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Legality of chief’s dismissal under fire

December 21, 2014 Cresson Borough officials who are now claiming to have fired former police chief Jeff Kopsic in December 2013 may have done so illegally. According to meeting minutes from a Dec. more »»

PSU's athletic director has built her career on passion, advocacy

December 21, 2014 To understand who Sandy Barbour is and the path she took to become Penn State’s newest athletic director — and the university’s first female athletic director in school history — is to understand th... more »»

Last-minute shoppers pack area malls, snarl traffic

December 21, 2014 Super Saturday drew thousands of shoppers to the region and clogged traffic along Plank Road through the afternoon and into the early evenin. more »»

Transition team includes area ties

December 21, 2014 On the National Governors Association guide for incoming executives, someone described only as “a former governor” offers the sage advice: “You are governor the moment you are elected .. more »»

Police looking into sexually explicit images

December 21, 2014 ROCKVIEW — State police at Rockview continue to investigate multiple juveniles involved in sending and receiving sexually explicit images of minors. more »»

Police: PFA violation leads to jail for man, woman

December 21, 2014 EVERETT — Police said when a man appeared in Bedford County Central Court earlier this week with a woman who had a protection-from-abuse order against him, he was arrested. more »»

Blair County renews pact with PrimeCare Medical

December 21, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County is renewing its contract with the Harrisburg company providing medical care to inmates. more »»

Man dies in apartment fire; cause of blaze sought

December 21, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who died following a fire at a western Pennsylvania apartment complex. more »»

Evidence against sleeping defendant stands, judge rules

December 21, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man facing drug possession and related charges tried to convince a Blair County judge that his rights were violated when evidence was collected from his home, where he was... more »»

Wife’s plentiful Christmas spirit makes up for spouse’s indifference

December 21, 2014 If there ever was any doubt that God has a sense of humor, all you have to do is look at the way he matches up couples, especially when it comes to Christmas. more »»

Cernic’s seat on transit board murky

December 21, 2014 EBENSBURG — County Controller Ed Cernic Jr. has served on the county’s Transit Authority board for a decade. more »»

Fiery crash kills four teens

December 21, 2014 PALMERTON (AP) — Authorities say speed was a factor in a fiery head-on crash in eastern Pennsylvania that claimed the lives of four teens and left one car upside-down and another split in two. more »»

Cambria County War Memorial to replace ice rink by summer

December 21, 2014 EBENSBURG — By next summer, the Cambria County War Memorial Arena will have a new ice rink. more »»

Cambria, Cresson townships receive grant money for improvement projects

December 21, 2014 EBENSBURG — Two local municipalities will receive a total of almost $185,000 for community improvement projects to take place next year through the state’s Community Development Block Grant program. more »»

Man linked to Lowmaster ring sentenced

December 21, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — An Oregon resident who participated in the so-called “Lowmaster Organization” drug-trafficking group was sentenced in federal court this week to serve nine months in prison. U.. more »»

Police arrest man on charges of operating portable meth lab

December 21, 2014 EBENSBURG — A Nanty Glo man was arrested Friday after police discovered chemicals necessary to operate a portable methamphetamine lab in his hom. more »»

Car slams into Tyrone house

December 20, 2014 Nancy McNelis was in the bedroom of her Tyrone home at 5609 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., listening to the radio Friday afternoon when she heard squealing tires and gravel flying. more »»

Nason closer to takeover by LifePoint

December 20, 2014 ROARING SPRING — Nason Hospital officials cleared one of few remaining stops Friday on the road to outside acquisition, presenting their case to the state Attorney General’s Office as they prepare... more »»

Judge sends city woman to court for mom’s death

December 20, 2014 An Altoona woman accused of killing her mother called 911 to report hearing voices and seeing prowlers outside her home a week before the Nov. 19 deadly shooting on Fifth Avenue, records show. more »»

Sandusky denied $4,900-a-month pension

December 20, 2014 HARRISBURG — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced... more »»

Caroling students enjoy giving back

December 20, 2014 EBENSBURG — A group of Bishop Carroll students huddled around the Christmas tree at the Senior Activity Center in Ebensburg, each bearing a gift intended for a center participant. more »»


2014 Holiday Tour at Baker Mansion December 27, 2014

Come visit Baker Mansion and enjoy a classic Victorian Holiday with tours, live music, refreshments, and seasonal cheer!

Blair County Historical Society Physical Address: 3419 Oak Ln Altoona, PA 16602 http://www.blairhistory. more »

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