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Bombing suspect: Jail time changed life

December 11, 2014 It’s been more than 10 months since Vladislav Miftakhov was incarcerated for making explosives while enrolled at Penn State Altoona, but the former freshman said in a letter to U.S. more »»

Plans to build Marriott hotel moving forward

December 11, 2014 The city Zoning Hearing Board on Wednesday granted a height variance to a Frederick, Md. more »»

Tyrone residents asking county to preserve bridge

December 11, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Tyrone area residents asked Blair County commissioners Tuesday for measures that will keep open a pedestrian bridge that has a rich history and provides easy acces. more »»

Cambria leaders approve pay raise

December 11, 2014 EBENSBURG — The Cambria County commissioners approved a 2 percent pay raise for all row officers in 2018 and 2019 at an evening meeting Wednesday. Raises for 2015-17 were set at 3 percent each year. more »»

Man, 21, dies from accident

December 11, 2014 A 21-year-old Hollidays­burg man died Tuesday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident earlier in the day. Joseph . more »»

Judge: No mediation in PSU lawsuit

December 11, 2014 HARRISBURG — A judge overseeing a lawsuit over the $60 million fine imposed on Penn State by the NCAA as part of a consent decree after the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal said Wednesday the... more »»

Crash kills Alexandria woman

December 11, 2014 HUNTINGDON — A crash in Huntingdon County has claimed the life of a 61-year-old woman. Barbara Ann Grove of Alexandria was pronounced dead Tuesday afternoon at J.. more »»

State auditor: Transparency needed in jobs programs

December 11, 2014 HARRISBURG — More accountability is needed in programs that provide state grants and low-interest loans to companies that promise to create jobs, Pennsylvania’s top auditor said Wednesday Auditor... more »»

Magisterial District Judge

December 11, 2014 Filed before California Avenue Magisterial District Steven D. Jackson: - Jeremiah S. Robertson, 18, 1406 20th Ave. more »»

Private detective accused of assault waives his preliminary hearing

December 11, 2014 A Blair County private detective facing assault charges against his two sons has waived his right to a preliminary hearing, instead opting to challenge the case in Blair County Court. more »»

Area briefs package

December 11, 2014 hollidaysburg Non-union workers receive pay raise Blair County’s non-union employees will receive a 2 percent increase in 2015. more »»

Blair’s pension plan underfunded

December 10, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County’s pension plan is underfunded by $82. more »»

Everett car dealer faces fraud charges

December 10, 2014 State police have filed nearly 1,700 charges, including 44 felonies, against a Bedford County car dealership owner who allegedly failed to pay taxes, sold cars with outstanding liens and defrauded... more »»

Charges against Lilly dog owners dropped

December 10, 2014 CRESSON — Animal abuse charges against a Lilly woman were either dropped or reduced to summary fines on Tuesday and charges against her son were withdrawn. more »»

One-day trips to PSU bowl game in demand

December 10, 2014 Penn State fans who want to travel to New York City to watch the Nittany Lions in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl have lots of options. The Nittany Lions will play Boston College at 4:30 p.m. Dec. more »»

Sun Air seeking self-sustenance

December 10, 2014 The Fort Lauderdale company that started providing daily flights at the Altoona-Blair County Airport is interested in building ridership to a self-sustaining level, a company representative said... more »»

Man faces jail time after affair with girl, 15

December 10, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 29-year-old man will spend time in the Blair County Prison because he had a brief affair with an underage teenager 15 months ago. Michael J. Vaughn Jr. more »»

Talks to sell alcohol at airport scuttled

December 10, 2014 MARTINSBURG — Talks to introduce a ballot measure that would request permission to allow alcohol sales in North Woodbury Township were quashed nearly as soon as they began at Monday’s Altoona-Blair... more »»

McGinnis touts promises

December 10, 2014 At a town hall meeting downtown Tuesday marking the recent end of his first term in the State House, newly re-elected John McGinnis touted his “promises kept. more »»

Ex-officer’s new charges lead to increase in bail

December 10, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A judge has increased the bail for former Altoona police officer Craig Zahradnik and ordered he stay away from his former wife pending the outcome of stalking charges filed in 2012... more »»

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