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Man arrested after police find drugs, cash in home

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A search of a city home Wednesday allegedly turned up thousands of dollars in cash and heroin. According the Blair County District Attorney’s Office, police arrested 33-year-old Ryan Michael Bare after Altoona police, state attorney general narcotics agents and the Blair County Drug Task ...

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Ex-teacher waives hearing

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A former music teacher accused of grooming and molesting a 14-year-old boy has waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Richard Kuiawa, of 2111 16th Ave., appeared briefly at Central Court on Wednes­day to waive 10 charges, including five felonies, related to the alleged sexual abuse of a ...

Treasurer seeking re-election

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An Ebensburg resident and current treasurer of Cambria County is seeking to retain her seat for the upcoming term. Lisa Kozorosky of Buck Road said she is running as a Democratic candidate and noted the accomplishments the office has made while she’s been treasurer. “I am seeking ...

Zoning board: Stop renting unit

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A ruling on Wednesday by the city Zoning Hearing Board will force a landlord to stop renting to one of two families that occupy her property on the 700 block of Hudson Avenue, in a single-family residential zone. Kathy Stevens-Hatch argued that her having successfully obtained a rental ...

White Bridge use explored

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — The 90-year-old White Bridge in Frankstown Township used to be a shortcut across the Little Juniata River for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists. That ended in April 2013 when Blair County closed the aged structure to all vehicles and in Septem­ber 2014 when pedestrians ...

Three accused of sex with animals set for sentencing

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CLEARFIELD — Three Clearfield County men accused of having regular sex with animals on their farm have all signed plea agreements. Matthew Joseph Brubaker, 33, Terry James Wallace, 41, and Marc Thomas Measni­koff, 35, are each facing more than 1,400 misdemeanor counts of sexual intercourse ...

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HOLLIDAYSBURG HASD to replace fence at stadium The Hollidaysburg Area School Board voted Wednes­day to accept the $278,100 bid of Ventura Construction Services Inc. to replace the fence at Tiger Stadium. The fence replacement is part of the Restore the Roar capital campaign. The bid ...

Briefcase

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CLAYSBURG Blue Knob Resort sets St. Patty’s Spring Fling Blue Knob All Seasons Resort will hold its annual St. Patty’s Spring Fling on Saturday. The event will feature a costume parade at 1 p.m. with a 2019-20 full season pass as the prize for best costume. At 2 p.m. the Pond Skim will ...

Out of time

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Jamaal King watches from the bench as time runs out for the Saint Francis Red Flash in the NEC championship game against the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights on Tuesday night at Saint Francis. FDU won, 85-76, and moves on to the NCAA Tournament while SFU will head to the NIT. Complete coverage ...

Court: Termination of parents’ rights proper

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Nine months ago, the Pennsylvania Superior Court vacated a decision by a Blair County judge to terminate the parental rights of a Blair County mother and father who were having difficulty providing a stable home for four children. The appeals court wanted to know how the children felt about ...

Smartphone app aims to stop suicides

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County leaders have introduced a suicide prevention smartphone app they hope will be used locally and throughout the nation. “Statistics show that our county’s crisis center has over 30,000 contacts every year, which includes mobile crisis, walk-in and phone ...

Traveling exhibit highlights African-Americans’ contributions

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A Luba Tribe headrest from the Congo, South African soil from Soweto, figurines from the Jim Crow era, a 1991 Jet magazine article about Whoopi Goldberg’s Oscar win and books written about black women, including Michelle Obama and Condoleezza Rice, who influenced the political landscape, were ...

Woman wanted by police found hiding in an attic

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Two people face charges after a woman wanted by Blair County sheriff’s deputies was found hiding in a Juniata attic. Michael C. Fuge, 26, was charged with hindering apprehension after he allegedly denied that Kimberly Ann Marie Reynolds was at 514 N. 10th St. when deputies showed up there ...

PTSD awareness event set

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Penn State Altoona will hold a post-traumatic stress disorder awareness event at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Slep Student Center. The event, hosted by the university’s veterans fraternity Omega Delta Sigma, will feature Iraq war veteran and poet Brian Turner. The event is free and open to the ...

Tyrone Council gives money for Ferner Field reconfiguration

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TYRONE — Mike Whitby, a former Navy SEAL, didn’t hold back. Among a phalanx of suppliants who approached Borough Council last month at a meeting devoted to requests for shares of the Community Enrichment Fund, Whitby was the only one who returned this month to second his appeal. Council ...

Art competition now open for submissions

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The 2019 High School Congressional Art Com­petition for the 13th District of Pennsylvania is now open for submissions. The competition, sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives, recognizes talented young artists in congressional districts across the country, according to a press ...

Burns serves as deputy chairman of caucus

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State Rep. Frank Burns has begun serving in the newly created role of deputy chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. Burns, D-Johnstown, said his selection as someone tasked with running caucus meetings in the absence of Democratic Caucus Chair Joanna McClinton, D-Philadelphia, shows that ...

AG opens probe into gas pipeline

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HARRISBURG — Pennsyl­vania’s attorney general said Tuesday that his office has opened an investigation into construction on a 350-mile natural gas liquids pipeline project across southern Pennsylvania that has been blamed for polluting waterways in dozens of places and causing sinkholes ...

Commissioner post among most-contested on ballot

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Click-here-for-Blair-County-races The Republican nomination for county commissioner and Tyrone Borough Council, as well as seats on the Altoona and Hollidays­burg area school boards are among the most-contested races on Blair County’s primary ballot. There is also a four-man race to fill ...

Kaup to receive Life­time award

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A lead partner of a local accounting firm that has served the area for more than 100 years has been selected as the 18th recipient of the Blair County Chamber of Com­merce Life­time Achieve­ment Award for Business Ex­cel­lence. Rex Kaup, a lead partner at Young, Oakes, Brown & Co. PC ...