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Police: Couple drew guns on each other

A Hollidaysburg man faces charges after a fight with his wife where both pulled guns on one another, according to police. Joshua Moyer, 30, of 118 Jones St., is charged with felony strangulation and several misdemeanor charges including simple assault and recklessly endangering another ...

Township declines to help developer

The Logan Township supervisors on Thursday declined to help a developer pay the unexpected cost of replacing a section of township-owned culvert, as part of a project to construct a Dollar General store in Greenwood. Instead of just extending the culvert pipe, GBT Realty Corp. of Nashville ...

Candidate forum spurs debate

Blair County Republican committee member and Altoona Area School Board Vice President Sharon Bream said she opposed Superintendent Charles Prijatelj’s planning of a candidates’ forum moderated by a TV station for the May 16 primary election. Meanwhile, through her membership in the Blair ...

PAC targeting local school board races

As the May 16 municipal primary election nears, the politics of school board races are being fueled by a mailing from a political action committee used by Republican Hollidaysburg Area School Board member Lois Kaneshiki called “Taxpayers Unite! Blair County.” The six-page letter that was ...

McClure criticizes county’s decision

Sam McClure may have lost his battle to claim the title of sheriff in Blair County, but he said Thursday he owes it to the voters to continue what he says is still a strong campaign to earn the position through votes on Election Day. McClure spoke out about his firing April 5 by Blair ...

Slain trooper’s sons attend Frein hearing

MILFORD — With his victim’s two young sons in court for the first time, a gunman who shot and killed a Pennsylvania trooper was formally sentenced to death Thursday, one day after a jury determined he should receive a lethal injection for the ambush at a state police barracks. Eric Frein ...

Police: Man unhinged door to steal speakers

A city man is behind bars after police say he removed the hinges from a door to steal from his neighbor’s adjoining apartment. Michael W. Steele, 37, of 1716 Sixth Ave., second floor, Apt. 1, is accused of stealing a $400 Sony surround-sound system from his neighbor’s apartment Wednesday ...

Huntingdon County bridge to be replaced

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Construction for the Route 1019 — East Branch Road — bridge, spanning Standing Stone Creek in Miller Township, Huntingdon County, is scheduled to begin as part of PennDOT’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement of this bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from ...

Garver Memorial YMCA to host Healthy Kids Day

ROARING SPRING — The Garver Memorial YMCA will hold its annual Healthy Kids Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The event is the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families and is designed to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. ...

Trooper killer sentenced to death

MILFORD — A bell tolled the fate of a gunman after a jury on Wednesday condemned him to die for shooting two Pennsylvania troopers at their barracks in a late-night ambush, killing one and leaving a second with devastating injuries. Eric Frein, 33, was sentenced by a jury to death by lethal ...

Some call center workers lose jobs

Of the 120 workers laid off in December from Altoona’s unemployment call center, about 100 are set to return to work next month while the remainder will lose their jobs, a union representative confirmed Wednesday. One hundred workers at the call center, which processes unemployed ...

Antis Twp. political signs disappearing

BELLWOOD — Police have been contacted about missing campaign signs in Antis Township only a few weeks before a contested primary election that has three Republican candidates vying for two available seats. On his Antis Township farm Tuesday morning, Supervisor Robert Smith, who is seeking ...

Child endangerment suspect going to trial

Charges against a city man who allegedly made his son do pushups and hold weights above his head as punishment are headed to Blair County Court. “This is a parenting issue that has been risen to a criminal level,” attorney Shawn Cohen told the court Wednesday during a preliminary hearing ...

Reade authority gives $5,000 toward firetruck

BLANDBURG — Reade Township volunteer firefighters may soon have new wheels, as company officials confirmed last week they are purchasing a truck to replace an outdated vehicle. Reade Volunteer Fire Company Deputy Chief Randy Wilson spoke at a Reade Township Municipal Authority meeting to ...

City Council upholds decision to reject flagpole proposal

The Llyswen man who has been jousting with city officials over his proposal to replace a large tree with a flagpole and a sapling on a median near his home tried again — unsuccessfully — for approval at a recent City Council meeting. Daniel Stuckey told council he has received “a ton” ...

Locals join science march

Area residents joined thousands Saturday in Washington, D.C., to urge Congress to protect scientific agencies from funding cuts proposed by President Donald Trump. Barb Tessin of Hollidays­burg compared Trump’s proposed budget to a machete, ready to slice through agencies including the ...

Inmate telephone provider to change

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County will change its inmate telephone provider by the end of June. Because the county’s current contract with GTL of Reston, Va., is due to expire, a committee appointed by the Blair County Prison Board was authorized to research available ...

Rt. 36 project to begin in Bedford County

HOLLIDAYSBURG – Work will begin Monday on the Route 36 Corridor Improvement Project in South Woodbury Township, Bedford County. The contractor, Cottle’s Asphalt Maintenance Inc. of Everett, will begin daylight flagging operations Monday to allow installation of drainage pipe along Route ...