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Local News Headlines 2/14/20

It’s FRIDAY!!! Woo Hoo!! Here’s your FRIDAY morning 2/14 local headlines:

Governor Wolf has signed legislation dealing with prescription drugs and insurance plans for Medicaid recipients.

A Western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to death for shooting and killing a New Kensington Police Officer.

A Tussey Mountain School District teacher and baseball coach was arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a student.

A Coalport man is facing additional charges following his arrest on assault charges.

Blair County Commissioners are tackling the difficult job of keeping the county pension plan solvent.

A new Blair County Commissioner says the county has other big challenges including an outdated prison as well as road and bridge maintenance.

Rutter’s convenience stores announced dozens of Pennsylvania locations were potentially involved in a data breach incident.

McClatchy, the publisher of the Centre Daily Times and dozens of other newspapers has filed for bankruptcy protection while it struggles to pay off debt.

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Local News Headlines 2/13/20

Here’s your THURSDAY morning 2/13 local headlines:

Governor Wolf followed through yesterday with his promise to veto legislation to prevent the closing of two state centers.

An Altoona woman has been charged with a major theft from the Stay and Play preschool.

An Altoona man is facing charges after a heated argument turned physically violent last weekend.

A domestic dispute ended with the assault of an Altoona woman and the arrest of a Hollidaysburg man.

Altoona Police were involved in a wild car chase last weekend with the suspect eventually being caught.

City of Altoona officials are planning on borrowing millions for city improvement projects.

State Senate President Pro Tem Joe Scarnati says he is not seeking another term in office.

While State House and Senate Republicans are pushing for elimination of local property taxes, the state’s largest business association is urging lawmakers to proceed carefully.

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Local News Headlines 2/12/20

Here’s your WEDNESDAY morning 2/12 local headlines:

State House and Senate GOP members are renewing their call for property tax reform in Pennsylvania.

In advance of state budget hearings which begin next week, State House Republicans are calling for greater efficiency in State government.

The long-awaited retrial of murderer Paul Aaron Ross might take place later this year in Blair County Court.

A local pastor in Curwensville is facing charges of sexual assault against two teenage girls when he was a youth pastor in Minnesota in the 80’s.

Authorities in Tyrone are looking for the vandals who tore up the girl’s high school softball field.

The Tyrone School Board has chosen Lori Walk to fill Brian Bressler’s no vacant seat on the board.

The Bellwood-Antis School Board is looking to replace former board member Jason Lynn who is now facing a long list of criminal charges.

Pennsylvania is launching the website where voters for the first time can request the newly legal mail-in ballots ahead of the Primary.

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Local News Headlines 2/11/20

Here’s your TUESDAY morning 2/11 local headlines:

The State Attorney General is suing electronic cigarette maker Juul accusing the company of marketing to teens.

A bill which would require all Pennsylvania School Districts to offer full-time cyber-education programs has been introduced in the state House.

A former Bellwood Antis School Board member is in more trouble after yet another arrest.

A Bedford County man has waived charges of stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of materials from Appvion Paper over to court.

An Altoona man is facing charges for burglarizing the home of a woman he knows.

An Altoona man is charged with attacking another man with a table leg over the weekend.

The C-E-O of Boyer Candy says they will be handing out free Clark Bars in Pittsburgh on Valentine’s Day.

Legislation aimed at helping cut down on school absences has been approved by the State Senate.

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Local News Headlines 2/10/20

Here’s your MONDAY morning 2/10 local headlines:

Members of the State House and Senate re getting ready for the annual budget hearing process as the State is showing an improving fiscal outlook.

Pennsylvania’s largest business association is reacting to Governor Tom Wolf’s $36 billion budget proposal.

Another traffic stop in Blair County has led to the drug arrest of an Altoona man.

An Altoona man has been charged with using and refilling phony prescriptions for a powerful drug.

A Blair County judge has blocked and injunction filed by the Hollidaysburg Ambulance Service in the feud with AMED over the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.

There’s some tension with several Blair County Republicans over the suggestion of a meeting.

Even though Pennsylvania’s Primary is months away, the state may play a bigger role in the selection of a Democratic Presidential nominee.

Gas prices continue to drop in the area with Altoona prices among the lowest in the region.

