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Police arrest man with pellet guns at Connellsville's Carnegie Library

A Connellsville man was arrested Monday after employees at the Carnegie Free Library in Connellsville called police after noticing the man seemed to be going in and out of consciousness. Connellsville Police Chief Bill Hammerle told council at their monthly meeting that once they located the man, la

HERALDSTANDARD.COM - 2018-03-21 14:41:00

West Main Street in Somerset shut down after tractor-trailer wreck

A traffic wreck involving a tractor-trailer has shut down a portion of West Main Street in Somerset Borough. (MGN) SOMERSET -- A traffic wreck involving a tractor-trailer has shut down a portion of West Main Street in Somerset Borough. According to a 911 official, the tractor-trailer took down pow


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An eastbound Ford F150 slid on snow on Locust Road at 9:03 a.m. Wednesday, rolled over and hit a tree, state police reported. The driver, Preston Brubaker, of Rochester Mills, was not reported to be injured. DERRY TOWNSHIP State police reported that a Honda Accord driven by Christopher Cahn, of Gree

INDIANA GAZETTE - 2018-03-22 13:40:00

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

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-03-21 18:15:59

Drug delivery charge withdrawn, bail lowered for Rockwood man

A Rockwood man charged in a drug case and a separate indecent assault case had a serious charge dropped and his bond reduced while waiving his right to preliminary hearings Tuesday. A drug delivery resulting in death charge was withdrawn against David Michael Oakes, 44, in the death of Roxanne Kelle

DAILY AMERICAN ONLINE - 2018-03-21 01:48:03

Local hunters harvested 9,800 bucks

Pennsylvania's buck harvest increased 10 percent, and the overall deer harvest also was up 10 percent, in the state's 2017-18 hunting seasons, which closed in January, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reported Wednesday. Hunters harvested an estimated 367,159 deer in the 2017-18 seasons, which easil

DAILY AMERICAN ONLINE - 2018-03-21 22:44:00

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

Johnstown man charged after making bomb threat toward WJAC

oldham.png JOHNSTOWN - A Johnstown man was arraigned Wednesday after making several false calls to Cambria County 911, including a bomb threat at WJAC. David Oldham, 55, has been charged with false alarms to public safety, harassment and disorderly conduct. Police said Oldham used unregistered phone

WJAC TV - 2018-03-21 12:44:05

Somerset man charged with rape of child

A 20-year-old Somerset man has been charged with rape in relation to the alleged abuse of two children. State police charged Dennis Morgan II, South Center Avenue, Friday with several felony and misdemeanor counts for interactions he allegedly had with 7- and 8-year-old girls. According to a probabl


Police calls: Crash, fire, 5 assaults reported

Assault: Report taken at the 1200 block of South Jay Street, 2:17 p.m. Saturday. Fight: Report taken at the 600 block of South Main Street, 2:09 p.m. Saturday. Theft: Report taken at the 1400 block of Sixth Avenue Southwest, 12:48 p.m. Saturday. Structure fire: Report taken at the 10900 block of 393


Ghostly legends of Somerset County

Most everyone enjoys a good story. When those stories involve a local ghost, the message can continue on for generations. Somerset County is known for its historic buildings, which are ripe for legendary story telling. Many of these structures have floorboards that creek and loose window sills that


Taco Bell deal could fall apart over a sign

A county sign regulation may be the sticking point in a local business owner's attempts to sell his car wash to a Taco Bell franchise. For at least three years, Morris Kline, owner of Cleanwater Car Wash in Somerset Township, has been attempting to sell the property along North Center Avenue. Trinit


Taking their shot: Father and son to open Cambria County's first legal distillery

NANTY GLO - Mike Cocho recalls seeing a strangely shaped copper object as a child between the rafters of his family's shed in the backyard. When he became interested in the production of wine and spirits years later, he learned it was a still. After locating that still in the same shed, Cocho bega


Heroin, money and handgun seized from Oakhurst apartment

Shawn Robert Kmecak Joseph Cunningham Jr. Two Johnstown men were jailed Thursday after drug agents raided an Oakhurst Homes apartment and seized 377 stamp bags of suspected heroin, a handgun and money. The Cambria County Drug Task Force and drug agents from the attorney general's office charged Jos


School threats impact entire community

CUMBERLAND - Allegany County has been the recipient of numerous threats to schools in recent weeks, resulting in lost classroom time, strains on law enforcement and anxiety for parents and students. The threats, often bomb threats, come from various sources and sometimes come in the form of written


Police: Johnstown man strangled woman

A Johnstown man was jailed Thursday, accused of assaulting a woman with a crowbar after a night of drinking. City police charged Stanford Difay Brisbone, 36, of the 200 block of Iolite Avenue, on Wednesday with strangulation, simple assault and resisting arrest. According to a criminal complaint, a


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Man who allegedly raped underage girl waives right to preliminary hearing

A Stonycreek Township man will appear in county court, accused of sexually assaulting a girl multiple times over three years, authorities said. Michael Berchick, 45, of the 1300 block of Kegg Avenue, waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Thursday before District Judge Kevin Price of Johnstown


Man arrested after undercover drug buy in downtown Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A confidential informant successfully bought heroin from Jamal Nelson on the 500 block of Main Street on Monday, leading to Nelson's arrest, according to an affidavit filed with Cambria County District Court. Nelson, who is charged with drug possession with intent to deliver and oth