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Local News Headlines 8/20/19

Here’s your TUESDAY morning 8/20 local headlines:

Charges have been formally filed against the suspect in last week’s police shooting in Philadelphia.

Another big surprise from the Altoona School Board last night over the cost of renovations at the former Investment Bank building.

Authorities in Blair County have filed charges against a Freedom Township couple in the death of a one month old baby.

A fire Saturday night destroyed a house on Dutch Hill displacing a number of residents.

A federal Judge is telling Blair County Court that it may have to re-sentence a convicted drug dealer.

State Police are looking for the persons responsible for several mailbox explosions in Frankstown Township over the weekend.

The leader of an organization opposed to legal marijuana spoke to a local gathering last night and says it wrong and dangerous.

The Pennsylvania State Police have released 2018 DUI arrest numbers.

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Local News Headlines 8/16/19

It’s FRIDAY!!! Here’s your FRIDAY morning 8/16 local headlines:

He was holed up in a Philadelphia home for hours and prosecutors are now releasing more info on the Philly police shooter.

After the Philadelphia Police shooting, the District Attorney and the U-S Attorney are pointing fingers.

Governor Wolf will sign that executive order today, introducing about two dozen reforms to reduce gun violence.

A lawsuit against the Altoona Johnstown Diocese has been reinstated by the State Superior Court.

A Blair County man serving a life sentence for murder has lost his appeal for a new trial.

A 13-year old who was playing football in Pittsburgh collapsed and died while running off the field.

A local man was arrested by state police this week for driving the wrong way on Interstate 80.

The State Senate Education Committee, this week, heard about the impacts of charter and cyber charter schools from school superintendents.

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Local News Headlines 8/15/19

Here’s your THURSDAY morning 8/15 local headlines:

The suspect involved in an 8-hour standoff and shooting that left six Philadelphia police officers hurt is now in custody.

For the second time in two days, an Altoona man has been sentenced to prison time.

Police in two Blair County communities made arrests for persons using counterfeit money.

Logan Township Police are looking for a man who tried to break in to the Juniata VFW Post.

Police and the FBI are investigating after a man in a wheel chair tried to rob a bank in Pittsburgh.

It looks light the long fight over a Pizza Shop wall mural might finally be over.

Governor Tom Wolf is set to sign an executive order today introducing about two dozen reforms to cut gun violence.

Two more care centers for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities are being closed while the Ebensburg Center appears safe for now.

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Local News Headlines 8/14/19

Here’s your WEDNESDAY morning 8/14 local headlines:

President Donald Trump was in western Pennsylvania Tuesday.

The latest Pennsylvania poll shows Joe Biden leading the pack of Democrats seeking the party nomination for President.

The fire chief of Erie says a lack of oversight is partly to blame for the fire deaths at a daycare center that killed five children.

The Altoona Johnstown Diocese is once again being sued for another case of sexual abuse by a clergy member.

A teacher at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School is facing charges of inappropriate behavior with students.

An Altoona man was sentenced to prison time yesterday for his attack on a police officer two years ago.

The Blair County D-A is adding more paperwork to the growing file for the possible retrial of a man convicted of murdering a Hollidaysburg woman.

Governor Wolf yesterday announced charter school reforms that he is proposing.

Pennsylvania truckers have lost a suit filed against the Turnpike for high tolls.

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Local News Headlines 8/13/19

Here are your TUESDAY morning 8/13 local headlines:

President Trump breaks from his Jersey vacation to travel to Western Pennsylvania.

Three of the five kids killed in an Erie fire were the children of a volunteer firefighter responding to another call.

A State lawmaker is raising concerns about reports that only one smoke detector, which wasn’t working, was found in that Erie daycare center that caught fire.

A Duncansville man was killed following a car pedestrian accident in Tennessee last week.

A child with injuries was found wandering the streets of Altoona over the weekend.

A Virginia man was taken into custody after he was found passed out in a car by local police on Saturday.

Proposed legislation would reduce the amount of money Pennsylvania State Police receives from funds earmarked for roads and bridges.

The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has announced investments in all-terrain vehicle and snowmobile recreation.


