Blair County Newswire

Blair County Newswire

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  1. Man waives hearing in case stemming from gunshot during MassRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | New Jersey Herald

    ... oona man to waive the hearing because the legal arguments against the endangerment charge are more suitable for Blair County Common Pleas Court. Crawford will have to stand trial if the charges cannot be resolved with a plea or other court action.

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  2. Suspect accused of firing gun at Cathedral waives caseRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    The man accused of firing a handgun during Easter Eve Mass at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament has waived his case on to Blair County Court. Matthew A. Crawford, 29, of Altoona faces misdemeanor counts of recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct, as well as a charge of discharging a firearm within the city limits, stemming from April 4 incident at the Cathedral that disrupted Mass and left attendees shaken.

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  3. Which Pennsylvania counties spent the most on alcohol?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | PennLive.com

    ... while Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties consumed $178.8 million and $141.7 million during the time period. Blair County residents spend $28 per year, Perry County residents spend $29 and Juniata County residents spend $39. The three counties are ...

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  4. Blair County drug bust nets 18 suspectsRead the original story

    Monday | Altoona Mirror

    ... are the culmination of a yearlong cooperative investigation between the Office of Attorney General and the Blair County Drug Task Force. "We received tips through Operation Our Town's tip line and Blair County drug and alcohol drug hot line and from ...

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  5. BriefcaseRead the original story

    Monday | Altoona Mirror

    ... an anonymous survey of associates administered by the workplace culture experts at Great Place to Work. The Blair County financial advisers include Dick Logan and Michael Harris in Altoona, Dwight Kennedy and John Barton in Duncansville and J.T. ...

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  6. Water threat suspect won't be his own attorney after allRead the original story

    Monday Jun 29 | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    ... ardin wanted to act as his own attorney. But the Altoona Mirror ( http://bit.ly/1eUW53M ) reports Hardin told a Blair County judge last week that he's satisfied with his attorney, and had merely been frustrated by repeated delays in his case.

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  7. Maryland carjacking suspect jailed after Pennsylvania chaseRead the original story

    Monday Jun 29 | New Jersey Herald

    A Maryland man wanted on charges that he carjacked a vehicle by threatening the driver with an axe has been jailed after a high-speed police chase in central Pennsylvania. Twenty-year-old Talen Trice, of Capital Heights, Maryland, faces a preliminary hearing before a Blair County district judge on July 7. Authorities say they tracked the stolen vehicle to the Altoona area after police in Maryland traced a signal from Trice's cellphone on Friday.

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  8. Courthouse, water threats suspect will use attorneyRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 28 | Altoona Mirror

    Adam C. Hardin, a 25-year-old former member of the Pennsylvania National Guard charged with making bomb and water threats, told a Blair County judge that he no longer wants to represent himself when his case comes to trial. Earlier this year, Hardin said he wanted a new lawyer and then in a communication with Sullivan said he wanted to represent himself.

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  9. Maryland man wanted for attempted murder arrested after brief chase in Blair CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | WPXI

    A Maryland man wanted in a carjacking led police on a chase from Altoona to Duncansville before being arrested by police in Blair County. He is charged with aggravated assault, 100 counts of recklessly endangering another person as well as robbery and attempted murder.

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  10. UPMC Altoona Foundation Announces $100,000 Donation to Breast Health CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | GantDaily.com

    ... Dr. Deur is also certified to read digital mammography. This comprehensive breast care center - unique in Blair County - features Dianna Craig, M.D., FACS, a general surgeon who specializes in breast diseases, an oncology nurse navigator, two ...

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  11. Police: Suspect used ax to steal carRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 27 | Altoona Mirror

    A former Huntingdon County man remains behind bars on $1 million bail after leading police on a high-speed chase Friday night in Blair County. Talen A. Trice, 20, of Capital Heights, Md., formerly of Mount Union, was taken into custody after he was hit with a Taser in Duncansville Friday evening after he fled from state police and Altoona police in a stolen SUV.

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  12. Valley View temporarily banning admissionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | Altoona Mirror

    Admissions are currently banned at Blair County's former nursing home, which is operating under the direction of a temporary manager assigned earlier this month by the state Department of Health. Both measures imposed at Valley View Health and Rehabilitation Center were taken in response to several areas of deficient practice reflected in recent inspection survey reports, Health Department Deputy Press Secretary Wesley Culp said.

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  13. WorkplaceRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 27 | Altoona Mirror

    ... total joint replacement of the hip and knee. -Sara Quay McConnell former program manager for NAMI Pennsylvania, Blair County, has been promoted to the position of executive director. McConnell, a licensed behavior specialist consultant, has worked ...

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  14. Marcellus-reliant firms resilientRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | Altoona Mirror

    Local businesses who work with the Marcellus Shale industry say a significant drop in crude oil prices has had an impact on their business - and one company that had planned on building a plant in Blair County has decided not to follow through with its plans. The price of West Texas Intermediate Crude oil has dropped from $105.79 in June 2014 to $59.68 on Tuesday, a 43.6 percent decrease.

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  15. Pennsylvania state budget battles of the pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | Post-gazette.com

    ... when the Governor desired to increase a tax." "The common thread is always raising taxes," Mr. Jubelirer, a Blair County Republican who served in the Senate from 1974 to 2006. Mr. Rendell was adept at using the budget deadline as leverage to achieve ...

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  16. Judge orders suspect to forfeit portion of bailRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 27 | Altoona Mirror

    Pennsylvania's appeals courts have ruled in the last two years that a judge can forfeit a suspect's bail if he or she continues to commit crimes while awaiting trial on the original charges. Now Blair County Judge Wade Kagarise has made a decision indicating that family members who post bond also have the responsibility to supervise their relative and if new crimes are committed, can suffer the same fate as professional bail bondsmen.

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  17. Residents warned about stormRead the original story

    Friday Jun 26 | Altoona Mirror

    ... MARTINSBURG - Because of the inclement weather forecast, a drive-in/fly-in scheduled today at the Altoona-Blair County Airport has been postponed to July 11. The event is expected to include a display of aircraft, including the state police ...

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  18. Carjacking suspect caught after chaseRead the original story

    Friday Jun 26 | Altoona Mirror

    ... from the highway, the suspect led officers on a foot chase that spanned much of the tiny borough, sources and Blair County Department of Emergency Services scanner reports revealed. The suspect used Blair Gap Run to elude officers but was eventually ...

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  19. Local gays celebrate high court rulingRead the original story

    Friday Jun 26 | Altoona Mirror

    Hours after a split Supreme Court ruling Friday determined that the Constitution guarantees the fundamental right to same-sex marriage across the country, some in Blair County celebrated, while others were shaking their heads. Among the former was John McConnell, a 28-year-old gay man who lives in Hollidaysburg.

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  20. AG's office raids monastery where priest accused of sex abuse livedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | PennLive.com

    Agents with the Pennsylvania attorney general's office have seized documents and computers from a monastery where a Franciscan friar killed himself after he was accused of sexually abusing students at schools in two states. The attorney general's office refused to comment on Thursday's raid at the St. Bernardine Monastery near Hollidaysburg, Blair County.

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