8 hrs ago
Transportation program's growth to be 'sustained'
Local PennDOT representatives met with area municipal leaders, police officers and planning agencies to highlight the perks of the recently passed Act 89 transportation funding law and to showcase construction initiatives for the next year.
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12 hrs ago
AG's office cops to mistake
An agreement approved by a judge late Monday has eliminated a hurdle faced by Dr. Barry Bender of Tyrone as he seeks parole from a 10- to 20-year prison sentence imposed for sexual offenses against teenage boys.
17 hrs ago
Police: Man scammed elderly
Shawn P. Price, 25, of 110 16th St., was arrested Friday and lodged in Blair County Prison for a parole violation and faces charges by Altoona police that he took money from elderly victims for odd jobs but never did any work.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
Robbery spree ends in jail time
An East Freedom man this week told Blair County President Judge Jolene G. Kopriva he had been free of his drug habit for six years, but last year he relapsed because of "family problems."
Persons of interest sought in bomb threat
Cambria County Courthouse reopened about 12:20 p.m. after being closed all morning in the wake of a bomb threat.
New chronic wasting disease cases prompts Game Commission to expand Disease Management Areas
Chronic wasting disease was not detected in any of the samples collected from deer harvested by hunters during the 2013-14 Pennsylvania hunting seasons, the Pennsylvania Game Commission announced today.
Tuesday April 22 2014
AN AUTOPSY SHOWED NO SIGNS OF FOUL PLAY, BUT CAMBRIA COUNTY AUTHORITIES ARE TREATING the DEATH OF 30 YEAR OLD AMANDA SHERRY-GRIFFON AS A HOMICIDE.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Man gets up to 30 years in prison
Blair County District Attorney Richard A. Consiglio said Monday if he had to try Joshua Shannon, 24, of Altoona for attempted first-degree murder of a family friend, he would tell the jury that "this is a case that doesn't make any sense."
Hearing to weigh constitutionality of mandatory minimums
Blair County judges will make a third attempt to hold a hearing on the constitutionality of mandatory sentences in Pennsylvania, as the number of protests among defense attorneys to such sentences is snowballing.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
Dry conditions keep fire companies on their toes until woods 'green up'
March, April and May are prime forest fire months when dry conditions and winds can quickly turn a small backyard blaze into a full-fledged wildfire.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
Airport, townships at odds over rule
The Altoona-Blair County Airport solicitor said he doesn't see any risk of liability for the airport if municipalities decline to follow through with adopting an ordinance recognizing approach zones around an airport.
Penn State Altoona "Gives it up for Good"
Penn State Altoona will hold its annual Trash to Treasure sale from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Adler Gymnasium on May 31. Community members will be able to purchase gently used items including appliances, electronics, athletic equipment, furniture, clothes, books, cleaning supplies, dishes and decorations.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Mother loses parental rights
The decision of a Blair County judge to terminate the parental rights of a Blair County woman with a history of drug abuse has been upheld by the Pennsylvania Superior Court.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Prison board considers fill-ins for overtime issue
The chairman of the Blair County Prison Board said he wants to determine if the answer to the overtime problem could be the use of fill-in, or part-time workers.
Thursday April 17 2014
DESPITE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS AND RUMORS, MURRYSVILLE POLICE CHIEF THOMAS SEEFELD SAYS THEY HAVE FOUND NO EVIDENCE THAT ALEX HRIBAL WAS A VICTIM OF BULLYING.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Police: Ex-guard gave pills to inmates
A former Blair County Prison guard is behind bars on charges he supplied inmates with pills and tobacco in exchange for drugs.
SAMA Night of Distinction honors Altoona site, patrons
For the first time, the event will be held at SAMA's Altoona facility as the museum celebrates its 35th anniversary in Blair County.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Murderer petitions for early release
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."
Altoona City Council members say they need to study land value tax
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 whether it has worked so far.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Attorney for Baez seeks separate trial
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.