Local News Headlines 8/12/19

Here’s your MONDAY morning 8/12 local headlines:

Five children are dead after an early morning fire in Erie yesterday at a residential building that included a daycare center.

A former Altoona woman could get another hearing in her effort to get a new trial for killing her two sons.

State Police are looking for the crooks that made off with tools and cash from a Huntingdon County home.

Bill Cosby is expected in court today in Harrisburg to appeal his sexual assault conviction.

Logan Township Police made a traffic stop over the weekend and arrest the driver on drug charges.

Altoona’s Mayor is expected to sign a proclamation today to bring awareness to the fight of opioid addiction.

If you’re looking for a job, PennDOT may be looking to hire you.

Pennsylvania Gas prices continue to decline according to Triple-A.

Following a difficult year for many Pennsylvania farmers because of too much rain, how is this growing season shaping up.

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Local News Headlines 8/9/19

It’s FRIDAY!!! Woo Hoo!! Here’s your FRIDAY morning 8/9 local headlines:

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey, Jr. is calling for gun and magazine bans as a way to combat gun violence.

In the aftermath of last weekend’s shooting, a state lawmaker is renewing his push for gun control.

Two Pittsburgh women were stabbed while talking to a police officer, one of them died.

A State Judge has ordered Jerry Sandusky to be taken to Centre County Court next month for re-sentencing.

An Altoona man was arrested and charged with selling drugs from his home this week.

Two domestic partners got into a nasty fight at UPMC Altoona this week resulting in one arrest.

A freak rainstorm last week caused serious problems at the Penn State Altoona Adler Athletic Complex.

Amtran management and employees have come to an agreement on a new three year contract.

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is inviting the public to visit its building during Ag Progress Days next week.

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Local News Headlines 8/8/19

Here’s your Thursday morning 8/8 local headlines:

Governor Tom Wolf was among those to speak at a gun rally at the State Capitol late Wednesday afternoon.

Some Democratic State Legislators are calling on the Governor to convene a special session to address gun control.

A second St. Francis student was hurt in the Dayton Ohio shooting.

An Altoona couple facing child endangerment charges are now facing theft of services charges as well.

A proposed power nutrition bar plant that Blair County was hoping to land will now reside next door.

City officials think there might be a solution to Altoona’s cemetery blight by using CDBG funds.

A number of voting reform bills are now pending in the State Senate.

County officials are suggesting that address assignment issues be turned over to the 911 center.

A Penn State survey has come up with a reason that men don’t like to use reusable shopping bags.

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Local News Headlines 8/7/19

Here’s your WEDNESDAY morning 8/7 local headlines:

The Saint Francis University student killed in the Dayton shooting was remembered in a special Mass last night.

A new helpline has been established to assist grandparents and other family members filling the roles of parents due to opioid addiction.

Altoona Police arrested a Cambria County woman on drug charges Monday morning.

The State Superior Court has denied an appeal from a Bedford man sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting a child.

An Everett man has been arrested and charged with buying stolen firearms.

An Allegheny County woman turned herself in yesterday on charges of stealing from DelGrosso’s Park.

The Altoona High building project is ahead of schedule forcing the district to borrow from its general fund to make a payment to the contractor.

Pennsylvania’s Secretary of the Department Drug and Alcohol Programs is reminding people about how they can get help for a drug or alcohol abuse problem.

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Local News Headlines 8/6/19

Here’s your TUESDAY morning 8/6 local headlines:

A major act of violence may have been averted in Philadelphia.

Pennsylvania gun laws are back in the spotlight after those weekend mass shootings.

President Trump has postponed this week’s planned visit to Beaver County in the wake of those mass shootings.

An Altoona man has been arrested and charged for an arson fire last month.

A motorcycle crash yesterday morning on Route 36 claimed the life of a Hollidaysburg man.

An Altoona man apparently out for a walk was arrested by police for drug offenses.

More change orders are on the way for the new Altoona High School Building project, along with big problems at the new tennis courts.

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board will be participating in a number of National Night Out events across the commonwealth tonight.

PennDOT will take temporary ownership of a major Hollidaysburg bridge to make necessary repairs.

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