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Annual waste collection expands to two-day event

July 18, 2015 With cars lined up Friday on Park Avenue waiting to turn into Peoples Natural Gas Field, passersby may have guessed they were waiting for an Altoona Curve baseball gam. more »»

Pitt hikes tuition at main campus

July 18, 2015 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh is raising tuition for students at its main campus, but not those who attend four satellite campuses. more »»

Unemployment rate stays steady

July 18, 2015 HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate remained steady in June, as payrolls shrank slightly. The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that the jobless rate remained at 5. more »»

Feds: 8 brought in workers illegally

July 18, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Eight men recruited immigrants who were in the country illegally to work for low wages at six Asian restaurants the suspects owned or managed in central Pennsylvania, federal prosecutor... more »»

Mourners remember Scranton officer

July 18, 2015 SCRANTON (AP) — Mourners gathered at a church in Scranton to remember a city police officer who died of head injuries while chasing robbery suspects. more »»

PSU brings back classic jerseys

July 17, 2015 Basic is back at Penn State, which is removing players’ names from the backs of football jerseys to reconnect with the program’s storied tradition. more »»

Colorado shooter found guilty of murder

July 17, 2015 CENTENNIAL, Colo. more »»

PNG: Most residents happy about line costs being paid

July 17, 2015 GALLITZIN — Though only about a dozen residents attended a formal announcement that Peoples Natural Gas plans to install natural gas lines at no cost to consumers, company officials said Thursday... more »»

Report: Hiring full-time workers at Blair County Prison may save money

July 17, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County could lessen its reliance on fill-in corrections officers by hiring 12 more full timers for little additional cost, according to a report given to the county prison board. more »»

Man wanted in Altoona, New Mexico arrested

July 17, 2015 A Blair County man wanted for robbery and assault in Altoona was arrested Wednesday in Texas for his alleged connection to a killing in Albuquerque, N.M. According to a news release from the U.S. more »»

Police: Man tormenting neighbors

July 17, 2015 A Logan Township man who police say has repeatedly tormented his neighbors is now behind bars. David . more »»

Nearly 3,000 residents in Blair to get surveys

July 17, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Countywide health needs assessment forms are in the mail to some 3,000 Blair County residences. more »»

Courthouse, water threats suspect faces more charges

July 17, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The prosecution has received permission to add two more charges against Blair County Prison inmate Adam C. more »»

B-A to expand special ed. program

July 17, 2015 BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis School Board members on Tuesday hired an additional special education teacher that will enable the district to start a special education/life skills program at the middle... more »»

Man gets 11-40 years for child sexual abuse

July 17, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man who last year was charged with 76 offenses for repeated sexual abuse of a young girl has been sentenced to 11-40 years in a state correctional institution. Wayne P. more »»

Area briefs

July 17, 2015 Tea party to host Freedom Fest The Blair County Tea Party will be hosting its annual Freedom Fest Sunday at Legion Park in Hollidaysburg. more »»

‘A very slow death’

July 16, 2015 PORTAGE — A gust of wind blew across Portage around 10:40 a.m. Wednesday as church bells rang and fire whistles blew, carrying the sound across downtown to Crichton McCormick Park. more »»

Officer owed back pay

July 16, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A former borough police officer who was fired in April for making a lewd comment during a police training session is to be given back pay, according to a borough Civil Service... more »»

Peoples to cover costs for Gallitzin project

July 16, 2015 Peoples Natural Gas officials plan to announce at an afternoon press conference today their plans to cover millions of dollars in costs for its Gallitzin-area project. more »»

Convention center to pay off mortgage

July 16, 2015 The Blair County Convention Center opened in May 2001 with a $2 million mortgage because tax dollars covered the rest of the $48 million projec. more »»

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