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Carnival a hit among veterans

June 19, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — Thursday’s overcast skies didn’t dampen spirits at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home where residents, employees and their families munched on cotton candy, enjoyed musical groups and... more »»

Prison board considers adding full-time officers

June 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Prison Board is close to deciding if more full-time corrections officers should be hired rather than using part-time or fill-in officers. more »»

Ex-NAACP leader’s issue ‘tricky’

June 19, 2015 A local civil rights leader, reacting to news from last week out of Spokane, Was. more »»

Ceremony honors fallen officers

June 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A light rain punctuated Thursday evening’s somber tribute by Blair County law enforcement officers to those who wore the badge and gave their lives in service. more »»

Gallitzin man accused of owning child porn

June 19, 2015 GALLITZIN — A Gallitzin man was arrested Thursday after state Attorney General’s Office investigators allegedly found child pornography on his computer. Benjamin Adam Hodgson, 26, 415 Church S. more »»

Women’s group to host fracking info session

June 19, 2015 EBENSBURG — The League of Women Voters is hosting an informational session on the potential health impacts of Marcellus Shale development from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Cambria County Court­hous. more »»

Investigators show up at AG’s headquarters

June 19, 2015 HARRISBURG (AP) — Agents with a suburban Philadelphia prosecutor’s office investigating whether state Attorney General Kathleen Kane illegally leaked secret grand jury information went to her... more »»

Area briefs package

June 19, 2015 Amtran plans to replace terminal roof The Amtran board has decided to replace the roof on its downtown terminal platform. more »»

Change adds exemption to abuse mandate

June 18, 2015 HARRISBURG — The House approved an amendment to a background check bill Tuesday that left many close to the state’s new child protection laws scratching their heads. The amendment, sponsored by Rep. more »»

Police: Woman killed father

June 18, 2015 Police have charged a Bedford County woman with murder after she allegedly shot her sleeping father to death in his bed early Wednes­day morning. more »»

HASD budget passes with no tax increase

June 18, 2015 Hollidaysburg Area School Board passed a $46 million budget for next year with no property tax increase and an estimated deficit of more than $700,000. more »»

Mental evaluation requested in shooting case

June 18, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County prosecutors are asking for court permission to conduct a mental health competency evaluation of a woman who faces trial later this year on charges of killing her mother. more »»

IU8 offering driving course

June 18, 2015 Students can learn how to become smarter, safer drivers this summer through Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8’s Driver’s Theory Course, which can also help them save money on car insuranc. more »»

Tyrone Area School District briefs

June 18, 2015 Assistant principal named Tyrone Area School Board members voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the transfer of elementary teacher Amanda Kurtz to assistant elementary school principa. more »»

Report: PLCB official accepted gifts

June 17, 2015 HARRISBURG — The first rule about taking gifts from vendors doing business with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is that you don’t talk about taking gifts from vendors doing business with the... more »»

Drug suspect found guilty

June 17, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — After deliberating for about 90 minutes, a Blair County jury on Tuesday afternoon found Davon Smith of Altoona guilty of two heroin sale. more »»

Police: Grandmother assaulted 5-year-old

June 17, 2015 An Altoona woman faces charges after police say she assaulted her 5-year-old granddaughter in a medical center waiting room. Karen Lee Fornari, 50, of 424 Fourth Av. more »»

Incoming students learn about PSU

June 17, 2015 Eric Barazotto’s daughter plans to study visual arts at Penn State Altoona, but hasn’t lived away from her Hollidaysburg home — ever. more »»

AMED launching local paramedic program

June 17, 2015 AMED is launching a local version of a new national initiative that offers primary and preventive care — often at home — to patients the medical system handles clumsily. more »»

Officers learn negotiating skills

June 17, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — While much attention is paid to the tactics and equipment that goes along with police work, area officers learned Wednesday that one thing that cops use everyday — their words — can... more »»

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