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Man jailed after bail violation

April 19, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man who was found guilty by a jury on a drug charge three weeks ago has been jailed for the weekend because of a violation of his bail conditions. more »»

Internal affairs officer selected for prison board

April 18, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Sheriff’s Deputy Sam McClure, a 21-year veteran of the Altoona Police Department, was selected by the Blair County Prison Board to become its first internal affairs officer. more »»

Tyrone Area hosts mock DUI crash

April 18, 2014 TYRONE — With proms and graduations just around the corner, seniors at one local school district got a firsthand lesson in what can happen when people make poor choices and get behind the wheel. more »»

Union: Penelec failing to read house meters often enough

April 18, 2014 In a pre-hearing conference Thursday before a Public Utility Commission judge, the Utility Workers Union of America argued that Penelec has habitually failed to read house meters every other month a... more »»

Resident says state police shot, killed dog

April 18, 2014 ASHVILLE — A woman said state police shot a dog unprovoked Sunday while she was trying to rescue it. Ellen Whited of Gallitzin Township said she was driving home Sunday afternoon about 4:30 p.. more »»

Students receive agriculture tips

April 18, 2014 SHADE GAP — Rick Ruppert, brandishing a bag of cow feed, told a group of central Pennsylvania 4-H students that putting that feed together was much like baking a cak. more »»

Prison board considers fill-ins for overtime issue

April 18, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The chairman of the Blair County Prison Board said he wants to determine if the answer to the overtime problem could be the use of fill-in, or part-time workers. more »»

HASD releases ’14-15 preliminary budget

April 18, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg Area School District has a preliminary budget, and every dollar has been displayed and explained by district administration, board members said, with transparency some... more »»

Bridge detours for projects to begin

April 18, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — PennDOT announced that detours will be in place on two Blair County roads starting Monday for bridge projects. more »»

USVEI evicted from office building

April 17, 2014 The U.S. Veterans Educational Institute has been evicted from its headquarters building on Logan Boulevard for chronic late payment of rent, according to the lawyer for the building owner. more »»

Former officer’s conviction upheld

April 17, 2014 HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Superior Court has upheld the conviction of a former Altoona police officer for an aggravated assault that occurred nearly four years ago at an Altoona ba. more »»

Man accused of being fake DEA agent faces trial

April 17, 2014 An Altoona man who allegedly helped his brother rob an Altoona drug dealer while pretending to be drug enforcement agents will face trial. Shawn T. Espenlaub, 34, of 610 Fifth St. more »»

AAHS keeps stabbing victims in mind

April 17, 2014 MURRYSVILLE — Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a... more »»

Maryland man faces charges after alleged sex with girl, 15

April 17, 2014 BEDFORD — A Maryland man faces felony charges a year after a 15-year-old Bedford girl, fearing a possible pregnancy and hoping to obtain emergency contraception, allegedly told hospital staff they'd... more »»

Kopriva: Parents entitled to hearing

April 17, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — President Judge Jolene G. more »»

Airport to receive new fueling station

April 17, 2014 MARTINSBURG — Work is expected to begin in mid-May on constructing a fueling station at the Altoona-Blair County Airport. The $. more »»

Search is on for Cambria Elementary principal

April 17, 2014 EBENSBURG — The Central Cambria School District hopes to find a new Cambria Elementary principal within the next month. more »»

Murderer petitions for early release

April 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man who was sentenced to life behind bars for a murder 27 years ago this month is asking for bail because, he claims, “I have satisfied my sentence. more »»

Police: Ex-guard gave pills to inmates

April 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A former Blair County Prison guard is behind bars on charges he supplied inmates with pills and tobacco in exchange for drugs. more »»

Spring Cove to hire for Life Skills program

April 16, 2014 ROARING SPRING — Spring Cove School District will hire away at least three staffers from a regional special-education program next week to begin a local replacement, the school board agreed Monday. more »»

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