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Forum set to discuss city problems

September 28, 2014 Area residents are invited to a forum on Oct. 7 in Altoona to discuss problems facing cities across the state. The Penn Project for Civic Engagement will have a session from 7-9 p.m. Oct. more »»

Magisterial district judge

September 28, 2014 Filed before California Avenue Magisterial District Judge Steven D. Jackson: – Bonna L. Kunkle, 48, 1925 15th Ave. more »»

Game officials say coyote population is rising across Pennsylvania

September 27, 2014 Roy Boyles said his 15-year-old Chihuahua, Molly, didn’t even have time to yelp before a coyote snatched her in its jaws and dragged her off into the wood. more »»

Judge requests renewed complaint

September 27, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Stephen M. Espenlaub Jr., 40, of Altoona filed a federal lawsuit last week contending he was facing two sets of charges in the Blair County court related to the same incident. more »»

Conference set to review stay of execution for man

September 27, 2014 A federal judge in Pittsburgh has scheduled a telephone status conference Monday to begin a review of a petition by two assistant public defenders who have requested a stay of execution for Miguel... more »»

Former banker accused of stealing about $100K

September 27, 2014 A former Altoona bank employee allegedly stole more than $100,000 over the span of several years, according to Altoona police. Jennifer L. more »»

Woman accosts city councilmen

September 27, 2014 City taxpayer advocate Virginia Marino on Wednesday scolded two councilmen who’d been accused of surreptitiously mocking Altoona Water Authority member Tom Martin at a recent meeting, after Martin... more »»

Portage Area approved to receive reimbursement

September 27, 2014 Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq announced Friday that more than $21. more »»

Bishop Guilfoyle students utilizing professors program

September 27, 2014 Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School continues to go beyond Advanced Placement courses to treat its high school students as college freshmen. more »»

Altoona Preservation focuses on making ‘working assets’

September 27, 2014 At a recent downtown workshop on preservation and restoration of historic buildings, the tone was a bit defensive — as if conceding that promotion of the cause requires disabusing participants of... more »»

Police reports

September 27, 2014 Altoona police ? Scott A. Tilson, 29, 820 18th Ave., was arrested Thursday on Plank Road on a Blair County Sheriff’s Department warrant. ? Lewis W. more »»

Priest facing sex tourism charges

September 26, 2014 A 69-year-old priest from the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese is in custody facing federal charges that he engaged in illicit sexual conduct with children in Honduras and for possession of child... more »»

Feathers linked to porn emails

September 26, 2014 The agent who oversaw the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse investigation sent more than three dozen pornographic emails and received 436 on state systems, Attorney General Katheen Kane’s office... more »»

Rally to support Bedford teenager

September 26, 2014 Three groups will lead a demonstration Saturday in support of a Bedford County teenager who faces charges of desecration of a statue of Jesu. more »»

Calf becomes hit locally

September 26, 2014 Carissa Itle-Westrick said it didn’t take long to name Vale Wood Farms’ newest calf, Baby Ben. The calf’s big spot, shaped like a certain quarterback’s jersey number, made the decision quick. more »»

YTI experience simulates homicide scene for class

September 26, 2014 BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis Comm­unity park was the scene of a whodunit Thursday as students from YTI Career Institute descended on the park to piece together a puzzle as part of a mock crime scene... more »»

Altoona pension plans due $5.7 million in 2015

September 26, 2014 Altoona will need to pay $4.4 million into the city’s three pension plans by the end of next year, about $800,000 more than for 2014, according to actuarial calculations. more »»

Cambria commissioners expand information sharing at meeting

September 26, 2014 FLINTON — The Cambria County commissioners approved several routine contracts at its meeting Thursday night at Glendale High School. more »»

Judge: Dismiss child rapist’s appeals

September 26, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Elizabeth Doyle has asked the Pennsylvania Superior Court to dismiss the appeals of an Altoona man whom she sentenced to 25-50 years in prison last May for sexual... more »»

Previous artificial limb building ready to rent

September 26, 2014 Darrel Murray grew up in Altoona, then left in 1982 to join the Air Force. He married another service member, and he and Katherine raised their kids togethe. more »»

 
 

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