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2 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

Historians to honor Civil War colonel

A few months ago, when John Crider opened a book filled with Col. William Gray Murray's papers, he was likely the first person to do so in 90 years.

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Related Topix: Hollidaysburg, PA, Altoona, PA

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Business Journal

UPMC increases revenue, margin in tough environment

UPMC finished fiscal 2014 bruised by a tough health insurance market, but with all the dials otherwise pointing in the right direction.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health

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Thursday August 21 2014

A DISTRICT JUDGE IN CENTRE COUNTY YESTERDAY ORDERED 53 YEAR OLD FREDERICK RICE OF Harrisburg TO STAND TRIAL AFTER HE WAIVED HIS PRELIMINARY HEARING.

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Related Topix: Centre County, PA, Somerset County, PA, Davidsville, PA, Huntingdon County, PA

Altoona Mirror

Convicted child rapist denied new sentence

An Altoona man serving 25 to 50 years for the rape of a child and related offenses will not receive a reduced sentence or a new trial, Blair County Judge Elizabeth Doyle ruled Tuesday.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Altoona Mirror

International students move in to Penn State Altoona

The transition from high school to college can be stressful for any incoming freshman, but for international students, there are a few more steps required to make the new dorm room a home.

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Related Topix: Penn State Altoona, World News, China

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Altoona Mirror

County expected to add farmland into program

Blair County is preparing to add 276 acres to its farmland preservation program, partly due to an increase in county and state funds.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Piner case headed for trial

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected further hearing on pretrial issues involving a major suspect in the Operation Last Call drug cases that began almost three years ago.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Altoona Mirror

Cocaine suspect to face trial

Larry I. Bowman Jr., 37, of Quinton, Va., allegedly sold cocaine supplied by convicted dealer Jermaine Samuel, 34, who was sentenced last year to 461/2 to 103 years in prison for his role in overseeing an operation that police said brought cocaine in from Baltimore to sell out of the Corner Bar & Grill at 1001 Eighth Ave. Bowman was charged in 2013 ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drugs, East Freedom, PA

Altoona Mirror

County to decide leaders' salaries

The practice is required by the state's County Code, with timing linked to the following year's elections so potential candidates are aware of the salaries associated with jobs they seek.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Veterans Affairs director draws on military experience

Daniel McIntyre of Blue Knob took the job as Blair County's director of veterans affairs on April 28. His office is located on the first floor of the Blair County Courthouse.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Pension, Personal Finance, Hollidaysburg, PA

Altoona Mirror

Vet searching for captured Nazi flag; local flyers once posed with banner

Tom Creekmore of Millsboro, Del., has had a long and good life as a father, grandfather, husband and airline executive, but at age 90, he still vividly remembers the men he fought and flew with in World War II.

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Related Topix: Altoona, PA, World News, Germany

Altoona Mirror

Council rethinks land banking

Neighbors' complaints at a recent City Council meeting about a problem house on Beech Avenue could lead the city Redevelopment Authority to reconsider land banking - after the authority Foreclosed upon in January, the vacant house on the 400 block has attracted mice and rats and features garbage on the back porch, high weeds in the backyard and a ... (more)

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Altoona Mirror

GOP members discuss unity, election at party gathering

Despite disappointment from a last-minute cancellation by Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, who was slated to speak, about 100 area Republicans gathered at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park for a Saturday afternoon pig roast to talk about party unity and the November election.

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Related Topix: US News, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Legislation allows Act 47 cities to triple service tax

A bill set for the state Senate this fall - and backed by Rep. John McGinnis, R-Altoona, and Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr., R-Blair - would open a legal path for financially distressed cities like Altoona to triple a service tax on anyone working in the city.

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Related Topix: Altoona, PA, Martinsburg, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Hollidaysburg, PA

Altoona Mirror

Man with 'huffing' habit sent to SCI

A 25-year-old Claysburg man was sent Friday to a state correctional institution so he potentially can participate in a treatment program to help him deal with his addiction to the contents of compressed air dusters.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Altoona Mirror

WWII planes return to airport

The World War II airplanes on display this weekend at the Altoona-Blair County Airport provide some patrons with a chance to remember and others with a chance to imagine.

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Related Topix: Hollidaysburg, PA, Life, Veteran Affairs, Roaring Spring, PA

The Lebanon Daily News

Bethel man found unresponsive in stolen truck

Lebanon >> Jacob Klinger-Mumma, 19, Bethel man was charged with driving a stolen pickup after he was found unresponsive in a pickup truck at 8:42 a.m. in the 500 block of Weidman Street.

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Related Topix: Altoona, PA, Lebanon County, PA, Drugs

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Mistaken identity lawsuit heads to resolution

A civil lawsuit in a case of mistaken identity that landed an Antis Township woman in the Blair County Prison for two days has been sent to the Cambria County Court of Common Pleas for resolution.

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Related Topix: Hollidaysburg, PA, Cambria County, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Mechanicsburg, PA

Tue Aug 12, 2014

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Judge sets settlement talks in friar abuse suits

A judge has scheduled a settlement conference for seven civil claims by people who claim a Franciscan friar molested them when he was an athletic trainer at a western Pennsylvania Catholic high school from 1992 to 2001.

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Altoona Mirror

Dennis Joseph Behe

Surviving are two sisters: Mary Ann Eger of Oakton, Va., and Peg J. Behe of Altoona; a brother, Captain William Edward Behe of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; two nieces: Maureen Fletcher and Kristen Bair; and four great-nieces and great-nephews: Drew Fletcher, Caroline Fletcher, Sidney Bair and Tatum Bair.

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