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Caroling students enjoy giving back

December 20, 2014 EBENSBURG — A group of Bishop Carroll students huddled around the Christmas tree at the Senior Activity Center in Ebensburg, each bearing a gift intended for a center participant. more »»

Court lawyer: No new improprieties in email trove

December 20, 2014 HARRISBURG — A lawyer hired by the Penn­syl­vania Supreme Court to review thousands of emails between justices and the state attorney general’s office, including some containing pornography, reporte... more »»

AD eyes getting better ‘on, off field’

December 20, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s first football season with Sandy Barbour as athletic director stands at 6-6. Which is not satisfactory, Barbour said. more »»

US Army Engineers begin Raystown Lake draw down

December 20, 2014 From Mirror staff reports The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun a scheduled draw down of Raystown Lake, and boaters are urged to use caution with the lower water levels. more »»

IRC seeking to formalize recycling center agreements

December 20, 2014 The Intermunicipal Relations Committee is trying to hash out formal agreements with area recycling centers, mainly to ensure that local haulers have options for disposal of the recyclables they... more »»

Cambria man faces charges in fatal crash

December 20, 2014 EBENSBURG — A Gallitzin man is facing involuntary manslaughter and related charges linked to a deadly crash on July 4 in Gallitzin Township, state police at Ebensburg said Friday. more »»

IRC may abandon compost facility

December 20, 2014 The Intermunicipal Relations Committee may need to abandon its satellite Duncansville-area compost and recycling facility because the owner of the leased property is looking to sell. more »»

Man gets life on sex trafficking convictions

December 20, 2014 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A southeastern Pennsyl­vania man has been sentenced to life in federal prison on a conviction of trafficking women and a minor for prostitution. more »»

Police reports

December 20, 2014 Altoona police — Brian Allen Skiver, no age listed, Fallentimber, was arrested Wednesday night at Pleasant Valley Boulevard and 17th Street and charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana... more »»

Bedford prison board ­meeting testy

December 19, 2014 BEDFORD — A specially scheduled Bedford County Prison Board meeting quickly devolved into mutual accusations and a public airing of grievances Thursday as the county commissioners, District Attorney... more »»

Sandusky won't get pension back

December 19, 2014 HARRISBURG(AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was... more »»

Budget splits Cambria leaders

December 19, 2014 EBENSBURG — A flat tax rate for residents was the highlight of budget talk Thursday morning, according to two Cambria County commissioners. more »»

Authority raises water, sewer rates

December 19, 2014 The Altoona Water Authority on Thursday raised water rates by 2 percent and sewer rates by 4 percent for next year. The increases will add $1. more »»

Authority raises water, sewer rates

December 19, 2014 The Altoona Water Authority on Thursday raised water rates by 2 percent and sewer rates by 4 percent for next year. The increases will add $1. more »»

Synthetic ice surface makes show at Jaffa possible

December 19, 2014 When performers take to the ice Sunday for the first skating show that the Jaffa Shrine in Altoona has hosted in years, they will skate on ice that requires no refrigeration and is tailor-made for... more »»

Bedford County to look into prison staffing

December 19, 2014 BEDFORD — In the wake of complaints from jail staff and newly publicized comments from former Warden David Kessling, Bedford County officials are taking tentative steps toward hiring more guards,... more »»

Woman accused of child abuse

December 19, 2014 A Virginia woman faces charges in Blair County stemming from allegations of child abuse dating back two years. Elizabeth A. more »»

Altoona Water Authority seeks collaboration with city

December 19, 2014 The Altoona Water Authority plans to send a letter to the city proposing that a two-person team from each organization work out an agreement by which the city earns enough money from its water... more »»

Hearing to review Nason takeover

December 19, 2014 ROARING SPRING ä A public hearing set for noon today will review Nason Hospitalás proposed takeover by Tennessee-based hospital chain LifePoint, according to a public notice issued by Nason officials. more »»

Mom pleads guilty after son kills sister

December 19, 2014 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman has pleaded guilty after her 2-year-old son picked up a loaded .357 revolver and fatally shot his 11-year-old sister. more »»

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