Blair County Newswire

Blair County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Blair County, PA.

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  1. Woman, 90, killed in fireRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    Leona Farrell, 90, who resided alone, was pronounced dead at the scene by Blair County Coroner Patricia Ross at 9:55 p.m. Ross said the woman was in the kitchen when the fire broke out. Farrell may have suffered from a medical condition prior to the fire but died from severe burns and smoke inhalation.

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  2. Blair County updates reassessment info on websiteRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    Blair County has updated its website by posting more reassessment-related information including appeal forms, instructions and an 85-page document explaining the codes used in identifying properties and their features. That information, available at www.blairco.org , has been added to the site, which also contains a link to access the Courthouse Online website with a searchable database of Blair properties and information.

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  3. Man who painted flag gets US$55K in lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The China Post

    A man arrested for painting the letters "AIM" on an American flag that he flew upside-down at his house in protest has settled his free speech lawsuit against the township for more than US$55,000. Supervisors in Allegheny Township, Blair County, have approved letting their insurance company pay Joshuaa Brubaker, the Altoona Mirror first reported Friday.

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  4. Man arrested for spray-painting US flag gets $55K in lawsuitRead the original story

    Saturday | The Navajo Times

    ... settled his free speech lawsuit against the township for more than $55,000. Supervisors in Allegheny Township, Blair County, have approved letting their insurance company pay Joshuaa Brubaker, the Altoona Mirror first reported Friday. The ...

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  5. City man jailed on threat chargesRead the original story

    Friday | Altoona Mirror

    ... liation against a prosecutor or judicial official and a misdemeanor charge of terroristic threats and lodged in Blair County Prison in lieu of $25,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing is slated for Wednesday at Central Court.

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  6. Blair sheriff plans to resignRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Altoona Mirror

    Blair County Sheriff Mitch Cooper announced Friday that he is not going to run for another term as sheriff and will instead resign in January to pursue a private sector opportunity. "It's not finalized yet so I don't want to go into details," Cooper said.

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  7. More charges in child sex caseRead the original story

    Friday | Altoona Mirror

    ... was afraid the abuse - which had ended about two years before - was going to start again. Amendolea has been in Blair County Prison since his arrest in lieu of $75,000 bail. While that case was withdrawn, Judge Kelly set bail on the expanded charges ...

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  8. Man arrested for spray-painting US flag gets $55G in lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Fox News

    A man arrested for painting the letters "AIM" on an American flag that he flew upside-down at his house in protest has settled his free speech lawsuit against the township for more than $55,000. Supervisors in Allegheny Township, Blair County, have approved letting their insurance company pay Joshuaa Brubaker, the Altoona Mirror first reported Friday.

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  9. Local Man Gets $55K In Arrest Over Upside-Down FlagRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | CBS Local

    ... rights lawsuit for more than $55,000. The Altoona Mirror reports Friday that supervisors in Allegheny Township, Blair County, have approved letting their insurance company pay the money to Joshuaa Brubaker. He's part Native American and says "AIM" ...

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  10. Man gets $55K in arrest over spray-painted, upside-down flagRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | O-R Online

    ... rights lawsuit for more than $55,000. The Altoona Mirror reports Friday that supervisors in Allegheny Township, Blair County, have approved letting their insurance company pay the money to Joshuaa Brubaker. He's part Native American and says ...

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  11. Divisive flag case settledRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 21 | Altoona Mirror

    ... flag." Magisterial District Justice Steve Jackson on June 3, 2014, found enough evidence to send the charges to Blair County Court for trial. Brubaker, represented by attorneys from the American Civil Liberties Union, Andrew J. Shubin of State ...

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  12. Local party leaders blast CruzRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 21 | Altoona Mirror

    ... GOP leader, however, acknowledged the party's divisions openly. Lois Kaneshiki, recently elected head of the Blair County Republican Party as Stickel's successor, said internal conflict shouldn't come as a shock to anyone. "The party has always had ...

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  13. AG: Alleged Dealer Caught with Suspected Fentanyl-laced PillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | GantDaily.com

    Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's office today announced the arrest of a Blair County man charged with distributing fentanyl-laced pills to a confidential informant. Gerald Eugene Friley, 56, was arrested following an investigation by the Blair County Drug Trask Force, which is a collaborative effort between agents with the Office of Attorney's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and local authorities, including the Altoona Police Department.

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  14. Curve swept in DH as skid continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Altoona Mirror

    ... of the strangest situations you'll ever see in baseball. In the 2011 regular-season finale against Richmond at Blair County Ballpark, the game was tied at 1-1 in the top of the eighth inning. In a heavy downpour, Matt Hodges drilled a solo homer to ...

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  15. Authority delays pledge to PNG FieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Altoona Mirror

    The Blair County Convention Center and Sports Facilities Authority agreed Wednesday to hold off on issuing a financial pledge letter for support of Peoples Natural Gas Field improvements until commissioners vote on a bed tax increase. The authority, which doesn't meet again until Sept.

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  16. Police: Altoona man sold fentanylRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Altoona Mirror

    ... that he brought 300 pills back to Altoona, and 140 of them were at his house. Friley was to be taken to Blair County Central Booking, where he will be arraigned on felony and misdemeanor drug charges, police said. It isn't Friley's first run-in with ...

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  17. Judge delays friars' trial because of 'voluminous' evidenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Valley Morning Star

    ... children, most at a Pennsylvania high school. The Altoona Mirror ( http://bit.ly/2a8x2JJ ) reports Tuesday that Blair County Judge Jolene Kopriva has set an Aug. 31 status conference in the case. But she also ruled the trial won't occur until next ...

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  18. Trial delayed for friars accused of allowing sex abuse suspect around kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | PennLive.com

    Three Franciscan friars won't stand trial until at least next year on charges linked to their role in supervising a suspected sexual predator accused of molesting more than 100 children, most at a Pennsylvania high school. The Altoona Mirror reports Tuesday that Blair County Judge Jolene Kopriva has set an Aug. 31 status conference in the case.

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  19. Trail Delayed For 3 Pa. Friars Due To 'Voluminous' EvidenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | CBS Local

    ... molesting more than 100 children, most at a Pennsylvania high school. The Altoona Mirror reports Tuesday that Blair County Judge Jolene Kopriva has set an Aug. 31 status conference in the case. But she also ruled the trial won't occur until next ...

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  20. Judge delays friarsa trial due to a voluminousa evidenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | O-R Online

    ... more than 100 children, most at a Western Pennsylvania high school. The Altoona Mirror reports Tuesday that Blair County Judge Jolene Kopriva has set an Aug. 31 status conference in the case. But she also ruled the trial won't occur until next year ...

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