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DA: Delay Melvin’s sentence

October 1, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The district attorney wants the state Supreme Court to delay former Justice Joan Orie Melvin’s entire sentence for campaign corruption — not just the requirement that she apologize... more »»

Adults in gay beating case set for prelim

October 1, 2014 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three young adults charged with beating a gay couple are due in court Dec. 16 for a preliminary hearing. more »»

Parents charged in death of son

October 1, 2014 HARRISBURG — A central Pennsylvania married couple have been charged with homicide in the starvation death of their 9-year-old son, whose decomposing body was found when police were called to their... more »»

Cop killer to address college grads

October 1, 2014 FRACKVILLE (AP) — A man serving life in prison for killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981 has been selected as a commencement speaker at his Vermont alma mate. more »»

Psych hospital won’t treat school stabbing suspect

October 1, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — A psychiatric hospital has cited security concerns in its decision to refuse treatment to a teenager awaiting trial on charges he stabbed 20 fellow students and a security guard at... more »»

Outpatient clinic for veterans opens

October 1, 2014 An outpatient clinic for veterans associated with the Van Zandt VA Medical Center has opened in Mapleton Depot. more »»

Police affidavits explain events in death

September 30, 2014 The scene Thursday afternoon was macabre, as state police described it: A 19-year-old dragged a body from a Volkswagen Beetle parked in a friend’s driveway, blood pooled outside the open... more »»

18 suspects face heroin charges

September 30, 2014 A largely unconnected slew of 18 suspects face charges for dealing heroin in Blair County. more »»

Priest to remain in US custody

September 30, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — A priest accused of illicit sexual contact with children while in Honduras and possessing child pornography here in the United States will remain in federal custody, a U.S. more »»

Commissioners to approve 2 percent raises

September 30, 2014 The Blair County Com­missioners said Monday they plan to raise the salaries of county elected officials 2 percent per year for the four years starting in 2018, after hearing a near-consensus in favo... more »»

Bedford man dies in crash

September 30, 2014 A 40-year-old Bedford man was killed on his motorcycle after colliding with a tractor-trailer on Business Route 220 in Bedford on Monday. more »»

Bedford, Everett schools to get federal grants

September 30, 2014 Two school districts in Bedford County are set to receive a federal grant to operate community learning centers for students. more »»


September 30, 2014 LORETTO Saint Francis gets $1.5M Saint Francis Uni­ver­sity has received a $1. more »»

Commissioners consider changes to care for aging county courthouse

September 29, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Courtroom 2 on the second floor of the original portion of the Blair County Courthouse has long been recognized for shortcomings. more »»

Judge keeps priest in federal custody

September 29, 2014 JOHNSTOWN -- A federal judge has ordered Father Joseph Maurizio remain on federal custody. U.S. more »»

Bedford County DA: Voice of group left out of desecration case

September 29, 2014 Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins said in an email that he is a “tireless advocate” for giving youth second chances, but much of the discussion on a high-profile desecration case has lef... more »»

Counselor strives to help inmates with mental health

September 29, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Abbie L. Tate told the story last week of an inmate who vowed, when released, that he was going to throw himself in front of the first car he saw. more »»

Housing authority’s weapons policy upsets board member

September 29, 2014 The Altoona Housing Authority recently adopted a revised employee handbook that includes a prohibition against possession of weapons on authority property or while engaged in authority business,... more »»

Fourth man linked to homicide arrested

September 29, 2014 Pennsylvania State Police have made a fourth arrest in connection with a Bedford County homicide, according to a releas. more »»

Fake defendant helps catch judge

September 29, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — To catch a Philadelphia municipal judge they suspected of corruption, FBI agents invented a defendant — complete with a staged arrest and court appearances. more »»

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