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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 an argument that turned physical about 8:30 p.m. Friday. Police ...

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 ...

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 ...

Somerset County pair arrested on drug charges

By Mary Pickels
A Somerset County man and woman were arrested in their home this week because police serving an arrest warrant said there was drug paraphernalia in plain view. State police Cpl. Ronald Zona said narcotics investigators and troopers went to the Meyersdale ...

ATM burglary try foiled in New Centerville

By Tribune-Review
A burglar who tried to steal a bank ATM machine early Friday morning came armed with a grinder but failed to cut through the hinges to free the machine. State police said a glass door was smashed at the First National ...

Judge denies another appeal in LeNature’s prosecution

By Brian Bowling
A former LeNature’s Inc. executive’s disagreement with how his lawyer handled his trial isn’t enough to get him out of prison, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Robert Lynn, 70, of Ligonier asked U.S. District Judge Alan Bloch to overturn his conviction ...

Somerset County native Saylor to take over as Pa.’s new chief justice

By Paul Peirce
As Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court chief justice prepares to take office next week, he has but one wish — for calm and normalcy to replace the ...

7,000 fewer acres in Pennsylvania sit atop mines

By Katelyn Ferral
A shift in coal industry dynamics, with more efficient operations and mine relocation, has resulted in less land sitting atop mines in the state. A new report released Tuesday by the Department of Environmental Protection said there has been an ...

Rosebud takes over former Amfire mines in Pennsylvania

By Katelyn Ferral
Rosebud Mining Co. has begun operating 10 mines it bought from Amfire Mining Co., a subsidiary of Alpha Natural Resources, in a sale completed Tuesday. The $86 million deal includes 10 mines and four preparation plants and railcar loading facilities ...

Somerset woman killed in crash

By Tribune-Review
A 22-year-old Somerset woman died Sunday of injuries she sustained Saturday night when she was ejected from her Volkswagen Jetta on Route 219 in Quemahoning Township, Somerset County, state police said. The victim, Kelsy R. Peters, was pronounced dead at …

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