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Trooper shooting suspect captured

October 31, 2014 BLOOMING GROVE — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.. more »»

Kids crazy for ‘Candy From A Cop’

October 31, 2014 Altoona Police Patrolman Frank Roesch cruised down Sixth Avenue in the city, pulling over in front of a group of trick-or-treaters and their parents. No lights. No sirens. Just a casual stop. more »»

Doctor giving free hip surgery to man

October 31, 2014 Sarah Braxton of Huntingdon downplayed the role she had in bringing a man from Ecuador to Altoona for the hip replacement surgery that he’s expected to receive today and that he said will change his... more »»

Education secretary commends teaching at Altoona Area School District

October 31, 2014 Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq gushed with enthusiasm for the teaching methods and learning opportunities Altoona Area School District administrators and teachers are... more »»

Teaching abroad helps educators

October 31, 2014 It’s one thing to sit in a classroom in central Pennsylvania and hear about teaching English someday to someone who grew up speaking another language. more »»

Bellwood man caught after foot chase

October 31, 2014 State police say a man was lurking outside two Bellwood homes and offered up a strange story of sex for rent before leading troopers on a foot chase. Jeremy L. Wike, 32, of 810 N. Cambria St. more »»

Attorney asks for status conference in crash case

October 31, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The attorney for a Cresson woman charged with homicide by vehicle as the result of a fatal traffic accident last year is asking that a status conference be held in an attempt to move... more »»

Magisterial District Judge

October 31, 2014 Filed before Altoona Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey P. Auker: – Tiffany R. Koelle, 20, 2401 18th St. more »»

Turnpike to be closed for hours

October 31, 2014 A 36-mile section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be closed in both directions between the Somerset and Bedford interchanges from 11:30 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday. more »»

Hollidaysburg borough manager’s contract won’t be renewed

October 30, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Borough Council voted against renewing Borough Manager Mark Schroyer’s contract at a special session held Wednesday night. more »»

LERTA area borders approved

October 30, 2014 At a joint public hearing Wednesday, a quorum of members from City Council, the Altoona Area School District and the Blair County Commissioners voted to approve the borders of a proposed Local... more »»

Ebensburg Borough Council considers pawn shop regulations

October 30, 2014 EBENSBURG — Citing a string of recent thefts in the area, borough officials are looking to tighten regulations on pawn shop. more »»

‘GMA’ anchor speaks about breast cancer

October 30, 2014 Good Morning America news anchor Amy Robach is used to being in front of a camera, but she’s usually the one holding the microphone and asking questions. more »»

Police: Man fled officers after stopping in ATM lane

October 30, 2014 An Altoona man faces charges after he allegedly fled from police after stopping in a bank’s drive-up ATM lane. Police tried to stop James L. Dengler, 46, 420 40th St., about 10 p.m. more »»

Man to face trial on trespassing charge

October 30, 2014 A homeless man who repeatedly entered the Mishler Theatre will face trial on a felony trespassing charge. David J. Gonzales Jr., 24, is accused of walking into the theater, located at 1208 12th Av. more »»

Police: Drunk man on porch had sword in his pants

October 30, 2014 KINGSTON (AP) — Police in northeastern Pennsyl-vania say a highly intoxicated man sleeping on a porch had a large sword in his pants. more »»

Scheduled date for Ross jury selection in question

October 30, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Whether the pending selection of a jury in the Paul Aaron Ross homicide case happens as scheduled hinges on when the Pennsylvania Superior Court acts. more »»

Man accused of sex abuse has charges bound over

October 30, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 54-year-old Freedom Township man remains in the Blair County Prison on $70,000 cash bail after charges that he sexually abused a 5-year-old girl were bound over to the Court of... more »»

Police: Search balloon in manhunt not helpful

October 30, 2014 CANADENSIS (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say an unmanned balloon brought in from Ohio has not been helpful in the search for a suspect in the killing of a state troope. more »»

Lab tech: Dead doctor’s blood had ‘lethal’ poison

October 30, 2014 PITTSBURGH — A neurologist who died after suddenly falling ill had a “very, very high” level of cyanide in her blood, a lab technician testified Wednesday at the criminal homicide trial for her... more »»

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