Blair County Newswire

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  1. Tip leads police to run-away suspectRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    ... Greg Wyandt. Online records show that a total of 14 criminal cases for Lanzendorfer have reached the level of Blair County Court, resulting in guilty pleas for resisting arrest, harassment, theft, criminal mischief and driving under the influence ...

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  2. Earth Matters: Several causes can bring blight right to our doorstepRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    ... several dozen responsible trash haulers and the best enforcement efforts of many municipalities, thousands in Blair County do not have regular trash service. Without regular collection, many are tempted to pile it up or dump it in the nearest ...

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  3. A fun time when football starts upRead the original story

    Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

    The Blair County football program fraternity will have an extra member for this season, at least.

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  4. AAA: Labor Day traffic to be highest since '08Read the original story

    Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

    ... enforcement efforts will be increased to watch for aggressive driving and ensure holiday-traveler safety." The Blair County DUI Task Force also is planning enforcement efforts to search for impaired drivers during the holiday period.

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  5. Woman's request for appeal rights deniedRead the original story

    Wednesday | Altoona Mirror

    ... have filed a post-conviction petition on her own, and he said "no failure by attorney Montgomery (presently Blair County's public defender) could conceivably raise an issue which would justify the many-year delay which occurred with no PCRA petition ...

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  6. Megan's Law evaluation ordered for 60-year-oldRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 26 | Altoona Mirror

    Blair County Judge Wade A. Kagarise ordered a Megan's Law assessment for a 60-year-old Altoona man who late Monday entered no-contest pleas to child pornography charges.

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  7. Judge makes ruling in city suitRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 26 | Altoona Mirror

    A Huntingdon County judge has sided with the City of Altoona in a dispute that developed in 2013 when Blair County withheld delinquent tax revenue from the city, after paying for demolition of the former Russo building.

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  8. Family, DA differ on death inquiryRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 26 | Altoona Mirror

    A spokesman for the family of Marquise Braham and Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio painted different pictures of the status of an investigation into allegations by Braham's family of fraternity hazing.

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  9. Some defendants slip through cracks without fingerprints being recordedRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 24 | Altoona Mirror

    ... next court appearance. "If you don't get your fingerprints, your bail can get revoked, and I can place you in Blair County Prison," he said. By law, when a person gets charged with a criminal offense, he or she is fingerprinted. But according to the ...

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  10. Crime briefsRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 24 | Altoona Mirror

    ... was booked on felony aggravated assault and robbery charges as well as related misdemeanors. Findley remains in Blair County prison in lieu of 10 percent of $75,000 bond. A New York native convicted of selling drugs in Blair County is back behind ...

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  11. Black inmates organize petitionsRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 23 | Altoona Mirror

    ... issues in the justice systems in both communities are similar. Witherspoon has for several years visited the Blair County Prison on a weekly basis and has established a rapport with many of the inmates. Those inmates, mostly African-American, have ...

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  12. Ross retrial delayedRead the original story

    Friday Aug 22 | Altoona Mirror

    ... and defense attorneys more time to prepare expert reports that must be presented to each other for review. Blair County President Judge Jolene G. Kopriva moved the trial date Friday after learning that prosecutors needed two more weeks to get a ...

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  13. Water agency seeks auction alternativeRead the original story

    Friday Aug 22 | Altoona Mirror

    ... City officials declared their intention to go through with the auction as recently as a week ago, when Altoona Blair County Development Corp. proposed its own version of a systems takeover that would provide the city with the money it wants, while ...

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  14. Historians to honor Civil War colonelRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 21 | Altoona Mirror

    ... they found in the collection, would point to an 1862 battle in Virginia that had claimed the lives of many Blair County men. "It was confirmed to be Stonewall Jackson's handwriting," Crider, commander of the Sons of Union Veterans Col. Crowther Post ...

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  15. Water agency seeks auction alternativeRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 21 | Altoona Mirror

    ... City officials declared their intention to go through with the auction as recently as a week ago, when Altoona Blair County Development Corp. proposed its own version of a systems takeover that would provide the city with the money it wants, while ...

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  16. Thursday August 21 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 21 | Waly 103.9

    ... HIGH SCHOOL, AND MORE THAN 80 ALLEGED VICTIMS OF FRANCISCAN BROTHER STEPHEN BAKER WAS CANCELLED YESTERDAY. BLAIR COUNTY JUDGE KOPRIVA HAS NOT SET A NEW DATE. BAKER COMMITTED SUICIDE AFTER THE ALLEGATIONS CAME TO LIGHT. A man was Taken the ...

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  17. UPMC increases revenue, margin in tough environmentRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 20 | Business Journal

    UPMC finished fiscal 2014 bruised by a tough health insurance market, but with all the dials otherwise pointing in the right direction.

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  18. Convicted child rapist denied new sentenceRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 20 | Altoona Mirror

    An Altoona man serving 25 to 50 years for the rape of a child and related offenses will not receive a reduced sentence or a new trial, Blair County Judge Elizabeth Doyle ruled Tuesday.

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  19. International students move in to Penn State AltoonaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 20 | Altoona Mirror

    ... in orientation activities at Penn State Altoona this week, said adjusting to the relative quiet of Blair County has been hard. Eighteen-year-old Wu, who is originally from Shanghai, China, said she's used to being surrounded by the lights and noise ...

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  20. House shooting suspect to face trialRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 19 | Altoona Mirror

    ... on the seat of his vehicle when state police visited him the next day to investigate. Cherry was remanded to Blair County Prison, where he has been since his arrest Aug. 6. Bail remains at $100,000 cash with a formal arraignment in Blair County ...

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