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Court upholds sentence in crash

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A state Superior Court panel has affirmed a sentence of 8.5- to 17-years incarceration for Trenton Ross Bilak of Everett who was driving an ATV in 2017 that crashed into a pair of deer, ejecting and killing an 18-year-old passenger. In a recent ruling, the panel found no ...

Sentencings

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The following sentencings were filed in Blair County Court. Although some cases may be more than a year old, the Mirror publishes them in the interest of complete reporting. The following defendants pleaded guilty to charges listed and were sentenced as shown: Teia K. Massaro, 20, 4909 ...

Roadwork

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State College I-99 project update issued PennDOT has announced that a long-term lane closure of the northbound right travel lane will be in effect near the Atherton Street exit beginning at 9 a.m. Monday. The closure will remain in effect until work is completed on Wednesday. There also ...

Motions filed in homicide case

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CLEARFIELD — Defense attorneys for a man charged in the brutal murder of a Clearfield County teen have filed several motions regarding his case. In April 2018, Denny Scott Bailey, 39, of Woodland was charged with the murder of Chase Anderson, 19, whose burned body was recovered in a remote ...

House spars over cash cuts

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Local lawmakers voted Wednesday to eliminate the state’s General Assistance program, which directs some $54 million a year in cash payments to Pennsylvania residents. The program, long a target of GOP officials, covers those who don’t qualify for the federal program called Temporary ...

Bedford County volunteers helped build structure

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Getting on a swing and riding back and forth with the ground getting farther away and then coming back is one of the most exciting things for a child to do. Climbing a swing set and cruising down a slide are two other activities that a child relishes in. These pastimes now are possible for a ...

Marriage licenses

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Blair County Elmer C. Beere and Farrah R. Fogal, both of Duncansville. Nicholas R. Stoltz, Duncansville, and Audbrey N. Forlina, Claysburg. Mackenzie A. Kline and Tiffany R. Pheasant, both of Williamsburg. Cody S. Gorsuch and Kristen M. Lantzy, both of Altoona. Michael J. Archey, ...

Divorces

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Blair County MILLS — Ronald W.; Tracy, both of Hollidaysburg. Married June 10, 2011. BURGER — Leigh, Dun-cansville; David P., Hollidays-burg. Married Aug. 31, 2007. GEARHART — Shelby N., Duncansville; Anthony D., Duncansville. Married Sept. 7, 2012. KING — Kevin L., Altoona; ...

Wheels up

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Stunt riders Anriette Balint (left) and Jason Britton of the Jason Britton & Team No Limit Stunt Show perform in the Heritage Plaza parking lot as part of the Pennsylvania Roundhouse Rally on Friday afternoon. The rally concludes today. (Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski)

Fingerprints in Routier case to be tested

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Darlie Kee, the mother of an Altoona woman on death row in Texas for the 1996 stabbing deaths of her two young sons, has fought for years to have authorities run an unidentified bloody fingerprint found at the scene of the killings in hopes of exonerating her daughter. Now after all these ...

Magisterial district judge

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Filed before Martinsburg Magisterial District Judge Andrew L. Blattenberger: Craig V. Koelle Jr., 23, 168 Penndale Ave., Apt. E8, Claysburg, charged by Greenfield Township police with two counts of simple assault, terroristic threats, harassment and unlawful restraint on Penndale Avenue, Nov. ...

Woman accused of taking winnings

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TYRONE — A woman faces charges after allegedly cashing in on someone elses’ lottery winnings. Karlene Eckley, 62, of 234 Spring Alley waived theft-related charges Tuesday in Tyrone District Court and is accused of stealing a winning ticket from a man she knew earlier this year, according ...

AWA taking over Bellmeade water system

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The Altoona Water Authority is taking over the Bellmeade Civic Association’s water distribution system at the association’s request because the association’s water treatment plant was facing mandatory expensive upgrades — with the possibility that additional upgrades would be required ...

Bedford County Players dedicated to the arts

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BEDFORD — Nearly a year after fire destroyed the Gardner Memorial Theater at Old Bedford Village, the Bedford County Players are marching on. The group lost more than a location that day, as the fire destroyed props, equipment, lighting and audio systems, curtains, furniture, old jewelry ...

Fallentimber woman killed

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MILTON — A Fallen­timber woman was killed in a crash in Turbot Township, North­umber­land County, according to a published report by the Bloomsburg Press Enter­prise. Kathryn A. Malon, 76, of Fallentimber died at Geisinger Medical Center after she lost control of her car on Interstate ...

AWA saving money

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At its meeting in May, the Altoona Water Authority considered refinancing a pair of old bonds, if it could realize a savings of 2 percent after fees — or $588,000 over 21 years. On the suggestion of an official, the authority bumped up the threshold for action to a savings of 3 percent of ...

Food program hours change

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From Mirror staff reports The Wright Place for Kids, 1809 11th St., has adjusted its hours for the Summer Food Service Program. Breakfast will continue to be served from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., but lunch hours have changed. It will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through ...

ISC to remove sediment ‘effectively and efficiently’

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Intergovernmental Storm­­water Committee member Ed Silvetti considers himself environmentally re­sponsible, but he doesn’t want the committee to exceed a state mandate for removing sediment from area streams, because that would place an unnecessary burden on taxpayers, Silvetti told the ...

Osceola Mills man dies in crash

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From Mirror staff reports An Osceola Mills man died in a one-vehicle crash at 5:15 p.m. Friday, state police at Clearfield said. Matthew Wade McGarry, 25, was killed on Drane High­way in Boggs Town­ship, police said. Police said McGarry was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee at a high rate of ...

Osceola Mills man faces charges

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CLEARFIELD — An Osceola Mills man is facing felony charges for allegedly possessing a variety of drugs and running from police. Chase Craig Conway, 28, was charged by state police with felony counts of manufacture, delivery and possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled ...