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Magisterial district judge

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Filed before Altoona Magisterial District Judge Daniel C. DeAntonio: Waived to court July 31: Stephanie M. Santoro, 27, 711 Fourth St., charged by Altoona police with indecent exposure, disorderly conduct, open lewdness, false reports and one summary traffic violation on the 500 block of East ...

Sentencings

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The following sentencings were filed in Blair County Court. Although some cases may be more than a year old, the Mirror publishes them in the interest of complete reporting. The following defendant was placed in the Intermediate Punishment Program for a period of 60 days to 60 months. They ...

AWA unlikely to reverse policy

Local News

The Altoona Water Authority seems unlikely to reverse its longstanding policy of holding property owners ultimately responsible for paying water and sewer bills, despite a plea from a landlord at a recent meeting. Thayne Nader has been forced to pay the authority when tenants have departed ...

Police: Traffic stop turned up evidence

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Two Altoona men are in jail on felony charges after police say a traffic stop led to a gun and evidence of a burglary. Khiry N. Cannady, 29, and Joshua Gregg, 28, were taken into custody early Friday after Logan Township police pulled over a Jeep that Cannady was driving because it had no ...

Farm show

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Local student places in contest Ada Stapleton, an eighth grader at Huntingdon Area Middle School, captured second place honors in the seventh and eighth grade competition of the Spotted Lanternfly Calendar Contest at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Entries came from 87 schools/groups and 32 ...

Senior judge rejects Mosey’s lawsuit

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A civil court lawsuit with multiple complaints against a Blair County judge and the Altoona Mirror has been dismissed. Senior Judge John D. Kuhn of Adams County recently rejected the lawsuit that Tarence Mosey filed in Blair County in September 2018, outlining complaints ...

Police: Bellwood man had stash

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A traffic stop in Altoona led to the arrest of a Bellwood man who police said had a large stash of drugs, guns and cash. Jason D. Lynn, 33, of Bellwood, was arrested over the weekend after a woman was pulled over in his car early Saturday. She told officers there were guns in the trunk and a ...

Fore!

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Joe DeAntonio takes a practice swing as he lines up his shot at the Sylvan Hills Golf Course, Hollidaysburg, on Monday. (Mirror photo by Russ O’Reilly)

Briefcase

Local Business

Big Idea contest open Ben Franklin Technology Partners, in partnership with the Startup Alleghenies initiative, is looking for the region’s tech-entrepreneurs, innovators and small manufacturers who are developing new products, processes or software applications for the annual $50,000 Big ...

Births

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Dec. 26, 2019 Chelsey Skye Fox, a daughter born to Priscilla S. (Horst) and Merle M. Fox of Williamsburg, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at 10:42 p.m. Jan. 1, 2020 A daughter born to Angelique Beers of Altoona, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Jan. 3, ...

Sheetz near AASD eyes sales of alcohol

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The Altoona Planning Commission this week approved a land development plan for two additions that could allow the Sheetz on 17th Street at Seventh Avenue –– near the Altoona Area School District campus –– to sell beer and wine. The project calls for an addition to accommodate seating ...

Spanish helps area woman forge new path

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While downloading music online like most 15-year-olds at the time, Amanda Hatch of Hollidaysburg accidentally found a song that would change her life. The song was completely in Spanish, and she didn’t understand a word of it. But after spending hours with a Spanish-English dictionary ...

Finishing touches

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Brandon Ott applies primer to the lattice below the front porch steps of his Oak Avenue home Saturday. Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski

Judge orders mental health check

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CLEARFIELD — A Clearfield man who threatened corrections officers while attempting to escape from the Clearfield County Jail is being sent for a mental health evaluation. In July, John F. Moore, 43, Clearfield, allegedly removed a piece of a metal desk which he used as a weapon to threaten ...

Notary seminars planned

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The Pennsylvania Association of Notaries will hold several educational seminars this month for Altoona area notaries and motor vehicle agents. The seminars will be held at the Hampton Inn, 180 Charlotte Drive. PAN’s First Time Notary Seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. ...

Magisterial district judges

Local News

Filed before Martinsburg Magisterial District Judge Andrew L. Blattenberger: Waived to court April 18 - May 30: Jenna A. Drysdale, 33, 124 Locust St., Claysburg, charged by Greenfield Township police with endangering the welfare of children, March 27. Justis K. Dodson, 23, 195 Valley ...

Worldly focus

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By Walt Frank wfrank@altoonamirror.com om Grove never expected to become a journalist. “I was fascinated by languages. I never thought of journalism at all. My dad was a psychologist at the VA. My mom worked at Penn Mont Academy. They both had a background in psychology; it was ...

Fingerprint in Routier case still unknown

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Supporters of Darlie Routier — the former Altoona woman on death row in Texas after being convicted of the 1996 murder of one of her young sons — for years encouraged the state of Texas to run the images of an unidentified bloody fingerprint found at the murder scene. Dallas County Judge ...

Behind the desk: Zachary Haulman

Local Business

What products or services does your company provide? Haulman Physical Therapy is Blair County’s first concierge physical therapy company. There is nothing like HPT within two hours of Altoona. We have an orthopedic clinical specialist (Zachary Haulman) and a pelvic floor specialist (Taylor ...

Area

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HOLLIDAYSBURG Gun permit system now operational The Blair County Sheriff’s Office announced that the upgrade to its license to carry “gun permit” system has been completed and is now operational. Walmart sets Wellness Day Walmart Wellness Day is being held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ...