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Blair County Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc. to Charles D. Henzler and Cathy J. Berger, 537 Sourwood Drive, Martinsburg, $267,500. Michael L. and Diane L. Selfridge to Paul A. and Mollie L. Bradford, property in Allegheny Township, $317,000. Vance Lyle Seagle to Jeremy J. and Anna Marie ...

Altoona-Blair County Airport — Ridership improves; subsidy at risk

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MARTINSBURG — The Altoona-Blair County Airport’s passenger numbers have increased steadily this summer and very few flights are being canceled. But without more passengers, the airport remains at risk of losing its Essential Air Service subsidy that helps sustain daily passenger flights to ...

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 by ...

Magisterial District Judges

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Filed before Hollidaysburg Magisterial District Judge Paula M. Aigner: Charges waived to court Jan. 8 – Feb. 26: Justin M. Stern, 27, 465 Cabin Lane, Hollidaysburg, charged by Blair Township police with DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia and one summary traffic violation on the 400 ...

Corrections officer accused of relationship with inmate

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HOUTZDALE — A Patton woman has been charged with having sex with a state prison inmate. Crystal Rose Bloom, 54, a corrections officer at the State Correctional Institution at Houtzdale, became a suspect because she was spending an “excessive amount of time interacting alone” with the ...

I blinked and the world changed

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My younger brother lives in Florida, and we speak by phone at least once a week with scattered emails in between. Our conversations used to center on family, work and day-to-day life in general, but lately that has changed. Today, our conversations often start with, “Do you remember?” ...

‘Red flag’ gun plans up for debate

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A string of mass shootings spurred Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration to launch a new anti-gun violence project last week — but not before its announcement was delayed by an hours-long gun battle that left several Philadelphia police officers wounded. Another round of public killings — one ...

Divorces

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Blair County FARINO — Patricia S., Altoona; Frank R., Somerset. Married July 24, 1992. KENNEDY — Jarred W., Hollidaysburg; Lindsay M., Altoona. Married May 15, 2018. GRADOS — Kelsey L. (Bender), Hollidaysburg; Matthew L., Salix. Married Aug. 2, 2018. WARNER — Tiffany, Tyrone; ...

Marriage licenses

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Blair County David A. Bartlebaugh and Lori L. Wilt, both of Hollidaysburg. Matthew W. Trexler, Cresson, and Ashley B. Bollinger, Altoona. Charles F. Shuke and Patricia J. Deeters, both of Altoona. Daniel R. Brumaugh and Brianne M. Weymer, both of Duncansville. Brian A. Stewart and Nicole ...

Police: Former teller stole $17K

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TYRONE — A former teller faces charges she stole thousands from a Tyrone bank. Bernadette R. Finochio, 28, of 511 51st St., Altoona, is accused of taking $17,870.50 from Citizens Bank in Tyrone between February and March, money she allegedly then tried to replace by withdrawing thousands ...

Accused arsonist to face trial

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A man accused of burning down a vacant house on his family’s sprawling property in Logan Township will face trial. Michael L. Feather Jr., 41, of 2716 Sixth Ave., appeared before Magisterial District Judge Steven Jackson on Thursday for his preliminary hearing on arson and related charges ...

Ex-pro wrestler aids local woman

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Erin Kelly first met wrestling hall of famer Mick Foley at an Altoona Curve game three years ago, and they began a friendship that has continued ever since. It’s only fitting, then, that Foley will be back for another Curve game Monday night trying to help his friend raise money for a ...

Man accused of assaulting 15-year-old

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CLEARFIELD — A Tyrone man is facing five felony charges for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old girl. Dante Malik Prigg, 22, was charged by state police with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, corruption of minors and ...

Joyce, Ward address Farm Bureau members

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MARTINSBURG — U.S. Rep. John Joyce, R-13th District, told Blair County Farm Bureau members Friday that Congress needs to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. “This would provide a big opportunity for agriculture to expand outside of the U.S. I am a big advocate to bring it to the floor ...

Traffic stop leads to gun charges

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A traffic stop in Allegheny Township has landed two people behind bars after police allegedly found methamphetamine and a gun. Michael R. Bowmaster, 41, of 278 Maple Hollow Road, was taken into custody about 1 a.m. Thursday after he was pulled over on Kuhn Lane in Duncansville and police ...

Altoona man accused of fleeing Logan cop

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Charges of fleeing and eluding are pending against Donald Chesnet Jr., 27, of Altoona. About 1:30 p.m. July 29, a Logan Township police officer on speed enforcement duty pursued Chesnet for traveling north at 56 mph in a zone posted 40 mph on East Pleasant Valley Boulevard. With patrol ...

Police: Woman drove under influence

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Jennifer Streightiff, 37, is charged with driving under the influence. Logan Township police were notified about 8:30 p.m. July 17 of a female falling asleep while driving northbound on Pleasant Valley Boulevard. Police found Streightiff traveling, and an officer saw her fail to use a ...

Growing technology: Gadgets can help farmers prosper

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ROCK SPRINGS — Clad mostly in denim trousers, checkered shirts and cowboy boots, thousands of people meandered through rows of shiny, new tractors, combines and farm gadgets during Penn State Ag Progress Days. About 30 miles northeast of Altoona, gray clouds blanketed the Tuesday morning ...

Magistrate: Boring appeal not timely

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A federal magistrate in Pittsburgh has recommended that an appeal by a former Tyrone man serving life without parole for first-degree murder be dismissed because it was not filed on a timely basis. The recommendation in the case involving Robert Charles Boring, 66, was handed down earlier ...