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Mining company president vows to work with Portage residents

November 11, 2014 PORTAGE — Rosebud Mining Co.’s Jim Barker, the company’s executive vice president, said he cannot make promises to Portage residents but said that officials will work hard to see life improv. more »»

Duncansville Borough to raise real estate taxes

November 11, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — Borough Council is preparing to raise householders’ real estate taxes in 2015 to pay costs including borough employee raises, road repairs and new doors for the fire department. more »»

14-year-old boy accused of vandalism

November 11, 2014 TYRONE — A 14-year-old Tyrone boy faces criminal charges after a weekend vandalism spree, police said. more »»

Ex-member returns to Spring Cove

November 11, 2014 ROARING SPRING — The Spring Cove School Board voted Monday to return former board member Sam Dean to the table, replacing outgoing colleague Julie Mills for the remainder of her term. more »»

Inmate accused of spitting on officer

November 11, 2014 EBENSBURG — A Nanty Glo woman in jail for assault and harassment charges allegedly spit on a corrections officer last month, police said. Lori Ann Oldham, 50, 1120 Lloyd St. more »»

Police reports

November 11, 2014 Altoona police - Terry Lee Kuhy, 50, 823 First Av. more »»

Girl, 16, faces DUI charges

November 11, 2014 ROCKVIEW — A 16-year-old Williamsburg girl faces driving under the influence charges after a weekend crash in Centre County. more »»

Tyrone weighs possible tax hike

November 11, 2014 TYRONE — The Tyrone Borough Council decided to table discussions on its preliminary 2015 budget at its meeting on Monday night. Council will meet again Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. more »»

List of Veterans Day events

November 11, 2014 Veterans Day events Dedication of Altoona’s 17th Street Bridge as Blair County Veterans Memorial Bridge 9 a.m. with state Rep. John McGinnis speaking. Altoona Veterans Day parade 10 a.. more »»

Lepore family recalls service

November 10, 2014 In September 1943, atop black-and-white photographs of four uniformed young men, the Altoona Mirror proclaimed: “Four sons in service. more »»

Cat statue’s costumes catch residents’ eyes

November 10, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A concrete cat statue sits on Linda Straub’s lawn, greeting passersby as they enter Hollidaysburg Borough along Penn Stree. more »»

Glendale band set to march in NYC parade

November 10, 2014 The Glendale Junior-Senior High School band will be marching Tuesday in the 95th annual New York City Veterans Day Parade in front of more than a half million peopl. more »»

Soldiers Park adds monument

November 10, 2014 The Eternal Flame Committee in Tyrone will add another piece to Soldiers Park in the borough on Tuesday by dedicating a Korean War monument. more »»

Man accused of trying to flee police, arrested on drug charges

November 10, 2014 ROCKVIEW — Matthew Floyd Etters, 34, Mill Hall, was taken to the Centre County Prison Saturday afternoon in lieu of $100,000 straight bail after attempting to flee state police on Route 150, Libert... more »»

Weekly crime roundup

November 10, 2014 Altoona police Oct. 14 — Theft: 100 block Ruskin Drive; 200 block Sixth Ave. — Drugs: 1100 block 16th St.; 1300 block 14th Ave. — Criminal mischief: 1200 block 11th Ave. Oct. more »»

Mental health week brings awareness, support to those dealing with illnesses

November 9, 2014 Kathy Custren knows what it is like to deal with the impact of mental illness. Custren has three children living at home — ages 21, 19 and 16 — on the autism spectrum. more »»

Judge requests NCAA emails concerning PSU sanctions

November 9, 2014 HARRISBURG — A judge has ordered the NCAA to turn over 477 internal emails relating to the sanctions imposed on Penn State over the university’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. more »»

Some concerns burn on in Portage after Amfire sale

November 9, 2014 PORTAGE — An $86 million deal reached last week to sell off Amfire Mining Co. has some people in Portage excited. more »»

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