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Thomastown residents warned of traffic delays

September 15, 2016 Snyder Township officials released an advanced notice this week to notify Thomastown neighborhood residents of upcoming railroad construction that is expected to impact traffi. more »»

Woman: Gomez made gun gesture

September 14, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The man on trial in the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Kai “Castro” Carter reportedly told Carter’s former girlfriend that if there were any other altercations with Carter, he would... more »»

Tyrone School Board fills Huff’s seat

September 14, 2016 TYRONE — Blair County native David Fusco was appointed to Tyrone Area School Board on Tuesday, filling a seat that was previously occupied by the late Rev. Norman Huff. more »»

Fire destroys The Island

September 14, 2016 Thick smoke was already pouring down Mill Run Road as Logan Township firefighters arrived at The Island bar Tuesday afternoon, and within minutes the decision was made to stay out of the... more »»

Group decries Baker settlement

September 14, 2016 YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The co-founder of an advocacy group for sexual abuse victims said Tuesday the latest settlement of $900,000 paid by the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown and an order of Franciscan... more »»

AASD delays accepting gift that says ‘In God We Trust’

September 14, 2016 With a 5-4 vote, the Altoona Area School Board tabled a motion Tuesday to accept a gift from the Class of 1966 — a decoration for the board room with the national motto, “In God We Trus. more »»

AG’s office asking court to address fire company

September 14, 2016 BELLWOOD — Officials at an Antis Township fire company that was decertified earlier this year will soon have to contest allegations of wrongdoing in Blair County Court after scrutiny by the state... more »»

B-A creates media center in library

September 14, 2016 BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis High School students have a new place to do their assignments and have a snack at the same time. more »»

Blair DA trying to extradite Altoona suspect

September 14, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County district attorney is attempting to extradite a former Altoona man, now in prison in New Mexico, to face charges locally of robbery and assault. more »»

Fire police issue sparks new debate at Tyrone meeting

September 14, 2016 TYRONE — On Monday, a Borough Council meeting ended in a heated argument, when Councilman Charles Mills requested that several residents be reappointed to the local fire police. more »»

Blair provides support to grant for recreational, educational area

September 14, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners on Tuesday gave their support to a grant application by the Blair County Conservation District to create an educational and recreational area. more »»

Police: Man assaulted children

September 14, 2016 EAST FREEDOM — A Greenfield Township man and woman face charges after the man allegedly assaulted two children under the age of 4, state police said Tuesday. more »»

Bedford OKs line of credit for Area Agency on Aging

September 14, 2016 BEDFORD — The Bedford County commissioners approved a line of credit for the three-county Area Agency on Aging on Tuesday, warning that they expect new state budget battles to cut off the agency’s... more »»

Route 764 work could delay traffic

September 14, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. more »»

State briefs

September 14, 2016 Former Altoona resident killed A former Altoona resident was shot to death early Monday morning outside his Washington County home. more »»

Witnesses recall Gomez with gun

September 13, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Witnesses told a Blair County jury on Monday that they heard the gunshots and saw Jorge Luis “Macho” Gomez III holding a handgun on the night of an Altoona party in May 2015 where... more »»

Lemieux, UPMC celebrate playroom

September 13, 2016 UPMC Altoona on Monday dedicated a playroom for children. The event transformed a fair percentage of hospital employees into children themselves. more »»

Police: City man fled fatal accident

September 13, 2016 An Altoona man faces felony charges after state police say he fled the scene of a fatal crash. Cody L. Oblinger, 22, of 8 Cricket Club Lane was arrested Saturday afternoon about 3 p.m. more »»

Mayor: Incident call private

September 13, 2016 Altoona Mayor Matt Pacifico said Monday a police response to his home late last week was a “not a domestic dispute.” All Pacifico would say of the 8:47 a.m. more »»

Tyrone council cool to sharing officers

September 13, 2016 By Sean Sauro ssauro@altoonamirro. more »»

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