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Bankruptcies

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The following people have made filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Pittsburgh. Chapter 7 involves selling assets to pay debts. Chapter 13 is a plan to pay debts using income. Chapter 11 involves reorganization to pay off debt. The information is from the Pittsburgh Legal Journal. Filings ...

Video prompts internal police probe

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A video of a state trooper taking an Altoona runaway teen into custody has led to an internal state police investigation. The minute-long video, posted by the father of a 14-year-old Altoona boy, shows troopers taking the teenager into custody and appears to show a trooper grab a hold of and ...

Moreno’s charges bound for trial

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A city man accused of an attempted sexual assault of a 13-year-old boy will face trial. Magisterial District Judge Daniel DeAntonio found Altoona police have enough evidence against 23-year-old Bernardo Moreno to send multiple charges, including attempted rape, attempted involuntary deviate ...

Locals ‘Brave the Shave’ to fight cancer

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Things got a little hairy as this year’s Relay For Life wound down at Mansion Park on Saturday. About four dozen people decided to “Brave the Shave” to raise more than a thousand dollars for the American Cancer Society as well as to try to break the Guinness World Record for most heads ...

Duncansville man’s appeal heads to Superior Court

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An appeal by a 53-year-old Duncansville man who is serving a state prison term for the aggravated indecent assault of two children will now be heard by the Pennsylvania Superior Court, which a month ago sent the case back to Blair County for clarification. Steven Lee Mowery is attempting to ...

Nehemiah Project to hold open house

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The Nehemiah Project will hold an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 15 at the former Wright Elementary School, 1800 11th St. It will feature a cookout with hot dogs and hamburgers, activities for children, including a bounce house, and tours of the building followed by question and ...

Huntingdon county man to go to prison

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Huntingdon County man will spend one to two years in a state prison in connection with a March vehicle crash in Logan Township where he tried to flee police. William Lee Myers, 22, of Robertsdale will be credited for time served since he was arrested March 3. His ...

Man allegedly enters Duncansville home

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CLEARFIELD – A Duncansville man is facing charges for allegedly breaking into a residence and striking a man. Andrew James Martin, 34, was charged with burglary, three counts of simple assault, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal mischief, defiant trespass and harassment by state ...

Olanta man to face trial

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CLEARFIELD – A man will stand trial for assaulting a state trooper and fleeing after a traffic stop. Dale Edward Shaffer, 35, of Olanta was charged with aggravated assault, disarming a law enforcement officer, two counts of endangering the welfare of children, simple assault, fleeing or ...

Relay for Life spreads hope

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If he’s among others and emotion gets the best of him, Larry Harker says he got dirt in his eyes to cover for his manhood. At the annual Relay for Life ceremonies at Mansion Park on Friday evening, Harker got dirt in his eyes when 17-year-old event ambassador Timothy Boyles spoke of his ...

Blair County jury finds Stehley guilty

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County jury took a little more than two hours Thursday to render two guilty verdicts on gun law violations filed against an Altoona man found unconscious at the site of 2015 fiery vehicle crash, with a loaded handgun nearby. Troy S. Stehley, 39, convicted of illegal ...

Pardons giving offenders second chances, ‘do overs’

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — While under the influence of alcohol, Michael Suckling became a convicted felon when he attempted burglary “with the wrong crowd” 13 years ago. The 32-year-old Hollidaysburg resident, who battled alcoholism, faced charges for conspiring to a burglary and intends to apply ...

Police arrest man for scissors attack

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An evening of backyard drinking turned violent Wednesday on Sixth Avenue, according to Altoona police. It started Wednesday evening when 27-year-old Jeffrey S. Good II dropped by an apartment building on the 3600 block of Sixth Avenue with a fifth of peach vodka, which he offered to share with ...

Man facing charges for arson in Bedford

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A Fayette County man faces numerous arson and related charges after admitting to setting a structure at 716 Preston St. in Bedford on fire nearly two years ago. Aaron Diehl, 22, an inmate at the State Correctional Institution at Fayette, has been charged with 50 counts of arson, one count of ...

Man facing charges for arson in Bedford

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A Fayette County man faces numerous arson and related charges after admitting to setting a structure at 716 Preston St. in Bedford on fire nearly two years ago. Aaron Diehl, 22, an inmate at the State Correctional Institution at Fayette, has been charged with 50 counts of arson, one count of ...

Antis bridge work to start

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BELLWOOD — A bridge replacement project is to begin Monday in Antis Township, according to PennDOT. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said workers are to begin work on on a bridge along Route 4025, also known as Grazierville Road. The project will include the removal of existing ...

Southern Airways inks deal with American

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MARTINSBURG — Southern Airways, the airline providing daily passenger service at the Altoona-Blair County Airport, has set up an interline agreement with American Airlines to improve ticket booking and baggage checking services. The agreement creates a single check-in point at the local ...

Altoona tech firm opens NC office

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PS Solutions of Altoona and Pittsburgh is opening a Wilmington, N.C., office, bringing software development solutions to companies in the Carolinas that are hitting technology roadblocks. PS Solutions offers a staff of software and project management professionals and serves major ...