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Sunoco clears one legal hurdle

July 16, 2016 HARRISBURG (AP) — Sunoco has cleared one legal hurdle after a Pennsylvania appeals court upheld the energy company’s power to take private property for a pipeline project, but other obstacles remai. more »»

Authority to consult floor expert

July 16, 2016 The Altoona Redevelop-ment Authority will consult a floor expert to determine whether a gouge in the floor of the Transportation Center lobby extends into the flooring itself. more »»

Jury: Doctor not at fault

July 16, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — After four days of testimony, a Blair County jury found no fault with an Altoona surgeon’s treatment of a Bellefonte man whose health remains impaired since a 2010 surgery for an... more »»

Board approves tuition increase

July 16, 2016 HARRISBURG (AP) — It will cost more to study at Pennsylvania’s 14 state-run universities. The state’s Higher Education Board of Governors on Thursday approved a 2¢ percent tuition increase. more »»

Shawnee concert postponed

July 16, 2016 Sunday’s Broadway in the Park concert at Shawnee State Park has been postponed because of the forecast of extreme heat/humidity. This decision is for the safety of the performers and attendees. more »»

SFU plans new center

July 16, 2016 LORETTO — Saint Francis University has announced the launch of its new Center for Study of Occupational Regulation. more »»

Centre man facing child sex charges

July 16, 2016 A Port Matilda man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly attempted to arrange a sexual encounter with a person he believed to be a 14-year-old girl, the state Attorney General’s Office said. more »»

Cash concerns cast pall on heroin legislation

July 16, 2016 Congressional Republicans touted bipartisan success last week as they passed a sweeping bill to address the nation’s opioid crisis, but their Democratic counterparts have warned there’s little to be... more »»

Logan Township takes aim at sewer issue

July 15, 2016 The Logan Township supervisors agreed informally Thursday to re-examine a 20-year-old requirement that property owners hooking onto the township’s “Innovative and Alter­native” sewer system pay for ... more »»

St. Patrick School seeing student increase

July 15, 2016 St. Patrick School’s debt to the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese is mostly paid, and its enrollment has grown more than 20 percent from last year, school leaders said. more »»

Altoona man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting woman

July 15, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man accused of raping a woman almost two years ago has pleaded guilty to sexual assault and will remain in the Blair County Prison to finish the incarceration associated... more »»

Van Zandt planning capital projects

July 15, 2016 In addition to the ongoing construction of a parking garage, the Van Zandt VA Medical Center is undertaking several multi-million-dollar capital projects over the next few years, officials said at a... more »»

Logan Township to take online payments in future

July 15, 2016 Logan Township procrastinators will need to wait a month or two longer. After that, they’ll be able to pay their bills to the township at the last minute without the typical penalty. more »»

Cambria commissioners cut about 150 county positions

July 15, 2016 JOHNSTOWN — Cambria County officials eliminated nearly 150 vacant county jobs on Thursday, many of which hadn’t been filled for several years. more »»

Phoenix dept. to release some finances for review

July 15, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Borough officials announced Thursday that they’ve reached an agreement with Phoenix Volunteer Fire Co. leaders to open some of their financial records for review. more »»

Chase leads to arrests

July 15, 2016 BEDFORD — State police said they have made two arrests after a drug suspect allegedly stole an officer’s car and led a chase on the turnpike. more »»

Cambria County considers altering meeting times

July 15, 2016 JOHNSTOWN — The Cambria County commissioners said they are still mulling over a request to schedule more meetings outside the courthouse and make agendas publicly available beforehand. more »»

Parents accused of housing fugitive facing charges

July 15, 2016 The parents of a wanted man face charges after police say they allowed their fugitive son to live in their Antis Township home. James T. Harkins Sr., 59, and Karla K. more »»

Convicted dealer faces more charges

July 15, 2016 Police have filed more charges against a convicted Blair County drug dealer. Terron L. Miller Sr., 29, of 1116 14th Ave. more »»

Area briefs

July 15, 2016 JOHNSTOWN Cambria pays off half of $10M loan Cambria County Controller Ed Cernic Jr. announced Thursday that the county had paid off the first half of its annual $10 million loan. more »»

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