Blair County Newswire

Blair County Newswire

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  1. Masucci retiring after 32 years as Blair County prison employeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | Altoona Mirror

    Masucci knows after nearly 32 years at the Blair County Prison, an arrest is only the beginning of the rest of the story. Masucci was in his office one day when Altoona police brought in a man who was on bath salts, a substance that has a dramatic effect on the users.

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  2. Homeless struggle to find normalcyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | Altoona Mirror

    ... of the space. Working with Family Services to get people from the shelter to their own apartment, the nonprofit Blair County Community Action has its own transitional housing units that are a step to getting people into affordable housing, whether ...

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  3. News Minute: Here is the latest Pennsylvania news from The Associated PressRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 7 | WXIX-TV Cincinnati

    A coroner has ruled the deaths of three people in a central Pennsylvania house fire more than a year ago accidental although police say they are still investigating the blaze. The Mirror reports that the ruling in the January 2015 fire in Altoona came in the Blair County coroner's end-of-the-year report.

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  4. Officials agree on barn planRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 6 | Altoona Mirror

    Frankstown Township and an Altoona doctor have come to an agreement that will allow the conversion of a barn on Locke Mountain Road into a place that will host weddings and banquets. Blair County Judge Timothy M. Sullivan approved the agreement when it was presented to him this week by representatives of both sides, attorney A. Thomas Farrell on behalf of Dr. Sathya N. Aswathappa, and George W. Henry Jr., supervisors chairman.

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  5. They've Figured Out How the Thunder Bigfoot Got Its NameRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 6 | Cryptomundo

    Sunday, February 7 at 12a c Saturday, February 13 at 8p c Saturday, February 13 at 11p c Sunday, February 14 at 3a c The AIMS team heads to Blair County, PA looking for a Bigfoot known as the "Lightning Man". After meeting the eyewitnesses, the team believes that the key to this investigation may be a Native American lightning symbol hidden inside a secluded barn.

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  6. Coroner rules 3 fire deaths in 2015 blaze accidentalRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 6 | Erie Times News

    The Mirror reports that the ruling in the January 2015 fire in Altoona came in the Blair County coroner's end-of-the-year report. Coroner Patricia Ross said 31-year-old Jessica Giarth died of smoke inhalation, carbon monoxide and second-degree burns.

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  7. Black Civil War soldiers honored only in PennsylvaniaRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 6 | Washington Times

    ... to be free are now secured to you, and every prospect before you is full of hope and encouragement." The Blair County men who fought for that hope risked death at the hands of an enemy that didn't recognize their freedom. Black soldiers captured by ...

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  8. Coroner rules three deaths in fire accidentalRead the original story

    Friday Feb 5 | Altoona Mirror

    The Blair County coroner has ruled the deaths of three people in a Jan. 17, 2015, house fire at 1814 11th Ave. as accidental. However, Altoona police said they are continuing their investigation into the blaze at the 2 -story wood-frame home that claimed the lives of Jessica Giarth, 31, and her children, Kea Barnes, 9, and Lyric Giarth, 20 months.

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  9. Man pleads to sexual assault chargesRead the original story

    Friday Feb 5 | Altoona Mirror

    ... state prison. Myers will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life as part of the plea. Blair County Assistant District Attorney Ashley Owens said Friday that as a part of the plea agreement, Myers will also plead guilty to ...

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  10. Ross' murder retrial setRead the original story

    Friday Feb 5 | Altoona Mirror

    ... testimony from three former Ross girlfriends outlining his abusive attitude toward women was inappropriate. Blair County District Attorney Richard A. Consiglio argued that Dickey's complaint about lacking preparation time was bogus. Despite the ...

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  11. Tyrone woman back in jail shortly after releaseRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 4 | Altoona Mirror

    A Tyrone woman who is part of Blair County's DUI treatment court was returned to prison Thursday to serve 48 hours after she tested "hot" for the drug Suboxone, which she allegedly took while she was in prison earlier in the week. Stephanie Renee Miller, 33, attended Judge Daniel J. Milliron's DUI court on Tuesday.

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  12. Gallitzin resident challenges drug ordinanceRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 4 | Altoona Mirror

    ... August 2014. She pleaded guilty in September 2013 to a felony for possession with intent to deliver drugs in Blair County and was sentenced to 15 months to eight years imprisonment, Burns said, and will remain on parole for the next seven years. ...

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  13. Police seize heroinRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Altoona Mirror

    ... of heroin in bags stamped with "Head Trauma" and "Bulletproof." Miller was wanted by Altoona police and the Blair County Sheriff's Department on outstanding warrants so officers initiated a traffic stop when the pair reached Altoona about 8 p.m. ...

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  14. Overdose deaths on the riseRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Altoona Mirror

    Blair County had a sharp rise in drug overdose deaths in 2015, reports filed this week in the Blair County Courthouse show. Coroners are required to file annual reports in their county Office of the Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts by Jan. 31, listing investigations during the prior year.

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  15. Blair County allocates remainder of 2015 natural gas fundsRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Altoona Mirror

    The Blair County commissioners approved a $22,000 allocation Tuesday from its 2015 Marcellus Shale funds, depleting a pot of money that might not return as full in 2016. The county receives hundreds of thousands of dollars each year from Marcellus Shale revenue based on a formula from the Public Utility Commission.

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  16. Frankstown Township supervisors commit $48,100 to Lower Trail underpassRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Altoona Mirror

    ... tens of thousands of dollars for the planned underpass, it's only a portion of the total cost of $1.3 million. Blair County Commissioners pledged $100,000 for the project, and Rails to Trails has raised $25,000. But the lion's share of the $1.3 ...

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  17. Brooklyn man facing chargesRead the original story

    Monday Feb 1 | Altoona Mirror

    ... said. Vincent was booked on misdemeanor theft by deception and receiving stolen property charges and lodged in Blair County Prison in lieu of $30,000 cash bail.

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  18. Judge defends sentenceRead the original story

    Monday Feb 1 | Altoona Mirror

    ... Baez's attempts to shoot Solomon's brother, Jacob Dormevil, during a fight at Altoona's Choices/ NXT nightclub. Blair County Judge Elizabeth Doyle responded to the defense petition by issuing an opinion Monday, which will be sent to the Superior ...

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  19. Williamsburg family's love of flying reaches new heightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | Altoona Mirror

    ... Maverick, both of Williamsburg, check the control surfaces of his father's Piper Cherokee Archer II at Altoona-Blair County Airport in Martinsburg. Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski Tom Woodling (left) of Martinsburg, his son, Mike, and grandson, ...

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  20. Black Civil War soldiers forgottenRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | Altoona Mirror

    Strolling through a Blair County cemetery around a national holiday, when bright flags mark each veteran's grave, it's easy to overlook the four letters carved into some: "U.S.C.I." Graves of black soldiers who served in the Civil War, such as this one at Union Cemetery in Hollidaysburg, are sometimes marked "U.S.C.I" for United States Colored Infantry. They stand for United States Colored Infantry, and they mark the resting place of one of dozens of local black men who took up arms during the Civil War.

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