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Convicted murderer pleads to gun charge

January 17, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The New York man convicted in December of killing Willie Solomon of Altoona at Choices, also known as Club NXT, on Halloween night 2013 has entered a guilty plea to a gun charge that... more »»

Police: Philadelphia woman ambushed

January 17, 2015 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Surveillance images show that a child advocate was killed at a Philadelphia bus stop by someone who waited an hour for her to arriv. more »»

Cresson councilman enjoyed helping others

January 17, 2015 As head of Cresson Borough Council, Joseph Pupo was a big supporter of street projects and helped to have an alley behind Jim Effinger’s house paved in blacktop. more »»

Group home residents facing homicide charge

January 17, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Two teenage residents of a Pittsburgh group home for troubled boys have been charged with criminal homicide in the assault of a third resident, a 16-year-old boy. more »»

Logan police chief placed on leave

January 16, 2015 Logan Township Police Chief Ron Heller has been placed on administrative leave for an undisclosed reason that remains under investigation. more »»

AASD parents to fight Otto plan

January 16, 2015 Altoona Area School District parents are preparing to lambaste Superintendent Tom Otto’s proposal for sweeping changes to the district’s schools next year. more »»

Death penalty sought in Hyndman homicide

January 16, 2015 BEDFORD — Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins is set to pursue the death penalty against Jonta St. Clair Bishop, the suspect in a Sept. 25 Hyndman homicide. more »»

New mayor salary approved at $75,000

January 16, 2015 City Council on Wednesday agreed informally to comply with the recommendations of the city’s Home Rule Transition Committee to set the annual salary for the new post of full-time mayor at $75,000 pe... more »»

Council chooses water negotiators

January 16, 2015 City Council on Wednesday created a two-person team to negotiate with the Altoona Water Authority on a deal by which the parties hope to monetize the water systems to help the city make ends meet. more »»

Bishop Guilfoyle students sing for veterans, honor King's legacy

January 16, 2015 There was toe-tapping during songs including “This Little Light of Mine” and attentive listening to the words of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. more »»

Prison board looking into food

January 16, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — With food costs at the Blair County Prison running more than $600,000 annually, the prison board on Thursday said it will consider hiring a company to provide the food, oversee the... more »»

Hollidaysburg OKs borough manager

January 16, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Borough Council voted unanimously to approve an employment contract with newly hired Borough Manager James Gehret at its Thursday night meeting. more »»

Suspected meth lab uncovered

January 16, 2015 TYRONE — Suspected methamphetamine making in Snyder Township could result in charges against two people, according to state police. more »»

Martinsburg thief targeted

January 16, 2015 A burglary/theft that occurred the week of Dec. 31 at a residence along North Barrens Road in Martinsburg is being highlighted by Blair County Crime Solver. more »»

Small towns on edge after shooting

January 15, 2015 WOODBURY — On Jan. 6, when a 16-year-old boy allegedly pulled the trigger of a .22-caliber revolver and took a Roaring Spring woman’s life, no one reported a gunshot to police. more »»

Former Penn State officials lose court ruling

January 15, 2015 HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania judge ruled Wednesday that the rights of three former Penn State administrators were not violated by the actions of the university’s top lawyer during grand jury matters... more »»

Council OKs deal for PSU Altoona project

January 15, 2015 City Council on Wednesday approved an agreement that will help Penn State Altoona bolster its downtown campus with additional classrooms, labs and offices in the building that houses the Heritage... more »»

Former restaurant to become medical center

January 15, 2015 PINECROFT — Tyrone Regional Health Network plans to open a medical center this spring at the site of the former LaScalia’s Restaurant at 117 Sabbath Rest Road. more »»

Woman fights eviction from apartment

January 15, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A mother of three young children is fighting an attempt by the Altoona Housing Authority to evict her from her Fairview Hills apartment, claiming she is being held responsible for he... more »»

Tech center names new director

January 15, 2015 A new director for the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center has been chosen to replace 20-year director Lanny Ross, who is retiring March 31. more »»

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