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Kaneshiki to lead Blair County GOP

June 25, 2016 Blair County Republicans elected libertarian-minded activist and Hollidaysburg Area School Board member Lois Kaneshiki to head the local party Thursday, ushering in an ideological shift as they... more »»

 
 
 
Father receives prison time for burning daughter

June 25, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man will spend two to four years in prison for burning his 3-year-old daughter with a cigarette lighter. more »»

Longtime attorney leaving law firm

June 25, 2016 Scores of Pennsylvania school districts will have to navigate school law and negotiate employee contracts without attorney Dave Andrews, who will leave the law firm he developed after 27 years. more »»

Family makes living with traveling carnival

June 25, 2016 Powers Great American Midways is a fourth-generation family business and a small, self-sufficient city on the move for nine months of the year. The carnival started in Rochester, N.Y. more »»

Survivors share stories at Cove Relay For Life

June 25, 2016 ROARING SPRING — Circling a track Friday, purple-clad cancer survivors were scattered among the crowd at the Roaring Spring Athletic Field, where they participated in the Relay For Life of the Cove. more »»

Philly man’s claims rejected

June 25, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge has rejected post-trial issues raised by a Philadelphia-area man facing a prison sentence of 33-66 years for his role as the leader of a statewide fraudulent... more »»

City man faces assault charge

June 25, 2016 An Altoona man faces charges after police say he walked into Wal-Mart and groped a woman. Edward G. Baker Sr., 78, 149 Daily St. more »»

Claysburg man charged with false imprisonment

June 25, 2016 A Claysburg man faces charges after an incident in Duncansville where he allegedly locked his girlfriend in a bathroom. more »»

Area briefs

June 25, 2016 BEDFORD Police arrest burglary suspect A phone call about a kidnapping lead police to a fugitive in Bedford County. more »»

Lawyer urged PSU to report Sandusky

June 24, 2016 HARRISBURG — Penn State’s former top lawyer said in a deposition made public Thursday he advised the university’s vice president in 2001 to notify a state agency of a complaint from an assistant... more »»

Officers remember fallen

June 24, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The threat of rain didn’t deter Blair County police and a crowd of the public they protect from gathering on Thursday afternoon for the 25th Annual Blair County Law Enforcement... more »»

Greenhouse hopes to grow medical pot

June 24, 2016 The owner of a greenhouse in Grandview plans to apply to the state for permission to grow medical marijuana, Logan Township supervisors learned Thursday. more »»

Wing festival packs Ebensburg streets

June 24, 2016 EBENSBURG — Smoke wafted from vendors tents carrying the smell of cooking food through crowds of people who walked the streets of downtown Ebensburg Thursday evening, where they listened to live... more »»

Cambria Township man accused of raping two girls

June 24, 2016 EBENSBURG — A Cambria Township man was jailed Thursday, charged with raping two underage girls at a Revloc home earlier this month. more »»

Cambria resident rallying support for evening meetings

June 24, 2016 kbrown@altoonamirror.com EBENSBURG — A Summerhill Township woman has collected more than 600 signatures to support the Cambria County commissioners moving their meetings from 10 a.m. to the evenin. more »»

Police: City man fondled girl

June 24, 2016 An Altoona man faces felony charges after police allege he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl. Donald P. Moyer, 25, of 1609 20th Ave. more »»

Man wants credit for jail time served

June 24, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A convicted drug dealer serving a 10-to 20-year prison sentence for his role in “Operation Blood Clot” is trying to convince a Blair County judge that he should be credited for almos... more »»

Cambria approves 2015 audit

June 24, 2016 EBENSBURG — Wessel & Company presented its 2015 audit to the Cambria County commissioners on Thursday. The report reflected much of what two commissioners and Controller Ed Cernic Jr. more »»

Man jailed after alleged crowbar attack

June 24, 2016 An alleged crowbar attack in Lakemont landed an Altoona man behind bars. Shane T. Wagner, 23, of 818 Schoolhouse Av. more »»

Cambria rejects project bids, delays bridge plans

June 24, 2016 EBENSBURG — The Cambria County commissioners on Thursday rejected project bids and postponed plans to fix one of its most dangerous bridges for a year. more »»

Police accuse man of vandalizing truck

June 24, 2016 A Minnesota man is in jail after police say he vandalized his girlfriend’s pickup truck at a Logan Township hotel. Curt M. Craven, 32, of Milton, Minn. more »»

 
 

BOOT CAMP PREP CLASS June 25, 2016

June 25 – BOOT CAMP PREP CLASS – Group instruction in close order drill, military etiquette and history of the 28th Infantry Division Shrine designed as an educational adjunct for those enrolling in the AUGUST Boot Camp for Kids. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch provided. $25 per person. more »

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Dennie Huber: His Impact and Legacy

June 21, 2016 During the past week, the area mourned the loss of popular area entertainer and icon Dennie Huber, who passed away on June 12 in a Pittsburgh hospital at age 6. more »

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