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Police search for Maryland bank robbery suspect in Somerset
A suspect in two Garrett County, Maryland, bank robberies was being sought by police Thursday in Somerset. Pennsylvania State Police spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspect's vehicle and initiated a traffic stop along state Route 219 near the Pennsylvania Turnpike, according to a t
Three men charged in Somerset double murder
Somerset, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police announced on Thursday that three men have been charged in relation to the murders of James Smith and Damian Staniszewski. “The disappearance and subsequent homicides of Mr. James Smith and Mr. Damian Staniszewki has been a complex, incredibly detailed invest
Somerset Co. Couple Pleads Guilty In Death Of 10-Month-Old Daughter
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) – A man and woman have pleaded guilty to charges in the death of their 10-month-old daughter in western Pennsylvania last year. Thirty-two-year-old Michael Wingard and 29-year-old Angalina Miller pleaded guilty Tuesday in Somerset County Court to counts of involuntary manslaughter
Woman Killed In Somerset Co. Crash
BLACK TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) — A woman died in a crash in Somerset County early Wednesday morning. It happened around 6:30 a.m. on State Route 0219, south of the Walters Mill Road overpass, in Black Township.
KKK fliers found in driveways
The police are concerned, but they were pretty sure this would happen. Several weeks after the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Ku Klux Klan fliers were left in the driveways of several homes in nearby Somerset and Berlin, WJAC TV is reporting.
Motorcyclist leads police on high-speed chase
While police were searching for a robbery suspect in Somerset Thursday, a Markleysburg man led troopers on a high-speed motorcycle chase. State police said Anthony Dylan Myers, 26, Main Street, was passing vehicles on the right shoulder while traveling north on Route 601 while troopers were searchin
Police investigating deadly crash in Somerset County
Black Township, Somerset County, Pa. - State Police in Somerset are investigating a deadly crash that happened Wednesday at approximately 6:30 a.m. Vanessa Hyatt, 21, was driving north on Route 219 in Black Township, Somerset County when she entered the grass median, lost control of her Chevrolet Co
Police seek five most wanted fugitives
A monthly list of five most wanted fugitives has been issued by state police at Indiana. • Anthony Michael Cocco, 42, whose last known address was in Windber, Somerset County, but who last was seen in Indiana, where he is wanted for a Feb. 28 felony retail theft. Charges have been pending since Marc
Pa. Prisons Battle Inmate Addiction with Expanded Medication-Assisted Treatment Program
SOMERSET, Pa. – Officials from Pennsylvania’s Department of Corrections (DOC) announced plans to expand its medication-assisted treatment as part of “Stop Overdoses in Pa: Get Help Now Week.” An opiate-specific therapeutic community at the State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Laurel Highlands ser
Pennsylvania Woman in Critical Condition After Bear Attacked, Dragged Her While She Was Walking Dog
A Pennsylvania woman has been left in critical condition following a bear attack outside her Lycoming County home on Wednesday evening, officials say. Melinda LeBarron was attacked on her property at around 6:45 p.m., WNEP-TV reported. She was grabbed on the leg by a black bear and pulled nearly 90
Police searching for Maryland robbery suspect in Somerset
A suspect in two Garrett County, Maryland, bank robberies may be in the Somerset area. Pennsylvania State Police spotted a vehicle matching the description on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and attempted to stop it. The search is in the area of Route 281 and Forward Boulevard, according to dispatch repor
Pennsylvania woman attacked by black bear
MONTGOMERY, Pa. (WHTM) - Pennsylvania game wardens are trying to capture a black bear that attacked and seriously injured a woman in Lycoming County. Officials told WNEP-TV the woman was outside her home with her dog when the bear grabbed her leg and dragged her more than 80 yards Wednesday night.
Investigation ongoing in double homicide case
An investigation into a double homicide in Conemaugh Township last year is ongoing, authorities said Thursday. During a press conference at the Somerset state police barracks, public information officer Cliff Greenfield said that the deaths of James Edward Smith, Portage, and Damian Michael Stanisze
Meyersdale woman killed in crash on new U.S. 219 section
SOMERSET, Pa. — A 21-year-old Meyersdale woman was killed Wednesday when her vehicle traveled out of control, rolled several times and ejected her on the recently opened new section of U.S. Route 219 in Black Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
Suspect in Somerset double homicide officially charged
SOMERSET, Pa. (WJAC) — The man suspected in a double homicide case in Somerset County was formerly charged Monday, nearly two years after the homicide. According to court documents, Samson Washington was charged with the kidnapping and killing of Damian Staniszewski and James Smith in March of 2017.
Somerset County crash injures 3, closes road
BERLIN – Three people were taken to hospitals following a two-vehicle crash Monday evening that shut down Berlin Plank Road between Somerset and Berlin. The crash was reported just after 7:30 p.m. in Brothersvalley Township. Somerset County emergency services’ news release said the accident involved
Somerset couple plead guilty in baby's 2017 death
SOMERSET – A Somerset Borough couple pleaded guilty on Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault in connection with the death of their 10-month-old in April 2017.
Somerset Class of 64 reunion
The Somerset Area High School Class of 1964 will be holding its 55th year class reunion Sept. 14. More details will be forthcoming. Make sure that Pam Barron Weimer has your current email address and phone number. They are attempting to do communications through email and Facebook.
KKK notes found on peoples driveways in Somerset County
SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WJAC) — Several weeks after the deadly mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Some people in Somerset and Berlin say they've received unsettling messages in their driveways recently, according to Somerset Borough police Chief Randy Cox.
Department of Corrections to expand Medication-Assisted Treatment
Somerset, Pa. - An opiate-specific therapeutic community at the State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Laurel Highlands served as a backdrop Wednesday as Department of Corrections (DOC) officials announced plans to expand its Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program.