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Local leaders: Ruling will be issue in election

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State Sen. Judy Ward’s mother gave birth to Ward at a difficult time in the mother’s marriage, and if abortion had been legal and her mother hadn’t been a staunch Catholic, she might have terminated that pregnancy, Ward said Friday. The potential threat Ward, R-Blair, escaped as an ...

States can now ban abortion

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away women’s constitutional protections for abortion, a fundamental and deeply personal change for Americans’ lives after nearly a half-century under Roe v. Wade. The court’s overturning of the landmark court ruling is likely to lead to ...

House sends Biden gun bill

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WASHINGTON — The House sent President Joe Biden the widest ranging gun violence bill Congress has passed in decades Friday, a measured compromise that at once illustrates progress on the long-intractable issue and the deep-seated partisan divide that persists. The Democratic-led chamber ...

Tyrone man gets 12 to 30 months in meth bust case

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Tyrone man convicted by a jury in April of three drug-related offenses was sentenced Friday to 12 to 30 months in a state correctional institution. Blair County Judge Wade A. Kagarise, however, did not order the immediate imprisonment of Herman Mac Carper, 37. He granted ...

Capitol Hotel gaining new owners, restaurant

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Capitol Hotel building soon will have a new owner and a new restaurant. Brian Laratonda is selling the downtown landmark to an investor who wants to remain anonymous. The hotel, originally built in the 1860s, was torn down and rebuilt around the turn of the century ...

Man charged after welfare check

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From Mirror staff reports A Claysburg man faces a felony flight to avoid apprehension charge after he was found hiding in a Smoky Run Road residence. Quentin Michael Dibert, 22, was arraigned Friday before Magisterial District Judge Andrew L. Blattenberger. Unable to post $45,000 cash bail, ...