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Experts: Trump’s goal to block fraud misguided

August 20, 2016 When Donald Trump announced at his Altoona rally last week that “cheating” is the only way he could lose Pennsylvania’s vote, the claim quickly reverberated through national media and prompted a new... more »»

Guard found guilty of oppression

August 20, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A former Blair County Prison guard was convicted Friday of official oppression based on his treatment of a handcuffed inmate he was escorting through the prison in late 2014. Lloyd . more »»

Ex-guard defends takedown of inmate

August 19, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A former Blair County Prison guard on trial for assaulting an inmate in late 2014 maintains that he was doing his job when he caused a handcuffed inmate to fall backward onto the... more »»

Police: Altoona man pursued teenager

August 19, 2016 A 36-year-old Altoona man is behind bars after he allegedly accosted a 15-year-old girl he befriended at the library. Troy Shirley, 36, a resident at the Salvation Army at 200 Seventh Ave. more »»

Developer signs deal with water authority

August 19, 2016 A partnership that includes local developers Don Devorris and Maury Lawruk is working on a 3-acre commercial tract on Plank Road just south of Alto-Reste Park cemetery. more »»

Police: Fight ends with stabbing

August 19, 2016 An argument between a married couple ended in a stabbing, according to Altoona police. Danielle L. Mock, 29, of 119 Lloyd St., Apt. more »»

Altoona Water Authority discovers mortar collapse

August 19, 2016 Last month, Altoona Water Authority officials said the cost of cleaning and lining a water main from Tipton to Bellwood reservoirs was going to cost $415,000 less than the initially budgeted $1. more »»

Two men accused of stealing rings

August 19, 2016 The theft of close to $35,000 in jewelry from an Altoona jewelry store is this week’s Blair County Crime Solvers Crime of the Week. It happened Wednesday afternoon at Your Jewelry Box, 908 Logan Blvd. more »»

Northern Cambria man accused of operating meth lab

August 19, 2016 NORTHERN CAMBRIA — Police said a Northern Cambria man operated a methamphetamine lab out of his home only a few hundred feet away from Northern Cambria High School. more »»

Portage man accused of stalking woman

August 19, 2016 A Portage man is facing felony charges for allegedly stalking a woman and breaking into her home in attempts to talk with her. Portage Borough police arrested Frank Lombardo Jr. more »»

Amtran preparing for triennial review

August 19, 2016 Amtran is preparing for a “triennial review” by the Federal Transit Admin­istration — and General Manager Eric Wolf expects reviewers to locate faults. more »»

Meeting set for Colver gas proposal

August 19, 2016 EBENSBURG — Peoples Natural Gas officials have scheduled a meeting next month to gauge interest in extending natural gas lines through a Cambria Township neighborhood. more »»

Antique dealer remembered

August 19, 2016 DUNCANSVILLE — Local antique dealer David Donnelly once bought a truckload of items. Then he asked the seller how much the truck was, and he bought that, too. more »»

Cambria County briefs

August 19, 2016 EBENSBURG County receives grants for projects Cambria County has received about $650,000 in state grant money for community improvement projects. more »»

Cambria approves bids for Glendale Lake work

August 19, 2016 EBENSBURG — The Cambria County Conservation District is moving forward with an erosion repair project at Glendale Lake. more »»

Insulation catches fire at mall

August 19, 2016 Firefighters and police rushed to the Logan Valley Mall on Thursday afternoon after workers outside caused a piece of insulation to smolder, officials said. more »»

Blown tire leads to rollover

August 19, 2016 The tire blew and the truck rolled over in an instant Friday on I-99. more »»

Police: Mom left two kids at home

August 19, 2016 An Altoona mother faces charges after police say she left her two young children alone at home while she was at work. Dana A. Johnston, 30, 602 Second Ave. more »»

Charges filed in fatal crash

August 18, 2016 The driver who struck and killed a pregnant Juniata woman and her unborn child last year on the North Eighth Street Bridge now faces charges. Logan Township police allege Tarence M. more »»

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