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Somerset County man dies of injuries sustained in ATV accident

By Tribune-Review
A Somerset County man has died of injuries sustained in an accident Sunday in Summit Township involving two all-terrain vehicles. Wayne E. Krause, 69, of Meyersdale, was pronounced dead at 11:05 p.m. Sunday at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, The accident occurred about 7:30 p.m. as Krause’s Polaris Xplorer …

Canadian company buying PBS Coals operations in Somerset County

By David Conti
A Canadian coal company with mines in Somerset County will buy PBS Coals Inc. and merge the operations with hopes the worldwide market for metallurgical coal will improve. Corsa Coal Corp. on Tuesday announced a $60 million deal to purchase …

5 charged with prescription fraud over 4 Western Pa. counties

By Renatta Signorini
Three family members and two others are accused of illegally obtaining thousands of painkillers at area pharmacies in four counties during a 10-month period through unauthorized prescriptions. John W. Earnesty, 54; his wife, Kathy R. Earnesty, 58; and his brother, …

Windber teen helps kids understand Flight 93 Memorial in Somerset

By Mary Pickels
Most visitors to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County know the story of the nation’s newest national park. They are aware that the …

Quecreek mine rescue transforms life of farm owner

By Alicia McElhaney
As the 12th anniversary of the Quecreek Mine rescue approaches, the owner of the dairy farm where nine miners were trapped underground for 77 hours …

Law renames Windber bridge for slain state trooper

By The Associated Press
A Windber bridge is being renamed for a state trooper who was fatally shot by a man chased following a drunken traffic accident in 2002. The Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown reported that the bill was signed into law this week renaming …

Somerset County men charged in drug investigation

By Joe Napsha
A state police investigation into drug activity in southern Somerset County has led to the arrest of two men accused of selling methamphetamine and other drugs from a garage in Addison Township, police said. Justin Devoe, 34, of Meyersdale, and …

Police: Ohio man found along Pa. Turnpike died of gunshot wound

By Tribune-Review
State police in Somerset are investigating the death of an Akron, Ohio, man whose body was discovered early Tuesday near a drainage pond off the berm of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Somerset Township. Trooper Ted Goins said the Antwan Dash, …

Arson ruled in Meyersdale downtown blaze

By Tribune-Review
A blaze that caused $160,000 in damage to a vacant commercial structure in downtown Meyersdale Sunday night was ruled an arson, state police at Somerset said. The building at 118-124 Center St. was destroyed by a fire that was reported …

Donations pour in for family devastated by falling tree in Conemaugh

By Renatta Signorini
Donations are pouring in for a family whose lives were shattered on Monday when a rotted tree fell on their car in Somerset County, killing two young girls. More than $12,000 has been raised through an online donation page and …

Man who shot pregnant girlfriend faces second homicide count

By Tribune-Review
A second homicide charge was filed Friday against a Somerset County man who is accused of fatally shooting his nine-months pregnant girlfriend, a week after his daughter died. Denver Roy Alan Blough, 25, now faces two counts each of homicide, …

Driver in fatal Somerset County accident tried to evade tree

By Richard Gazarik
Jason Himebaugh was driving on a Somerset County road with his pregnant girlfriend and her four daughters when he saw a 60-foot tree toppling ahead, his brother said. Himebaugh told his brother he swerved to avoid impact, but the 2004 …

Police chief says dry rot caused tree to fall on car and kill 2 sisters

By Joe Napsha  and Richard Gazarik
A Somerset County police chief said dry rot caused a large tree to fall on top of a car heading south on Route 403, killing …

Tree falls on car in Somerset County; 2 kids killed

By The Associated Press
Somerset County police say a falling tree has landed on a moving car, killing two of the four children sitting in the back seat. Police said the car was heading south on Route 403 in Conemaugh Township when the tree …

Bedford County teen hurt in ATV accident

By Tribune-Review
A 15-year-old boy was flown to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown with major injuries Friday, after he was thrown from an all-terrain vehicle he was riding. State police said the boy, of Hyndman, Bedford County, was a passenger on …

Connellsville man dies when deer hits windshield

By Tribune-Review
A deer struck by a sport utility vehicle traveling on Route 30 in Somerset County crashed through the windshield of another vehicle Friday afternoon, killing a Fayette County man, state police said. Lynda Gregg of Arnold, Md., was eastbound in …

Baby dies 20 days after emergency delivery by mother fatally wounded in Somerset

By Renatta Signorini
A baby girl who was delivered after her mother was shot in Somerset County died early Friday in a Pittsburgh hospital, authorities said. Abrianna Lyric Kovalcik was pronounced dead in UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh at 1:13 a.m. Friday, according …

Police: Somerset County thief targeted elderly

By Mary Pickels
A Somerset County man accused of a series of brazen burglaries may have targeted some victims by following volunteers delivering Meals on Wheels, police said. James Brian Hay, 46, of Garrett apparently targeted elderly and Amish residents, according to state …

Millionaire killer’s 1-cent stamp may fetch record $20M

By Craig Smith
Collectors around the globe will be watching on Tuesday when the world’s rarest stamp is expected to fetch as much as $20 million at a …

Somerset man accused of using another’s identity for treatment

By Tribune-Review
A Somerset County man is accused of using another man’s identity to receive medical treatment at Somerset Hospital in May. State police have an arrest warrant for Brandon David Shaulis, 31, in the alleged fraud. Police said Shaulis identified himself …

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