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Yesterday | The Tribune-Democrat

'I'm going to take it easy for a while': Longtime Cambria defense attorney Gleason to retire

Robert Davis Gleason, the best-known defense attorney in Cambria County, is calling it quits.

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Related Topix: Westmont, PA

Saturday | The Tribune-Democrat

'They never turn their backs on you': Habitat for Hounds volunteers rescue pets with rough lives

Habitat for Hounds, an all-volunteer organization that rescues animals, recently found new homesa Sfor two dogs and one cat that had been abused by the previous owners.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Johnstown Inclined Plane might be fixed in 2 weeks

The incline has been out of service since breaking down June 28 a few feet from its station.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

GantDaily.com

Parents Sue Over Son's Suicide at SCI Cresson

The parents of an inmate who hanged himself in a state prison in Cambria County have sued the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections for misusing solitary confinement to deal with mentally ill inmates.

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Related Topix: Cresson, PA, State Prisons, Prison, US News

Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Tribune-Democrat

Local News in Brief | Shuster announces separation from wife

"This is a very difficult decision for our family, but one that we have reached together amicably," the 9th district congressman said in a statement emailed to reporters.

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Related Topix: Parenting, Somerset County, PA

Thu Jul 03, 2014

The Tribune-Democrat

'It's just falling apart': Crumbling stairs may force detour for inmates

Steps outside the Cambria County Courthouse are deteriorating, and now officials are considering what steps to take to fix the problem.

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Related Topix: Johnstown, PA

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Waly 103.9

Monday June 30 2014

AN ERIE WOMAN was killed in a MOTORCYCLE crash Saturday evening in Freedom Township, BLAIR COUNTY.

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Related Topix: Blair County, PA, Roaring Spring, PA

Sun Jun 29, 2014

The Tribune-Democrat

Greater Johnstown schools transferring pre-K, daycare operations; Zahorchak announces retirement

The programs will be operated by Cambria County Child Development Corporation as of the 2014-15 school year, a move that will save the district approximately $1.6 million, according to Superintendent Gerald Zahorchak.

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Related Topix: Johnstown, PA

Sat Jun 28, 2014

The Tribune-Democrat

Greater Johnstown schools transferring pre-K, daycare operations; Zahorchak announces retirement

The programs will be operated by Cambria County Child Development Corporation as of the 2014-15 school year, a move that will save the district approximately $1.6 million, according to Superintendent Gerald Zahorchak.

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Related Topix: Johnstown, PA

Fri Jun 27, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Thunder Weekend and Fire Carnivals Galore

The rumble of motorcycle thunder will resound through the hills of Cambria County this weekend as the annual Thunder In the Valley motorcycle rally in Johnstown and Cambria Summit ABATE's annual Bikefest both take place.

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Related Topix: Osceola Mills, PA, Ebensburg, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, South Side (Pittsburgh, PA)

Thu Jun 26, 2014

The Tribune-Democrat

Audit:a S$5M loan benefits Cambria, helps avoid year-end deficit

Cambria County ended 2013 without a deficit, but only because of a year-end $5 million loan, a new audit shows.

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PennLive.com

Senate set to vote on historic constitutional amendments to downsize the General Assembly

The Senate downsized its proposed government downsizing constitutional amendment to limit any reductions to the chamber itself.

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Related Topix: Jefferson County, PA, Allegheny County, PA

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Thursday June 26 2014

IN STATE COLLEGE YESTERDAY, MORE THAN ONE INCH OF RAIN FELL IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES, CAUSING FLOODING THROUGHOUT THE AREA.

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Related Topix: Weather, Indiana County, PA, Bedford County, PA

Wed Jun 25, 2014

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Man gets 14 to 31 years for police station attack

A man will spend 14 to 31 years in prison for shooting up a cruiser during an attack on a western Pennsylvania police station nearly two years ago.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Mon Jun 23, 2014

Utility Products

Penelec rebuilds parts of transmission line to enhance reliability

As part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance service reliability, Pennsylvania Electric Co.

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Related Topix: Nanty Glo, PA, Ehrenfeld, PA

Fri Jun 20, 2014

WPXI

Slain Somerset County woman's newborn baby dies

The newborn daughter of a western Pennsylvania woman who was pregnant when she was fatally shot last month has now also died.

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Related Topix: Somerset County, PA, Windber, PA

Thu Jun 19, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Police: Man made death threat

A Cresson man is in Cambria County Prison after he threatened to kill his girlfriend in front of her daughter, according to police.

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Electric Energy Online

Penelec Rebuilds Portions of Transmission Line in Cambria County to Enhance Service Reliability

As part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance service reliability, Pennsylvania Electric Company is rebuilding sections of a 46,000 volt power line that connects substations in Nanty Glo and Ehrenfeld in central Cambria County.

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Related Topix: Nanty Glo, PA, Ehrenfeld, PA

Wed Jun 18, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Coroner: Woman's death accidental

Police said her body likely had been in a wooded area near Grace Street in Susquehanna Township for days, before being found the evening of April 19. Lees confirmed Cambria County Coroner Dennis Kwiatkowski's initial statement after Sherry-Griffon's autopsy, that there were no signs of foul play.

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The Tribune-Democrat

County redevelopment authority awards demolition bids

The days are numbered for more than a dozen vacant and blighted homes in the region, as bids for demolition work were accepted Wednesday by the Cambria County Redevelopment Authority.

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Related Topix: Northern Cambria, PA, Kylertown, PA, Gallitzin, PA, Johnstown, PA

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