| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:19 PM
Police closed Shimerville road after a vehicle crashed into an overpass carrying the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike at about 9:30 p.m.
According to radio reports, the vehicle hit a utility pole, bringing down wires, before crashing into...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Pennsylvania’s early migratory bird seasons have been approved, and changes this year will increase the number of birds hunters can keep in their possession. The early seasons for mourning doves, Canada geese, woodcock and other migratory bird...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:20 PM
The juxtaposition of two seemingly unrelated events this week ought to have taxpayers recoiling in horror.
Both events involved schemes by politicians to grab "upfront cash" to make themselves look good while in office, so that when most of the bills...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Less than 50 miles from the Lehigh Valley, as the crow flies, is the only museum dedicated entirely to the world's most important document.
The National Constitution Center is two blocks from Independence Hall, where the U.S. Constitution was signed...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Pennsylvania may soon get one of its most revealing insights ever into how its venal political system operates.
On Tuesday, following a six-day hearing on charges against former Pennsylvania Turnpike officials and a former state Senate leader,...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:53 AM
As famed nurse Florence Nightingale once said, “the connection between health and dwelling is one of the most important that exists.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that many of the health improvements achieved in the...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Vinton "Bun" Joseph Griffith, 97 of Somerset, died June 30, 2013, at Siemon’s Lakeview Manor Estate. Born Jan. 20, 1916, in Heilwood, he is the son of John Christ and Sarah Jane (Dunmire) Griffith. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife the...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Skies darkened over Somerset County Tuesday evening as a gusty thunderstorm moved through the region.
Somerset County Control went into storm mode around 8 p.m. because at least 10 weather-related incidents were being reported. The majority of...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 6:59 PM
Thundersnow was heard in Somerset County Monday as part of a storm that resulted in dozens of weather-related incidents.
Bob Smerbeck, senior meteorologist at AccuWeather.com, said there were eight lightning strikes over Somerset County between noon and...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Ten Somerset County hoteliers have formed an association to market their businesses and the county.
The group was motivated to join forces by nearly two years of construction at the Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange in Somerset that changed...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 7:12 PM
State police stopped a Florida man on the Pennsylvania Turnpike who was hauling a stolen trailer.
Police charged Joel George Ross, 44, West 30th Street, Orlando, with theft and receiving stolen property.
Police stopped Ross’s tractor-trailer...