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Police: Man shot into Antis Township after a fight home

August 7, 2014 A Blandburg man has been charged with shooting into a home in Antis Township late Sunday as a result of an altercation. more »»

SCI Cresson not yet on market

August 7, 2014 According to state officials, the closing of two state prisons at Cresson and Greensburg has saved more than $23 million in the first year, with that number expected to jump to $35 million annually... more »»

Brush fire near Horseshoe Curve derails train schedule, causes delays

August 7, 2014 A brush fire at the Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark delayed trains and tied up firefighters Wednesday afternoon as tourists watched and snapped photographs. more »»

WWII bombers to return to Altoona-Blair County Airport

August 7, 2014 MARTINSBURG — The restored World War II aircraft that typically draw a crowd to the Altoona-Blair County Airport are scheduled to return next week for viewing and flights. more »»

New Claysburg-Kimmel handbook to update dress code

August 7, 2014 CLAYSBURG — The Claysburg-Kimmel School Board is set to vote next week on a new high school student handbook, following neighboring districts in banning popular but revealing clothes in an updated... more »»

Portage Township supervisors clam up on Amfire complaints

August 7, 2014 PORTAGE — The topic of Amfire Mining Co. has been discussed at length at recent Portage Township meeting. more »»

Portage Summerfest features ‘something for everybody’

August 7, 2014 Music, fireworks, crafts, competition and more will all be a part of the 24th annual Portage Area Summerfest set for this weekend. more »»

Blair County

August 7, 2014 hollidaysburg Xerox contract could cut expenses Blair County spends almost $49,000 annually on toner and hardware to maintain 50 desktop printers, an amount that could be reduced by $15,800 annually... more »»

Hollidaysburg man accused of selling bath salts

August 7, 2014 A Hollidaysburg man is in custody after allegedly selling bath salts to a police informant. more »»

Girl, 9, tells of alleged rape

August 7, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An elementary schoolgirl told a Blair County jury on Wednesday that a 42-year-old man she knew through her mother had raped and abused her in other ways beginning when she was 5 and... more »»

Police say man built bomb to blow up wife’s paramour

August 7, 2014 STATE COLLEGE — A man has been jailed on charges that he planned to blow up his wife’s lover with a remote-controlled pipe bomb, which prompted a six-hour evacuation of a central Pennsylvania... more »»

Police: Man sold heroin to informant

August 7, 2014 An Altoona man is behind bars after allegedly selling heroin to a police informant. Billy “Dreads” Prophet, 21, of 403 E. Walnut Ave., Apt. H, was taken into custody Tuesday about 4 p.m. more »»

Ross may face death penalty in retrial

August 6, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Paul Aaron Ross, 41, could face the death penalty in his retrial for the murder of a Hollidaysburg woman in 2004, according to an opinion issued late Tuesday by Blair County Presiden... more »»

Penelec seeking rate increase

August 6, 2014 Penelec is one of four FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiaries filing requests with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to increase rates effective Oct. 3. Penelec has requested an increase of $119. more »»

Support for Night Out grows

August 6, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — With a cavalcade of police cars, ambulances and fire trucks, the 30th Night Out Against Crime kicked off in Duncansville with a chorus of sirens and whistles. more »»

Police: Homeless man stole money from friend

August 6, 2014 A homeless New York man is behind bars after Altoona police say he stole money from a city woman before skipping town on a train. Richard C. more »»

Juniata College recognized

August 6, 2014 HUNTINGDON — Juniata College is one of 92 colleges or universities nationwide named as a Great College to Work For in the Chronicle of Higher Education 2014 survey. more »»

PSU Altoona reaccredited

August 6, 2014 The Penn State Altoona Health and Wellness Center was recently reaccredited for a full three-year term by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Car. more »»

Saint Francis receives gift

August 6, 2014 LORETTO — Saint Francis University has received a $250,000 gift in support of The Capital Campaign: Called to Serve ... more »»

Police report

August 6, 2014 Patton Township police are looking for a man who robbed Radio Shack, 1621 N. Atherton St., State College, on Tuesday afternoon. more »»

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