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Eighth-grade students stage walkout

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Despite initial information that walkouts were planned Election Day in the Altoona Area and Hollidaysburg Area school districts over issues including gun violence, no one walked out at either district, school officials said. However, about a dozen 13-year-olds at Penn Cambria Middle School ...

City plans changes to utility repairs

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The city is planning to change the way it handles utility street cut repairs, revising a policy it adopted a few years ago that had been designed to increase revenues earned from those repairs. Under the old policy, a city crew handled utility cuts production-style, performing a single ...

Briefcase

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Edward Jones recognized Financial services firm Edward Jones ranks No. 4 on the newly released Best Workplaces for Women by Great Places to Work and Fortune. The firm is the highest ranking financial services firm on the list. The ranking considered more than 540,000 employee surveys from ...

Businesses offer discounts to area veterans

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In observance of Veterans Day, a number of area businesses are offering special discounts to veterans and members of the active duty military. A military ID or proof of service is required. -- For the 11th year, Applebee’s restaurants nationwide will invite all veterans and active-duty ...

Irvin re-elected to 81st state House district

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State Rep. Richard S. Irvin won re-election to represent the 81st state House district Tuesday, which encompasses all of Huntingdon and some of Centre and Mifflin counties. He took a little more than 70 percent of the votes in Huntingdon County, or 11,184 votes, to win re-election to a third ...

Judge transfers possession charges

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BEDFORD — A magisterial district judge transferred charges of possession of contraband and possession of controlled substance that a Bedford County Jail inmate faces to Common Pleas Court on Wednesday. Judge Tonya Osman found sufficient evidence to support the criminal counts against Cody ...

Man allegedly stole thousands

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BELLWOOD — A Bellwood man faces charges he stole thousands of dollars from the Sons of the American Legion. Andrew Stowell, 60, of 411 S. Second St., allegedly confessed to Bellwood police that he had taken out a debit card on the organization’s bank account without the permission of the ...

Births

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Oct. 25, 2018 A twin son and daughter born to Allison and Michael Boone, Altoona, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Oct. 26, 2018 Kensly Rose Boller, a daughter born to Krystal Leap-er and Travis Boller, Roaring Spring, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at ...

Joyce victorious

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Despite political experience that was only skin-deep, Altoona dermatologist John Joyce, a Republican, won election Tuesday to the U.S. House for the 13th Congressional District. Like Joyce, Democratic opponent Brent Ottaway was also a political neophyte, but the margin of Joyce’s victory was ...

Ward to serve 30th District

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State Rep. Judy Ward of Hollidaysburg, a Republican, will become the first female elected to serve the 30th Senatorial District as she received almost 80 percent of the votes cast over the expansive, five-county area during Tuesday’s midterm election. It was an election that focused on ...

Election draws high number of voters

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Those who staff Blair County voting precincts described themselves as tired but excited by Tuesday’s higher-than-unusual turnout. “It was great day,” said Bonnie Ferrucci, an election judge for the Logan Township 4th District, which votes at Greenwood United Methodist ...

Gregory takes 80th House seat

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Republican Jim Gregory said the groundwork for his big win over Democrat Laura Burke on Tuesday started 14 months ago. Gregory took the 80th House seat, soon to be vacated by state Senator-elect Judy Ward, by a wide margin, garnering 17,219 votes to Burke’s 5,886, unofficial results ...

Inmate pleads guilty to charges

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CLEARFIELD — An inmate of the state prison in Houtzdale pleaded guilty to contraband charges during sentencing court in Clear­field County on Tuesday. Kendall Phillips, 33, was sentenced by President Judge Fredric J. Ammer­man to two to four years in state prison. The charges stem from ...

Burns wins 72nd District race, claims sixth term

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Democrat State Rep. Frank Burns said Tuesday night that statute of limitations reform will be his top priority when he returns to Harrisburg. Burns edged out Republican challenger Gerald “Jerry” Carnicella by just over 1,000 votes in the 72nd District house race in Cambria County to win a ...

Topper retains 78th District post

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Voters in Pennsylvania’s 78th Legislative District, spanning parts of Bedford and Franklin counties and all of Fulton County, will keep incumbent Republican Jesse Topper as their representative. Topper, 37, Bedford, had no trouble in Tuesday’s election where he easily won over first-time ...

Police reports

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Altoona police Justin Ertwine, 33, homeless, was charged Monday with public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and a drug law violation on the 1400 block of Fourth Avenue. Patrick McIntire, 50, no address listed, was charged on Oct. 31 with simple assault ...

Ottaway hopes to set precedent for future elections

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Although 13th Con­gressional Democratic candidate Brent Ottaway lost the race to his Republican counterpart, he said he hopes his campaign run encourages more contested elections in the future. With 99 percent of the votes in, Ottaway received about 30 percent of the votes, or 73,510 votes, ...

Thompson chosen for 15th District

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U.S. Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson, R-Centre, was elected to serve as U.S. representative for Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District by an overwhelming margin over his Democratic opponent Susan Boser. Unofficial totals from 98 percent of precincts reporting show Thompson won 161,706 ...

Briefcase

Local Business

Friday’s restaurant closes The TGI Friday’s restaurant at 2900 Plank Road closed its doors at 8 p.m. Monday. “The franchise-owned TGI Fridays restaurant in Altoona formally closed solely due to business reasons. In total, the restaurant had more than 20 active employees. This was a ...

Duncansville man gets 6-12 years for burglary, assault

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CLEARFIELD — A Duncansville man found guilty of burglary and assault was sentenced to state prison Monday in Clearfield County Court. Andrew James Martin, 34, was convicted of those and other related charges in September. The charges stem from an incident in Bigler Township on May 29 when ...