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Classes training people for emergency response

April 12, 2014 Those interested in becoming part of a Community Emergency Response Team are urged to sign up for a series of five classes starting Tuesday at the Blair County Emergency Management Agency, 615 Fourt... more »»

Cresson man accused of assault

April 12, 2014 SANKERTOWN — A Cresson man was jailed Friday after he allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home and assaulted her boyfriend. more »»

Altoona defends shooting by police officer

April 11, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — The City of Altoona is defending one of its police officers who shot an unarmed man just a little over a year ago because he had pointed a “dark object” at the officer, who was trying to... more »»

Blair judges to test risk assessment tool

April 11, 2014 Blair County’s judges in the not too distant future will have a new tool to use when it comes to sentencing defendants in criminal case. more »»

State discusses Act 47 reforms

April 11, 2014 HARRISBURG — On Thursday, near the end of a state Senate Local Government Committee hearing on proposed revisions to the Act 47 distressed municipalities recovery law, solicitor Neil Grover of... more »»

Plans ongoing for Hollidaysburg fire whistle

April 11, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Borough officials are moving forward with discussions to repair or replace the local fire whistle in the wake of a devastating February fire. The Fe. more »»

Rep. Bachmann gives speech at Blair GOP Lincoln Dinner

April 11, 2014 By the time Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. more »»

PSU student’s drug charges heading to court

April 11, 2014 Charges against a Penn State Altoona student who police say had nearly 10 pounds of marijuana in his Nittany Pointe apartment March 23 are headed to court. more »»

Student’s rampage sets off stampede

April 10, 2014 MURRYSVILLE — Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a “blank expression” stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh... more »»

AASD board, teachers reach pact

April 10, 2014 Differing proposals on salary had been reasons for the Altoona Area teachers’ contract impasse, but after more than six months of negotiations, the teachers’ union and school board have reached a... more »»

Tenant could face more charges for role in fire

April 10, 2014 CLAYSBURG — Hours after a Claysburg apartment fire on Tuesday that forced five families from their homes and injured a police officer, Greenfield Township police arrested a tenant who could soon fac... more »»

Court to examine PSU-NCAA deal

April 10, 2014 HARRISBURG — A state court on Wednesday said it needed more information to examine whether Penn State and the NCAA acted legally when they entered into an agreement that imposed a $60 million fine... more »»

Council hires interim city manager

April 10, 2014 City Council on Wednesday hired Peter Marshall, former manager of State College Borough and Newark, Del., as interim city manager, replacing Interim City Manager Omar Strohm. more »»

Runners take part in charity relay

April 10, 2014 Sam Moyer had just run 11 miles, and she was panting slightly and smiling Wednesday morning in the sunshine, like she’d just come home to unexpected friends and the revelation that she’d been given... more »»

Portage hires superintendent

April 10, 2014 PORTAGE — Longtime administrator Eric Zelanko accepted Portage Area School District’s offer to become superintendent Wednesday, with the board approving a five-year contract beginning July 1. more »»

Judge denies nominal bail

April 10, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A judge has ruled that an Altoona man charged with attempted murder in the first degree will not be granted nominal bail even though he has been in jail without trial for more than... more »»

‘Glitch’ leads to mistaken release from prison

April 10, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Bedford County man held at the Blair County Prison was released from custody thanks to a “glitch,” according to Bedford County Sheriff Charwin Reichelderfer, whose deputies were se... more »»

GOP primary debates set

April 10, 2014 Rep. more »»

Consultants bet on full house

April 10, 2014 After seven months studying the feasibility of reviving downtown through creation of market housing, mainly through rehabilitation of older buildings, a group of consultants from Pittsburgh presente... more »»

C-K approves analysis of academic needs

April 10, 2014 CLAYSBURG — In a sign that the Claysburg-Kimmel School District may have rounded a corner in its battle with mediocre rankings and public discord, the school board on Wednesday approved an outside... more »»

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