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Penn State Altoona "Gives it up for Good"

Penn State Altoona will hold its annual Trash to Treasure sale from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Adler Gymnasium on May 31. Community members will be able to purchase gently used items including appliances, electronics, athletic equipment, furniture, clothes, books, cleaning supplies, dishes and decorations.

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Related Topix: Altoona, PA, Penn State Altoona, Events

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Mother loses parental rights

The decision of a Blair County judge to terminate the parental rights of a Blair County woman with a history of drug abuse has been upheld by the Pennsylvania Superior Court.

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Related Topix: Parenting, Family

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Prison board considers fill-ins for overtime issue

The chairman of the Blair County Prison Board said he wants to determine if the answer to the overtime problem could be the use of fill-in, or part-time workers.

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Waly 103.9

Thursday April 17 2014

DESPITE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS AND RUMORS, MURRYSVILLE POLICE CHIEF THOMAS SEEFELD SAYS THEY HAVE FOUND NO EVIDENCE THAT ALEX HRIBAL WAS A VICTIM OF BULLYING.

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Related Topix: Penn State Altoona, Claysburg, PA, Cambria County, PA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Police: Ex-guard gave pills to inmates

A former Blair County Prison guard is behind bars on charges he supplied inmates with pills and tobacco in exchange for drugs.

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Related Topix: Prison, Hollidaysburg, PA

Altoona Mirror

SAMA Night of Distinction honors Altoona site, patrons

For the first time, the event will be held at SAMA's Altoona facility as the museum celebrates its 35th anniversary in Blair County.

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Related Topix: Altoona, PA, Mount Aloysius College, Penn State University Park

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Murderer petitions for early release

An Altoona man who was sentenced to life behind bars for a murder 27 years ago this month is asking for bail because, he claims, "I have satisfied my sentence."

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Related Topix: Altoona, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Hollidaysburg, PA

Altoona Mirror

Altoona City Council members say they need to study land value tax

A strategic planning meeting of City Council Monday to re-evaluate Altoona's land value tax led to a consensus on the need to explore the topic more thoroughly - and on the difficulty of determining whether it has worked so far.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Attorney for Baez seeks separate trial

Attorneys for two men who were at Choices Nightclub last Halloween when Willie S. Solomon of Altoona was shot dead say they do not want their clients tried together.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

PennLive.com

Townships officials talk mowers, Marcellus shale, more at Hershey conference

Township officials check out Stephenson Equipment's Road Hog at the Pa. AssociatIon of Township Supervisors conference and trade show in Hershey.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Berks County, PA, Lebanon County, PA

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Supervisors mull construction limits near county airport

Officials in North Woodbury Township, home of the Altoona-Blair County Airport, are wrestling with a state rule requiring local governments to restrict construction in wide areas around airstrips.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Altoona Mirror

County preparing for reassessment

Starting this summer, field data collectors will begin traveling through Blair County municipalities, measuring properties, noting the size of a house and if there's a front or side porch, garage or other structure on the site.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Computers

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Rep. Bachmann gives speech at Blair GOP Lincoln Dinner

But the famous conservative was also in town to back Shuster, R-9th District, a fellow representative with a three-way primary six weeks away.

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Related Topix: US News, Tea Party, US Politics, Representative Michele Bachmann, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bill Shuster, Barack Obama

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Man facing attempted murder seeks $1 bail

The attorney for a 24-year-old Altoona man facing attempted murder charges said his client should be freed on nominal bail because he has not been given a speedy trial.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Altoona Mirror

City man sentenced to state prison

An Altoona man charged last fall with brutally beating his girlfriend has been sentenced to a state prison term by Blair County President Judge Jolene G. Kopriva.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons

NJ.com

Northampton County deer farm under quarantine due to chronic wasting disease

Chronic wasting disease attacks the brains of infected antlered animals such as deer, elk and moose, producing small lesions that eventually result in death, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture said.

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Related Topix: Northampton County, PA, Pennsylvania, Agriculture, Science

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Man sentenced in sex assault case

A Duncansville man accused of sexually assaulting a teenager who was baby-sitting at the home where he lived was sentenced Monday to 13-26 months behind bars.

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Related Topix: Duncansville, PA

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Monday April 7 2014

STATE POLICE SAY BOGEL WAS NORTHBOUND ON ROUTE 453 IN SNYDER TOWNSHIP. HE WAS UNABLE TO AVOID HITTING A LARGE BOULDER THAT WAS ON THE ROAD.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Coalport, PA, Cambria County, PA

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Finding residence in hope

The Altoona Rescue Mission, which provides help to the homeless and to men down on their luck, has been a staple in Altoona since 1927, but a devastating fire a decade ago and an ensuing struggle with debt closed its doors in late 2012.

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Related Topix: Altoona, PA, Hollidaysburg, PA

Sat Apr 05, 2014

Altoona Mirror

An artist's life: Altoona's Joe Servello tells tales of his journey

Robert Frost said that writing poetry without the discipline of rhythm and rhyme is like playing tennis without a net.

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Related Topix: Arts, Painting, Penn State Altoona

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