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Citizenship marks a ‘turning point’

July 7, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Two Pittsburgh-area residents were welcomed to the United States on Wednesday by Blair County leaders who conducted a naturalization ceremony at the courthouse. more »»

Jury hears domestic case

July 7, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County jury will be deciding the fate of an Altoona man accused in mid-2015 of threatening an estranged girlfriend and neighbors. more »»

Snyder Twp. hikes privilege tax

July 7, 2016 TYRONE — Those who work in Snyder Township will be paying a higher tax for the privilege. Supervisors voted Tuesday to increase the amount by 420 percent. more »»

Tyrone woman faces charges

July 7, 2016 TYRONE — A Tyrone woman faces charges over the sale of a drug used to fight opiate addiction. Mary C. Weakland, 50, 111 E. more »»

Area briefs

July 7, 2016 TIPTON Fireworks show set for Saturday Summer Thunder 2016 at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park has been rescheduled for 10 p.m. Saturday. Pre-show music will begin at 9 p.m. more »»

Children’s advocate commits suicide

July 6, 2016 Ebensburg resident Brian Gergely was an outspoken child advocate and, for many, the public face of the victims in a widespread sex abuse coverup through the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese. more »»

Summer Thunder rescheduled for Saturday

July 6, 2016 From Mirror staff reports TIPTON -- Summer Thunder 2016 at DelGrosso's Park has been rescheduled for 10 p.m. Saturday. Pre-show music will begin at 9 p.. more »»

Inmate cleared of prison assault

July 6, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County jury declined Tuesday to convict a prison inmate of assaulting another inmate, despite testimony from three inmates, a police officer and a deputy warden. more »»

Bedford County to buy phones to improve CYS caller system

July 6, 2016 BEDFORD — An overhaul of the Bedford County government’s phone system will include sweeping upgrades that could aid protections for children, officials said Tuesday. more »»

Budget talks resume with no news on taxes

July 6, 2016 HARRISBURG — Negotiators reported no agreement on financing the state government’s $31. more »»

Advocates decry state’s handling of abuse bill

July 6, 2016 Three days before Brian Gergely committed suicide, the state Senate unanimously stripped language from a proposed bill lifting time limits for past victims to sue their abusers. more »»

Commission suggesting OK for transition house

July 6, 2016 The city Planning Commission voted Tuesday to recommend that City Council approve a church-based “transitional home” for men with troubled pasts near UPMC Altoon. more »»

Bedford County replacing jury commissioners

July 6, 2016 BEDFORD — Bedford County is slated to replace its jury commissioners with a computer system, following other counties in dropping an elected office that has existed in Pennsylvania for nearly 150... more »»


July 6, 2016 Hollidaysburg state police - Cars driven by Amber E. Phillips, 26, Altoona, and Stephen B. Weyandt, 25, Hollidaysburg, collided Friday evening at Allegheny and Penn streets in Hollidaysbur. more »»

Area briefs

July 6, 2016 WILLIAMSBURG Farm Bureau hosting annual picnic The Blair County Farm Bureau will hold its annual picnic at 5:30 p.m. July 15 at the Williamsburg Farm Show Building. more »»

Police reports

July 6, 2016 Bedford state police - James E. more »»

Cambria County fairs fight drug abuse

July 5, 2016 EBENSBURG — For about 20 years, Cambria County has hosted summer drug awareness fairs for area youth and invited speakers to share their experiences, encouraging kids to walk away from bad choices. more »»

Outspoken clergy abuse advocate found hanged at home

July 5, 2016 EBENSBURG — A Pennsylvania man who spoke out against clergy abuse after publicly identifying himself as a victim of a predator priest has killed himself, authorities said. more »»

Wings festival continues to soar

July 5, 2016 Wings. Beer. Music. Those words are positioned prominently on an advertisement for a festival designed to satisfy appetites throughout July and August. more »»

Fort Roberdeau celebrates dedication anniversary

July 5, 2016 SINKING VALLEY — Fort Roberdeau officials on Monday couldn't re-create the humid weather endured by the Second Continental Congress at the signing of the Declaration of Independence. more »»

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