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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 Service announced Thursday. There is no admission charge, but park officials said anticipated heavy turnout and ...

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, ...

Superintendent at Flight 93 site set for visitor, learning centers dedication

By Mary Pickels
On a recent sunny morning, a man on a bus tour at the Flight 93 National Memorial approached park Superintendent Steve Clark and asked why ...

‘Walk 93’ in September to raise funds for building of trails at 9/11 memorial

By Mary Pickels
Planners of an inaugural “Walk 93,” which will raise funds for the building and maintenance of trails at the Flight 93 National Memorial, say they hope to make the event an annual one. The Sept. 26 walk, held on National Public ...

Somerset pair in prison after shooting incident

By Tribune-Review
Two Somerset County residents are in prison after firing shots in a vehicle and around a home in Stonycreek Township last week, according to a news release issued Sunday by state police. Todd Robert Whited, 39, of Somerset, and Michele Ann ...

2 men die in motorcycle crashes in Westmoreland, Somerset counties

By Tribune-Review
Two men died in separate motorcycle crashes Saturday, authorities said. Bruce A. Maglicco Jr., 46, of Unity Township was traveling south on Marguerite Road in Unity just before 8:30 p.m. when the motorcycle briefly left the road and slid, according to ...

Western Pa. counties shrug off ICE requests to hold illegals in jail

By Carl Prine
The slaying of a woman in San Francisco by an accused gun-toting illegal immigrant who was deported multiple times has critics nationwide deriding so-called “sanctuary” ...

Somerset man hospitalized after being assaulted; suspect jailed

By Tribune-Review
A Somerset man is in jail after allegedly beating a man so severely on Sunday that he had to be hospitalized. Rodger Allen Oakes Jr., 28, was charged by borough police with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and simple assault in the ...

2 from Western Pennsylvania charged with insurance fraud

By Tribune-Review
Two Western Pennsylvania men are among 20 people charged statewide with insurance fraud by agents from the state Attorney General’s office. John Anthony Lowry, 31, of Connellsville, is charged with one count each of workers compensation fraud and theft by deception ...

Lebanon ex-convict Shuhayda accused of death threats

By Lebanon Daily News 12:23 p.m.
A 46-year-old Lebanon man, who spent nearly two decades in prison in connection with a 1993 murder in Western Pennsylvania, was jailed for threatening to kill employees at a Lebanon business last week, city police said Friday. Timothy J. Shuhayda, who ...

Flight 93 visitor center complex will open to public Sept. 10

By Mary Pickels
Gordon Felt hasn’t visited the Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center Complex for several months during its construction. But the president of the Families of Flight ...

Priest sex abuse allegations lead to Pa. AG agents’ monastery search

By Andrew Conte  and Brad Bumsted
HOLLIDAYSBURG — The only way to stop Catholic clerics who abuse children is to prosecute the people who oversee them and let it continue, said ...

Bomb threat forces evacuation of Somerset County agency

By Tribune-Review
A written bomb threat at the Somerset County Assistance Office Thursday morning led to an evacuation of employees and a K-9 unit search. In a news release, borough police said they and state police responded to the 8:50 a.m. incident at ...

FBI probes series of bomb threats at First National Bank branches in Fayette, Somerset, Mercer

By Kari Andren
A male caller told First National Bank employees he wanted to “do away with” the bank’s CEO and had planted bombs at several branches across Western Pennsylvania, causing police to evacuate homes and businesses in three counties Tuesday. Local and state ...

Somerset County man dies in crash near Stoystown

By The Tribune-Review
A Somerset County man died Sunday in a one-vehicle accident on Route 30 near Stoystown. Cody Allen Sarver of Boswell, whose age wasn’t available, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash in Quemahoning Township. The crash occurred at 11:37 ...

Somerset County man, 80, back in jail after stalking report

By Tribune-Review
An 80-year-old Jerome man was ordered back to jail last week after a Somerset County judge ruled there was sufficient evidence he stalked a 78-year-old former girlfriend who testified against him in a 2009 murder case. President Judge John Cascio ruled ...

More than 60 dying trees in Somerset County removed from where 2 girls died in accident

By Matt Faye
More than 60 dead and dying trees have been removed from the Somerset County property where two children were killed in a freak car accident almost a year ago. The accident occurred June 23 on Route 403 between Davidsville and ...

Police identify man, 68, found dead in Somerset County pond

By Tribune-Review
State police believe a 68-year-old man who was found dead in a pond Tuesday afternoon died of natural causes. Investigators identified him as Jerry Zeigler of Somerset. His body was found just before 1 p.m. near a vehicle that was submerged in ...

Outside judges will hear cases against former Fayette police officers

By Renatta Signorini
Two Somerset County senior district judges have been assigned to handle preliminary hearings for unrelated criminal cases against two former Fayette County police officers. Senior District Judge Arthur Cook has been appointed to handle the case of former Masontown officer Robert ...

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