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Gallitzin resident’s eviction halted

February 12, 2016 A Cambria County judge on Thursday signed an order halting the eviction of a Gallitzin woman and her children over a drug rental ordinance. more »»

Highland Hall work receives approval

February 12, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Borough Council members voted at their Thursday evening meeting to approve final plans for a project intended to revamp the dilapidated Highland Hall building, turning it into a... more »»

Spanier files suits against PSU, Freeh

February 12, 2016 HARRISBURG — Penn State’s ex-president has sued the university, saying it reneged on an agreement they struck when he stepped down in 2011, and filed another claiming former FBI director Louis Freeh... more »»

Zoning Board approves preschool at old church

February 12, 2016 The city Zoning Hearing Board on Wednesday gave conditional permission for a preschool in a former church building in Garden Heights, despite opposition from neighbors leery of additional traffic. more »»

Cambria County switches insurance brokers

February 12, 2016 EBENSBURG — In a split vote, the Cambria County commissioners on Thursday shifted a contract for insurance brokerage services to Ebensburg Insurance Agency, which held the contract until 2013. more »»

Police: Pair trashed room inside hotel

February 12, 2016 Two people face charges after police say they trashed a hotel room and caused a disturbance. Michael S. Shevenock, 44, of Gallitzin and Lacy . more »»

Area briefs

February 12, 2016 Police: Altoona man sold heroin A city man is behind bars after allegedly selling heroin. Daryl B. “Jones” Smith, 24, 1405 Third St., was arrested Wednesday about 6:30 p.. more »»

Logan Township briefs

February 12, 2016 Township to save with new supplier Logan Township expects to realize a $10,700 savings in 2017 by signing a new contract with its electric supplier. more »»

Blair County commissioners briefs

February 12, 2016 County receives $350,000 for courts Blair County has received a reimbursement of $350,000 from the state toward its 2015 expenses for judicial staff and operations. more »»

Teddy bears help troubled kids

February 12, 2016 An Altoona woman who founded a program supplying police departments with teddy bears for officers to give children in traumatic situations is hoping to keep expanding. more »»

Governor: Invest in education

February 11, 2016 Followed by a throng of students, school board members and school administrators, Gov. more »»

Kane survives removal from office

February 11, 2016 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s embattled attorney general survived a Senate vote to remove her from office on Wednesday as all but one of her fellow Democrats stood by her, defeating a resolution that... more »»

Police accuse father of burning daughter

February 11, 2016 A 34-year-old Altoona man is in jail on child abuse charges after police discovered his daughter with a severe burn to her leg. Travis Q. Bush-Wonderly, of 1030 Fifth Ave. more »»

C-K students’anti-drug poster draws national attention

February 11, 2016 CLAYSBURG — A crowd of Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary students — already pumped up by a dog-themed assembly — cheered and raised their hands for high-fives Wednesday as they celebrated a national win... more »»

Tyrone ordinance update restricts ATVs

February 11, 2016 TYRONE — Those who like to ride all-terrain vehicles might have to look elsewhere because of a new rule that all but prohibits the activity within borough limit. more »»

Judge: Landlord can’t approve police searches

February 11, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A landlord cannot give police consent to search a renter’s room, according to a decision Wednesday by Blair County President Judge Jolene . more »»

Gallitzin sewer project nearly done

February 11, 2016 GALLITZIN — Borough officials announced Wed­nesday that mainline installation for its multi­million-dollar sewer project is nearly complete. more »»

Council hears ordinance details

February 11, 2016 City officials are working on a new noise ordinance to allow for outdoor music at licensed alcohol establishments — but not one as radically different from the current one as proposed in 2014 by... more »»

Drug suspect facing trial

February 11, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge in an opinion filed Wednesday ruled the prosecution presented enough evidence to send a drug case against Ineek Banks, 31, of Altoona to trial. more »»

Area briefs

February 11, 2016 PATTON Borough extends pool season In response to complaints over a short season for Pattonás pool, Borough Council agreed Tuesday to extend this yearás season by two week. more »»

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