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Board: AG Kane’s license suspension should stay

January 21, 2016 HARRISBURG — The state office that investigates misconduct by lawyers argued Wednesday that Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane waited too long to object to Justice Michael Eakin’s... more »»

Tyrone man to face trial on drug charges

January 21, 2016 A Tyrone man will face trial on charges he sold cocaine, heroin and bath salts. William L. Hampton Jr., 36, 402K Washington Ave. more »»

Attorney wants evidence barred

January 21, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The defense attorney in the homicide case of Jorge Luis Gomez III of Altoona is asking a Blair County judge to bar evidence collected by city police and several statements taken from... more »»

Tunnelhill, Elder Twp. to collect real estate tax

January 21, 2016 Unfamiliarity with real estate law has cost some local municipalities thousands of dollars in the last several years. more »»

Attorneys for 2 children request video conference

January 21, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Prosecutors are asking that two child abuse victims, ages 8 and 10, be permitted to testify via videoconference during the trial of their alleged attacker. more »»

Hollidaysburg to invest in roofing repairs

January 21, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg Area School Board members voted unanimously at their Wednesday night meeting to accept a bid for a half-million-dollar roofing project, while putting another... more »»

Everett car dealer pleads guilty to forgery

January 21, 2016 BEDFORD — A former Everett car dealer entered guilty pleas Wednesday to multiple counts of theft and forgery, according to a release from Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins. more »»

Crime briefs

January 21, 2016 Attack suspect turns himself in A man wanted by Altoona police for allegedly attacking his ex-girlfriend with a machete has turned himself in. Jason David Miller, 28, of 1319 18th Ave. more »»

Ex-mayor Hippo seeking to alter lawsuit

January 20, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A lawsuit brought by Altoona developer Gregory Morris against former Altoona Mayor Charles Wayne Hippo — who was Morris’ attorney — was tested for the first time Tuesday when it was... more »»

Forecasters keeping eye on snow storm

January 20, 2016 By the end of today, meteorologists will begin to make judgments on how much snow could fall in Altoona this weekend. “If everything came together, potentially there could be a foot of snow ... more »»

Ex-detective business CEO facing felony theft charges

January 20, 2016 A former CEO of a Logan Township private detective business now faces charges over thousands of dollars police say he pilfered from the company. David R. Metzger, 64, 311 Tennyson Ave. more »»

Bellwood-Antis School Board approves proposed budget with tax increase

January 20, 2016 BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis School Board members Tuesday approved a nearly $16.9 million proposed preliminary budget for 2016-17 that calls for an increase of 8.9 mills in the real estate tax. more »»

Spring Cove School Board approves more funds for air conditioning

January 20, 2016 ROARING SPRING — Temperatures inside Martinsburg Elementary School’s gym/cafeteria likely will be more bearable during hot summer months, as Spring Cove School Board members voted Monday to spend a... more »»

State Rep. McGinnis to run for third term

January 20, 2016 State Rep. John McGinnis, R-Altoona, announced his bid Tuesday for a third term in the General Assembly, which he has repeatedly insisted will be his last. more »»

Asbestos-laden material found inside Blair County Courthouse

January 20, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — As Blair County continues efforts aimed at keeping water out of the courthouse, it will need to remove some asbestos-laden material. more »»

Altoona Area ends audit positively

January 20, 2016 The Altoona Area School Board on Wednesday accepted its financial audit from last school year, which ended positively, auditor Dave Scott sai. more »»

Blair County briefs

January 20, 2016 Group considers nonprofit status A Blair County group formed to coordinate child abuse investigation work and to possibly establish a child advocacy center is interested in becoming a nonprofit... more »»

State court upholds father’s custody ruling

January 19, 2016 A decision by Blair County Judge Timothy M. Sullivan granting primary custody of a 2-year-old child to his father has been upheld by a three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court. more »»

Cove board OKs hire

January 19, 2016 ROARING SPRING — Spring Cove School Board members voted unanimously at their Monday night meeting to hire a new special education director, while also voting in a split vote to hire consultants to... more »»

Police looking for theft suspect

January 19, 2016 A South Carolina man is wanted in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from a Freedom Township store. Police said Monday that James Shamell Ellison, 42, of Marion, S. more »»

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