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  1. Pa. Residents with Fracking-Related Health Complaints Urge Action from Attorney GeneralRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Indybay.org

    ... room in Johnstown with migraine headaches, severe rashes, and blurry vision," said Randy Moyer, a resident of Blair County. "Department of Health never got back to me, so I had to go on my own to figure out the details of my condition." Moyer and ...

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  2. Man to stand trial for courthouse feudRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    Justin D. Weible, 34, of Altoona thought his appearance before Magisterial District Judge Paula Aigner of Hollidaysburg Tuesday morning was all about "massive civil rights violations" that occurred when he visited the Blair County Courthouse earlier this month.

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  3. Airport switches operatorRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    The Altoona-Blair County Airport Authority will allow its fixed-based operator to transfer responsibilities and obligations to a newly formed limited liability corporation.

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  4. Ruling: Cop in standoff didn't need to hear rightsRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | Erie Times News

    ... an appeals court said, overturning an earlier ruling. The Superior Court opinion reversed a ruling in 2013 by a Blair County judge who said Altoona police Detective Craig Zahradnik's statement couldn't be used against him at trial on a charge he ...

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  5. Ruling: Standoff suspect not entitled to rightsRead the original story

    Yesterday | Lewistown Sentinel

    ... ago. The Altoona Mirror (http://bit.ly/1oFVILn ) reports the Superior Court opinion reverses a ruling by a Blair County judge who ruled that Altoona police Detective Craig Zahradnik's statement couldn't be used against him at trial on a charge that ...

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  6. Four chosen for chamber's 2014 Hall of Fame classRead the original story

    Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

    Holiday Inn Express, Homewood at Martinsburg, J.C. Orr & Son, Inc., and the Van Zandt VA Medical Center will be inducted Oct. 20 during the annual Business Hall of Fame dinner at the Blair County Convention Center.

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  7. Man accused of molesting girl in custody, faces 40 chargesRead the original story

    Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

    Joseph M. Abrams Jr., 38, no fixed address, faces 40 felony and misdemeanor sex-related charges stemming from the alleged abuse of the girl, abuse police said occurred in the city, South Fork in Cambria County, and Moon Township in Allegheny County, where Abrams was stationed in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

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  8. Ross debate turns contentiousRead the original story

    Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

    Blair County President Judge Jolene G. Kopriva began wrestling Monday afternoon with the hotly contested issue over whether Paul Aaron Ross will face the death penalty in his retrial for the murder of a Hollidaysburg woman a decade ago.

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  9. 'Sovereign citizen' found mentally incompetent after driving with phony license plateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Raw Story

    ... Maryland attorneys general declaring himself to be a "trust" and a "traveler" on the highways. He was jailed in Blair County after refusing to sign court papers, and his attorney said Detwiler went on a hunger strike there and was then sent to ...

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  10. Judge releases 'sovereign citizen'Read the original story

    Sunday | Altoona Mirror

    A Roaring Spring man who contends he is not subject to Pennsylvania's traffic laws was released from custody Friday by Blair County Judge Daniel J. Milliron after the judge made it clear he rejects the man's "sovereign citizen defense."

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  11. Storm causes several outagesRead the original story

    Sunday | Altoona Mirror

    ... Other smaller outages, between 20 and 100 people, also occurred in Claysburg and other parts of southern Blair County, according to Penelec. The southern part of Blair County and parts of Huntingdon County were under a severe storm warning from the ...

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  12. Sun Air's plan to Pittsburgh offers hope for future passenger flightsRead the original story

    Sunday | Altoona Mirror

    The success of a new airline introducing flights to Pittsburgh in October will be a key factor in determining the future of passenger flight service at the Altoona-Blair County Airport.

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  13. Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Mifflin CountyRead the original story

    Sunday | Lewistown Sentinel

    Wind gusts up to 60 mph are expected and could produce damage. Wind from this storm has already produced damage in Blair County.

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  14. Gym dandyRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 26 | Altoona Mirror

    For most of the past three decades, the Gemini Gymnastics facility in Greenwood provided the only real outlet for aspiring young gymnasts in the immediate Blair County area.

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  15. History plays big role at African-American Heritage FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 26 | Altoona Mirror

    ... to comic books from the modern era. The event, which is coordinated by the African-American Heritage Project of Blair County, brings people together for a day of food, performances and shopping. Performers spanned a wide variety of acts. A praise ...

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  16. Lapse of memory can be deadly for kids in hots carsRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 26 | Altoona Mirror

    ... in cases like that, said Sherry Turchetta, community educator for UPMC Altoona and coordinator for Safe Kids Blair County. A parent might never forget the child is out in the parking lot in the car, which is getting hot. But even when the parent is ...

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  17. Group seeks changes to justice systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 25 | Altoona Mirror

    A group that wants to change the way the Blair County Court system addresses drug addiction, mental health and other issues distributed flyers outside the courthouse just prior to the start of criminal court proceedings on Friday. 1 comment

  18. Slow donations could close Cove parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 25 | Altoona Mirror

    ... been operated as a nonprofit, owned officially by the people of Morrisons Cove. Unlike similar parks in most of Blair County, it isn't municipally controlled and receives no direct taxpayer money. Park officials can charge for access to the swimming ...

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  19. Convicted dealer wants sentence cutRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 24 | Altoona Mirror

    ... in half because of a recent court decision declaring Pennsylvania's mandatory sentencing laws unconstitutional. Blair County judges by a 4-2 vote in May decided that mandatory sentences would no longer be imposed locally pending the outcome of ...

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  20. Pair arrested after mall gunshotRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 23 | Altoona Mirror

    ... cleared shoppers and employees from the store. State police and officers from Altoona, Logan Township and the Blair County Sheriff's Office, some wearing body armor and wielding riot shields and assault rifles, gathered and searched the store while ...

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