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Tyrone man charged with making meth

January 18, 2015 A Tyrone man arrested last week on an out-of-state warrant has now been charged with making methamphetamine. Jason P. more »»

Four face drug, theft charges

January 18, 2015 PHILIPSBURG — Four Pittsburgh-area people were charged Thursday with drug charges and the theft of a vehicle. more »»

AASD meeting set

January 18, 2015 The Altoona Area School Board meeting scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Tuesday will be held in the Altoona Area High School Auditorium, 1415 Sixth Ave. more »»

PSU, NCAA reach deal to restore Paterno’s wins

January 17, 2015 STATE COLLEGE — The NCAA agreed Friday to restore 112 football wins it had stripped from Penn State and Joe Paterno in the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation scandal and to reinstate the venerated lat... more »»

Restoration pleases followers, former players

January 17, 2015 It’s certainly not just any number. The 409 figure so closely associated with Joe Paterno has never been just a number to the late coach’s legions of fans and former players. more »»

Proposal would raise Altoona’s tuition

January 17, 2015 The response of Penn State Altoona students to the news that university President Eric Barron proposes to increase tuition to the Altoona campus next year was widely: “Why?” The Penn State Board of... more »»

Sovereign citizen gets jail time

January 17, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Don Ralph Ickes, the 79-year-old Bedford County man convicted two years ago of giving state police a hard time when he was stopped for a traffic violation, was sentenced Friday to a... more »»

Judge’s decision to forfeit Jeep Cherokee ends spat

January 17, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A judge has ordered a white Jeep Cherokee he determined was used to transport heroin and other drugs from New Jersey to Altoona to be turned over to the Blair County District Attorne... more »»

Convicted murderer pleads to gun charge

January 17, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The New York man convicted in December of killing Willie Solomon of Altoona at Choices, also known as Club NXT, on Halloween night 2013 has entered a guilty plea to a gun charge that... more »»

Police: Philadelphia woman ambushed

January 17, 2015 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Surveillance images show that a child advocate was killed at a Philadelphia bus stop by someone who waited an hour for her to arriv. more »»

Cresson councilman enjoyed helping others

January 17, 2015 As head of Cresson Borough Council, Joseph Pupo was a big supporter of street projects and helped to have an alley behind Jim Effinger’s house paved in blacktop. more »»

Group home residents facing homicide charge

January 17, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Two teenage residents of a Pittsburgh group home for troubled boys have been charged with criminal homicide in the assault of a third resident, a 16-year-old boy. more »»

Logan police chief placed on leave

January 16, 2015 Logan Township Police Chief Ron Heller has been placed on administrative leave for an undisclosed reason that remains under investigation. more »»

AASD parents to fight Otto plan

January 16, 2015 Altoona Area School District parents are preparing to lambaste Superintendent Tom Otto’s proposal for sweeping changes to the district’s schools next year. more »»

Death penalty sought in Hyndman homicide

January 16, 2015 BEDFORD — Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins is set to pursue the death penalty against Jonta St. Clair Bishop, the suspect in a Sept. 25 Hyndman homicide. more »»

New mayor salary approved at $75,000

January 16, 2015 City Council on Wednesday agreed informally to comply with the recommendations of the city’s Home Rule Transition Committee to set the annual salary for the new post of full-time mayor at $75,000 pe... more »»

Council chooses water negotiators

January 16, 2015 City Council on Wednesday created a two-person team to negotiate with the Altoona Water Authority on a deal by which the parties hope to monetize the water systems to help the city make ends meet. more »»

Bishop Guilfoyle students sing for veterans, honor King's legacy

January 16, 2015 There was toe-tapping during songs including “This Little Light of Mine” and attentive listening to the words of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. more »»

Prison board looking into food

January 16, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — With food costs at the Blair County Prison running more than $600,000 annually, the prison board on Thursday said it will consider hiring a company to provide the food, oversee the... more »»

Hollidaysburg OKs borough manager

January 16, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Borough Council voted unanimously to approve an employment contract with newly hired Borough Manager James Gehret at its Thursday night meeting. more »»

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