports | Penguins

Guy Reschenthaler: Combatting our veterans’ mental health crisis

Guy Reschenthaler
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:00 p.m.
Twenty veterans die by suicide each day. Additionally, up to 20% of veterans who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or major depression. As our nation recognizes PTSD Awareness Month in June, it is important that we draw attention to these...

Pat Buchanan: War with Iran would become ‘Trump’s War’

Pat Buchanan
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:00 p.m.
President Trump cannot want war with Iran.Such a war, no matter how long, would be fought in and around the Persian Gulf, through which a third of the world’s seaborne oil travels. It could trigger a worldwide recession and imperil Trump’s reelection. It would widen the “forever war,” which Trump...

UConn heads toward football independence

Associated Press
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:55 p.m.
NEW YORK — UConn football is on the road to independence and the American Athletic Conference is not feeling any pressure to replace the Huskies when they leave for the Big East. Connecticut is set to announce later this week it will be leaving the AAC and rejoining the Big...
Categories: Sports | US-World

Justice Department says Omarosa Manigault Newman didn’t file financial disclosure report

The Washington Post
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:50 p.m.
The Justice Department on Tuesday filed a civil complaint against Omarosa Manigault Newman, accusing the former reality TV show contestant who served as an aide to President Trump of not filing a required financial disclosure report after she left the White House. The six-page complaint alleges that Manigault Newman —...
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David Bradshaw closing in on 4th title at Frank B. Fuhrer Invitational

Paul Schofield
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:33 p.m.
Most golfers consider Round 3 of a tournament as moving day. There wasn’t much movement, however, during Tuesday’s round at the annual Frank B. Fuhrer Jr. Invitational at Pittsburgh Field Club, and that was just fine for three-time champion David Bradshaw. The Harper’s Ferry, W.Va., native, who competes on the...
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What the UPMC-Highmark truce does and doesn’t mean for patients

Natasha Lindstrom
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:18 p.m.
A day after UPMC and Highmark reached a 10-year pact, patients across Western Pennsylvania are awaiting answers on precisely what the unexpected deal between the nonprofit health giants means for them. Patients who severed ties with longtime doctors are hopeful they can return to the physician teams who know them...

Pennsylvania House passes pyramid scheme protection bill

Nicole C. Brambila
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:10 p.m.
A bill designed to protect consumers against pyramid schemes unanimously passed the Pennsylvania House Monday. House Bill 1534 amends the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law and highlights the distinction between direct-sale companies with a pyramid-like structure and “fly-by-night” operators attempting to rip off the public. “My bill would...
Categories: News | Pennsylvania

Brew Gentlemen in Braddock to host ‘Creole Cookout’

Paul Guggenheimer
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:09 p.m.
A lot of foods go good with beer and Brew Gentlemen is betting that you think Cajun and Haitian inspired dishes are among them. The popular Braddock craft brewer is holding a “Creole Cookout” Saturday at its new outdoor venue BG Open Air, a collaboration with the Blue Sparrow which...
Categories: Lifestyles | Food Drink

Officials: Allegheny County overdose deaths dropped significantly last year

Nicole C. Brambila
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:54 p.m.
Accidental overdose deaths in Allegheny County dropped 41% last year, according to the medical examiner’s office. Accidental overdoses claimed 432 people in 2018 compared to 737 in 2017, according to county data. This marks the fewest deaths over the past three years. In 2016, 650 people died from an overdose....

Pa. squad aims to snap losing skid at 40th annual Penn-Ohio All-Star Football Classic

Greg Macafee
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:45 p.m.
Football players from Pennsylvania and Ohio will square off at Geneva College’s Reeves Field in Beaver Falls on Wednesday for the 40th annual Penn-Ohio All-Star Football Classic. The two teams will kick off around 7 p.m., and the Pennsylvania squad will be looking for its first win in three years....

Democrats’ emoluments lawsuit against Trump can proceed, federal judge rules

The Washington Post
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:44 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Rejecting a request from President Trump, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday cleared the way for nearly 200 Democrats in Congress to continue their lawsuit against him alleging that his private business violates an anti-corruption provision of the Constitution. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan declined to...
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Ravens go all-in on Lamar Jackson, and their remade offense proves it

The Washington Post
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:41 p.m.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The speakers behind the end zone of the sun-splashed practice field blared the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” as the Baltimore Ravens offense broke the huddle. A wall of offensive players lined up behind the formation, facing the defense. Coaches lurked. A few steps behind center, in the...
Categories: Sports | NFL

Weather an expensive wash-out along popular Butler-Freeport, Roaring Run trails

Mary Ann Thomas
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:39 p.m.
It’s a washout for two nonprofit trail organizations scrambling to cover about $60,000 in repairs to the Roaring Run Trail in Kiski Township and the Butler-Freeport Community Trail. Relentless storms over the past month caused washouts so bad a koi fish was transported from someone’s pond last month onto the...

