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Bill allows teachers to carry guns

September 17, 2014 HARRISBURG — A bill that would allow Pennsylvania teachers and other school employees to carry guns at work drew a mixed reaction Tuesday from lawmakers. Republican Sen. more »»

 
 
 
Defenders ask to stay Padilla’s execution

September 17, 2014 Federal public defenders from the Western District of Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh have asked the U.S. District Judge Kim Gibson in Johnstown to stay the execution of death row inmate Miguel A. Padilla. more »»

County considers courthouse restoration

September 17, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners are showing interest in a restoration effort for the second floor of the Courthouse to address decades of patch-and-paint repairs and remodeling work that... more »»

Blair audit reveals $800K surplus

September 17, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Excluding the sale of Valley View Home in 2013, Blair County ended 2013 with $800,000 in the black, the county’s latest audit shows. more »»

Work to renovate Highland Hall stalls

September 17, 2014 A plan to renovate historic Highland Hall into senior housing is on hold for another year, after tax credits needed to help fund the project were denied for the second time. more »»

State praises UPMC Bedford after review of safety measures

September 17, 2014 BEDFORD — The state secretary of health presented UPMC Bedford staff an “Excellence in Health Care Compliance” award Tuesday, making the hospital one of six chosen statewide in the award’s latest... more »»

Police: Students ditched stolen table because it weighed too much

September 17, 2014 Two Penn State Altoona students broke into a campus cafe and stole a table, which they ditched in bushes on Gwin Road because it was too heavy to lug to either of their rooms, police sai. more »»

Police: Wife turned in child porn suspect

September 17, 2014 An Altoona man is in jail after his wife called police over suspected child pornography. Brandon P. more »»

Crash hospitalizes three

September 17, 2014 Three people were sent to the hospital Tuesday after a two-car crash in Logan Township. Robert Lestochi, 80, of Altoona, was headed south on Pleasant Valley Boule­vard just before 3 p.m. more »»

Police reports

September 17, 2014 Altoona police -- Tamara Watt, no age listed, 1224 18th Ave., was arrested Monday morning at her residence and charged with violating a protection-from-abuse order. more »»

Rescuer’s actions called heroic but risky

September 16, 2014 Area firefighters said Monday the efforts of Steve Martin of Ebensburg, who pulled a woman out of her crashed vehicle Sept. more »»

Gov. signs Padilla’s death warrant

September 16, 2014 Gov. Tom Corbett has signed a death warrant for Miguel A. Padilla for a triple homicide just over nine years ago at the United Veterans Association on Union Avenue. more »»

Warden: Relief near for overcrowded prison

September 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Sheriff Mitch Cooper said Monday that some relief is in sight for the overcrowded Blair County Prison, stating that 10 or more inmates will be moved to state prisons very soo. more »»

Police: Cigarette led to dispute outside bar

September 16, 2014 An East Freedom man is behind bars after he allegedly struck a man with his vehicle after an altercation outside a Logan Township bar. more »»

Man accused of stealing candy

September 16, 2014 A Cambria County man is in trouble after Altoona police say he broke into a Fifth Avenue home and stole candy. Earl Munoz, 29, of 570 Highland Ave. more »»

DA: Shooting was justified

September 16, 2014 HARRISBURG (AP) — A central Pennsylvania prosecutor says he won’t file charges in a fatal shooting after determining the shooter had a right to defend others against an armed attacker. Pennlive. more »»

Police: Man shot neighbor, himself

September 16, 2014 SCRANTON (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Pennsylvania say a man shot his neighbor to death with a rifle and then killed himself and police closed in. Police said a caller to 911 just after 7 p.m. more »»

Judge: Woman’s plea to drug charges stands

September 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona woman will not be permitted to withdraw her guilty pleas to drug charges even though she said a police informant has retracted his contention that he had purchased cocaine... more »»

Bid to reverse conviction denied

September 16, 2014 More than two years after pleading no-contest to murdering his estranged wife in Everett, John Gerholt has lost a challenge to reverse his conviction, Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins... more »»

Blair airport set to receive $489K

September 16, 2014 MARTINSBURG — The Altoona-Blair County Airport will receive $489,600 to secure control over 3.27 acres near one of its runways. The U.S. more »»

Magisterial district judge

September 16, 2014 Filed before Hollidaysburg Magisterial District Judge Paula M. Aigner: Charges waived to court May 6-13: -- Steven T. Bender, 19, 718 Jones St. more »»

 
 

AVSA Shotgun Shoots September 17, 2014

Altoona Volunteer Sportsmen's Club Each Wednesday at 7pm until Nov. 26 1448 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Altoona near the Horseshoe Curve $10 for 6 Rounds Meat prizes from Blocher's Meat Market All ages welcome to attend avsa_membership@hotmail. more »

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Penn State lands New Jersey athlete

September 14, 2014 Penn State got out of New Jersey with a win on Saturday night, and the Nittany Lions came home and won over a recruit from that state on Sunday. more »

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