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Crime briefs

January 21, 2016 Attack suspect turns himself in A man wanted by Altoona police for allegedly attacking his ex-girlfriend with a machete has turned himself in. Jason David Miller, 28, of 1319 18th Ave. more »»

Ex-mayor Hippo seeking to alter lawsuit

January 20, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A lawsuit brought by Altoona developer Gregory Morris against former Altoona Mayor Charles Wayne Hippo — who was Morris’ attorney — was tested for the first time Tuesday when it was... more »»

Forecasters keeping eye on snow storm

January 20, 2016 By the end of today, meteorologists will begin to make judgments on how much snow could fall in Altoona this weekend. “If everything came together, potentially there could be a foot of snow ... more »»

Ex-detective business CEO facing felony theft charges

January 20, 2016 A former CEO of a Logan Township private detective business now faces charges over thousands of dollars police say he pilfered from the company. David R. Metzger, 64, 311 Tennyson Ave. more »»

Bellwood-Antis School Board approves proposed budget with tax increase

January 20, 2016 BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis School Board members Tuesday approved a nearly $16.9 million proposed preliminary budget for 2016-17 that calls for an increase of 8.9 mills in the real estate tax. more »»

Spring Cove School Board approves more funds for air conditioning

January 20, 2016 ROARING SPRING — Temperatures inside Martinsburg Elementary School’s gym/cafeteria likely will be more bearable during hot summer months, as Spring Cove School Board members voted Monday to spend a... more »»

State Rep. McGinnis to run for third term

January 20, 2016 State Rep. John McGinnis, R-Altoona, announced his bid Tuesday for a third term in the General Assembly, which he has repeatedly insisted will be his last. more »»

Asbestos-laden material found inside Blair County Courthouse

January 20, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — As Blair County continues efforts aimed at keeping water out of the courthouse, it will need to remove some asbestos-laden material. more »»

Altoona Area ends audit positively

January 20, 2016 The Altoona Area School Board on Wednesday accepted its financial audit from last school year, which ended positively, auditor Dave Scott sai. more »»

Blair County briefs

January 20, 2016 Group considers nonprofit status A Blair County group formed to coordinate child abuse investigation work and to possibly establish a child advocacy center is interested in becoming a nonprofit... more »»

State court upholds father’s custody ruling

January 19, 2016 A decision by Blair County Judge Timothy M. Sullivan granting primary custody of a 2-year-old child to his father has been upheld by a three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court. more »»

Cove board OKs hire

January 19, 2016 ROARING SPRING — Spring Cove School Board members voted unanimously at their Monday night meeting to hire a new special education director, while also voting in a split vote to hire consultants to... more »»

Police looking for theft suspect

January 19, 2016 A South Carolina man is wanted in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from a Freedom Township store. Police said Monday that James Shamell Ellison, 42, of Marion, S. more »»

Martin’s mother captures crowd

January 19, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Feb. 26, 2012, is a date that Sybrina Fulton will remember for the rest of her life. more »»

Police chase begins, ends at city man’s residence

January 19, 2016 An Altoona man faces charges after police say he led them on a chase through city streets that started and ended in front of his house. Michael J. McGraw II, 40, of 2407 Fifth Ave. more »»

Doctors seek to curb antibiotic use

January 19, 2016 WASHINGTON — It’s cold season and the miserable trudge in seeking antibiotics because of mucus turned green, or the cough that has nagged for weeks. more »»

Magisterial district judge

January 19, 2016 Filed before Hollidaysburg Magisterial District Judge Paula M. Aigner: Charges waived to court Aug. 18-25: - Michael . more »»

Police reports

January 19, 2016 Altoona police - Leon Williams Jr., 27, 1708 14th St., was arrested early Sunday at Fourth Street and Howard Avenue and charged with driving under the influenc. more »»

Judge upholds evidence seizure

January 19, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Daniel J. more »»

PSU seniors donate funds to mental health services

January 19, 2016 STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Pennsylvania State University’s senior class will donate its class gift funds to an endowment to support campus mental health services. more »»

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