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  1. Judge sends city woman to court for mom's deathRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    ... on Stephenson's state of mind or that of Elias, saying that anything at this point would be speculation. Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio said Wednesday that no decision has been made as to whether his office would seek the death ...

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  2. Nason closer to takeover by LifePointRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    ... facility, Nason would begin paying property taxes to Roaring Spring Borough, Spring Cove School District and Blair County - a possible boon for the small community's government. Hutcheson said the amount of tax revenue Nason would generate hasn't ...

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  3. Earth Matters: Christmas trees have been holiday tradition for centuriesRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    ... Live trees, by contrast, are composted in 4,000 communities, including a number (listed below) here in Blair County. Oregon, with its exceptional evergreen tree climate, sells 6.5 million trees a year. Pennsylvania ranks fourth in tree production, ...

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  4. Police: Suspect shot mom two timesRead the original story

    Wednesday | Altoona Mirror

    ... District Judge Todd Kelly at Central Court. Kelly found there is enough evidence to send the case on to Blair County Court after prosecutors Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio and Assistant District Attorney Derek Elensky put three ...

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  5. BriefcaseRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Altoona Mirror

    ... is an offering of Tyrone Regional Health Network. It was developed and is co-sponsored by the Northern Blair County Recreation Center and the Tyrone Fitness and Wellness Center. Northern Blair businesses that signup for the challenge offer their ...

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  6. Baez's brother returning to NYRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Altoona Mirror

    The 14-year-old juvenile who threatened a Blair County prosecutor at the conclusion of his brother's recent murder trial will be allowed to return to New York, despite the objection of prosecutors. Centre County Judge David E. Grine decided Tuesday that the younger brother of Hugo Baez will be on indefinite probation and barred from returning to Pennsylvania while on probation.

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  7. Cross KeysRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | Altoona Mirror

    ... is currently 8.25 mills, the equivalent of the 11 mill levy imposed in 2003, then recalculated in 2010 when Blair County began taxing 100 percent of a property's assessed value instead of 75 percent. Allegheny Township's budget is also supported ...

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  8. Sarah Jane Long IrvinRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Altoona Mirror

    ... served on the church council. She was a homemaker and was very devoted to her family. Sarah was chairman of the Blair County Dairy Promotion for 15 years and a member of the committee for 25 years. She had served as coordinator of the Pennsylvania ...

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  9. Debit card theft expandsRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 14 | Altoona Mirror

    A Roaring Spring man has become the latest victim in the debit card data theft reported in Blair County and other areas. The 29-year-old man's debit card information was used Thursday and Friday to make five separate purchases totaling $434, state police at Hollidaysburg said Sunday.

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  10. Law enforcement workers take part in crisis trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Altoona Mirror

    ... These were not major law enforcement events, but they involved local residents in crisis, suffering from what Blair County Sheriff Mitchell Cooper characterized as psychological issues, emotional trauma or mental disabilities. Mirror photo by J.D. ...

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  11. Regis Harry Nale Sr.Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Altoona Mirror

    ... spent 20 years ringing the Christmas bell and collecting donations for the organization. Regis served as the Blair County residential chairman for the Cancer Society, was on the Board of Directors of Blair County Senior Services and was a VITA ...

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  12. A testing traditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | The Times Leader

    The bar code on sample vial and the corresponding ear tag is scanned and recorded so information on where each sampled deer was harvested can be sent with the sample to be tested for CWD. The bar code on sample vial and the corresponding ear tag is scanned and recorded so information on where each sampled deer was harvested can be sent with the sample to be tested for CWD.

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  13. Betty L. ChurchRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Altoona Mirror

    ... of Second Avenue United Methodist Church and was a volunteer at Adult Center for Exceptional Learning and Blair County Special Olympics. She was Outstanding Volunteer of 2005 for Special Olympics. At the request of the deceased, there will be no ...

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  14. Gun donation to aid Tyrone police officersRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | Altoona Mirror

    ... between the Tyrone Events and Promotions, a committee of the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Northern Blair County Recreation Center. "Our goal was to purchase guns for as many officers as we could so the Tyrone police could carry ...

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  15. Transportation funding to see boostRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Altoona Mirror

    PennDOT is expecting a 42 percent increase in Blair County funding as a result of a major transportation bill approved last summer, District 9, Executive Thomas Prestash told members of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club on Thursday. "We are planning $2.3 billion in projects over a five-year period," Prestash said.

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  16. Man wants video suppressedRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Altoona Mirror

    An Altoona man who contends he had a right to take a cellphone video of the Blair County Prothonotary's Office on July 3 has asked that evidence against him - his own video - be suppressed. Employees in the office did not know that Justin Weible, 34, was recording while he was talking to them while standing at a counter.

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  17. Bomb suspect sorry about 'hobby' before sentencingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Deseret News

    This undated photo provide by the Blair County Prison shows eighteen-year-old Vladislav Miftakhov. Miftakhov, a Pennsylvania college student from Russia, was arrested Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 and charged with building a suspected bomb.

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  18. Safe Kids Blair County Offers Safety TipsRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | GantDaily.com

    To help ensure your children have fun and stay safe this holiday season, Sherry Turchetta, UPMC Altoona community education specialist and coordinator of Safe Kids Blair County, offers the following tips: Decorate with children in mind. For the Christmas tree, move breakable ornaments or those with metal hooks to the top of the tree.

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  19. General Cable plant cutting about 160 jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Altoona Mirror

    ... plant would be shut down, the news could have been worse, said Martin J. Marasco, president and CEO of Altoona-Blair County Development Corp. "It is better than what we anticipated. We are not losing 210 jobs. We would like to see all jobs remain, ...

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  20. Man faces jail time after affair with girl, 15Read the original story

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Altoona Mirror

    A 29-year-old man will spend time in the Blair County Prison because he had a brief affair with an underage teenager 15 months ago. Michael J. Vaughn Jr., who lived on the 1500 block of 18th Avenue when arrested in February, was to go on trial today for sexual offenses involving a 15-year-old girl.

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