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Phone it in

March 31, 2015 TYRONE — As spring weather brings out greenery and wildlife, nature trails will become popular destinations for those looking to take in the outdoors, and, if they choose to visit one Tyrone area... more »»

 
 
 
Suspect critical after wreck

March 31, 2015 An Altoona man accused of fleeing police over the weekend remained in critical condition at UPMC Altoona on Monday. Troy S. Stehley, 35, of 111 Eighth St. more »»

Dept. of Corrections settles ill inmates case

March 31, 2015 A federal lawsuit filed a year ago challenging the way the Pennsyl­vania Department of Corrections addressed mentally ill inmates has been settled, according to documents filed with the clerk’ s... more »»

State AG’s office won’t comment on Logan criticism

March 31, 2015 The state Attorney General’s Office is declining to respond to criticism levied at it last week by a Logan Township supervisor. more »»

Tipton man faces charges for allegedly assaulting boy

March 31, 2015 A child sex offender is behind bars after state police say he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old boy. State police in Hollidays­burg arrested Kenneth P. more »»

Altoona police probe holdup at FeFi’s store

March 31, 2015 Altoona police continue to investigate the holdup of a Second Avenue convenience store. Fefi’s Grocery, 1224 Second Ave., was robbed by a single gunman Saturday night. more »»

Police say two sought for robbing, beating man

March 31, 2015 Two Altoona men are wanted by police for allegedly beating and robbing a man. O’Shay L. Toney, 19, of 614 Walton Ave., and Allen J. Grager, 20, of 309 First St. more »»

Cops: Crime of week was no crime

March 31, 2015 A Blair County Crime Solvers Crime of the Week turned out not to be a crime after all, according to police. more »»

Experts hone in on online bullying

March 30, 2015 It lets you share photos and videos. You can interact with friends and family who live hours away. Social media has become an invaluable tool for keeping up with the world. more »»

Exercise helps sharpen skills

March 30, 2015 EBENSBURG — Standing over a thick blue mat, a Cambria County Prison corrections officer posing as an inmate hurled insults and threats at his fellow officers. more »»

Attorney carves out niche as a humble advocate

March 30, 2015 Attorney Diana Ingersoll is often seen in the Blair County Courthouse on Thursday mornings when the hallways are lined with husbands and wives, girlfriends and boyfriends, and family members awaitin... more »»

Logan Township eyeing park updates

March 30, 2015 Logan Township has started to attract financial support for a fundraising effort to help cover an estimated $323,000 in improvements to Greenwood Park. more »»

AG’s ATV probe angers supervisor

March 29, 2015 A Logan Township supervisor is criticizing state Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office for lack of action in a criminal investigation that continues to languish. more »»

Volunteers clean Little Juniata

March 29, 2015 HUNTINGDON — Why do people dump their garbage along the Little Juniata Riverbank? “Because people are slobs,” Little Juniata River Association President Bill Anderson said. more »»

Police catch accused drug dealer

March 29, 2015 A lower level drug dealer who fled from police on foot after a car chase Friday evening has been taken into custody. more »»

Spring Cove prepares for K4 venture

March 29, 2015 ROARING SPRING — A year after Spring Cove School District administrators first publicly proposed a novel pre-kindergarten system, they’re finally rounding up prospective students — and dealing with... more »»

Another front opens in public union fight

March 29, 2015 A push by State Sen. John H. Eichel­berger J. more »»

Bride linked to niece’s death guilty

March 29, 2015 BEAVER (AP) — A western Pennsylvania newlywed has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in the shooting death of her niece hours after the ceremon. more »»

Officers praise crisis training

March 29, 2015 By Phil Ray pray@altoonamirro. more »»

Deer poachers plead guilty in York County case

March 29, 2015 HARRISBURG (AP) — Six central Pennsylvania residents have been ordered to pay more than $23,000 in fines and costs stemming from a three-month deer poaching spree. more »»

Nearly 100 contract food poisoning; reason unclear

March 29, 2015 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A “food source” sickened nearly 100 restaurant patrons in Philadelphia last month, but city and state health officials say Pennsylvania law bars them from disclosing what the foo... more »»

 
 

AVSA Shotgun Shoots April 1, 2015

The Altoona Vol. Sportsmen's Club will hold shotgun shoots each Wed. at 7pm from April 1 - May 20. $10 for 6 Rounds. Located at 1448 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Altoona (approx. 1.5 miles from the Allegro Restaurant). All ages welcome to attend. more »

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On the scholastic and recruiting beat

Big recruiting weekend on tap at PSU

March 27, 2015 National recruiting analyst Tom Lemming is bringing his show to State College tomorrow, and the timing was perfect, because it will coincide with a junior day that has elite talent converging on Pen... more »

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