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Local infrastructure projects receive funding for water

Four projects in Blair County received Pennvest funding to make improvements to drinking water systems, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Wednesday. Projects in Bedford, Cambria and Huntingdon counties also were among those receiving funds. In an ongoing effort to create a lead-free Pennsylvania, Wolf ...

Man arrested in shooting

CLEARFIELD – A Clearfield man is in custody following a shooting at his residence Thursday afternoon. Lawrence Township police report that Willard Nimrod Fyock, 68, shot a 55-year-old woman multiple times. When police arrived on scene at the SW Fourth Avenue home, they immediately took him ...

Crime briefs

Police: Man asked girl for explicit images A Centre County man is accused of attempting to solicit sexually explicit images from a minor, court documents stated. James Richards III, 41, of Julian, was arraigned Wednesday by Magisterial District Judge Benjamin F. Jones on three felony ...

Toasty Toddler opens registration period

Registrations for the Toasty Toddler program are being accepted through Nov. 5. The program is a winter coat, hat and glove collection and distribution for children from birth through age five. Toasty Toddler began as a collaborative project started by the Blair County Human Service ...

Shocking decor

Brian Rossman decorates the front porch of his North Second Street home in Juniata with corn shocks on Tuesday afternoon. Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski

Informant describes alleged drug deal

HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Clearfield County woman told a Blair County jury on Wednesday that she made trips to Altoona in 2018 to buy drugs, including a transaction in which she paid a dealer for drugs she later received from Gerell Shepard Sr. Shepard, who is accusing the woman of lying, is ...