Joni Rabinowitz holds a sign during a rally on Grant Street by people advocating for a single payer health care system. About 75 people took part in the rally, which began outside UPMC headquarters and ended at Highmark.
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Joni Rabinowitz holds a sign during a rally on Grant Street by people advocating for a single payer health care system. About 75 people took part in the rally, which began outside UPMC headquarters and ended at Highmark.

Activists celebrate 50 years of Medicare

Activists are urging more debate over nationalized health care as Medicare celebrates its 50th anniversary.

 The home on Rayburn Road where the body of a woman, identified as Tammy Long, 55, was found Thursday. Authorities are searching for Robert Crissman, who they say is a suspect in the killing. Mr. Crissman had escaped from the Armstrong County Jail about 6:30 a.m.

Armstrong jail escapee on loose, sought in killing

Robert Edward Crissman, 38, of Templeton left the jail and ran toward Route 85 around 6:30 a.m., police said.

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