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DUI charges dropped against Altoona man

August 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An assistant district attorney agreed Tuesday to dismiss DUI charges against an Altoona man because police officers did not have “reasonable suspicion” to stop the driver in the firs... more »»

Man arrested after standoff in Northern Cambria

August 19, 2015 NORTHERN CAMBRIA — A Northern Cambria man is in police custody after a four-hour standoff Tuesday afternoon. more »»

Detour set for Tyrone bridge-raising project

August 19, 2015 TYRONE — Motorists traveling in or through the borough next month might face a detour, as several road portions will be closed for a little more than two weeks to accommodate the raising of the... more »»

Blair County briefs

August 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG Hearing set for local building projects Financial arrangements for an expansion of the Presbyterian Village in Gaysport and two out-of-the area projects will be offered for comment... more »»

Blair OKs update of aerial photos

August 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County plans to spend $101,325 to update aerial photographs used by the 911 Center’s staff when dispatching emergency response crews. Pictometry International Cor. more »»

State closing Cresson juvenile unit

August 18, 2015 A town still reeling over the loss of 500 state prison jobs learned Monday that they would be losing about 70 more. more »»

Attorney protests expert witness

August 18, 2015 The defense attorney for a Somerset County priest accused of sexual abuse of Honduran children is challenging the possible use of an expert witness by the government. more »»

Imperfect test fuels alternative treatments for Lyme disease

August 18, 2015 WASHINGTON — Lyme disease conjures memories of checking for ticks at camp and fretting over bug bites after hikes in the woods. more »»

Fish find safe home upstream

August 18, 2015 Little Juniata River Association President Bill Anderson thinks the brook trout of Bellwood Reservoir are up a creek. In this case, that’s good. more »»

Bellwood Reservoir renovation preparations begin

August 18, 2015 The recent dry weather has enabled the Altoona Water Authority to drain Bellwood Reservoir about as far as it can with embedded facilities — but that may not be enough to do the geotechnical work... more »»

Teen allegedly led trooper on chase on motorcycle

August 18, 2015 An Altoona teen faces charges after police say he fled a state trooper and wrecked his motorcycle while carrying a juvenile girl as his passenger. more »»

Altoona area

August 18, 2015 Teachers paid for work with parents The Altoona Area School Board decided that all elementary contracted teachers will be paid the hourly contracted rate of $25 for parent involvement and... more »»

Woman charged with burning training dummy

August 18, 2015 A Portage woman attending a party last month drunkenly set fire to a life-size dummy used to train power line workers, Greenfield Township police said. more »»

Tyrone Hospital, school working toward safety for traffic concerns

August 18, 2015 TYRONE — Tyrone Regional Health Network and Tyrone Area School District officials are working to address safety issues affecting both campuses. more »»

Public meeting for railroad bridge raising opens tonight

August 18, 2015 TYRONE — A public meeting discussing the raising of a railroad bridge that spans 10th Street is slated for 7 p.m. more »»

Warrant issued for man accused of assault

August 18, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An arrest warrant has been issued for a Hollidaysburg man who recently failed to appear for a court proceeding before Magisterial District Judge Paula Aigner. more »»

Judge accepts arsonist’s plea deal

August 18, 2015 By Phil Ray pray@altoonamirro. more »»

Police: Man severely assaulted at home

August 18, 2015 MARTINSBURG — Police charged an East Freedom resident with aggravated assault after he allegedly punched and kicked a man in the head Saturday, leaving him semiconscious and bleeding from the head. more »»

City woman facing felony racial intimidation charge

August 18, 2015 An Altoona woman faces a felony ethnic intimidation charge after police say she assaulted her neighbor while hurling racial epithets. Erin S. Luciano, 46, of 2108 Eighth Ave. more »»

Tyrone DUI checkpoint nets nine offenders

August 18, 2015 Nine motorists were arrested for impaired driving as the result of a sobriety checkpoint and roving patrols by the state police and Blair County DUI Task Forc. more »»

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