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Prison fire causes minor damage

April 8, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Monday afternoon fire in the laundry room of the Blair County Prison is prompting additional scrutiny into the cause, partly because the laundry was the site of a fire in November... more »»

Man faces charges related to two robberies in 2013

April 8, 2015 A Saxton man already in federal prison for smuggling stolen guns faces new charges in connection with two 2013 robberie. more »»

Bellwood-Antis teachers reject fact-finder’s report

April 8, 2015 BELLWOOD — Teachers in the Bellwood-Antis School District still do not have a new contrac. more »»

DA reviewing if charges will be filed in cathedral shooting

April 8, 2015 It will take some time to determine whether an Altoona man whose handgun unintentionally fired at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament on Saturday will face charges, according to the Blair County... more »»

Carbon monoxide detected at Hoss’s

April 8, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — A Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House restaurant was evacuated and two people sought medical treatment after officials detected carbon monoxide on the premises about 5 p.m. Tuesday. more »»

City noise level ordinance still causing a ruckus

April 7, 2015 Lots of noise, little progress. more »»

Power outage gives PSU Altoona students a break

April 7, 2015 A power failure driven by a failed termination cable swept across the Penn State Altoona campus, causing campus officials to cancel classes Monday. more »»

Midder seeks to withdraw guilty pleas

April 7, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Altoona man who attempted to help Hugo Baez flee Altoona after a fatal shooting at Club Choices/NXT 18 months ago decided Monday he wanted to withdraw his guilty pleas to two... more »»

Antis withholds construction permit fee

April 7, 2015 BELLWOOD — Antis Township residents should see a cost savings of more than $100 in construction projects that require a uniform construction code permit because supervisors opted to revamp an... more »»

Preparation workshop to address aiding disabled residents

April 7, 2015 Representatives from several local agencies will meet Wednesday at the Blair County Convention Center for a symposium on helping people with disabilities. more »»

Crime briefs, April 3

April 7, 2015 Man arrested after short chase An Altoona man was arrested and charged with drug violations, including possession with intent to deliver, driving under the influence, fleeing police, reckless... more »»

Council puts hold on roof project

April 7, 2015 PORTAGE — Portage Borough Council tabled a vote on replacing its joint municipal-fire department building roof to see whether the fire department can come up with its half of costs. more »»

Train jumps rolled track on bridge in Tyrone

April 7, 2015 TYRONE — Nearing dusk on Monday, motorists and pedestrians passing under a railroad bridge, which spans Ninth Street, may have noticed that a blue and white train, reading “Nittany and Bald Eagle,”... more »»

Three face drug charges after routine traffic stop

April 7, 2015 Three people from Allegheny County are behind bars after Logan Township police allegedly found suspected methamphetamine during a traffic stop. It happened about 3:30 a.m. more »»

Young male flown to hospital

April 7, 2015 A young male was flown by medical helicopter to UPMC Altoona Saturday after he crashed his dirt bike near Schellsburg, according to Robert Ferguson, Shawnee Valley Fire Company chief. more »»

Arrest made in 2003 death of woman

April 7, 2015 BEAVER FALLS (AP) — Prosecutors in western Pennsylvania say they have made an arrest in the death of a woman whose body was found in an abandoned building more than a decade ago. more »»

Police: Dad attacked son with knives

April 7, 2015 FLINTON — A Flinton man was jailed overnight for attacking his son early Sunday morning at Glendale Yearound, according to police. more »»

Professor pleads guilty to child pornography

April 7, 2015 PITTSBURGH — An award-winning contemporary literature professor who formerly taught at a private school in northwestern Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to possessing, receiving and sharing child... more »»

Police reports

April 7, 2015 Altoona police — Winona Lightner, 58, 2500 Pennington Road, Tyrone, was arrested Friday morning on the 1000 block of Logan Boulevard and charged with retail theft. — Michael D. more »»

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