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Trial ordered for man in beating death of roommate

April 18, 2015

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial on a criminal homicide charge in the beating death of his roommate last year. more »»

 
 
 
Judge: Man acquitted can sue police, but not prosecutor

April 18, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge says a western Pennsylvania man acquitted during a retrial after spending 18 years in prison can pursue a civil rights lawsuit against police but not against a... more »»

US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 34 to 954

April 17, 2015

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 34 this week to 954 amid depressed oil prices. more »»

Family wins back seized gold coins that could fetch millions

April 17, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A U.S. appeals court Friday overturned a jury verdict and awarded a Philadelphia family the rights to 10 rare gold coins that could fetch $80 million.

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Federal prosecutor to co-chair national Heroin Task Force

April 17, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh has been picked to co-chair a national Heroin Task Force as the city and its suburbs respond to 12 overdoses that killed two people this... more »»

Poconos officials want shuttered concert venue reopened

April 17, 2015

Officials in the Pocono Mountains want to bring a shuttered performing arts center back to life, seeing potential in a 12-year-old venue built with $15 million in state tax money that critics hav... more »»

Man sentenced in Connecticut kidnapping, robbery

April 17, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The first defendant in a 2013 kidnapping and robbery of a Connecticut jewelry store will serve more than 14 ½ years in prison. more »»

Man pleads guilty in case over young daughter's rotten teeth

April 17, 2015

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — The father of a 6-year-old Pennsylvania girl whose teeth were so rotten her life was endangered has pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment. more »»

Democrats eye Senate primary before taking on Toomey in 2016

April 17, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Democratic Party received its surest sign yet Friday that it will have a contested primary in next year's U.. more »»

2 arrested in Pennsylvania charged with Delaware homicide

April 17, 2015

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Wilmington Police have charged two men with first-degree murder in the shooting of a ma. more »»

3 of 4 suspects charged in killing of girl, 10, plead guilty

April 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Three of the four men charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a 10-year-old girl during a home invasion last year pleaded guilty Frida. more »»

Family wins back seized gold coins that could be worth $80M

April 17, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia family has been awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict.

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Anti-abortion lawmakers protest Wolf nominee at State Dept.

April 17, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Forty-nine lawmakers who oppose abortion rights are registering concern over Gov. Tom Wolf's nomination of Pedro Cortes as secretary of state. more »»

Pa. man pleads guilty in case over daughter's rotten teeth

April 17, 2015

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — The father of a 6-year-old Pennsylvania girl discovered with severely rotten teeth is eligible for parole after pleading guilty to reckless endangerment and false swearing. more »»

DA drops homicide charges against 2 for lack of evidence

April 17, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped homicide and other charges against two suspects in a Christmas Eve shooting death due to "insufficiency of evidence at this time. more »»

Man dies in 80-foot fall at Philadelphia construction site

April 17, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A construction worker has fallen 80 feet to his death at a Philadelphia building site near the city's main railroad statio. more »»

Man leaps onto subway tracks to pull fallen rider to safety

April 17, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When a man tumbled onto the tracks at a downtown Philadelphia subway station, one passenger leaped into action. more »»

Plumber testifies drug squad burst in, took tuition money

April 17, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A plumber told jurors in a police corruption trial that undercover agents burst into his home, took $10,000 in tuition money from a safe and planted methamphetamine and a... more »»

Worker dies after 80-foot fall at Philly construction site

April 17, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A worker is dead after an 80-foot fall at a construction site in Philadelphia.

City police told WPVI-TV (http://6ab. more »»

 
 

Used Book Sale April 18, 2015

The Friends of the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library concludes its spring used book sale on Saturday, April 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the library, 1 Furnace Road. A bag of books is discounted to $5 on Sat. For more information, call the library at 695-5961. more »

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April 17, 2015 This year’s Earth Day happens on Wednesday, April 22. And as Penn State Altoona celebrates Earth Day on Wednesday, live music will be part of the mi. more »

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