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November 17, 2014 Clearfield state police -- A 16-year-old driver from Allport crashed and overturned his vehicle Friday night when traveling north on Shiloh Road, Bradford Townshi. more »»

Weekly crime roundup

November 17, 2014 Altoona police Nov. 7 -- Theft: 100 block Crawford Ave., 300 block Lexington Ave., 900 block Howard Ave. -- Drugs: 1100 block 16th St. -- Assault: 1400 block Third St., 1400 block First St. No. more »»

Police reports

November 17, 2014 Altoona police -- Michael Sutton, 429 E. Sixth Ave., was arrested Saturday night at his residence and charged with criminal trespass, theft and receiving stolen property. more »»

Portage park has $20,000 deficit

November 17, 2014 PORTAGE — Three years ago, the Portage Area Joint Recreation Commission began drawing money from its savings accoun. more »»

Judge Sullivan changes ruling on case with GPS

November 17, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Prosecutors will be permitted to introduce testimony showing an Altoona man used a GPS tracking device to determine the location of the mother of his children and her boyfriend more... more »»

Mental Health First Aid training planned

November 17, 2014 Behavioral Health Services of Somerset and Bedford Counties Inc. and the United Way of the Laurel Highlands will offer a regional training on Mental Health First Aid. more »»

State law to trigger gun debate

November 16, 2014 In January, when a new state law takes effect, many of Pennsylvania’s biggest cities will likely face swift lawsuits from the National Rifle Association: not only Pittsburgh and Philadelphia but... more »»

Procedures evolve for final care of destitute

November 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — On the hillside above the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home is a cemetery with one headstone and the remains of at least 400 people. The headstone carries two inscriptions. more »»

Holiday sales expected to rise

November 16, 2014 The holiday shopping season is well underway with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still loomin. more »»

Republican surge could alter Wolf’s funding plans

November 16, 2014 A Republican surge in the the state General Assembly, combined with a swing to the right as Sen. Jake Corman, R-Centre, takes over the Senate, could scuttle Go. more »»

Drug smuggling allegations lead to charges

November 16, 2014 Two cases of attempted drug smuggling have landed two inmates of Blair County Prison in hot water. more »»

Convicted drug dealer’s prison sentence to stand

November 16, 2014 In 2011, when Blair County and Baltimore narcotics investigators were attempting to determine who was supplying kilos of cocaine to a drug organization operating out of the former Corner Bar and... more »»

Tyrone woman faces drug charges

November 16, 2014 A Tyrone woman faces a laundry list of charges, including 65 counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, after police allegedly found dozens of empty heroin packets, a half-dozen pot pipes and an... more »»

Candle cited as likely cause of fatal fire

November 16, 2014 MCKEESPORT — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a fire that killed an elderly man and injured the victim’s son and a firefighter was probably started by a candl. more »»

Crews searching for missing hunter

November 16, 2014 BEDFORD — A state police helicopter crew was summoned late Saturday night to Bedford County to assist with a search for a missing hunte. more »»

Authorities investigating woman’s death

November 16, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — More tests are needed to determine what caused a woman’s death that officials suggested earlier may have involved cyanide, authorities in western Pennsylvania said. more »»

Police reports

November 16, 2014 Altoona police - Michael Nebelsi, 33, 802 Second Ave., was arrested Friday at his residence and charged with violating a protection-from-abuse order. - David Miller Jr., 21, 1014 S. Ninth St. more »»


November 16, 2014 The following defendants pleaded guilty to charges shown and were sentenced as follows: - David O. Campbell, 25, 1810 N. Tuckahoe St. more »»

Women’s creation of leftovers a gift

November 16, 2014 In 11 days, the day after Thanksgiving, the start of the holiday leftovers season begins. Few people realize it, but women actually invented leftovers. more »»

World War II collectors donate items to Saint Francis

November 16, 2014 LORETTO — Two area families decided on Veterans Day to donate their personal collections related to World War II to Saint Francis University, school officials announced Thursda. more »»

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