| Nov 7, 2012
| 7:09 PM
A former Ursina Borough secretary and treasurer was sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation for one count of theft by deception-false impression, a felony.
The charge stems from allegations that Loretta Jean Thomas, 62, Second Street,...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 8:08 PM
A former Ursina Borough secretary and treasurer will face forgery, theft and related charges in Somerset County court. The charges stem from allegations that she took $9,810.74 during her time with the municipality.
Loretta Jean Thomas, 62, Second...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 1:22 PM
An inmate at the State Correctional Institution at Laurel Highlands will be going to trial on charges that he killed another inmate in a fight over food.
Mark Edward Farabaugh, 43, is charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly...
| Feb 8, 2010
Two more men have been charged with helping to set fire to a vacant two-story house in Jefferson Township on Aug. 21.
Jesse Preston Lepley, 19, Stonycreek Street, Somerset, and Aaron Christopher Barth, 18, Taylor Road, Friedens, are each charged with...
| Jan 28, 2011
| 3:03 PM
A jury deliberated for more than six hours Friday before issuing a mixed verdict in the case of a 30-year-old Jennerstown man charged with sexually abusing a young girl.
Michael Eugene Lisbon, Pitt Street, was accused of routinely assaulting the girl...
| Jan 18, 2011
| 4:00 PM
A jury of six men and six women deliberated for 30 minutes Tuesday to issue a mixed verdict in the case of a 30-year-old Jerome man who had been accused of possessing and using drug paraphernalia and marijuana.
Jeffrey Lynn Smith Jr. was found guilty...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 5:05 PM
A 24-year-old Berlin man will not spend another day in jail for bilking area businesses and individuals out of money under a charity ruse.
Chad Flick, Main Street, was paroled immediately Wednesday for time served by President Judge John M. Cascio.Flick...
| May 15, 2011
| 7:03 PM
Municipal primaries typically do not bring out voters. But local party officials are hoping that is not the case this year.
Somerset County Elections Director Tina Pritts is estimating a 25 percent voter turnout for tomorrow’s primary. Last year 38...
| May 17, 2011
| 9:42 PM
Public defender Ken Johnson is set to replace retiring District Judge Arthur K. Cook after winning both the Democratic and Republican nominations in Tuesday’s primary.
Johnson, 59, of Lincoln Township, defeated fellow public defender Michael Kuhn,...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 1:18 PM
For the third time in less than a year a likeness of a long-serving member of the bench was unveiled.
The difference at Thursday’s unveiling was that a member of the judge’s own family was the artist.
In a ceremony hosted by the Somerset...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 1:22 PM
For the second time in the last two months the sentencing of a former firefighter who burned down a house in Confluence on Aug. 24 was continued to establish the extent of the loss.
Charles Melvin Whipkey III, 35, Tressler Drive, Confluence, pleaded...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 7:20 AM
A Berlin man pleaded guilty Friday to charges in 28 cases, a majority involving bilking area businesses and individuals out of money under the guise of collecting money for charity.
Chad Flick, Main Street, approached business owners and individuals at...