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Derailment doesn’t meet criteria

September 23, 2014 The Federal Railroad Administration has conducted a preliminary investigation of Saturday’s Norfolk Southern derailment along 10th Avenue and has determined the crash doesn’t meet its criteria for a... more »»

Home rule charter hits home stretch

September 23, 2014 The city Government Study Commission — which has been silent of late — will be making noise from now until early November. more »»

Fired aide to get job back

September 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Hollidaysburg Area School District special education aide terminated from her job earlier this year because she was working in real estate while on medical leave from her school jo... more »»

Inmate asks court to settle double jeopardy charge

September 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An inmate in the Blair County Prison is asking the United States District Court in Johnstown to help resolve the many charges against him, claiming he has been mistakenly charged... more »»

Man receives probation for child porn possession

September 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 32-year-old Hollidaysburg man has been placed on 10 years’ probation and ordered to register with police during that time for possession of child pornograph. more »»

Police: Man stole antique tools

September 23, 2014 A Tyrone man faces burglary and related charges after police say he broke into a home in Bald Eagle and stole antique tools. Johnny J. Williams, 47, of 2064 Clites St. more »»

Two plead guilty in union intimidation case

September 23, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — Several Philadelphia ironworkers are pleading guilty in a labor intimidation case that involves the arson of a Quaker meeting house. more »»

Nurse accused of stealing painkillers facing charges

September 23, 2014 A former UPMC Altoona nurse faces charges after she allegedly stole doses of painkillers. Heather M. more »»

Corbett, Wolf joust over taxes, finances

September 23, 2014 HERSHEY — Taxes, state government finances and education policy dominated the first debate in the Pennsylvania governor’s race Monday night, as Republican Gov. more »»

Chief supports charges over Philly gay couple’s injuries

September 23, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey believes that at least some people should be charged in a high-profile altercation that left two gay men injured. more »»

Parking meter plans advance

September 23, 2014 EBENSBURG — The Ebensburg Borough Council approved a plan to move forward with installing a new multi-space parking meter at the borough’s Penn Eben lot, with the intent to explore the possibility o... more »»

Cambria appoints supervisor

September 23, 2014 EBENSBURG — The Cambria Township Board of Supervisors appointed police officer James Melnyk to fill the vacant position on the board at its meeting Monda. more »»

House signs off on Philly schools tax measure

September 23, 2014 HARRISBURG (AP) — The state House of Representatives on Monday advanced a bill to provide crucial revenue for the cash-strapped Philadelphia School District. more »»

Train crash probe continues

September 22, 2014 Some people watched for hours, amazed. It was a football Sunday. more »»

Coming out of the darkness

September 22, 2014 Tom DeStefano of Cresson looks like a Teddy bear. He’s cheerful. He smiles readily. He’s self-deprecating enough to call his own face “plump. more »»

County audit reveals 47 concerns

September 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — While Blair County’s most recent audit showed an $800,000 improvement in the bottom line, it also identified 47 concerns for leaders to address, including a failure to see that the... more »»

New United Way executive director relishes position

September 22, 2014 Melanie Shildt wants to make a difference. That’s one reason why the Pinecroft woman recently accepted the position of executive director of United Way of Blair County. more »»

Ambush suspect’s rifle found

September 22, 2014 CANADENSIS — Nine days after a gunman went on a deadly ambush at a northeastern Pennsylvania state police barracks, authorities said Sunday they have recovered one of the weapons he was carrying and... more »»

Police: Four kids killed in crash not restrained

September 22, 2014 EFFORT (AP) — Four children killed in a multi-vehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania were not in booster seats or wearing seatbelts when the car in which they were traveling caused a high-speed,... more »»

Tyrone man accused of insurance fraud

September 22, 2014 A Tyrone man who used a story of wrecking his SUV into a tree after swerving to miss a deer on two insurance claims is facing felony charges, according to state investigators. Michael D. more »»

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