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FILE - In this July 19, 2006 file photo, Anthony Porter, who served more than 16 years in prison after being convicted of murder in 1982 and was later released in 1999 after another man confessed to the crime, speaks at a news conference in Chicago. On Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, a Cook County judge ordered the release of Alstory Simon, whose confession helped free Porter from death row. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
Inmate freed in landmark Illinois casePrisoner whose confession helped free death row inmate in 1999 is freed after recanting
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FILE - Charles Rankin, lawyer for former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, stands before Judge Jeffrey Locke during a hearing at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, in this Oct. 21, 2014 file photo.  The lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez are set to go before a judge Thursday Oct. 30, 2014 to argue that his trial in the 2013 killing of a semiprofessional football player should be moved because of intense pretrial media coverage. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool, File)
Hernandez lawyers argue for murder trial moveLawyers for ex-Patriot Hernandez argue for moving murder trial, citing 'poisoned' jury pool
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New York City police commissioner Bill Bratton, left, speaks while mayor Bill de Blasio listens during a news conference in New York, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. The NYC Marathon will be run on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Bratton: No credible threats against NYC MarathonPolice Commissioner William Bratton: No credible threats against New York City Marathon
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Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom talks to the media Thursday Oct. 30, 2014,  at the government building Rosenbad, in Stockholm, after Sweden's new government officially recognized a Palestinian state. Wallstrom said the Scandinavian country had decided on the move because the criteria of international law required for such recognition had been fulfilled, "There is a territory, a people and government," she told reporters in Stockholm. (AP Photo/Annika af Klercker) SWEDEN OUT
Israel recalls ambassador to SwedenIsrael recalls ambassador to Sweden after Stockholm recognizes Palestinian state
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Mark Wingard, lead investigator with the Chemical Safety Board, (CSB), speaks during a news conference at which the board released the results of a review of three fires stemming from science demonstrations during the last two months, in Denver, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. According to a recommendation from the federal board charged with investigating such accident, science teachers need more safety training before running dazzling chemical experiments that can result in dangerous flash fires. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Report: Dangerous lab fires show lack of trainingReport: Lab flash fires that injured students marked by lack of training, too much methanol
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Vatican: Tourists harming Sistine Chapel frescoesVatican: Sistine Chapel frescoes turning white from tourists' carbon dioxide, humidity
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Maynard family shows Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old terminally ill woman who plans to take her own life under Oregon’s death with dignity law. Maynard has fulfilled a wish on her bucket list when she visited the Grand Canyon with her family last week. (AP Photo/Maynard Family, FILE)
Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her lifeTerminally ill woman says in video she feels better, may postpone date she plans to take life
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9 Niger security forces killed in militant attacks9 Niger security forces killed in simultaneous attacks on prison, refugee camp, patrol
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FILE - In this file photo taken Monday, July 28, 2014, a motorist passes by a flag of the Islamic State group at the entrance of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, Iraq. The Islamic state group has accelerated killings of former policemen and army officers, apparently fearing they might join a potential internal Sunni uprising against its rule. Such killings, including the deadly attack on police Col. Mohammed Hassan and his son in mid October, have accelerated in recent days, as the extremists' opponents - Kurdish fighters and Shiite militias, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes - have made some gains, taking back several towns that the militants had overrun. (AP Photo, File)
Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-policeIslamic State group kills dozens of former Iraqi police, trying to eliminate threat to rule
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  • Commissioners Support PA Foreign Trade Zone Corp.

    At Tuesday's regular meeting, the Clearfield County Commissioners voted in favor of supporting the Pennsylvania Foreign Trade Zone Corp. in a letter to the Cambria County Economic Development Authority. Commissioner John A. Sobel, chair, announced that the commissioners had recently learned about a Foreign Trade Zone developing among counties to the south and east of Clearfield. GantDaily.com, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 05:36 AM
  • Special needs beauty pageant to be held Saturday

    Angela Ebersole of Claysburg, who launched a pageant for special-needs women last year, never dreamed that when she and her husband pulled over to help a woman by the side of the road that they would meet a young woman who's wanted to be in a pageant for years. Courtesy photo Jessica Shimko , shown with her mother Diana, will participate in the "Beautiful You" pageant on Saturday in Altoona. Altoona Mirror, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 01:56 AM
  • Stray animals find shelter with police

    A Hollidaysburg Borough police officer receives a call about a lost dog, an older black and gray mutt found wandering outside the post office, drinking from puddles. The officer takes the dog - friendly, well-fed with a collar but no tags - and places him in a cell until a Humane Society worker can arrive. Altoona Mirror, Tue, Oct 28 2014 @ 12:00 AM
  • Prison guard recognized for saving inmate

    Ralph Hansen of Ebensburg, a 14-year correctional officer at the prison, said he was relieving another guard on duty on Oct. 6 when an inmate called him over. Mirror staff photo Cambria County Prison guard Ralph Hansen of Ebensburg was recognized by county commissioners for saving the life of a choking inmate earlier this month. Altoona Mirror, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 12:58 AM
  • $8M for 88 victims of abuse by Franciscan friar

    Eighty-eight former students who were sexually molested by a Franciscan friar who worked as an athletic trainer at a Catholic high school have settled their legal claims for $8 million, according to two attorneys who represent more than half the victims. Altoona attorney Richard Serbin represents 13 ex-students from the former Bishop McCort High School in Johnstown, and Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian represents 33. The students said they were abused by Brother Stephen Baker, who worked at the school, 60 miles east of Pittsburgh, from 1992 to 2001. Evening Sun, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 07:45 PM
  • Conemaugh plans Ebola drill Tuesday

    A Cambria County health system plans an Ebola preparedness drill Tuesday, which includes erection of a decontamination tent outside its Johnstown hospital. Business Journal, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 09:46 AM
  • Conemaugh plans Ebola drill Tuesday

    A Cambria County health system plans an Ebola preparedness drill Tuesday, which includes erection of a decontamination tent outside its Johnstown hospital. "We will be talking our way through an actual event," said Dr. Harold Ashcraft , director of infection prevention at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. Business Journal, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 02:10 PM
  • Sentencing in car wash parking lot slaying delayed

    Sentencing has been delayed for a man convicted in the stabbing death of his estranged girlfriend at a western Pennsylvania car wash a year ago. The Tribune-Democrat reports that a Cambria County court agreed to a defense request to put off sentencing for 22-year-old Demetrius Gibson of Johnstown to allow resolution of drug charges. ABC 27, Sat, Oct 18 2014 @ 03:00 AM
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