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Cernic gains support for 35th District ballot

August 13, 2016 Cambria County Controller Ed Cernic’s quest to get the Democratic 35th state Senatorial District ballot spot is nearly assured after he won the votes of county Democratic Party leaders. more »»

Bellwood attorney gets law license suspended

August 13, 2016 The law license of a Bellwood personal injury attorney has been suspended for a year. Perry L. Flaugh, whose office is at 435 Main S. more »»

Attempted homicide suspects turn themselves in to Pittsburgh police

August 13, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Two people with ties to Blair County who were wanted on attempted homicide and conspiracy charges have turned themselves in to Pittsburgh police. more »»

Auditor general urges Trump to release taxes

August 13, 2016 Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, a Democrat, held a conference call Friday to call out Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for not releasing his tax returns to the public. more »»

Crowd ‘electric’ at Trump’s rally

August 13, 2016 When Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump appeared Friday evening at the dais in the basement of the Blair County Convention Center, a thousand arms went into the air, and Trump’s image... more »»

Bloomsburg man pleads guilty to robbery at Sheetz

August 13, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Bloomsburg man has pleaded guilty to robbing a Sheetz convenience store in January. more »»

Panel of judges rejects new trial for murderer

August 13, 2016 WILKES-BARRE — A panel of judges has rejected an appeal for a new trial for a man convicted in the 2002 strangulation deaths of a pharmacist and his girlfriend. more »»

Van Zandt rating declines to 3 stars

August 12, 2016 For the second consecutive quarter, the Van Zandt VA Medical Center has slipped in the VA’s “star” ratings, reflective of overall performanc. more »»

Political consultant ‘conspired’ with Kane

August 12, 2016 NORRISTOWN — A political consultant told jurors Thursday that he “conspired” with Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane to pin a grand jury leak on her top deputy. more »»

United Way of Blair starts 2016-17 campaign

August 12, 2016 The thermometer is back. “We hadn’t used the thermometer in several years. We decided to bring it back because people need something visual. more »»

Reassessment events moving to Blair courthouse temporarily

August 12, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County property owners scheduled for informal reviews and formal appeals this afternoon in connection with the reassessment project are being redirected to the courthouse at 42... more »»

Bellwood-Antis students to receive iPads this fall

August 12, 2016 BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis students will receive new tools to enhance their learning experience in Octobe. more »»

Truck driver uninjured after crash on Route 22

August 12, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Florida truck driver escaped injury after crashing his rig on Route 22 early Wednesday. more »»

Hotels not seeing rise in guests for Trump visit

August 12, 2016 Today’s visit by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump does not appear to be creating much extra business for local motels. more »»

NY woman charged in cigarette case

August 12, 2016 A New York woman faces hundreds of charges after state police allege she used a bogus bank card to buy nearly $10,000 in cigarettes at Sheetz stores in five counties. more »»

Chief deputy running for sheriff

August 12, 2016 The Blair County Sheriff’s Department’s chief deputy said he will seek the top job in next year’s election. more »»

Implant changes game for hearing loss

August 12, 2016 In 2008, when Kay Tyberg — born deaf in one ear — lost all residual hearing in the other and learned that no hearing aid could help her, she went numb. more »»

Altoona man receives 4 to 20 years in prison

August 12, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 29-year-old Altoona man will spend four to 20 years in prison after entering guilty pleas in connection with handcuffing two young girls, threatening witnesses and conspiracy to... more »»

Area briefs

August 12, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG Manager’s new contract approved A two-year contract for borough manager James Gehret, including a pay increase, was approved Thursda. more »»

Protests planned for Trump event

August 11, 2016 Supporters, protesters and authorities are preparing for a surge of activity as presidential candidate Donald Trump’s Blair County rally approaches. more »»

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