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Bedford woman wins sticky bun contest at show

January 20, 2015 HARRISBURG — Alexis Foor of Everett placed first with her Bacon Chestnut Sticky Buns at the sticky bun contest Friday at the 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show. more »»

Man who saved boy calls victim heroic

January 19, 2015 Dustin Reed doesn’t want to be called a hero. Reed, 19, and his friend Eric Smith, 20, rescued an 8-year-old boy Saturday from a burning house at 1814 11th Ave. The fire, which broke out at 11:04 a.m. more »»

Veterinarians remind pet owners to shield them from cold weather

January 19, 2015 As tonight’s predicted low temperature will be well below freezing, local animal experts are reminding owners to consider their pets’ unique needs as winter continues. more »»

Outgoing GACTC director committed to center’s image

January 19, 2015 The Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center is saying goodbye to the man who gave it its name. more »»

Ally of city firefighters known for uplifting others’ spirits

January 19, 2015 A familiar face is missing from the Altoona Fire Department’s Station 310. Vincent D. more »»

Decision to handcuff juvenile stirs discussion at courthouse

January 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County assistant district attorney was listening Thursday to discussions in a juvenile case when she suddenly noticed that the 15-year-old defendant, sitting beside his... more »»

Penn State Altoona, AASD partnership in the works

January 19, 2015 Penn State Altoona “stands at the ready” to partner with the Altoona Area School District on a new education initiative, said Chancellor Lori Bechtel-Wherry. more »»

Police: Revenge prompted man to set fire that killed 6

January 19, 2015 PITTSBURGH — A man set a Pittsburgh-area fire that killed six people last fall, four of them children, because he wanted to get revenge on someone in the house, according to authorities. more »»

Workshop to educate those interested in serving on local government boards

January 19, 2015 EBENSBURG — Cambria County’s Penn State Extension is offering a Toss Your Hat in the Ring workshop, which is geared toward guiding those interested in serving on local government boards. more »»

Group wants fire-damaged prison preserved

January 19, 2015 SUNBURY (AP) — Two historical organizations are urging officials of a central Pennsylvania county to preserve a nearly 140-year-old prison despite heavy damage from a fire last wee. more »»

Detour to affect North Atherton

January 19, 2015 STATE COLLEGE — A road closure will begin Jan. 24 as work to construct the Metropolitan Building continues near North Atherton Street in the State College area. more »»

Democratic women schedule meeting

January 19, 2015 The Blair County Federation of Democratic Women will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Perkins Restaurant, Altoona. All registered women Democrats are invited to attend. more »»

Fire kills mom, two kids

January 18, 2015 A mother and two of her children died Saturday when a fire destroyed a 21/2-story wood frame home at 1814 11th Ave. more »»

Report: Engineer caused crash

January 18, 2015 The Sept. more »»

Parts of MLK’s dream left unfulfilled nearly 50 years later

January 18, 2015 The world may have changed much in the nearly 50 years since the death of the Rev. Martin Luther King J. more »»

Historian denied spot on commission

January 18, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Richard Latker said he prides himself in owning a home in Hollidaysburg’s historic district, and he’d like to see the area’s historic value maintained. more »»

Art, but little local interest, for inauguration

January 18, 2015 Republican-heavy central Pennsylvania doesn’t appear to be sending guests or money to Gov.-elect Tom Wolf’s inaugural bash this week — but at least we’re contributing a painting or two. more »»

Altoona/Blair County Airport mulls liquor license

January 18, 2015 MARTINSBURG — The Altoona-Blair County Airport Authority is interested in a change to the state liquor code that could allow North Woodbury Township voters to decide if the airport can secure a... more »»

Wolf tabs picks for human resources, health departments

January 18, 2015 HARRISBURG (AP) — The head of human resources for the state of Maryland is Gov. more »»

Falling gas prices help fatten motorists’ wallets

January 18, 2015 As the price of gasoline continues to fall, local consumers are enjoying the ride. According to AAA, the national average price of regular unleaded gasoline had plunged to $2.07 a gallon on Sunda. more »»

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