Today's News

Three families lost everything in a fire that hit two houses in Somerset County yesterday afternoon.   The fire broke out on New Centerville Road in Milford Township.  Fortunately, there were no injuries.   Fire officials say the home where the fire broke out did not have a smoke detector property installed.  A state police fire marshal will investigate the cause of the fire today.

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ONE PERSON WAS KILLED IN A TWO VEHICLE CRASH IN FREEDOM TOWNSHIP,  BLAIR COUNTY LAST NIGHT. THE UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN WHO DIED WAS DRIVING A CAR THAT COLLIDED WITH A PICK-UP TRUCK ON ROUTE 36 … AT ABOUT 7:00.    THE DRIVER OF THE PICK-UP WAS TAKEN TO AN AREA HOSPITAL.

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There will be a preliminary hearing today in Bedford County for a 15 year old boy charged with homicide in July after playing Russian Roulette with a friend.  The incident took the life of 15 year old Neil Hammond.  Three teens face charges in the case.

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FORMAL ARRAIGNMENT IS SCHEDULED TODAY FOR FORMER ROARING SPRING VOLUNTEER FIRE CHIEF AND BLAIR COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR GARY DENNIS. HE IS CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLING MORE THAN 15-THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM THE FRIENDSHIP FIRE COMPANY OVER A 3 YEAR PERIOD.  DENNIS ALLEGEDLY WROTE CHECKS TO HIMSELF USING SOME OF THE MONEY TO PAY HIS OWN PROPERTY TAXES AND ATTEND A NASCAR RACE IN KENTUCKY. HE’S ALSO ACCUSED OF TAKING MONEY FROM FIRE COMPANY FUNDRAISERS. 

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In Fayette County … four Masontown power plant workers are the winners of a million-dollar jackpot.  They correctly matched all five white balls but not the red Powerball from Wednesday night's drawing.  Byers Main Street Market in Uniontown will receive five-thousand dollars for selling the winning ticket. 

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 STATE TROOPERS WILL ACCEPT UNWANTED, EXPIRED, AND UNUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TOMORROW AS PART OF “NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG
TAKE BACK DAY.” DRUGS CAN BE DROPPED OFF FROM 10AM TO 2PM AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE REGION, INCLUDING … THE SOMERSET AREA AGENCY ON AGING … AND THE ALUM BANK FIRE DEPARTMENT.  AT THE LAST EVENT, A RECORD-BREAKING 276-TONS OF MEDICATIONS WERE TURNED IN FOR PROPER DISPOSAL.