Ouch! Bengals lose another first-round draft pick to injury

Joe Rutter
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:39 p.m.
Another year, another first-round draft pick that is down and out for the lowly Cincinnati Bengals. Already picked to finish at the bottom of the AFC North, the Bengals didn’t help their cause for escaping the basement Tuesday when they announced that first-rounder Jonah Williams, the No. 11 overall selection...
Categories: Sports | Steelers

Westmoreland judge defends ruling overturning rape conviction

Rich Cholodofsky
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:38 p.m.
A Westmoreland County judge Tuesday defended his decision to give a new trial to a Unity man accused of repeatedly raping a teen-aged girl for three years. Common Pleas Court Judge Tim Krieger issued a three-page opinion in which he said evidence presented against Bruce Palmer, 34, during trial last...
Categories: Local | Westmoreland

Bengals 1st-rounder Jonah Williams likely out for season after surgery

Associated Press
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:31 p.m.
CINCINNATI — Bengals rookie offensive tackle Jonah Williams is expected to miss the season after surgery for a torn labrum in his left shoulder. The team said in a statement Williams is expected to make a full recovery. He was injured at a practice earlier this month. The Bengals drafted...
Categories: Sports | NFL

Man fired from Yokoso restaurant after sharing anti-Semitic Facebook post

Madasyn Czebiniak And Ben Schmitt
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:31 p.m.
An assistant manager of a Waterfront restaurant was fired Monday after his employer said he shared an anti-Semitic post on social media. “I would like to sincerely apologize for the action of one of my employees. It is inexcusable and nothing can make up for it,” Jeff Kim, the owner...

Feds: California Rep. Duncan Hunter used campaign cash for affairs

Associated Press
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:26 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California illegally used campaign funds to finance romantic flings with lobbyists and congressional aides, spending thousands of dollars on meals, cocktails and vacations, federal prosecutors say. Details about the married Republican congressman’s alleged affairs were outlined in a government court filing late...
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George Guido: Class of ’14 was special group of WPIAL athletes

George Guido
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:12 p.m.
Let’s give a big shout out to the WPIAL Class of 2014. Why would we want to salute a graduating class that’s been gone for five years? That’s because, for the first time history, an athlete from a WPIAL school has been selected in the first round of the NFL,...

Development company plans $57 million SouthSide Works complex

Bob Bauder
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:11 p.m.
An Indianapolis-based developer is planning a $57 million apartment complex on one of the last remaining vacant parcels in the SouthSide Works, according to the Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority. TWG Development purchased a 2.3-acre lot at Sidney and Sarah Streets in April for $1 million and plans a five-story complex...

Leechburg man pleads guilty to forcing boy to watch sex act

Rich Cholodofsky
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:08 p.m.
A Leechburg man pleaded guilty Tuesday to one felony offense for forcing a teen-aged boy to watch him and an adult woman have sex two years ago. Mark Leone, 50, formerly of Allegheny Township, was sentenced by Westmoreland County Common Pleas Judge Meagan Bilik-DeFazio to serve up to 23 months...

Sinclair’s purchase of regional sports networks draws ire of Booker, Sanders and Warren

Cq-Roll Call
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:06 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Sens. Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have gotten together to criticize the acquisition of 21 regional sports networks by Sinclair Broadcast Group, asking what the FCC and the Justice Department might be doing about it. The sports channels, which televise major professional and college sports to...

North Huntingdon woman sues Wendel-Herminie club over charity motorcycle wreck

Rich Cholodofsky
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:04 p.m.
A North Huntingdon woman who was injured when she was thrown from the back of a motorcycle last summer during a charity event contends a local social club that sponsored the benefit ride was at fault. According to a two-count lawsuit filed in Westmoreland County, Kelly Franz said members of...
Categories: Local | Westmoreland

21 more people charged in federal prison drug smuggling ring

Tom Davidson
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:53 p.m.
A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh has indicted more people and added charges in an investigation into a prison drug smuggling ring that authorities dismantled in January. “This drug trafficking organization, which consists largely of repeat offenders, peddled dangerous drugs in prisons and in our communities. If this type of...
Categories: Local | Regional

Widespread web outage in Northeast traced to Pittsburgh, report says

Paul Guggenheimer
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:44 p.m.
Did your Verizon service go out Monday? Well, you’re not the only one. A widespread outage affecting Verizon customers as well as thousands of websites serviced by Cloudfare in the Northeast hit at about 7 a.m. The problem that caused it all can be traced to a small commercial internet...

Former Norwin standout Palaschak takes over WCCC women’s volleyball team

Bill Beckner
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:39 p.m.
Michael Palaschak has been a PIAA volleyball official for 13 years and has worked a number of local high school matches. But now the Norwin graduate is set to take over the women’s team at Westmoreland County Community College. The school announced it has hired him as head coach. “I...
Categories: Sports | College-District

U.S. Attorney: Butler woman tried to embarrass people with medical records

Chuck Biedka
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:39 p.m.
A 62-year-old woman working with private medical records shared that information in order to embarrass and distress the people, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Pittsburgh. Linda Sue Kalina, of Butler, was sentenced to a year in federal prison followed by three years of supervision for violating health privacy...

El Campesino to open restaurant at the Waterfront in Homestead

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:38 p.m.
Enjoy some Mexican food at a brand new spot Saturday at the Waterfront in Homestead. El Campesino at The Waterfront will celebrate its grand opening. The fiesta includes drink tastings, specials and live music. “We’ve been getting calls from excited patrons since the day we announced El Campesino was joining...

Greensburg Salem pays $140K to ex-high school principal who claimed he was ‘blackballed’

Jacob Tierney
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:31 p.m.
Greensburg Salem School District will pay a $140,000 settlement to an ex-administrator who claimed he was discriminated against because of his involvement in an earlier staffing controversy. Former high school Associate Principal Joey L. Maluchnik sued the district in May 2017, claiming district officials blackballed him by refusing to promote...

