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Man accused of stealing candy
A Cambria County man is in trouble after Altoona police say he broke into a Fifth Avenue home and stole candy. Earl Munoz, 29, of 570 Highland Ave., Johnstown, was arrested early Saturday after he allegedly climbed through a window on the 1800 block of Fifth Avenue, grabbed a handful of Chick-O-Stick candies from a glass dish on the living room coffee table and left through the home's back door, according to police.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Western Pennsylvania man sentenced to 20 to 40 years for beating father with hammer, stabbing him to death
A western Pennsylvania man convicted of having beaten his father with a hammer and then stabbed him to death a year ago has been sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison. The Tribune-Democrat reports that 33-year-old Jonathan Kuzma was sentenced Tuesday in Cambria County to the maximum penalty for third-degree murder.
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Recent guard assault was by inmate who had killed cellmate in 2012
State police and a prison official confirmed the identity of an inmate accused of attempting to kill a prison guard last week at SCI-Coal Township. William Cramer, 23, serving a life sentence for murdering his cellmate in Cambria County Prison in August 2012, has not yet been charged in the Aug. 31 attack on the unidentified guard.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
General Assembly Retirement Review: Rep. Clymer, Haluska and Miller
As we continue our series salute to the members of the legislature who will retire from their seats at the end of this year.
UMWA seeks stop to 'War on Coal'
Representatives from the United Mine Workers of America are asking local government officials to petition the Environmental Protection Agency to stop its "War on Coal."
Wednesday, September 3 2014
IN JOHNSTOWN YESTERDAY, THE PROSECUTION RESTED ITS CASE AND THE DEFENSE BEGAN IN THE MURDER TRIAL OF 22 YEAR OLD DEMETRIUS GIBSON OF TIRE HILL WHO IS CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER IN THE STABBING OF HIS ESTRANGED GIRLFRIEND, ELIZABETH MILLER, LAST SUMMER.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Two face felony assault charges
Two Cambria County prisoners, who are charged with attacking a fellow inmate early last month after he testified against their relative, waived those charges at their preliminary hearings Tuesday and are each set to plead guilty to a felony charge in Cambria County Court.
Milliron: Dickey's case load - overbooked'
The Blair County courts have hit a logjam because popular Altoona defense attorney Thomas M. Dickey has so many high-profile cases, not only in Blair but in Cambria and Huntingdon counties, according to statements by a county judge and officials at a hearing this week.
Fair unites family over food
"We make it like a family affair. There are about 25 of us here together. We come here every year.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Labor Day Festivals and Fairs
Some call it the symbolic final weekend of summer. But Labor Day Weekend in these parts has become one of the busiest weekends for festivals featuring live entertainment, and this year is no exception.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Trial slated to open in Pa. car wash slaying
Opening statements are expected Thursday in the trial of a man charged in the stabbing death of his estranged girlfriend at a western Pennsylvania car wash a year ago.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Winery to make debut in Portage
But with help from family friend John Bertuzzi and a lot of practice, Krinjeck perfected the process and began to make new wines.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Ex-wife's stalker gets prison, claimed to be cop
We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.
Sentence in 2011 western Pa. slaying upheld
An appeals court has upheld the 25- to 50-year sentence of a man convicted in a 2011 shooting death outside a western Pennsylvania housing project.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
ID card records show Corbett adviser at Ed Dept.
The state Education Department is releasing electronic ID card records that indicate embattled former secretary Ron Tomalis was at headquarters working 126 days this year.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Veterans encouraged to discuss mental health
Marine veteran Timothy Lawson said in the wake of actor and comedian Robin Williams' death, people have begun talking more about emotional disorders and suicide.
Lowmaster ringleader gets 20 years
George M. Lowmaster of Carrolltown did a lot of apologizing Tuesday just before he was sentenced to 20 years in a federal prison for leading an organization that distributed marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, oxycodone and prescription pills throughout the area.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Judge OKs Cresson's deal with ex-chief
A Cambria County judge ruled in favor of Cresson Borough Tuesday, ordering enforcement of a settlement agreement between the borough and its former police chief.