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Crime briefs

August 25, 2014 Police: Man had knife in robbery An Altoona man wielded a knife in a weekend robbery and assault at a Fourth Avenue home, police said. Michael E. Findley, 21, of 800 56th St. more »»

'Irish giant' first to fall

August 24, 2014 At Arlington National Cemetery, Section 17, Grave No. 23671-45, is the headstone of Sgt. more »»

Black inmates organize petitions

August 24, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Ferguson, Mo. more »»

Spectators hit the rails at model train show

August 24, 2014 BEDFORD — For 40 years, Ned J. Marrow, 91, rode the rails as a freight train conductor, but on Saturday he was in Bedford to do a little train watching. more »»

Van strikes Tyrone building

August 24, 2014 TYRONE — A crash in Tyrone sent a van into a house and one man to the hospital. A Ford van driven by Benjamin . more »»

Winery to make debut in Portage

August 24, 2014 PORTAGE — Tom Krinjeck began making wine more than 15 years ago after his son bought him an at-home kit. “It was terrible,” he said of his first batch, laughin. more »»

Love of music, singing never ages as I get older

August 24, 2014 Even though I am pushing 50, there is still a part of me that refuses to grow up. more »»

Marijuana bill closer to fruition

August 24, 2014 The cloud of discussion on Pennsylvania’s possible medical marijuana legalization may have dissipated with the end of the Legislative session, but a bill to allow the drug for patients could be set... more »»

Ex-informant accused of perjury to stand trial

August 24, 2014 A former police informant will stand trial on charges he lied on the stan. more »»

Area briefs

August 24, 2014 Tea party to host Blair commissioner The Blair County Tea Party will host Blair County Commissioner Terry Tomassetti at its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express in Altoona. more »»

Hollidaysburg unveils sewer project

August 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Borough officials are gearing up for what will likely be a multimillion sewer project to be completed in the next few years. more »»

Ross retrial delayed

August 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The death penalty trial for Paul Aaron Ross, accused of killing a young Hollidaysburg woman a decade ago, has been moved from October to November, giving prosecutors and defense... more »»

New system for AASD can identify sex offenders

August 23, 2014 A new computer system will inform Altoona Area staff this year whether visitors are registered sex offenders. more »»

USVEI head signs consent agreement

August 23, 2014 The head of the organization that planned to install a complex of veterans-related services in Altoona has signed a consent agreement with the state Department of Banking and Securities, in which th... more »»

NCambria school district hires new superintendent

August 23, 2014 NORTHERN CAMBRIA — After a two-month search, Northern Cambria School District has a new superintendent. At a special meeting Aug. more »»

Gallitzin to unveil water tanks

August 23, 2014 GALLITZIN — Gallitzin’s water authority is set to unveil new water treatment tanks at 8:30 a.m. Monday at a treatment facility along Chestnut Street. more »»

Child porn suspect pleads guilty

August 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 70-year-old Altoona man entered guilty pleas Friday to seven counts of possession of child pornography. Garry Lynn David of 310 Walton Ave. more »»

Three accused of passing off counterfeit $100 bills

August 23, 2014 Three people are behind bars after police say they passed counterfeit $100 bills. Michael S. Moncrieffe, 27, of Reading, along with Theresa H. Moore, 31, and Dacia A. more »»

Firm awarded contract to tear down old Philipsburg hospital

August 23, 2014 PHILIPSBURG — A contract has been awarded to an Allegheny County firm to demolish the former Philipsburg State Hospital campus in Centre County and return the land to green spac. more »»

Water agency seeks auction alternative

August 22, 2014 The Altoona Water Authority next week will present a proposal in answer to City Council’s controversial plan for the long-term lease of the water and sewer systems operated by the authority in... more »»

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