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Local News Headlines 1/18/19

It’s FRIDAY!!! Woo Hoo!! Here’s your Friday morning 1/18 headlines:

Local residents are waking up to an appetizer snow ahead of the weekend’s main course with the real snow scheduled to begin tomorrow afternoon.

Authorities in Altoona say they are conducting an investigation of an Altoona School District teacher, but no other information is being released.

An Altoona man has been sentenced to prison for possessing child pornography.

An Altoona man ended his jury trial yesterday by pleading guilty to drug charges.

Two former Blair County prison guards avoided jail time for a hazing incident last year at the prison.

Reforming Pennsylvania’s criminal justice system is the focus of a study by the State Auditor General.

The Logan Township planning commission has recommended that AMED receive approval for its new facility in Lakemont.

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Local News Headlines 1/15/19

It’s Inauguration Day in Pennsylvania today with big ceremonies scheduled for Governor Tom Wolf and Lt. Governor John Fetterman.

A two vehicle crash yesterday along Route 36 near cross Cove Road claimed the life of a Claysburg woman.

A Hollidaysburg man out on bail awaiting trial for an overdose death, charged with another overdose incident last week.

A Hollidaysburg man has been arrested for an incident with gun at an Altoona night cub in December.

An Altoona man has been charged with choking his f=girlfriend after a fight last weekend.

A State Senate leader says welfare reform will once again be on the agenda this legislative session.

The prices Pennsylvanians pay for prescription drugs will be the focus of legislation in the state Senate.

A couple more local politicians announcing the candidacies this week.

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Local News Headlines 1/14/19

A new legislative session means a new effort to reform property taxes in Pennsylvania.

State Police are looking for your help in finding a Duncansville woman’s stolen car.

A high speed chase led to the arrest of an Altoona man last Sunday morning.

Police in Cambria County are looking for the driver of a hit and run vehicle in Portage over the weekend.

An Altoona man is facing charges after he tried to choke a woman after an argument last week.

A Pittsburgh man was hurt when he crashed his tractor trailer on Kettle Road last week.

The Blair County Coroner says she wants another term in office and will seek reelection.

Pennsylvania’s prison population continues to decline.

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Local News Headlines 1/4/19

It’s FRIDAY!! Woo Hoo!! Here’s your Friday morning 1/4 headlines:

Small businesses in Pennsylvania are hoping lawmakers and the Governor will do more to help them in the new legislative session.

A Cresson woman was locked up after she reportedly admitted stabbing another woman during an argument.

A Tyrone woman is facing new charges of calling in a bomb threat to Wal-Mart.

Penn State Altoona has received a grant to continue education into the field of bipropellant injectors.

More Pennsylvanians are coming down with the flu this year according to the State Health Department.

Natural gas companies expected to be on the hook for millions of dollars in unpaid state impact fees after a ruling by the State Supreme Court.

Newly-elected 13th District Congressman Dr. John Joyce had an interesting first day in office.

The Annual Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture was revealed yesterday.

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Local News Headlines 1/3/19

Here’s your Thursday morning 1/3 headlines:

Pennsylvania’s newly-elected House Majority Leader is hoping for a productive legislative session.

A two vehicle crash yesterday morning new Route 26 in Huntingdon, claimed the life of a Mount Union man.

A Tyrone woman is charged with making threats to shoot people at a local dollar general store.

A Bedford County man has been locked up for trying to strangle his girlfriend during a domestic dispute shortly before Christmas.

An Altoona man is now facing charges of shooting a fellow hunter back in November.

Governor Tom Wolf is praising a new state law designed to help non-violent ex-offenders.

CNN is planning to run a special program dealing with two hazing incidents involving Penn State.

The New Year’s holiday period was a busy on for Pennsylvania State Police.

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Local News Headlines 1/2/19

Welcome to 2019 and Happy WEDNESDAY! Here’s your Wednesday 1/2 headlines:

Lawmakers in Harrisburg are already one day into their new session, with 225 members of the State House and Senate taking the oath of office yesterday.

For the first time in 12 years, John Eichelberger is not the State Senator representing the 30th district.

State Police in Ebensburg are investigating a New Year’s Day crash yesterday along Carroll Road that claimed the life of a 40 year old woman.

A Bedford County man is facing charges of dealing drugs in the presence of children.

A Tyrone teen was taken into custody Monday after a wild chase with police.

County Commissioner Terry Tomassetti is proposing some additional repair work on the County Courthouse.

The Mariner East 2 natural gas liquid pipeline is officially in service.

City of Altoona 2019 dog licenses go on sale beginning today.

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Local News Headlines 12/31/18

Happy New Year’s Eve! Here’s your Monday morning 12/31 headlines:

Pennsylvania State Police are encouraging PA residents to plan ahead to ensure a safe New Year’s Eve.

According to the Blair County Coroner, police are investigating a death after finding a body along I-99.

Logan Township Police are looking for a man who burglarized a Township home, then used a stolen credit card at a local store.

State Police are looking for the crook who stole eight rifles from a Huntingdon County Home.

A Bedford County woman is facing charges after being arrested with drugs.

One of the nation’s oldest retail store chains, Sears, will begin closing hundreds of stores nationwide including the Altoona Store.

With President Trump signing the Farm bill, Pennsylvania farmers are looking to the New Year with more certainty.

The New Pennsylvania Legislative session begins tomorrow and some new faces will be representing local districts.

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Local News Headlines 12/28/18

It’s FRIDAY!! Woo Hoo!!! Here’s your Friday morning 12/28 headlines:

A convicted murderer is once again seeking a new DNA test to try and prove his innocence.

A former Philipsburg Osceola high school softball player was killed in a car, tractor-trailer crash this week.

An Altoona man wanted on burglary charges was finally nabbed by police last week.

Some city residents are under a boil water advisory as a result of a water main break yesterday.

A new law that seals low-level, non-violent criminal records from public view has gone into effect.

The state legislature’s budget reserves have jumped by nearly 43 million dollars last year.

Recent changes to federal education law are providing states more flexibility to dealing with struggling public schools.

Someone could ring in the New Year as a multi-millionaire with tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot over 348 million dollars.

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Local News Headlines 12/27/18

According to a published report, the partial government shutdown could start to have an effect locally, very soon.

New DUI laws are now in effect in Pennsylvania, and a lot tougher on repeat offenders.

A Juniata man is facing charges of firing a gun within the city limits.

An Altoona man has been locked up in the County prison for allegedly choking his girlfriend.

State police report a local teen was slightly hurt in a crash on old 6th avenue road in Antis Township last weekend.

Altoona Police are still investigating a stolen van from a local repair shop earlier in the fall.

Following a recent bear attack in Lycoming County, the State Game Commission has some advice in the event of a bear encounter.

Governor Wolf is now reshuffling his cabinet as he prepares for his second term in office.

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Local News Headlines 12/26/18

People across Pennsylvania who want the new shingles vaccine may have to wait for months, if not longer.

State Police say a fire that cause serious damage to a house in Madera Christmas Eve, was arson.

A vehicle stop by Altoona Police last weekend led cops to arrest one person on drug and weapons charges.

Two Altoona men were pinched when they tried to steal a coin changing machine from a local car wash.

Two persons were hurt in a two vehicle crash along I-80 in Clearfield County on Christmas Eve.

Two Bedford County men are locked up after police find the booty from several burglaries in one of the suspect’s home.

Police say a Wilkinsburg woman starved three children who had been left in her care.

Property tax elimination never made it to the Governor’s desk this year, but the sponsor of the bill says it’s not dead and will be back.

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