IUP tabs Appleby women’s senior athlete of year

Bill Beckner
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:27 p.m.
Carolyn Appleby gathered numerous accolades after a prosperous senior season on the basketball court at IUP. So, what’s one more? Appleby on Tuesday was named the IUP Women’s Senior of the Year as part of the school’s Crimson and Gray athletic awards. She also took home the school’s postseason player...
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Surveillance system helps police nab shoplifters at Pittsburgh Mills complex

Madasyn Czebiniak
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:22 p.m.
A state-of-the-art surveillance system at the Pittsburgh Mills mall complex in Frazer is helping police crack down on an increase in shoplifters caused by the opioid epidemic, police Chief Terry Kuhns said. “People who are addicted to opioids are coming up here and stealing items to support their drug habit,”...

Weather smiles on Springdale’s Fireman’s Jubilee after soggy opening

Chuck Biedka
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:11 p.m.
Inclement weather chased people away from the opening night of the annual Fireman’s Jubilee in Springdale, but organizers got a better forecast and extended the family food special to bring people back in droves Tuesday. The 90-year-old Fireman’s Jubilee is the major fundraiser for the Springdale Volunteer Fire Department. The...

Pittsburgh marks 50th anniversary of Stonewall riots with non-discrimination legislation

Bob Bauder
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:08 p.m.
Pittsburgh plans to outlaw discrimination based on gender identity and gender expression. City officials Tuesday observed the 50th anniversary of riots in New York City that touched off the LGBT movement in America by proposing legislation that would update an existing non-discrimination ordinance to include gender identity and expression as...

It’s on: The World Cup clash between the U.S. and France

Associated Press
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:05 p.m.
PARIS — It wasn’t just the fans who were looking forward to a quarterfinal clash between France and the defending champion United States at the Women’s World Cup. Megan Rapinoe clearly was, too. “I hope it’s huge and crazy. That’s what it should be,” Rapinoe said just after the match...
Categories: Sports | US-World

Editorial: Treat record-high drug addiction in jail

| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:01 p.m.
Addiction threatens our safety and our wallets. We know that people have drug problems. If it isn’t in your family, it’s an other-people problem. If you don’t take pills, or heroin, or cocaine, why is it something that you have to think about? It’s because more of the people around...
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West Allegheny’s Hendrick shines at summer showcases

Greg Macafee
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:00 p.m.
West Allegheny outfielder/pitcher Austin Hendrick continues to make a name for himself as one of the best hitters in the 2020 MLB Draft. On Thursday, the Mississippi State recruit produced one of the hardest hit balls of the inaugural PDP League at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. The rising senior...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell: Economy facing growing uncertainties

Associated Press
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:58 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday the economic outlook has become cloudier since early May, with rising uncertainties over trade and global growth causing the central bank to reassess its next move on interest rates. Speaking to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, Powell said...
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Class 5A Trib HSSN Sports Cup champion is repeat winner

Don Rebel
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:54 p.m.
Last year, Mars rode the coattails of two championship basketball teams to win the Trib HSSN Sports Cup in Class 5A. This past school year, it was a more balanced attack for the Fightin’ Planets as they have been crowned 5A champions once again. “A lot of our teams did...
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Video shows rescue of baby from plastic bag in Georgia woods

Associated Press
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:40 p.m.
CUMMING, Ga. — A Georgia sheriff is releasing dramatic body-cam video showing the rescue of a newborn girl who was found alive inside a plastic bag in the woods. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office made the video public Tuesday in hopes that it will generate credible tips in the case....
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Report: Westmoreland County one of the ‘transitional’ counties in Appalachia

Stephen Huba
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:32 p.m.
A new federal government report places Westmoreland County among the 217 economically “transitional” counties in Appalachia, based on levels of unemployment, per capita income and poverty. The Appalachian Regional Commission report, titled “County Economic Status Designations for Fiscal Year 2020,” ranks all 420 counties in Appalachia using national census, labor...
Categories: Local | Westmoreland

Duck Donuts now delivers in Outer Banks

Steven Adams
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:25 p.m.
Your Outer Banks vacation just got a little sweeter. The legendary Duck Donuts will now deliver their circles of sweet goodness to the door of your beach house. There’s no minimum so go ahead and order yourself a little something. Duck Donuts DELIVERS! Enjoy free delivery week now until June...

Lawsuit: Lewd photo of nursing home resident shared on Snapchat

Megan Guza
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:19 p.m.
Staff members at a Butler County nursing home allegedly took lewd photos of a resident suffering from dementia and shared the photo on multiple social media platforms, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit claims staff at Paramount Senior Living at Seven Fields took a photo of an 83-year-old...

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford chosen for Hockey Hall of Fame induction

Jonathan Bombulie
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:14 p.m.
Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford turned 70 back in February, but all it took was one phone call Tuesday afternoon to turn him into a teenager sending a text. “I said, ‘OMG,’” Rutherford relayed, describing his reaction when he heard Lanny McDonald and John Davidson were on the other...
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North Schuylkill linebacker Tyler Elsdon commits to Penn State

Jerry DiPaola
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:10 p.m.
Penn State received its 13th verbal commitment from the class of 2020 Tuesday when three-star linebacker Tyler Elsdon of North Schuylkill High School announced on Twitter his plans to enroll next year. There's no place like HOME! #WeAre @CoachPry_LBU @coachjfranklin @coachhall_ pic.twitter.com/jMitEPMWKX— Tyler Elsdon (@Tyler_Elsdon40) June 25, 2019 Elsdon, 6-foot-2,...
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Coyotes the subject of Pa. Game Commission presentation in Murrysville

Patrick Varine
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 2:54 p.m.
Interest in the local coyote population has continued to rise in recent years as trail cameras have captured photos of the elusive canines prowling around the region at night. Coyotes have been spotted in Murrysville, Penn Hills, Tarentum, New Kensington, Connellsville and Mt. Lebanon in the past few years. But...

