Standoff ends with arrest

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TYRONE — One person was taken into custody following a standoff with police Thursday morning. Shaquille Patrick Williams, 27, of Altoona, was arraigned Thursday by Magisterial District Judge Fred B. Miller on felony charges of terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another, person ...

Region braces for cold temps

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Area residents should prepare for abnormally cold temperatures this weekend as a cold front moves into the region from northern Canada, according to Accuweather meteorologist Dave Bowers. The front will envelop most of the eastern United States with dry, frigid weather. Today’s high ...

Lockard lauded for commitment to district, students

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The longest tenured board member in Altoona Area School District’s history is being remembered for putting the district — and its students — first. Richard “Dick” Lockard, of Altoona, died of cancer Friday, Jan. 14. He was 86. Lockard, an alumnus of the Altoona Area High ...

Blair reports on ‘State of the Court’ virtually

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — After a year of increasing reliance on video transmissions in Blair County courtrooms because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the county’s 15th annual “State of the Court” assembly was held virtually on Thursday. In a transmission available to those with a computer and the ...

Teens to stand trial in school plot

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JOHNSTOWN — Two teens accused of conspiring to commit a school shooting at Westmont Hilltop High School in Cambria County will go to trial. WJAC reported charges against Logan Pringle and Preston Hinebaugh were held for Cambria County Court after a four-hour hearing Thursday before ...

Basement fire displaces family

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A basement fire Wednesday evening in the city temporarily displaced a family. Firefighters were dispatched at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday for a reported dwelling fire on the 2000 block of South 10th Avenue. When firefighters arrived on scene, officials discovered heavy smoke coming from the ...