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Bedford drug raid yields 22 suspects

November 25, 2014 BEDFORD — Police in Bedford County pursued 22 suspects and arrested at least 19 in a series of raids Monday, charging men and women accused of making or selling methamphetamine, prescription pills... more »»

 
 
 

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Bedford drug raid yields 22 suspects

November 25, 2014 BEDFORD — Police in Bedford County pursued 22 suspects and arrested at least 19 in a series of raids Monday, charging men and women accused of making or selling methamphetamine, prescription pills... more »»

Police: Four sold sex, drugs

November 25, 2014 Four people face heroin and prostitution charges after a weekend bust by Altoona police. Jamal W. Nelson, 34, and his girlfriend, Theresa N. more »»

Snow could hit area counties

November 25, 2014 The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for much of the region on Monday evening, beginning Tuesday night through late Wednesday. more »»

Judge approves 2.5-mill tax hike

November 25, 2014 Blair County Judge Hiram Carpenter on Monday granted the city’s petition to increase general property tax by 2.5 mills and to maintain elevated earned income taxes. more »»

Borough secures sidewalk funds

November 25, 2014 EBENSBURG — With a $500,000 grant from PennDOT, Ebensburg Borough officials said Monday they’ve secured roughly half the money needed for a 2015 sidewalk project. more »»

Local Sports

Pens' Malkin makes it count

November 25, 2014 BOSTON — Evgeni Malkin scored his second goal of the night 32 seconds into overtime, giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday. more »»

Unknown rookie part of the plan

November 25, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Josh Harris spent three days in May expecting the phone to ring with an NFL executive on the other end telling the former Wake Forest running back he’d been drafted. The call never cam. more »»

Young has monster night for Panthers

November 25, 2014 LAHAINA, Hawaii — Michael Young had 27 points and 15 rebounds, and Pittsburgh rode a dominating performance on the glass to beat host Chaminade 81-68 Monday in the opening round of the Maui... more »»

Hunter helps Eagles soar

November 25, 2014 Name: Aleic Hunter School: Tyrone Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Hunter rushed for 304 yards on 34 carries, caught one pass for 44 yards and scored all five... more »»

Sports offers thankful moments

November 25, 2014 It seems like the holiday season comes a little earlier every year. We start seeing Christmas decorations even before Halloween, and more and more stores are opening on Thanksgiving Day. more »»

Giger: Sitting Hack not the answer for problems

November 24, 2014 Christian Hackenberg cannot be benched. Whether he should be or not is a legitimate question and has started to be asked more and more the past two weeks. But he can’t be. Not now. more »»

Newbill keys Nittany Lions by USC

November 24, 2014 CHARLESTON, S.C. — If Penn State wanted to close the Charleston Classic with a victory, coach Pat Chambers knew D.J. Newbill would have to make the biggest play. more »»

All three PSU phases falter in loss to Illini

November 23, 2014 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The offense was bad. The special teams were worse. And the defense finally broke in the clutch. more »»

Lions’ low point ‘tough to swallow’

November 23, 2014 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — We’ve now reached the low point of the sanctions era. more »»

Penn State-Illinois notebook

November 23, 2014 CHAMPAIGN, Ill — Embattled Illinois coach Tim Beckman just might — might — be able to save his job, thanks in large part to Saturday’s win over Penn State. more »»

Obituaries

Jeane L. (Price) Brisini

November 25, 2014 Jeane L. (Price) Brisini, 90, Ebensburg, died Sunday. She was born in Portage, daughter of Thomas and Estelle Price. She married Dr. John Brisini in 1947. more »»

Luetta I. Cawthern

November 25, 2014 Luetta I. Cawthern, 88, Altoona, went to be with the Lord Sunday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Samuel E. and Pearl A. (Smith) Wallace. She married David L. more »»

Tammy L. Schleich

November 25, 2014 Tammy L. Schleich, 49, Altoona, died Saturday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Florence Jean Novosel and the late Samuel R. Novosel. She married Michael W. Schleich, who died Nov. 10, 2014. more »»

Attorney John F. Sullivan

November 25, 2014 Attorney John F. Sullivan, 82, Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Hollidaysburg, passed away Sunday at the manor after an extended illness. more »»

Patricia L. Stolz

November 25, 2014 Patricia L. Stolz, 80, Altoona, passed away Sunday at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles and Anna Mae (Yeager) Trimer. Surviving are two sons: Thomas A. more »»

Area Life

Rocky love: Letters by great women are auctioned

November 23, 2014 PARIS — An unprecedented collection of 1,500 documents from some of history’s greatest women is being auctioned in Paris, including everything from Catherine the Great’s imperious letter shunning he... more »»

Making a tough fold is sign of a good player

November 23, 2014 Decisions are made based on information gleaned. No different in poker. Last week at the Tipton Firehall — I haven’t played elsewhere recently — I played as well as I can remember. more »»

Cher cancels rest of tour

November 22, 2014 Cher has announced the cancellation of all remaining dates on her “Dressed To Kill” (D2K) concert tour, including her scheduled concert on Jan. 9 at the Bryce Jordan Center. more »»

Earth Matters: Earth’s tilt brings big changes during seasons of the year

November 22, 2014 Winter is not only the coldest time of the year, but its early weeks also bring the shortest spans of daylight. more »»

Worthwhile workshop: Seasonal wreath-making experience lightens heart

November 22, 2014 The smell of pine reached me when I walked into the community room at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library on Wednesday evenin. more »»

Local Business

Small businesses seek support

November 23, 2014 Small businesses are hoping for an influx of holiday shoppers Saturday during the fifth annual Small Business Saturday. more »»

ABCD upbeat about Marcellus project

November 22, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — Officials remain optimistic a project announced in March 2013 that would bring 30 new jobs to the area will become a realit. more »»

State jobless rate lowest in six years

November 22, 2014 HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s jobless rate fell by three-tenths of a percentage point in October to a six-year low as payrolls and the labor force grew. more »»

Arizona sues GM over recalls

November 21, 2014 PHOENIX — Arizona’s attorney general has sued General Motors Co. for failing to recall millions of cars and trucks with safety defects the auto giant did not disclose for years. more »»

Senate taking closer look at soaring generic drug prices

November 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients,... more »»

 
 
 

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