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State, local leaders to help sell SCI Cresson

September 5, 2015 CRESSON — Acknowledging that past miscommunications likely delayed sale of the shuttered state prison at Cresson, local and state officials announced Friday that they are now moving forward together... more »»

Judge hears locals’ concerns about Presybterian Home project

September 5, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Residents of Gaysport, a Hollidaysburg neighborhood comprised of “working class and elderly” homeowners, showed up in force Friday morning asking Blair County Judge Daniel J. more »»

Alleged victim might testify in Maurizio case

September 5, 2015 A young man who was being interviewed Thursday as a possible witness to a priest’s alleged sexual abuse of three Honduran children now says he too was a victim, according to a court papers... more »»

AG Kane argues against law license suspension

September 5, 2015 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane argued to the state’s highest court Friday that suspending her law license while she fights criminal charges would violate her constitutional... more »»

Man killed in motorcycle, car crash

September 5, 2015 A Hollidaysburg man died Thursday when his motorcycle and a car collided at the intersection of South Logan Boulevard (Route 36) and Convention Center Boulevard. Kenneth . more »»

AWA fixes Duncansville water leak near bank

September 5, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — Altoona Water Authority workers connected a bank branch to their system on Friday, eliminating a leaky connection that had left a stream running through the borough for weeks, a... more »»

PennDOT plans to replace Mill Run bridge

September 5, 2015 A major roadway in the Altoona area will close for about six months next year while a bridge is replaced, PennDOT sai. more »»

Man faces fourth DUI charge

September 5, 2015 An Altoona man wanted on a warrant for failing to appear for sentencing on his third DUI charge now is behind bars and will be facing another DUI charge and assorted traffic violations, the Blair... more »»

Man dies in blaze

September 5, 2015 SHIRLEYSBURG — One person died Thursday night in a fire on Nebo Road in Shirley Township. An unidentified man was discovered inside the home after a fire broke out about 9:19 p.m. more »»


September 5, 2015 Philipsburg state police - Terry L. Robinson, 46, Julian, was injured Wednesday evening when his motorcycle went onto its side and struck a guardrail on Black Moshannon Road, Rush Township. more »»

Police reports

September 5, 2015 Altoona police - Joshua A. Burris, 25, 345 N. Sixth Ave., was charged Friday with driving under the influence and other traffic violations at Broadway and North 24th Avenu. more »»

Magisterial district judge

September 5, 2015 Filed before Altoona Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey P. Auker: - Ashley N. Anderson, 26, 2420 Broad Ave., Apt. more »»

Authority says it will fix large leak in Duncansville

September 4, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — Altoona Water Authority officials said Thursday that they plan to close up a leaky pipe connection that’s left a quarter-mile stream of water flowing for weeks along Duncansville’s... more »»

Court vacates lengthy sentence

September 4, 2015 A Philadelphia man serving the longest sentence for drug-related offenses ever imposed by a Blair County judge must be resentenced, according to a Pennsylvania Superior Court ruling. more »»

Family: Man was overmedicated when he threatened dealership

September 4, 2015 The family of a Patton man charged with threatening employees at a local car dealership last week said he was overmedicated and needs treatment. Perry W. Semelsberger, 53, 901 Beech Ave. more »»

Cambria Fair leaders expecting large crowd

September 4, 2015 After torrential rains in 2011 almost spelled the end of the Cambria County Fair, organizers said they’re expecting an impressive 50,000-plus crowd this year. more »»

Judge likely to allow testimony in Maurizio case

September 4, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — U.S. District Judge Kim R. Gibson said Thursday he is inclined to allow an Allentown-area psychologist to tell a jury in the child sexual abuse case of the Rev. Joseph D. Maurizio Jr. more »»

Antis proceeds on old building

September 4, 2015 Antis Township supervisors voted unanimously Thursday to authorize their ordinance enforcement officer to move forward with red-tag proceedings for a dilapidated building at 646 Sabbath Rest Road. more »»

Ashville family mourning tragedy

September 3, 2015 An Ashville family said they’re in shock after enduring a second family tragedy in five years. more »»

DA: Wright defenders used deceit

September 3, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County District Attorney Richard A. more »»

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