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Area briefs

May 4, 2016 Police: Girl made bomb threat A 16-year-old girl from Clearville admitted to making a bomb threat April 13 at a Bedford County high school, according to a state police information release. more »»

Accidents

May 4, 2016 Hollidaysburg state police - A van driven by David L. Keller, 68, Altoona, and a car driven by Tracy A. Beers, 34, Altoona, collided Friday afternoon on Old Sixth Avenue Road, Antis Township. more »»

City discusses lot near Blair 911 center

May 4, 2016 Representatives for the Blair County 911 center went back-and-forth Tuesday with city planning officials over fencing and the size and location of spaces for a proposed parking lot project at the... more »»

Wingate makes request to add more green space

May 4, 2016 On Tuesday, at a city Planning Commission meeting, the engineer for the Wingate Hotel project downtown made an unusual request — for permission to add green space and fencing, beyond what the... more »»

Foster says bishop turning blind eye

May 3, 2016 A Catholic layman who aided a state investigation into sexual abuse in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown said Bishop Mark . more »»

Speed limit increases

May 3, 2016 All of I-99 posted 65 mph will go to 70 mph today, except for a short stretch south of Altoona, in a followup to a 1.5-year pilot program that tested the higher speed limit elsewhere in the state. more »»

Couple get year in jail for abuse, starvation of child

May 3, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man and woman accused of starving and abusing their infant child in 2011 have each been sentenced to serve almost a year in jail. Michael A. more »»

Cresson prison plans will be revealed

May 3, 2016 State officials said plans for the shuttered state prison at Cresson will be announced Wednesday morning. The office of state Sen. more »»

Man pleads guilty in drug death

May 3, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Hollidaysburg area man accused of causing a drug-overdose death almost two years ago has pleaded guilty and will be sentenced in late Jun. more »»

Halvorson concedes 9th District to Shuster

May 3, 2016 Nearly a week after early results showed him losing by a razor-thin margin, 9th Congressional District challenger Art Halvorson conceded Monday to Rep. Bill Shuster, R-9th District. more »»

Four face charges after golf incident

May 3, 2016 BEDFORD — Four men face charges after an incident Sunday night on Reservoir Road, Cumberland Valley Township. Bedford state police were called to the scene at 8:25 p.m. for a physical altercation. more »»

City man sent to jail for abuse of girls

May 3, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man will spend nine years to 20 years in prison after pleading no contest on Monday to multiple charges in connection with a child sexual abuse case. more »»

Indian Caverns set to close in October

May 3, 2016 FRANKLINVILLE — Indian Caverns is a step closer to being sold, but it isn’t a done deal. more »»

Portage OKs documents for rehab facility

May 3, 2016 PORTAGE — After two months of discussion, Portage Borough Council on Monday approved documents needed for a drug and alcohol treatment center to open in town. more »»

Bedford County man to serve 8-22 years in jail for assaults

May 3, 2016 BEDFORD — A Breezewood man entered guilty pleas in three cases Friday in Bedford County Court and is expected to be sentenced to eight to 22 years in a state correctional institution. Reginald G. more »»

IRC supports Senate bill for recycling licensing fees

May 3, 2016 The organization that oversees curbside recycling in Blair County is sending a letter to lawmakers supporting a state Senate bill that would let municipalities charge trash haulers licensing fees to... more »»

Area

May 3, 2016 Bike Day prompts warning to drivers ALEXANDRIA — Motorists traveling on Route 305 between Petersburg and Alexandria on Wednesday may encounter traffic delays between 7:45 and 8:30 a.m. more »»

Police reports

May 3, 2016 Altoona police -- Richard E. Lane, 43, Pittsburgh, was arrested Sunday on a Pittsburgh Police Department warrant on the 700 block of Chestnut Avenue. more »»

AASD to close Kimmel

May 2, 2016 The Altoona Area School Board is set to close the William P. Kimmel Alternative School with the intention of contracting Adelphoi for its alternative education services. Closing the school at 900 S. more »»

Playing an important role

May 2, 2016 Although the Civil Air Patrol is marking its 75th anniversary in 2016, many people aren’t aware of the important role the organization plays. more »»

 
 
 

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