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Weekly crime roundup

August 10, 2015 Altoona police July 29 ? Burglary: 100 block Spruce Court; 2300 block Sixth Ave. ? Criminal mischief: 100 block Pope Ave.; 1500 block Ninth Ave.; 1900 block Fifth Ave.; 400 block Eighth Ave. more »»

Blight law allows city to go after assets

August 9, 2015 The city of Altoona is preparing to enforce a provision in a 2010 blight law that allows municipalities to file liens on assets — any assets — of major violators. more »»

Search of diocese surprises priests, parishioners

August 9, 2015 Although the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office executed a search warrant on the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown on Friday, local priests and parishioners said they were not aware of... more »»

Springs along roadsides carry risk

August 9, 2015 In June, when Niagara Bottling announced that the company’s bottled water produced in Pennsylvania might contain E. more »»

Lakemont rib festival whets appetite for attendees

August 9, 2015 Rib lovers from throughout the region converged on Lakemont Park Saturday for the park’s first Ribfest. Park goers enjoyed ribs and other tasty goodies from six prominent rib vendors. more »»

Drug kingpin contesting sentence’s constitutionality

August 9, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A former drug “kingpin” in Blair County is launching another appeal to his 60-150 year prison term, charging that the judge imposed mandatory sentences that have now been declared... more »»

Man linked to robbery arrested

August 9, 2015 STATE COLLEGE — A Connellsville man was arrested Friday night in connection with the Wednesday robbery of Citizens Bank, 1826 N. Atherton St. Cecil D. Barnhart Sr. more »»

Woman accused of drugging kids waives preliminary hearing

August 9, 2015 An Altoona woman who police said gave two children pills to make them sleep has waived her right to a preliminary hearing. more »»

GOP mulls new ways to strike Kane

August 9, 2015 Even as her enemies and onetime allies call for her to step down, Attorney General Kathleen Kane could be targeted for impeachment — and could prompt legislation to ensure her successors are quickly... more »»

Police: Drunk man crashed into cars, exposed himself

August 9, 2015 A Duncansville man who police said crashed into two parked cars before he jumped out and exposed himself to passers-by has been charged. It happened about 1 a.m. more »»

St. Patrick festival carries on

August 9, 2015 NEWRY—Amid the activity at the St. Patrick parish and school festival, there was no obvious sign of stress that it could be the last time the fundraiser benefits the school. more »»

Tyrone residents enjoy festivities at Community Day

August 8, 2015 TIPTON — Dozens of spectators looked on as an interpretive dance group moved to calming music just before 6 p.m. Friday at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park. more »»

Heroin dealer gets 7-14 years

August 8, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A former Altoona man who was arrested in 2014 for six heroin sales was sentenced Friday to state prison for seven to 14 years. more »»

Affidavit: Former Hollidaysburg councilman charged with DUI

August 8, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Court documents show that former borough Ward 4 Councilman Matthew J. Stultz was arrested for drunken driving June 2, little more than a week before he tendered his resignation. more »»

Video arraignment set for attorney general

August 8, 2015 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane today on charges that she leaked secret grand jury information, but she won’t be in the courtroom. more »»

Police searching for stolen vehicle

August 8, 2015 Logan Township police are looking for a vehicle that was reported stolen from the Homers Gap area. more »»

Court upholds man’s sentence

August 8, 2015 A lengthy prison sentence imposed four years ago on Thomas Rhone of Altoona for drug-related offenses has been upheld by a three-judge Pennsylvania Superior Court panel. Rhone was convicted on Oct. more »»

Case dismissed due to missing victims

August 8, 2015 Charges against a city man accused in a violent robbery of his ex-girlfriend had his charges tossed after police were unable to track down the alleged victims. Zachary Z. more »»

Police: Suspect assaulted man in parking lot

August 8, 2015 An Altoona man is in jail after police say he beat a man in a parking lot. Lucas R. Zorger, 29, 116 Fifth Ave., Ap. more »»

Old Bedford Village hosting Vietnam event

August 8, 2015 BEDFORD — Military re-enactors will gather this weekend at Old Bedford Village to honor those who served during the Vietnam War and to educate the public. more »»

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