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Burning debris starts brush fire

May 12, 2015 Burning debris caused a brush fire Monday in Snyder Township that threatened a house. more »»

Bill would help reduce school property taxes

May 12, 2015 This is a big week for homeowners in Pennsylvania who want something done about their tax bills. The state House is expected to take up legislation from state Rep. more »»

Sheetz sells winning ticket

May 12, 2015 Blair County might have a new millionaire, at least before taxes, as a result of Saturday night’s Powerball drawing. more »»

B-A students make trip to NASA

May 12, 2015 A group of Bellwood-Antis middle school students gave NASA some food for thought. more »»

Crime briefs

May 12, 2015 Man arrested after store burglary Altoona police arrested a man Sunday after he was found burglarizing Gary’s Grocery Store, 906 Green Ave., about 5:46 p.m. more »»

Police reports

May 12, 2015 Bedford state police - Wayne Showalter, 32, Everett, was charged Saturday with disorderly conduct after he allegedly yelled and screamed obscene language at UPMC Bedford Memorial hospital staff whil... more »»


May 12, 2015 Bedford state police - A car driven by Stephen R. Claar, 27, Claysburg, ran into a corn field and struck two embankments Thursday morning on Sarah Furnace Road, King Township. more »»

Candidates to face off in mayoral debate

May 11, 2015 Prof. G. Terry Madonna of Franklin & Marshall has been commenting on politics in Pennsylvania for news organizations large and small for decades. more »»

SFU seniors have ‘bittersweet’ end

May 11, 2015 LORETTO -- Graduation is a time to be excited, but it is also bittersweet. “Saint Francis Uni­versity is my home, and I will miss it. I have made so many memories here over my last few years. more »»

City official: Vandals keep monuments in disarray

May 11, 2015 A plastic, orange fence with a sign reading “danger keep out” surrounds the 12th Ward War Memorial, a structure built in the mid-1940s, which has deteriorated in recent years prompting large bricks... more »»

Ex-principal, teacher steps away from Ebensburg Borough Council

May 11, 2015 When explaining why, after eight years, he decided to step down from Ebensburg Borough Council, Joe Lutz invoked a Mark Twain quote he said his father often used: Politicians and babies need to be... more »»

Weekly crime roundup

May 11, 2015 Allegheny Township police April 14 — DUI: Plank Road — Theft: 200 block Kuhn Lane April 16 — Forgery: 900 block Blacks Lane April 17 — Theft: 2300 block Maple Hollow Road, 100 block Sierra Drive... more »»


May 11, 2015 Allentown Autopsy to seek cause of baby’s death An autopsy is scheduled for today on the 1-year-old Pennsylvania boy who died six days after authorities allege he was thrown into a river by his... more »»

County plan to help address homeless

May 10, 2015 “Life happens,” said Celena Seachrist, a young mother from Altoona who was standing outside the Family Services Inc. more »»

Engineering grads on track

May 10, 2015 With Altoona’s roots going back to the railroad, it was only fitting that the first rail transportation engineering class in the nation would graduate from Penn State Altoon. more »»

Pints for Pets works out for animals, beer enthusiasts

May 10, 2015 Nearly perfect weather greeted area beer drinkers Saturday as they converged on Peoples Natural Gas Field. more »»

Legislative slim-down passes, but it’s been tried

May 10, 2015 Sporting a 253-member Legislature — the nation’s second largest — Pennsylvanians are well-acquainted with efforts to slim down the General Assembl. more »»

School board continues superintendent search

May 10, 2015 The Altoona Area School Board is looking for experience as it searches for a replacement for Tom Otto, who is retiring June 30. “Altoona is not an entry-level job. more »»

Man accused of leading high-speed chase faces trial

May 10, 2015 An Altoona man will face trial on charges that he led state police on a 30-mile chase on a motorcycle. Joseph W. more »»

Paving project to help address Antis road issues

May 10, 2015 BELLWOOD — Antis Township supervisors voted unanimously Thursday to award a $400,000-plus bid for a 2015 paving project in place to address issues on many township roads. more »»

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