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Blair County drug bust nets 18 suspects

June 30, 2015 Criminal charges were filed against 18 suspected drug dealers during a Monday drug raid in Blair Count. more »»

 
 
 
Sweet corn ready for early sales in central Pa.

June 30, 2015 Local sweet corn fans might be in for an early treat. The tasty summer vegetable could be ready for some local consumers within the next two weeks. Thomas G. more »»

State budget deadline looms as lawmakers remain partisan

June 30, 2015 A state budget proposal may have been passed on time, as several local representatives proudly announced over the weekend, but that won’t mean much as lawmakers continue their standoff with Gov. more »»

Police: Drunk man jailed on burglary, harassment charges

June 30, 2015 CRESSON — Police arrested a man Friday after he allegedly drunkenly swore at a woman and snatched a pack of cigarettes from her han. more »»

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June 30, 2015 Salon academy hosting fundraiser The Salon Professional Academy will host a “Red Tie Event” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday to celebrate its move to a new location in Orchard Plaza. more »»

Fireworks dealers excited for Saturday Fourth of July

June 29, 2015 Independence Day falling on Saturday is the perfect storm for fireworks dealers. “The prospects for sales this season are excellent. more »»

Courthouse, water threats suspect will use attorney

June 29, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Adam C. more »»

Local woman leaves to join Peace Corps in Africa

June 29, 2015 A local woman has left the comforts of central Pennsylvania to embark on a 27-month service trip in Africa. more »»

Woman upset after skunk killed

June 29, 2015 After a baby skunk was removed from her yard and killed, an area woman was infuriated, writing a scathing letter naming several local wildlife agencies to claim they had “ended an innocent animal’s... more »»

Beccaria man killed in crash

June 29, 2015 CLEARFIELD — A Clearfield County man is dead after a crash on Sunday. more »»

‘Religious liberty’ becomes a rally cry after same-sex marriage approval

June 29, 2015 NEW YORK — Now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object. more »»

Man renovating another building for apartments

June 29, 2015 After finishing renovations on the former Altoona Artificial Limb and Appliance building on Ninth Street last year, Randy Green still had the itch. more »»

Three arrested in prescription pills bust

June 29, 2015 Three people were arrested over the weekend on charges of selling prescription pills. William J. Parson, 34, and Melissa A. Parson, 47, both of 510 11th St., and Jennifer L. Helsel, 41, 803 Third Ave. more »»

GAEDC requests $200K from state for programs

June 29, 2015 The Greater Altoona Economic Development Corp. will ask the state for $200,000 to recapitalize its facade loan and mini-grant program. more »»

Police reports

June 29, 2015 Altoona police - Joseph DeAngelo, no age listed, was arrested Sunday morning on the 1300 block of First Street and charged with driving under the influence and a traffic violatio. more »»

Valley View temporarily banning admissions

June 28, 2015 Admissions are currently banned at Blair County’s former nursing home, which is operating under the direction of a temporary manager assigned earlier this month by the state Department of Health. more »»

Police: Suspect used ax to steal car

June 28, 2015 A former Huntingdon County man remains behind bars on $1 million bail after leading police on a high-speed chase Friday night in Blair County. Talen A. Trice, 20, of Capital Heights, M. more »»

Portage Catholics coping with consolidation

June 28, 2015 PORTAGE — Although the Rev. Andrew Draper hasn’t preached a specific sermon on Mary, Joseph and Jesus, there’s been “a lot of talk” of the holy family on Sundays recently. more »»

Logan’s fund balance increases

June 28, 2015 Logan Township’s 2014 audit shows another improvement in the township’s finances. As of Dec. 31, the township’s fund balance had increased to $3. more »»

Vets event planners seek signups

June 28, 2015 Planners are hoping for a 1,000-veteran turnout at a ceremony honoring Vietnam-era veterans planned for Nov. 1 at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena. more »»

For some cities, rejected gun law already did its job

June 28, 2015 Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court may have overturned a controversial law that opened gun-regulating cities to lawsuits on Thursday, but for many cities — including Altoona — the law may have alread... more »»

 
 

DOLLAR DAYS- Lakemont Park July 1, 2015

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On the scholastic and recruiting beat

N. Carolina DT joins Nittany Lions' class

June 26, 2015 When Charlotte, N.C. defensive tackle Christian Colon announced he would going public with his college of choice on Independence High School's senior night, No. more »

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