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Somerset County man McLeod accused of sexually assaulting teen suffers beating

By Tribune-Review
A 24-year-old Windber man accused of sexually assaulting a young Somerset County teenager was beaten Saturday by a relative of the alleged victim, according to state police in Somerset. Adam M. McLeod, formerly of Fennville, Mich., is charged with statutory sexual assault in the case involving a 13-year-old girl in Central ...

Volunteers needed to plant trees at Flight 93 memorial

By Mary Pickels
Every spring for the past few years, hundreds of volunteers have converged on a quiet, windswept field in Somerset County, turning earth and planting thousands of seedlings at the site of the country’s newest national park. On April 17 and 18, ...

Somerset K9 officer Arny dies of cancer

By Tribune-Review
Somerset’s police dog Arny succumbed to cancer Monday, according to Police Chief Randy Cox. The K9 officer retired from the force earlier this year after being diagnosed. Arny spent his remaining days at home with his partner, Officer Brian Harbart and ...

Vandergrift man struck on turnpike still in ICU

By Tribune-Review
A Vandergrift man remained in the intensive care unit at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown on Sunday, where he was transported after being struck by a vehicle on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Somerset County on Saturday. According to state police, ...

Meyersdale to celebrate ‘magic water’

By Barbara Starn
The Native Americans first discovered it, calling it “magic water.” The early European settlers used it as a form of currency. It now spans the culinary spectrum, gracing everything from candy to pancakes to ham. Meyersdale, Somerset County, will celebrate ...

More Pennsylvania counties resist detaining illegal immigrants in jails

By Megan Guza and Tony Raap
The number of counties in the state refusing to detain illegal immigrants at federal request is growing. That includes at least seven counties in Western ...

Somerset maple producers team up for taste and tour weekend

By Barabara Starn
The Somerset County Maple Producers Association, with a grant from the Laurel Highlands Tourism Bureau, will host the second annual Maple Taste and Tour Weekend ...

Over the falls — Cucumber Falls that is — go 3 kayakers in Ohiopyle

By Liz Zemba
Kayaking over Cucumber Falls at Ohiopyle State Park is a near-impossible run paddlers have pondered for decades, usually over late-night beers in the watering holes ...

Link to Sept. 11 motivated new chief of nonprofit Friends of Flight 93

By Mary Pickels
Henry Scully easily recalls where he was on Sept. 11, 2001. Then an insurance broker in Bermuda, his employer had written the insurance for the World ...

Western Pa. nonprofits roll dice on casino company grants

By Mary Pickels
Twenty-four nonprofits throughout Fayette, Somerset, Westmoreland and Washington counties are among 150 entrants vying for $50,000 in grants through the Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.’s Community Aces Challenge 2015. One $15,000 grant and one $10,000 grant each will be awarded in ...

Driver whose van hit school bus in Somerset County charged

By Mary Pickels
A Mt. Pleasant man whose van struck a school bus in Somerset County on Monday, injuring the driver and several students, was charged with four motor vehicle violations. Gregory N. Freed, 21, remained in Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown in ...

School bus, van collide in Somerset County; 6 hurt

By Paul Peirce
A small bus carrying 13 students to a private school in Westmoreland County collided with a van on an icy roadway Monday morning, sending the ...

Trooper shoots pit bull during Somerset County domestic call

By Tribune-Review
A state trooper shot a charging pit bull while responding to a domestic dispute in Black Township. Troopers from the Somerset barracks were dispatched to Markleton School Road Saturday morning. On scene, they found that James Gary, 49, had struck a ...

Boswell woman accused of sending son to drug deal

By Tribune-Review
A Boswell woman allegedly sent her juvenile son to make a drug deal for her earlier this year, police said. Julie A. Sarver, 38, was charged on Tuesday with conspiracy, criminal use of a communication facility and endangering the welfare of ...

Robbers steal $16,000 in Davidsville home invasion

By Tribune-Review
Two men claiming to be tree trimmers robbed an elderly couple of $10,000 from a basement safe, $6,000 from a dresser drawer and an unspecified number of savings bonds on Monday. Conemaugh Township Detective Michael Popma said the two went to ...

Smaller coal producers with backyard mines await shift in demand, prices

By Katelyn Ferral
They are deals Appalachian coal companies are betting will pay off when better days at the market arrive: mines at a fraction of the cost, ...

Somerset County man dies in mine accident

By Jacob Tierney
A Somerset County man died in a coal mining accident at Brubaker Mine in Hooversville, the first such death in the country this year. Rick Kline, 43, of Central City was trapped between the continuous mining machine he was operating and ...

Meyersdale teenager cited for sword assault

By Tribune-Review
A 14-year-old Somerset County boy was cited to juvenile court for assaulting another teen at a home in Meyersdale on Jan. 16. State police in Somerset said the Meyersdale boy attacked another 14-year-old boy, who was visiting from Bedford County, during ...

Christian day camp in Somerset County sued over sexual assault

By Adam Brandolph
Officials at a Christian-themed day camp in Somerset County allowed a counselor with a history of sexual abuse to continue his criminal conduct, a victim claimed more than a decade later in a civil lawsuit filed by her lawyers. The woman, ...

Flight 93 National Memorial to get new leader; director promoted to national position

By Mary Pickels
Jeff Reinbold has vivid memories of one of his first visits to the Flight 93 temporary memorial. “It was January 2003, and the temperature was hovering ...

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