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Caleb James

Veteran Altoona, PA radio personality Caleb James has passed away due to heart failure. He was 58. James (Harv Rairie) most recently hosted mornings at Lightner Communications AC “Mix 94.7” WBRX, prior to stepping down in 2020 due to health issues. Prior to his time at “Mix 94.7,” James hosted...
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Philipsburg, PAabc23.com

Rush Twp Receives Grant Money

The Philipsburg Revitalization Corporation has received two grants to go towards rehabbing a decades old building in downtown Philipsburg. Officials say they were awarded 60 thousand dollars to rehab two apartments in the building along North Front Street. They also received an additional 80 thousand dollars through the state’s Department...
Altoona, PAabc23.com

Altoona Shots Fired Update

An update now to a story we first brought you last week following a shooting involving multiple teenagers in Altoona,. Sarah Metts has the details on where things stand right now after the scheduled first round of preliminary hearings Today. Sarah?. “Don’t think that “hey it’s just a 16-year-old kid”...
Altoona, PAMirror

Charges filed in hit-and-run accident

Police charged an Altoona man on June 17 with aggravated assault by vehicle for a hit-and-run accident that happened in April in which a motorcyclist was severely injured, according to court documents. James E. Beasom, 69, was arraigned Monday by Magisterial District Judge Daniel DeAntonio on charges related to assault,...
Philipsburg, PAClearfield Progress

Full restitution, arrests sought in Cold Stream Dam vandalism spree

PHILIPSBURG — Philipsburg Borough is asking for full restitution from the people who vandalized Cold Stream Dam and Recreation Park recently. At the recent borough meeting, Recreation Committee Chariman Harry Wood started his report on a somber note. “This past week has been bad for Cold Stream,” said Wood. The...
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The Tribune-Democrat

'Not an easy job': Local company ready to tackle tons of Thunder trash

Mike Bellvia, Pro Disposal Inc. owner, expects this year’s Thunder in the Valley to produce more garbage compared to past events. “It’s not an easy job,” he said. Normally, the company, which provides trash removal for the festival, supplies a 40-yard roll-off container for recycling and stages two Par-Kan trucks and two other trucks with compactors, as well as numerous cans to handle the amount of refuse generated by the attendees.
Johnstown, PAabc23.com

Thunder in the Valley 2021

It’s been quiet in Johnstown over the past year as event after event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. This week however you won’t be able to go anywhere without hearing the roar of motorcycles. Thunder in the Valley is back for its 23rd year and hundreds of bikers...
Cambria County, PAwdadradio.com

POLICE SEEK ALTOONA MAN WHO FLED TRAFFIC STOP

An Altoona man remains at large today after fleeing a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon and speeding away on Route 22 from Cambria County into Indiana County. State police say 46-year-old Johnnie Ray Weaver was pulled over for traffic violations along the westbound lane of 22 in Cambria Township. He provided his driver’s license but while speaking with the state trooper, Weaver was found to have a rolled marijuana blunt in his possession, so the trooper asked him to get out of his car. Instead, Weaver closed the door and hit the gas. With the trooper in pursuit, Weaver hit speeds at or above 130 miles per hour, prompting police to terminate the chase. Indiana-based troopers and the state police Aviation Patrol Unit were unable to locate him.
Harrisburg, PACourier-Express

Langerholc unveils alternative to PennDOT's proposed bridge tolling

HARRISBURG — An alternative to proposed bridge tolling by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has been presented by Sen. Wayne Langerholc Jr., chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. Langerholc, a Republican whose 35th District includes part of Clearfield County, unveiled the DRIVE SMART Act earlier this month as a different...
Cairnbrook, PAMirror

Cherry picker

Austin Leipchack, 9, of Cairnbrook reaches for ripe cherries at Ridgetop Orchards, Fishertown, on Wednesday afternoon. Austin and his pap, Rick Ames, were among the hundreds of people who turned out for the orchard’s annual pick-your-own sweet and sour cherries. The orchard opened Tuesday, and will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. while the crop lasts, which is usually just a few days.
Gallitzin, PAThe Tribune-Democrat

Gallitzin historical marker spotlights 1894 court case on religious expression

GALLITZIN – The historical marker unveiled on Wednesday in Gallitzin Tunnels Park commemorates more than a little-known 1894 Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling that allowed Catholic nuns to wear their distinctive religious habits while teaching in public schools, advocates say. That’s because the ruling was rendered moot the following year with...
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