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Wolf seeks to stem drug abuse

May 5, 2016 Gov. Tom Wolf is set to meet with political and health care leaders today in Bedford as he crisscrosses the state in an effort to stem the nationwide opioid abuse epidemic. more »»

Tyrone plans field repairs

May 5, 2016 TYRONE — Action is being taken to remedy a deteriorating Tyrone Area football field, which experts said has suffered because of overuse in recent years. more »»

Officials announce project for SCI

May 5, 2016 CRESSON — State officials on Wednesday signed over 93 acres of former state prison property to be used for a natural-gas fired power plant. more »»

Airline bidding deadline extended

May 5, 2016 MARTINSBURG — The deadline for airlines interested in bidding to provide future passenger flights at the Altoona-Blair County Airport has been extended to May 20. Silver Airways Inc. more »»

Strip mall’s electric shut off

May 5, 2016 Logan Town Centre’s restaurant owners and food vendors scrambled Wednesday evening to find places to store their cold food after they were given short notice that power would be shut off because a... more »»

Retailers relish Mother’s Day

May 5, 2016 As Mother’s Day approaches, local merchants are hoping for a good week despite a prediction by the National Retail Federation that spending will be down slightly for the holiday. more »»

Couple face charges for hiding from police

May 5, 2016 An Altoona couple face charges after they allegedly tried hiding from Blair County Sheriff’s deputies. Donald Jones, 38, was found hiding under an ottoman at the apartment of Joann A. more »»

Bishop: Foster’s claims ‘simply false’

May 4, 2016 Bishop Mark L. Bartchak of the Altoona-Johnstown diocese issued a statement about claims that he turned a blind eye to allegations of corrupt priest. more »»

Kulp Farm hosts Ag Career Day

May 4, 2016 MARTINSBURG — Altoona-Blair County Development Corp.’s agriculture committee has an important message for middle school age students. more »»

Auditor: Too much spent to transport

May 4, 2016 Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Altoona Area School District is paying excessive fees for student transportation in addition to missing reimbursements owed to it by the state... more »»

Prom dates

May 4, 2016 May 6 -- Bishop Carroll at 6:30 p.m. at Crystal Hall, Ebensburg. -- Spring Cove at 7 p.m. at The Casino at Lakemont Park. -- Tussey Mountain at 7 p.m. at Lake Raystown Resort Conference Center. more »»

Motorist dies near Williamsburg

May 4, 2016 WILLIAMSBURG — A woman was killed and her two child passengers were injured Tuesday afternoon when her SUV flipped and rolled just north of Williamsburg Boroug. more »»

Tyrone Regional, PSU cut off partnership talks

May 4, 2016 A prospective partnership between Tyrone Regional Health Network and Penn State Health has been canceled, network officials announced Tuesday afternoon. more »»

Trio in meth bust face charges

May 4, 2016 PATTON — Three people have been charged with running a mobile methamphetamine lab that police uncovered last month at a Patton apartment complex. more »»

Portage man declared sex offender

May 4, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 46-year-old Portage man sentenced to serve a minimum of seven years in prison must register his whereabouts with police for the rest of his life. more »»

Tyrone Area prelim budget contains tax hike

May 4, 2016 TYRONE — Tyrone Area School Board is to vote next week on a preliminary 2016-17 budget, which includes a real estate tax increase for each of the district’s three counties, as well as a deficit... more »»

Blair approves emergency repairs for courthouse leak

May 4, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners approved emergency roof repairs to address a specific source of water leaking into the courthous. more »»

Report: Broken rail caused train cars’ derailment

May 4, 2016 A broken rail was the cause of the derailment of seven cars behind Station Medical Center early on Oct. 28, according to a Federal Railroad Administration finding reported Tuesday by WJAC-T. more »»

Tipton man killed in Clearfield crash

May 4, 2016 CLEARFIELD — A Tipton man is dead after a one-vehicle crash in Clearfield County. more »»

Area briefs

May 4, 2016 SANKERTOWN Couple charged with drug violations A Sankertown man and woman were charged with drug law violations following an incident Saturday evening on Cherry Street in Sankertown Borough. more »»

 
 
 

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