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Gallitzin drug rule frustrates resident

April 21, 2016 EBENSBURG — After spending years in jail, Darcy Smith said she just wants to be left alone to take care of her children. more »»

Gildea receives lifetime award

April 21, 2016 Patricia Gildea was smiling Wednesday night as the audience stood and clapped in recognition of her Lifetime Achievement award from WISE Women of Blair County. more »»

Starr critical of abuse report

April 21, 2016 At the debate Wednesday between Republican primary candidates for state House in the 79th District, challenger Pete Starr lashed out at a deputy state attorney general when asked about a recent gran... more »»

Sociology textbook draws ire

April 21, 2016 Hollidaysburg Area School Board member Lois Kaneshiki voted against the board’s sociology textbook adoption on Wednesday, saying the book was liberal propaganda. more »»


April 21, 2016 DelGrosso interviews set The management team at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park & Laguna Splash Water Park will hold on-site interview and informational sessions from 9 a.m. more »»

Police: Woman refused to get off store bed after setting it on fire

April 21, 2016 Firefighters and police officers were called Wednesday evening to a Logan Township furniture store after a woman ignited a mattress she was lying on and refused to get off it. more »»

Stadium turf contract OK’d

April 21, 2016 Hollidaysburg Area school board approved a $542,000 contract with Astro Turf LLC for Synthetic Turf Replacement at Tiger Stadiu. more »»

Altoona man accused of luring boys into basement

April 21, 2016 A city man is behind bars on accusations he lured two young neighbor boys into his basement with candy and other treats to smoke, watch pornography, masturbate and spank him with a paddle. more »»

Gallitzin officials say ordinance fights drugs, blight

April 21, 2016 EBENSBURG — Gallitzin Borough officials argued Wednesday that a recently enacted ordinance that prohibits felony drug offenders from renting property in town will help combat the community’s drug... more »»

Power back to most of Penelec customers

April 21, 2016 By Wednesday afternoon, electricity had been restored to all but a few Penelec customers, who had been without power since Sunday evening when faults at two locations initially left thousands in the... more »»

Parent questions Penn Cambria threat policy

April 21, 2016 CRESSON — A Penn Cambria parent is asking for change after the district failed to notify parents for four days of an alleged weapons threat earlier this month. more »»

Area briefs

April 21, 2016 Huntingdon senior expo set Senior citizens will have the opportunity to visit with a variety of exhibitors offering information on state and local programs and services available to older residents... more »»

Williamsburg district OKs retiree memorandum

April 21, 2016 The Williamsburg Community School Board approved a memorandum of understanding with the district’s teacher union to provide Health Reimbursement Accounts for retirees in the current contract ending... more »»

Website pinpoints polling places

April 20, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — For those with questions about where to vote on Tuesday, Blair County has a new option to provide answers. more »»

Power restored to most of downtown

April 20, 2016 Neon signs glowed in storefront windows Tuesday afternoon along 11th Avenue, advertising businesses with one illuminated word: “Open. more »»

County hires consultant to help with reassessment

April 20, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Idaho man with an expertise in property taxes and assessments is being hired to review and analyze methods being used to establish updated property assessments in Blair County. more »»

McGinnis, Starr debate policies

April 20, 2016 At a debate Tuesday in Altoona between candidates for the Republican nomination for state House in the 79th District, incumbent John McGinnis stressed his adherence to Republican principles that... more »»

Local walking path to kick off

April 20, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An effort to establish local walking paths will take a step forward on Friday with the kick-off of the Historic Hollidaysburg Route. more »»

Sanders' passionate fans pack Rec Hall

April 20, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Before a screaming audience of thousands at Penn State University’s Rec Hall, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., issued a call Tuesday to “reinvigorate American democracy. more »»

Family of missing Altoona woman continues searching

April 20, 2016 Today is Cathy Copley’s 30th birthday, but instead of lighting candles on her cake, her family will spend the evening lighting candles in the hopes the missing Altoona woman soon returns home. more »»

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