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Local News Headlines 2/7/20

It’s FRIDAY!!! Woo Hoo!! Here’s your FRIDAY morning 2/7 local headlines:

State Attorney General Josh Shapiro yesterday announced the arrest of 32 persons for being part of a multi-million dollar meth ring in Blair County.

For the second time in two months Damon “Fat Cat” Devine has been convicted of crimes in Blair County Court.

An Altoona man is facing prison time for an elaborate scheme to sell prepaid calling cards.

A Bedford County man was arrested and charged with theft and for stealing from his grandmother.

There’s still no concrete cause for last month’s deadly tour bus crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

The State Ethics Commission announced yesterday that it has fined Common Cause for failing to report some lobbying efforts.

There are two candidates vying for an open seat on the Tyrone Area School Board.

There’s a move in Harrisburg to assist farmers who want to take advantage of the profits from growing hemp.

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Local News Headlines 2/6/20

Here’s your THURSDAY morning 2/6 local headlines:

Pennsylvania’s U-S Senators as expected voted along party lines in the acquittal of President Trump.

Vice President Mike Pence, in Pennsylvania yesterday, took a victory lap of sorts on the acquittal of the President.

More details have been released from the Tuesday shooting on 6th Avenue and 17th Street.

A pair of Bedford County brothers was convicted in Blair County court yesterday for manufacturing meth.

Altoona Police have captured one teen for breaking into the new Greystone Building on 7th Avenue.

Governor Wolf’s latest budget once again calls for a fee to pay for State Police services.

The Governor says he plans to veto a bill that would provide tax breaks for new business construction to provide jobs associated with natural gas.

The Altoona School District may be moving forward with plans to upgrade restroom facilities at Mansion Park.

A new bill in Harrisburg could pave the way for cancer patients to get treatment without going through their insurance company.

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Local News Headlines 2/5/20

Here’s your WEDNESDAY morning 2/5 local headlines:

Governor Wolf delivered his budget address to a joint session of the State House and Senate yesterday.

Republican legislators including local lawmakers State Senator Judy Ward and State Rep Jim Gregory are not happy with the amount of money Wolf wants to spend.

During his budget address, Tuesday, Governor Tom Wolf called on lawmakers to pass legislation to combat gun violence.

Altoona Police responded quickly to a late morning shooting just two blocks from Altoona High School yesterday.

Fire destroyed a home near Hollidaysburg yesterday and efforts to fight the blaze were hindered by a lack of water.

State health officials are keeping close watch on the Coronavirus even though no cases have been reported in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania’s U-S Senators are split on how they plan to vote today on the impeachment charges against President Trump.

The State Senate has approved legislation benefiting volunteer first responders injured in the line of duty.

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Local News Headlines 2/4/20

Here’s your TUESDAY morning 2/4 local headlines:

With Governor Tom Wolf continuing to push for legislative passage of his Restore PA initiative, his DEP Secretary is making the case for the $4.5 billion infrastructure improvement initiative.

A fire over the weekend destroyed the home of a Logan Township Police officer and his family in East Freedom Township.

An Altoona man facing a lot of charges for sexually pursuing an underage girl pleaded out in court yesterday.

A local man was arrested and charged with trying to stab his girlfriend during a domestic dispute.

A bizarre scene at a local Sheetz store ended with the arrest of a couple after they tried to pass a phone $100 bill.

State Police are looking for the persons who helped themselves to a large amount of fuel at a township municipal building in Clearfield County.

It looks like police in Tyrone are dealing with a rash of automobile thefts.

State Police say the shooting of an Indiana County infant appears to be an accident.

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Local News Headlines 2/3/20

Here’s your MONDAY morning 2/3 local headlines:

An Altoona man was found guilty of killing another man after several days of testimony.

A Tipton man already facing charges in several burglaries now finds himself facing federal counterfeit charges.

A four month old boy was shot in an Indiana County apartment but the child is expected to survive.

CSX Rail Corporation is asking a federal judge to dismiss the potential revival of a lawsuit by Hyndman residents.

Altoona city council has set some goals dealing with how to improve economic development.

The American Lung Association’s 18th annual State of Tobacco Control Report gives Pennsylvania a failing grade when it comes to policies to prevent and reduce tobacco use.

Governor Tom Wolf’s sixth budget proposal to Pennsylvania’s Republican controlled Legislature will come out tomorrow.

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow yesterday at Gobbler’s Knob and that means an early spring is coming.

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