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Council compromises on tax hikes

November 14, 2014 City Council on Wednesday approved a tentative budget calling for an additional 3.8 mills of property tax and $5 more in per capita tax. The property tax increase comprises 2. more »»

Eichelberger gives Wolf message

November 14, 2014 State Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr., R-Blair, said Gov.-elect Tom Wolf will need to work with the Legislature to get things done when he takes office in January. more »»

Flights to Pittsburgh delayed

November 14, 2014 MARTINSBURG — The introduction of flights to Pittsburgh from the Altoona-Blair County Airport, scheduled to start Monday, has been delayed again, this time to accommodate those with travel plans... more »»

Email: PSU almost got death penalty

November 14, 2014 HARRISBURG — A 2-year-old email from NCAA’s top lawyer, filed Thursday in a court case, documents just how close Penn State came to having its football program shut down over the Jerry Sandusky chil... more »»

Blair County leaders hoping to reduce tax hike

November 14, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners began Thursday to refine and reduce allocations in the proposed 2015 budget, a move to pare down a projected deficit that started at $2.26 million. more »»


November 14, 2014 Frein facing terrorism charges The man accused of opening fire on a Pennsylvania State Police barracks admitted killing a trooper because he was dissatisfied with government and wanted to “wake... more »»

Altoona man gets jail term for fleeing

November 14, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The criminal troubles of Toryan Lawrence White of Altoona have been a lightning rod for controversy the past year and were played out in a Blair County courtroom Thursday where he wa... more »»

Council selects Gehret as full-time manager

November 14, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Borough Council named Interim Borough Manager Jim Gehret to the position full time at its meeting on Thursday nigh. more »»

Blair has no plans for tax hike

November 14, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — No tax increase is included in the 2015 budget proposed by Blair Township supervisors. more »»

Hard work pays off at chorus concert

November 14, 2014 PORTAGE — Even during rehearsal breaks, the sound of singing filled hallways at Portage Area Junior-Senior High School Thursday afternoon, as participants in Cambria County Chorus prepared for its... more »»

Area briefs

November 14, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG Pregnant woman recovering from crash A pregnant woman is recovering after a rollover accident on I-99. more »»

Logan taxes to remain level

November 14, 2014 Logan Township real estate taxes, light district taxes and monthly sewer rates will remain at current levels for 2015. more »»

State must borrow, faces budget gap

November 14, 2014 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania state government is borrowing more money for its operations and faces a projected gap of nearly $2 billion in the coming year and a half, officials said Thursday. more »»

Murder trial nears jury selection

November 13, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The homicide trial of Paul Aaron Ross, 42, scheduled to begin next week with jury selection has been delayed so the Pennsylvania Superior Court can review defense arguments that the... more »»

GACTC CEO’s pending retirement ‘a big loss’

November 13, 2014 Lanny Ross, who for 20 years has been chief executive officer of the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center, is retiring March 31. more »»

Emails: Freeh, NCAA may have colluded

November 13, 2014 The NCAA and the Freeh Group may have collaborated in earnest during the probe of Penn State’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case, court documents filed Wednesday sugges. more »»

Blair property values rise by about $1M

November 13, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County property assessments increased this year by almost $1 million, based on values certified Wednesday by commissioners. more »»

C-K board praises administrators for test score improvements

November 13, 2014 CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel School Board members applauded their administrators Wednesday for improving district scores after a year of community debate on academic problems. more »»

Patton council seeking pact with district over football field

November 13, 2014 PATTON — Football wasn’t on Patton Borough Council’s meeting agenda Wednesday evening, but the issue was on plenty of peoples’ minds. more »»


November 13, 2014 The following defendants pleaded guilty to charges shown and were sentenced as follows: - Roderick R. Thompson, 55, 299 Allen Lane, Duncansville, charged by Altoona police Au. more »»

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