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July 13, 2013

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JOHNSTOWN —

Children’s program features musician

The Cambria County Library Children’s Department will host guest storyteller and hip-hop recording artist Shawn “The Rev” McDowell from 11:15 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the library’s Children’s Storytime Theater.

The program is free and open to the public and is featured as part of the library’s annual Summer Reading Program. No registration is required.

McDowell, a Johnstown native and graduate of Greater Johnstown High School, comes from a gospel music background and now writes and records hip hop/rap music under his own label, Dakota Records.

For more information, visit www.cclsys.org.

Altoona homicide under investigation

Altoona police are investigating a homicide that occurred just after 1 a.m. Saturday on the 100 block of Walnut Avenue in Altoona.

The victim, whose name was not released, died as a result of a shooting, police said.

Anyone with information about the homicide is being asked to call the police.

Assisting in the investigation are the state police, Blair County District Attorney’s Office and the Blair County Coroner’s Office.

Kids with asthma can attend camp

Enrollment has opened for Camp Huff-n-Puff, scheduled Aug. 8-11 at Jumonville Camp and Retreat Center near Uniontown.

The camp for children ages 8 to 13 with asthma is a Breathe Pennsylvania program.

Camp Director Carol Ann Kuczma said Camp Huff-n-Puff allows children to have a summer camp experience while learning lessons and techniques that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.  

Enrollment information is available by calling Breathe Pennsylvania at 800-220-1990 or at www.camp.breathepa.org.

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