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July 11, 2019 Greyson Matthew Rosenberry, son, born to Taylor McCalpin and Braden Rosenberry, Hollidaysburg, at UPMC Altoona at 12:22 p.m. Due to privacy concerns, UPMC Altoona no longer provides birth announcements to the Mirror. To obtain a form to announce a birth, call 946-7459 or email ...

Father sentenced for shaking baby

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Tyrone man will spend 10 to 20 years in prison for violently shaking his 5-week-old daughter and severely damaging her brain. Tyler M. Biddle, 23, offered no excuses as he stood for sentencing Tuesday before Blair County Judge Timothy M. Sullivan. “What I did was ...

Attorney asks for dismissal of vehicular homicide case

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The defense attorney representing a Williamsburg man charged with homicide by vehicle — resulting from a traffic accident 15 months ago along River Road in Frankstown Township — has asked Blair County President Judge Elizabeth A. Doyle to dismiss the case for lack of evidence. Doyle, ...

WRTA-AM, 3 others sold

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Altoona radio station WRTA-AM will soon be under new ownership. Claysburg-based Lightner Communications LLC has filed an asset purchase agreement with the Federal Communications Commission to acquire WRTA-AM and three other radio stations owned by Rebecca Barger — the owner of three ...

Clearfield County man jailed

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A Clearfield County man who broke into Moshannon Valley High School last year is now in jail in Blair County after police allegedly found drugs and a gun in his vehicle. Samuel Jordan Bonsell, 29, of Beccaria, was arrested on a bench warrant by Logan Township police on July 15 at the Auto ...

Man enters plea in assault case

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Williamsburg area man will be on probation for three years after rendering no contest pleas to corruption of minors and recklessly endangering another person. He submitted the pleas to answer criminal charges accusing him of sexually assaulting a teenage girl. Two years ...

Man pleads in porn case

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 38-year-old Altoona man has rendered no-contest pleas to criminal charges filed against him in 2017 when he was accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl and photographing her in the nude. Corey G. Fowler rendered the pleas Monday in Blair County Court to charges ...

Courtesy Lincoln plans charity event

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On Saturday, area residents can benefit animals by test driving a vehicle. Courtesy Lincoln is bringing Lincoln’s Driven to Give program to the Altoona community to raise up to $8,000 for the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society. The event runs 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Courtesy Ford ...

Births

Public Records

July 11, 2019 Greyson Matthew Rosenberry, a son born to Taylor McCalpin and Braden Rosenberry, Hollidaysburg, at UPMC Altoona at 12:22 p.m. Due to privacy concerns, UPMC Altoona no longer provides birth announcements to the Mirror. To obtain a form to announce a birth, please call Brenda ...

Briefcase

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PITTSBURGH F.N.B. Corp. earnings increase for 2019 Q2 F.N.B. Corp. reported earnings for the second quarter of 2019 with net income available to common stockholders of $93.2 million, or 29 cents per diluted common share. Comparatively, second quarter of 2018 net income available to common ...

City man takes plea in overdose death

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Another person has rendered guilty pleas to criminal charges filed in connection with the 2017 delivery of fentanyl-laced heroin that killed 29-year-old Gregory Lynam of Altoona. Instead of picking a jury on Monday, Adam S. Culp, 34, Altoona, rendered guilty pleas in Blair ...

Briefcase

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Stock’s joins Ice Cream Trail Stock’s Dairy Delight, 2491 Cove Mountain Road, Martinsburg, is among the businesses participating in the “Pursue Your Scoops” Ice Cream Trail. The trail was developed last year as a joint effort between the Pennsylvania Tourism Office and the ...

Chase results in drug charges

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A Huntingdon County man arrested after a chase in Blair County allegedly tried to ditch drugs and had a homemade shotgun, according to police. Dylan J. Skupine, 29, of Hunt­ingdon was taken into custody early Sunday after he allegedly fled a traffic stop in Hollidaysburg and led police on a ...

New shade tree ordinance taking root

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Reached by phone in the middle of a hot afternoon, Bill Elmendorf paused under trees along Allen Street in State College, where he works as a professor of community forestry at Penn State and talked about helping the Altoona Shade Tree Commission update the city’s shade tree ...

At the source

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Diane Mowery, 72, of East Freedom fills eight gallon jugs with mountain water on Monday morning off Knob Run Road. Photo for the Mirror by Isaac Ritchey

Traffic stop leads to felony charges

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DuBOIS — A Clearfield County man is facing felony drug charges after a traffic stop. Police say Justin E. Salada, 32, whose address is listed as Coalport, was in possession of methamphetamine when his vehicle was stopped Jan. 12 in DuBois. According to the affidavit, the car was pulled ...

Police charge city man with theft, burglaries

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An Altoona man is in jail after police say he stole tools out of a shed and lost a shoe running from another homeowner who caught him rummaging through her vehicle. Christopher K. Anderson Jr., 35, of 810 Third Ave., is accused of stealing a Makita drill and Hitachi chop saw and other items ...

State court ruling supports rights of biological father

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A Huntingdon County judge’s decision ruling the time-honored concept that a husband is presumed to be the father of a child born to his wife did not apply when the wife in the case before the court had an affair — and became pregnant while the couple was separated for a short period of ...

Police: City man defrauded homeowner

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An Altoona man faces charges of home improvement fraud and theft. Anthony S. Bialek, 49, is accused by Altoona police of taking $2,000 from a Juniata homeowner in April to do work on the home, but police claim he never started the job and failed to get in contact with the homeowner. ...