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  1. Couple in police chase waive hearings, face trialRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    ... charges with Miller also charged with felony fleeing police and related counts. Miller remains locked up in the Blair County Prison in lieu of $50,000 cash bail, while Belle Bier is free on an unsecured $25,000 bond.

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  2. Man sentenced to drug court despite objection by attorneyRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    Kirk Matthew Durbin of Cresson was sentenced Friday to participate in the Blair County Drug Court so he could receive treatment for a heroin addiction, but an attorney for the victim in the burglary case, Reclamere of Tyrone, questioned if Durbin was even using drugs at the time of the crime. Attorney Douglas Keating, representing the company, a data security firm that employed Durbin in 2014, questioned if the 27-year-old was using heroin, as he and his family claimed, when he worked for Reclamere.

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  3. Debris, rapid drying make spring prime wildfire seasonRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    ... which accounted for 468 of the fires over 1,223 acres. Forest Fire Specialist Supervisor Rick Meintel of the Blair County Forest Fire Station in Duncansville, said if more municipalities issued burn bans during dry seasons, the number of fires might ...

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  4. Man accused of forcing runaway girl into sex actRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    ... indecent assault and corruption of minors. A preliminary hearing is slated for April 29, and Gerard remains in Blair County Prison in lieu of $20,000 cash bail.

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  5. Critics assail Shuster's relationship with airline lobbyistRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Post-gazette.com

    By day, U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster worked on a bill to overturn rules requiring airlines to include taxes and fees in advertised airfares. The eight-term Blair County Republican acknowledged the relationship Thursday and said there's no conflict of interest because girlfriend Shelley Rubino, vice president of government affairs for Airlines for America, doesn't directly lobby him.

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  6. Catch-and-release popularity increasingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

    When the 2015 trout season opens Saturday at 8 a.m. in Blair County and surrounding areas, a lot of fishermen will be keeping what they catch for the frying pan. But just as many, or perhaps more, will be returning fish into the water to live and fight another day.

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  7. Luther D. McCartneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

    ... ev. Peggy J. Bonsell officiating. Interment will be at Blair Memorial Park with military honors accorded by the Blair County Veterans Honor Guard.

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  8. Mars budget proposal holds tax lineRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    ... fields and a multipurpose field on district land. Stephen Parks, a landscape architect from Hollidaysburg, Blair County, recommended a 70-foot-by-360-foot field near the elementary school. The field could be used for soccer or football. There would ...

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  9. State rewards Griep for workRead the original story

    Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

    On Thursday, the Blair County District Attorney's office announced Sue Griep, the county's victim witness coordinator with the Victim Witness Program, was selected to receive the 2015 Governor's Pathfinder Victim Services Award. According to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency website, the award is the most prestigious that Pennsylvania gives to a victim service professional or program.

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  10. "It's really a family": Altoona's Jewish community takes pride in traditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Altoona Mirror

    ... we're really proud of - the fact that we could establish and sustain ourselves for all this time." Judaism in Blair County can trace its roots back to Conrad Weiser, one of the first Europeans to visit the region, wrote Joel Hollander, a member of ...

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  11. Local companies make Forbes list of best employersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | POP City

    ... located outside of the city. Also listed within regional proximity was Sheetz. Headquartered in Altoona, Blair County, the massive convenience center-gas chain continues to hold a hefty presence in Pittsburgh. It came in at No. 181. The top 500 U.S. ...

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  12. Leaders stick up for child safetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Altoona Mirror

    Since Pennsylvania's new child abuse laws went into effect this year, Blair County Children, Youth & Families has become involved with 200 families that previously had not received the agency's services. To Executive Director Stacie M. Horvath, the 20 percent increase in abuse calls means a lot more work by her staff and even the hiring of new workers.

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  13. Cooking under pressureRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Altoona Mirror

    Pressure cooking is not the same as pressure canning, and consumers need to know the difference, say food preservation experts with the Penn State Cooperative Extension office in Blair County. Mirror photo by J.D. Cavrich Sharon McDonald and Jackie Forsht work with consumers on proper food preservation techniques.

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  14. Visiting judge begins role at Greene County CourthouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | O-R Online

    ... arrived at the Greene County Courthouse to begin his new role as interim judge. The visiting senior judge from Blair County sees many similarities in this corner of the state compared to his home county with their rural landscapes and busy ...

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  15. Oxford Development expands property management into JohnstownRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Business Journal

    Joe Piccini , vice president of property management, said Oxford expects to build on its established client base there as well as in Altoona in Blair County. Oxford has hired Kelly Campitell to lead the office.

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  16. Nursing home workers to rallyRead the original story

    Monday Apr 13 | Altoona Mirror

    ... said. Nursing home workers, home health workers and their supporters will meet at 4 p.m. in front of the Blair County Public Assistance Office on Green Avenue, then march to the Altoona Post Office, where last-minute tax filers will be flocking, ...

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  17. Ballpark solicitation will start with raffleRead the original story

    Monday Apr 13 | Altoona Mirror

    The Altoona-Blair County Development Corp. is coordinating an effort that will create a pool of money to help pay for capital improvements at Peoples Natural Gas Field. While the fund and its use remain under development, ABCD will begin building the fund by introducing the sale of raffle tickets during home games, ABCD President and CEO Marty Marasco said Friday.

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  18. Sun Air accused of unfair tacticsRead the original story

    Monday Apr 13 | Altoona Mirror

    An Oregon airline has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Transportation, accusing Sun Air Express of using a bait-and-switch tactic to get the contract for subsidized passenger flights at the Altoona-Blair County Airport. While Sun Air proposed the use of a twin-engine eight-seat Piper Chieftain and began serving the airport with that aircraft, it later changed to a single-engine eight-seat Cessna Caravan for the daily flights to and from Pittsburgh.

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  19. Commonwealth Court tosses lawsuit of attorney knocked out by clientRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | Post-gazette.com

    A lawsuit against Blair County, filed by an attorney who was attacked in the courtroom by a client convicted of murder, has been thrown out by the Commonwealth Court. Ebensburg attorney Timothy Burns sued Blair County, its commissioners, sheriff's office, district attorney's office, members of the prison board and a common pleas judge for failing to maintain the safety of the courtroom and control over Andre Staton, the death row inmate who lashed out and attacked Mr. Burns.

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  20. Drugged driving growing locallyRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 12 | Altoona Mirror

    ... and changing social mores. "People are going to think twice," said David L. McConnell, coordinator for Blair County Mothers Against Drunk Driving. "They might get it once, but they won't try again." In 2004, 542 people died in Pennsylvania DUI ...

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