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Hit-and-run driver sought

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HOLLIDAYSBURG –– State police said the driver of a silver-colored Chrysler Sebring is suspected in a hit-and-run crash on Woodbury Pike. According to state police at Hollidaysburg, the crash occurred about 4 p.m. Oct. 30 in Taylor Township when a 30-year-old New Enterprise man driving a ...

Branching out

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Penelec crew members assisted as the Diamond tree, originally from Canal Basin Park, was placed in front of the Capitol Hotel on Thursday in preparation for Hollidaysburg’s annual Winterfest celebration. Volunteers will gather at 9 a.m. Saturday to decorate the tree in anticipation of Light ...

Inmate objects to ‘escape risk’ label

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A state prison inmate has asked Blair County Judge Timothy M. Sullivan to order the release of prison documents that he can use to challenge his designation as an “escape risk.” Adam C. Hardin, who is serving six to 15 years in connection with sending emails in 2013 that ...

Council rethinks proposed tax hike

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City Council on Wednesday approved a tentative budget calling for no tax increase — unlike one proposed last month that would have raised property taxes by 0.15 mill to pay for street tree maintenance. Instead of a dedicated tax that would have raised $280,000 a year for trimming, planting ...

Stuckey Subaru kicks off annual campaign

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Stuckey Subaru has kicked off the Subaru Share the Love Event, an annual campaign. Throughout the event, Subaru of America will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle leased or purchased to one of four national charities — Meals on Wheels America, ASPCA, Make-A-Wish or ...

Appeals court upholds jail time in prisoner assault

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A state appeals court panel has refused to void the jail time handed down to a Blair County Prison inmate who was one of six inmates involved in a brutal attempt to steal contraband tobacco from another inmate’s rectum. The Superior Court, based on a decision rendered by judges Judith ...

Briefcase

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Peterman’s Flower Shop sets holiday open house Peterman’s Flower Shop, 608 N. Fourth Ave., will hold a holiday open house from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 24. The event will include live music and food and give shoppers the opportunity to meet the Peterman’s designers and check out ...

Pumpkin ice

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Snow covers several pumpkins in front of a home along Tunnelhill Street in Tunnelhill. An arctic blast sent shivers across the region and a large portion of the eastern United States this week, with bitter weather breaking records from Mississippi to Maine. Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski

Chief lauds rescue trio

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City Fire Chief Tim Hileman on Wednesday pinned commendation medals on three firefighters who worked together to stop a man who’d been stabbed in the neck seconds earlier from bleeding to death this summer. Capt. Cameron Sunderland, engineer Brian Caldwell and firefighter Marshall Johnson ...

Blair budget to raise taxes

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County has introduced a $56.78 million budget for 2020 that will be balanced with a 3.79 percent increase in real estate taxes and the use of almost $1.9 million in reserve money. Commissioners, who made the last of their budget-balancing decisions last week, agreed ...

Police: Woman not held against will

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State police in Indiana County say there is no evidence that a Bedford County woman reported as missing on Monday was held against her will by the man she and her children were traveling with. In addition, she faces drug and child endangerment charges in the ordeal. Police issued an update ...

Patton pool fund questioned

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PATTON — Patton Borough Council this week was asked again by a resident about her request for information on the use of funds associated with the now-defunct Park Commission. Before it was disbanded in 2014, the commission was allegedly in possession of funds donated by the community ...

Grant to fund Tyrone bridge

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TYRONE — Borough Council on Tuesday accepted a $200,000 grant from the state to renovate the Ninth Street pedestrian bridge, closed since 2016 because of hazardous conditions, although it will mean a higher-than-expected local match. The borough applied in the spring for $250,000 from the ...

Wanted Roaring Spring man faces new charges

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A Roaring Spring man wanted by two police departments in Blair County is now in jail and facing additional charges. Alan K. Black Jr., 35, of Roaring Spring was jailed Saturday after Blair Township police contend he tried to give a false name after the car he was riding in was pulled over on ...

Burglary suspect allegedly gave fake name to police

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CLEARFIELD –– A Coalport man accused of burglary is now facing additional charges for lying about his identity to police in order to dodge a warrant for his arrest. Police said on Nov. 6, Isaac Lee Krause, 18, told a Clearfield County sheriff’s deputy that his name was Damon when he ...

Blair write-in votes posted online

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County has posted write-in votes on its website, after finishing a review of those votes cast in the Nov. 5 election. Results are now available for review at www.blairco.org. The change to a paper-trail voting system, used for the first time in Blair County on Nov. 5, ...

City man held on drug counts

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Drug charges were bound over to court for William John Smith, 51, of Altoona, who on Tuesday was jailed at Blair County Prison, in lieu of $30,000 cash bail as he awaits further court proceedings. On Nov. 3, state police allegedly found about 11 bundles of heroin packaged in waxine bags ...

Coaldale woman reported missing

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COALDALE — State police at Bedford were dispatched to the report of a missing person on 1321 Main St. in Coaldale, Bedford County, WTAJ reported. Kristal Lynn Hall has been reported missing by her sisters, who said there has been no contact with her family since Oct. 1 Anyone with ...

BASD awards HVAC contracts

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BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis School Board members have awarded contracts for the replacement of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system at the middle and high schools. The contract for the mechanical portion of the project was awarded to MERVAC of Windber at $2,771,000, and Darr ...