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Figure in juvenile justice scandal disbarred

January 25, 2015 WILKES-BARRE — One of the main figures in a northeastern Pennsylvania juvenile justice scandal has been disbarred from the practice of law in the commonwealth. more »»

‘Steer clear’ of emergency vehicles

January 25, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Whether they ignore it or simply don’t know about it, many local motorists fail to adhere to the steer clear law, state police spokesman in Hollidaysburg David McGarvey said. more »»

Everett Railroad expansion planned in Hollidaysburg

January 25, 2015 Hollidaysburg residents and visitors may soon be riding the rails because of a planned Everett Railroad Co. more »»

Challenges may limit speech, press freedoms

January 25, 2015 Pennsylvania journalists and their allies are pushing back against two recent political developments — one already in place and one merely proposed — that could make their jobs harder and, arguably,... more »»


January 25, 2015 Tea party meeting with speaker set David Haas will speak to the Blair County Tea Party at 7 p.m. Tuesday on what is being done in Washington, D.C. more »»

I’m lone wolf in house that admires animals

January 25, 2015 I will never be mistaken for St. Francis of Assisi when it comes to animals, but I must also point out that no one from the humane society will ever confuse me with Michael Vick, either. more »»

Man charged with arson for fire that damaged 5 buildings

January 25, 2015 PITTSBURGH — A man claiming to hear voices set the fire that gutted and damaged five buildings in the main business district of the poor Pittsburgh suburb of Homestead, police said. more »»

Man gets up to 31 years for shooting

January 25, 2015 EASTON — A man has been sentenced to 15¢ to 31 years in a shootout at an eastern Pennsylvania social club that killed a woman and injured other people two years ago. more »»

Diocese looks to consolidate schools

January 24, 2015 Catholic school students in the Altoona area might soon see changes to how and where they learn because of a proposal to decrease the number of Catholic schools in the region while establishing a... more »»

Letter angry, non-threatening

January 24, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A suspicious white powder found in a letter to the Blair County reassessment office Friday afternoon led authorities to lock down the county courthouse and remove several people for... more »»

Accused killer facing life in jail

January 24, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County District Attorney Richard A. more »»

Storm could bring up to 9 inches of snow

January 24, 2015 Weather forecasters say several inches of snow are expected to blanket the region through the weekend. more »»

East Freedom man declared sexually violent predator

January 24, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An East Freedom man serving a minimum of 10 years in prison for raping a 12-year-old girl was found Friday to be a sexually violent predator under Megan’s Law. more »»

Police: Man tried breaking into home

January 24, 2015 A city man was greeted with a gun and a call to 911 after he allegedly tried to break into a home on 27th Avenue, according to police. Derrick S. more »»

Murder victim ‘everyone’s best friend’

January 23, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — Of the hundreds who visited and gathered Thursday night for Stephanie Waters’ memorial service, many cried. But more seemed to laugh. more »»

Victim’s family pleads for leniency

January 23, 2015 EBENSBURG — A Windber man was sentenced Thursday to 18 months of direct supervision, including two months of house arrest, for the December 2013 shooting death of a friend. more »»

Fire displaces three; kills 14 cats

January 23, 2015 Three people were displaced and 14 cats died after a home along Walton Avenue was destroyed by a Thursday afternoon fire, which started when the cats’ bedding caught fire in a carport. more »»

Pro-lifers show support at SFU

January 23, 2015 LORETTO — A woman from Altoona held rosaries, praying while she walked by herself among the pro-life marchers at Saint Francis Universit. more »»

Logan OKs acting chief arrangement

January 23, 2015 Logan Township will pay $38 an hour, about $1,216 a week, to have a part-time acting police chief fill in for Chief Ron Heller, who remains on administrative leave. more »»

Vote prohibiting game lands access delayed

January 23, 2015 Hikers and other non-hunters who frequent state game lands can rest easy for a while longer because state Game Commission officials have postponed a vote that would have prohibited their access... more »»

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