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A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 7:00 AM Tuesday. Snow, will continue through tomorrow morning but taper to scattered snow showers tonight and tomorrow. Accumulations may reach 10" across parts of the region. The storm will be gone Wednesday clearing the way for some sunshine and a fresh blast of Arctic at the end of the week. 


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Man faces attempted homicide charges in attack on mother

By: WJAC Web Staff

TYRONE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- An Blair County man is accused of trying to kill his mother after the two got into an argument on New Years Eve, police said.

State police at Hollidaysbug said Matthew James Baldessaro, 30, of Altoona, got into the argument with his mother, but then assaulted her, causing her severe face and head injuries.

Police said Baldessaro assaulted his mother, Debra Baldessaro, 55, of Altoona, at a home on Rustic Hollow Lane in Tyrone Township at about 12 p.m. Tuesday.

Matthew was charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault and other charges, police said. He was placed in the Blair County Prison on $500,000 bail.

Debra was taken to UPMC Altoona and then transferred to a hospital in Pittsburgh for additional treatment, police said. Her condition was not known.

Police said their investigation was ongoing.

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Edgar Snyder

Washington Times