Planners support DeGol project

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Blair County Planning Commission members are offering support for an expansion project at the DeGol Industrial Center in Frankstown Township — a project which could lead to new jobs for the area. DeGol is applying for a grant under the CFA Multimodal Transportation Fund to construct rail ...

Area police to hold Night Against Crime

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Area police departments are gearing up for today’s annual National Night Out Against Crime. The events, which are free to the public, aim to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. The Altoona Police Department will host activities from 6 to 9 p.m. at Heritage ...

Stats say nearby counties should mask up

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Residents in Somerset and Clearfield counties should be masking up indoors, even those who are vaccinated against COVID-19, according to statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While Blair, Bedford and Huntingdon counties remain in the moderate range in COVID-19 ...

Man allegedly burglarized facility

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An East Freedom man was arrested after allegedly barricading himself inside a storage facility, court documents stated. Roy Vincent Smith, 33, was arraigned Friday by Magisterial District Judge Fred B. Miller on three felony charges of burglary, criminal trespassing and criminal mischief, the ...

Altoona man faces intimidation count

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A city man was detained Friday after allegedly threatening to kill a victim if she appeared for a preliminary hearing, court documents stated. Adam M. Bodnar, 37, was arraigned Friday by Magisterial District Judge Matthew Dunio for intimidation of witnesses and making terroristic threats, the ...

Traffic stop leads to drug-related counts

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A Roaring Spring man was detained Friday after police discovered meth and drug paraphernalia in his vehicle, court documents stated. Joshua Allen Pote, 38, was arraigned Saturday by Magisterial District Judge Fred B. Miller on drug-related charges after the Blair County DUI Task Force ...