ABC 23 News Update 2 7/2/13
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The Altoona Regional Health System is officially now UPMC Altoona.  The Altoona Regional Health System is no longer and it is now UPMC Altoona and is the largest hospital in Blair County.  With this merger comes two hundred and fifty million dollars from UPMC over the next ten years to enhance the Altoona facility.  The recruiting of top doctors is high on the list.  The officials say new signs will be up but other than that the general public will not notice much change in the first six months to a year....

College students here in Pennsylvania are going to shell out hundreds more for student loans.  The interest rate on Federal subsidized Stafford loans doubled Monday from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent.  The White House says the average college student in Pennsylvania will now pay additional one thousand dollars in interest....

More than 200 thousand people will make their way to Gettysburg this week to celebrate the Historical Civil War Battleļæ½s 150th Anniversary.  The Battle of Gettysburg is widely seen as the turning point in the Civil War.