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8 hrs ago | 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

Bellingham Herald

Duo charged in pizza scam to pay for girl's ballet

The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat reports that West Hills Regional Police, who patrol the city's suburbs, say the couple took "donations" of $18 to $20 from at least 69 residents.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Beautiful Cambrian course set for transition

Located in northwestern Cambria County, between Northern Cambria and Hastings, is one of the area's hidden gems - the picturesque nine-hole Cambrian Hills Golf Club.

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Related Topix: Hastings, PA, Northern Cambria, PA, Spangler, PA

Sun Aug 03, 2014

GantDaily.com

Concert to Benefit CMN

Pistol Peg and the Beer Kegs will hold a concert to benefit Children's Miracle Network at Geisinger from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m., Sept.

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Related Topix: Pittsburgh, PA, Blair County, PA

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Vietnam veterans will be honored

Tom Caulfield, director of Community Veterans Initiatives of Johnstown, said Thursday the Vietnam Era was among the most divisive in the nation's history.

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Related Topix: Johnstown, PA, Somerset County, PA, Life, Veteran Affairs

PA Office of Attorney General Press R...

30 suspected drug dealers charged in Johnstown street-level sweep

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced charges against 30 suspected drug dealers following a street-level sweep in Johnstown.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Kane, PA, Johnstown, PA

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