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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 fair condition on Thursday, a spokeswoman said. Kenneth A. Clark, 62, ...

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 10:31 a.m.
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 ...

Traffic stop on turnpike in Somerset County leads troopers to $400K worth of heroin

By Renatta Signorini
A stop for traffic violation and a nervous driver on the Pennsylvania Turnpike ended with a major heroin bust in Somerset County. Authorities said 400 bricks of heroin — 20,000 stamp bags — were found in a duffel bag in the ...

Meyersdale couple arrested for pepper-spraying elderly woman

By Tribune-Review
A Meyersdale couple was arraigned Thursday on charges of robbery and simple assault after their arrest for a home invasion in which an 82-year-old woman in Elk Lick was assaulted. State police in Somerset said Renee A. Hollada, 25, and Joseph ...

Woman pepper-sprayed during home invasion in Somerset

By Tribune-Review
State police in Somerset are seeking the public’s assistance identifying a man and woman who may be responsible for a home invasion Wednesday near Meyersdale during which an 82-year-old woman was assaulted. Police said the incident occurred about 6 p.m. ...

Pa. posts school administrator, teacher salaries to website

By Tom Fontaine
Pennsylvania’s Department of Education added fiscal data Wednesday to its School Performance Profile website, including salaries for school administrators and teachers across the state. Most school ...

Laughlintown bank robbery suspects crash car on snowy Somerset Township road

By Mary Pickels
A woman who police suspect robbed a Laughlintown bank Tuesday and the man they allege was her accomplice were in police custody within hours after their car crashed on a snowy road in Somerset County. Ligonier Township police Chief Mike ...

Smoking wall heater at Seven Springs resort causes no damage

By Tribune-Review
No damage was reported Tuesday morning when a wall heater apparently smoked at the ski lodge at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Somerset County, according to a spokeswoman. The Seven Springs and New Centerville fire departments responded to the incident at ...

Convicted murderer dies of natural causes in SCI Laurel Highlands

By Tribune-Review
State police in Somerset said a 79-year-old inmate serving a life sentence at SCI Laurel Highlands for murdering a man in Philadelphia in 1974 died Sunday of natural causes. Paul Stanley was convicted in 1975 of shooting a hitchhiker, Timothy Shinn, ...

Carcass camera in Somerset County state forest targets eagles

By Bob Stiles
On an isolated hill on Laurel Ridge in Somerset County, golden eagles take flight to grab an easy meal of venison and have their images ...

Pittsburgh region relies heavily on part-time police officers

By Kari Andren
Brice Joll said his body got used to running on as little as four hours of sleep as he pieced together grueling double and triple ...

Participants chomp at bit for start of Pennsylvania Farm Show

By Barbara Starn
Lindsey Robertson of Meyersdale has a competitive spirit. The member of the Meyersdale-based Buffalo Creek 4-H will channel that spirit at the 99th annual Pennsylvania ...

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