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Curve, UPMC join forces

March 25, 2014 UPMC Health Plan will be the primary sponsor for the 2014 Eastern League All-Star Stop set for July 15 and 16 at Peoples Natural Gas Field. more »»

Burgmeier’s updating fleet of trash trucks

March 25, 2014 Burgmeier Hauling Inc. is another step closer to running a complete fleet of compressed natural gas trash trucks. Gov. more »»

Maps could help Tyrone residents

March 24, 2014 TYRONE — At a time when skyrocketing flood insurance rates have many people scared of losing their homes, an effort by Tyrone Borough leaders to pursue accurate flood maps might help its resident. more »»

Flood rates hitting river towns hard

March 24, 2014 HARRISBURG — Jeff King had put his house in Wilkes-Barre up for sale for $90,000 last year, put off by the city’s struggles with crime and the desire for a better school district for his four... more »»

Tax program spurs some to buy lots

March 24, 2014 Michele Smithmyer and her husband, Charles, lived near Mansion Park for about 20 years, then bought Redevelopment Authority ground in northwest Juniata, built a house and moved there in 2005. more »»

Volunteering turns into life’s work for retiree

March 24, 2014 Fred Buckreis’ retirement in September gave him more time to help others. more »»

Northern Cambria music program thrives despite cuts

March 24, 2014 NORTHERN CAMBRIA — The Northern Cambria School District music program has been nursing a “slow bleed” over the years, with less funding and less time for classroom instruction. more »»

Rates to jump for about 2,900

March 24, 2014 More than 2,900 residents in Blair and surrounding counties are facing premium increases of 18 or 25 percent for flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program, figures compiled by The... more »»

Lawmakers pushing drug database

March 23, 2014 An ex-cop, addicted to powerful painkillers after an injury, befriends a doctor and tries to acquire a blank prescription pad from his office. more »»

Bill offers immunity in overdose incidents

March 23, 2014 When Tracy Luke’s son died from a heroin overdose last year, it took nine hours before anyone called 91. more »»

Hollidaysburg heard concerns about swim coach during season

March 23, 2014 The successful Hollidaysburg Area High School swim team’s season concluded at the state championship last wee. more »»

Political notebook: McGinnis stands behind Wagner

March 23, 2014 When York County trash-company owner Scott Wagner won a historic write-in campaign in Tuesday’s special election for the state Senate, he did so with a little help from Altoona. State Rep. more »»

Previous bump in the road

March 22, 2014 The founder of a large-scale, investor-funded veterans project unveiled in Altoona in January with much fanfare was the defendant several years ago in a civil securities case in Virginia, the Mirror... more »»

Fraternity members seeking counsel

March 22, 2014 At least a dozen members of a Penn State Altoona fraternity have sought legal advice after their chapter was suspended pending investigations into a fraternity brother’s suicide. more »»

Judge: Privacy rights not violated

March 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Timothy M. more »»

Elected officials pursuing immunity from lawsuit

March 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Several Blair County elected officials have asked permission from a Centre County senior judge to appeal his ruling rejecting their immunity from a lawsuit brought by an attorney who... more »»

Woman faces more charges in counterfeit scheme

March 22, 2014 An Altoona woman faces more charges stemming from her alleged involvement in a counterfeit money scheme. Melinda Ann Newberry, 28, of 2715 Fairway Drive, Apt. more »»

Leaders leave USVEI over lack of pay

March 21, 2014 The complex of veterans education and employment projects announced for Altoona in January has lost at least five officials recently — the chief officers for information, technology and education an... more »»

Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity leader denies hazing

March 21, 2014 The president of a Penn State Altoona fraternity suspended pending investigations into the suicide of one of its members denies accusations of hazing. more »»

Blair County Prison board approves sweeping changes

March 21, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Prison Board on Thursday unanimously approved a plan to make sweeping reforms in the way the prison operates, including the appointment of an internal affairs office... more »»

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