Driver accused of fleeing Route 30 crash near Westmoreland Mall

Paul Peirce
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 2:39 p.m.
Area firefighters and state police Monday searched a neighborhood along the border of Hempfield and Unity to find a man who fled the scene of a wreck on Route 30, state police said. David L. Jellison, 27, of Hostetter, was arraigned on multiple criminal charges Tuesday in connection with the...

Duquesne teen sentenced to minimum 20 years for two shootings, one fatal

Megan Guza
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 2:29 p.m.
An Allegheny County judge Tuesday sentenced 17-year-old Thomas McKissick to at least 20 years in prison on charges of homicide and attempted homicide that stemmed from two separate 2017 incidents in Duquesne, according to the District Attorney’s Office. The first incident happened Oct. 10, 2017, when a 16-year-old boy met...

Apple says it plans to turn Seattle into ‘key engineering hub’ with 2,000 new workers

The Seattle Times
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 2:13 p.m.
SEATTLE — Apple plans to add 2,000 software and hardware jobs in Seattle within the next five years, starting with 200 additional jobs this year, company officials said Monday at a news conference with Mayor Jenny Durkan. “If you look at where they’ve grown elsewhere in the country, their growth...
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Time’s running out for treats at Schorr Family Bakeries in Pittsburgh

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 2:07 p.m.
The clock on the wall shaped like a slice of bread represents the end of an era. It’s time to stop baking. For 45 years, the Schorr family has been kneading dough for their community bakeries with locations in Pittsburgh’s Observatory Hill and West View locations. Saturday will be the...

Leechburg man accused of shooting woman in face to be released from jail while awaiting trial

Chuck Biedka
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 2:06 p.m.
A Leechburg man accused of shooting a woman in the face before shooting himself will be released from jail while he awaits trial. Roy Edward Berry Jr., 49, was granted a $10,000 non-monetary bond Tuesday after he waived his preliminary hearing. Berry had been in the Westmoreland County Prison since...

Border official John Sanders resigns amid uproar over migrant children

Associated Press
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 1:51 p.m.
HOUSTON — The acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection resigned Tuesday amid an uproar over the discovery of migrant children being held in pitiful conditions at one of the agency’s stations in Texas. Acting Commissioner John Sanders’ departure deepened the sense of crisis and added to the rapid...
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Pittsburgh’s Zachary Quinto joined all-star cast to read Mueller report

Chris Pastrick
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 1:49 p.m.
At 448 pages, some might find the Mueller report a bit too daunting to read. That’s OK, 18 Hollywood actors will do it for you. Well, an interpretation of it. On Monday, stars the likes of Annette Bening, Kevin Kline, John Lithgow, Alfre Woodard, Justin Long, Alyssa Milano, and Pittsburgh...

Pa. GOP chair Val DiGiorgio resigns after report of sexually explicit messages

Associated Press
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 1:41 p.m.
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s Republican Party chairman stepped down Tuesday as a result of a published report that he had traded sexually charged text messages with a Philadelphia City Council candidate and also sent her an explicit photo. Val DiGiorgio’s resignation was announced by the state Republican Party. In a letter...
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Radio hosts seems to invoke Chiefs coach Andy Reid’s dead son in argument

Matt Rosenberg
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 1:36 p.m.
Kansas City radio host Kevin Kietzman is facing some criticism for seeming to invoke the death of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid’s son against him. The “Between the Lines” host on WHB 810 AM in Kansas City on Monday questioned a Yahoo! Sports report that embattled wide receiver Tyreek Hill...
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National Weather Service confirms rare tornado in W.Va.

Associated Press
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 1:33 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The National Weather Service says storm-related damage indicates a rare tornado touched down in West Virginia. The weather service says on Twitter a tornado hit the Alum Creek area Monday night along U.S. Route 119 southwest of Charleston. The weather service says a survey team is looking...
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West Mifflin rising junior Nahki Johnson gives Pitt verbal pledge

Jerry DiPaola
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 1:33 p.m.
Pitt still has a little room for recruits in its 2020 class, but Pat Narduzzi already has started on 2021. The first rising junior to commit to Pitt’s coach is outside linebacker Nahki Johnson, a recent transfer from Steel Valley to West Mifflin. Momma I’m staying home🗣💙💛#committed #H2P #2ManyLights0n pic.twitter.com/WPzyYNOsfb—...
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Mt. Lebanon man found guilty of third-degree murder in infant daughter’s death

Tom Davidson
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 1:26 p.m.
A 31-year-old Mt. Lebanon man was found guilty of third-degree murder Tuesday in the November 2017 death of his four-month-old daughter. Joseph Gazzam, 31, had entered guilty pleas in April to charges including reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child, along with a general plea to one count...

JCPenney to remain open during Century III Mall demolition

Dillon Carr
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 1:17 p.m.
Century III mall’s lone tenant, JCPenney, said it would remain “for many years to come” despite the mall owner’s plans to demolish the mall and redevelop the property. “While we don’t provide specific details about our real estate activities, I can tell you that JCPenney is committed to keeping our...

First lady’s spokeswoman to be White House press secretary

Associated Press
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 1:02 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Melania Trump has announced that her spokeswoman will be the new White House press secretary. Stephanie Grisham, who has been with the Trumps since 2015, will also take on the role of White House communications director. The first lady tweeted Tuesday that she “can think of no better...

