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Tyrone approves cost for new HVAC system

August 12, 2014 TYRONE — The Tyrone Borough Council approved the cost of a new HVAC system for the borough building’s basement on Monday night, despite concerns about an increase in the project’s price tag. more »»

Spring Cove board appoints member

August 12, 2014 ROARING SPRING — The Spring Cove School Board voted Monday to appoint former Martinsburg Borough Council member Brian Gahagan as the board’s newest member. more »»

Flood assistance extends to Bedford

August 12, 2014 BEDFORD — The U.S. Small Business Administration has included Bedford County among several counties, primarily in western Maryland, affected by June flooding, according to a news release. more »»

Man accused of setting Gettysburg park fire

August 12, 2014 GETTYSBURG (AP) — Federal authorities say a man faces criminal charges after he made threats and set fire to 250 hay bales inside Gettysburg National Military Park. The U.S. more »»

Saxton man gets 12 years in prison for gun smuggling

August 12, 2014 A Saxton man accused of stealing handguns and trying to sell them in Baltimore received a 12-year federal prison sentence Monday, less than two weeks after an accomplice got a nearly three-year... more »»

Camp out remembers World War II sacrifices

August 11, 2014 Mike Carper of Lewistown cited the aphorism “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” to help explain why he was one of the World War II re-enactors camping out at the Horseshoe Curve Saturday i... more »»

Blair child welfare workers report four near fatalities in 2013

August 11, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A statewide child abuse report says that Blair County Children, Youth and Families, the county’s child welfare agency, investigated four near-fatalities of children in 2013, a high... more »»

Founding Loretto Legion member still contributing

August 11, 2014 LORETTO — A local senior who will be 90 years old in March is the only remaining founding charter member of the Loretto American Legion Auxiliary Post 748. more »»

Man faces jail time after guilty pleas

August 11, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man will spend 10 to 24 months in the Blair County Prison after pleading guilty Friday to indecent assault charges in two criminal cases. more »»

Man found dead near brush fire in Berks County

August 11, 2014 BIRDSBORO — An older man has been found dead near a Berks County brush fire. Authorities responded to the fire in Robeson Township at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, the Reading Eagle reports. more »»

Meth lab involvement leads to jail time

August 11, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Ginny Perdew of Claysburg will have to spend another six months in the Blair County Prison on charges that she participated in a methamphetamine laboratory two years ago. more »»

Grandma receives race car ride

August 11, 2014 JENNERSTOWN (AP) — An 81-year-old Pennsylvania woman celebrated her birthday by taking a ride in a speedway race car. more »»

Police: Men swiped appliances from home

August 11, 2014 Two men face charges after allegedly breaking into a mobile home and taking out all the appliances. Logan Township police report that William J. Ickes, 52, 2605 Maple Ave., and Vance . more »»

Philly may hold convention edge

August 11, 2014 WASHINGTON — One of five cities bidding for the Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia appears to hold an early edge with a track record of hosting the major gathering — not to mention that... more »»

Husband of dead jogger arrested

August 11, 2014 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The husband of a jogger found strangled in a park has been charged with her murder, police said Sunday, days after they warned female runners to take extra precautions until the... more »»

Crash kills two Everett residents

August 11, 2014 Two Everett residents riding uphill on a motorcycle on Route 30 in Fulton County died midmorning Sunday when the motorcycle slid across the centerline on a right curve, hitting the front of an... more »»

Police: Mom stole son’s ID, racked up bills

August 11, 2014 From Mirror staff reports A Logan Township woman faces charges she used her son’s identity to rack up more than $10,000 in electric bills. According to police, Kathryn K. more »»

Mother of slain teen faults police

August 11, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania mother says authorities failed her and her 15-year-old son, who was slain after he testified in another criminal case. more »»

Candidates display differences

August 10, 2014 With much of Blair County now facing a November election between state House hopefuls Judy Ward and Jason Lynn, the candidates’ differences — both in style and substance — have already begun to... more »»

Banana bread good for kids in the kitchen

August 10, 2014 Every time I buy bananas, whether it’s three or a big bunch, I know at least one of them will inevitably turn brown on my counte. more »»

 
 

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