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City makes counter offer to AWA

September 19, 2014 Despite City Council’s stony reception of a recent Altoona Water Authority proposal for continued local control of the city’s water and sewer systems, council has countered with a local-control plan... more »»

City fire leaves five injured

September 19, 2014 Two occupants and at least three Altoona firefighters were injured Thursday morning as a result of a house fire at 314 Lexington Av. more »»

Slain trooper laid to rest

September 19, 2014 CANADENSIS — Hours after a slain Pennsylvania State Police trooper was laid to rest, the hunt for a man charged with killing him briefly intensified late Thursday as authorities blocked roads around... more »»

Local officers reflect on ‘senseless’ murder of state trooper

September 19, 2014 As a Pennsylvania state trooper was laid to rest and the man suspected of ambushing him and another officer is now on the FBI’s most wanted list, area officers call the killing a senseless murder by... more »»

Ocean City rip currents kill Huntingdon man

September 19, 2014 OCEAN CITY — Strong rip currents believed to be caused by Hurricane Edouard have killed two men in Ocean City, Maryland. The first man to die was Larry Ernest, 52, of Huntingdon. more »»

McKees Rocks suspect denies tossing gun out car window

September 19, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County jury is being asked to decide if Allen L. more »»

3D printer among additions

September 18, 2014 The Altoona Public Library is reinventing the experience it provides to its patrons. A room on the second floor is furnished with $21,000 of new technology, including a Makerbot 3D printer. more »»

Men linked to murder to be tried together

September 18, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hugo Baez of New York and Brandon Midder of Altoona will be tried together for last year’s Halloween night fracas at Choices Nightclub that left one man dead, Blair County Judge... more »»

Ickes to undergo mental health evaluation

September 18, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 79-year-old Osterburg man in the Blair County Prison following an Aug. more »»

House OKs bill offering immunity

September 18, 2014 The Associated Press HARRISBURG — A bill that would provide immunity from criminal prosecution for “good Samaritans” who assist victims of drug overdoses has been overwhelmingly passed by the... more »»

Online sleuths aid probe into gay couple’s beating

September 18, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — Police searching for a group of people suspected in the beating of a gay couple got an outpouring of help from Twitter and Facebook users, who located a photo of the clean-cut young... more »»

Companies put focus on wellness

September 18, 2014 Healthy employees are more productive, members of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club were told Thursday. “We have reduced time off by 25 percent since we put in the wellness center. more »»

Prosecutors drop two charges against alleged online predator

September 18, 2014 Prosecutors dropped two felony charges against a Juniata man who police say tried to meet a boy he met on Facebook using a fake profile. more »»

Suspect wears ‘Crime Pays’ shirt

September 18, 2014 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia judge wants to know why a murder suspect appeared in court in a T-shirt that read, “Crime Pays. more »»

Blair County changes seven voting locations

September 18, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Seven voting locations will change for the Nov. 4 election to meet the needs of voters with handicaps. more »»

Coach tied to beating leaves job

September 18, 2014 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An assistant coach at a Roman Catholic high school has resigned over his role in a beating that left two gay men injured, church officials in Philadelphia said Thursday. more »»

Review clears pension agency executive

September 18, 2014 HARRISBURG — A law firm’s investigation into allegations of misconduct by the then-chief investment officer of Pennsylvania’s state government pension system found no support for allegations that he... more »»

Body shop owner blasts insurance companies

September 18, 2014 Ron Perretta is fed up with insurance companies he claims are dictating to body shops how to make repairs, which he says aren’t being done properly. more »»

Judge placed on leave pending crash investigation

September 18, 2014 BLAIRSVILLE (AP) — A western Pennsylvania judge will be placed on paid leave while state police investigate her alleged involvement in a hit-and-run. more »»

Bill allows teachers to carry guns

September 17, 2014 HARRISBURG — A bill that would allow Pennsylvania teachers and other school employees to carry guns at work drew a mixed reaction Tuesday from lawmakers. Republican Sen. more »»

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