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July 23, 2013

Local briefs 7/24/2013

Girlfriend of man killed in standoff arrested

LATROBE – Police said the girlfriend of man who shot a state trooper during a standoff last week has been arrested for allegedly providing him with two guns.

Authorities allege that 25-year-old Julian Faye Upholster of Latrobe helped Scott Murphy in the pharmacy robbery that led to the standoff. Upholster, who was arrested Monday, also allegedly stole two guns and gave them to Murphy. He died in a Friday shootout with police in Latrobe.

Murphy shot one officer in the head, but protective gear saved the trooper from serious injury.

Upholster is being held in the Westmoreland County Jail, unable to post bond. No attorney was listed on court papers.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 29.

Christmas concert tickets go on sale this week

The B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex in Indiana.

The concert will benefit the Renda Broadcasting Teddy Bear Fund Drive. In its 34th year, the drive has generated more than $2.1 million for the Indiana Regional Medical Center Pediatric Unit and the Free Care Fund at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. The cost is $29.50 for upper side view seating, $35 for arena seating and $50 for floor seating in the first eight rows.

Tickets may be purchased online at or at the box office.

Information: 800-298-4200.

Former Tribune-Democrat employees set to meet

Retired employees of The Tribune-Democrat are invited to attend the

33rd retiree reunion luncheon at noon Aug. 15 at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House,

441 Theater Drive in Richland Township.

Reservations required by Aug. 10.

For more information, call 539-6123.

Johnstown group plans to hold reunion, fish fry

The Johnstown 50 and Over Group will hold its reunion Aug. 16 and 17 at Lorain Borough Park, 503 Green Valley St., off Ohio Street in Johnstown.

On Aug. 16 there will be a fish fry. A prayer breakfast will be held Aug. 17, followed by the all-day reunion.

Tickets are $35 per person before Aug. 1 and increase to $45 afterward.

For more information, call 536-4396 or


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