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Stoystown honors 'hometown heroes' who served our nation

STOYSTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) — Stoystown held a “hometown heroes” event Saturday, dedicating 49 banners of past and present veterans of the community. The local historical society behind it says preserving the stories of these small-town heroes is vital. “We didn’t know a lot about some of these...
STOYSTOWN, PA
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Windber Borough celebrates its 125th 'Quasquicentennial'

WINDBER, Pa. (WJAC) — Windber is celebrating this weekend its quasquicentennial. That's 125 years for those keeping score at home. The Somerset County community held a parade Saturday with fire and EMS companies, local bands, groups, and businesses performing, dressing up and riding floats through downtown. Activates and events...
WINDBER, PA
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PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW

UPMC to close Somerset hospice facility; care shifting to homes, hospital

SOMERSET — Hospice care inside Somerset’s In Touch Hospice House will end this summer, driven by changing industry trends, UPMC officials said. With more patients able to receive end-of-life care at home, demand for the North Center Avenue location’s 10-bed unit has decreased in recent years, a UPMC spokesperson said in a statement Friday.
SOMERSET, PA
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Somerset takes final game of series over the Fightin Phils

READING, Pa. - The Fightin Phils won four of six games from visiting Somerset but the Patriots took the final game on Sunday night with a 8-3 victory at FirstEnergy Stadium. Somerset banged out 16 hits, including four home runs, in building an 8-1 lead. Jack Conley slugged an eighth inning solo home run for Reading (33-42). Aldrem Corredor and Simon Muzziotti also drove in runs in the loss.
READING, PA

Bridge honors fallen veteran, Johnstown native

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ)– State Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) held a bridge dedication for a veteran who lost their life during active duty in 2007. The dedication took place on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the SFC Raymond R. Buchan Memorial Bridge on Washington Street in Johnstown. Buchan is a Johnstown native who served in the […]
JOHNSTOWN, PA
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Out & About: Fourth of July weekend starts with a bang at Fort Ligonier

The Fourth of July weekend started with a bang during the Friday evening Cannons and Cocktails party at Fort Ligonier. The festivities included mock cannon firings in the hilltop stockade of the restored French and Indian War-era historical complex. Guests had an opportunity to sample a George Washington Rye Whiskey,...
LIGONIER, PA
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Leckey’s next chapter

High-energy local broadcaster makes transition into entrepreneurship. Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. Though he may be from Johnstown, Ryan Leckey is NEPA through and through. And while many may have been disappointed after he announced his departure from WNEP-TV last month, Leckey has nothing but gratitude...
JOHNSTOWN, PA
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Fire Chief: Police investigating arson at abandoned Hornerstown building

Johnstown, PA (WJAC) — Johnstown police are investigating a morning fire at an abandoned building in the Hornerstown-section of the city as arson, according to Johnstown Fire Chief Bob Statler. 911 officials say crews were dispatched to the blaze, located along the 800 block of Horner Street, around 9:30...
JOHNSTOWN, PA

Pennsylvania man busted with $90K in raw fentanyl injured officer during arrest, authorities say

A Pennsylvania man was busted with $90,000 worth of fentanyl in powder form after a months-long drug trafficking investigation concluded on Tuesday, authorities said. Cortez M. Haselrig, 25, was in possession of 50 grams of raw fentanyl when he was arrested at the Giant Eagle Parking Lot in Ligonier, the Westmoreland County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement. Ligonier is a town located about 50 miles east of Pittsburgh.
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Johnstown firefighters announce passing of local EMS trainer

Johnstown, PA (WJAC) — First responders throughout Cambria County are mourning the loss of a longtime area EMS trainer and teacher. According to a post from Johnstown Firefighters Local 463, Dr. John "Doc" Karduck recently pass away. Dr. Karduck taught hundreds of paramedics and EMS personnel in Cambria County,...
JOHNSTOWN, PA
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Four young PA men charged in robbery at Ocean City motel

Three men and a 17-year-old boy were arrested in Ocean City last weekend after allegedly robbing and assaulting a man in a motel room downtown. Jelyja Joseph Malcom, 18, D’andre Xavier Sampson, 18, and a 17-year-old juvenile, all of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and Jaden Shawn Mallery, 18, of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania were arrested by Ocean City Police on June 25 near 20th Street and charged with robbery, assault, theft, and reckless endangerment.
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