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Coroner called to scene of vehicle accident in Somerset County
Emergency officials are currently on scene of a vehicle accident that occurred just before 10 a.m. on Horn Road in Paint Township. Marty Washko, Scalp Level-Paint Volunteer Fire Department Captain, said a female was pronounced dead at the scene and two males were injured after their convertible hit a tree.
Weekly Safety Report: Alleged Rape and Assault of Minor, Discrimination Lawsuit Hit Somerset, Pennsylvania
A 22-year-old man in Somerset Borough, Pennsylvania, is facing 64 charges for allegedly repeatedly raping and assaulting a minor. The incidents began in 2021 when the boy was 12 or 13 years old. The accused, Brandon Warrick, is accused of using threats, violence, and even a knife and plastic bag during the assaults. In another incident, a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit has been filed against the Somerset Police Department. Two employees, Elgin Pettus and Justin Creech, claim they were denied promotions and equipment, with Pettus alleging racial discrimination and Creech facing retaliation for speaking out.
Family displaced after house fire in Somerset County
SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Crews responded to a house fire on Wednesday evening, and a family is now displaced. Departments were called out Wednesday, Nov. 29 at around 8 p.m. for a report of a house fire on the 200 block of Leppert Road in Shade Township. According to the Chief of Central City […]
Weekly Safety Report: UTV Rollover and Replica Gun Threat in Cumberland, Maryland
This week in Cumberland, Maryland, two incidents occurred that required emergency response. In the first incident, a UTV rollover resulted in two injured individuals who were successfully rescued by helicopter crews. The second incident involved a Cumberland man who was arrested after threatening a juvenile with a replica gun.
Barn, farm equipment destroyed in Bedford County fire
BEDFORD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A barn in Bedford County along with farm equipment that was inside are all destroyed after a brush fire started and spread Thursday afternoon. Firefighters were sent to the fire in South Woodbury Township at 2:30 p.m. Southern Cove Fire Chief said it took crews nearly three hours to get […]
See who bought and who sold property in Somerset County Nov. 20-22
Here are the property transfers recorded with the Somerset County Recorder of Deeds from Nov. 20-22. Michael and Gail Del Rosario to 261 West Main LLC, Somerset Borough, $260,000. Marilyn Laughery, as executrix of the last will and testament of Margaret Virginia Menser, to Robin Palmer, Somerset Borough, $290,000. Chad...
Garrett, Pennsylvania: A Testament to the Railroad's Legacy
The historic town of Garrett, Pennsylvania, stands as a monument to the transformative power of the railroad era. Founded at the turn of the 20th century and named after John W. Garrett of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the town flourished as a junction point, connecting Berlin to the main line. Its growth was fueled by the rail industry, leading to economic prosperity that peaked in the early 20th century. Today, despite a declining population, landmarks like the Western Maryland Railroad and the Great Allegheny Passage trail system preserve Garrett's industrial legacy.
Injured firefighters released from hospital following Shade Twp. blaze
Somerset Co., PA (WJAC) — Fire officials in Somerset County say the two firefighters who were injured late Wednesday night while battling a blaze in Shade Township were released from the hospital earlier Thursday. Authorities say the two Stoystown Volunteer firefighters suffered minor injuries while battling a reported 2nd...
