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Judge’s order gives access to prisoner’s case file

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A federal magistrate judge has issued an order that will give attorneys and others access to the file of a Bedford County prisoner who is accused of attacking and seriously injuring his cellmate more than three years ago. The alleged attacker, James Howard Dively, faces charges of aggravated ...

Altoona man denies string of burglaries

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man told a Blair County jury Wednesday that he’s not responsible for burglarizing 10 local residences last year as state police charged in August. But witness testimony offered Tuesday and Wednesday indicated either Glenn A. Staehli III or his vehicle was in the ...

AAHS project to cause delays

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From Mirror staff reports Temporary traffic delays are expected to result Friday with work to install a crossover bridge connecting the renovated A building and the new B building of the Altoona Area High School. Bridge installation is anticipated to take about one week, from Friday through ...

Rec commission to form steering committee

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The Central Blair Recrea­tion and Park Commission will form a steering committee to help choose a consultant to develop a comprehensive plan. The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, which has awarded the commission a $40,000 grant for the plan, recommended it create the ...

Traffic stop yields pot

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From Mirror staff reports A traffic stop in Altoona allegedly turned up 5.5 oun­ces of marijuana on Satur­day. Vincent S. Barnes Jr., 32, of 217 Third Ave., Rear, was taken into custody after Altoona police pulled over the white BMW he was driving and found the pot in two vacuum-sealed bags ...

Police: DNA links man to gun

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From Mirror staff reports HUNTINGDON — A Huntingdon County man is behind bars on charges after police say DNA linked him to an illegal handgun. Aaron Daniels, 34, of Huntingdon, was arraigned Tuesday on felony gun charges stemming from an investigation by Hunting­don Borough police and ...

Planners to give nod to house development

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The Logan Township Planning Commission vo­ted on Tuesday to recommend that the township supervisors approve a land development application for a 3,500-square-foot house on 44 acres in Red Hill. The ground, along Lecrone Road off the north side of Route 36, straddles two residential zones, ...

Area briefs

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After-school arts program open ArtsAltoona is accepting registrations for an upcoming session of its After School Arts Program — “Art in Motion” —- through Friday. The free program is for students of all genders and all abilities in grades 7, 8 and 9, according to an ArtsAltoona ...

Police reports

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HOLLIDAYSBURG State police in Hollidaysburg are investigating the gluing of locks at an Antis Township business. Sometime on Feb. 15 at Bick­el’s Surplus on Old Sixth Ave­nue Road, someone melted hot glue on all the door locks of the business, state police said. Anyone with ...

State low-interest loan approved for DelGrosso’s

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DelGrosso Foods Inc. in Tipton has been approved for a state low-interest loan designed to promote and retain industries. The spaghetti and pizza sauce manufacturer will receive a $2 million, 15-year loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority at a 2.5 percent rate. The loan ...

Briefcase

Local Business

Local businesses go through OSHA program Professionals Auto Body in Duncans­ville and Altoona and sister company KarPro Tire & Auto Center have all been through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration consultation program and have met the first stage of the government standards ...

All-weather fans

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Amy Callahan (from left) and twin sisters Erin and Abby Yahner bundled up to watch the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School girls softball team play Penn Cambria High School on Tuesday afternoon in Cresson. (Mirror photo by Gary M. Baranec)

Blair picks paper ballots

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County leaders have settled on buying a paper-trail voting system for $894,307 to replace e-Slate ballot casting machines in use since 2006. The county elections board and county commissioners board both voted Tuesday in favor of a system manufactured and sold by ...

Tyrone woman accused of stabbing man

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A Tyrone woman is behind bars after police say she stabbed a man in the leg. Heather Lee Guerin, 42, is accused of stabbing the man in the leg, just above the knee, late Friday night with a “purple, stiletto-style” knife that police noted left the man with a 1.5- to 2-inch puncture ...

City seeks to prevent fireworks problems

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City Council next week may consider a proposal for an ordinance designed to prevent the kind of fireworks problems that occurred last July 4, after the state liberalized its fireworks law. The prospective ordinance would limit when during the day fireworks could be set off — a restriction ...

Pittsburgh OKs gun restrictions

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PITTSBURGH — The Pitts­burgh City Council gave final approval Tuesday to gun restrictions proposed after last year’s synagogue massacre, inviting a legal challenge by gun-rights activists who have long tangled with the city over firearms. After taking an initial vote last week, the ...

Bedford saving money on bonds

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BEDFORD — The Bedford County commissioners on Tuesday approved an ordinance restructuring $7.5 million in county bonds for financing capital projects to save money. Because of the threat of a federal government shutdown has passed, “interest rates took a turn” and decreased by a half ...

Hollidaysburg garage coming down

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A garage in the Historic District of Hollidaysburg is coming down under an emergency demolition permit, bypassing the borough’s Historical Archi­tectural Review Board. The owner of the property at 904 Allegheny St. is John Stultz, former mayor. While the garage is set for ...

FFA spotlight

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Zach Spearly Age: 18 School: Bellefonte Area High School Family: Parents Scott Spearly, Lydia Snyder FFA chaper: Bellefonte Years involved with FFA: 3 FFA projects: CDEs and just always trying to help in ways that I can. Favorite FFA memory: It would definitely be doing CDEs or ...

Ag advocates visit DC

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Area farmers are making sure their voices are heard in the nation’s capital. Two local farmers, both Pennsylvania Farm Bureau members, were among a group that visited Washington, D.C. Feb 26-28. “Pennsylvania Farm Bureau believes it is critically important for farmers to travel to ...