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Former officer’s conviction upheld

April 17, 2014 HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Superior Court has upheld the conviction of a former Altoona police officer for an aggravated assault that occurred nearly four years ago at an Altoona ba. more »»

Man accused of being fake DEA agent faces trial

April 17, 2014 An Altoona man who allegedly helped his brother rob an Altoona drug dealer while pretending to be drug enforcement agents will face trial. Shawn T. Espenlaub, 34, of 610 Fifth St. more »»

AAHS keeps stabbing victims in mind

April 17, 2014 MURRYSVILLE — Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a... more »»

Maryland man faces charges after alleged sex with girl, 15

April 17, 2014 BEDFORD — A Maryland man faces felony charges a year after a 15-year-old Bedford girl, fearing a possible pregnancy and hoping to obtain emergency contraception, allegedly told hospital staff they'd... more »»

Kopriva: Parents entitled to hearing

April 17, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — President Judge Jolene G. more »»

Airport to receive new fueling station

April 17, 2014 MARTINSBURG — Work is expected to begin in mid-May on constructing a fueling station at the Altoona-Blair County Airport. The $. more »»

Search is on for Cambria Elementary principal

April 17, 2014 EBENSBURG — The Central Cambria School District hopes to find a new Cambria Elementary principal within the next month. more »»

Murderer petitions for early release

April 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man who was sentenced to life behind bars for a murder 27 years ago this month is asking for bail because, he claims, “I have satisfied my sentence. more »»

Police: Ex-guard gave pills to inmates

April 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A former Blair County Prison guard is behind bars on charges he supplied inmates with pills and tobacco in exchange for drugs. more »»

Spring Cove to hire for Life Skills program

April 16, 2014 ROARING SPRING — Spring Cove School District will hire away at least three staffers from a regional special-education program next week to begin a local replacement, the school board agreed Monday. more »»

Blair County to research property tax relief options

April 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners have asked Solicitor Nathan Karn to do some legal research into options for property tax relief. more »»

Cresson requests pleas court’s help in settlement dispute

April 16, 2014 CRESSON — A former police chief’s apparent refusal to sign a settlement agreement that would exchange financial compensation for his letter of resignation has forced Cresson Borough officials to... more »»

Penn Cambria school board approves security upgrades

April 16, 2014 CRESSON — Penn Cambria school board is working on close to $300,000 in summer security upgrades to all of its buildings — a project administrators said has been in the works for some time. more »»

Counties get grants for West Nile Virus

April 16, 2014 Blair County will be receiving nearly $30,000, while Cambria County is in line for $65,000 in funding to help control the West Nile Virus. more »»

Police: Man arrested for armed robbery

April 16, 2014 A Mount Union man was arrested Saturday afternoon after an armed robbery. State police in Huntingdon said Ricky Sheeler Jr., 33, entered the residence of an acquaintance and brandished a handgun. more »»

Author speaking at tea party meeting

April 16, 2014 Author Ruth Mitchell will be the speaker at the Blair County Tea Party monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express, 3306 Pleasant Valley Blvd. more »»

Attorney for Baez seeks separate trial

April 15, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Attorneys for two men who were at Choices Nightclub last Halloween when Willie S. Solomon of Altoona was shot dead say they do not want their clients tried together. more »»

Prison OT hits $17K in 2-week period

April 15, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Despite an ongoing effort to curtail overtime at the Blair County Prison, the two-week payroll for the last two weeks of March contained $17,604 in such compensation. more »»

Penn State Altoona wants police report on stabbing incident

April 15, 2014 Penn State Altoona has not yet taken disciplinary action on a student charged with an alleged stabbing incident on Saturday in State College. more »»

Altoona City Council members say they need to study land value tax

April 15, 2014 A strategic planning meeting of City Council Monday to re-evaluate Altoona’s land value tax led to a consensus on the need to explore the topic more thoroughly — and on the difficulty of determining... more »»

 
 

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