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Group seeks changes to justice system

July 26, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A group that wants to change the way the Blair County Court system addresses drug addiction, mental health and other issues distributed flyers outside the courthouse just prior to th... more »»

Man faces charges for wrecking cycle

July 26, 2014 EBENSBURG — A Mineral Point man will face summary charges for wrecking a friend’s $12,000 motorcycle early Friday morning along Route 219. more »»

Tyrone man accused of groping woman

July 26, 2014 A Tyrone man faces charges after allegedly groping a woman in an antiques shop. Victor Ren Taylor, 33, of 8 Morrison St. more »»

Bowling for BackPacks fundraiser feeds children

July 26, 2014 A recent grant and upcoming fundraiser will help a local group roll a strike for nutrition and better grades in Altoona elementary school. more »»

State takes over Bedford County land

July 26, 2014 BEDFORD — The state is set to take over 1,700 acres of mountainous forest land in southern Bedford County, Department of Conserva­tion and Natural Resources officials announced Friday. more »»

Brigade wants to bring Iraqi interpreter to US

July 25, 2014 Members of the local 56th Stryker Brigade are working with legislators and the State Department to help bring an Iraqi interpreter to the United State. more »»

Authority tables city payment hike

July 25, 2014 The city Water Authority on Thursday formally tabled a request made by the city in January for the authority to increase its annual payment for city “services” by $250,000. more »»

Police: Slur led to fight, gunshot

July 25, 2014 Police said a racial slur touched off a confrontation that led to gunfire outside the Logan Valley Mall. Brothers Larry D. Morrow, 29, address unknown, and Kevin K. Morrow, 37, of 118 E. Willow Av. more »»

Coroner: Child’s death at lake was accidental

July 25, 2014 The death of a 13-month-old child at Raystown Lake on Wednesday has been officially ruled accidental by Huntingdon County Coroner Paul Sharum. more »»

Convicted dealer wants sentence cut

July 25, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Rasheed Myers, a Brooklyn native who is serving 20 to 40 years in prison for being the leader of an Altoona drug organization, is asking that his 2003 sentence be cut in half because... more »»

Man accused of conning for money

July 25, 2014 An Antis Township man faces felony theft-related charges after state police said he conned a woman out of thousands of dollars. Frederick A. DelGrosso Jr. more »»

Commissioners debate selection

July 25, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — Two Cambria County commissioners leapt to the defense of a local board appointment when the third suggested officials should try to tap talent from outside Johnstown. more »»

Man pleads guilty to hammer death

July 25, 2014 EBENSBURG — A western Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal homicide for killing his father with a hammer before breaking into his safe and stealing money to buy drugs. more »»

Three experts selected for homicide retrial

July 25, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Three experts were appointed Thursday to help attorneys for homicide suspect Paul Aaron Ross prepare their defense for his upcoming trial. more »»

Pair arrested after mall gunshot

July 24, 2014 Two men — allegedly a pair of brothers with criminal records — led heavily armed police on an Altoona-area manhunt Wednesday afternoon after reports that one shot at another man in the Logan Valley... more »»

Child falls off boat, drowns at Raystown Lake

July 24, 2014 A child died Wednesday morning after falling in Raystown Lake. Jamari Benjamin, 13 months, of Ephrata fell from a houseboat into the lake. Marklesburg Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched about 8 a. more »»

Local man becomes US citizen

July 24, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County’s newest citizen, Noel Gatmaitan Villadolid, a native of the Philippines, was asked Wednesday how he ended up in Blair County — considering he was born so far away and... more »»

Parts of I-80 to receive increase in speed limit

July 24, 2014 HIGHSPIRE — Speed limits on more than 100 miles of two interstates in Pennsylvania will rise to 70 mph for the first time this summer, with similar increases possible next year on other stretches of... more »»

Man dies from injuries suffered in accident

July 24, 2014 A Gallitzin man injured in a Saturday motorcycle crash died Tuesday at UPMC Altoona from his injuries, officials said Wednesday. See obituary on Page A7. more »»

Churches work to help community

July 24, 2014 The neighborhood around Jefferson Park on Fourth Avenue near Second Street has had its share of troubles, but the concept of church is stron. more »»

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