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Bellwood-Antis re-elects leaders

December 4, 2014 BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis school board members re-elected their leaders for 2015. more »»

Rep. McGinnis, Ward speak at HASD meeting

December 4, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Two state representatives new to Hollidaysburg Area School district became acquainted with the school board during a meeting that outlined a difficult year ahead for the school... more »»

Area briefs package

December 4, 2014 HUNTINGDON Christmas parade set for borough Huntingdon Regional Fire and Rescue 65 and the Huntingdon Moose Family Center 223/220 again will sponsor the borough’s annual Christmas parade beginning a... more »»

Dugan wins another term as president

December 4, 2014 CLAYSBURG — Jeff Dugan won another term as president of the Claysburg-Kimmel School Board on Wednesday. Dugan won a 5-3 vote, with one member absent, against fellow member Jeremy Knott. more »»

Witness recounts nightclub shooting

December 3, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A patron at Choices Nightclub in Altoona, Trisha Whitsel, was celebrating Halloween night last year when suddenly she heard what she thought was “a door slamming. more »»

Company planning new hotel in area

December 3, 2014 A Frederick, Md.,-based development company hopes to build a five-story, 187-room hotel on the site of the former Quality Inn on Pleasant Valley Boulevard in Altoona. more »»

Police: Man with HIV bit officer

December 3, 2014 A Tyrone man who police said is HIV positive is accused of biting a police officer during a run-in with cops responding to a domestic dispute. Robert O’Rourke, 33, of 1250 Lincoln Ave. more »»

Portage residents say farewell to tree

December 3, 2014 PORTAGE — A large blue spruce standing at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Hammers Street, lit with thousands of lights, has long signaled the start of Christmas season for many in Portage. more »»

Police: Va. theft mirrors Kranich’s

December 3, 2014 Police have linked a smash-and-grab jewelry store robbery in Virginia to last week’s heist at Kranich’s Jewelers. more »»

Huntingdon teen killed in Rt. 22 crash

December 3, 2014 HUNTINGDON — A 19-year-old female was killed in a two-vehicle accident about 5 p.m. Tuesday on Route 22 in Brady Town­ship, state police in Hunt­ing­don said. more »»

Police: Dad left son in car during Walmart robbery

December 3, 2014 EBENSBURG (AP) — Police said a 22-year-old shoplifting suspect endangered his 1-year-old son by leaving the boy alone in a parked car while he went into an Ebensburg Wal-Mart to steal. more »»

Bedford leaders approve pay raises

December 3, 2014 The Bedford County commissioners approved four years of pay raises for the county’s elected officials on Tuesday, marking the first hikes for county leaders after an eight-year freeze. more »»

Blair County commissioners mull bridge repairs in Tyrone

December 3, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County owns a pedestrian bridge in Tyrone that could cost as much as $490,000 for repairs that could last 50 years. more »»

Donations to help fray teen’s funeral cost

December 3, 2014 Relatives have identified the boy killed Sunday by a passenger train as 16-year-old Jonah Kindya of Hyndma. more »»

Bedford hires assistant DA

December 3, 2014 Everett lawyer Jonathan David Thomas is set to join the Bedford County district attorney’s office as an assistant district attorney after the county commissioners approved his hiring Tuesda. more »»

Five charged after alleged break-in

December 2, 2014 Four adults and a 14-year-old juvenile face charges after what police describe as the bungled break-in of an Altoona home. Jared Beere, 24, of 1912 11th St., James Skinner II, 19, of 2013 18th St. more »»

Defense: Murder suspect ambushed

December 2, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The prosecution is asking a jury to find a New York City man guilty of murder in the first degree for the Halloween night 2013 shooting death of Willie Solomon, 22, in a hallway at... more »»

Nearly one-third of reassessment data collected

December 2, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Information has been collected for about one-third of the 65,000-plus properties in Blair County undergoing their first collective reassessment since 1958. more »»

Sun Air, Altoona-Blair airport kicking off partnership, flights

December 2, 2014 MARTINSBURG — In July 2005, the Altoona-Blair County Airport introduced daily flights to the Washington-Dulles airport and cut its Pittsburgh route to one daily flight. more »»

Teenager killed after being struck by train

December 2, 2014 A 16-year-old was killed Sunday night when a train filled with passengers struck him on a Hyndman railway stretch, police and railroad officials said. more »»

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