Jeannette man arrested on arson charge in connection with April fire

Renatta Signorini
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:52 p.m.
Jeannette police Tuesday arrested a city man they charged last month with arson and related counts in connection with an April 2 fire. Jason Anthony John, 40, was being held in the Westmoreland County Prison on $250,000 bail. Authorities accuse John of setting an abandoned North Third Street home on...

Penguins to open regular season with 4-game homestand

Jonathan Bombulie
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:28 p.m.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will open 2019-20 with a relatively soft early schedule filled with plenty of home games, but over the course of the next six-plus months, they’ll be tested by plenty of back-to-backs. The Penguins open with a four-game homestand, starting with the Oct. 3 opener against Buffalo and...
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Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana

Associated Press
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:20 p.m.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois’ new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation legalizing small amounts of marijuana for recreational use, the 11th state to do so and the first to implement a comprehensive statewide cannabis marketplace designed by legislators. Legalization in Illinois also means that nearly...
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WR Johnny Holton has distinct role in mind for Steelers

Chris Adamski
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:17 p.m.
At first glance, it’s almost impossible to ignore — a coincidental quirk that results in a far-too-easy punchline. So, Johnny Holton, as the guy who switched places with Antonio Brown, you’re the perennial All Pro’s replacement, right? “Oh no,” the veteran wide receiver said, a combination of laughing and recoiling...
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Latest round of Catholic Charities grants supports housing, feeding programs

Stephen Huba
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:13 p.m.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg has awarded $37,500 in grants to eight organizations from its Diocesan Poverty Relief Fund. The fund, founded by former Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt in 2009, is for organizations in the four-county diocese that accept and promote the mission of the Catholic Church in...
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Winning Cash 5 ticket worth $400K sold in Pittsburgh

Madasyn Czebiniak
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:02 p.m.
A jackpot-winning Cash 5 ticket for Monday’s drawing was sold at a Downtown Pittsburgh business. The winner will receive $400,000. The ticket was sold at Faber Coe & Gregg, 500 Grant St. The business will receive $500 for selling the winning ticket. The ticket matched all five balls drawn, 09-10-13-35-36....

New charge filed against Hempfield man accused of threatening church, pastor

Renatta Signorini
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:00 p.m.
A Hempfield man accused of leaving threatening messages for the pastor of a Penn Township church was arrested Tuesday on a charge of flight to avoid apprehension. Mark Eugene Ray, 59, was found hiding in an East Pittsburgh home June 3, 10 days after he allegedly fled from police trying...
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Thousands expected at Greek Food Festival in Oakmont this weekend

Michael DiVittorio
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:55 a.m.
Thousands of hungry folks are expected to flock to Oakmont for the annual Greek Food Festival. It is the 45th year for the festival at the Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church. The festival will run from noon to 11 p.m. on June 28-30 at 12 Washington Ave. At...
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Richard King Mellon, R.K. Mellon Family foundations tap heir as new leader

Deb Erdley
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:52 a.m.
Richard A. Mellon, a grandson of Richard King Mellon, has been named to lead the foundations that bear his grandfather’s name. He was unanimously appointed as chairman and CEO by the boards of both the Richard King Mellon Foundation and the R.K. Mellon Family Foundation, marking the beginning of the...

Girl Scout, 11, killed by falling tree at Indiana camp

Associated Press
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:50 a.m.
CANNELTON, Ind. — An 11-year-old Girl Scout was fatally injured when a tree suddenly fell on her and three others as they walked along a gravel road at a southern Indiana campground, authorities said. It was raining when deputies arrived at Camp Koch about 11:30 a.m. Monday but there had...
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Fort Pitt Museum celebrates 50th anniversary with throwback weekend

Paul Guggenheimer
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:41 a.m.
The Fort Pitt Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary by rolling back prices. On Sunday, the museum is offering admission prices of 50 cents for adults and 25 cents for children, the original admission prices charged when the museum first opened on June 30, 1969. A part of the Smithsonian-affiliated...

Philadelphia police must use transgender person’s chosen name, new policy says

Associated Press
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:40 a.m.
PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia police must use a person’s chosen name and pronoun when interacting with transgender people, regardless of what is listed on their government-issued identification card. The change is part of a new police department policy announced Tuesday that addresses how police should interact with transgender and non-binary people....
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Grand opening for Murrysville park, splash pad set for this weekend

Patrick Varine
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:36 a.m.
A grand opening for the new “destination playground” and splash pad at Murrysville Community Park will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday. The park includes nontraditional features like a small-scale zip line and has features that will appeal to younger and older children alike. Also, we don’t want to ruin...

Jaclyn Smith remembers Farrah Fawcett on 10-year anniversary of her death

Frank Carnevale
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:28 a.m.
Farrah Fawcett’s “Charlie’s Angels’” co-star Jaclyn Smith remembered her friend on the 10-year anniversary of her death as brave and relentless. “Who would have dreamed that this girl who was known for the smile and the hair and the glamour would open up the depths of her soul to share...
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Charges withdrawn in Murrysville hit-and-run tied to lottery scam

Renatta Signorini
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:22 a.m.
Charges were withdrawn Tuesday against a Jamaican national from Maryland accused by police of hitting a Murrysville man with his vehicle while trying to collect $100,000 in an alleged lottery scam. Prosecutors said they dropped two counts against Clint OBrian Robinson, 47, because of an ongoing investigation by the state...
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Cops: Mt. Pleasant man shot at men who claimed he threw beer can at woman

Paul Peirce
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:08 a.m.
A 57-year-old Mt. Pleasant man was arrested by state police on multiple criminal charges, including attempted homicide, after allegedly firing a handgun at two men who confronted him about assaulting a woman at a public housing complex in Fayette County last weekend. Charles Edward Chandler was arrested following the incident...
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Western Pa. companies help fuel healthy snacking

Sarah Sudar
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:01 a.m.
Summer travel is in full effect and the next time you think about grabbing a bag of chips at a gas station — think again. Local producers are offering up healthier alternatives. Here are a few to consider the next time you set out on an adventure or just need...

