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City teen killed in shooting

September 30, 2016 There was laughter in the moments just before a 19-year-old Altoona teenager pulled the trigger on a loaded .357 revolver and killed a friend, 19-year-old William Callan Jr. more »»

AASD, union approve contract

September 30, 2016 The Altoona Area School Board unanimously approved a contract with the district’s teachers effective Sept. 1 through Aug. 15, 2020. more »»

Tyrone mill showcases new gas boiler

September 30, 2016 TYRONE — The press of a button sounded a whistle Thursday morning outside American Eagle Paper Mills, symbolizing the installation of new technology and a move toward the future. more »»

Shuster family matriarch, ‘pillar of strength’ dies

September 30, 2016 Patricia Rommel Shuster, mother of Rep. Bill Shuster, R-9th District, and the wife of former congressman Bud Shuster, died Wednesday, according to an obituary. Shuster, of Everett, was 84. more »»

Judge considering boy’s testimony

September 30, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge is being asked to decide if a 13-year-old boy who reported sexual abuse can offer testimony from outside the courtroo. more »»

Friends honor teen at vigil

September 30, 2016 William “Billy” Callan, Jr. more »»

Nanty Glo man: Police tampered with evidence

September 30, 2016 A Nanty Glo man facing charges for allegedly stabbing his grandmother in the foot with a hypodermic needle said he believes police tampered with evidence in his case. more »»

Cresson native shines on The Voice

September 29, 2016 When picked to audition for this season’s The Voice on NBC, Josh Gallagher was hoping that country music star Blake Shelton would press his button and be his coach. more »»

Borough debates single hauler

September 29, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Both support and opposition were offered by residents Wednesday evening, when Borough Council hosted a public meeting about the possibility of contracting a single trash hauler to... more »»

Frustration over feral cats continues

September 29, 2016 Diane Beiswenger of the West Chestnut Avenue area didn’t display much patience when she came to City Council two weeks ago to complain about feral cats in her neighborhood. more »»

Police: Tyrone man sexually assaulted teen

September 29, 2016 A Tyrone man who police say sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl appeared before a judge Wednesday for arraignment on rape and related charges. Trenton R. more »»

Pacifico records no vote to stormwater ordinance

September 29, 2016 Among all votes cast Wednesday by five City Council members to adopt five planning ordinances that were recodified for ease of use, the only “no” vote was Mayor Matt Pacifico’s — for an ordinance... more »»

Campus to host open house

September 29, 2016 Penn State Altoona will hold its fall open house on Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. more »»

Assault, intimidation leads to jail time

September 29, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Senior Judge Hiram Carpenter has handed down a prison sentence of 18 to 42 months for a 23-year-old Altoona man convicted in May of simple assault and witness... more »»

Logan Township hires officer

September 29, 2016 Logan Township has hired a new police officer to replace Matt Massaro, who recently resigned to take another job. more »»

State praises county’s drug court

September 28, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The operation of a drug court generates a savings to county taxpayers in the form of reduced jail time for nonviolent offenders and less recidivism, a state Supreme Court justice sai... more »»

Assistant superintendent leaving AASD

September 28, 2016 Altoona Area Assistant Superintendent Luke Lansberry is now the superintendent of DuBois Area School Distric. more »»

Martinsburg teen wearing clown mask facing charges

September 28, 2016 A teenager faces charges after he allegedly put on a clown mask and brandished a gun outside a home in Martinsburg. Seth R. Gunnett, 18, of 108 E. Julian St. more »»

Parties divided over debate’s winner

September 28, 2016 As Donald Trump defended his performance and Hillary Clinton’s allies blanketed the airwaves with continuing attacks Tuesday, local supporters boosted their candidates following the previous night’s... more »»

Permission attained to close bridges

September 28, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County is closing a historic pedestrian bridge in Tyrone and submitting a permit request to the state for permission to tear down a swinging pedestrian bridge in Frankstown... more »»

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