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13 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

Labor Day Festivals and Fairs

Some call it the symbolic final weekend of summer. But Labor Day Weekend in these parts has become one of the busiest weekends for festivals featuring live entertainment, and this year is no exception.

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Related Topix: Johnstown, PA, Patton, PA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Lewistown Sentinel

Trial slated to open in Pa. car wash slaying

Opening statements are expected Thursday in the trial of a man charged in the stabbing death of his estranged girlfriend at a western Pennsylvania car wash a year ago.

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Related Topix: Johnstown, PA

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Winery to make debut in Portage

But with help from family friend John Bertuzzi and a lot of practice, Krinjeck perfected the process and began to make new wines.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Johnstown, PA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

SFGate

Ex-wife's stalker gets prison, claimed to be cop

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Ebensburg, PA, State Prisons, Prison

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Sentence in 2011 western Pa. slaying upheld

An appeals court has upheld the 25- to 50-year sentence of a man convicted in a 2011 shooting death outside a western Pennsylvania housing project.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Thu Aug 21, 2014

ABC 27

ID card records show Corbett adviser at Ed Dept.

The state Education Department is releasing electronic ID card records that indicate embattled former secretary Ron Tomalis was at headquarters working 126 days this year.

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Related Topix: Johnstown, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Harrisburg, PA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Veterans encouraged to discuss mental health

Marine veteran Timothy Lawson said in the wake of actor and comedian Robin Williams' death, people have begun talking more about emotional disorders and suicide.

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Altoona Mirror

Lowmaster ringleader gets 20 years

George M. Lowmaster of Carrolltown did a lot of apologizing Tuesday just before he was sentenced to 20 years in a federal prison for leading an organization that distributed marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, oxycodone and prescription pills throughout the area.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, Carrolltown, PA, Federal Prisons, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Judge OKs Cresson's deal with ex-chief

A Cambria County judge ruled in favor of Cresson Borough Tuesday, ordering enforcement of a settlement agreement between the borough and its former police chief.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Business Journal

Acquisition talks going well at Conemaugh Health System

Negotiations are progressing well for the acquisition of Conemaugh Health System in Johnstown by for-profit Duke LifePoint Healthcare, a hospital spokeswoman said.

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Related Topix: Johnstown, PA

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: Blair County, PA, Hollidaysburg, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Mechanicsburg, PA

Wed Aug 13, 2014

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

No death penalty sought in western Pa. slaying

A man charged in a shooting death outside a western Pennsylvania bar earlier this year will not face the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Violent Crime

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Pennslvania crude oil train data still not going to right officials

Recently filled, a tanker truck drives past railway cars containing crude oil on railroad tracks in McClellan Park in North Highlands just outside the city limits of Sacramento, Calif.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, PA

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Pennslvania crude oil train data still not going to right officials

At least two Pennsylvania counties along the path of frequent crude oil train movements have had difficulty obtaining information about the shipments, in spite of a federal order that was supposed to help local emergency resopnders.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, PA

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Gallitzin residents remain upset over death of dog

The seizure by police of an old dog from outside the house of its vacationing owners here July 30 - and the dog's subsequent death at a Blair County shelter - have unleashed dismay in the borough and an investigation by the Cambria County District Attorney's office.

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Related Topix: Gallitzin, PA, Blair County, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Philly.com

Pa. pols who don't belly up to the trough

IT MIGHT surprise you to know that a few - not many, but a few - Pennsylvania lawmakers are not, well, pigs.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pension, Personal Finance, Lebanon County, PA, Lancaster County, PA, Venango County, PA

Sat Aug 09, 2014

The Tribune-Democrat

Moxham shooting suspect pleads

The prosecution of the last of four defendants charged more than two years ago in a drug-related shooting in the Moxham section of Johnstown has been completed.

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Related Topix: Johnstown, PA

Fri Aug 08, 2014

The Tribune-Democrat

Bond rating a big boost for Cambria County: Paves the way for refinancing, officials say

The sale of Laurel Crest nursing by Cambria County played a role in the improved bond rating handed down recently by Standard & Poors.

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SanLuisObispo.com

Some Pennsylvania counties not receiving data on crude oil trains

Cambria County, east of Pittsburgh, and Lebanon County, just east of Harrisburg, told McClatchy this week they were not receiving the notifications, even though the Norfolk Southern lines that run through the counties are used to bring crude oil trains to refineries and terminals in the Philadelphia area.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, PA

WPXI

Dog taken by humane officer dies in care of authorities; Charges filed

A family in Cambria County said their dog was taken from the front porch of their home by a humane officer that was not from their county.

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Related Topix: Gallitzin, PA, Blair County, PA, Altoona, PA

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