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Aug. 28, 2018 Hayley Nicole Dixon, a daughter born to Alicia N. (Vance) and Nicholas C. Dixon, Riddlesburg, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at 2:55 p.m. Aug. 30, 2018 Ella Rose Clark, a daughter born to Lauren E. (Turkovich) and Obie J. Clark, Bedford, at Conemaugh ...

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Chamber sets Down on the Farm The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Farm-City Committee will hold its annual Down on the Farm event from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at Mill Hill Farms, 161 Mill Hill Road, Williamsburg. Down on the Farm is an event that the entire family can enjoy. An all-you-can-eat ...

Rising waters swamp region

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Firefighters with large military-style brush trucks assisted in 10 or more voluntary home evacuations in Blair County on Monday afternoon, especially in Frankstown Township, Blair County Emergency Management Director Mark Taylor said. Some schools dismissed early as superintendents feared ...

Former prison guards face charges

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A pair of Blair County prison guards face criminal charges for hazing a third guard in April by allegedly taping him to a chair and possibly lighting him on fire. Joshua B. Luther, 28, of Hollidaysburg, and David A. Urish, 34, of Gallitzin, are charged with felony counts of ...

AASD approves more change orders

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More construction change orders were approved Monday night by the Altoona Area School Board, bringing the total number of change orders to 39 since renovations began in May. The cost of changes now totals $662,500. But the district is still within its $88 million budget approved for the ...

Spring Cove urged to leave realty transfer tax unchanged

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Updated 1 p.m. Tuesday to correct attribution on statements from two board members. - ROARING SPRING — Multiple representatives from municipalities within the Spring Cove School District voiced their concerns at Monday’s meeting for a proposed resolution that would allow the district to ...

Community backs its teachers

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EBENSBURG — More than 100 people stood, some in a hallway, because of limited space at Central Cambria School Board’s meeting Monday, in support of the district’s teachers as contract negotiations continue. Some of those packed into the high school classroom spoke during the meeting’s ...

Portage man faces felony charge

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A Portage man has been charged with drug delivery resulting in death after he allegedly supplied drugs to a man who fatally overdosed. According to a criminal complaint filed by state police at Ebensburg, Lawrence E. Foreman, 57, of 156 Ida Drive, supplied the “dope” that killed James P. ...

City woman accused of theft

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Accused of stealing prescription medications from a pharmacy, an Altoona woman is charged with felony crimes, including using deception to obtain the drugs. Rebecca A. McConnell, 44, of 1533 N. Fourth Ave., was arraigned Monday morning before Magisterial District Judge Daniel DeAntonio, ...

Clearfield trio face drug charges

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Three Clearfield County residents are facing felony charges for their roles in a drug ring that trafficked and sold crystal methamphetamine and cocaine in Pennsylvania and Ohio. The charges include drug offenses and child endangerment, since two children were present at home during many drug ...

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PINECROFT Rutter’s buys local land M&G Realty Inc., the real estate company for Rutter’s, has purchased 119.43 acres along East Pleasant Valley Boulevard and Sabbath Rest Road, where Rutter’s plans to construct a store. A time frame for the project has not been determined, but ...

Nursing alumni picnic location changed

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The Altoona/Mercy Nursing Schools Alumni Association has changed the location of its picnic to be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 16 to the indoor Legion Park Hall building at Legion Park in Hollidaysburg. The picnic had been planned for an outdoor pavilion but was changed because of recent inclement ...

The Latest: Trump: ‘America fought back’ on 9/11

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the commemoration of the Sept. 11 terror attacks (all times local): 11 a.m. President Donald Trump says the nation is recalling "the moment when America fought back" during a Pennsylvania ceremony marking the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Trump said Tuesday ...

Births

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July 31, 2018 Robert Thomas Rice, a son born to Chenoa (Mock) and Brian Rice, Bellwood, at UPMC Altoona at 1:13 p.m. Aug. 17, 2018 Lakyn Shay Diehl, a daughter born to Shaylie D. Finnegan and Kyler M. Diehl, New Enterprise, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at 11:19 ...

‘An anthem to freedom’

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SHANKSVILLE — There were discussions about canceling or at least delaying Sunday’s Tower of Voices dedication ceremony at the Flight 93 National Memorial, park Superintendent Stephen Clark admitted as rain fell on the cold September afternoon. But that wouldn’t be in line with the ...

Spring Cove SD wants tax funds

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Spring Cove School Board’s plan to claim half of the 1 percent realty transfer tax has municipal officials worried, Currently all of the tax goes to the municipalities Representatives for the six municipalities in Spring Cove plan to address the school district board at its committee ...

Chef leaves retirement to pursue new job, challenges

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MARTINSBURG — Retirement is not for everybody. “I retired in 2014. That lasted about two years. We have three cats who lay around; it was like a competition between me and the cats. It was time to go back to work,” said Wesley Fix, 70, who has more than 50 years of experience in the ...

Meteorologist: More rain coming

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Sunday’s steady, soaking rain swelled streams and rivers throughout the region, begging the question, will it ever stop raining? “We’re not done,” meteorologist Greg DeVoir with the National Weather Service in State College said Sunday night. About 7 p.m. Sunday, DeVoir estimated ...

Woman shot in Tyrone

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TYRONE — A Tyrone man is in jail after police say he injured a woman in the leg when he fired off a handgun during a dispute. Kevin M. Fink, 31, faces a long list of charges including felony counts of aggravated assault stemming from an argument with a woman at his home at 1456 Logan Ave. ...

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Senior fair to be held Friday EBENSBURG — State Rep. Frank Burns will host a senior fair for the 72nd Legislative District’s senior citizens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Young Peoples Community Center, 300 Prave St. Those who attend will be provided information on senior services, ...