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Pilots’ widows urging Shuster to advance aircraft safety bill

October 15, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — In a matter of hours on Sep. more »»

Police: Man started fight, made threats in Sankertown bar

October 15, 2014 SANKERTOWN — State police said a Cresson man had to be subdued with a Taser after he resisted arrest outside a Sankertown bar early Saturday morning. more »»

Man accused of selling drugs in child’s presence

October 15, 2014 EBENSBURG — Borough police said a resident used and sold drugs from his home while a child was present. Assistant Police Chief Robert Sapp Jr. more »»

Woman: Man raped her after he removed her from Altoona party

October 15, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A young Altoona woman testified Tuesday she was taken by force from a party at a home on the 1100 block of 18th Avenue on April 19, held hostage and then raped by a 33-year-old man. more »»

Judge: Hundreds needed for duty

October 14, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County jury commissioners Joy Foreman and Vincent P. more »»

Cambria Twp. wants sewer workshop

October 14, 2014 EBENSBURG — Cambria Township supervisors are asking Ebensburg officials to meet for a workshop on sewer line testing. more »»

Residents express concern about new water meters

October 14, 2014 TYRONE — Borough officials have been working for the past several months to replace all of the water meters in the borough, but some residents brought concerns about the new devices to the council o... more »»

Missing man might have handgun

October 14, 2014 The fiancee of John Scott Knab, 51, who failed to report to the Blair County Prison last Friday to begin a 10- to 24-month sentence for indecent assault involving minors, said Monday she is... more »»

City man faces indecent exposure, lewdness charges

October 14, 2014 An Altoona man faces charges after police say he was masturbating in an alley in broad daylight. Phillip M. Weatherly, 52, of 1701 Fifth Ave. more »»

Kopriva refuses to dismiss charges against local man

October 14, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge has ruled a jury will decide if a Hollidaysburg man was part of a conspiracy to deliver heroin last June, even though an alleged co-conspirator testified the... more »»

Police: No new leads on missing person

October 13, 2014 Police have no leads on the search for an Altoona man who was scheduled to report to Blair County Prison on Friday, but instead left his home on foot and took nothing with him. more »»

Leaders: Home rule charter has checks, balances

October 13, 2014 Like our nation’s Constitution, the home rule charter that city voters will consider in the upcoming election is replete with checks and balances. more »»

Fellow officers praise former chief for his dedication

October 13, 2014 When two men robbed the Goodwill Store in Altoona in late July, the early morning call had just about every police officer in the surrounding area responding to give chase to the getaway car. more »»

Walk honors breast cancer survivors

October 13, 2014 Hundreds of participants decked in pink buzzed about Peoples Natural Gas Field on Sunday for this year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. more »»

Logan Township board rethinks project extensions

October 13, 2014 Logan Township supervisors are weary of continually rubber-stamping 180-day extensions for land developers who have submitted plans, but for years have put off breaking ground on the projects. more »»

Eckels: ‘Back to the drawing board’

October 13, 2014 Heather Eckels isn’t sure what Altoona needs. But she’s sure it isn’t the home rule charter that will be on the ballot in the upcoming election. more »»

Police reports

October 13, 2014 Altoona police - Dylan Moore, no age given, 1510 15th St., was arrested at Gospel Hill Park Wednesday on a Blair County Sheriff’s Department warrant. - Melissa Benedict, no age given, 2301 Maple Ave. more »»

Weekly crime roundup

October 13, 2014 Allegheny Township police Oct. 10 - Theft: 2900 block Plank Road Altoona police Sept. 25 - Criminal mischief: 1300 block 17th St., 1800 block 15th Ave., 900 block First Ave. more »»

Justice can be different for foreign-born defendants

October 12, 2014 When a non-U.S. citizen is arrested and charged with a crime, his or her country of origin often appears in the first line of any news story. more »»

Man who faces jail time goes missing

October 12, 2014 Police were looking for a man on Saturday who failed to report to the Blair County Prison to serve a two-year sentence for indecent assault charges involving minors. more »»

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