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Despite weather, crowd enjoys festival

June 26, 2015 EBENSBURG — Although it dampened the turnout, the rain certainly didn’t stifle the sounds and smells of Ebensburg Borough’s 11th annual Wheels & Wings, with hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts and... more »»

Judge allows child to testify using video at courthouse

June 26, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A child victim in a sexual abuse case will be permitted to testify by videoconference rather than be in the same courtroom as her alleged abuser, according to a decision Friday by... more »»

Police: Three inmates made weapons

June 26, 2015 Three inmates at the Blair County Prison face charges after weapons were allegedly found in the cell. more »»

Accused killer’s mental state to be examined

June 26, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Wade Kagarise has approved a request by the prosecution to conduct a mental health evaluation of an Altoona woman accused of killing her mother seven months ago. more »»

Video shows officer shoving man with toddler over $2.25 fare

June 26, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — Secur­ity video appears to show a Philadelphia transit officer shove a man holding a toddler against the wall and grab him by the throat as they argued over whether he paid the $2. more »»

Police receive toxicology report in I-99 crash that killed city man

June 26, 2015 State police investigating a crash that killed and Altoona man in May have secured the driver’s toxicology report. more »»

Police: Car hits girl, 4

June 26, 2015 A 4-year-old girl was taken by helicopter to Childrens Hospital in Pittsburgh after she was hit by a car Thursday afternoon on the 100 block of East 10th Street, according to Tyrone Borough police. more »»

Pittsburgh airport to add second flight to Toronto

June 26, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Air Canada will no longer be the only airline at Pitts­burgh International Airport offering daily direct flights to Toront. more »»

Cambria to seek grant for lake

June 26, 2015 EBENSBURG — The Cambria County commissioners approved a grant application Thursday which, if approved, will go toward a second round of improvements at Lake Duman County Par. more »»

Cyberattacks didn’t compromise data, Penn State says

June 26, 2015 STATE COLLEGE — Penn State says a pair of cyberattacks on its computer systems compromised usernames and passwords but not personally identifiable information or research data. more »»

Couple who wanted can opened face drug charges

June 26, 2015 A homeless couple who walked into a city Sheetz store with a can of tuna they needed opened were allegedly high on bath salts. Altoona police were dispatched to the 700 Chestnut Ave. more »»

Police searching for laser-flashing suspect

June 25, 2015 State police are working to identify a suspect after someone shot a laser light into a UPS jet flying 25,000 feet over Blair County Tuesday night, injuring the pilot and copilot. more »»

Police probing Jaffa theft

June 25, 2015 Altoona police are investigating the embezzlement of about $100,000 from the Jaffa Shrine Cente. more »»

Bill ending seniority-based layoffs passes state House

June 25, 2015 A bill to end seniority-based layoffs at schools has passed the state House, but Altoona’s teachers union president hopes the L­egislature reconsiders before making it a law. more »»

Women’s softball player facing assault charges

June 25, 2015 A Penn State Altoona women’s softball player facing assault charges for hitting a batter had her case continued Wednesday in light of negotiations between her attorney and the Blair County District... more »»

Challenger to Wozniak announces plan to run

June 25, 2015 A Patton man said he plans to challenge incumbent state Sen. John Wozniak, D-Cambria, next year. more »»

Art to be featured on panels of SAMA

June 25, 2015 It’s nice to have one’s artwork on exhibit inside a museum. It’s even nicer to have it part of the museum’s facade, according to Billie Hollen of Greenwood. more »»

House OKs 911 funding bill without Senate fee

June 25, 2015 HARRISBURG — A proposal to raise millions in phone bill fees to fund 911 centers passed the Pennsylvania House on Wednesday for the second time, but without a $52-a-year fee that had been added by... more »»

Woman accused of driving robbery suspects to face trial

June 25, 2015 An Altoona woman police say drove two men around while they robbed a man who owed a drug debt will face trial. more »»

Philadelphia man linked to cocaine sales found guilty

June 25, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Philadelphia native who police said had access to large amounts of cocaine was found guilty Wednesday afternoon of 11 charges by a Blair County jury that deliberated for two hours. more »»

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