Steelers 2-a-days: Terrell Edmunds could be a star; brother, Trey, would settle for roster spot

Chris Adamski
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:00 a.m.
Editor’s note: From now until the first practice of training camp at Saint Vincent College, the Trib will be running through the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 90-man roster, assessing each player’s outlook for the 2019 season. The breakdown will go through the roster in mostly-alphabetical order, (at least) two per day, between...
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Pittsburgh using autonomous vehicle data to track parking trends in Strip District

Bob Bauder
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:59 a.m.
Aaron Morris’ first car was a 1987 Pontiac Firebird that he started driving in high school. Now he’s using it to map the congested parking situation in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. Morris and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto on Monday announced that the city will use parking data supplied by Allvision, a...

Officials OK deal with Cincinnati-based developer for Hempfield industrial park

Rich Cholodofsky
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:43 a.m.
County officials this week approved the potential sale of 13 acres at the Westmoreland Technology Park II in Hempfield to a Cincinnati-based commercial real estate development and design firm. Acting as the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corp., county commissioners signed off on the deal to option the property to AI....

Still-life painting workshop set at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

Mary Pickels
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:38 a.m.
Latrobe artist Doreen Currie will offer a still-life painting workshop at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley in August. The “Summer Workshop” is designed for beginner and intermediate artists alike, and is planned 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 2. Currie is an award-winning artist whose paintings were recently...
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Pa. woman uses shovel to kill cobra slithering on her patio

Associated Press
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:37 a.m.
FALLS, Pa. — A Pennsylvania woman used a shovel to kill a cobra she saw slithering on the patio of her apartment. Kathy Kehoe says the squawking of some blue jays outside her unit caught her attention Monday. When she looked outside, she saw a 4 to 5-foot-long serpent. Kehoe,...
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‘CatVideoFest 2019’ in Jeannette benefits animal rescues, art gallery

Mary Pickels
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:34 a.m.
With their big eyes and big attitudes, cats and kittens demand attention. And when they tumble, box the air, chase shadows only they can see, or fall asleep in one’s lap, it’s attention they deserve. You Are Here will host “CatVideoFest 2019” as a benefit for the Jeannette art gallery,...
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Grant will cover Westmoreland, Fayette freight rail line improvements

Rich Cholodofsky
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:34 a.m.
Westmoreland County received a $1.5 million state grant for the second phase of a $3.9 million project to upgrade its 18-mile freight rail line from Hempfield to Connellsville. The grant will pay for most of the $2.1 million cost to rehabilitate infrastructure , officials said. The railroad company will pay...
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Most American-made cars sold in U.S. are Japanese

Bloomberg
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:33 a.m.
While President Donald Trump has been pressing for tariffs on foreign-made cars and parts, it turns out the most American-made cars sold in the United States today are usually Japanese. The annual “American-Made Index” compiled by Cars.com found nine of the 15 most U.S.-sourced vehicles are manufactured by Honda and...
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Houston infant dies with 90-plus fractures; parents charged

Associated Press
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:31 a.m.
HOUSTON — The parents of a Houston infant have been charged in her death after an autopsy found the child suffered a cracked skull and more than 90 fractures just days after being brought home from the hospital. Harris County prosecutors said Monday that Jazmine Robin, who was born prematurely,...
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U.S. consumer confidence hits lowest level in 21 months

Associated Press
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:30 a.m.
WASHINGTON — American consumers are feeling less confident this month as heightened trade tensions take a toll. The Conference Board, a business research group, says its consumer confidence index fell to 121.5 in June from a revised 131.3 in June after rising in April and May. The June reading was...
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Owners of banned fraternity house sue Penn State

Deb Erdley
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:03 a.m.
More than two years after the February 2017 death of Timothy Piazza, a Penn State student who died of injuries he sustained during an alcohol-fueled fraternity pledge event, the lawsuits just keep coming. The Associated Press is reporting the fraternity corporation that owns the shuttered Beta Theta Pi fraternity house...
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Top Picks from the Wine Cellar: 6 to try with those tasty summer salads

Dave DeSimone
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:01 a.m.
Summer should be about sharing relaxing moments outside on fine sunny days. Savoring a casual, yet creative summer salad paired with a glass or two of wine provides the perfect opportunity to do so. Stick to salads that go beyond just lettuce and croutons by adding fresh seasonal ingredients. In...

Letter to the editor: Wealth tax could decrease poverty

| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:00 a.m.
I would like to see Congress pass a new program into law to replace the former Aid To Families With Dependent Children program, which was passed under FDR in 1935 and abolished in 1996. Since its abolition, there has been a large increase in the number of people (especially children) living in “extreme poverty” (meaning living on less than $2 per day) and “deep poverty” (meaning at a level half of the official poverty line).

