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Sharing — an American tradition

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With his 9-month-old son propped on his arm, Ibrahim Ali gingerly held a bottle of milk to the baby’s lips, a plate of half-eaten sliced bread and mashed potatoes on the table in front of him. The Sudan immigrant left what he described as an oppressive country and spent five years ...

Weather to swing from ice to rain

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The weather Thursday through Monday is anticipated to experience mood swings with possible record low temperatures, a chance of freezing rain and then sunshine and warmer temperatures. National Weather Service Meteorologist John Banghoff said there is the possibility of a record cold high ...

Logan introduces new K-9 officer

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Nearly a year ago, Fiore Toyota pledged $17,000 to bring a second dog to the Logan Township Police Department. “My family and I are dog people,” Dan Fiore said on Wednesday as the latest K-9 unit in Blair County was introduced to the public at the Logan Boulevard car dealership. “The ...

Ebensburg

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REA Energy office closed Monday The front reception area at REA Energy’s Ebensburg District office will be closed Monday. It is scheduled to reopen at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Anyone with billing questions during this time should call 472-8570. To report any power outages, call 800-332-7273. ...

Thanksgiving dinners offered

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The following churches are offering free Thanksgiving dinners: - Champion Life Church will host a citywide Thanksgiving dinner in celebration of the holiday. The free meal will be served at 1 p.m. today (Thanksgiving Day) at the church, 1314 12th St. The church is across from City Hall. The ...

Police probe diamond heist

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Logan Township police continue to investigate the theft of $16,000 in diamond jewelry. About 7:30 p.m. Tuesday two unidentified men ran off with three diamond tennis bracelets from Macy’s in the Logan Valley Mall, police said. A fourth bracelet was dropped by the men as they fled the ...

Giving gifts

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Alijah Snyder talks with Jeff Lingafelt at the teen shelter on Sixth Avenue. Alijah, a 4th-grade student at Baker Elementary School, collected donations for the shelter instead of receiving gifts at his 10th birthday party. Donations included snacks and drinks along with $50 in Sheetz gift ...

Imler man faces threat charges

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An Imler man faces charges of terroristic threats, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment. Christopher Lloyd Lockard, 19, of 1482 Imler Road, is accused of threatening to slit the throat of a male victim while holding a knife Nov. 15, according to a police ...

Police: City man ran from officers

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An Altoona man faces charges after he allegedly ran from Altoona police. Brian A. Lassiter, 33, of 1106 14th Ave., Apt. 1, is charged with misdemeanor counts of escape, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief stemming from a Nov. 14 incident, when he allegedly ran from and ...

Man accused of beating cat loses bail modification bid

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man accused of beating his cat in October is likely to remain in jail on $3,500 cash bail. Najat Shamir Rowland, 22, of 331 22nd Ave., said Wednesday in Blair County Court that he has no money or resources to meet bail. And if he remains in jail, Rowland said he ...

Woman pleads to fraud

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CLEARFIELD — A Clearfield woman pleaded guilty to altering a prescription during sentencing court in Clearfield County on Tuesday. Denise Joleen Stephens, 21, was charged with a felony count of acquiring a controlled substance by fraud in connection to an incident at the CVS Pharmacy in ...

Two city men accused of child endangerment

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Two Altoona men face charges over an October incident in which police say two children were left unattended in an SUV. About 9:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Altoona police were dispatched to the 600 block of 10th Street and were told by several people they had heard the screaming of two children coming ...

Mirror prepares for biggest paper of the year

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At more than three pounds, the Mirror’s Thanksgiving Day newspaper, the largest paper of the year, comes close to the size of a small turkey. Just like the traditional Thanksgiving feast, the huge paper requires behind-the scenes preparation to pull off a successful delivery. It takes the ...

Bedford human remains identified

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BEDFORD — The human remains a hunter stumbled upon in October in the woods above Mile Level Farm Market in Bedford County belong to Robert E. Cochran, a New York man who went missing five years ago. There was no indication of trauma, and the death of the 47-year-old white male cannot be ...

Top court orders bite mark review

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is directing the state Superior Court to review the validity of bite mark evidence for the pending murder retrial of Paul Aaron Ross, charged with kill­­i­ng a Hollidaysburg woman in 2004. In a one-paragraph order issued Tuesday, the Supreme Court remanded the ...

Driver gets up to 8 years for firing gun

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CLEARFIELD — A truck driver will be spending up to eight years in state prison for shooting a gun near a cleanup crew on I-80. On June 12 near Kylertown in Clearfield County, police said Jernane Lamont Coleman, 43, stopped his tractor-trailer at the scene of a vehicle fire that was being ...

Police: Altoona man’s unlawful ride leads to charges

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An Altoona man was charged for driving with a suspended license and other crimes after he allegedly took a vehicle without permission either to run errands or for a joy ride, reports state, but he crashed into a pontoon boat while swerving away from a plow truck. A plow truck pulled out in ...

Consumers warned not to eat romaine

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NEW YORK — Health officials in the U.S. and Canada told people on Tuesday to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is working with officials in Canada on the outbreak, which has sickened 32 people in 11 states and 18 ...

Briefcase

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn. LifePoint completes merger LifePoint Health, Inc. has completed its merger with RCCH HealthCare Partners, which is owned by certain funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management LLC. As a result of the merger, LifePoint’s common stock is no longer trading on ...

Let’s talk turkey

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The nation’s highways will be crowded over the Thanksgiving holiday. AAA projects 54.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 4.8 percent increase over last year. The 2018 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume in more ...