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Convicted murderer requests new trial

July 24, 2015 Sean Louis Allen, a Hollidaysburg area man convicted of the 2009 murder of a Penn State Altoona student, is asking U.S. District Court in Johnstown for a new trial. more »»

Water authority to spend $100K on Russo property

July 24, 2015 The Altoona Water Authority expects to spend about $100,000 initially on developing the former Russo property on 31st Street for storage of stone, piping and equipment. more »»

Fire dept. receives $366K grant for pumper truck

July 24, 2015 The Altoona Fire Department has received a $366,000 federal grant for a new pumper. more »»

Man who stole copper wire must pay $20,720

July 24, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 32-year-old man with a home address of Carmichaels has been ordered to pay more than $20,000 restitution for copper wire removed in 2013 from utility poles in the Williamsburg are. more »»

Sex abuse suspect to face trial

July 24, 2015 A Clearfield County man accused of sexually abusing two girls will face trial. James E. more »»

Crime briefs

July 24, 2015 BEDFORD Defiance man facing meth charges A Defiance man is facing at least five felonies after a state trooper found a suspected methamphetamine lab while serving a warrant for an alleged... more »»

Homicide suspect nears trial

July 23, 2015 EVERETT — Christy Ann Zelanko, accused of shooting her father to death in his Bedford County home in June, waived a preliminary hearing Wednesday and moved her case one step closer to a possible... more »»

A tasty treat

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Blair prison over budget

July 23, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County’s finance director, Robert Kuntz, has prepared a report showing expenditures at the county prison are about $56,000 over budget at the halfway point in the county’s... more »»

Winning $153M lotto ticket sold in state

July 23, 2015 HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Lottery says a Mega Millions ticket worth as much as $153 million was sold in Northumberland County. more »»

Police say tree branch mistaken for gunshot

July 23, 2015 PORTAGE — A 911 call initially reporting a shooting turned out to be the result of an all-terrain vehicle accident, with the driver’s head hitting a tree branch. more »»

Justice advocates pursuing reform

July 23, 2015 HARRISBURG — Changing Pennsylvania’s expungement laws could give ex-offenders a better opportunity at a second chance. That’s the belief of the U.S. more »»

Williamsburg set to celebrate borough’s 225th anniversary

July 23, 2015 Williamsburg Mayor Ted Hyle said he’s lived in the borough all his life and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. more »»

Judge OKs unsupervised contact

July 23, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A judge ruled late Tuesday that an Altoona woman can have unsupervised contact with minors now that she has completed a 16-week parenting class sponsored by Family Intervention Crisi... more »»

Man released, but jailed again

July 23, 2015 EBENSBURG — An Altoona man charged last year with raping his cellmate in Cambria County Prison was released on Wednesday and given credit for nine months served in jail. more »»

Police say man broke into relative’s home to steal dead man’s fishing rod

July 23, 2015 A Tyrone man is behind bars after he allegedly broke into a home to steal a dead man’s fishing rod. David J. more »»

Couple arrested on drug charges

July 23, 2015 A year to the date after their arrest on drug and gun charges, a couple in Altoona are again in custody on cocaine charges. Julie A. Thomas, 33, of 1606 20th Ave. more »»

Police: Man, three juveniles broke into windmill, stole

July 23, 2015 A Tyrone man and three juveniles face charges after state police say they broke into a windmill and stole supplies. Thomas C. Dry, 34, 550 Oak S. more »»

Commissioners support child abuse center in Blair

July 22, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners offered their support Tuesday for submission of a grant request that, if awarded, could help the county move a step closer toward establishing a child... more »»

Deputies find possible meth lab

July 22, 2015 Blair County sheriff’s deputies searching for a wanted Altoona man instead found what police suspect are the signs of methamphetamine making on Ninth Street. more »»

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