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3 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | 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

20 hrs ago | The Tribune-Democrat

Local News in Brief | Philly man arrested for selling heroin

A Philadelphia man was arrested Wednesday for selling heroin in the Hornerstown section of Johnstown.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Johnstown, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA

Yesterday | The Tribune-Democrat

Border battle lingers: Adams Twp. wants court to become involved

Adams Township officials are asking the Cambria County court to once again become involved in its long-running boundary line dispute with Richland Township.

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Related Topix: Ebensburg, PA, Richland, PA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Tribune-Democrat

Child rapist to report to jail Monday; medical concern cited

A Johnstown man set to pick a jury today on charges he sexually abused two boys, entered a guilty plea in Cambria County court Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Johnstown, PA, Bedford County, PA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Times-Tribune

Gas field illnesses probed

Environmental groups are rounding up stories of sickness in the shale fields, following reports of inaction by the state Department of Health.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Greene County, PA, Carmichaels, PA, Allegheny County, PA, Harrisburg, PA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Man accused of molesting girl in custody, faces 40 charges

Joseph M. Abrams Jr., 38, no fixed address, faces 40 felony and misdemeanor sex-related charges stemming from the alleged abuse of the girl, abuse police said occurred in the city, South Fork in Cambria County, and Moon Township in Allegheny County, where Abrams was stationed in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

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Related Topix: Allegheny County, PA, US Military, US Air Force, Drugs, Blair County, PA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Tribune-Democrat

VIDEO | NAACP honors Heritage Leaders

From her birth and throughout her formative years, Jim Crow laws were in effect, barring her and other African-American citizens from becoming equal members of U.S. society.

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Related Topix: African-American, Johnstown, PA, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Tribune-Democrat

'Just be a kid': Coping with help from family and each other

Colt Bopp, a 16-year-old Greater Johnstown junior, said he avoids the violent, criminal element when he can.

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Related Topix: Johnstown, PA, Education Etc.

The Tribune-Democrat

Local News in Brief | PennVest awards $16M to area projects

A release from the office of state Sen. John Wozniak, D-Westmont, said Johns town will receive a $10.9 million, 20-year loan at 1 percent interest to rehabilitate about 37,000 feet of sewer line in the city's Woodvale and Prospect neighborhoods, a project expected to create 20 construction jobs.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Westmont, PA, Dysart, PA, Recipes

FireHouse.com

Driver Charged with Hitting Pa. Fire Police...

July 26--VINCO -- A Mineral Point man has been charged with running down a fire police official Monday at the scene of a crash on William Penn Avenue in Jackson Township that killed a motorcyclist.

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Related Topix: Mineral Point, PA, Vinco, PA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Business Journal

Highmark extends contract with Conemaugh Health System

Highmark Inc. has reached a multiyear contract with Conemaugh Health System in Cambria County, giving the insurer's members in-network access to three hospital campuses.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Tribune-Democrat

Tomahawks GM, Hilltop athletic director added to War Memorial board

Also, long gestating plans to expand parking at a senior center in the northern part of the county are moving forward with a new infusion of cash.

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Related Topix: Westmont, PA

New Jersey Herald

Man pleads in hammer death; judge to decide degree

A western Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal homicide for killing his father with a hammer before breaking into his safe and stealing money to buy drugs.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Jul 23, 2014

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Wednesday, JULY 23 2014

TIME POLICE CHIEF JEFFREY KETNER IS RETIRING EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1ST, BUT BORO OFFICIALS AND KETNER AREN'T COMMENTING.

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Related Topix: Bedford County, PA, Clearville, PA, Vintondale, PA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Megan's Law registrant receives 15 to 30 years for sexual assault

An Altoona man who sexually assaulted a teenage girl has been sent to a state correctional institution for 15-30 years by Blair County Judge Wade Kagarise.

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

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Altoona Mirror

New program focuses on how to help teens

A new Cambria County program is looking not only at what's going wrong in teens' lives, but at what schools, parents and churches are doing right to curb bad choices - and how the community can better support them.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Commons receives $2M grant

The state has awarded a $2 million grant to the Altoona-Blair County Development Corp. to support the proposed Convention Center Commons development in Allegheny Township.

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Related Topix: Blair County, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Altoona Mirror

Former superintendent can't withdraw guilty plea

A former area school superintendent has lost his bid to withdraw a guilty plea he entered in 2011 for misappropriating federal funds that were to be used to extend Internet services to the Glendale Yearound Community in Cambria County.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Flinton, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Pension, Personal Finance

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Tribune-Democrat

PBS Coal to be sold for $60 million

Friedens-based PBS Coals Limited is being sold to a Canadian coal company for $60 million.

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Related Topix: Friedens, PA, Somerset County, PA

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