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Indiana Borough Police said a black Hyundai sedan was struck by another vehicle while it was parked in a private lot along the 600 block of Gompers Avenue on Sunday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Police said the vehicle that struck the Hyundai left the scene, with its driver not making any attempt to rep


Indiana County's population continues slide in latest census

According to estimates released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau, Indiana County continued to show a declining population. The census bureau said Indiana County's population was estimated to be 84,953 on July 1, 2017, a narrow drop from 85,256 a year earlier, but down nearly 2,000 from 2015, when

INDIANA GAZETTE - 2018-03-22 13:50:00

Family awarded $47 million in newborn's disfigurement case

JOHNSTOWN (AP) - The parents of a girl who suffered permanent scarring as a newborn at a Pennsylvania hospital have been awarded $47 million. The Texas couple was visiting family in Johnstown when their daughter was born prematurely at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in 2012. Their attorneys say D

INDIANA GAZETTE - 2018-03-23 13:32:00

Pittsburgh mom charged with child endangerment

Updated 1 hour ago A Pittsburgh woman is charged with endangering her three children after neighbors found her toddler standing outside Wednesday wearing a shirt but no diaper or pants. Police told Tribune-Review news partner WPXI Jaeling Williams, 28, left the toddler and her 1-year-old twins ho

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-03-23 09:39:39

Man claims he bought Coney Island and will reopen the eatery; real estate company says the deal's not done

A local eatery filled with history, nostalgia and chili sauce-covered hot dogs may soon open its doors again. William Berkebile said he is a representative for Pennsylvania-based Tops Edwards Corp. - a company he said has taken over ownership of Johnstown's iconic Coney Island Lunch and is planning

TRIBDEM.COM - 2018-03-23 10:20:00

3 sentenced in death of man found beaten down embankment

READING, Pa. (AP) - Three more defendants have been sentenced to prison for their roles in the death of a man found beaten at the bottom of an eastern Pennsylvania embankment. Twenty-two-year-old Kyle Adams was sentenced last week to 20 to 40 years in the December 2016 death of 18-year-old Donavin Y

INDIANA GAZETTE - 2018-03-22 13:30:00

Two men charged in Walmart theft

BURRELL TOWNSHIP - Two Washington County men took just six minutes to steal almost $6,000 worth of merchandise from a Walmart store near Blairsville, state police reported Tuesday. Troopers at Indiana filed felony retail theft charges against Joshua Kefover, 32, of Donora, and Darryl Trinkala, 40, o


Homeless man who dug out an underground pad says prairie dogs are 'the best neighbors' | Centre Daily Times

Sean Heron, 43, started digging in February 2017, with the purpose, he thought, of giving his gear some cover against the weather in Clovis, N.M. He had recently lost his job and his home, reported the Eastern New Mexico News, and he kept digging for a month and a half, when his hole in the ground b

CENTRE DAILY - 2018-03-22 22:55:00

Police: Man tried to run down woman with car

Edward James Seeley Jr. A Johnstown man will appear in Cambria County court, accused of trying to run down a woman with his car, authorities said. Edward James Seeley Jr., 29, of the 1300 block of Virginia Avenue, waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Wednesday before District Judge Kevin Pri

TRIBDEM.COM - 2018-03-22 14:10:00

Wildfire charred 100-200 acres, fire official reports

BURRELL TOWNSHIP - A massive wildfire scorched an estimated 100 to 200 acres of state game lands along the Norfolk Southern Railroad in southern Indiana County this week, a fire official reported. Assistant Chief Dan Shacreaw of the Black Lick fire department said the fire kept emergency responders

INDIANA GAZETTE - 2018-03-23 13:55:00

Laser Tag, Easter, DeWayne, Glenna, etc.

John Fordyce, who operates the Go Bonkerz indoor playground/ party center and mini Glow Golf course at the Indiana Mall, is working to try something new - temporarily - in the former Old Navy location in the mall. Fordyce expects to open a Go Bonkerz Laser Tag and Nerf Battleground in the spot - whi

INDIANA GAZETTE - 2018-03-23 13:50:00

Jury considers compensation in Johnstown malpractice case; family of child seeks $3 million

A medical malpractice civil case involving head injuries sustained by a newborn at a Johnstown hospital in 2012 is now in a jury's hands. Attorneys on both sides delivered two divergent closing arguments Thursday to urge for what both described as "fair" compensation for the now five-year-old child,

TRIBDEM.COM - 2018-03-22 15:44:00

Johnstown's Coney Island restaurant sold, new owners expect to reopen in April

Johnstown's Coney Island Lunch has been sold. The spot on Clinton Street is shown here on Thursday, March 22, 2018.By Todd Berkey tberkey@tribdem.com A local eatery filled with plenty of history, nostalgia, and chili sauce-covered hot dogs will soon open its doors again. Johnstown's iconic Coney Isl

TRIBDEM.COM - 2018-03-22 19:54:00

Treasurer petition was not my idea

I was surprised by the letter printed March 4 ("Treasurer candidate responds to story," by Denise Jennings-Doyle) and the front page article Feb. 24 ("Treasurer petition dismissed"), both regarding the petition for audit filed against our new treasurer, Kimberly McCullough. As I was leaving the Leag

INDIANA GAZETTE - 2018-03-22 14:00:00

Greensburg man tells police, 'I'm on heroin,' after 20-mile chase on snowy roads

Updated 6 minutes ago A Greensburg man admitted he was high on heroin during a high-speed, 20-mile police chase on snowy roads early Wednesday, according to city police. David Wayne Negich, 51, allegedly fled a traffic stop in Greensburg at 2 a.m. and ultimately rammed a city officer's cruiser in


Second-grader sets Hula-Hooping record during marathon

Buy this Image Tai Allison, 8, a second-grader at East Pike Elementary, topped all classmates Wednesday by Hula-Hooping for a record 5 hours, 21 minutes.Jamie Empfield/Gazette Tai Allison, 8, a second-grader at East Pike Elementary, topped all classmates Wednesday by Hula-Hooping for a record 5 hour

INDIANA GAZETTE - 2018-03-22 13:54:00

Family awarded $47M in newborn's disfigurement case

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - The parents of a girl who suffered permanent scarring as a newborn at a Pennsylvania hospital have been awarded $47 million. The Texas couple was visiting family in Johnstown when their daughter was born prematurely at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in 2012. Their attorneys

SEATTLE TIMES - 2018-03-22 22:02:46

1 injured, multiple fire companies on scene at Vandergrift apartment fire

Updated less than a minute ago One person was taken to a hospital for burns and smoke inhalation from an apartment fire that broke out around 9 a.m. Wednesday at 143 Jefferson Ave. in Vandergrift, according to Westmoreland County emergency dispatchers. The victim lived in the apartment building b


Jury awards family more than $47 million in Conemaugh malpractice case

After a two-day trial and a surprise ruling by a judge that decided a portion of the case, a federal jury ordered Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center and Dr. John Chan to pay a Texas couple more than $47 million in damages for treatment that resulted in their daughter's disfigurement. (WJAC) JOHNSTOW

WJAC TV - 2018-03-22 16:06:19

Search continues for library's new home

BLACK LICK - In the community, one wouldn't guess anything's awry with the Burrell Township Library. The usual fundraising events are underway, the library board continues its business meetings, and library director Jen Van Hannak attends the township supervisors' meetings to give credit to communit

INDIANA GAZETTE - 2018-03-22 13:55:00