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Council rethinks land banking

August 17, 2014 Neighbors’ complaints at a recent City Council meeting about a problem house on Beech Avenue could lead the city Redevelopment Authority to reconsider land banking — after the authority set aside... more »»

Smaller emergency service groups struggling

August 17, 2014 WILMORE — Counting firefighters, fire police and truck drivers, Wilmore Volunteer Fire Company had about 12 member. more »»

Legislation allows Act 47 cities to triple service tax

August 17, 2014 A bill set for the state Senate this fall — and backed by Rep. John McGinnis, R-Altoona, and Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. more »»

GOP members discuss unity, election at party gathering

August 17, 2014 MARTINSBURG — Despite disappointment from a last-minute cancellation by Lt. Gov. more »»

Area briefs

August 17, 2014 PSU dean to speak at women’s event Lori Bechtel-Wherry, Penn State Altoona’s chancellor and dean, will be the featured speaker at a Women’s Equality Day program on Wednesday at the Van Zandt VA... more »»

Fair warning: Never pull a loose thread

August 17, 2014 If you ever notice a tiny thread hanging loose from a nice jacket or expensive shirt, resist the temptation to pull it. “What harm could it cause?” you might ask. more »»

Road work

August 17, 2014 Hollidaysburg Kettle Streetpaving to begin New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. Inc. will begin work Monday on the Kettle Street resurfacing project in Altoona and Logan and Blair townships, PennDOT sai. more »»

Logan Township briefs

August 17, 2014 Sewer expansion project wrapping up Logan Township’s $13 million sewer expansion project is entering into its last stage after months of excavation work and the installation of pip. more »»

Altoona woman charged with DUI

August 17, 2014 BELLWOOD — An Altoona woman was charged with driving under the influence after customers said they observed her falling asleep in a Martin’s grocery store and in her SUV on July . more »»

Car vandalism reported at hospital

August 17, 2014 EVERETT — State police are investigating a car vandalism that occurred at UPMC Bedford Memorial hospital Tuesday. more »»

Police: Woman called 911 while drunk

August 17, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — A Duncansville woman is charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly calling Blair County 911 while under the influence. Police said Holly Theresa Feather, 28, 1103 Sixth Av. more »»

Johnstown man reported missing

August 17, 2014 EBENSBURG — State police are asking for help locating a Johnstown man who hasn’t been seen since Wednesday afternoon in East Conemaugh Borough. more »»

Route 994 resurfacing in Huntingdon to start

August 17, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Beginning Wednesday, New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. Inc. will begin work on the Route 994 resurfacing project in Todd and Clay townships, Huntingdon County, PennDOT sai. more »»

Magisterial District Judges

August 17, 2014 Filed before California Avenue Magisterial District Judge Steven D. Jackson: Charges dismissed April 17: -- Tiffany N. Harpster, 24, 103 Market St. more »»

WWII planes return to airport

August 16, 2014 MARTINSBURG — The World War II airplanes on display this weekend at the Altoona-Blair County Airport provide some patrons with a chance to remember and others with a chance to imagine. more »»

Judge imposes judgment to USVEI head

August 16, 2014 A magisterial district judge has imposed a $12,000 judgment on the man who heads the U.S. Veterans Educational Institute, for non-payment of insurance premiums. more »»

Three fined for ignoring jury duty

August 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County President Judge Jolene G. Kopriva fined three people $100 each for failure to respond to summonses for jury duty. more »»

Man with ‘huffing’ habit sent to SCI

August 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 25-year-old Claysburg man was sent Friday to a state correctional institution so he potentially can participate in a treatment program to help him deal with his addiction to the... more »»

Health expo treats visitors with info

August 16, 2014 Narcolepsy isn’t quite like how it’s portrayed in the movies. more »»

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