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Municipalities weigh zoning options

February 8, 2016 Most would agree that it’s a bad idea to build an adult book store next to a school, or to install a 24/7 convenience store inside a housing plan. more »»

Homeless struggle to find normalcy

February 8, 2016 Sally didn’t just wake up homeless, but a series of events stripped away one safety net after another until she was forced to go into the Family Services Inc. shelter in Altoona in late Decembe. more »»

Masucci retiring after 32 years as Blair County prison employee

February 8, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Movies always seem to end when police arrive to arrest the bad guys, but as Deputy Warden Marc T. more »»

Officials agree on barn plan

February 7, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Frankstown Township and an Altoona doctor have come to an agreement that will allow the conversion of a barn on Locke Mountain Road into a place that will host weddings and banquets. more »»

AMED using mobile health care

February 7, 2016 An 80-year-old woman was repeatedly using the emergency pendant around her neck to summon AMED ambulance service whenever she couldn’t hoist herself from the toilet. more »»

Diversity celebrated

February 7, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG— Dozens of students and their families tried a different language, or at least a food from a different country, during the Hollidaysburg Area School District’s World Language Festival... more »»

Antis Township to probe volunteer fire department

February 7, 2016 BELLWOOD — The viability of a local fire company is being investigated after Antis Township supervisors voted Thursday night to form a temporary committee to look into the department. more »»

Air traffic plan enters campaign fight

February 7, 2016 A landmark proposal last week by U.S. Rep. more »»

Staying fit means eating everything in moderation

February 7, 2016 Everything in moderation. Hold that thought. Not too long ago, I was 5-foot-11 and weighed 215 pounds. I exercised regularly and, while 40 pounds overweight, was not flabby. more »»

Agency, church seek project funds

February 7, 2016 The heads of a local agency for social service and a local church shared their hopes for initiatives to help struggling families at a hearing this week on the city’s 2016 allocation of Department of... more »»

College, FirstEnergy to host info session

February 7, 2016 JOHNSTOWN — Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and FirstEnergy will hold a joint information session on the electric utility technology program for interested individuals at 10 a.. more »»

Area briefs

February 7, 2016 HUNTINGDON Food safety training course planned Penn State Cooperative Extension will offer a ServSafe Food Safety Certification Training course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 22 and from 9 a.m. more »»

Cambria leaders propose tax hike

February 6, 2016 EBENSBURG — Cambria County commissioners on Friday unveiled a 2016 budget with a 5-mill tax increas. more »»

Ross’ murder retrial set

February 6, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An attorney for Paul Aaron Ross said Friday he will ask a federal judge to review a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling that allows the prosecution to seek the death penalty during... more »»

Man pleads to sexual assault charges

February 6, 2016 An Altoona man accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl took a plea deal Friday that will put him in state prison for at least 10 years. Robert J. more »»

Coroner rules three deaths in fire accidental

February 6, 2016 The Blair County coroner has ruled the deaths of three people in a Jan. 17, 2015, house fire at 1814 11th Ave. as accidental. more »»

AWA issues boil-water advisory after city water main breaks

February 6, 2016 A water main break along Veterans Memorial Highway, about a third of a mile west of 58th Street, led the Altoona Water Authority to issue a boil-water advisory Friday morning to 191 customers. more »»

Police: Students pulled fire alarm

February 6, 2016 Three Penn State Altoona students face charges after allegedly pulling fire alarms on separate occasions in January. Marquis A. Hudson, 21, of Sharon Hill; Connor R. more »»

CBRC keeping safety first as upcoming audit nears

February 6, 2016 They sound like medical instruments, but they’re actually designed to avoid the need for medical care: head probe, torso probe, protrusion gauge. more »»

Blair Township sets pay for board

February 6, 2016 Compensation for members of the Blair Township Water and Sewer Authority, an ongoing issue for a number of months, is now aligned with the law, authority solicitor Matthew Gieg reported Wednesday. more »»


VOCES8 February 11, 2016

“A perfect blend of calm contentment and soaring spirit” (London’s The Independent), VOCES8 makes its Penn State debut in an acoustic choral program. more »

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A Super Weekend!

February 5, 2016 If you are a live music fan, there are some super things happening on area live music stages for your enjoymen. more »

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