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Local health officials encourage everyone to donate blood

January 26, 2015 If everyone who was eligible to donate blood did, people would only have to make one donation every 10 to 12 years to meet the country’s needs, according to a local lab directo. more »»

Weis considers opening beer cafe

January 26, 2015 Weis Markets is interested in opening a beer cafe in its Park Hills Plaza store. more »»

Passion for writing leads teacher to pen first book

January 26, 2015 Lindsay Detwiler of Hollidaysburg is an enthusiastic young woman with many loves. She loves her husband, Chad, whom she met in the seventh grade. more »»

Fire damages city home

January 26, 2015 Five adults and a litter of puppies threatened by a fire at 319 Seventh Ave. are safe and the house is able to be repaired thanks to a quick response by the Altoona Fire Department. more »»

Rain potential analysis planned for watershed

January 26, 2015 The Altoona Water Authority plans to hire a consultant to do an in-depth analysis of the rainfall potential for the Bellwood reservoir watershed in hopes of reducing the cost of a required... more »»

Woman wanted on drug charges arrested in Texas

January 26, 2015 An Altoona woman wanted on felony drug charges in Blair County is in a Texas jail. Candi M. Potts, 25, was arrested by Arlington, Texas, police Jan. more »»

Weekly crime roundup

January 26, 2015 Altoona police Jan. 14 - Drugs: 1100 block 16th St., 200 block Park Hills Plaza - Assault: 1200 block Sixth Ave. - Criminal mischief: 2100 block Fifth Ave., 2200 block Fifth Ave. more »»

Five Blair, nine Bedford bridges to be replaced

January 25, 2015 It will be at least 16 months until PennDOT’s Rapid Bridge Replacement project has an effect on local bridges — five in Blair County — under a timeline and bridge list released by PennDOT official. more »»

Hollidaysburg residents weary of recent threats

January 25, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG—People living and working in the borough have become practiced in responding to public safety threats. “It’s getting quite annoying,” a Mulberry Street resident said Saturday. more »»

Leaders questioning replacement Bedford guards

January 25, 2015 BEDFORD — As Bedford County officials seek a new administration at the county jail — which has sported three different executives in two months — guards and the former warden have expressed serious... more »»

Old Cambria County Jail to become microbrewery

January 25, 2015 One probably wouldn’t think of jail as a place to get a good meal and a craft beer. more »»

Man charged after assault

January 25, 2015 A Patton man faces a felony charge after an assault at a Coupon club. Logan Township police allege Steven W. Faber Jr. more »»

Figure in juvenile justice scandal disbarred

January 25, 2015 WILKES-BARRE — One of the main figures in a northeastern Pennsylvania juvenile justice scandal has been disbarred from the practice of law in the commonwealth. more »»

‘Steer clear’ of emergency vehicles

January 25, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Whether they ignore it or simply don’t know about it, many local motorists fail to adhere to the steer clear law, state police spokesman in Hollidaysburg David McGarvey said. more »»

Everett Railroad expansion planned in Hollidaysburg

January 25, 2015 Hollidaysburg residents and visitors may soon be riding the rails because of a planned Everett Railroad Co. more »»

Challenges may limit speech, press freedoms

January 25, 2015 Pennsylvania journalists and their allies are pushing back against two recent political developments — one already in place and one merely proposed — that could make their jobs harder and, arguably,... more »»


January 25, 2015 Tea party meeting with speaker set David Haas will speak to the Blair County Tea Party at 7 p.m. Tuesday on what is being done in Washington, D.C. more »»

I’m lone wolf in house that admires animals

January 25, 2015 I will never be mistaken for St. Francis of Assisi when it comes to animals, but I must also point out that no one from the humane society will ever confuse me with Michael Vick, either. more »»

Man charged with arson for fire that damaged 5 buildings

January 25, 2015 PITTSBURGH — A man claiming to hear voices set the fire that gutted and damaged five buildings in the main business district of the poor Pittsburgh suburb of Homestead, police said. more »»

Man gets up to 31 years for shooting

January 25, 2015 EASTON — A man has been sentenced to 15¢ to 31 years in a shootout at an eastern Pennsylvania social club that killed a woman and injured other people two years ago. more »»

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