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Serial arson investigation continues in Somerset County

SOMERSET, Pa. (WJAC) — Somerset Borough police are continuing to investigate a string of arsons terrorizing residents at a Somerset County mobile home park. Somerset Borough police Chief Randy Cox says while the fires may have stopped for now, the arson investigation at Cherry Lane Estates is still


UPMC Somerset joins lawsuit against AG

UPMC Somerset is among a group of hospitals and other UPMC subsidiaries pressing for federal court action to stop the state’s top prosecutor from forcing hospitals to contract with all insurance companies.


Somerset magistrate reports: Feb. 21

The following preliminary hearings are scheduled before District Judge Ken Johnson in Somerset:. Joshua Michael Kumler, 26, 1st Street, Somerset, was charged Monday with driving under the influence and three summary vehicle code violations. Somerset Borough police said Kumler pulled from a parking a


Per-Person Fees Proposed for Pennsylvania State Police Protection

Municipalities that currently rely on state police for full-time coverage would need to pay the state a per-resident fee for those services -- as much as $166 for the largest communities -- under Gov. Tom Wolf's 2019 budget proposal.


Suspects in 2017 murders will stand trial

SOMERSET – Two Ohio men charged with killing a pair of local men in 2017 are set to stand trial in Somerset County on homicide charges. District Judge William Seger, of Windber, bound over all charges against Samson Ezekiel Washington, 26, and Devon Lee David Wyrick, 24, both of Columbus, at the con


Growden, Bedford dominate Somerset boys

BEDFORD — After splitting the first two matchups during the regular season and having only six- and seven-point differences, Bedford and Somerset tangled for a third time Friday night.


Pennsylvania's AG warns people of IRS scams during tax season

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's tax season and scam artists are making a return. Now, Pennsylvania's attorney general is out with a consumer alert. That's the warning from Attorney General Josh Shapiro. He says last year his office received more than 500 complaints about IRS scams and it's begi


Somerset Police Chiefs Endorse Parenti for Somerset County Sheriff

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Association of Chiefs of Police has endorsed North Plainfield Police Chief William G. Parenti for Somerset County Sheriff. Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano will remove his badge at the end of this year, retiring after a 50-year law enforcement career that


Pennsylvania to auction over 360 used, seized vehicles

GRANTVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) - More than 360 vehicles, either seized by police or formerly used by state agencies, will go on sale by auction next week. The state's first vehicle auction of the year will be held Tuesday at Manheim Keystone Pennsylvania, at 488 Firehouse Road in Grantville, beginning at 10


Bedford looks for first district title since 2005

After missing the district playoffs a year ago, the Bedford Bisons entered Friday night’s District 5/8-AAAA Subregional semifinal with Somerset with a fiery passion. While the first two meetings between the Laurel Highland Athletic Conference foes went both ways, Friday night’s game was anything lik


Matieszyns at Christian Community Church

Mike and Karen Matieszyn from Somerset, will be ministering in song at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, at the Christian Community Church of Boswell. Mike and Karen make up the musical group “Last Generation.” Formed in 1982, they travel full time across the United States and do approximately 200 appearances a ye


Former Detroit Man Facing 23 Charges in Pennsylvania

NEW CASTLE, PA – A 35-year-old man, formerly of Detroit, is in custody facing 23 charges in Pennsylvania after being on the run for 2 1/2 years. According to New Castle News, Ernest Chapman was arrested by New Castle police on January 31st, 2019. 2 1/2 years ago Chapan was involved in a police pursu


Infant found dead in Somerset County

SOMERSET TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WJAC) — Authorities said a baby was found dead in Somerset County early Wednesday morning. State police responded to an area along Shaeli Drive in Somerset Township just before 1 a.m., where they found a 5-month-old baby dead at the scene.


Authorities seize meth lab products

A Johnstown man and woman were jailed Friday, accused of operating a methamphetamine laboratory, authorities said. Jackson Township police charged Joseph David Sims, 33, of the 100 block of Balsam Street, with operating a meth lab, risking a catastrophe, manufacturing a controlled substance, liquefi


Pennsylvania man allegedly attacks sheriff's deputy in Chautauqua County

MAYVILLE, N.Y. — A Pennsylvania man is facing charges for allegedly attacking a sheriff's deputy on Friday night. According to Chautauqua County Police, deputies pulled over Steven Combs, 25, near the town of Mina shortly before midnight.


Officials: Somerset County mental health services underfunded

The mental health care crisis is a major crisis in medicine, particularly in Somerset County. Medical insurances only pay for so much, so there are limits on services at local agencies and many of those options experience shortages of trained and licensed staff, according to Mary Piatt-Bruner, Bedfo


Strong winds expected to sweep through Ohio, Pennsylvania

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The FirstEnergy Corporation says that it is prepared to deal with powerful gusts that are expected to affect Ohio, Pennsylvania, and four other states this weekend.


Salt stock building in the region

Johnstown- The Public Works Department told us they received two loads of salt Thursday and Friday in preparation for the upcoming winter weather. The city also says they are mixing their supply with anti-skid to make their supply last longer.


Pennsylvania prisons to stop copying inmates' legal mail

To settle two federal lawsuits, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections will stop intercepting and copying inmates’ legal mail as part of its drug surveillance and security plans.


Police investigating death of infant

Somerset Twp. - State Police in Somerset are currently investigating the death of a 5 month old child. Details are still very limited, but police say they were called to a home on Shaeli Drive just before 1 a.m. Wednesday to investigate the death.