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LNG exports get federal approval from Dominion's Cove Point terminal

triblive.com — Federal approval of Dominion's long-debated Cove Point project in Maryland allows an outlet for liquefied natural gas exports closer to the booming Marcellus and Utica shale fields that any other terminal on the drawing board. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission late Monday authorized Richmond, Va.-based Dominion to begin construction on the $3.8 billion retrofit of the export facility following more than two years of review.

Judge OKs alternative for 2 turnpike corruption case defendants

triblive.com — HARRISBURG, Pa. - A judge is giving two defendants in the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission corruption case an opportunity to have the charges against them dropped. Dauphin County Judge Richard Lewis on Tuesday granted state prosecutors' motion to allow 53-year-old Dennis Miller and 64-year-old Jeffrey Suzenski to enter a diversion program designed for first-time offenders.
Sep 30, 2014

Judge OKs alternative for 2 turnpike corruption case defendants trib.me/1nGx7It via @TribLIVE

Kaboly: Can Steelers Also Lose to Jags?

cinesport.triblive.com — CineSport's Chad Cutler & Mark Kaboly of the Tribune-Review discuss the Steelers' last-second loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday and talk about Pittsburgh's mindset at practice on Monday.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @DukeMaasTrib: VIDEO: Is it outrageous to think Steelers can lose to Jags? @MarkKaboly_Trib talks w/ @CineSport's Chad Cutler...bit.ly/1poJ2FK

Trib Total Media reporters, photographers and editors tell the stories behind the stories on Triblive.com

blog.triblive.com — Trib reporter Chris Togneri and photographer Andrew Russell recently trekked a half-mile into Lake Erie to see what it feels like to live in a decommissioned lighthouse. Here's their story. And here's the story behind the story, in Chris's words...

August Wilson Center to be sold to foundations

triblive.com — Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, 12:27 p.m. Updated less than a minute ago Dollar Bank and the court-appointed receiver for the debt-ridden August Wilson Center for African American Culture struck a deal on Monday to sell the embattled Downtown cultural center to the foundation community for $8.85 million.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @NewsNatasha: Foundations, Mayor Peduto win fight for control over August Wilson Center, nixing plans by NY developer trib.me/YCrtuS via @TribLIVE

Sep 30, 2014

RT @NewsNatasha: Foundations, Mayor Peduto win fight for control over August Wilson Center, nixing plans by NY developer trib.me/YCrtuS via @TribLIVE

Sep 30, 2014

RT @NewsNatasha: Foundations, Mayor Peduto win fight for control over August Wilson Center, nixing plans by NY developer trib.me/YCrtuS via @TribLIVE

Sep 29, 2014

Major news on August Wilson Center saga. Private developers out. Center to be sold to foundations trib.me/YCrtuS via @NewsNatasha

Two defendants in Turnpike corruption case seek deal for probation without verdict

triblive.com — HARRISBURG - Two Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission vendors charged in a broader "pay-to-play" scandal are set to receive a form of probation without verdict, court documents show. Jeffrey Suzenski and Dennis Miller, lesser figures in the case accusing officials of influence-peddling and bid-rigging, will receive Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition, or ARD, if Dauphin County Judge Richard Lewis approves the deal at a hearing Tuesday.
Sep 30, 2014

Two defendants in Turnpike corruption case seek deal for probation without verdict trib.me/YCssLz via @TribLIVE

At least $100,000 in appliances stolen from new homes around Western Pa.

triblive.com — Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, 5:30 p.m. Updated less than a minute ago Four suspects linked to more than 40 burglaries took at least $100,000 in home appliances and tools from homes under construction in four counties, several police agencies said at a joint press conference Monday in Ohio township.
Sep 30, 2014

A construction worker and his buds make off with $100,000 worth of appliances from houses being built. trib.me/1rwUy5d via @TribLIVE

Corbett announces funding for programs for at-risk students

triblive.com — Gov. Tom Corbett announced $23.1 million in state funding for social and artistic activities in high-poverty, low-performing schools on Monday, including nine in Western Pennsylvania. Among the 64 winners were the Boys and Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania, the Consortium for Public Education, Youth Places, the Private Industry Council and school districts serving McKeesport Area, Penn Hills, Pittsburgh, United and Jeanette City.
Sep 30, 2014

.@meganharris13 reports .@GovernorCorbett announces $23M in funding for programs for Pennsylvania's at-risk students trib.me/1CB9zry

Fundraising under way for Indiana County newborn struck by stray bullet

triblive.com — Kalyn Iverson said she was shocked to learn her nephew was struck in the eye by a hunter's bullet just a few days after he was born and wanted to help from her home in New Jersey. "Tears just started flowing down my face as soon as I heard," she said.

No one way to fix Western Pennsylvania's heroin problem, report says

triblive.com — Report's recommendations Education, prevention and family intervention 1. Develop a comprehensive public awareness and education plan to reduce overdose deaths. 2. Coordinate websites containing information on overdose prevention and links to recovery-based resources. 3. Assure access to and promote a regional hotline dedicated to overdose prevention and improve 911 training and response to overdose calls.
Sep 30, 2014

Report blames MDs 4 heroin addiction, recommends making it even harder 4 pain patients to get their meds #warondrugs triblive.com/news/adminpage…

Sep 30, 2014

Doctors turned drug dealers is the new normal: No one way to fix Western PA's heroin problem, report says | TribLIVE triblive.com/news/adminpage…