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6 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

The Tribune-Democrat

Man sentenced to 25 years for child pornography

A man who pleaded guilty to more than 30 charges related to child pornography will spend 25 to 50 years behind bars.

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Related Topix: Marsteller, PA, Indiana County, PA

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Tuesday July 15 2014

AN ATTORNEY REPRESENTING HOLLIDAYSBURG BORO POLICE CHIEF JEFFREY KETNER TELLS THE ALTOONA MIRROR BORO OFFICIALS MADE A BIG MISTAKE AND HE'S HOPFUL THAT "REASONABLE MINDS" ON COUNCIL WILL PUT HIM BACK ON THE JOB.

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Related Topix: Hollidaysburg, PA, Violent Crime

Mon Jul 14, 2014

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Police recruit killed in western Pa. city

Authorities say a man scheduled to graduate this summer from a western Pennsylvania police academy was shot to death over the weekend.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

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

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

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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

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