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Federal lawsuit filed by Spring Cove parents

August 19, 2015 Parents of three special education students at Spring Cove School District have filed a federal lawsuit demanding compensation for alleged classroom discrimination. more »»

Parochial schools brace for closings

August 19, 2015 St. Patrick Grade School supporters originally planned to gather outside of the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese administrative center today where Bishop Mark L. more »»

Blacksmiths show skills at Ag Progress Days

August 19, 2015 ROCK SPRINGS — Ag Progress Days is truly a mix of the past and present in agriculture. Those visiting the Pasto Agricultural Museum will see genuine working blacksmith. more »»

Man killed in ATV accident

August 19, 2015 CLAYSBURG — Officials said a Claysburg-area man died Tuesday evening in an all-terrain vehicle accident in Greenfield Township. A deputy coroner confirmed the man’s death about 8:30 p.m. more »»

Night Train, parochial league to share field

August 19, 2015 The Altoona Night Train and the Altoona Parochial League have worked out a timetable by which both can practice football on the 31st Street field that City Council recently leased to the... more »»

Car crashes into pharmacy

August 19, 2015 CRESSON — A woman who mistook her gas pedal for the brake drove her vehicle over a curb and into the brick front of Mainline Pharmacy Tuesday morning, police said. more »»

Pair charged with stealing wallet

August 19, 2015 Two people face charges after police say they ran up $400 worth of charges on a bank card within minutes of stealing a wallet on Logan Boulevard. more »»

Judge grants request in abuse case

August 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The mother of a young girl allegedly sexually abused by an Altoona man last November said her daughter is terrified of the perpetrator and should not have to testify in the same... more »»

DUI charges dropped against Altoona man

August 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An assistant district attorney agreed Tuesday to dismiss DUI charges against an Altoona man because police officers did not have “reasonable suspicion” to stop the driver in the firs... more »»

Man arrested after standoff in Northern Cambria

August 19, 2015 NORTHERN CAMBRIA — A Northern Cambria man is in police custody after a four-hour standoff Tuesday afternoon. more »»

Detour set for Tyrone bridge-raising project

August 19, 2015 TYRONE — Motorists traveling in or through the borough next month might face a detour, as several road portions will be closed for a little more than two weeks to accommodate the raising of the... more »»

Blair County briefs

August 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG Hearing set for local building projects Financial arrangements for an expansion of the Presbyterian Village in Gaysport and two out-of-the area projects will be offered for comment... more »»

Blair OKs update of aerial photos

August 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County plans to spend $101,325 to update aerial photographs used by the 911 Center’s staff when dispatching emergency response crews. Pictometry International Cor. more »»

State closing Cresson juvenile unit

August 18, 2015 A town still reeling over the loss of 500 state prison jobs learned Monday that they would be losing about 70 more. more »»

Attorney protests expert witness

August 18, 2015 The defense attorney for a Somerset County priest accused of sexual abuse of Honduran children is challenging the possible use of an expert witness by the government. more »»

Imperfect test fuels alternative treatments for Lyme disease

August 18, 2015 WASHINGTON — Lyme disease conjures memories of checking for ticks at camp and fretting over bug bites after hikes in the woods. more »»

Fish find safe home upstream

August 18, 2015 Little Juniata River Association President Bill Anderson thinks the brook trout of Bellwood Reservoir are up a creek. In this case, that’s good. more »»

Bellwood Reservoir renovation preparations begin

August 18, 2015 The recent dry weather has enabled the Altoona Water Authority to drain Bellwood Reservoir about as far as it can with embedded facilities — but that may not be enough to do the geotechnical work... more »»

Teen allegedly led trooper on chase on motorcycle

August 18, 2015 An Altoona teen faces charges after police say he fled a state trooper and wrecked his motorcycle while carrying a juvenile girl as his passenger. more »»

Altoona area

August 18, 2015 Teachers paid for work with parents The Altoona Area School Board decided that all elementary contracted teachers will be paid the hourly contracted rate of $25 for parent involvement and... more »»

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