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Johnstown officer resigns amid investigation

Days after being placed on paid suspension, Officer Daniel Fisher Jr., 44, of Johnstown, has resigned from the Johnstown Police Department, according to Johnstown police Capt. Chad Miller.

TRIBDEM.COM - 2018-09-21 22:03:00

Traffic detours slated in Jeannette, Penn Township

Fourth Street will be closed for postponed replacement of a bridge across Bull Run. The work, which was to have begun this week, is expected to wrap up in early November, weather permitting.

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-09-21 15:48:52

Pennsylvania man who allegedly threatened to kill President Trump arrested in Ohio

Law EnforcementFugitivesSource/U.S. Marshals ServiceShawn Richard Christy, 27, of McAdoo, Schuylkill County, has multiple state arrest warrants in Pennsylvania for burglary, probation violation, and failure to appear for an aggravated assault case, according to authorities. He is a fugitive.

PHILLYVOICE.COM - 2018-09-21 21:15:39

Bedford County widow sues Excela Latrobe for husband's 2016 death

The wrongful death lawsuit claims Larry G. Cooper, of Schellsburg, died hours after being improperly diagnosed and treated during a brief visit to the health center. Cooper died at Latrobe Regional Health and Rehabilitation Center, a facility for older people with chronic health conditions or injuri

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-09-21 17:00:50

2 dead, 3 injured after crash in Fayette County

Two people are dead and three are injured after a vehicle crash at the intersection of State Route 51/Pittsburgh Road and Smock Road in Smock, Fayette County, according to State Police in Belle Vernon.

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-09-21 06:21:49

Dog the Bounty Hunter is tracking Pennsylvania man who threatened Trump

Dog the Bounty Hunter might not have a hit television show anymore, but he’s still hunting down the bad guys. His focus right now? A Pennsylvania man who threatened to shoot President Donald Trump.

METRO INTERNATIONAL - 2018-09-21 18:36:06

Woman arrested in purse snatching valued at nearly $10k

RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A Johnstown woman is facing felony theft charges two months after police say she snatched a purse from a Walmart shopper that contained items valued at $9,845.

WJAC TV - 2018-09-21 12:14:26

1 killed in ATV crash in Ligonier Township

Updated 2 minutes agoOne man is dead in an ATV crash in Ligonier Township, according to Westmoreland County 911.The crash happened behind a house on Grouse Point Road at 8:48 p.m., dispatchers said.It was a one-vehicle crash, and the deceased driver was the only person involved.Ligonier Township pol

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-09-20 22:45:50

Johnstown Dollar General closed after failing health inspection

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- The Dollar General in Johnstown on Bridge Street is closed until further notice after it failed a health inspection.According to the Department of Agriculture, the store was out of compliance after an inspection Tuesday.According to the report, more than 200 rat droppings were foun


Police: Homicide suspect taunted victims in deadly home invasion

A Penn Hills man spent hours taunting the victims of his alleged home invasion, telling one of them he was a Navy Seal and he could “do whatever he wanted” to her, according to the criminal complaint.


Wreck snarls traffic near Home

Buy this ImageRAYNE TOWNSHIP — Traffic on the main artery between Indiana and Plumville has been slowed this afternoon following the collision of a school bus and a pickup truck.Marion Center and Plumville fire departments, Citizens' Ambulance Service and state police were dispatched the scene of th


Female jogger hurt in collision with vehicle in Greensburg

Updated 5 minutes agoA pedestrian was injured Tuesday morning after colliding with a vehicle in Greensburg.Officer Reginald Harbarger said a man was pulling a vehicle forward out of a driveway at 7:20 a.m. on North Main Street when it crossed the path of a woman out for a jog. The man’s view was obs


Johnstown police detective facing charges

Reached Tuesday evening, Fisher’s attorney, Art McQuillan of Johnstown, said: “Dan has cooperated with respect to the investigation. He presented himself at district court this morning and entered pleas of not guilty to all of the charges.


Former Excela doctor admits to writing himself bogus painkiller prescriptions

Dr. Ralph Capone, 65, the former chief medical officer at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, was charged last year with 23 counts following a state investigation that started with an anonymous tip.


Recent parolee arrested in Greensburg alley with suspected heroin, cops say

Jajuan Dudley, 24, of McKeesport, was arraigned on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and criminal use of a communication facility after his arrest by city police in an alley near Myer Way.


Maryland woman charged after robbery, police chase in Johnstown

Chelsea Ann Simanski, 30, is being charged with burglary, robbery, theft, receiving stolen property and other charges.


UPDATE: Johnstown police searching for 'dangerous' shooting suspect

They are also looking for several men involved, including a black male who was driving the sedan and is considered to be "armed and dangerous," police Capt. Chad Miller wrote in a release to media Monday.


2 DUI arrests made during checkpoint in Jeannette

Police from several departments participate in the task force, including Jeannette, Latrobe, Scottdale, Mt. Pleasant and Ligonier township and borough.


Tours will explore Blairsville's past, anti-slavery movement

Visitors to Blairsville can relive the community’s past, including its role in the 19th century anti-slavery movement, by taking a History at High Noon tour on Saturday .


Couple rescued from capsized canoe

CONEMAUGH TOWNSHIP — A canoe capsized Sunday afternoon and dumped a young couple into the fast-moving waters of the Conemaugh River downstream from the flood prevention dam near Tunnelton, prompting a call for area river rescue teams.Fire Chief Rick Bouch, of the Tunnelton-Conemaugh Township fire de