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March 31, 2013

In brief: Man kills himself after car chase, police say

ACOSTA — A Sipesville area man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Saturday night after leading police on a pursuit through the Acosta area, state police said.

Investigators said Randy M. Kearns, 49, Somerset Pike, fled police after allegedly pulling a firearm out in a domestic dispute Saturday night.

Police tried to stop the man but he sped away, starting the chase. Kearns ended up pulling his vehicle over into an Acosta area parking lot, where he fired a single round into his head, killing him instantly, police said.

Firefighters battle cabin blaze

STOYSTOWN – Firefighters from central Somerset County battled a cabin fire Sunday on Route 30 near Stoystown.

Somerset 911 officials said the fire in the 3000 block of Lincoln Highway kept responders busy for several hours before dousing the blaze and clearing the scene at 2:58 p.m.

No injuries were reported, a 911 supervisor said.

3 people hurt in Rt. 56 bypass crash

A crash on the Route 56 bypass in Johnstown on Sunday evening injured several motorists and temporarily slowed traffic in both directions while crews were cleaning up the scene.

Cambria 911 officials said three people received various injuries in the one-vehicle crash but conditions were not available.

Police, fire and EMS crews were on both sides of the highway at 8:30 p.m. while cleanup efforts remained under way.

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