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Everett man found guilty of escape

March 20, 2015 A Bedford County man whose September prison escape inadvertently prompted a political battle was found guilty Thursday of stealing $4 in spare change, leading to his incarceration, and then fleeing... more »»

Cleanup begins at Altoona Hotel

March 20, 2015 Workers on Thursday began cleaning up the rubble of the former Altoona Hotel, two years after fire destroyed the building, almost a year after an order to demolish it and five weeks after expiration... more »»

Jury deadlocks debating case of burglary suspect

March 20, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County jury was unable to decide Thursday night if Patrick W. Leeper, 27, of Altoona broke into a Tipton home more than four years ago and stole a television set. more »»

‘Heavy, sloppy snow’ could be on way

March 20, 2015 Recent blue skies and higher temperatures might have had some area residents thinking winter weather was gone for the season. more »»

U.S. attorney hopes changes crack down on drug trade

March 20, 2015 EBENSBURG — While a new partnership between county and federal prosecutors is likely to lead to more federal criminal prosecutions, officials hope locking up career criminals and disabling drug... more »»

Glendale Valley Municipal Authority rates increase

March 20, 2015 Glendale Valley Municipal Authority customers in Reade and White townships, as well as the Glendale Yearound, likely have noticed a spike in their sewer and water bill. more »»

Cop accused of removing signs criticizing him

March 20, 2015 HARRISBURG (AP) — Police are looking into a claim that Gov. Tom Wolf’s nominee to head the Pennsylvania State Police took down two roadside signs that criticized him. more »»

Police: Woman stole unemployment pay

March 20, 2015 An Altoona woman is accused of stealing her former boyfriend’s unemployment pay. Tina M. Lopez, 42, of 430 Cherry Ave. more »»

Nanty Glo woman accused of stealing

March 20, 2015 EBENSBURG — A Nanty Glo woman is behind bars after police said she stole a Subway cash box and fled the scene. more »»

Lawsuit: Agency negligent

March 20, 2015 EVANS CITY (AP) — The families of people hurt or killed when a freight train hit their minibus in western Pennsylvania have sued the bus driver and transportation agency for negligence. more »»

Philly DA: Police-involved shooting tragedy, not crime

March 20, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — The fatal shooting of a motorist by police during an overnight traffic stop in December was a tragedy but not a crime, Philadelphia’s district attorney said Thursday. more »»

Blair County Convention Center plans $5M in projects

March 19, 2015 Plans are developing for $5 million in capital improvements at the Blair County Convention Center during the next 10 years. more »»

Barron: PSU fraternity posts ‘very sad’

March 19, 2015 STATE COLLEGE — A now-suspended Pennsylvania State University fraternity’s Facebook posting of photos of nude and partly nude women, some of them asleep or passed out, is sad and offensive and could... more »»

Altoona mock trial team heads to states

March 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Altoona Area mock trial team cleared their defendant of first-degree murder, advancing them to the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s mock trial state tournament in Harrisburg. more »»

Wolf expects $3B a year by cutting sales tax exemptions

March 19, 2015 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania state government would reap $3 billion a year under Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to expand a 6. more »»

Troopers say speck of blood ties man to Tipton burglary

March 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A speck of blood smaller than the clicker on an ink pen is the only evidence linking an Altoona man to a burglary in Tipton more than four years ago. more »»

Bricks fall from building’s wall

March 19, 2015 An approximately 20-by-30-foot section of brick casing fell overnight Tuesday from the side of the vacant and condemned building that formerly housed Austin’s Market on the 2300 block of Seventh... more »»

Magisterial district judge

March 19, 2015 Filed before Northern Blair Magisterial District Judge Fred B. Miller: Charges waived to court Sept. 23 – Oct. 20: - Jason L. Beckwith, 35, 102 E. 13th St. more »»

Local briefs

March 19, 2015 HUNTINGDON Police: Man stabbed in robbery A Huntingdon County man was stabbed Tuesday night after an attempted home invasion robbery. more »»

Penn Cambria

March 19, 2015 District finds lower electric rate After seeing a 14 percent electricity rate hike this year, Penn Cambria School District is getting a break for the next two years starting January 2016. more »»

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