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Windber teen breaks barriers -- and records in sports

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Kelsey Buza has made her own indelible mark on Windber Area High School athletics.

Armed robbery reported at Family Dollar


Conemaugh Township police responded to the Family Dollar store at 133 Tire Hill Road for a report of an armed robbery.

Coroner called to vehicle fire on train tracks


Somerset County Coroner Wallace Miller said Sunday evening that the person who was fatally injured in a vehicle on fire and roll over on the train tracks call could not yet be identified.

Become a Tree Tender and learn how to plant and care for the trees


Penn State Extension will host a Tree Tenders workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., Johnstown.

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Church stoked tithing with unemployment scam, ex-members say


SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — When Randy Fields' construction company faced potential ruin because of the cratering economy, he pleaded with his pastor at Word of Faith Fellowship church to reduce the amount of money he was required to tithe every…


Tennessee church shooting suspect charged with murder


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Witnesses and police described a chaotic scene as a masked attacker armed with two guns shot seven people, killing one, in a Tennessee church before he was subdued.


Memorable displays of unity followed by fantastic finishes


NEW YORK (AP) — For one of those rare times, the focus at NFL stadiums was on what happened before the games. What occurred on the sidelines, or in the tunnels leading to the locker rooms.

NBA media days certain to have plenty of Trump talk


The most retweeted post ever sent by LeBron James before this weekend was one in 2013 in response to the incessant who's-better debate about him and Michael Jordan.

Don't talk about mom: NFL players angry over Trump's insult


President Donald Trump probably didn't realize he'd struck such a nerve with NFL players when he implored team owners to "get that son of a bitch off the field" for protesting during the national anthem.


Republicans make desperate bid to save health care bill


WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican opposition to the GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the last-ditch effort to scrap the Obama health care law and Sen. Ted…


More than 200 NFL players sit or kneel during anthem

The Associated Press observed more than 200 players around the NFL kneeling or sitting during the national anthem on Sunday.


President's criticisms spark more protests at NFL games

President Donald Trump's criticism of players who kneel during the national anthem sparked angry protests around the National Football League Sunday, as about 200 players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance.

After 66 million years, creature wins state dinosaur honor


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It took about 66 million years, but a duck-billed creature has finally won recognition as California's state dinosaur.

CareerLink moving to new location Oct. 10


The Southern Alleghenies Workforce Development Board, in partnership with the Somerset County commissioners and PA CareerLink® partners, reports the Somerset County office of PA CareerLink® will open in a new location on Oct. 10.

The Latest: More than 200 NFL players don't stand for anthem

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sports world reacting to President Donald Trump's remarks about pro football (all times Eastern):


Trump: Objection to protests "has nothing to do with race"

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MORRISTOWN, New Jersey (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that his opposition to NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality "has nothing to do with race" but has to do with "respect for our…

Gunman opens fire in Nashville church; 1 dead, 7 wounded


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A masked gunman opened fire at a Nashville church Sunday, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants. At least one person was killed and seven others wounded, authorities said.


The Latest: Before church shooting, bizarre Facebook posts


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a church in Nashville (all times local):


Trump tweet, NFL response escalate drama of Sunday games

The owners of the Baltimore Ravens, the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and other teams on Sunday joined a chorus of NFL executives criticizing President Donald Trump's suggestion that they fire players who kneel for the national…


Vulnerable NJ Republican navigates messy Trump era politics


WESTFIELD, N.J. (AP) — This is not President Donald Trump's dinner party.

Sunday, Sep 24

Troopers overjoyed with turnout to Camp Cadet Cruise-In

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The Stoystown Auto Sales lot was nearly filled with classic cars, modified motorcycles and military machines on Saturday.

Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation…

Somerset County Mobile Food Bank Sporting Clays winners

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The Somerset County Mobile Food Bank held its first sporting clays tournament Saturday at Buffer Creek Sporting Clays near Sipesville. The winers, from left, are front row: Jessica Spangler, Stoystown, first place women, Mary Woy, Somerset…

Saturday, Sep 23

Trump trying to turn around GOP holdouts on health bill


WASHINGTON (AP) — Unwilling to concede defeat on a bedrock GOP promise, President Donald Trump on Saturday tried to sway two Republican holdouts on the party's last-ditch health care hope while clawing at his nemesis who again has brought…

NFL commissioner, players' union angrily denounce Trump

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — The National Football League and its players' union on Saturday angrily denounced President Donald Trump for suggesting that owners fire players who kneel during the national anthem and that fans consider walking out…

Vehicle catches fire on train tracks

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Meyersdale firefighters and EMS and state police responded to a vehicle on fire and rolled over on train tracks at 6:46 a.m. Saturday at Glade City Road, Summit Township, according to Somerset County 911.

Online auction to benefit the Salvation Army in its fight against poverty

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The Daily American is holding an online auction to benefit the Salvation Army's new Pathway of Hope program.

Friday, Sep 22

Pregnant doctor's water breaks while delivering patient's baby


IOWA CITY, Iowa — Doctors have to be highly skilled at multitasking, but one pregnant Iowa obstetrician earned her stripes when she finished delivering a baby — only to realize she was in labor herself.

Berlin man charged with threatening vice president now in federal court

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The case against a Berlin man accused of threatening to kill the vice president will be heard in federal court.

US beefs up NKorea sanctions, Kim Jong Un insults Trump,


NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea on Thursday, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans' nuclear weapons advances. Its leader Kim Jong Un…

Jimmy Kimmel transforms debate, and shows comedy's new role


NEW YORK (AP) — If the latest Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare doesn't work, it may become known as the Jimmy Kimmel Non-Law.

Thursday, Sep 21

A test for Trump's political muscle in Alabama Senate runoff


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — It's Trump versus Trumpland.

Diplomats meet on Iran deal as Trump stays mum on decision


NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has determined how he wants to approach the Iran nuclear deal — which he has called the worst agreement ever negotiated by the United States — but has not told even his top…

Asian shares weaken, dollar up after Fed's latest statement


HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower and the dollar strengthened Thursday after the Fed said it would start trimming its bond holdings and planned one more interest rate increase this year.

Men sentenced for putting kids in danger

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Two men charged in separate cases with endangering the welfare of children received time behind bars Tuesday at their sentencing hearings.

Wednesday, Sep 20

Republicans in Congress fumbled in the big Obamacare game


Republicans in Congress blew a huge lead in the last seconds of the 2017 Affordable Care Act bowl game. As the whole nation watched, they fumbled repeal and replace in spectacular fashion. Incredible as it is, after seven years of…

Somerset Township man gets 3 to 6 years for operating a meth lab

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A 48-year-old former Somerset Township man was sentenced Tuesday to three to six years in state prison for operating a methamphetamine lab.

Commissioners honor county employee's quick response to vehicle fire

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The Somerset County commissioners honored a county employee whose quick response kept a vehicle fire contained.

Windber woman gets prison time for drug delivery

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A 36-year-old Windber woman accused of selling a fatal dose of heroin to a Johnstown man was sentenced Tuesday to two to four years in state prison for four incidents, three drug-related and one a retail theft.