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WVU Medicine taking big step into Western Pa.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A meticulously crafted map, displaying the footprint of West Virginia University Health System, rested at the fingertips of Albert Wright. And it is a formidable footprint, extending throughout the Mountain State and just beyond the border, into Garrett County, Md.


Waynesburg's Phillips defends WPIAL rifle title

There was a feeling of déjà vu in the Dormont-Mt. Lebanon Sportsmen’s Club on Thursday afternoon. Name after name was called and 15 medals were handed out at the 22nd annual WPIAL individual rifle championships.


Pennsylvania Cop Sexually Assaulted Girl in Public Shower at a Park

A Washington County, Pennsylvania, police officer was arrested this week on felony child rape charges. Trent Talbert, 56, of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office gave a 12-year-old girl oil rub downs. He also sexually assaulted the girl in a public shower at Cross Creek park.


Five Somerset County wrestlers claim gold

RICHLAND TOWNSHIP -- Somerset County had five District 5 Class AA individual champions crowned Saturday at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown Sports Center. North Star led the way with three first place finishers ­-- Eli Brougher at 120 pounds, Alec Supanick at 152 pounds and Hunter Tremain at 1


Pennsylvania Senate Paying Ex-Security Chief's Legal Bills in Sexual Harassment Suits

Republicans in Pennsylvania's Senate have been paying the legal bills of the chamber's ex-security chief in lawsuits by two women accusing him of harassing them while on the job as Senate security guards.


Pennsylvania’s sports-betting handle doubles in January, but it still lags New Jersey by far

The number of sports betting venues in Pennsylvania doubled last month, and so did the amount bettors wagered. But the sports gaming business in New Jersey, which had a five-month head start launching its legal sportsbooks, is now 12 times bigger than in Pennsylvania.


Pennsylvania to figure high in Vatican abuse summit this week

Fallout from last summer’s Pennsylvania grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse is settling 4,500 miles away. When Catholic leaders gather in Rome this week for an international summit on sexual abuse scandals that have plagued the church, there will be a distinctive Pennsylvania presence — both am


Small college basketball roundup: W&J women win, get bye to PAC semifinals

An early fourth-quarter run helped the Washington & Jefferson pull away for a 65-53 win over Grove City in the PAC regular-season finale Saturday afternoon at Henry Memorial Center.


Study ranks PA in lower third of states for senior safety

Pennsylvania placed 35th among U.S. states in a study ranking them and Washington, D.C., according to safe living conditions for senior citizens. The study, which considers both physical and economic security, was released Friday by The Senior List, a site focused on the needs of baby boomers and ol