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Woman guilty in gun case

HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona woman was convicted of supplying a gun used by a teenager in a June 12, 2021, daylight shooting at a busy Altoona intersection. A Blair County jury took less than 10 minutes to render the pair of guilty verdicts against Alisa A. Ramcharan, 28, on a felony firearm ...

Bridge honors fallen worker

CLAYSBURG — To his family, Bryan “Chipper” Chamberlain was a gentle giant, a big teddy bear who always tried to make others laugh and was always close at hand when someone needed help. On Aug. 20, 2018, Chamberlain, a PennDOT employee, was killed when a piece of heavy equipment in which ...

State Supreme Court rejects inmate’s challenge

The Pennsylvania Su­­preme Court has denied further hearing for an Altoona man convicted of drug offenses, but who has adamantly proclaimed for several years the investigation into his drug activities was illegal from the beginning. The state’s highest court however took a different ...

Woman gets prison for drug trafficking

HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Roaring Spring woman accused of drug trafficking offenses associated with one of the largest seizures of methamphetamine in Blair County was sentenced Thursday to 4.5 to 10 years in a state prison, followed by 15 years’ probation. Erica Lynn Eckert, 44, pleaded guilty ...

City man held for robbery, assault

A city man who faces robbery charges in one case and assault charges in another is behind bars after police found him hiding in a third-floor storage area in a home on the 300 block of North Seventh Avenue. Christain Thomas Malique Brown, 25, is accused of threatening a female victim about ...