Regular testing ordered for driver
A Duncansville motorist who was charged three times in 27 days with driving under the influence has been ordered by Blair County Judge Daniel J. Milliron to report regularly to the Adult Parole and Probation Office for alcohol testing.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Shooting victim's brother asks for lower bail
Jacob Dormevil of Altoona, one of those arrested following a shooting in late October at a local nightclub, is asking a Blair County judge to lower his bail so he can be freed pending the outcome of his case.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Woman connected to homicides seeks appeal
A Frankstown Township woman in court for buying a gun used in three homicides committed by her boyfriend nearly a year ago wants to appeal a Blair County judge's decision upholding the criminal charges against her - prior to the trial of her case.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Judge supports parole
A Mexico native agreed Monday to withdraw a request for a hearing on his conviction for drug possession after Blair County Judge Daniel J. Milliron said he would agree to support the inmate's parole from a state correctional institution.
AASD to vote on tax issue
The Altoona Area school board is to vote tonight on a tax collection agreement that has a disputed value to the district and its taxpayers.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Transportation funding in gear
When Gov. Tom Corbett signed a new transportation bill into law last Monday, it brought an end to years of contentious debate and indecision on ways to maintain the state's thousands of miles of distressed highways and crumbling bridges.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
GOP officer announces bid
A longtime Republican Party officer and member of the Ward trucking family said she plans to run for state Rep. Jerry Stern's seat, making her the first candidate to be publicly named as the veteran legislator prepares to step down.
McDonald's presents education grants
McDonald's has presented more than $7,000 in classroom grants to 18 area school teachers, including nine in Bedford and Blair counties.
Hollidaysburg planning new ambulance building
Proposed drawings show a 7,200-square-foot building designed for an area next to North Juniata Street.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Roadside fight with family members ends in up to two years of jail time
Kenneth Lee Ritchey of Claysburg was sentenced Wednesday to spend at least a year in the Blair County Prison for assaulting family members and friends on Sept.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Paul E. Bouma
He was born in Coraopolis, son of the late John and Esther Bouma. He married Alice Kelly in Pittsburgh.
Penelec crews work to restore power despite lockout; Route 22 remains closed
A FirstEnergy spokesman said around 16,000 Penelec customers suffered outages beginning around 10 p.m. Tuesday night.
Wednesday November 27 2013
A WINTRY MIX FELL IN THE AREA YESTERDAY AND EARLY THIS MORNING. A NUMBER OF TREES AND POWER LINES WERE BROUGHT DOWN LEADING TO CLOSED ROADS AND POWER OUTAGES.
Police: Probation check yields drugs
Blair County Parole and Probation officers visited Richard A. Wood III, 26, of 204 Maple Ave. late Saturday morning and called in Altoona police after probation officers found heroin, pills, marijuana and an LSD-like substance, police said.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
DA: Threats suspect to be tried by local authorities
A Claysburg man facing 14 criminal charges for using a Blair County Prison computer to allegedly send threats that resulted in the evacuation of the Blair County Courthouse and a shutdown of parts of the Hollidaysburg water system will not be prosecuted by federal authorities, according to District Attorney Richard A. Consiglio.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Vincent John Hauck
He was born in Philadelphia, son of Aloysius and Anna Hauck. In 1950, he married his first-grade friend, Carroll McGarity, and they were happily married for 47 years until her death in 1997.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Drug kingpin's wife receives probation
Most of the major charges against the wife of drug kingpin Jermaine Samuel have been dismissed, and she has been placed on probation for three years on a conspiracy offense, according to a sentencing order filed Friday in the Blair County Courthouse.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Joan W. Redenberger
She was born in Windber, daughter of the late Cecil and Thelma Weaver. She married Charles E. Redenberger on June 5, 1951, in Warm Springs, Va.
Former girls coach to stand trial
A former Altoona Area girls assistant soccer coach will stand trial on a charge that she had a brief sexual relationship with one of her players a year ago.