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Lawyer: Client didn’t act alone in Philadelphia school abduction

September 11, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — A defense attorney focused on unresolved questions about the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl abducted from school as he urged jurors Wednesday in closing arguments... more »»

Sex assault leads to prison sentence

September 11, 2014 BUTLER (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 5¢ to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy at knifepoint at his local YMCA. more »»

Police say teen mimicked sex act

September 10, 2014 An Everett teenager faces a misdemeanor charge for allegedly “desecrating” a statue of Jesus outside a religious center in his hometown, an act that drew violent threats online. more »»

Police say teen mimicked sex act

September 10, 2014 An Everett teenager faces a misdemeanor charge for allegedly “desecrating” a statue of Jesus outside a religious center in his hometown, an act that drew violent threats online. more »»

Speeding solution sought in Tyrone

September 10, 2014 TYRONE — Tyrone Borough officials are looking for a solution to speeding and a rash of minor car accidents along Washington Avenue. more »»

Helping county close to Robison’s heart

September 10, 2014 Those who knew Allan Robison said he always had the interest of the community in his heart. more »»

Frankstown bridge to be razed

September 10, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An 85-year-old bridge in Frankstown Township has been closed even to foot traffic by the Blair County commissioners who have decided to tear it down rather than spend $. more »»

Tax position bringing controversy

September 10, 2014 EBENSBURG — Tax collector normally doesn’t top the list of most controversial elected offices. But one borough official said Monday council wasn’t acting appropriately to appoint one. more »»

Toomey calls on Senate to act on sex predator bill

September 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — A group of lawmakers led by Sen. more »»

GE Transportation hiring 50 diesel machinists

September 10, 2014 GROVE CITY (AP)— GE Transportation says it’s hiring 50 machinists to for a diesel engine plant in western Pennsylvani. more »»

Man arrested on home improvement fraud charge

September 10, 2014 From Mirror staff reports BEDFORD — State police arrested a South Carolina man Tuesday in Everett for stealing from residents by misleading them and charging inflated prices. more »»

Woman allegedly stole money while working as bank teller

September 10, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — A Cambria County woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury after allegedly taking money while working as a bank teller. Tonya Wade, 40, of 465 S. Center St. more »»

Coroner: Boy’s body cremated, mom didn’t claim remains

September 10, 2014 HARRISBURG — A coroner cremated the body of a 9-year-old boy because his mother didn’t claim the remains for weeks after his decomposing body was found in their home. more »»

Possible extinction driving some batty

September 10, 2014 HARRISBURG — The northern long-eared bat is in trouble. more »»

Concept planned for playground

September 10, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The 40th anniversary of Fort Roberdeau’s reconstruction is coming up in 2016, and the Blair County commissioners are hoping to construct a children’s playground there to commemorate... more »»

Area volunteer passes away

September 10, 2014 Emil Branas’ family said he was always looking to donate and often gave his time and energy to various Portage-area organizations. more »»

United Way appoints new executive director

September 10, 2014 United Way of Blair County has a new executive director. Melanie Shildt of Pinecroft was recently selected for the position, succeeding Robin Beck who retired after six years in the post. more »»

Victim program funding on hold

September 10, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Approval of a contract to use state funds for the Blair County Victim-Witness program will have to wait at least a week until the county commissioners have the opportunity to discuss... more »»

NCAA lifts PSU’s postseason ban

September 9, 2014 Penn State football got out from under the most severe on-field sanctions imposed on it two years ago over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, learning Monday that the NCAA will allow it to... more »»

Council discusses revisiting fire bills

September 9, 2014 At the suggestion of Interim Manager Peter Marshall, City Council may revisit a year-old ordinance that allows the fire department to bill for fire and accident calls, so council can sort out... more »»

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