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Convicted killer's appeal rejected
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied further hearing into an appeal by Sean Louis Allen, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to life without parole for the 2009 death of a Penn State Altoona student.
James B. Treese
He was born in Juniata, son of the late Clarence C. and Pearl E. Treese. He married Joann E. "Tillie" Tillett on June 13, 1953, in Juniata, and she preceded him in death Feb. 22, 2011.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Courthouse canopy project gets low bids
Low bids for two canopies and an extension on the main entrance of the Blair County Courthouse came in below estimates, so the proposed project is likely to get started in September.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Some defendants slip through cracks without fingerprints being recorded
It's a Tuesday in Tyrone's District Court, and Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller isn't happy a defendant who has come into his courtroom to waive his preliminary hearing on felony theft charges hasn't been fingerprinted.
Edna C. Carney
Surviving are her husband, William, of Hollidaysburg; two daughters: Jennifer O'Brien and Mary Castillo in New Jersey; six grandchildren; two stepsons: Thomas of Philadelphia and Gerald of Hollidaysburg; five siblings: Faye Szebin of Altoona, Homer of York, Linda Dodson of Tipton, Merrill of Altoona and Bonita Wertz of East Freedom; and numerous ... (more)
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Jack Glenn Ickes
He was born in Altoona, son of Ross A. and Edna Wolfe Ickes. He married Marjorie Ann Hevner on July 3, 1959, in Altoona.
Margaret Helen - Margy' McConnell
Margaret Helen "Margy" McConnell, 88, Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, formerly of 1625 27th Ave., Altoona, died Friday at the Manor after an extended illness.
Dr. Elliott Bilofsky has joined the UPMC Altoona medical staff in the Department of Specialized Surgery's clinical service of otorhinolaryngology .
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Historians to honor Civil War colonel
A few months ago, when John Crider opened a book filled with Col. William Gray Murray's papers, he was likely the first person to do so in 90 years.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Alfred G. - Fred' Nardelli
Alfred G. "Fred" Nardelli, 63, DeBary, Fla., formerly of Altoona, died Aug. 7, 2014, at Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, Orange City, Fla., after a valiant battle with brain cancer.
John H. - Jack' Leiden
He was born in Altoona, son of Aloysius and Mary Leiden. He married Sally A. May on April 27, 1957, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altoona.
Mary (Rieker) Sartain
Surviving are a son, David of Leander, Texas; a granddaughter, Kinley Rae Sartain; and six siblings: Steven G., James P. and G. Edward, all of Pittsburgh, Joseph L. and Robert W., both of Wilmington, N.C., and Suzzanne Savad in New York.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Esther Jean Laderman
During her youth, she lived with her mother and her maternal uncle, Jacob Silverman, in the Sunset Apartments on Broad Avenue, Altoona.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Power back in Altoona
Penelec spokesman John Shimco said this morning a problem at the company's 20th Street substation resulted in the temporary loss of electrical power to approximately 2,900 customers in Altoona.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Ridgway Eagle Scout to help raise support for service dogs
Devyn Condon, a life scout in Troop 93 for the Boy Scouts of America is raising support in the forms of donations and aluminum pop tabs for the Service Paws for Central Pennsylvania organization.
New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. Inc. will begin work Monday on the Kettle Street resurfacing project in Altoona and Logan and Blair townships, PennDOT said.
Vet searching for captured Nazi flag; local flyers once posed with banner
Tom Creekmore of Millsboro, Del., has had a long and good life as a father, grandfather, husband and airline executive, but at age 90, he still vividly remembers the men he fought and flew with in World War II.
Council rethinks land banking
Neighbors' complaints at a recent City Council meeting about a problem house on Beech Avenue could lead the city Redevelopment Authority to reconsider land banking - after the authority Foreclosed upon in January, the vacant house on the 400 block has attracted mice and rats and features garbage on the back porch, high weeds in the backyard and a ... (more)
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Legislation allows Act 47 cities to triple service tax
A bill set for the state Senate this fall - and backed by Rep. John McGinnis, R-Altoona, and Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr., R-Blair - would open a legal path for financially distressed cities like Altoona to triple a service tax on anyone working in the city.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
The Lebanon Daily News
Bethel man found unresponsive in stolen truck
Lebanon >> Jacob Klinger-Mumma, 19, Bethel man was charged with driving a stolen pickup after he was found unresponsive in a pickup truck at 8:42 a.m. in the 500 block of Weidman Street.