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  1. Man found guilty of shooting gun at friendRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    ... by Altoona police with two counts of attempted homicide, four counts of aggravated assault and other offenses. Blair County District Attorney Richard A. Consiglio called the shooting "a serious matter," but Petty's attorney, Tyler Rowles, argued ...

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  2. Student of the Month: Ali Feathers Claysburg-Kimmel Junior Senior High SchoolRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    ... High honor recipient, Rotary Student of the Month for September, National Youth Leadership State Conference, Blair County Youth Leadership, Bedford Electric Leadership, Future Business Leaders of America Business Award for 150 hours of community ...

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  3. Baez cohort enters pleasRead the original story

    Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

    ... Midder entered open pleas to the charges, meaning there was no agreement on the sentence to be imposed by Blair County Judge Elizabeth Doyle. The suspect could be sentenced to as many as 10 years on each offense and could face $50,000 in fines. As ...

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  4. Man accused of rampaging faces more charges, examRead the original story

    Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

    ... six counts of misdemeanor criminal mischief, plus two summary charges of criminal mischief. Karlson remains in Blair County Prison and is due back in Tyrone District Court on Feb. 24 for a preliminary hearing on the charges.

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  5. Mysterious powder sent to central Pennsylvania county officeRead the original story

    Yesterday | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    Officials in a central Pennsylvania county say they want criminal charges filed against a person they say sent a mysterious powder along with a property reassessment form. Blair County commissioners tell Tuesday's Altoona Mirror they'll prosecute if they can identify who sent the powder to the county's offices last week.

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  6. Blair County will seek charges for letterRead the original story

    Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

    Blair County commissioners said Tuesday they are interested in seeing charges filed against the person who enclosed an unidentified benign powder with a reassessment form mailed to the county. Commissioners Chairman Terry Tomassetti also offered a suggestion for the sender who took issue with the initiation of the first countywide property reassessment since 1958.

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  7. Police called to home; find 51 bags of marijuanaRead the original story

    Monday | Altoona Mirror

    ... of the home turned up a scale, used and new plastic bags, four cellphones and a pot grinder. Butler remains in Blair County Prison in lieu of $25,000 cash bail while Carper was released on a unsecured $25,000 bond. Both face felony conspiracy and ...

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  8. Snow tapers off; temps dropRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Altoona Mirror

    ... transport trucks and commuters make for crowded streets in the city. Flights between Pittsburgh and the Altoona-Blair County Airport were canceled Monday, as well. It wasn't clear Monday afternoon whether flights would resume today. Some hard-hit ...

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  9. Blair jury selected for Piner drug trialRead the original story

    Monday | Altoona Mirror

    Even though the deepest snow of this winter season occurred Monday, almost 200 Blair County residents showed up for the selection of a jury to hear drug charges against Stephen M. Piner of Altoona. Piner, 54, is the last major figure to be tried in the "Operation Last Call" drug cases stemming from a series of arrests of those allegedly part of a Baltimore-to-Altoona cocaine ring that operated out of the former Corner Bar in 2010 and 2011.

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  10. Eat'N ParkRead the original story

    Monday Jan 26 | WDSN-FM Du Bois

    A fire broke out at a restaurant with employees inside, authorities in Blair County said. It happened at around 1:30 a.m. Monday inside the Eat'n Park in the 100 block of Bowling Lane in Logan Township.

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  11. Weis considers opening beer cafeRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 25 | Altoona Mirror

    ... approval, plus an approval from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, it will be in a position to be Blair County's second grocery store to sell beer. In May 2011, the Giant Eagle store in Logan Town Centre became the first grocery store in Blair ...

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  12. Hollidaysburg residents weary of recent threatsRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 24 | Altoona Mirror

    On Friday, the Blair County reassessment office was the site of an anthrax scare. The office received a small business envelope containing an angry but nonthreatening letter and a white powder that turned out to be harmless, officials said.

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  13. Five Blair, nine Bedford bridges to be replacedRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 24 | Altoona Mirror

    It will be at least 16 months until PennDOT's Rapid Bridge Replacement project has an effect on local bridges - five in Blair County - under a timeline and PennDOT officials announced late last year that Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners was awarded an $899 million contract to replace 558 Pennsylvania bridges, including 48 in District 9 - Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset counties. Through a Rapid Bridge Replacement project, Plenary Walsh and 11 Pennsylvania-based subcontractors - including Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc., a State College company - are scheduled to complete all 558 bridge replacements by 2017.

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  14. Architects partners againRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | Altoona Mirror

    ... our architectural past and our firm's ongoing dedication and commitment to Hollidaysburg and the surrounding Blair County community. With this transition I am confident we can successfully continue this legacy." McKissick, who was partner-in-charge ...

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  15. DA: No execution sought in elderly mother's slayingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | Philly.com

    Prosecutors in central Pennsylvania have decided against seeking the death penalty against a woman charged in the shooting death of her elderly mother last month. The Mirror reports that Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio said Friday that prosecutors will not attempt to prove aggravating circumstances required for execution in the case.

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  16. Eagles finding ways to get winsRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | Altoona Mirror

    ... forward Anthony Politza, got into early foul trouble in Tyrone's Mountain League boys basketball tussle with Blair County rival Central. However, three Eagles managed to crack double figures, and Tyrone went 15-for-16 from the line and didn't allow ...

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  17. Max L. BakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Altoona Mirror

    ... Library, executive director of the Roaring Spring 75th Anniversary Committee, and past president of the Blair County Planning Commission, Roaring Spring Planning Commission, Roaring Spring Lions Club, Morrisons Cove Education Foundation and Blair ...

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  18. Accused killer facing life in jailRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | Altoona Mirror

    Blair County District Attorney Richard A. Consiglio said Friday he will ask a jury to return a first-degree murder verdict against an Altoona woman accused of killing her mother in November but will not seek the death penalty. Tracy Ann Stephenson, 48, of 3706 Fifth Ave. was arraigned before Blair County Judge Wade A. Kagarise on charges of criminal homicide, two counts of aggravated assault and a count of firearm not to be carried without license.

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  19. Letter angry, non-threateningRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Altoona Mirror

    A suspicious white powder found in a letter to the Blair County reassessment office Friday afternoon led authorities to lock down the county courthouse and remove several people for decontamination. A test found that the powder - discovered in a letter police said included angry but nonthreatening language - was benign, Hollidaysburg Police Chief Dave Gehret said Friday evening.

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  20. East Freedom man declared sexually violent predatorRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | Altoona Mirror

    An East Freedom man serving a minimum of 10 years in prison for raping a 12-year-old girl was found Friday to be a sexually violent predator under Megan's Law. Blair County Judge Timothy M. Sullivan made the finding after the defendant, Hansford Allen "Hamp" Dively, 42, said he would not contest the recommendation made in a report by the Pennsylvania Sexual Offender Assessment Board.

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