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A jogger passes a statue of Arthur Fiedler on the Esplanade in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. A winter storm warning covering Boston and Hartford, Connecticut was in effect through 7 p.m. as the National Weather Service said to expect 4 to 8 inches of wet snow to fall by the time the storm moves out. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Northeast braces for massive snowstormBlizzard-like conditions possible in Northeast's next storm on heels of weekend snowfall
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This undated photo made available by Oxitec shows a genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquito in their U.K. lab. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering releasing the non-biting male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes modified by Oxitec to pass along a birth defect to their progeny, thus killing off the next generation of the mosquitoes that can carry dengue and chikungunya. The FDA is planning to release the mosquitos in a neighborhood of 444 homes near Key West, Fla. (AP Photo/Oxitec, Derric Nimmo)
Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida KeysFDA mulls releasing genetically modified mosquitoes to fight growing threat of viral diseases
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U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria James Entwistle, centre left walks with US Secretary of State John Kerry, centre and unidentified Nigerian government officials upon Kerry's arrival, in Lagos, Nigeria, Sunday,  Jan. 25, 2015. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's plan to stop in Nigeria for meetings with the two leading candidates in the upcoming presidential election signals deep U.S. concerns about pos telection violence in a country already devastated by an al-Qaida-linked insurgency. (AP Photo/Akintunde Akinleye, Pool)
Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violenceKerry in Nigeria met with main presidential candidates, condemned Boko Haram violence
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Houthi Shiite fighters wearing an army uniform ride on a pickup vehicle as they patrol a street during a demonstration to show support for their comrades in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Thousands of protesters demonstrated Friday across Yemen, some supporting the Shiite rebels who seized the capital and others demanding the country's south secede after the nation's president and Cabinet resigned. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
Senators: More US special ops troops may be needed in YemenShould US send troops to Yemen? Senators suggest more special ops could be needed in hot spots
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A Houthi Shiite fighter wearing an army uniform chants slogans during a demonstration to show support for his comrades in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Thousands of protesters demonstrated Friday across Yemen, some supporting the Shiite rebels who seized the capital and others demanding the country's south secede after the nation's president and Cabinet resigned. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
Obama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affectedObama says US continues to pursue terrorist targets inside Yemen despite political vacuum
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People react as they watch the exit poll results at the election kiosk of left-wing Syriza party in Athens, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Greece voted Sunday in an early general election that could alter the course of the country's battle against crippling debts, with a radical left party favored to win by promising to rewrite the terms of its international bailout. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Greece: Govt official admits electoral defeat by SyrizaGreek election: Senior conservative party official admits defeat, saying: 'we lost'
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A woman lights a candle on Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 for the victims of a rocket attack on the coastal city of Mariupol. Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. The Ukrainian president called the blitz a terrorist attack and NATO and the U.S. demanded that Russia stop supporting the rebels. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)
Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30Ukraine says intercepted communications prove Russian-backed rebels attacked city, killed 30
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In this photo provided by Lucasfilm Ltd., Marianne (voice of Evan Rachel Wood) is serenaded by Roland (voice of Sam Palladio) in “Strange Magic” a madcap fairy tale from Lucasfilm, Ltd. The film, released by Touchstone Pictures, hits theaters on Jan. 23, 2015.  (AP Photo/Copyright Strange Magic & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.)
'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office over 'Boy Next Door,' 'Mortdecai'
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People who have Swiss franc loans stand, along with their children, during a protest outside the parliament building in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015.  More than 1,000 people have protested against increasing repayments for Swiss franc loans mostly contracted during the economic boom of the mid-2000's because they had a lower interest rate. Protesters blame the banks for offering deceptively cheap loans and call on the government to intervene and support the about 75.000 people, according to Romanian National Bank statistics, who have Swiss franc loans.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Romanians protest Swiss franc loans repaymentsRomanians protest repayments for Swiss franc loans, blame the banks, urge new laws
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  • Pa. Arson Murder Remains a Mystery a Decade Later

    "She loved shopping, and she told me she had bought me some fish while in the Strip District," Burkett recalled. She died of asphyxiation from toxic smoke and gas and from third-degree burns over 90 percent of her body, the Cambria County coroner's office said at the time. FireHouse.com, Wed, Jan 21 2015 @ 09:31 AM
  • First round of snowfall hits region, more to come this weekend

    City roads were mostly cleared this morning after the city received an overnight belt of snow, but the next few days could bring a few more inches. Pittsburgh could receive up to 6 inches by the end of Monday, and farther east, up to 9 inches of snow is expected to be dumped on the Laurel Highlands between Friday night and Monday, forecasters say. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sat, Jan 24 2015 @ 10:18 AM
  • Old Cambria County Jail to become microbrewery

    But that all could change as plans move forward to develop the old Cambria County Jail in Ebensburg into a tavern and microbrewery. The Cambria County commissioners broke the news at an evening meeting Thursday when they voted to terminate a 100-year lease between the county and its historical society. Altoona Mirror, Sun, Jan 25 2015 @ 12:40 AM
  • Storm brings mix of sleet, snow and rain to Northeast

    Residents of several major Northeast cities are experiencing a fast-moving coastal storm that is bringing a mix of sleet, rain and snow to areas along the busy Interstate 95 corridor this weekend. The snow that began falling in southeastern Pennsylvania and West Virginia late Friday had become rain and sleet in some areas by early Saturday, and the National Weather Service said Washington, D.C., Delaware and most of Maryland had rain. Evening Sun, Sat, Jan 24 2015 @ 03:32 AM
  • Victim's family pleads for leniency

    A Windber man was sentenced Thursday to 18 months of direct supervision, including two months of house arrest, for the December 2013 shooting death of a friend. Matthew Scott Nadolsky, 30, pleaded guilty last month to a state game violation of shooting at another human. Altoona Mirror, Fri, Jan 23 2015 @ 12:00 AM
  • Glendale developer admits oversight

    Glendale Valley Municipal Authority officials said when they learned a developer had neglected to obtain a permit and pay tap-in fees for a home in Glendale Yearound, they worked quickly to correct the problem. Glendale Corp. President Bill Barnhart admitted at a November Glendale authority meeting that he didn't obtain permits for a home at 133 Red Squirrel Lane. Altoona Mirror, Tue, Jan 20 2015 @ 01:56 AM
  • Attempted homicide charges filed against former SCI-CT inmate

    Attempted criminal homicide charges have been filed against a former inmate at SCI-Coal Township who allegedly sliced a correctional officer's neck with a razor-like weapon last August. William Amos Cramer, 23, who is serving a life sentence for murdering his cellmate in Cambria County Prison in August 2012, now faces charges of criminal attempt to commit homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, assault by a life prisoner, possessing instruments of crime and possessing an offensive weapon relating to an Aug. 31 assault of Correctional Officer Francisco Charriez in the east yard at SCI-Coal Township. The News Item, Tue, Jan 13 2015 @ 04:38 AM
  • Sheetz donating $5,000 to War Memorial Arena

    Sheetz officials will present the check to Cambria County Commissioner Tom Chernisky at the Sheetz located at 524 Centre Drive in Johnstown this afternoon. "The War Memorial project is important to me personally, and the facility is important to the people of Cambria County from recreation, business and historical perspectives," Chernisky said in a statement. Altoona Mirror, Tue, Jan 13 2015 @ 12:58 AM
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