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Police: Woman climbs to roof to enter home

June 8, 2016 GALLITZIN — Police said a Glasgow woman broke into a man’s house over the weekend because she was looking for his brother. more »»

Company settles 2014 dispute over elephants

June 8, 2016 An Oklahoma circus company will pay $16,000 to settle a complaint linked to the handling of elephants during a 2014 incident in Altoon. more »»

Schools preparing for difficult year

June 7, 2016 HARRISBURG — School districts have another difficult year ahead of them, fraught with program cuts, teacher layoffs and — pending another budget impasse — loans to keep doors open, a joint study... more »»

New gov’t agency about to be born

June 7, 2016 Eleven local governmental bodies are planning to create a council of governments to help each other handle increasingly strict environmental regulations on stormwater and avoid fines for... more »»

City teen facing felony drug charges after stop

June 7, 2016 An Altoona teenager faces felony drug charges after a traffic stop allegedly turns up nearly a half-pound of marijuana. Daniel J. Brunner, 19, 1300 Second Ave. more »»

Upcoming railroad work likely to close twp. road

June 7, 2016 TYRONE — Upcoming work at a railroad crossing became a point of discussion at Snyder Township supervisors meeting on Monday because of the possibility of it cutting off an entire neighborhood. more »»

Firebomb suspect seeks lower bail

June 7, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Roaring Spring man accused of trying to firebomb the borough office and police station is asking Blair County Court for reduced bail. more »»

Munson woman dies after crashing ATV

June 7, 2016 PHILIPSBURG — One person is dead after an ATV crash in Centre County. Coleen M. Dixon, 45, of Munson was killed about 4 a.m. more »»

Crime briefs

June 7, 2016 hollidaysburg Trucker missing after California trip An Altoona truck driver is missing after a delivery in California. more »»

Geisinger event raises $2.6M

June 6, 2016 TIPTON — Daytime rainshowers may have staved off some visitors to DelGrosso’s Amusement Park Sunday, but, by late afternoon, blue could be seen through gaps between gray clouds. more »»

Geisinger event raises $2.6M

June 6, 2016 TIPTON — Daytime rainshowers may have staved off some visitors to DelGrosso’s Amusement Park Sunday, but, by late afternoon, blue could be seen through gaps between gray clouds. more »»

Distracted driving citations rising

June 6, 2016 Pennsylvania court records show a significant increase in the number of distracted-driving citations issued in recent years, with that number jumping 43 percent between 2014 and 2015. more »»

Retiring Church of the Good Shepherd minister answers the call

June 6, 2016 TYRONE — A dream led the Rev. Aden Wertz into the ministry. more »»

Plea in 1988 prevents pool manager from being rehired

June 6, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The former manager of an Altoona municipal pool recently lost a quest in Blair County Court to have a 1988 corruptions of minors offense removed from his record. more »»

City council decides to cut land value tax

June 6, 2016 City Council on Monday informally agreed to eliminate its sometimes-controversial “land value” property tax, starting next year, because the tax never proved to be effective and because it caused... more »»

Live fire training in Logan Twp. ‘as real life as it gets’

June 6, 2016 Despite cooling rain from above, orange flames licked up out of a Logan Township house Sunday morning, when new firefighters trained for certification. more »»

Man sold counterfeit DVDs while state candidate

June 6, 2016 PITTSBURGH — A western Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Monday to selling thousands of counterfeit, Chinese-made DVDs on eBay, all while twice running for the General Assembl. more »»

Snyder considers local services tax

June 6, 2016 Snyder Township supervisors agreed Monday to advertise an ordinance, which could have those working in the township paying higher taxes next year. more »»

Woman sentenced in stabbing death of teen

June 6, 2016 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to eight to 16 years in prison in the stabbing death of a teenager during an early morning brawl in a drugstore parking lot in north Philadelphia last... more »»

Probation terms includes ban from owning, caring for animals

June 6, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Duncansville-area man has been forbidden from owning, possessing or caring for any animal while serving two years’ probation for killing his mother’s do. more »»

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