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Coroner identifies man killed in Somerset County crash

By Tony Raap
A coroner has identified a man killed in a crash early Sunday in Somerset County. Harry Keen’s vehicle overturned and struck a traffic sign and utility pole at 12:45 a.m. on Water Level Road in Milford Township, state police and Somerset County Coroner Wallace Miller said. Keen, 44, address unknown, ...

Man killed in Somerset County crash

By Tribune-Review
A 44-year-old man was killed in a one-vehicle crash early Sunday in Somerset County, according to state police. The man was traveling at 12:45 a.m. on Waterlevel Road in Milford Township when the vehicle he was driving left the road, …

County fair up and running in Meyersdale

By Fay A. Yoder
The Somerset County Fair is celebrating its 115th year with free admission to the grounds Sunday. The fair continues through Saturday at the fairgrounds at 7842 Mt. Davis Road, Meyersdale. Gate fee is $8 Monday through Saturday and includes rides ...

Attorney for Somerset County priest opposes witness in child-sex case

By Liz Zemba
The attorney for a Somerset County priest accused of traveling to Central and South America to have sex with orphaned boys doesn’t want jurors to ...

Boy, 5, killed, two injured in Somerset County crash

By Tribune-Review
A 5-year-old boy was killed and one of the drivers was critically injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash in Upper Turkeyfoot in Somerset County. The child was traveling in a Ford Taurus driven by Erica Morrison, 37, of Confluence, on Kingwood ...

Tractor-trailer overturns in Somerset County, causing cargo of oil to leak

By Tribune-Review
A tractor-trailer overturned in Garrett, Somerset County Wednesday evening, causing the barrels of oil it was hauling to leak. The crash occurred shortly before 6 p.m. on Mason Dixon Highway, according to Somerset County 911. A section of the highway was closed ...

Donegal head-on crash claims two Somerset men

By Tribune-Review
Two Somerset County men were killed Saturday night when their car failed to negotiate a turn on Route 711 in Donegal and collided head-on with another vehicle. According to state police, Patrick James Polakoski, 24, lost control of his 1999 Saab. ...

Flipped rig closes turnpike in 3 counties, spawns jams

By Paul Peirce and A.J. Panian
Randy Cox, Somerset Borough’s police chief, cringes every time the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission implements “Plan X.” Wednesday was one of those days. At 7:36 a.m., ...

First reporter to tell world about 9/11 Pentagon attack to speak at annual Flight 93 site observance

By Mary Pickels
An NBC News reporter who first announced that the Pentagon had been attacked on Sept. 11, 2001, will be the keynote speaker at the 14th annual Flight 93 National Memorial observance. Chief Pentagon correspondent Jim Miklaszewski was in his office that ...

Police look for armed man who robbed Somerset Township store

By Tribune-Review
State police in Somerset are seeking information on a man who robbed a discount store in Somerset Township at gunpoint Monday and fled with an unspecified amount of cash. Police said the Dollar General store on Glades Pike Road was robbed ...

Somerset County priest’s sex abuse trial will require translators

By Liz Zemba
The trial for a Somerset County priest accused of traveling to Central and South America to sexually abuse orphaned boys is set to start in ...

22-mile section of turnpike to close Saturday night in Westmoreland, Somerset counties

By Bob Stiles
All lanes on a 22-mile section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike between the Donegal and Somerset interchanges will be closed Saturday night into Sunday morning so bridge work can occur, turnpike officials said. The closure will begin about 11:30 p.m. Saturday and ...

3 hospitalized after collision in Quemahoning

By Tribune-Review
Three people were hospitalized Thursday following a two-vehicle accident about 12:15 p.m. in Quemahoning, Somerset County. According to state police, Christine Clegg-Faybanic, 48, of Central City was stopped on Cemetery Road when for unknown reasons her 2008 Subaru Tribeca began to ...

Ex-store clerk charged with theft $50K worth of lottery tickets in Meyersdale

By Mary Pickels
Police in Somerset County have charged a former cigarette store clerk with almost 400 counts of theft and other offenses for allegedly stealing nearly $50,000 worth of state lottery scratch-off tickets from her employer. Linda J. Porter, 58, of Meyersdale took ...

Western Pa. library events will spotlight book about Flight 93

By Debbie Black
A book about Flight 93 that’s been making the rounds at Westmoreland County libraries, as part of the One Book, One Community program, will get ...

Somerset inmate serving life sentence for brutal murder dies

By Tribune-Review
An inmate at the state prison in Somerset County who was serving a life sentence for cutting off the head of a man during a 1987 robbery in Reading died of natural causes Friday afternoon at Somerset Hospital, state police ...

Woman charged with assaulting cops in wild Pittsburgh dispute

By Michael Hasch
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a Somerset County woman accused of kicking, biting and scratching her boyfriend and several Pittsburgh police officers during what court papers describe as a drunken domestic dispute following a concert in the Strip ...

Tickets needed to tour Flight 93 visitor center, to open Sept. 10

By Kari Andren
Visitors will need a ticket to tour the Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center Complex, which is scheduled to open Sept. 10, the National Park ...

Somerset man killed in head-on collision of 2 trucks

By Joe Napsha
A 33-year-old Somerset man was killed Tuesday afternoon in a head-on collision on Water Level Road, about 2 miles south of Somerset, state police said. Kenneth L. Rose was fatally injured at 5:22 p.m. when his southbound Dodge Dakota pickup truck ...

Somerset monument firm settles with state

By Tribune-Review
Two Somerset County brothers, who failed to deliver burial monuments and memorials after accepting advance payments for them, have reached a civil settlement and will stop doing business in Pennsylvania. Fred E. Lichty, 68, and Roger P. Lichty, 63, of Meyersdale, ...

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