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Arrest made in 2003 death of woman

April 7, 2015 BEAVER FALLS (AP) — Prosecutors in western Pennsylvania say they have made an arrest in the death of a woman whose body was found in an abandoned building more than a decade ago. more »»

Police: Dad attacked son with knives

April 7, 2015 FLINTON — A Flinton man was jailed overnight for attacking his son early Sunday morning at Glendale Yearound, according to police. more »»

Professor pleads guilty to child pornography

April 7, 2015 PITTSBURGH — An award-winning contemporary literature professor who formerly taught at a private school in northwestern Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to possessing, receiving and sharing child... more »»

Police reports

April 7, 2015 Altoona police — Winona Lightner, 58, 2500 Pennington Road, Tyrone, was arrested Friday morning on the 1000 block of Logan Boulevard and charged with retail theft. — Michael D. more »»

Conservation district eyes new home

April 6, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — At the corner of Bedford Street and Route 36 near the Beaverdam branch of the Juniata River, construction crews are working on a wetlands mitigation project with a circular boardwal. more »»

Pirates fans eager for season

April 6, 2015 Walking through the Logan Valley Mall Friday afternoon many area residents said the were waiting in excited anticipation for Easter Sunda. more »»

Williamsburg ‘will never find another Linda Smith’

April 6, 2015 WILLIAMSBURG — Williamsburg Community School District Superintendent Linda Smith is retiring. more »»

Fire destroys Tyrone home

April 6, 2015 Fire destroyed a house in the village of Northwood near Tyrone early Sunday, leaving six people homeless. No one was home at the time of the fire, according to Tyrone Neptune Fire Co. more »»

Fallen bricks lead to street closure

April 6, 2015 City authorities closed 12th Street downtown between Green and 12th Avenues Sunday morning after bricks above a third-floor window of a large building tumbled to the sidewalk overnight. more »»

Man loses bid to have video on cellphone barred from use

April 6, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man who contends he had a right to use his cellphone to record employees in the Blair County Office of Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts has lost his bid to have the... more »»

Victim in Tyrone fatal identified

April 6, 2015 Police on Sunday identified the Tyrone man killed in a crash at the intersection of Routes 1012 and 453 in Snyder Township Saturday as Shannon P. O’Bryan, 50. more »»

No sign of DUI in Bedford fatal

April 6, 2015 The 37-year-old Bedford woman killed in a crash on Route 220 near the County Home Road overpass Friday apparently was not driving under the influence, according to Bedford County coroner Sam Gordon. more »»

Area briefs package, April 6

April 6, 2015 Labor council to host candidates The Blair Bedford Central Labor Council will conduct its biannual municipal candidates night at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Labor Hall, 302 E. Wopsononock Ave. more »»

State investigating report of prison drugs

April 5, 2015 By Phil Ray pray@altoonamirro. more »»

Gun fired during Mass

April 5, 2015 A legally carried handgun discharged in the pocket of an attendee at Easter vigil Mass at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament on Saturday evenin. more »»

Leaders, skaters haven't given up on building skatepark in Altoona

April 5, 2015 It’s nice in the evenings in summer, down near the old railroad bridge, with all the people you know and who know you, and the river running by, and sometimes guitar music from the pavilion — knowin... more »»

Saturday services suit Christians

April 5, 2015 Fred Reigh grew up Lutheran in Williamsburg, attending a small church. When he was a young married man with a new baby, he moved to Altoona. more »»

Previous effort to build skatepark in city fell short

April 5, 2015 The Altoona area has had skateparks before. more »»

Drawing depicting seeing eye dog receives recognition

April 5, 2015 When they’re not serving the blind and visually impaired through programs, officials at a local nonprofit often spend their time educating the public about eyesight preservation. more »»

Pa. religious freedom bill followed different path

April 5, 2015 It would have been difficult to follow any national news in the past week without encountering the words “religious freedo. more »»

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