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Philly trio faces new charges in large Johnstown drug bust

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ)– Three out of four Philadelphia men that were arrested when authorities found more than $37,000 worth of drugs in two Johnstown homes in April are now facing other charges. Nigel Lomax, 27, Gary Love, 32, and Kahseem Jackson ,32, now face new charges after the previous ones were withdrawn after a presentment […]

2 charged in fatal Unity drug overdose

Two Jeannette men are charged with drug delivery resulting in death in connection with a March 2021 fatal overdose in Unity, according to court papers. Stephen A. Piper, 34, is free on $25,000 unsecured bail. Bail for Andrey L. Young, 42, was set at $10,000. He was being held at the Westmoreland County Prison.

$90K worth of raw fentanyl seized, man arrested after bust in Ligonier Borough

About $90,000 worth of raw fentanyl in powder form was confiscated from a Cambria County man Tuesday after an arrest in Ligonier Borough, according to authorities. Cortez M. Haselrig, 25, who lives near Johnstown, is being held at Westmoreland County Prison on charges of drug possession, criminal use of a communication facility and resisting arrest. His bail was set at $500,000.

Johnstown Symphony Orchestra Brass to perfom July 4th concerts

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra (JSO) Brass Quintet will present three free concerts on the 4th of July, each featuring well-known patriotic music to celebrate Independence Day. The concerts each last 45 minutes. They begin at noon at the Windber Gazebo in downtown Windber. Then, they will perform outdoors at Fort […]

Westmoreland Where Are They Now? Maddy Grimm

Nearly a decade after her high school graduation, Maddy Grimm still is considered one of the best athletes in Ligonier Valley history. After playing four sports in high school, Grimm became a college softball star at Kent State. Since then, she’s played all over the globe, and recently created her own company to help train the next generation of softball stars. Grimm is featured in the latest installment of Westmoreland Where Are They Now?

Shaffer Bridge closing for repairs

A traffic detour is to start next week as work begins to rehabilitate the Shaffer covered bridge in Conemaugh Township. The Somerset County Commissioners announced Tuesday that the bridge would be closed to traffic from July 5 until work on the bridge is completed, which is scheduled to take 30 days to 60 days. Thornbury, Inc., of West Sunbury, is the contractor. A traffic detour is to be posted in the area while the work is in progress.

Friends of Flight 93 group names new executive director

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — The Friends of Flight 93 organization didn’t have to look far to find its next executive director. Longtime ambassador and board member Donna Gibson, who spent three years chairing the nonprofit board, was named its to its top administrative post Wednesday. In doing so, Gibson...
Ocean City Today

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.

PSP: Jewelry theft leads to drug charges

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police say a man is facing drug charges after he stole $2k worth of jewelry from a residence. According to Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), on Saturday around 10:40 p.m. troopers responded to the 500 block of Megan Court, in Jackson Township for a report of theft. After an investigation troopers […]

Man arrested after breaking into vehicles in Pennsylvania, Florida

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - State police said the man they believe broke into dozens of cars in Westmoreland County is behind bars in Florida, now accused of doing the same thing there.John Hughes allegedly stole guns, jewelry, and electronics locally and stashed them in the home of a woman who police are calling a co-conspirator.Pennsylvania State Police said it was Volusia County police who said they'd picked up John Hughes for allegedly breaking into dozens of cars, taking thousands in jewelry, guns, and money while driving a vehicle that was registered in Pennsylvania.Troopers were able to contact the owner of the...

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.


Indiana Borough Police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that happened on Tuesday. Police say that the accident happened in the 300 block of Church Street at 3:24 PM. A legally parked and unoccupied vehicle was parked in a parking lot of 398 Church Street and was hit by a black-in-color pickup truck. The parked vehicle took on light damage. The offending vehicle will likely have damage to the rear bumper and/or tailgate.
The Dispatch

Four Charged In Late-Night Strong Armed Robbery Over Weekend

OCEAN CITY — Three Pennsylvania men and a juvenile were arrested last weekend for an alleged strong-armed robbery in the downtown area. Around 3:45 a.m. on Saturday, Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officers responded to the area of 20th Street and Philadelphia Avenue for a reported strong-armed robbery. Officers met with a 25-year-old victim from Baltimore, who informed police he had been assaulted by three males who had stolen some of his personal property, according to police reports.