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Blair facing wave of resentencings

November 11, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County judges have been hit with a wave of petitions from inmates who received mandatory sentences and who now want to be resentenced or retried because of the U.S. more »»

Tyrone considers 2016 tax increase

November 11, 2015 TYRONE — Borough Council voted at its Monday evening meeting to approve a preliminary 2016 budget while weighing a real estate tax increase, which would be the first increase since 1996. more »»

Blair County looking at tax increase

November 10, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — While some numbers in Blair County’s 2016 budget draft have changed, a proposed real estate tax increase of 2.58 mills remains intact. more »»

Facilities enforcing flu shot policies

November 10, 2015 For a hospital patient with a compromised immune system, an otherwise minor flu can be a death sentence. more »»

Juniata College studying campus diversity

November 10, 2015 The University of Missouri president resigned Monday under pressure by students for a lack of response to instances of racism on or near campus in recent weeks. more »»

Report: Canadian Pacific might purchase NS

November 10, 2015 Canadian Pacific Railway is exploring the feasibility of acquiring Norfolk Southern Corp., according to a report Monday from Bloomberg. more »»

Police: Woman stabbed boyfriend in argument

November 10, 2015 An Altoona woman was arrested over the weekend after she stabbed her boyfriend in the back, according to police. Christine L. Hollenbach, 41, of 1217 S. 27th St., Apt. more »»

Cambria Township plans no tax hike

November 10, 2015 EBENSBURG — For the 22nd year in a row, Cambria Township plans to hold the line on taxes in 2016. Township supervisors tentatively approved its $1.96 million budget Monday. more »»

Police respond to weapons call; no one hurt

November 10, 2015 Police in Logan Township responded Monday morning to a home on Luke Lane, off Route 36 in the Red Hill area, after the parents of a 22-year-old man called 911 to report he had made threats to harm... more »»

Police: Man set fire to house after fight

November 10, 2015 An argument in Altoona led to an Altoona man setting a fire in his own house, according to Altoona police. Adam D. Cosgrove, 31, 2012 11th Ave. more »»

Area briefs

November 10, 2015 WESTOVER Coroner: Man killed in hunting accident A Gallitzin man died Saturday in a hunting accident on state game lands in Clearfield County, officials said. more »»

Restaurant owner wins board seat

November 10, 2015 BELLWOOD — A local restaurant owner — not a landscaper — has won a seat on the Bellwood-Antis School Board. Ben Irvin, owner of Irvin’s on Main restaurant captured 77 write-in votes in the Nov. more »»

Homeless shelter to cost up to $2M

November 9, 2015 The hundreds of ideas aired during a Blair County housing summit eight months ago are slowly morphing into an attack on homelessness that has participants enthusiastic but realizing an expensive and... more »»

New memorials mark Veterans Day

November 9, 2015 With trips to gravesites, patriotic landmarks and area war memorials ranking high on many Veterans Day activities lists, locals may need to make time to visit two more locations, as new memorials ar... more »»

Financial aid strapping families

November 9, 2015 Penn State’s audited financial statement shows the university added $1.6 billion in tuition and fees to its operating revenues last year. more »»

Car lot owner seeks rezoning

November 9, 2015 The owner of a pair of local car lots is asking the city to rezone ground along Pleasant Valley Boulevard near Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School from single-family residential to highway business. more »»

Crime briefs

November 9, 2015 Police: Man set fire to own home An Altoona man was arrested Friday evening after he apparently set fire to his own home. Adam Cosgrove, 31, 2012 11th Ave. more »»

Police: Driver escapes burning car

November 9, 2015 PLEASANTVILLE — A Stoystown driver was unharmed last month after she lost control of her vehicle and it overturned and caught fire. State police at Bedford said Ashley M. more »»

War Memorial considers name sale

November 8, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — To prepare for last month’s Hockeyville USA game, the Cambria County War Memorial Arena underwent more than a half-million dollars in upgrades. more »»

War Memorial considers name sale

November 8, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — To prepare for last month’s Hockeyville USA game, the Cambria County War Memorial Arena underwent more than a half-million dollars in upgrades. more »»

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