Blair County Newswire

Blair County Newswire

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

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  1. Altoona, Hollidaysburg set to meet in scrimmageRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    Former football rivals Altoona and Hollidaysburg haven't played a regular-season football game against one another for many years, but the two Blair County, WPIAL member schools will meet in a 7 p.m. preseason scrimmage that begins tonight at 7 p.m. at Mansion. Altoona competes in the WPIAL's Class AAAA Section 3 Foothills Conference, while Hollidaysburg is a member of the WPIAL Class AAA Section 3 Northeastern Conference.

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  2. Cambria County man charged with making terroristic threatsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Post-gazette.com

    A man who appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol walked into a car dealership with a bucket containing $39,000 then threatened to blow up the place and pulled a gun while claiming a worker shorted him some cash, police said. Perry Semelsberger, 53, of Patton, Cambria County, remained in the Blair County Prison on Thursday on charges including terroristic threats and reckless endangerment.

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  3. Cops: Man with bucket of cash and gun threatens car dealerRead the original story

    Yesterday | New Jersey Herald

    A man who appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol walked into a car dealership with a bucket containing $39,000 then threatened to blow up the place and pulled a gun while claiming a worker shorted him some cash, police said. Perry Semelsberger, 53, of Patton remained in the Blair County Prison on Thursday on charges including terroristic threats and reckless endangerment.

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  4. Shippensburg man found with almost two pounds of pot after motorcycle chase on I-99: PoliceRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | PennLive.com

    A Shippensburg man is facing charges after he was found in possession of almost two pounds of marijuana following a high speed chase along Interstate 99 in Blair County late Wednesday night, police said. Troopers responded to the area of mile marker 27 along the southbound lanes of the interstate just before midnight in Freedom Township after receiving a report of a man lying in the grass next to his motorcycle, police said.

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  5. Police: Man threatened salesmanRead the original story

    Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

    ... harassment. Bail was set by Magisterial District Judge Todd Kelly at $50,000 cash, and Semelsberger remains in Blair County Prison with a preliminary hearing slated for Sept. 3 before Magisterial District Judge Steven Jackson.

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  6. Driver in fatal crash facing separate DUI chargeRead the original story

    Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

    ... state trooper working on the methodical and painstaking task of reconstructing the accident. Investigators and Blair County district attorney's staffers met with Boyd's family on Aug. 19 to give them an update, although police did not share details ...

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  7. Attorney seeks to bar remarksRead the original story

    Tuesday | Altoona Mirror

    ... to check out her claim that her mother was attempting to harm her. Stephenson is being represented by the Blair County Public Defender's Office, and earlier this year, former Assistant Public Defender Jason Imler filed a notice that Stephenson was ...

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  8. Former city solicitor known for brilliance, attention to detailRead the original story

    Tuesday | Altoona Mirror

    He was a 1946 Altoona Catholic High School graduate and obtained an economics degree in 1953 from Villanova University, where he also earned a juris doctorate degree in 1958. It was Casanave's legal work that brought him into contact with Blair County Judge Daniel J. Milliron -who worked under Casanave at his firm, Mullen and Casanave, and as his assistant city solicitor.

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  9. Mom allows boyfriend on probation for abusing her son to babysitRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | PennLive.com

    ... boy received new severe bruises. McBride was charged after failing to report the new bruises to authorities. Blair County child welfare workers discovered the injuries 10 days later. Kelly is now serving seven to 18 years in prison for hurting the ...

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  10. Mayor debate still questionableRead the original story

    Monday Aug 24 | Altoona Mirror

    Speaking for Imler, Blair County Democratic Chairwoman Gillian Kratzer on Monday said she had been trying to set up something for several weeks. Last Thursday, Pacifico Campaign Manager Chris Forshey responded in an email that Kratzer sent to the Mirror: "Right now it is our general consensus that we feel Matt has no reason to debate Mr. Imler.

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  11. Police name 28 in Blair drug sweepRead the original story

    Monday Aug 24 | Altoona Mirror

    One after another, the suspects in Monday's Blair County drug sweep appeared before Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller for arraignment at Central Court on Fourth Street. To set bail, judges ask suspects a variety of questions about their lives - whether they are working, where they live and grew up, if they have children - and other personal details to gauge the suspect's ties to the community and likelihood they'll show up When Miller asked Ray Nahiem Hemingway, 25, of 822 22nd Ave., his work history, the New Jersey native who moved here as a child with his mother and other family members explained he doesn't work but once had a job.

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  12. Nicholas John - Jack' CasanaveRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Altoona Mirror

    ... from 1953-55, he earned a Juris Doctor degree from Villanova Law School in 1958. He was admitted to the Blair County Bar in 1959. He was appointed Altoona city solicitor in 1965 after previously serving as Altoona's first full-time redevelopment ...

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  13. New Senate committee targets waste, fraud, abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    HARRISBURG >> A new committee targeting financial waste, fraud and abuse in Harrisburg met for the first time Thursday, hearing six experts on Pennsylvania's fiscal health, tax climate and best practices for budgeting. The stated goal is to identify methods of monitoring government spending and analyzing how efficiently that money is being spent.

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  14. WorkplaceRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 22 | Altoona Mirror

    ... 2014 graduate of Penn State with a degree in electro-mechanical engineering. -- Melissa Greene of Health First Blair County has received credentials as a certified wellness coach. Greene has been the practice manager of Health First of Blair County ...

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  15. State planning online voter registration rolloutRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 22 | Altoona Mirror

    ... knew relatively little as of Friday. "I hadn't heard about it until my first phone call (earlier) today," Blair County Republican Party Chairman A.C. Stickel said. County Democratic Chairwoman Gillian Kratzer said she hadn't heard specifically about ...

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  16. Farm Bureau tour focuses on pension reform, reassessmentRead the original story

    Friday Aug 21 | Altoona Mirror

    The next time members of the Blair County Farm Bureau visit Laverne Nolt's farm, it might have a much different look. Nolt, who owns Laverne's Produce Supply on Henrietta Road near here in North Woodbury Township with his wife, Frances, plans to expand into the poultry business.

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  17. Altoona Symphony Orchestra ends summer on patriotic noteRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | Altoona Mirror

    ... will include the Allegheny Ballet Company, the Altoona Community Theatre, the Blair Concert Chorale, the Blair County Arts Foundation, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, the Altoona Horseshoe Chorus, the Hollidaysburg Area Arts Council, the ...

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  18. Daughter, father duo graduate YTI togetherRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | Altoona Mirror

    Clad in a blue gown and cap Thursday evening, 20-year-old Nina Heverly filed into a room at the Blair County Convention Center with a procession of 27 other graduates as friends and family, including her father, Fred, looked on. Though this scenario may sound ordinary, what sets it apart is the fact that 55-year-old Fred Heverly was wearing an identical cap and gown for his own graduation.

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  19. Fire chief: Alarm system reduced damageRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 20 | Altoona Mirror

    ... Bare, but resulted in no evacuations of other units, said Altoona Housing Authority Chairwoman Robin Beck. The Blair County Coroner's Office indicated Thursday an autopsy revealed both died of smoke inhalation. An automatic fire alarm system ...

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  20. SentencingsRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 20 | Altoona Mirror

    The following sentencings were filed in Blair County Court. Although some cases may be more than a year old, the Mirror publishes them in the interest of complete reporting.

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