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An inch of snow leads to multiple accidents in Somerset County

About an inch of snowfall across Somerset County caused 18 accidents Tuesday, but Somerset County Control said no one was seriously injured.

Commissioners say goodbye to longtime solicitor

The Somerset County commissioners approved the county's annual budget and said farewell to the longest tenured member of the staff during a board meeting Tuesday.

Residents concerned about proposed deep mine

Several Somerset County residents expressed concern to officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday about water pollution from a proposed deep mine that could be opened near Jenner Township during an open…

10K beneficiaries announced

Money raised during this year’s Daily American 10K Challenge will go toward feeding the elderly and educating the youth.

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Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed…


Things to know about Alabama's new US senator, Doug Jones

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Doug Jones, a Democrat who once prosecuted two Ku Klux Klansmen in a deadly church bombing and has now broken the Republican lock grip on Alabama, is the state's new U.S. senator.

JCS at county chorus


Students represented Johnstown Christian School at the Somerset County Chorus Festival held at Somerset Area High School on Nov. 20-21. These students joined their voices with more than 180 students from other Somerset County schools and…

MAHS at county chorus


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Democrat Doug Jones wins election to US Senate from Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Democrat Doug Jones wins election to the U.S. Senate from Alabama, as voters in the deeply conservative and heavily Republican state deal a stark political blow to President Donald Trump and narrow the GOP's…

Democrat Doug Jones wins Senate election in Alabama, beating Roy Moore in race stained by sexual misconduct allegations


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Democrat Doug Jones wins Senate election in Alabama, beating Roy Moore in race stained by sexual misconduct allegations.

H.S. roundup: Bedford wrestlers upend Eagles

SOMERSET — Just five weights were contested Tuesday night when Bedford defeated Somerset 54-15 in varsity wrestling.


Woman cut during domestic dispute

A Windber woman suffered an inch-long knife cut on her right pinky finger during a domestic dispute with her ex-boyfriend Monday in a Stadium Terrace apartment.


San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee leaves behind city in turmoil

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Under Mayor Ed Lee's seven-year watch, San Francisco went from a city mired in recession to a technology-fueled economic powerhouse where housing costs skyrocketed and the chasm between the wealthy and everyone else…


Comment about Jews by Roy Moore's wife sparks new ridicule

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — The wife of embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore drew ridicule online after she declared that "one of our attorneys is a Jew," and said some of their close friends are "Jewish and rabbis" while…

Trump says female senator 'would do anything' for money

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off the renewed focus on sexual harassment allegations against him, President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, declaring the New York Democrat and frequent presidential critic had…

Tuesday, Dec 12

Festival of Trees celebrated in Somerset

Suzanne Funa, executive director of the Somerset County Foundation for Higher Education, adjusts an ornament on the group’s Christmas tree at the Somerset County Library Monday evening. The library is hosting the “Festival of Trees,” a…

Police: Man broke into Somerset home carrying knife

A man has been charged with a number of crimes after allegedly invading a home in Somerset Township while brandishing a knife over the weekend.

Somerset assessing special education costs

Somerset Area School District officials are looking at the cost of special education in preparation for budget season.

Boswell Borough approves tenant register

A new ordinance in Boswell Borough will require landlords to register their tenants with the municipality. Officials have yet to decide if they will enact a registration fee, however, and how much it would cost.

Monday, Dec 11

Steelers wrap up AFC North title, set up showdown with Pats

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger's record-setting day finished with a carry just as valuable as any of the franchise-record 66 passes he threw.

Sunday, Dec 10

After allegations, Moore avoids spotlight, questions

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has been a rare sight on the traditional campaign trail in the days ahead of a critical U.S. Senate race. He's appeared at only a handful of rallies in front…

Trump draws protests while honoring civil rights heroes


JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump has honored figures of the civil rights movement, some famous, some not, at a ceremony that exposed stark divisions among Americans about his commitment to that legacy.

Historical center hosts craft shop for kids

The Somerset Historical Center hosted Christmas Fun on Saturday. The event offered different crafts for kids for making ornaments, gingerbread houses and snowmen.

Laurel Arts Dancers perform annual Christmas show

The Laurel Arts Performance Company presented an original Christmas show, Rhythms of Christmas, on Saturday at Somerset Area High School. The Laurel Arts Dancers and Somerset County Community Band performed classic Christmas songs in a…

Saturday, Dec 9

Rick's Pics: The city editor's top 10 photos of the week

If you looked at the sky Sunday night you should have had a nice view of the moon.

Economic development council provides progress update

In January members of the Somerset County Economic Development Council said they needed to refocus with new leadership.

Historic Jennerstown graveyard in need of custodians

A Jennerstown graveyard with historic burial sites is in need of oversight and funding.

Friday, Dec 8

Prison guard accused of smuggling drugs seeks bail reduction

NEW CENTERVILLE — A prison guard at the State Correctional Institution at Somerset accused of helping to smuggle drugs into the prison Aug. 1 was escorted by state police to a hearing before a magistrate Thursday.

Somerset County Jail inmate dies following transfer to hospital

Daniel William Trevorrow Jr., 22, died Nov. 13 from complications brought on by his attempted suicide in the Somerset County Jail about a month earlier.

Berlin Borough keeps tax rate at zero

Berlin Borough residents will not have to pay property taxes next year.

Repeat offender sentenced to up to 23 months in jail

Michael Ryan Miller, 38, Somerset, was sentenced to 111/2 to 23 months in Somerset County Jail for criminal mischief, a second-degree misdemeanor.