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Session offers scam protection tips

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HARRISBURG –– State Rep. Jim Gregory, R-Holli­days­burg, will be joined by representatives of the Attor­ney General’s Office and law enforcement during an informational session on how to protect yourself from scams. The event, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Northern Blair Senior ...

Trump falters in state but keeps electoral edge

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President Donald Trump remains unpopular in Pennsylvania, according to the latest round of a tracking poll that monitors voters’ attitudes. But while his approval ratings are underwater in several important Rust Belt states, his relative edge in the Electoral College appears to be growing, ...

Puppy love abounds – mostly

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When some men reach my age of 80, they often do some unusual things. Some buy a red convertible, a toupee and head for the beach, while others might get a 22-year-old girlfriend. In my case, I passed up these seemingly tame choices and went directly for the big stuff — I got a puppy. ...

Williamsburg board approves group’s use of school facilities

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WILLIAMSBURG — A dec­ade ago, Patricia Kensinger wanted to make a connection between being a school board member and helping the senior citizens at the assisted living facility where she worked. Kensinger, who is on the Williamsburg Community School District School Board, saw a need to ...

Roadwork

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Hollidaysburg Plank Road resurfacing begins New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. Inc. of New Enterprise will begin work on a resurfacing project on Plank Road from Route 22 to Sheraton Drive in Allegheny and Logan townships, PennDOT said. Beginning Wednesday, the contractor will start work ...

Bridge plans on display

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — PennDOT will conduct an open house to display plans on the proposed bridge replacement project located on state Route 4013 over Homer Gap Run, Logan Township, and the proposed culvert replacement on state Route 4015 over Spring Run in Altoona. The meeting will be held from 6 ...

Marriage licenses

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Blair County Zane M. Camaroto and Lyndsay M. Alexander, both of Williamsburg. Dustin T. Knox and Amber R. Spino, both of Altoona. Bedford County Brent William Davis and Brenda Lynn Williams, Roaring Spring. Amanda S. Ebersole and Miles D. Stiles, both of Fishertown. Steven Swope ...

Divorces

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Blair County SMITH — Whitney, Altoona; Davon, Bellefonte. Married June 10, 2015. TROUTMAN — George F. III; Rebecca L., both of Altoona. Married June 26, 2010. HARLACH — Aaron, Bellwood; Meelika (Merirand), Colchester, United Kingdom. Married June 5, 2017. Cambria ...

Area prepares for scorching heat

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Harry Benner waited for a bus Friday afternoon in a spot of shade on 17th Street. He wouldn’t sit in the glass shelter because in heat of 93 degrees and heat index values as high as 103 degrees, that shelter would have been way too hot, he said. It was the first time in several days that ...

Former guard takes plea

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A former corrections officer at the Blair County Prison will be on probation for five years after rendering no contest pleas to four misdemeanors linked to the assault of an inmate with tobacco in his rectum. Tyrone area resident Dalton R. Zeiders, 25, presented the pleas ...

AWA repairing collapsed pipe

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Altoona Water Authority workers are repairing a 30-inch sanitary sewer pipe that collapsed after being undermined by the Little Juniata River, allowing the contents to flow into the river about a quarter-mile north of the North Eighth Street Bridge in Juniata recently. A state Department of ...

WATCO announces closure of repair facility

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Officials for a Hollidaysburg railcar repair shop confirmed plans to close by Sept. 20. “After careful consideration, WATCO made a decision to close the Hollidaysburg tank care facility,” said Lori Kallenbach, vice president of WATCO’s marketing and communications department in Kansas ...

Man pleads in child porn case

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Hollidaysburg area man has rendered guilty pleas in Blair County Court to charges filed in connection with child pornography possession. Brent-Aaron Pielmeier, 23, who was arrested and charged in February 2018, rendered pleas Friday before Judge Wade A. Kagarise, with ...

Accused rapist to face trial

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A 19-year-old accused of raping a 16-year-old girl will face trial. Dylan Weatherwalk slouched in his chair at the defendant’s table in Magisterial District Judge Ben Jones’ courtroom on Wednesday as Altoona police Detective Sgt. Terry Merritts outlined the evidence police have against the ...

Walmart theft suspect behind bars

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An Altoona man is behind bars after police say he stole from the East Freedom Walmart four times over the span of about three weeks. John Paul Sollenberger, 43, 2237 11th Ave., was arraigned Wednesday on four felony counts of retail theft stemming from alleged incidents starting on May 26 in ...

­­­­Woman jailed in contraband case

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A Tipton woman who allegedly tossed a package of drugs over the fence of the Blair County Prison for her incarcerated boyfriend is now in jail on felony charges. Hollidaysburg police allege Faith Carper, 30, of Tipton threw the package of drugs over the fence for her boyfriend, 34-year-old ...

Police: Duncansville woman stole car, drove to court appearance

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A Duncansville woman is accused of driving a stolen car to District Court. Jessica L. Markovich, 38, 270 Allen Lane, was arrested Thursday after she drove a stolen 2009 Mazda to Magisterial District Judge Andrew Blattenberger’s office in Martinsburg, where she was scheduled for a ...

Relief from the heat

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June toastiest; July may follow WASHINGTON — The heat goes on: Earth sizzled to its hottest June on record as the climate keeps going to extremes. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday announced that June averaged 60.6 degrees, about 1.7 degrees warmer than the ...

AASD tennis courts crack

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(Editor's note: This story was edited at 7 a.m. this morning to add time elements on the project.) A bit of trouble was served up recently at the new Mansion Park tennis courts as cracks appeared on the surface only months after the courts were replaced. The crack was nothing to sneeze at ...

Hollidaysburg board votes to hike student parking fee

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — The student parking fee at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School will jump from $5 last year to $25 this year. The school board approved the increase during their Wednesday night meeting. The vote was 5-1, with Melissa Mitchell casting the vote against the increase. ...