The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Breaking News

Latest News

November 23, 2012

10 things to know for today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:

1. WHY BLACK FRIDAY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

Americans’ growing comfort with online shopping puts more pressure on brick-and-mortar stores, which depend so heavily on the holiday season.
 
2. WHAT BLACK LEADERS WANT FROM OBAMA

They say they don’t want the middle and working class to bear the brunt of the looming “fiscal cliff” of tax increases and spending cuts.


3. D.C. ON RECORD PACE FOR FEWEST HOMICIDES

The number of murders in the nation’s capital is on pace to finish lower than 100 for the first time since 1963.


4. EGYPTIANS SET TO PROTEST AGAINST MORSI

Decrees concerning the judiciary and a new constitution are seen as the latest power grab by the leader of the powerful Muslim Brotherhood.


5. WHAT ISRAELIS THINK ABOUT THE CEASE-FIRE WITH HAMAS

A poll finds about half believe the government should have continued its military offensive against the Palestinian militants.


6. ALL ABOARD A PARTY TRAIN TO VEGAS

The long trip from Southern California to Sin City is about to get bigger, better and boozier.


7. 140 CARS AND TRUCKS IN TEXAS HOLIDAY PILEUP

A big crash in extremely dense fog near Beaumont kills two motorists and sends dozens to hospitals.


8. MEXICO WANTS TO BOOT THE U AND THE S

Its formal name is “The United Mexican States” and President Felipe Calderon wants to make it simply “Mexico.”


9. HALLE BERRY’S EX ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED BATTERY

The Oscar-winning actress and her model ex-boyfriend have been involved in a custody dispute involving their 4-year-old daughter.


10. JETS CRASH AND BURN AGAINST PATRIOTS

New England scores a staggering 21 points in 52 seconds en route to a 49-19 blowout of New York.

 

 

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat print edition.

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat e-edition.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News
  • Smaller payout to seniors urged

    State Lottery officials say less means more for seniors.

    July 29, 2014

  • Portage ambulance aid will add portable CPR device, other tools

    Federal funding awarded to Portage Area Ambulance Association will soon put “a third man” alongside their two-person crews when emergencies occur, ambulance operations manager Edward Nelson said.

    July 29, 2014

  • paint_twp building Paint Township considers offering part of building for rent

    Four years after Paint Township built an addition at the Basin Drive building to house its growing police department, much of the new space likely will be offered for rent this fall because the township supervisors say it's no longer needed.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Old Rockwood hotel will soon be history

    The historic – but dilapidated – Merchants Hotel in Rockwood is expected to be razed soon.
    On Tuesday, Somerset County’s three commissioners unanimously agreed to a demolition plan for the building, which was constructed in the 1880s. The arrangement calls for a private citizen, William Nair, to tear down the structure at 703 Main St. in exchange for being allowed to keep any salvageable materials.

    July 29, 2014

  • ATV blast ready to roll at Rock Run

    Organizers are keeping the spirit of the Fisher’s ATV Reunion at Rock Run Recreation Area alive despite losing the support of the award-winning Outdoor Channel TV show “Fisher’s ATV World.” Now called the Rock Run ATV Summer Blast, the event will continue to offer demonstration rides, motor competitions, product vendors, live music, camping and trail riding.

    July 29, 2014

  • Culvert 1 Preservationists use age-old method at historic site

    Preservation work on two historic culverts associated with the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site has been completed. The culverts were reconstructed using a variety of techniques, including dry stone masonry, which was used to build the culverts more than 180 years ago.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Local briefs 7/30/2014

    July 29, 2014

  • Report: Local jobless rate up in June

    A report released Tuesday by the Department of Labor and Industry showed an increase in unemployment locally from 6.4 to 7.1 percent in June.

    July 29, 2014

  • Detroit dealer admits role in Johnstown heroin ring, could face life in prison

    For more than a year, Kenneth “Kane” Carter ran his drug ring like a fine-tuned business, federal prosecutors said following his 2012 indictment.

    July 29, 2014

  • Police: Women stole thousands from elderly sisters, used money to show St. Bernards

    Two western Pennsylvania women have been charged with stealing thousands of dollars from two elderly sisters and using the money to attend dog shows.

    July 29, 2014

Poll

What is the biggest key to reducing gun violence in Johnstown?

Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
More police on the streets.

     View Results
Order Photos


Photo Slideshow

House Ads