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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected further hearing on pretrial issues involving a major suspect in the Operation Last Call drug cases that began almost three years ago.
Larry I. Bowman Jr., 37, of Quinton, Va., allegedly sold cocaine supplied by convicted dealer Jermaine Samuel, 34, who was sentenced last year to 461/2 to 103 years in prison for his role in overseeing an operation that police said brought cocaine in from Baltimore to sell out of the Corner Bar & Grill at 1001 Eighth Ave. Bowman was charged in 2013 ... (more)
Daniel McIntyre of Blue Knob took the job as Blair County's director of veterans affairs on April 28. His office is located on the first floor of the Blair County Courthouse.
Tom Creekmore of Millsboro, Del., has had a long and good life as a father, grandfather, husband and airline executive, but at age 90, he still vividly remembers the men he fought and flew with in World War II.
Neighbors' complaints at a recent City Council meeting about a problem house on Beech Avenue could lead the city Redevelopment Authority to reconsider land banking - after the authority Foreclosed upon in January, the vacant house on the 400 block has attracted mice and rats and features garbage on the back porch, high weeds in the backyard and a ... (more)
A bill set for the state Senate this fall - and backed by Rep. John McGinnis, R-Altoona, and Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr., R-Blair - would open a legal path for financially distressed cities like Altoona to triple a service tax on anyone working in the city.
The World War II airplanes on display this weekend at the Altoona-Blair County Airport provide some patrons with a chance to remember and others with a chance to imagine.
A judge has scheduled a settlement conference for seven civil claims by people who claim a Franciscan friar molested them when he was an athletic trainer at a western Pennsylvania Catholic high school from 1992 to 2001.
Surviving are two sisters: Mary Ann Eger of Oakton, Va., and Peg J. Behe of Altoona; a brother, Captain William Edward Behe of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; two nieces: Maureen Fletcher and Kristen Bair; and four great-nieces and great-nephews: Drew Fletcher, Caroline Fletcher, Sidney Bair and Tatum Bair.
The seizure by police of an old dog from outside the house of its vacationing owners here July 30 - and the dog's subsequent death at a Blair County shelter - have unleashed dismay in the borough and an investigation by the Cambria County District Attorney's office.
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced charges against 12 low- and mid-level drug dealers and suppliers in Altoona, who are accused of distributing heroin, cocaine and opioid prescription drugs.
Updated: Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:33 pm
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