Letter to the editor: Call for Styrofoam ban

| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:00 a.m.
The unsustainable amount of single- use plastics that Americans use every day terrifies me: 150 million tons of plastic produced each year are used only once, and the problem continues to worsen. Styrofoam, which is very difficult to recycle, is a big contributor to this problem. It makes up a sizeable portion of the North Atlantic garbage patch, and its carcinogenic properties are terrifying. Very soon, just eating fish could lead to an increased risk of

Letter to the editor: More information on U.S. Steel’s Clairton plant

| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:00 a.m.
Your article “How residents grapple with life in the shadows of U.S. Steel’s Clairton Plant” (June 15, TribLIVE) appears incomplete in several respects. First, Clairton supplies almost all of the coke to U.S. Steel’s operations in the U.S. If shut, U.S. Steel would need to import coke to operate and survive and probably import it from China or Russia. Such would not be ideal. Second, the April 2019 proposal to build a cogeneration electricity plant

Pittsburgh ranks among top 20 places to celebrate Fourth of July

Megan Tomasic
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:56 a.m.
Pittsburghers get ready — the city made the Top 20 list of best places to celebrate the Fourth of July out of 100 United States cities. According to WalletHub, a personal credit tech site, Pittsburgh ranked 20th, coming in behind Orlando and before Minneapolis. The site uses a list of...

Iran calls new U.S. sanctions ‘outrageous and idiotic’

Associated Press
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:32 a.m.
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Tuesday sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader and other top officials, saying the measures spell the “permanent closure” for diplomacy between the two nations. Iran’s president described the White House as “afflicted by mental retardation.” President Hassan Rouhani went on...
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Longtime Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik retires

Jonathan Bombulie
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:32 a.m.
Longtime Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik has retired. The 38-year-old made the announcement Tuesday morning. A first-round pick in the 2000 draft, Orpik spent the first 12 years of a 17-year pro career in the Penguins organization. He is eighth on the team’s all-time games played list with 703, second-most...
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Rivers Casino launches online sportsbook

Jamie Martines And Tawnya Panizzi
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:52 a.m.
Think the Steelers will bring home the Vince Lombardi trophy this year? You can place your bet online now. Western Pennsylvania’s first online sportsbook — BetRivers.com — launched Tuesday through Rivers Casino and sports betting provider Rush Street Interactive. Fans can now bet on the go, with all the features...

Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on 10th anniversary of his death

Associated Press
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:30 a.m.
Michael Jackson’s estate paid tribute to his artistry and charity Tuesday as fans make final preparations for gatherings to celebrate his memory on the 10th anniversary of the King of Pop’s death. “Ten years ago today, the world lost a gifted artist and extraordinary humanitarian,” the Jackson estate said in...

Authorities: Pa. man built bomb to warn about alien threat

Associated Press
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:49 a.m.
MYERSTOWN — Authorities say a man who allegedly put a bomb in a parking lot behind a Pennsylvania hotel told them he did it to warn police about aliens bent on destroying the planet. State troopers responded to the Bahney House in Myerstown on Sunday. They discovered a suspicious package...
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Jump in western wildfires means smoke’s health impact will spread

Associated Press
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:47 a.m.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of millions of people and cause a spike in premature deaths. That emerging reality is prompting people in cities...
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New Jersey woman accused of killing identical twin sister

Associated Press
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:41 a.m.
CAMDEN, N.J. — Authorities say a New Jersey woman stabbed her identical twin to death. Camden County’s prosecutor announced on Monday 27-year-old Amanda Ramirez is charged with aggravated manslaughter in the death of her sister, Anna. Police found her unconscious with stab wounds at the Centennial Village Apartments on Saturday....
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2 killed, 3 hospitalized following Philadelphia shootings, stabbing

Associated Press
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:40 a.m.
PHILADELPHIA — A domestic dispute in a Philadelphia neighborhood ended with a man stabbed and three people shot, one fatally. Authorities say the incident may have also spurred another shooting that killed a 24-year-old man. The domestic dispute occurred around 9:40 p.m. Monday. Authorities say a 26-year old man was...
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Pittsburgh closes sections of sidewalk along scenic Mt. Washington

Bob Bauder And Tawnya Panizzi
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:39 a.m.
Pittsburgh has closed several sections of cantilevered sidewalk as a safety precaution along scenic Grandview Avenue in Mt. Washington and expects to spend up to $1 million this year on repairs. Grandview’s four observation decks remain open. Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith of Westwood, who represents Mt. Washington, said structural pillars underneath...

Pittsburgh police seek help identifying man suspected in CVS robbery

Renatta Signorini
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:32 a.m.
Pittsburgh police need help identifying a man who they believe was involved in a robbery last week in Downtown. Investigators released in a Facebook post surveillance images of the suspect who they said entered the CVS on Sixth Street just before 7:45 a.m. on Thursday. The man had his face...

Route 910 reopens after nearly 6 hours closed

Tawnya Panizzi
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:25 a.m.
Route 910 between Harmar and Indiana Township has reopened after being shut down for nearly six hours Tuesday morning. Motorists who travel nearby Freeport Road tangled with heavy delays from the detoured traffic. The portion of Route 910 was closed after a tractor trailer split and the bottom of the...

Property taxes raised for Quaker Valley

Stephanie Hacke
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:00 a.m.
Residents in Quaker Valley School District will be paying more in real estate taxes for the 2019-20 school year. Quaker Valley board members unanimously approved their final $51.7 million spending plan last month. The budget includes a 0.5625-mill increase to the district’s property tax for 2019-20, setting the rate at...
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Police: Man shot and killed trying to force way into Crescent house

Tawnya Panizzi
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:06 a.m.
A Crescent Township resident shot and killed a man who forced his way into a home overnight, Allegheny County police said. The victim is Corey Laguardia, 22, of Hopewell, according to the medical examiner’s office. Homicide detectives responded to the call just after midnight from a home in the 1000...

