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One of three Somerset County sheriff's deputies quarantining this week has tested positive for COVID-19, while the row office briefly closed earlier due to the initial virus outbreak will likely start adding staff again next week, county officials said Thursday.

Somerset County’s sheriff and district attorney both joined the chorus of area Republicans calling for Gov. Tom Wolf to ease COVID-19 restrictions in Somerset County, which remains among more than 40 statewide still under the strictest guidelines.


More than a century after two of Somerset County’s most notorious convicted murderers were executed, a handwritten letter in which one of them attempts to bargain with the county’s sheriff to save himself from the gallows appears to have been found.


Police said an anonymous tip and footprints in the snow helped them track down the man they allege robbed the Sheetz store on East Main Street in the middle of last weekend's snowstorm.