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Judge to allow recorded talks between woman, alleged dealers

July 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Timothy M. Sullivan will not bar recorded conversations between an Altoona woman and alleged drug dealers during her upcoming trial. Lisa . more »»

Businessman receives probation over bath salts

July 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona businessman who was involved in the sale of bath salts before they were outlawed has been placed on two years’ probation after police found a stash of the drug in a storag... more »»

Explosion leaves 2 dead

July 16, 2014 DARLINGTON (AP) — A husband and wife were killed Tuesday in an early-morning house explosion in western Pennsylvania. The couple were inside the ranch-style home when the blast occurred about 4 a.m. more »»

Budget legislation scrutinized

July 16, 2014 HARRISBURG (AP) — Budget legislation signed by Gov. Tom Corbett for state government’s 2-week-old fiscal year is the subject of intense legal scrutin. more »»

Art graduate’s body found in duffel bag

July 16, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia police say a woman found dead inside a duffel bag was a recent art school graduate looking for a place to live. Homicide Capt. more »»

Police say woman tried to steal purse

July 16, 2014 An Altoona woman faces robbery and assault charges after police say she tried to snatch a purse along Fourth Avenue. At 1:30 a.m. Sunday Carrie Ann Miller, 30, of 2111 W. Chestnut Ave., Apt. more »»

Police say Windber man punched chief

July 16, 2014 WINDBER (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been arrested for allegedly punching the local police chief. more »»

Ketner’s attorney: Decision flawed, ‘big mistake’

July 15, 2014 An attorney representing Hollidaysburg Borough Police Chief Jeffrey Ketner, who was inexplicably placed on paid leave late last week, said Monday the Hollidaysburg Borough Council made “a big... more »»

Bishop’s residence placed on market

July 15, 2014 The house of Bishop Mark L. Bartchak is now officially for sale. more »»

Police: Dispute leads to attempted homicide

July 15, 2014 EVERETT — Police said an Everett man shot another man in the hand during an argument Monday afternoon, marking the second Everett-area shooting in 10 days. more »»

Assistant superintendent set to retire from AASD

July 15, 2014 After more than 40 years in various capacities with the Altoona Area School District, Assistant Superintendent Mary Louise Ray is retiring. Ray will retire Dec. 1. more »»

GOP tabs Stickel

July 15, 2014 Blair County Republicans elected Chairman A.C. Stickel to another term in a 69-58 vote Wednesday, putting an end to his second consecutive challenge from GOP activist Lois Kaneshiki. more »»

Former chief: Borough violated pact

July 15, 2014 EBENSBURG — A former Cresson Borough police chief testified Monday that he declined to sign a settlement agreement with the borough because he believes council had already violated its terms. more »»

Traffic stop leads to drug suspect

July 15, 2014 A traffic stop turned up cocaine and a Virginia man wanted in connection to the Corner Bar drug investigation, according to Altoona police. more »»

Boy dies of accidental drowning

July 15, 2014 BEDFORD — A child involved in a “near-drowning” July 2 at Shawnee State Park died Friday at a Pittsburgh hospital, the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office confirmed. more »»

Fire company receives grant

July 15, 2014 The United Fire Department in Logan Township will receive a $98,800 federal grant. The U.S. more »»

Police recruit shot, killed

July 15, 2014 JOHNSTOWN (AP) — A man scheduled to graduate this summer from a western Pennsylvania police academy was shot to death over the weekend in Johnstown, police sai. more »»

Heroin dealer given concurrent sentences

July 15, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An 67-year-old Altoona man who was dealing in heroin has been sent to a state correctional institution for 2 1/2-20 years after entering guilty pleas to drug-related charges before... more »»

Audit shows Tyrone finances in good shape

July 15, 2014 TYRONE — The Tyrone Borough Council accepted the audit of its 2014 finances at its meeting Monday night. more »»

Ex-councilman admits to gambling woes

July 15, 2014 MEDIA (AP) — A former councilman from suburban Philadelphia admits he stole nearly $3 million from his employer and spent it gambling. more »»

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