Archives for March 2015

Man Accused of Touching Boy Inappropriately

A Blair County man is accused of inappropriately touching a 15 year old boy. Kenneth Vanallman has been charged with corruption of minors, indecent assault and harassment .Police allege that Vanallman kissed the boy on the neck and touched his leg. He’s currently in the Blair County Prison.

Job Fair Planned in Bedford

If you’re looking for a job here’s a heads up for you: a job fair will be held in Bedford on April 16th. The 2015 Spring Job Fair will be held at the Old Bedford Village Visitor Center. Nearly 35 local employers and employment resource organizations are scheduled to participate in the event . The event is sponsored by the partnering agencies of the PA CareerLinkĀ® Bedford County and the Southern Alleghenies Workforce Investment Board.

Tire Crashes Into Kitchen In Logan Township

A Logan Township woman woke up to find a tire in her kitchen on Sunday, and a big hole where the tire punched through the wall. Kathy Coleman says it created quite a cold draft in the house. The tire came off a vehicle that had led police on a chase, then crashed into a tree near Coleman’s back door. The driver, Troy Stehley of Altoona, is in critical condition at UPMC Altoona as a result of the crash. The chase started after Altoona police, told to be on the lookout for an erratic driver in a dark-colored Dodge Caravan at 1:11 a.m., spotted a vehicle matching that description driving at a high rate of speed near Fourth Street and Crawford Avenue. It ended with the crash on Grandview Road near Kennedy Drive.

Road Construction Project Starts Tomorrow

A contractor will begin work tomorrow on the Kettle Creek Superstructure Replacement project on East Pleasant Valley Blvd. in Logan Township, Blair County. This bridge is located between Pottsgrove Road and Rutgers Lane. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction. The work is expected to be finished by the beginning of August.

PA Woman Poses As Lawyer For Ten Years Without Ever Going To Law School

A Pennsylvania woman is in some hot water after authorities say she posed as an attorney for years, but never completed law school. 45 year old Kimberly Kitchen of James Creek, allegedly used forged documents to pose as an estate lawyer for a decade. She even made partner at her law firm before her fraud was discovered. Last week though, it all crashed down for Kitchen, who is now charged with forgery, unauthorized practice of law and felony records tampering. State prosecutors say Kitchen forged a law license, bar exam results, an email showing she attended Duquesne University law school and a check for a state attorney registration fee. She even was voted President of her county bar association. Yet she never attended law school. In Huntington County, the firm where she worked is now going through each and every file that she may have handled.

Altoona Police Asking For Your Help

According to their Facebook page, the Altoona Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying two suspects in a case of property damage that happened at ARC Federal Credit Union on 7th Ave in Altoona on Saturday night around 11. Police ask that anyone who might be able to identify the two suspects pictured on their Facebook page, call them at 814-949-2489, then press option #1. The case is incident number 2015-00004526. You can see the pictures at www.facebook.com/AltoonaPD

Driver Crashes After High Speed Chase

– A man led Altoona police on a high speed chase early Sunday morning. It started when police noticed a minivan being driven erratically near the 8th Street Bridge. When police tried to pull the minivan over, the driver wouldn’t stop and led them on a chase that went through Fairview, Cherry Grove and the Wopsononick Avenue area of Altoona and into Logan Township. The driver crashed at Grandview Road and Kennedy Drive and was seriously injured.

Poll Show Support For Governor’s Plan

A statewide poll indicates voters are supportive of the governor’s education initiatives or at least open to learning more about them. The Franklin & Marshall College Poll questioned more than 600 registered voters. Nearly two in five (38%) of those polled believe Governor Wolf is doing an “excellent” or “good” job in office.The poll found that voters top priorities include increasing state funding education and local property tax reform.

Wolf Continues “Schools That Teach” Tour

Governor Tom Wolf continues his “Schools That Teach Tour” . He visited Lebanon, where he spoke to young leaders about the importance of their commitment to service.

The Governor’s budget proposal restores massive cuts made over the last four years, with a commitment to increase school funding by $2 billion over four years by instituting a severance tax on oil and natural gas. He says his plan will also cut property taxes by 50 percent for the average homeowner.

Altoona Advertises for New School Superintendent

Altoona schools are advertising for a new superintendent. The ad says, “The Altoona Area School District Board of Directors seeks a dynamic individual with integrity, visionary leadership, superior communication skills, and outstanding administrative ability to lead a district of approximately 8,000 students with $96 million budget, effective July 1, 2015.”