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Suspects sought in Bedford Street home invasion
CUMBERLAND — Cumberland Police and the C3I Unit are investigating an armed home invasion that occurred late Tuesday at a residence in the 500 block of Bedford Street. Police said two men are being sought in connection with the incident that occurred shortly after 10 p.m.
‘Road to Ruin’ – Pennsylvania Turnpike Deep in Debt
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania auditor general says the state turnpike system is on the brink of financial collapse and is now almost $12 billion in debt. And he says continuing to raise tolls for the turnpike might make the problem worse.
Fetterman to visit Bedford on marijuana tour
Lt. Gov. John Fetterman will visit Bedford County next week during his statewide listening tour on the topic of legalizing recreational marijuana. As part of a cross-state trek that will take him to each of the state’s 67 counties to discuss the idea, Fetterman will meet with residents at the Americ
Sheetz set to hire over 1,100 employees in Pennsylvania
PENNSYLVANIA– Sheetz is set to hire more than 1,100 employees across the Commonwealth. The company will be holding open interviews on Wednesday, March 27 at all Sheetz locations.
Pennsylvania lawmakers attempt to head off transportation funding problems
A state lawmaker announced Wednesday that she would lead the effort to address Pennsylvania’s looming transportation crisis and the possible $50 million annual revenue loss for the next three decades.
Artist and Bedford native looks to spark change
BEDFORD — A local artist tossed charcoal powder at a blank piece of paper clipped to a wooden easel before drawing the fine lines of his sitting portrait subject. Bedford native William Snyder III occasionally joked and laughed Wednesday with his subject, Mari-Pat Beene, in her studio, Pigeon Hill S
Passenger arrested on drug charges in Greene Street traffic stop
CUMBERLAND — A city woman remained jailed Thursday following her arrest during a traffic stop on Greene Street made by Cumberland Police. Katherine Ann Martin, 31, was charged with possession of heroin and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia before she was jailed in the Allega
Crews respond to multi-vehicle crash on US 220 in Bedford Co.
BEDFORD COUNTY, Pa. (WJAC) — Crews responded to a multi-vehicle crash in Bedford County Friday along U.S. 220 and North Broad Street, emergency dispatch says. Officials have not confirmed any injuries or how many vehicles were involved.
Army Budget Cuts Hit Pennsylvania Hard As Trump Reelection Bid Gears Up
The Army giveth and the Army taketh away. Even as President Trump was in Ohio this week celebrating the rebirth of the nation’s only remaining tank plant, Army budget decisions were dealing a heavy blow to the Keystone State.
Central Pennsylvania weather: Flood watch goes into effect today
SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY, Pa. — Parts of Pennsylvania's Susquehanna Valley could see more than two inches of rain Thursday into Friday. That could lead to flooding issues on creeks and streams.
‘Seriously injured’ pit bull found tied to bench outside Pennsylvania shelter
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- An injured dog is recovering after he was found tied to a bench outside a Pennsylvania animal shelter Wednesday. Tyson, as he's being called by staff at Camp Papillon Animal Shelter near Snydersville, was found abandoned in the front of the facility.
CPD Make Heroin Arrest And Serve Criminal Summons On Burglary Charges
On Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 a Cumberland Police Officer was on patrol in the area of Greene Street when the driver of a white-in-color vehicle with West Virginia registration was observed committing a traffic violation. The officer stopped the vehicle for the violation and spoke with the driver m
Berlin sends basketball team off in style
The Berlin Brothersvalley High School gym was filled with students and community members showing their support for the girls basketball team Thursday afternoon. In fact, the school sold 421 tickets ahead of today’s championship game at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Humane society takes second chance to make changes
After a pair of failed inspections last year, the Somerset County Humane Society was in the doghouse. Now, with new management, the shelter is hoping for a second chance. "The shelter is about second chances," said shelter manager Meaghan Gould. "It is a place for new beginnings and healing. We are
Third Graders take train ride courtesy of First Peoples
More than 600 third graders from all fourteen Allegany County Public Elementary Schools had the opportunity to ride the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad during the week of March 18th thanks to the sponsorship of First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union.
City resident to serve time for distribution of cocaine
CUMBERLAND — A 23-year-old city man was sentenced Wednesday to a 10-year prison term after being found guilty of cocaine distribution and possession charges in Allegany County Circuit Court, according to State’s Attorney Michael O. Twigg and the Allegany County Narcotics Task Force.
Hopewell Bridge project sees new end date
EVERETT— Concerns about the Hopewell Bridge project were a topic of discussion during a PennDOT outreach meeting in Snake Spring Township on Wednesday. The project, which went to bid in November 2017, has seen its share of problems since that time.
Cumberland Police Execute Search Warrant & Make Two Arrests
On Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 the Cumberland Police Department executed a search and seizure warrant at 325 Williams Street. The search warrant execution was based on a robbery investigation that allegedly occurred earlier in the day. When officers entered the residence, two male residents were ide
Editorial | Hershey-bound Berlin carries region’s hopes for basketball gold
How sweet it is for the Berlin Brothersvalley High School girls basketball team, which is headed to Hershey to play for the PIAA Class A state championship. The Mountaineers reached the title game Tuesday with a 55-37 win over District 5 rival Shanksville-Stonycreek at a jam-packed Pitt-Johns-town S
A 'sweet' send-off: Berlin heads to Hershey
The entire Berlin Brothersvalley School District and community members attended a pep rally for the Berlin girls basketball team. The girls departed for Hershey to face Lourdes Regional for the PIAA Class "A" Championship Friday. Staff photos by Michelle Ganassi.