Archives for September 2015

Wolf Signs Exec Order

Governor Wolf continued the ‘Government that Works’ tour by signing an executive order on Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities in Pennsylvania. The Governor says the executive order is designed to correct the course of the Commonwealth with respect to state contracting opportunities for small diverse businesses…

POW/MIA Program Today In Altoona

The James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center is hosting a POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony today, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the pavilion in at the medical center. Keynote speaker will be LTC Mark Taylor, an Altoona native who graduated in 1997 from the United States Military Academy at West Point and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Aviation Branch. Taylor currently serves as a Special Assistant to the Vice Chief of the Army. The program is FREE and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served after the program.

Brothers’ fight ends in stabbing

A fight between brothers ends in a stabbing. It happened late Sunday afternoon in the 1300 block of 14th Avenue. A local TV station reports Adam Plowman allegedly stabbed his younger brother three times in the neck and shoulder while the two were arguing. Plowman’s brother was in stable condition at last check. Adam Plowman is behind bars at the Blair County Prison.

Police: PSU Altoona student threw hot coffee at Sheetz employees

A Penn State Altoona student is accused in an attack inside an area Sheetz. Altoona Police say several employees asked Leonards Camargo to leave the Sheetz on 25th Avenue. Police say the incident escalated, and he allegedly threw a hot pot of coffee at employees and tried to assault them. After his arrest, police say Camargo tried to assault and officer and confessed he was high on mushrooms.

Police: Blair Co. man shoved stolen cookies in his pants

A man’s sweet tooth lands him in prison. James Kaylor allegedly shoved a box of Pim’s raspberry cookies from Martins down his pants. Police tell a local TV station that the Blair county man walked out of the store after paying for some other items, but not the obviously concealed cookies. Police stopped him and he had no explanation for why he would put cookies down his pants. He faces charges of felony theft-since he already has six prior retail theft arrests.

Blair Co. DUI Task Force arrests 2

The Blair County DUI Task Force has arrested two people in connection with DUI in their latest patrol last Thursday. The task force says one of the two arrested was a minor while the other was charged with drug impairment. Task force officers say one adult was nabbed for giving alcohol to minors. More than 15 people were charged with traffic citations for faulty equipment.

Bloodhounds train in Tyrone

Bloodhounds from across the state were trained to hunt for missing persons in Tyrone It happened over the weekend. The dogs race down trails searching for scents. When they get to the end of the path, they have to identify the person’s scent they’ve tracked down.

State Police in Hollidaysburg participate drug take-back event

State Police in Hollidaysburg spent Saturday collecting expired or unwanted medications. They took part in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day at their headquarters. The drop-off was free and anonymous. No word yet on how much was collected.

Candle kills woman sleeping in van in Centre Co.

A candle catches fire in a van, killing a Centre County woman. It happened sometime Thursday night into Friday morning. Police say George Ann Mirach of Gregg Township was a vendor at a local flea market when it happened. Police say she was sleeping in the van during the show when it caught fire, and she was unable to escape the flames. The Centre County Coroner says Mirach’s cause of death was smoke inhalation.

Logan Township Police to patrol during PSU home games

We’re sure you saw Penn State beat the Buffalo Bulls in their first home game of the season Saturday. But did you notice extra police presence? For the first time, Logan Township Police are providing extra game day security through an agreement with the township’s board of supervisors and the university. A local TV station reports that Logan Township officers will be at each home game.