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Eckels: ‘Back to the drawing board’

October 13, 2014 Heather Eckels isn’t sure what Altoona needs. But she’s sure it isn’t the home rule charter that will be on the ballot in the upcoming election. more »»

Police reports

October 13, 2014 Altoona police - Dylan Moore, no age given, 1510 15th St., was arrested at Gospel Hill Park Wednesday on a Blair County Sheriff’s Department warrant. - Melissa Benedict, no age given, 2301 Maple Ave. more »»

Weekly crime roundup

October 13, 2014 Allegheny Township police Oct. 10 - Theft: 2900 block Plank Road Altoona police Sept. 25 - Criminal mischief: 1300 block 17th St., 1800 block 15th Ave., 900 block First Ave. more »»

Justice can be different for foreign-born defendants

October 12, 2014 When a non-U.S. citizen is arrested and charged with a crime, his or her country of origin often appears in the first line of any news story. more »»

Man who faces jail time goes missing

October 12, 2014 Police were looking for a man on Saturday who failed to report to the Blair County Prison to serve a two-year sentence for indecent assault charges involving minors. more »»

Hollidaysburg continues feral, stray cats discussion

October 12, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — For the second meeting in a row, the Hollidaysburg Borough Council debated what, if anything, the borough can do about a colony of cats living in a barn owned by the Hines famil. more »»

Emergency personnel engage in ‘shooter’ drill

October 12, 2014 TYRONE — An actor playing the role of an assailant slipped the nose of his rifle through a cracked doorway and aimed at police, who had just emerged from a warehouse across the parking lot on the... more »»

Cambria transfers portion of old jail to authority

October 12, 2014 EBENSBURG — Since 1997, the old stone Cambria County Jail has — save for some pigeons and county records — sat empty. All that could change soon. more »»

Corbett, Wolf debate use of capital punishment

October 12, 2014 With education funding and taxes dominating debates and expensive television airtime, relatively few Pennsylvania voters are likely to look at the candidates’ names Nov. more »»

I-99 work may slow traffic

October 12, 2014 STATE COLLEGE — Guard­rail installation work on I-99 may slow eastbound and northbound traffic in Centre County for the next few week. more »»

Police reports

October 12, 2014 Altoona police - Jesse Alan Rodriguez, 2713 Fairway Drive, was arrested at his residence late Thursday and charged with possession of a controlled substance. - Jill Anne Dolko, 426 Crawford Av. more »»

Even superheroes need their rest

October 12, 2014 Right now, the results of my day are literally around me. Remaining taco shells slowly turning stale on a cookie sheet on top of the stov. more »»

Board denies daughter’s plea to move in mother next door

October 12, 2014 The city Zoning Hearing Board on Wednesday unanimously denied a setback variance that would have enabled an Eldorado resident to place a manufactured home on a lot she owns next door to accommodate... more »»

Area briefs

October 12, 2014 SAXTON VA to host clinic for flu shots The Van Zandt VA Medical Center will have a veterans outreach and flu shot clinic from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Cpt. more »»

DA says body was doused in bleach

October 12, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say the body of a teenage girl found in a Pittsburgh park had been doused in bleach — likely in an effort to remove evidence. more »»

Six-year ban for Penn State Altoona fraternity finalized

October 11, 2014 The appeals process for a Penn State Altoona fraternity accused of hazing activities has been exhausted, and the decision to have the fraternity banned for six years is now final, according to a... more »»

Blaze destroys Freedom Township family’s house

October 11, 2014 EAST FREEDOM — Fire destroyed a Freedom Township house Friday afternoon, leaving a family of five without a home, firefighters said at the scene along Myers Road. more »»

Cambria County commissioners hope to receive SCI Cresson update next month

October 11, 2014 EBENSBURG — The old state prison at Cresson still isn’t for sale, but officials are hoping to have an update from the state as soon as next mont. more »»

C-K hosts schoolwide career day for students

October 11, 2014 CLAYSBURG — Two boys glanced nervously at one another Friday when Michael Ebersole, a Claysburg-Kimmel graduate now working as an arborist in Virginia, described the five-page, 100-question test... more »»

Area briefs

October 11, 2014 Claysburg man facing drug charges Altoona police arrested a Claysburg man Thursday night after pulling him over in a traffic stop and finding heroin and cash on him. more »»

 
 
 

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