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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 »»

Logan Township postpones plans for road paving project

August 16, 2014 Logan Township is abandoning the idea of a late summer road paving project until next year. more »»

YTI gets award for student services

August 16, 2014 YTI Career Institute —Altoona has received the 2014 Excellence in Student Services Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and College. more »»

Former athletic director gets up to 4 years in jail

August 16, 2014 The former Penns Valley School District athletic director who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $23,000 from the district and the Mountain League was sentenced Friday to spend up to four years in... more »»

New Taco Bell plans submitted

August 16, 2014 A limited liability company associated with The Blair Companies has submitted plans for construction of a new Taco Bell restaurant on an outparcel of the firm’s Chesnut Plaza in Logantown. more »»

Police reports

August 16, 2014 Altoona police - Earl R. Nyiri, no age listed, was arrested early Friday at First Avenue and Ninth Street and charged with driving under the influence. - Jonathan R. Hockenous, 30, 855 . more »»

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