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Cresson Borough seeks paving bids

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CRESSON — Borough Council members agreed Monday to seek bids for paving work on at least four Cresson roads that are in need of repairs. A total of six roads were recently evaluated by PennDOT workers, who estimated the total cost of needed improvements, officials said at a Monday ...

Educational sex-trafficking talk planned

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A local faith-based, anti-sex trafficking nonprofit, Regenerate, will host an all-day educational conference on the topic Aug. 25. The conference is to run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Altoona Alliance Church, 3220 Pleasant Valley Blvd., and will feature training by Jen Spry, a survivor of ...

Man pleads guilty to selling cocaine

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CLEARFIELD — A former Osceola Mills man accused of selling cocaine in connection with a $10,000-a-month business was sentenced Tuesday in Clearfield County Court. Leroy Philip Bryant, 58, pleaded guilty to felony possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, criminal conspiracy ...

Spitting nets inmate longer prison term

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CLEARFIELD — A Houtzdale prison inmate will serve additional time for assaulting a prison employee. Jamie Vega Jr., 39, pleaded guilty to aggravated harassment by prisoner, a third-degree felony, during sentencing court Tuesday in Clearfield County. He was sentenced by Judge Fredric J. ...

Births

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May 29, 2018 Cole Gregory Figard, a son born to Britani J. Garber and Dustin G. Figard, Claysburg, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at 2:51 p.m. Adalyn Grace Miller, a daughter born to Rebecca L. (Stolarski) and Philip R. Miller, Roaring Spring, at Conemaugh Nason Medical ...

ArtsAltoona suspends programs

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ArtsAltoona, a non-profit group born last year to put Altoona on the map as a center for the arts, has suspended its art education program and furloughed some employees. The move, ArtsAltoona leaders said, will help them focus on the centerpiece of cultural and economic development plans ...

Gable’s group receives funding

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Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration has awarded the partnership that owns the Gable’s building a $2.5 million grant to strip away the plain brick facade that has covered the ornate original facade of the historic downtown building since 1972. “It’s a big step” toward the daylighting ...

Work begins on Courtroom 2

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — In the 1970s, when the Blair County Courthouse underwent renovations, a judge’s chambers, office and bench were constructed inside the largest courtroom. On Tuesday, those structures were torn down. “We always said it would happen someday, and someday came today,” ...

Blair County Prison warden named

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A deputy warden at the Blair County Prison is taking over the job of warden. Abbie L. Tate, who started as a corrections officer at the prison in 2005, has accepted the job of warden with a starting pay of $75,000. Tate will succeed Mitch Cooper, a retired sheriff, and ...

Blair resident ordered deported

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From Mirror staff reports A Mexican citizen who was living in Blair County will be deported, according to a an announcement from the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday. Yovani Escalante-Escalante, 32, of Blair County has been sentenced in federal court in Johnstown to five months in prison, ...

Briefcase

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INDIANA First Commonwealth honored First Commonwealth Bank was recognized recently for its efforts to encourage Americans and its customers to save money during America Saves Week and Military Saves Week. First Commonwealth Bank was one of 15 banks, 17 credit unions and five ...

Power surge closes Patton public pool

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Patton Borough residents have been without a swimming pool since Sunday after a power surge caused a problem with its pump. During Tuesday’s meeting, Borough Council members heard from Secretary Donna Dunegan about the pool’s temporary closure and when it’s expected to reopen. “There ...

Central Cambria to offer new ‘grab-and-go’ breakfast

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EBENSBURG — Central Cambria pupils will be able to enjoy a “grab-and-go” breakfast format when the next academic year begins in August. The new format was made possible through a grant that the district received earlier this year from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. School ...

Bellwood-Antis board OKs $18.5M budget

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BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis School Board members Tuesday approved a final budget for the 2018-19 school year, holding the line on taxes for the second consecutive year. Board members had increased taxes for 11 of the 12 previous years. The spending plan calls for expenditures of $18,510,824 ...

Tyrone passes school budget with tax increase

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TYRONE — The Tyrone Area School Board unanimously approved a $25.6 million budget for next school year with a tax increase. The decision reflects a preliminary vote taken last month. The proposal raises taxes for residents in each county of the Tyrone Area School District. Taxpayers ...

Man faces assault charges

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(This story was updated on Monday, June 18). An Altoona man faces strangulation, simple assault and harassment charges for allegedly choking his girlfriend. Samuel Lalruatpuia, 21, of 107 E. Fifth Ave. reportedly choked his girlfriend on Monday after an argument between the two about ...

Charges filed in alleged choking

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(This story was updated on June 18). A Tyrone man faces charges of strangulation, simple assault and harassment for two alleged domestic violence incidents on May 31 and June 3. Byron Sullins, 28, of 2065 Columbia Ave., is accused of placing his hands around his girlfriend's throat and other ...

Police: Man threatened, stalked ex-wife

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An Altoona man faces charges of stalking, terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and harassment for reportedly threatening to shoot his ex-wife and her boyfriend with a gun multiple times Saturday. Richard Young, 31, of 1320 16th Ave. reportedly saw his ex-wife, Lorelei Young, and her ...

Births

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May 25, 2018 Kye Oliver Granville, a son born to Tasha J. and Ryan M. Granville, Hollidaysburg, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at 11:51 p.m. Kennedy Claire Smith, a daughter born to Ashley (Ruzzi) and Joseph Smith, Cresson, at UPMC Altoona at 12:09 p.m. May 26, ...