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Parents, kids protest closings

August 26, 2015 Holding signs saying “Save Our School” and “Put Kids First,” about 30 students and parents of St. Rose of Lima School rallied at Sixth Avenue in front of the school Tuesday evening. Although St. more »»

Attorney seeks to bar remarks

August 26, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The defense attorney for Tracy Stephen­son, the Altoona woman accused of shooting her 71-year-old mother to death in November, is asking that statements she provided to police be... more »»

Police search homes in shooting

August 26, 2015 Police said an investigation into an early Saturday morning murder-homicide in Nanty Glo Borough is ongoing, with search warrants executed for the alleged shooter’s vehicle and the two homes where... more »»

DUI patrol nabs juvenile

August 26, 2015 Three motorists, including a 16-year-old, were arrested for impaired driving during a Blair County DUI Task Force roving patrol from 11 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday. more »»

Judge says Sheriff’s deputy search legal, charges to stand

August 26, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Drug and gun charges filed against a Duncansville man will stand, according to an opinion issued this week by Blair County President Judge Jolene G. Kopriva. more »»

Former city solicitor known for brilliance, attention to detail

August 26, 2015 Nicholas John Casanave “loved the city,” those who worked with the longtime Altoona city solicitor said, remembering him for his contributions and attention to detail. more »»

Judge deems search ‘lawful’

August 26, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Timothy M. Sullivan found that a search of a Seventh Avenue home 17th months ago was “lawful and reasonable,” even though police entered the home without a warran. more »»

Feds take case of ‘dark’ humor preschool threats

August 26, 2015 PITTSBURGH — A 19-year-old Pennsylvania man faces federal charges over a Facebook post threatening to kill preschool children even after telling investigators he merely has a dark sense of humor and... more »»

Police name 28 in Blair drug sweep

August 25, 2015 One after another, the suspects in Monday’s Blair County drug sweep appeared before Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller for arraignment at Central Court on Fourth Street. more »»

Man faces attempted homicide charges

August 25, 2015 A Cambria County man is behind bars on attempted murder charges in Blair County. Jesse M. Rickabaugh, 33, of 221 Beech St. more »»

Mayor debate still questionable

August 25, 2015 Altoona Democratic mayoral candidate Jason Imler wants to debate his Republican opponent, Matt Pacifico. The Pacifico campaign is less than enthusiastic about the idea. more »»

Attorney General Kane ordered to stand trial

August 25, 2015 NORRISTOWN — The state’s attorney general on Monday was ordered to stand trial on charges she leaked secret grand jury information to embarrass a rival prosecutor. more »»

Three people sentenced after plea in murder case

August 25, 2015 Three people who helped clean a Bedford County crime scene after a September shooting have been sentenced to jail time after accepting a plea deal, according to court records. more »»

Woman in abuse case sentenced

August 25, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A young mother who allowed her boyfriend to baby-sit their child only months after he was placed on probation for a prior abuse incident was sentenced Monday to 10-23¢ months in... more »»

Judge rejects dismissal of threat charges

August 25, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge is refusing to dismiss charges of terroristic threats against a former part-time technical director employed by the Mishler Theatre who was upset at being let go... more »»

Colver man accused of sexually abusing two children

August 25, 2015 COLVER — A Colver man faces a half-dozen felony charges for allegedly sexually abusing two children under age 1. more »»

Tennis center to get upgrades

August 25, 2015 EBENSBURG — After two months of discussion, Ebensburg Borough Council members agreed Monday to make lighting upgrades to its tennis cente. more »»

Ride-to-work program could end

August 25, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A ride-to-work program available to Blair County residents is at risk of being suspended for lack of a state budget, county leaders said Tuesday. more »»

Two charged for filth in home

August 25, 2015 Two people face charges over living conditions at their Fourth Avenue home. Altoona police responded about 3 a.m. Saturday to 326 Fourth Ave. to find Matthew R. Weaver, 28, had locked Jessica L. more »»

Area briefs

August 25, 2015 Man accused of attempted arson A city man faces attempted arson and related charges after police say he poured gasoline on the door of an apartment and tried to light it on fire. Casey . more »»

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