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Suspect accused of killing man to face trial

February 19, 2015 WASHINGTON — Authorities say a man charged in the shooting death of his girlfriend’s stepfather earlier this month maintains that he opened fire to protect himself. more »»

Meteor going 45,000 mph lights up sky

February 19, 2015 KITTANNING (AP) — A meteor moving at 45,000 mph lit up the sky over western Pennsylvania. more »»

Blair DA decries death moratorium

February 18, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf’s moratorium on the imposition of the death penalty for defendants found guilty of first-degree murder will not deter efforts by Blair County District Attorney Richard A. more »»

Penn State president endorses sex abuse policies

February 18, 2015 STATE COLLEGE — Penn State’s president on Tuesday threw his support behind a set of policy changes that will remake how the university addresses sexual misconduct matters on campus. more »»

Blair likely to renew health plan

February 18, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners are planning to renew the county’s health insurance policy with Highmark, with a premium increase of 6 percent in the first year, starting in April, and no... more »»

Vehicular homicide suspect to undergo assessment

February 18, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Timothy M. more »»

Some charges dropped in theft case

February 18, 2015 Two Tyrone men accused of stealing and destroying two vehicles will only face trial on charges related to one of the alleged thefts. State police failed to connect Kyle L. Howard, 23, and Timothy E. more »»

Attorney seeks spot as judge

February 18, 2015 Citing decades of practice and a broad knowledge of law, attorney Tom Swope said he feels he is the best choice to take the bench at the Cambria County Courthouse. more »»

McGinnis: Funding for 911 centers depends on 2 issues

February 18, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The state funding to support 911 emergency communications centers is coming down to two issues, state Rep. John McGinnis, R-Altoona, told Blair County commissioners Tuesda. more »»

Police: Man robbed mom to give gift to girlfriend

February 18, 2015 An Altoona man is behind bars on charges he robbed his mother so he could give his girlfriend a Valentine’s Day gift. Ronald J. Courchene, 35, of 1217 14th Av. more »»

Flight 93 Memorial visit times extended

February 18, 2015 STOYSTOWN — Beginning this spring, sightseers planning to visit the Fight 93 Memorial at 6424 Lincoln Highway should have more time to do so. more »»

Bellwood budget calls for tax hike

February 18, 2015 BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis School Board members Tuesday approved a preliminary budget for 2015-16 that calls for an increase of 7.44 mills in the real estate tax. more »»

Ex-state treasurer enters guilty plea

February 18, 2015 HARRISBURG (AP) — Ex-Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord pleaded guilty Tuesday to two federal counts of attempted extortion, admitting that he tried to use his position to strong-arm state contractor... more »»

Area briefs package, Feb. 18

February 18, 2015 NEW PARIS Family displaced following fire A family of four was displaced and a woman was taken to the hospital after a morning fire destroyed their Bedford County mobile home. more »»

We CARE therapy replaces Easter Seals

February 17, 2015 On their first day of work under a local employer, therapists serving children in Altoona with lifelong disabilities happily left behind years of working under corporate offices of the Easter Seals... more »»

New civil suit filed for man’s murder

February 17, 2015 Attorneys representing the estate of a Northern Cambria man murdered in the Cambria County Prison 30 months ago have filed a new civil complaint against the county, a corrections officer and the... more »»

State leaders request input on rail plans

February 17, 2015 Pointing to growing ridership and successful work on neighboring routes, a PennDOT study group is seeking public input on plans to modernize and expand passenger rail service through the Altoona area. more »»


February 17, 2015 Hollidaysburg state police -- A Tyrone woman driving while drunk Friday night crashed into a guardrail and rolled her vehicle twice in Antis Township, police said. According to police, Rebecca L. more »»

Imler announces run for mayor

February 17, 2015 During Jason Imler’s formal announcement Monday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for Altoona’s new full-time mayoral post, he recalled working his way through law school as a bouncer and... more »»

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