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Alleged Human Trafficking in Johnstown

According to Law Enforcement in Cambria County, a Johnstown man is facing charges after being accused of Trafficking multiple women. We have more details about the unique location of this incident. The home where this alleged Trafficking was taking place is next door neighbors with the Stonycreek Township Police Department....
JOHNSTOWN, PA
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Interest level high at Derry following 2 subpar seasons

With a new coach on board, Derry has been repositioned in Class 2A, drastically altering recent schedules. No disrespect to the current opponents, but dropping down just might suit the Trojans better after several fruitless seasons in Class 3A. Among last year’s opponents, only Burrell, Class 4A Latrobe and Class...
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Police investigating armed robbery in Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN, Pa (WTAJ) — The Johnstown Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at Smoke and Skillz that took place on Saturday, Aug. 13. Police are asking the public if they can help identify the pictured suspect. Police said the suspect is a white male between 5’10” – 6’0″. He can be seen holding a […]
JOHNSTOWN, PA

Latrobe hosting annual Great American Banana Split Celebration

LATROBE (KDKA) - The Great American Banana Split Celebration is set to kick off today at noon! Latrobe pharmacist David Strickler created the treat in 1904 at Tassell Pharmacy. The festivities take place on Main and Ligonier streets. This weekend, you can enjoy banana splits, meet the "Banana Split Princess Court" and take part in the 5K Banana Run. "It's got something for everybody, there's vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate, the bananas, the whipped cream, it's just a great thing to share with a friend or family member, it's just a great thing to come out of Latrobe," said Isaac McDaniel of the planning committee. You can check out a full list of events on their website at this link! 
LATROBE, PA
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Westmoreland County receives first payment of opioid settlement

Westmoreland County and its 11 largest municipalities will split nearly $3 million this year as part of the first installments paid out from a $26 billion national settlement of a federal lawsuit with drug manufacturers implicated in the opioid epidemic. Commissioners on Thursday approved a resolution to receive the county’s...
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Saturday's high school football scrimmage schedule

Heat acclimation and the first week of training camp have nearly come to a conclusion with scrimmages set to take place on Saturday. Here is the scrimmage schedule for Westmoreland County teams. Saturday. Berlin-Brothersvalley at Ligonier Valley - 10 a.m. Burrell at East Allegheny - 10 a.m. Connellsville at Kiski...

Pa State Police charge trooper with DUI

YORK, Pa (WTAJ) – A state trooper has been charged with a DUI after he was found driving under the influence during his shift. The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) announced DUI charges against York County trooper, Joshua M. Ravel on Thursday, Aug. 18. Ravel was assigned to Troop J and found to be under the […]
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Greensburg Man Charged with Ethnic Intimidation

A Greensburg man headed for trial in Centre County on a charge of Ethnic Intimidation accused of punching a Hispanic teenager in the face. No, nothing is wrong with your TV, or monitor. This is a freeze frame, a still shot of William Ring, following his hearing Wednesday in Centre County Court.
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Sparks fly over Latrobe area youth football programs at district board meeting

The Greater Latrobe Area Midget Football Association doesn’t have enough players to safely continue with its season, and despite pleas from association parents, Greater Latrobe School District leaders said they cannot allow late additions into the district’s youth football program. Numerous association parents and coaches spoke during the...
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Police: Fentanyl, crystal meth seized in raid at New Kensington home

Police charged two New Kensington men with conspiring to sell fentanyl and methamphetamine after significant amounts of the drugs were confiscated during a raid at one of their homes Monday evening. Andrew Michael Slywczuk, 38, of the 400 block of Charles Avenue and Shawnti Eugene Shifflett, 26, of the 500...
NEW KENSINGTON, PA
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5 things to do in Westmoreland County: Aug. 19-21

“American Idiot,” a musical based on the 2004 concept album by pop-punk band Green Day, will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Geyer Performing Arts Center, 111 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. The sung-through musical follows Johnny, Will and Tunny — three young...
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'Bridging the Gap' rally planned in Greensburg

A central Westmoreland County citizens activist group will host a “Bridging the Gap” event from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Greensburg YWCA, 424 N. Main St. There will be food, entertainment and tables with information about community services. Representatives from about 15 organizations, including the Blackburn...
GREENSBURG, PA

Four compete for title of 2022 Somerset County Fair Queen

Four young women will compete for the title of 2022 Somerset County Fair Queen Sunday evening. The winner will reign over the 122nd annual Somerset County Fair. The program begins at 4 p.m. and is followed by the annual Farmers and Merchants Parade in front of the grandstand. The contestants must be between 16 and 20 years of age and not married. The new queen will be crowned by reigning 2021 fair queen Brooke Cornell, who is a junior at West Virginia University.
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Letter to the editor: Westmoreland Transit drivers know system best

In the article “Westmoreland transit touts rider gains” (Aug. 11, TribLIVE), the Westmoreland County Transit Authority told of the welcome, slowly growing increase in ridership. Also mentioned was the possibility of hiring a consultant to “review and design a new route structure.” I’m sure, if the Westmoreland Transit managers asked their drivers, they would get the answers needed.
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