PennDOT announces traffic signal upgrades in Somerset County
SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — PennDOT has announced a multi-location project to improve roadway safety. Beginning on Monday, Dec. 4, there will be traffic signal upgrades on Route 56 in Windber at both the intersection of Route 160 and the intersection of 24th Street. There will be a short-term lane restrictions, but no delays are […]
Johnstown's Gourmet Scene: 4 Delis That Will Charm Your Palate
This article presents a guide to four delightful delicatessens in Johnstown. Have you had the chance to visit any of these places? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Prosser’s 39 points fuels Berlin spoils Fuschino’s debut with Richland
RICHLAND, Pa. (WTAJ) – State finalist head coach John Fuschino made his debut leading the Richland Rams on Friday night, but Berlin’s Pace Prosser spoiled Fuschino’s hopes of walking away with a win. The senior dominated from the start for the Mountaineers. Until midway through the second quarter, Prosser scored all 15 of Berlin’s points. […]
Searching for downed victims
Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company firefighters practice search and rescue techniques at the Allentown Fire Department's training academy tower, along Vultee Street, at the Salisbury department's regular Monday evening drill night Nov. 20. Using an adult-size rescue mannequin, firefighters descended into the darkened lower level of the training tower with self-contained breathing tanks to search for downed victims. The lower level is arranged and furnished as a simulated residence. At any residential fire, the first unit on scene sends interior trained and qualified firefighters into the structure, when it is safe to do so, to search for anyone who may be trapped or incapacitated inside. “This gives our younger firefighters hands-on training in the safety of a controlled environment,” WSVFC Chief Joshua Wells said. PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MARSH.
Pennsylvania man arrested in Johnstown with $7k worth of crack
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Montgomery County man is in jail after he was found with $7,000 worth of crack cocaine during a raid, according to police. Daquan Jones-Blackwell, 22, of Hatfield is facing multiple drug charges after being arrested on Nov. 20 during a sweep. According to a press release from the Cambria County […]
Somerset wins OT thriller over Shanksville-Stonycreek in Pine Grill Roundball Classic
SOMERSET — Junior guard Dominic Heiple poured in a game-high 35 points, including six in overtime to lift Somerset over Shanksville-Stonycreek 72-65 in the nightcap of the 12th Pine Grill Roundball Classic on Friday. "It was a great game, said Somerset first-year head coach Chris Zanoni. "Shanksville played very...
The Great Flood of 1936: Resilience Amidst Catastrophe in Johnstown
In 1936, a historic flood swept through the Northeastern United States, causing unprecedented damage and loss of life. Dubbed the St. Patrick's Day Flood, the calamity resulted from a lethal combination of heavy rain and melting snow, which overwhelmed rivers and their tributaries, leading to significant destruction and claiming between 150 and 200 lives. The town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was among the many communities devastated. Yet, the catastrophic event is not only remembered for its destruction but also for the indomitable resilience of Johnstown's residents.
Why UPMC Somerset Family Practice just built a new office in Hollsopple
CONEMAUGH TWP. ― UPMC Somerset Family Practice welcomed current patients and the community to an open house Nov. 16 at its new permanent office at 143 Woodstown Highway, in Hollsopple. Dwayne and Gretchen Platt, husband-and-wife physicians with UPMC Somerset, have seen patients for the past 3-½ years in a...
Salisbury police blotter
A 30-year-old male, of Macungie, was charged Oct. 11 with alleged simple assault and harassment following an incident at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest campus, according to Salisbury police. DUI. A 53-year-old male, of Allentown, was charged Oct. 15 with allegedly driving under the influence and a traffic offense following...
Seventh grade field trip changed to Flight 93 Memorial and Laurel Caverns
The seventh grade field trip this year will be a one-day trip to the Flight 93 Memorial and the Laurel Caverns. Students will first ride a charter bus to the Flight 93 Memorial in Somerset, PA, and then arrive at the Laurel Caverns in Farmington, PA. For the last two years, the seventh grade has taken an overnight trip to Washington, D.C. Prior to COVID-19, the seventh grade took a regular field trip just like the fifth and sixth grade do.
accident, MD Residents: Your Future Dogs Best Friend Awaits!
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around accident.
Discover the Ultimate Beauty & Wellness Experience at the Cambria County Beauty & Wellness Expo
We're excited to share the news of the upcoming Beauty & Wellness Expo, brought to you by Cambriacounty.com. This event, taking place on Sun, Dec 03 from 12pm - 5pm, promises to be a unique blend of beauty, wellness, and fashion, all under one roof at the Johnstown Masonic Temple, 130 Valley Pike, Johnstown, PA 15905.