Latest Somerset News

$3M awarded to Kentucky city for wastewater treatment plants

Aug. 31, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — The federal government has awarded $3 million to a Kentucky city to upgrade two wastewater treatment facilities, expected to create more than 300 jobs, Gov. Andy Beshear said. The funds from the U.S. Economic Development Administration go to the...

In Pennsylvania, a falconry permit takes a lot of work

Jul. 24, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A hunting bond between humans and birds dating 4,000 years continues in Pennsylvania. Across the commonwealth, the Game Commission has 207 active permits for people who enjoy falconry. Falconry is a sport where a hunter partners with a bird of prey...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 07, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

Scranton Times-Tribune. July 5, 2021. Editorial: State-protected lands ... aren’t Pennsylvania’s government regularly has rolled over for the natural gas industry, heavily subsidizing it, covering many of its market-development costs, refusing to...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 30, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. June 24, 2021. Editorial: Harrisburg Republicans keep finding new ways to harm Pennsylvanians In the latest attack on Pennsylvanians, the Republican-led state legislature came for our cocktails. Last week, the Pennsylvania...

2 critical but stable after small plane crash into field

Jun. 28, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

EIGHTY FOUR, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say two people were flown to a hospital with critical injuries following a small plane crash in a rural area of western Pennsylvania. Emergency dispatchers in Washington County said the crash was reported shortly before 6:30 p.m....

AppHarvest to open 2 more indoor farms, expand into berries

Jun. 21, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — AppHarvest on Monday continued its fast-paced growth in Kentucky, announcing the start of construction for two more massive indoor farms and its expansion into growing berry crops. The company said its new 30-acre indoor farm in Somerset will...

Prosecutors: NJ brothers killed man, tried to dump him in PA

Jun. 18, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Two New Jersey brothers who authorities say killed a man and tried to dump his body in a wooded area in eastern Pennsylvania have been charged with homicide and several other counts. The Bucks County District Attorney said the slaying was...

Remains of sailor killed during World War II identified

Jun. 18, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — The remains of a sailor from Kentucky who died in the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified, officials said. Authorities used DNA as well as dental and anthropological analysis to identify Navy Seaman 2nd Class Floyd D. Helton,...