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Local News Headlines 6/14/19

It’s FRIDAY!!! Woo Hoo!! Here’s your Friday morning 6/14 local headlines:

A bill which would give the governor the ability to declare a public health emergency has been unanimously passed by the state Senate.

Two teenagers are dead after being struck by lightning in Mount Pleasant.

A Johnstown man was arrested in Altoona for reportedly assaulting his pregnant girlfriend.

A Hollidaysburg woman is facing charges of stealing from her place of employment last month.

An Altoona man did not learn the meaning of curfew after he was stopped by police on Monday.

Police have arrested a man for prowling and causing a disturbance in Tipton last month.

Two properties in a section of Hollidaysburg have been rezoned for business purposes.

A Pennsylvania broadcast pioneer who helped create American Bandstand has died at 91.

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Local News Headlines 6/13/19

Here’s your Thursday morning 6/13 local headlines:

A bill that would eliminate vehicle emissions testing in Blair and other Western Pennsylvania counties has passed the State Senate Transportation Committee.

A bill which would allow municipal police departments in Pennsylvania to use radar for speed enforcement has been approved by the State Senate Transportation Committee.

The U-S Geological Survey has confirmed a strong earthquake registering 3.4 on the Richter scale originated in Mifflintown last night.

A Duncansville man was convicted yesterday is a New Jersey court of killing a fellow worker from Gallitzin in 2016.

A former Lilly financial advisor was sentenced to prison for defrauding mostly elderly investors.

Property owners in the Hollidaysburg School District are looking at a tax increase for the next school year.

Republican State lawmakers are refusing to give Governor Wolf the budget money he wants to help buy new voting machines.

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Local News Headlines 6/12/19

Here’s your Wednesday morning 6/12 headlines:

Legislation has been proposed in Harrisburg to charge a fee to Pennsylvanians who get their coverage from the State Police.

As expected, the Altoona School Board last night, voted to raise taxes by a 5-4 margin.

The Altoona School Board and administration will look for a solution to the Graduation debacle that took place on Monday.

A Blair County jury will be asked to decide whether the statute of limitations has expired on a local priest sex-abuse case.

State Police have released more information on a fatal crash from June 4th on Spruce Creek Road.

State Police are looking to arrest a man after he threatened to blow up a government office in Clearfield County.

The State House has voted 198-1 for the state to take over the online healthcare exchange created by Obamacare.

The State Senate is backing a bill that will give school districts and private schools more options to hire armed security guards.

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Local News Headlines 6/11/19

Here’s your Tuesday morning 6/11 local headlines:

A bill that would ban the use of hand held cell phones while driving in the state has been advanced by the State House Transportation Committee.

An Altoona man is under arrest on a host of charges including arson for allegedly setting fire to his own home Sunday morning.

State Police are investigating the death of a one-month old baby brought to Nason Hospital Saturday.

An Altoona man has been arrested for sexually abusing a seven year old boy.

State Police say one person was killed when a train and a vehicle collided on the tracks in New Beaver.

Property Owners in the Altoona School District will find out tonight if they have to pay more in school property taxes.

A bill has been introduced in the legislature to allow family leave without losing pay from their jobs.

A bill which seeks to ensure electric vehicle owners pay their fair share for the maintenance of Pennsylvania roads and bridges has been approved by the State House Transportation Committee.

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Local News Headlines 6/10/19

Here’s your Monday morning 6/10 local headlines:

More than 40 states have joined in a federal lawsuit over generic prescription drugs and Pennsylvania is among them.

The cause of an early morning fire Sunday that damaged a West Chestnut Avenue home is under investigation.

Six Blair County men have been arrested and charged with selling suboxone.

An Altoona man has been arrested and charged with strangling a woman during a fight.

The trial of an Altoona man accused of killing a Cambria county man in New Jersey will resume tomorrow.

State Police are looking for a man who tried to kidnap a young girl in Huntingdon County last week.

Officials found a stolen car from 2014 at the bottom of Lake Raystown last week

A recent joint hearing of the House Judiciary and Health Committees looked at issues related to the possible legalization of recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania.

