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Travel might be treacherous

November 26, 2014 Highways are expected to be busy this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, which runs today through Sunday, according to AAA. However, those heading out today will have to deal with some wintry weathe. more »»

Natural gas heat coming to Gallitzin

November 26, 2014 GALLITZIN — A new program that would charge users monthly fees instead of thousands in upfront costs could see Gallitzin-area homes heated by natural gas within a year. more »»

Penelec rates to drop 5 percent

November 26, 2014 Customers who use Penelec as their power generation supplier will see a significant decrease in their price of electricity beginning Monday. The residential rate for electricity will decrease from 7. more »»

Commissioners head to court for millage hike

November 26, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County leaders will be in court this morning, defending their plan to levy 27.495 mills of real estate taxes in 2015 to support the general fund. more »»

HASD officals move into former library

November 26, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The building at 405 Clark Street took on a new identity, but is still part of the borough community. more »»

Workers protest health care costs

November 26, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Valley View Home workers lined Pleasant Valley Boulevard Tuesday afternoon to protest their employer’s reported plan for a significant increase in employee contributions toward healt... more »»

Two hunters shot in woods behind school

November 26, 2014 TAMAQUA (AP) — Two hunters have been shot in the woods near an eastern Pennsylvania high school. more »»

Pa. says Feds bullying over state police test

November 26, 2014 HARRISBURG — Pennsyl­vania has accused the federal government of browbeating it over the physical fitness tests administered to trooper candidates, insisting it remains committed to recruiting women... more »»

Dying Marine veteran gets wish

November 26, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The speeches, the handshakes, the red-white-and-blue cake — it was all a surprise, and a lot more public acclamation than retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. more »»

Turnpike Commission: 11 disciplined over porn

November 26, 2014 HARRISBURG — Penn­syl­vania Turnpike Com­mission officials said Tuesday the agency has disciplined 11 people for using its email system to forward and receive pornography. more »»

Area briefs package

November 26, 2014 TYRONE Man dies after motorcycle crash A Tyrone man died Monday after losing control of his motorcycle on Tyrone Pike in Centre County, police said. more »»

Bedford drug raid yields 22 suspects

November 25, 2014 BEDFORD — Police in Bedford County pursued 22 suspects and arrested at least 19 in a series of raids Monday, charging men and women accused of making or selling methamphetamine, prescription pills... more »»

Police: Four sold sex, drugs

November 25, 2014 Four people face heroin and prostitution charges after a weekend bust by Altoona police. Jamal W. Nelson, 34, and his girlfriend, Theresa N. more »»

Snow could hit area counties

November 25, 2014 The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for much of the region on Monday evening, beginning Tuesday night through late Wednesday. more »»

Judge approves 2.5-mill tax hike

November 25, 2014 Blair County Judge Hiram Carpenter on Monday granted the city’s petition to increase general property tax by 2.5 mills and to maintain elevated earned income taxes. more »»

Borough secures sidewalk funds

November 25, 2014 EBENSBURG — With a $500,000 grant from PennDOT, Ebensburg Borough officials said Monday they’ve secured roughly half the money needed for a 2015 sidewalk project. more »»

Man pleads guilty to drug charges

November 25, 2014 By Kay Stephens kstephens@altoonamirror. more »»

Valley View employees to protest premiums

November 25, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Valley View employees who used to work for Blair County are expected to stage a protest today about the contributions they are expected to make toward next year’s health insurance... more »»

Police on hunt for two men accused of robbery

November 25, 2014 EBENSBURG — Police are looking for two men who robbed a gas station early Monday morning near Ebensburg. more »»

Man accused of threatening family

November 25, 2014 CLEARFIELD — A Houtzdale man is behind bars on charges that he threatened to shoot family members and set them on fire, according to state police in Clearfield. Brian E. more »»

Planners: Document armory before demo

November 24, 2014 The Pennsylvania National Guard Armory at Frankstown Road and Fairway Drive may be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but that designation should not keep the property from being... more »»


AVSA Shotgun Shoot November 26, 2014

Altoona Volunteer Sportsmen's Club Each Wednesday at 7pm 1448 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Altoona near the Horseshoe Curve $10 for 6 Rounds Meat prizes from Blocher's Meat Market All ages welcome to attend avsa_membership@hotmail. more »

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Talkin' Turkey Pet Tips

November 25, 2014 I had the distinct honor of speaking with Dr. Jan Bellows, President of the American Veterinary Dental College on the topic of Thanksgiving Hazards for Pets... more »

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