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Ridgeley man jailed on warrant

CUMBERLAND - A West Virginia man was jailed Thursday after he was served an arrest warrant, Cumberland Police said. Matthew Norris, 45, of Ridgeley, was taken into custody on the warrant charging him with failure to appear in court on a charge of fourth-degree burglary. Norris remained jailed Friday

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-16 11:59:58

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do

USA TODAY - 2018-03-15 18:41:22

Man who allegedly raped underage girl waives right to preliminary hearing

A Stonycreek Township man will appear in county court, accused of sexually assaulting a girl multiple times over three years, authorities said. Michael Berchick, 45, of the 1300 block of Kegg Avenue, waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Thursday before District Judge Kevin Price of Johnstown

TRIBDEM.COM - 2018-03-16 00:30:00

Heroin, money and handgun seized from Oakhurst apartment

Shawn Robert Kmecak Joseph Cunningham Jr. Two Johnstown men were jailed Thursday after drug agents raided an Oakhurst Homes apartment and seized 377 stamp bags of suspected heroin, a handgun and money. The Cambria County Drug Task Force and drug agents from the attorney general's office charged Jos

TRIBDEM.COM - 2018-03-16 17:21:00

Shaffer testifies at her murder trial, says she was 'deathly afraid' of Alexander Stevens

OAKLAND - Megan Shaffer said fear of her former boyfriend led her to follow him, in her car, to High Rock, hold his hand while he jumped from a cliff, and hold a knife he used to kill himself. Shaffer testified on the fourth day - giving what some folks said was her fourth rendition of events - of h

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-16 23:00:00

Two arrested on drug charges after bust in Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -Police seized 377 stamp bags of heroin, more than $700 in cash and a handgun from an Oakhurst Homes apartment in Johnstown Thursday morning while serving a search warrant, leading to the arrest of Shawn Kmecak and Joseph Cunningham, according to affidavits filed with Cambria County D

WJAC TV - 2018-03-16 12:02:35

Somerset man charged with rape of child

A 20-year-old Somerset man has been charged with rape in relation to the alleged abuse of two children. State police charged Dennis Morgan II, South Center Avenue, Friday with several felony and misdemeanor counts for interactions he allegedly had with 7- and 8-year-old girls. According to a probabl

DAILY AMERICAN ONLINE - 2018-03-17 02:33:11

Practical nurse waives hearing on drug charges

WINDBER - A Johnstown woman will appear in Somerset County court, accused of stealing pain medication from patients at the facility where she worked as a licensed practical nurse, authorities said. Lauren Marie Duryea, 37, of the 2800 block of Bedford Street, waived her right to a preliminary hearin


Cumberland Police Serve Multiple Warrants

The Cumberland Police served multiple Arrest Warrants on March 13, 2018. Kenneth P. Rushing, age 48 of Cumberland was served with an arrest Warrant for Failing to Appear in the District Court for driving uninsured. He was taken before a District Court Commissioner and released on own recognizance pe


Three Cumberland residents arrested on warrants

CUMBERLAND - A city man was arrested on two warrants charging him with violating the terms of his probation, Cumberland Police said. Trey J. Blowe, 24, was one of three people taken into custody on arrest warrants served Tuesday by Cumberland Police officers. Blowe was processed for arrest on two ch


Why has a nurse's license been suspended?

The license for a nurse who is facing methamphetamine-related charges has been temporarily suspended. Billie Jo Leroy, 48, of Hopewell, was arrested in January for her alleged role in operating a meth lab in her home. The Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs recently imposed the temporary


Teen killed in Bedford County farming accident

A 17-year-old Woodbury Township youth was killed in a farming accident Monday, Bedford County Coroner Rusty Styer said. The accident occurred at a farm along Branch Road while the young man was changing bucket attachments on a skid loader, Styer said. The teen was pinned by the machine while trying


Hyndman man charged in gun incident

A 28-year-old Hyndman man who accidentally shot himself in the neck in February has been charged with recklessly endangering two other people who were in the room when he pulled the trigger, state police say. Tyler Lee Logsdon told Trooper Cameron Ferguson that he went to a house on Ridge Road in So


Hopewell Twp. man accused of assaulting 2-year-old

A Hopewell Township man is accused of causing injuries to a 2-year-old while he watched him late last month, according to state police. State police say Matthew Paul Icenrode was asked to watch the child, and afterward the child was returned with bruises, burns and a skull fracture. Icenrode, of th