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Local News Headlines 6/7/19

It’s FRIDAY!!! Woo Hoo!! Here’s your Friday morning 6/7 local headlines:

While Governor Tom Wolf has been traveling around the state touting his plan to tax gas drillers, not everyone supports the proposal.

A Blair County Judge has ruled that statements made to police by a suspected child killer will be heard at his trial.

A Coalport woman has been locked up after her arrest on a stolen gun charge.

The battle between UPMC and Highmark may have hit some common ground.

A new report links the possibility of child labor to the production of chocolate used by Hershey’s.

The Democratic leader in the State Senate wants State Senator Daylin Leach to resign over sexual misconduct claims.

The State Supreme Court has upheld a ban on state level or federal candidates being nominated by more than one party.

Pennsylvania’s largest teachers union is calling on lawmakers and the governor to make pre-k a top priority in next fiscal year’s state budget.

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Local News Headlines 6/6/19

Here’s your THURSDAY morning 6/6 local headlines:

Changes to the absentee ballot process in Pennsylvania have been proposed in the legislature.

A State lawmaker has introduced legislation that would require Pennsylvanians to present some form of ID every time they vote.

Police have charged a Pittsburgh man of raping a woman at a Blair County Drug Treatment facility.

A supposed drug debt torture of a man has led to an Altoona couple going to trial.

An Altoona man was hurt in a one-vehicle crash on East Pleasant Valley Boulevard early Tuesday morning.

A ban on Pennsylvania marriages when either party is under 18 is moving ahead with a unanimous vote in the State House.

State Rep Jim Gregory’s bill to evaluate unused facilities for use as addiction treatment centers has won unanimous house approval.

Governor Wolf’s signature is all that remains for a bill to create a C-P-R curriculum for high school students in the state.

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Local News Headlines 6/5/19

Here’s your WEDNESDAY morning 6/5 headlines:

Pennsylvania’s state budget is poised to end the current fiscal year on the plus side of the ledger.

A Juniata man was locked up yesterday and is facing a host of child pornography charges.

A two-vehicle crash near Spruce Creek yesterday claimed the life of a Tyrone man.

State Police are looking for a local teen that went missing this past Sunday.

Proposals calling for changes to Pennsylvania’s compulsory school age law received mixed reviews during a hearing before the House Education Committee.

Former workers of North American Communications can get some help this morning in Blair County.

CSX Corporation wants a pending lawsuit surrounding that derailment in Hyndman, to remain in Federal Court.

New bills sponsored by Republicans and Democrats in Harrisburg would create an Authority to take over the Obamacare exchange in Pennsylvania.

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Local News Headlines 6/4/19

Here’s your TUESDAY morning 6/4 headlines:

The National Weather Service has confirmed two more tornado touchdowns in Pennsylvania last week.

A two-vehicle crash over the weekend claimed the life of Claysburg woman.

An Altoona man was convicted on charges he assaulted a UPMC police officer two years ago.

A local doctor is facing charges of poor record keeping after self-prescribing medications for himself.

Altoona Police arrested a Mercer County man over the weekend on serious charges after a traffic stop.

Officials with the union representing most public employees in Pennsylvania say they have reached a tentative agreement on a four year contract.

State Senator Judy Ward is taking aim at the State Game Commission following an audit that’s caused a stir.

A bill which seeks to combat illegal games of skill in Pennsylvania has been introduced in the state Senate.

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Local News Headlines 6/3/19

Here’s your Monday morning 6/3 headlines:

Not all Pennsylvania motorists would be required to have their vehicle’s emissions system inspected under a bill now in the State Senate.

An Altoona man was killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon in Snyder Township.

The body of a man found by two kayakers last week in the Juniata River has been identified.

An appeal of a designation of sexual predator for a former Altoona Soccer coach has been denied.

An Altoona man was arrested and charged after a bizarre incident involving a gun last week.

Authorities say a car driving on railroad tracks in Central Pennsylvania was struck by a train, killing the female driver.

State Police are advising residents about a very important drill they will be conducting this Wednesday.

It’s a busy time for the National Weather Service in Pennsylvania as it continues to assess damage from last week’s severe storms.

Property owners in the Hollidaysburg school District will have to dig deeper to cover next year’s tax increase.

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