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Man charged for crash into house

September 6, 2014 A man who drove into a Tyrone house has been charged. Benjamin B. Brower, 605 W. 21st St., had a blood alcohol content of 0.227 percent the night of Aug. more »»

Fair’s attendance might fall short of anticipated goal

September 6, 2014 EBENSBURG — Cambria County Fair officials might not reach the 50,000 people they were hoping for, but said Friday they think they’ve come pretty close. The fair ends its run today. more »»

Pair give $500,000 to SFU campaign

September 6, 2014 LORETTO — Saint Francis University has received a $500,000 commitment in support of the school’s latest capital campaig. more »»

Vehicular homicide suspect jailed

September 5, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Cresson woman awaiting trial for vehicular homicide for a 2013 accident was sent to the Blair County Prison Thursday for violating conditions of her bail. In February, Jennifer J. more »»

Police: Phone led to murder suspect

September 5, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona narcotics detective testified Thursday he was able to locate a homicide suspect, who he knew only as “Juice,” last Halloween night by tracing his cellphone. more »»

Justice pushes to banish defenders

September 5, 2014 HARRISBURG — Pennsyl­vania’s chief justice wants the state Supreme Court to ban lawyers at an organization that currently handles many appeals by convicted murderers on the state’s death row. more »»

Monument to be first in Bedford

September 5, 2014 Resting atop a pile of rubble, an Army sergeant stares into the distance, dog tags in hand, as a comrade reads a letter from home. more »»

Mount welcomes 2014 class

September 5, 2014 Mount Aloysius President Thomas Foley said the college’s faculty has five main goals for teaching its incoming Class of 2014 and students. more »»

B-A looking to fill second administrative position

September 5, 2014 BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis School Board members now have a second administrative position to fill. more »»

Antis considers establishing fire response in township

September 5, 2014 BELLWOOD — Antis Township officials are looking into the possibility of setting up fire response in the township so that Tipton-Antis Volunteer Fire Company and Excelsior Fire Company No. more »»

PSU Altoona freshmen class tops 1,500

September 5, 2014 More than 1,500 baccalaureate and associate first-year students began their college career at Penn State Altoona on Aug. more »»

Report: State is ‘sinking in debt’

September 4, 2014 Pennsylvania is famous for its potholes, but it has an even bigger sinkhole problem that could cost taxpayers way more than minor car repairs caused by pock-marked roads. more »»

Man, 26, accused of luring boy, 12 online

September 4, 2014 A Juniata man is behind bars on charges he pretended to be a teenager on a popular social media website in an attempt to lure a young boy into a sexual encounter. Altoona police took Benjamin A. more »»

Prospect Park debuts new equipment

September 4, 2014 After a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday to mark the recent completion of a playground complex at Prospect Park, Andilena Ciavarella descended one of the sliding boards next to her 4-year old niece... more »»

New sex abuse lawsuit filed against Sandusky, Penn State

September 4, 2014 STATE COLLEGE — A new accuser has sued Jerry Sandusky, Penn State and a charity the former assistant coach founded, claiming he was sexually abused about six years ago. more »»

Mount Aloysius College receives large gift

September 4, 2014 CRESSON — An anonymous benefactor has donated $500,000 for the renovation and repurposing of Mount Aloysius College’s former gymnasiu. more »»

HealthSouth to present 21st Rehab Awards

September 4, 2014 Four area residents will be honored Friday when HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona presents its 21st annual Rehab Awards. U.S. Re. more »»

Man convicted on charge of conspiracy loses appeal in drug trial

September 4, 2014 An Altoona man who said it was only a coincidence he was in a convenience store in March 2012 when a drug deal went down has lost his attempt to appeal his conviction on a conspiracy charge to the... more »»

Ex-PSU Altoona freshman faces drug charges

September 4, 2014 A Penn State Altoona freshman from New Jersey faces seven drug charges, including five felony charges of intentionally possessing controlled substances with intention to sell them, and was... more »»

County awards canopy contracts

September 3, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners have awarded $370,000 in contracts to install canopies over two entrances at the courthouse and improve handicapped access. more »»

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