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City police continue investigation of armed robbery

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Altoona police continue to investigate the hold-up of a city gas station. Police released more details on Wednesday about Tuesday night’s armed robbery of Sunoco, located at 1700 Seventh Ave., and asked the public’s help in identifying the robber who witnesses described as a black male ...

Jury acquits city man of indecent assault

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County jury acquitted an Altoona man Wednesday of indecently assaulting a 12-year-old girl and two related charges. Terrance Andre Williams, 49, began sobbing in relief upon hearing a deputy prothonotary announce verdicts clearing him of indecent assault, corruption ...

Penn Cambria reaches teacher contract deal

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A contract was reached in November between the Penn Cambria School District and the district’s education association. The district’s teachers are set with a five-year contract that provides an average raise of 3 percent per year through 2024. Salary and benefits are the most substantial ...

False report charge alleged

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From Mirror staff reports A 20-year-old Altoona woman who police said made up a story about three men groping her at a city convenience store now faces criminal charges. Victoria M. Winfield, 20, of 250 Lewis Drive was charged Tuesday by Altoona police with a misdemeanor count of false ...

Magisterial District Judge

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Filed before Hollidaysburg Magisterial District Judge Paula M. Aigner: Charges waived to court June 12 – July 17: Christopher M. Feudale, 38, 903 N. Fifth Ave., Altoona, charged by Altoona police with dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, conspiracy, possession with intent to ...

Jury acquits city man of indecent assault

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Williams not guilty of sex offenses with minor By Kay Stephens kstephens@altoonamirror.com HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County jury acquitted an Altoona man Wednesday of indecently assaulting a 12-year-old girl and two related charges. Terrance Andre Williams, 49, began sobbing in relief upon ...

Union pay raises irk Tomassetti

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A new contract for a group of unionized Blair County employees allocates some raises beyond the typical 3 percent in 2019 and sets the county’s minimum wage at $10 per hour. Blair County commissioners voted 2-to-1 Tuesday to approve the three-year contract with the United ...

Diocese details sex abuse payments

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has paid $15.7 million to compensate survivors of child sexual abuse by priests, according to a report published by the diocese. A total of 290 victims were compensated from 1999 through No­vember 2018, according to the diocese’s Monday ...

Medical history on display

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After a Christmas tree lighting ceremony Tuesday, UPMC Altoona unveiled a feature that has turned a wall of the atrium lobby into a museum space to enlighten visitors, patients and employees about the history of the city’s hospitals. There’s enough of that history — 250 years ...

UPMC Altoona set to change leadership

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On a day when UPMC Altoona unveiled a timeline exhibit that details the history of the city’s hospitals, the hospital itself revealed its latest bit of history: a pending leadership change. Starting Jan. 14, UPMC Altoona and UPMC Bedford President Jerry Murray will become vice president of ...

Child safety discussed

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TYRONE — Borough officials may work with PennDOT to avoid a repeat of a risky situation that occurred on Clay Avenue north of Fifth Street after the Nov. 15 snowstorm. Initially at least, PennDOT plowed the avenue only to the fog lines, so children heading to school, who normally walk on ...

Defendant denies driving car in fiery crash

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Troy S. Stehley of Altoona testified Tuesday that he was not the driver of a Dodge Caravan that led police on a 5-mile chase through the city’s East End three years ago that concluded with a fiery crash off Grandview Road. The 39-year-old said he suffered severe head injuries when he was ...

Van Zandt to hold job expo

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The Van Zandt VA Medical Center in partnership with the Pennsyl­vania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation will hold an “Employment Expo” at the hospital from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 19. More than 30 employers will interview veterans, and some may hire on the spot, according to a hospital ...

Alleged threats lead to charges

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From Mirror staff reports A Hollidaysburg man faces charges of terroristic threats, harassment and criminal mischief property damage for reportedly attempting to physically assault a female victim. Nathan Scott Zebroski, 29, of 312 Brush Mountain Road, is accused of threatening the victim ...

Magisterial District Judge

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Filed before Hollidaysburg Magisterial District Judge Paula M. Aigner: Charges waived to court June 12 – July 17: Mark J. Beck, 32, 432 Jack Steven St., Hollidaysburg, charged by Altoona police with dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, conspiracy, possession with intent to deliver ...

Magisterial district judges

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Filed before Altoona Magisterial District Judge Daniel C. DeAntonio: Joshua D. Seminsky, 31, 308 Second St., charged by Altoona police with endangering the welfare of a child at his residence May 23. Charge was held for court July 18. Charges waived to court July 18: Justin L. Ertwine, ...

Briefcase

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Conemaugh to start program JOHNSTOWN — Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s Mentoring in Medicine program is accepting applicants for the annual 10-week summer program. Mentoring in Medicine is designed to give area college students, planning on a career as a physician, the ...

Tyrone neuter efforts praised

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TYRONE — A Borough Council meeting on Monday was a catalyst for harmony, as a delegation of cat lovers outlined their progress with a Trap, Neuter & Release effort to mitigate a problem with feral felines, evoking gratitude and an offer to help from the man who brought the issue to ...

Stehley asks jury to clear charges

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man found unconscious at the site of a 2015 fiery vehicle crash is asking a Blair County jury to clear him of several criminal charges filed in connection with the crash. Troy S. Stehley, 38, convicted in June on two weapon-related charges, is being tried this week ...