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Woman accused of bringing pot to inmate

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CLEARFIELD — A Darby woman has been accused of passing marijuana to a state prison inmate. Madir Destiny Coney, 23, is charged with felony counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance-contraband/inmate and misdemeanor counts of ...

Busy highways expected on Labor Day weekend

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Even though gasoline prices are up over last year, highways are expected to be busy this Labor Day holiday weekend. Adding to the traffic will be about 100,000 football fans converging on Penn State’s Beaver Stadium for Saturday’s season opener against Appalachian State. Most locations ...

Police: Man said he stole Suboxone

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A Northern Cambria man faces felony charges, accused of burglarizing a home to steal Suboxone and loose change. Joshua T. Weiland, 29, of 129 James St. was arraigned on charges Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Michael Zungali, online court documents show. According to a criminal ...

Conemaugh Nason cath lab expected to open early 2018

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A hospital in Roaring Spring anticipates opening a new cardiac catheterization lab in early 2019 to serve residents in the surrounding areas. Conemaugh Nason Medi­cal Center started the construction of the $3.1 million lab, located in the former Occupational Health space, earlier this month. ...

Sentence for drug delivery driver upheld

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The state prison sentence of a 60-year-old Pittsburgh man who served as a driver for a drug dealer selling fentanyl-laced heroin in Altoona has been upheld by the Pennsylvania Superior Court. The driver, Steven W. “Bro” Johnson, was convicted by a Blair County jury last year of four ...

Briefcase

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MARTINSBURG Park sets appreciation day Morrisons Cove Memorial Park will celebrate one year of being debt free with a Customer Appreciation Day on Sunday with free skating from 1 to 4 p.m., and free bowling and free swimming from 1 to 7p.m. All food and drink items will only be $1. Pulled ...

Births

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Aug. 8, 2018 Nova Lynn Spory, a daughter born to Cassandra J. Carmichael and Darren L. Spory, Altoona, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at 9:29 a.m. Aug. 9, 2018 Anna Lynn Kline, a daughter born to Kimberly E. (Patterson) and William A. Kline, Tyrone, at Conemaugh Nason ...

Groups invited to be part of Blair County Proud

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The deadline to submit info is Sept. 10 Blair County businesses, fire and police departments, emergency medical services and nonprofit and social organizations are encouraged to submit information for the Mirror’s Blair County Proud edition, coming Sept. 24. The theme for the edition is ...

Feel the heat

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Penn State Altoona students Juliana Silveri (left) of St. Marys and Jessica Cash of Indiana take a break from classes to enjoy the fountain at the reflecting pond Tuesday afternoon as temperatures topped 90 degrees. Mirror photo by Gary M. Baranec

DelGrosso’s to host YouthFest

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Some of the top names in contemporary Christian music will take the stage at DelGrosso’s Park on Sunday during FrontLine Ministries 20th annual Last Blast of Summer YouthFest. This annual worship service and concert will feature an array of special speakers and performers. Worship service ...

City man sentenced in child rape case

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man will spend 27 to 54 years in prison for convictions of raping and sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl while living with her and her mother in 2016 and 2017. Alex Strange Budd Plowman, who has been in the Blair County Prison since his arrest in August 2017, ...

DABC to meet

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The Downtown Altoona Business Community will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Border’s Magic Moments Photography Studio, 3618 Fifth Ave., Suite 2. Kendyl Ramsey of The Painted Cavalier will discuss basic social media skills in this presentation. You do not have to be a member of the DABC to ...

Ebensburg Borough adjusts sidewalk project

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EBENSBURG — Compromises were made after 18 petitions were sent to Ebensburg Borough officials, urging them to rethink an upcoming sidewalk project. Still, East Sample Street residents, who offered complaints over the last two months, said they were not pleased at a Monday evening ...

Chamber sets opioid workshop

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The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Safety Committee will hold an educational workshop on opioids in today’s workplace from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 12 at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House in Duncansville. The workshop will identify laws that pertain to approval of drugs and their enforcement, ...

Consultant pitches idea for telcom upgrades

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A consulting firm has proposed to help Altoona market its utility poles, light standards, traffic signals and other infrastructure to telecommunications companies, so they develop better broadband and wireless services here — helping to draw businesses that need such services, providing ...

Engineer: Turnpike trail would create 40-55 jobs

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BEDFORD — A leading project engineer revealed details Tuesday of a proposed master plan to turn the abandoned Pennsyl­vania Turnpike into a recreational center, including trailheads, educational centers, tunnel art galleries and an outdoor amphitheater. Craig Bachik, the senior landscape ...

BCDA awarded $500K grant

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The Bedford County Development Association was awarded a $500,000 grant Tuesday for the construction of a 12,000 square-foot-building for space for future tenants in the Hess Business Center. The current 39,000 square-foot-business center is almost full. The project is expected to provide ...

Biglerville man sentenced in child corruption case

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BEDFORD — A judge on Tuesday sentenced an Adams County man who pleaded guilty to open lewdness and corruption of minors to 30 days to 23.5 months in jail, four years’ probation, more than $1,000 in fines and 15 years’ registration as a Tier I sex offender. William Dean Armor, 75, of ...

Police: Search turns up drugs, cash, stolen gun

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A couple oversleeping their checkout at an Altoona hotel led to the seizure of a large amount of methamphetamine, cash and a stolen gun, according to police. Ryan J. Harshaw, 32, and Kristin M. McCoy, 28, both of 400 Hart St., Hollidaysburg, were arrested Monday afternoon at the Fairfield Inn ...

Crime

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City woman faces theft charges An Altoona woman faces charges after police say she stole a flower basket containing a GPS tracker off a grave in Logan Township. According to police, the flower basket was taken from a grave and traced to the home of Michelle Aman, 41, in Altoona. Police ...