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Hastert donates Capitol flag to Shanksville memorial

September 12, 2014 SHANKSVILLE — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert gave the flag that flew atop the U.. more »»

Man immortalizes NYC in steel, honors 9/11

September 12, 2014 Many Americans have their own way of remembering the victims of the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. more »»

Blair Elder Justice Day set

September 12, 2014 Blair Senior Services will host Blair County Elder Justice Day today at the Southern Blair Senior Center in East Freedom. more »»

Airport authority selects new leader

September 12, 2014 A Glendale-area man is set to take over management of the Altoona-Blair County Airport in Martinsburg starting next month. more »»

Woman struck by rock making recovery

September 12, 2014 AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio woman who was critically injured when a rock was dropped on her family’s car from a Pennsylvania overpass has made “amazing” strides, her husband sai. more »»

Hollidaysburg team physician: Punishment unfair

September 11, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Calling the punishment too harsh, a football team physician displayed his support for players dismissed from the team for what the administration determined not to be hazing, but... more »»

Residents blast council, proposal

September 11, 2014 Several city residents on Wednesday lambasted City Council for its proposal to shop Altoona’s water and sewer systems for a long-term lease in exchange for a big, upfront payment — including one... more »»

City leaders target authority's lack of lot maintenance

September 11, 2014 Organizations are never more vulnerable to criticism than when they’re guilty of hypocrisy. more »»

Flight 93 site toured on 9/11 anniversary eve

September 11, 2014 SHANKSVILLE — On a tour of Flight 93 National Memorial work in progress, National Park Service officials expressed hope Wednesday the site would “keep the story alive” well beyond any anniversary of... more »»

Inmate alleging missed meals files $3 million federal lawsuit

September 11, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County Prison inmate has filed a federal lawsuit claiming he was denied food on Aug. 12 while housed in the Restricted Housing Unit for threatening a corrections officer. more »»

Gallitzin increases officer’s hourly pay

September 11, 2014 GALLITZIN — Borough officials rectified a months-old error Wednesday by voting to increase a veteran part-time police officer’s wages from $11 to $14 per hour. Capt. more »»

C-K principal leaving district

September 11, 2014 CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School Principal Laurie Criswell is set to leave the district soon, possibly as soon as October, after the school board approved her resignation Wednesday. more »»

Crash kills man from Hollidaysburg

September 11, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A crash on Tuesday claimed the life of a Hollidaysburg ma. more »»

Judge: Bond companies may have to change tactics

September 11, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge says surety companies that post bail for crime suspects might have to change the way they do business after a state Supreme Court decision. more »»

Council working on simplifying noise ordinance over club’s music

September 11, 2014 City officials are working on a revised, simpler noise ordinance in response to recent complaints from neighbors about outdoor music at the Cesare Battisti club in Eldorado. more »»

Ex-pastor gets 20 to 40 years in wife’s death

September 11, 2014 LEBANON — A former pastor already serving life without parole for bludgeoning his second wife to death in 2008 was sentenced Wednesday to 20 to 40 years in the 1999 death of his first wife. Arthur “A. more »»

Lawyer: Client didn’t act alone in Philadelphia school abduction

September 11, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — A defense attorney focused on unresolved questions about the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl abducted from school as he urged jurors Wednesday in closing arguments... more »»

Sex assault leads to prison sentence

September 11, 2014 BUTLER (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 5¢ to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy at knifepoint at his local YMCA. more »»

Police say teen mimicked sex act

September 10, 2014 An Everett teenager faces a misdemeanor charge for allegedly “desecrating” a statue of Jesus outside a religious center in his hometown, an act that drew violent threats online. more »»

Police say teen mimicked sex act

September 10, 2014 An Everett teenager faces a misdemeanor charge for allegedly “desecrating” a statue of Jesus outside a religious center in his hometown, an act that drew violent threats online. more »»

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