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  1. Sweitzer returns home with - Music Got Me Here'Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    ... progress, they came up with the idea for the show to help the symphony. Kate Shaffer, executive director of the Blair County Arts Foundation, which oversees the Mishler Theatre, described Sweitzer's "Porches'' as "wildly successful.'' She said the ...

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  2. Men linked to murder to be tried togetherRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    Hugo Baez of New York and Brandon Midder of Altoona will be tried together for last year's Halloween night fracas at Choices Nightclub that left one man dead, Blair County Judge Elizabeth Doyle ruled Tuesday. Baez, 21, faces charges of murder in the shooting death of Willie Solomon, 22, while Midder, 24, faces aggravated assault charges against the victim.

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  3. BriefcaseRead the original story

    Tuesday | Altoona Mirror

    ... Penn State Extension, will be the instructor. To register or for more information about the class, contact the Blair County Extension Office at 940-5989. The registration deadline is Sept. 29. The 2014 list of the 100 Best Places to Work in ...

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  4. County considers courthouse restorationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Altoona Mirror

    Blair County commissioners are showing interest in a restoration effort for the second floor of the Courthouse to address decades of patch-and-paint repairs and remodeling work that ignored the structure's original finishings. Conservator John Rita of Altoona presented commissioners Tuesday with research from a yearlong study and suggested a restoration project be pursed in phases stretching over five years.

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  5. Defenders ask to stay Padilla's executionRead the original story

    Tuesday | Altoona Mirror

    ... United Veterans Association on Union Avenue, Fred Rickabaugh, a doorman a the club, and Steven Heiss, a patron. Blair County Senior Judge Hiram A. Carpenter imposed the death penalty on Padilla in 2007, and since then the case has been in various ...

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  6. Popular property tax-elimination bill passes Pa. Senate committeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | PennLive.com

    ... Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati , R-Jefferson County, Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh County, Sen. John Eichelberger, R-Blair County, Sen. John Blake, D-Lackawanna County, and Sen. John Wozniak, D-Cambria County. Speaking before the vote, Blake expressed ...

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  7. Gov. signs Padilla's death warrantRead the original story

    Monday Sep 15 | Altoona Mirror

    Gov. Tom Corbett has signed a death warrant for Miguel A. Padilla for a triple homicide just over nine years ago at the United Veterans Association on Union Avenue. The warrant, signed Monday, sets the execution for Nov. 13, but Blair County First Assistant District Attorney Jackie Bernard said that the death penalty could be delayed again if attorneys for Padilla file another legal action, such as a post-conviction petition or appeal to the U.S. District Court.

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  8. Train hits police cruiser, car in central Pa.Train hits police...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | Press & Sun-Bulletin

    ... following a pursuit in central Pennsylvania over the weekend, but no injuries were reported. State police in Blair County said officers in Tyrone tried to stop a car for speeding on Interstate 99 in Centre County on Saturday evening, but the driver ...

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  9. Train crash follows pursuitRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 14 | Altoona Mirror

    ... It began with trooper Preston Showers posted with radar along the 65-mph southbound lanes of I-99 near the Blair County line. Showers went after him, and Labianca sped up, going down the mountain, weaving through traffic, passing vehicles in a lane ...

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  10. Uncertain forecastRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 14 | Altoona Mirror

    ... College-based National Weather Service Meteorologist Paul Head said. (Mirror file photo by Gary M. Baranec) Blair County Probation Officers Anna Farcus and Brendon Weaver got some help from good samaritans after they got stuck on Union Street in ...

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  11. Board rules Altoona man as a sexually violent predatorRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 14 | Altoona Mirror

    A former Altoona truck driver was classified as a sexually violent predator Thursday after a hearing before Blair County President Judge Jolene G. Kopriva. A psychologist with the Pennsylvania Sexual Offenders Assessment Board said that William Williams II, 38, was suffering from paraphilia or a sexual interest in teenager girls.

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  12. Travelers' victims in Bedford County recount swindlingRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 13 | Altoona Mirror

    ... appears to hail. "They'll either come into Bedford County or stay on the outskirts." They've been identified in Blair County as well, police said, and news reports indicate similar scams take place across the country - even in Florida during the ...

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  13. Predator playgroundRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 13 | Altoona Mirror

    ... son questions and ultimately looked at his Facebook messages, the meeting never occurred. Now Richards is in Blair County Prison on felony charges of luring a child, due to appear Wednesday for a preliminary hearing at Central Court, and police are ...

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  14. Man, 29, accused of molesting girlRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 13 | Altoona Mirror

    A Juniata man is in Blair County Prison after being accused of molesting a young girl over a period of several years. Altoona police took Wayne P. Summers, 29, of 812 N. Sixth St., into custody Friday on charges he sexually assaulted the girl, now 9 years old, between 2011 and 2013, when she was 7 and 8, according to police.

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  15. Nason Hospital may join LifePoint systemRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 13 | Altoona Mirror

    ... into a definitive agreement that would be subject to review by the state Attorney General's Office and the Blair County Court before being finalized, according to a Nason press release. "We look forward to exploring this potential partnership ...

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  16. Nine more accuse man of trying to lure boysRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 13 | Altoona Mirror

    ... a prepubescent boy posed in a sexual manner prompted the agent to stop the search and send the case back to the Blair County District Attorney's Office for an additional search warrant for child pornography, court records show. The case remained in ...

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  17. Get your yard ready for winterRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 13 | Altoona Mirror

    Whether you do it yourself or hire someone to do it for you, it's time to get your yard and garden ready for the cold months ahead, experts said. Start with trimming your yard shorter than you normally would when you cut it for the last time, which should be in late fall, usually around mid-to late November, said Byron Smail, who owns Byron Smail Landscape Contracting in Martinsburg, a small landscaping and snow removal company in southern Blair County.

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  18. Teen rape victim confronts attackerRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 11 | Altoona Mirror

    A teenage girl who was raped by an East Freedom man on at least two occasions when she was much younger confronted him in court Thursday, saying, "I'm not scared anymore." The teenager was given the opportunity to speak by Blair County Judge Timothy M. Sullivan just before he sentenced the defendant, Hansford Allen "Hamp" Dively, 41, of 129 Redman Court, to a state prison term of 10-20 years on two counts of child rape.

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  19. Rite Aid to purchase Kopp DrugRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 11 | Altoona Mirror

    ... includes the purchase of select Kopp Drug locations and pharmacy files. Kopp Drug, which was inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame in 2007, was the oldest drug store in Altoona giving continuous service since its ...

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  20. Township urges council to exercise due diligenceRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 11 | Altoona Mirror

    ... Frontino galvanized the supervisors Thursday around drafting a letter in support of a proposal from the Altoona Blair County Development Corp., an alternative to putting the authority up for lease. Leasing the authority could result in it falling ...

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