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Hollidaysburg borough manager’s contract won’t be renewed

October 30, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Borough Council voted against renewing Borough Manager Mark Schroyer’s contract at a special session held Wednesday night. more »»

LERTA area borders approved

October 30, 2014 At a joint public hearing Wednesday, a quorum of members from City Council, the Altoona Area School District and the Blair County Commissioners voted to approve the borders of a proposed Local... more »»

Ebensburg Borough Council considers pawn shop regulations

October 30, 2014 EBENSBURG — Citing a string of recent thefts in the area, borough officials are looking to tighten regulations on pawn shop. more »»

‘GMA’ anchor speaks about breast cancer

October 30, 2014 Good Morning America news anchor Amy Robach is used to being in front of a camera, but she’s usually the one holding the microphone and asking questions. more »»

Police: Man fled officers after stopping in ATM lane

October 30, 2014 An Altoona man faces charges after he allegedly fled from police after stopping in a bank’s drive-up ATM lane. Police tried to stop James L. Dengler, 46, 420 40th St., about 10 p.m. more »»

Man to face trial on trespassing charge

October 30, 2014 A homeless man who repeatedly entered the Mishler Theatre will face trial on a felony trespassing charge. David J. Gonzales Jr., 24, is accused of walking into the theater, located at 1208 12th Av. more »»

Police: Drunk man on porch had sword in his pants

October 30, 2014 KINGSTON (AP) — Police in northeastern Pennsyl-vania say a highly intoxicated man sleeping on a porch had a large sword in his pants. more »»

Scheduled date for Ross jury selection in question

October 30, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Whether the pending selection of a jury in the Paul Aaron Ross homicide case happens as scheduled hinges on when the Pennsylvania Superior Court acts. more »»

Man accused of sex abuse has charges bound over

October 30, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 54-year-old Freedom Township man remains in the Blair County Prison on $70,000 cash bail after charges that he sexually abused a 5-year-old girl were bound over to the Court of... more »»

Police: Search balloon in manhunt not helpful

October 30, 2014 CANADENSIS (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say an unmanned balloon brought in from Ohio has not been helpful in the search for a suspect in the killing of a state troope. more »»

Lab tech: Dead doctor’s blood had ‘lethal’ poison

October 30, 2014 PITTSBURGH — A neurologist who died after suddenly falling ill had a “very, very high” level of cyanide in her blood, a lab technician testified Wednesday at the criminal homicide trial for her... more »»

Shawnee State Park to get water hookups

October 30, 2014 State authorities are set to pump $125,000 into sewage and water hookups that would modernize camping at Shawnee State Park, officials announced Wednesday. more »»

Wolf says he wants to undo cuts to poverty programs

October 30, 2014 HARRISBURG — If elected, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf would try to restore cuts or restrictions imposed by Republican Gov. more »»

Lower Trail receives $585,000 grant

October 29, 2014 Walkers and bicyclists have longed for a safe trail connection spanning the approximate half mile between the Lower Trail and Canoe Creek State Park. more »»

80th House District candidates address pensions, gas drilling

October 29, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The candidates vying to replace state Rep. more »»

PSU trustees vote down report review

October 29, 2014 STATE COLLEGE — Penn State’s trustees on Tuesday voted against taking a fresh look at the 2012 university-commissioned report into how the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal was handled,... more »»

Commissioners OK $4 million in contracts

October 29, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County commissioners on Tuesday approved seven contracts that could provide almost $4 million to area agencies that deal with human service issues. more »»

Firefighters combat 3 brush fires in same day

October 29, 2014 Local fire companies responded to three brush fires across the region on Tuesday afternoon, one each in the areas of Tyrone, Altoona and Martinsburg. more »»

Six suspects implicated in Huntingdon drug bust

October 29, 2014 Heroin was a lucrative business for Luis Bernal, according to the findings of a statewide investigative grand jury that heard testimony the Brooklyn, N.. more »»

Experts inform public about county’s reassessment process

October 29, 2014 TYRONE — The Blair County Commissioners, reassessment experts and other county officials hosted an information session about the county’s reassessment process at the Tyrone Area Middle School on... more »»

Cambria Twp. approves tentative budget

October 29, 2014 EBENSBURG — Keeping in line with the last two decades, Cambria Township supervisors approved a tentative 2015 budget that will hold the line on taxes for the 21st year in a row. more »»


Ghost Hunt at Baker Mansion October 31, 2014

The Ghost Hunt/Birthday Party will be at Baker Mansion on Friday Oct 31st from 7:00 – 11:00 pm.

Sylvester Baker (1825-1907) was born October 31, 1825; he would have been 189 this year. Come celebrate Sylvester’s birthday. more »

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