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Altoona Area School District gets in line for state money

May 10, 2016 After heated discussion, the Altoona Area School Board approved documents Monday that will shoehorn the district’s potential high school and elementary school construction projects into the state’s... more »»

Blair County looks into real estate funding

May 10, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An alternative method of evaluating Blair County’s underfunded pension plan indicates the county’s 2015 annual contribution should have been $6.99 million rather than $. more »»

Suspect attempts to kidnap boy, 2

May 10, 2016 Altoona police officers are looking for information that could help them find a man they said attempted to kidnap a child Sunday on the 1100 block of Third Avenue. Altoona police Lt. more »»

Job fair opens doors to people with criminal records

May 10, 2016 About 100 people turned out Monday for a first-time job fair organized to help those with criminal records. more »»

Tyrone changing water chemicals

May 10, 2016 TYRONE — The borough’s water may soon be treated with a new corrosion inhibitor, as a safer chemical was approved at Borough Council’s Monday meeting. more »»

DEP official to address water quality in Patton

May 10, 2016 PATTON — A state Department of Environmental Protection official is scheduled to attend a Patton municipal meeting later this week to answer residents’ questions on water qualit. more »»

Tyrone briefs

May 10, 2016 Inflatable trench shield approved Borough Council voted Monday to allow the purchase of a Smartshore Inflatable Trench Shield, which is to make sewer work safe. more »»

Police reports

May 10, 2016 Logan Township police — Charles A. Oakley III, 43, 1130 13th Ave., Apt. more »»

Central Cambria briefs

May 10, 2016 EBENSBURG Central Cambria taxes unchanged The Central Cambria School Board on Monday approved a tentative budget without a tax increase. The $22. more »»

Central Cambria briefs

May 10, 2016 EBENSBURG Central Cambria taxes unchanged The Central Cambria School Board on Monday approved a tentative budget without a tax increase. The $22. more »»

Teens face charges for burglaries

May 9, 2016 Two Tyrone teenagers face charges after police say they burglarized garages and vehicles. more »»

Settlements covered 1971 Sandusky claim

May 9, 2016 Penn State’s legal settlements with Jerry Sandusky’s accusers cover alleged abuse dating to 1971, which was 40 years before his arrest, the university said on Sunday, providing the first confirmatio... more »»

Tyra provides advantage for Altoona Fire Department

May 9, 2016 The area’s fire investigators usually work in the background, quietly going about a sometimes impossible task. In fact, one works so quietly, she never says a word. more »»

Vet gives voice to ‘silent’ service’

May 9, 2016 The Korean War was approaching its violent final year when Harry H. Clark Jr., a young lieutenant from Bedford County, was assigned to his unit. more »»

Blair County reassessment meetings set

May 9, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County leaders are asking property owners to attend one of seven public meetings starting May 16 that will focus on reassessment. more »»

Logan Twp. lifts burning ban

May 9, 2016 Logan Township’s burn ban has been lifted. more »»

Altoona Area School District to consider construction options

May 8, 2016 Altoona Area is on the clock to submit a preliminary high school construction plan to the state Department of Education or risk losing an opportunity to be reimbursed millions of dollars for... more »»

Female inmates record books for their children

May 8, 2016 Many children buy flowers or take their moms out to dinner for Mother’s Day, but the idea is to spend time with the women who raised them. Certain parents don’t get to enjoy those holidays. more »»

Ex-hotel worker banned from Blair County

May 8, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A former Duncansville man accused of assaulting guests at a motel where he lived and worked will return to India. more »»

Debate buzzes over use of drones by the media

May 8, 2016 Police officers and deputy coroners were reviewing a fatal crash scene Tuesday when an insect-like buzzing grew overhead. more »»

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