Podcast part 2: Chris Long recalls ‘shenanigans’ as a kid, college recruiting

Tribune-Review
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:00 a.m.
Recently retired NFL veteran Chris Long talks about the “shenanigans” he got into with friends while growing up, the value of hard work as a three-sport athlete in high school and getting recruited before settling on Virginia during Part 2 of this week’s “Huddle Up with Gus” podcast. Long, son...
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Health Happenings

Shirley Taft
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:01 a.m.
Blood drives — 1-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 501 Fairfield Drive, Hempfield — 1:30-7 p.m. Friday, Greater Latrobe Area High School, 131 High School Road — 1:30-7 p.m., Monday, St. Bruno Church, 1707 S. Poplar St., Greensburg Appointments: 800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org; walk-ins welcome Classes/programs • Excela Health fitness...
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Hand sanitizers not contributing to superbugs, experts say

The Washington Post
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:01 a.m.
Mysteriously slick subway poles, a sneezing colleague, the arrival of flu season: These are all reasons to be grateful for any bottle of alcohol-based hand sanitizer that’s within reach. Yet in an era of superbugs — bacteria that become resistant to antibiotics — and fears about being too clean, you...

Mayo mindfulness: Improve your well-being

Mayo Clinic News Network
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:01 a.m.
Mindfulness is the act of being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling at every moment — without interpretation or judgment. Spending too much time planning, problem-solving, daydreaming or thinking negative or random thoughts can be draining. It can also make you more likely to experience stress, anxiety and...
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Nutrition and camping: The same rules apply

Barbara Quinn
| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:01 a.m.
It’s always nice when things fall together. Especially on vacation. Our recent trip to a state park with dogs and horses in tow was a good example. After a few minor delays I won’t go into, we set out to ride and relax. Food? The same rules for nutrition (let’s...
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Letter to the editor: Standing up to China on trade

| Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:01 a.m.
Here’s why President Donald Trump needed to stand up for American workers and stop the bleeding on our economy: Our trade deficit with China went from $29 billion to $83 billion under President Bill Clinton between 1994-2000; from $83 billion to $268 billion under President George W. Bush from 2001-08; and from $226 billion to $346 billion under President Barack Obama from 2009-2016. Under Trump, the deficit was $375 billion in 2017 and $419 billion

Judge releases list of 700 requests for Mueller warrants, records

The Washington Post
| Monday, June 24, 2019 11:38 p.m.
WASHINGTON — A federal judge Monday released a bare-bones list of nearly 700 requests by special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation for search warrants and court-authorized orders to scoop up information about individuals’ telephone, email and social media activity from providers such as Verizon, Google and Facebook. The investigative requests...
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Michigan beats Vandy in College World Series; 1st title since ’62 is 1 win away

Associated Press
| Monday, June 24, 2019 11:15 p.m.
OMAHA — Jimmy Kerr homered for the third time in the College World Series, and Michigan beat Vanderbilt 7-4 in Game 1 of the best-of-three finals Monday night. The Wolverines (50-20), who barely got into the NCAA Tournament because a poor finish to the regular season, are seeking the school’s...
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2 WPIAL basketball recruits named in updated ESPN rankings for 2020

Chris Harlan
| Monday, June 24, 2019 10:43 p.m.
Two WPIAL basketball recruits received spots close together in updated ESPN 100 rankings for the 2020 class. Butler’s Ethan Morton was ranked No. 55 overall and Moon’s Donovan Johnson was No. 61 in rankings revealed Monday. Morton, a 6-foot-4 guard, committed to Purdue in May. Johnson, a 6-7 forward, remains...
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Latrobe to allow alcohol sales at banana split festival

Jeff Himler
| Monday, June 24, 2019 10:37 p.m.
Visitors who are 21 or older will be able to buy and drink alcoholic beverages at this year’s Great American Banana Split Celebration in Latrobe. City Council on Monday agreed to allow vendors selected by event organizers to serve beer and wine at two designated locations along Main Street on...
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Trump: Woman who accused him of sexual assault not his ‘type’

Associated Press
| Monday, June 24, 2019 10:31 p.m.
WASHINGTON — President Trump said Monday that a New York-based advice columnist who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in a New York City department store in the mid-1990s is not his “type.” “I’ll say it with great respect: Number one, she’s not my type. Number two, it never...
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Pirates farm report for June 24, 2019

Staff Reports
| Monday, June 24, 2019 10:17 p.m.
INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 40-34) beat Louisville (Reds), 3-1. RHP Mitch Keller (6-1, 2.89) struck out six and allowed just one run in 7 1/3 innings en route to the win. C Steven Baron (.197) hit a second-inning, two-run homer to put the Indians ahead 2-0. 2B Kevin Kramer (.271) also drove...
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Pitching coach Watson takes over Belle Vernon baseball program

Jeremy Sellew
| Monday, June 24, 2019 9:53 p.m.
For Tony Watson, there’s no place like home. The Belle Vernon graduate was hired Monday by a unanimous vote to take over the Leopards baseball program after the resignation of Daryl Hixenbaugh. Watson, who’s coached “off and on” since 1998, has served as the pitching coach for Belle Vernon the...
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