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Police: Scam victim sent money often

December 12, 2014 The 88-year-old Altoona woman recently reported to have lost more than $215,000 in a lottery scam sent money repeatedly over two years at the request of people who called her, according to the state... more »»

Officials pushing emergency alert program

December 12, 2014 Emergency officials and the Blair County Local Emergency Planning Committee are urging residents to self-register their cellular telephones to receive emergency alerts. more »»

Bombing suspect’s sentencing set

December 12, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former college student facing a two-year prison sentence for building bombs without a federal license in his off-campus apartment has had his sentencing rescheduled. more »»

Warrant triggers drug arrests

December 12, 2014 A sheriff’s department warrant led to several drug arrests in Allegheny Township, according to police. more »»

Gunman guilty

December 12, 2014 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man has been convicted of fatally shooting a Philadelphia police officer as the officer walked to a bus stop after an overnight shift. Forty-year-old Officer Moses Walker Jr. more »»

2015 dog licenses available

December 12, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Pennsylvania’s 2015 dog licenses distributed by Blair County Treasurer Jim Carothers are now available for purchase. more »»

East Freedom man accused of selling drugs to informant

December 12, 2014 EAST FREEDOM — An East Freedom man is behind bars after police say he sold pot and prescription drugs to an informant. Travis L. Klosky, 22, of 1802 Everett Rd. more »»

House sale overturned over $6.30

December 12, 2014 HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court has reversed the sale of a widow’s home that was triggered by a tax bill for $6.3. more »»

City Council decides to not raise taxes

December 11, 2014 A month ago, Interim City Manager Peter Marshall proposed a 5-mill general property tax increase to build up the city’s reserves. more »»

General Cable plant cutting about 160 jobs

December 11, 2014 The Altoona General Cable plant will remain open but will operate with a drastically reduced workforce. Officials of the Highland Heights, Ky. more »»

Bombing suspect: Jail time changed life

December 11, 2014 It’s been more than 10 months since Vladislav Miftakhov was incarcerated for making explosives while enrolled at Penn State Altoona, but the former freshman said in a letter to U.S. more »»

Plans to build Marriott hotel moving forward

December 11, 2014 The city Zoning Hearing Board on Wednesday granted a height variance to a Frederick, Md. more »»

Tyrone residents asking county to preserve bridge

December 11, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Tyrone area residents asked Blair County commissioners Tuesday for measures that will keep open a pedestrian bridge that has a rich history and provides easy acces. more »»

Cambria leaders approve pay raise

December 11, 2014 EBENSBURG — The Cambria County commissioners approved a 2 percent pay raise for all row officers in 2018 and 2019 at an evening meeting Wednesday. Raises for 2015-17 were set at 3 percent each year. more »»

Man, 21, dies from accident

December 11, 2014 A 21-year-old Hollidays­burg man died Tuesday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident earlier in the day. Joseph . more »»

Judge: No mediation in PSU lawsuit

December 11, 2014 HARRISBURG — A judge overseeing a lawsuit over the $60 million fine imposed on Penn State by the NCAA as part of a consent decree after the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal said Wednesday the... more »»

Crash kills Alexandria woman

December 11, 2014 HUNTINGDON — A crash in Huntingdon County has claimed the life of a 61-year-old woman. Barbara Ann Grove of Alexandria was pronounced dead Tuesday afternoon at J.. more »»

State auditor: Transparency needed in jobs programs

December 11, 2014 HARRISBURG — More accountability is needed in programs that provide state grants and low-interest loans to companies that promise to create jobs, Pennsylvania’s top auditor said Wednesday Auditor... more »»

Magisterial District Judge

December 11, 2014 Filed before California Avenue Magisterial District Steven D. Jackson: - Jeremiah S. Robertson, 18, 1406 20th Ave. more »»

Private detective accused of assault waives his preliminary hearing

December 11, 2014 A Blair County private detective facing assault charges against his two sons has waived his right to a preliminary hearing, instead opting to challenge the case in Blair County Court. more »»

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