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Busy Burgoon Road bus stop concerns AASD parent

October 10, 2014 An Altoona resident might prod his children’s school district to ask PennDOT to conduct a hazardous road study because of his concerns about the safety of students going to a bus stop. more »»

Altoona City Council hears about LERTA

October 10, 2014 City Council on Wednesday assented informally to a proposal to create a Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assis­tance zone downtown and in a couple of nearby areas. more »»

Schellsburg man gets jail time for pipe bombs

October 10, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — A federal judge sentenced a Schellsburg man this week to three years in prison for possession of homemade pipe bombs, though the sentence will be carried out simultaneously with a longer... more »»

Bedford murder suspect claims self-defense

October 9, 2014 EVERETT — A hearing Wednesday for the Maryland man accused of a Bedford County murder revealed the first hints of a motive — with both men allegedly involved in a drug exchange — and touched on a... more »»

City council delays new noise ordinance

October 9, 2014 City Council on Wednesday wasn’t deaf to requests by an Eldorado resident who asked council to tighten a proposed low-tech noise ordinance, tabling its introduction until members can sort out details. more »»

Corbett, Wolf argue taxes in final gubernatorial debate

October 9, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Republican Gov. more »»

PSU Altoona speaker discusses accountability with men, sexism

October 9, 2014 To prevent domestic violence, men have to be held accountabl. more »»

Man receives probation for money laundering

October 9, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — A Northern Cambria man was sentenced Monday in federal court for his conviction of conspiracy to commit money laundering. Robert J. Paterno, 51, 1106 Elder Ave. more »»

Priest accused of child sex abuse indicted

October 9, 2014 An Altoona-Johnstown diocese priest accused of sexual contact with children in Honduras was officially indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury. According to court documents, the Rev. more »»

Seven polling places relocated

October 9, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Board of Elections voted Tuesday to move seven polling places across the county to become compliant with ADA regulation. more »»

Begin With Us preschool to enroll more children

October 9, 2014 Jolie Cover, executive director of Begin With Us Childcare and Preschool, said she feels strongly that pre-K education should be available to all children. more »»

Jazz concert tickets gone

October 9, 2014 Tickets for the United States Navy Band’s Commodores jazz ensemble concert slated for 7 p.m. Oct. 28 are gone. The free concert is being held at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School auditoriu. more »»

Tyrone Area makes comprehensive plan available to public

October 9, 2014 TYRONE — The Tyrone Area School District is offering its comprehensive plan to the public before it comes before the school board next month. more »»


October 9, 2014 GALLITZIN Borough to buy new backhoe Gallitzin Borough voted Wednesday to purchase a new backhoe for about $30,000. With a trade-in on its old backhoe at about $12,000, the final cost will be $18,000. more »»

Tyrone Area schools promoting new ‘smart snacks’ in cafeterias

October 9, 2014 TYRONE — The Tyrone School Board heard reports on updates to its cafeteria service at its work session on Monday night. more »»

Police reports

October 9, 2014 Huntingdon state police - Jessica Ross, 26, Mapleton Depot, will be charged with retail theft after allegedly taking four DVDs from Wal-Mart, Smithfield Township, on Monday without paying for them. more »»


October 9, 2014 Philipsburg state police - A car driven by Mark G. Wendel, 49, Altoona, struck a car driven by Ryan C. Fraundorfer, 22, Altoona, pushing the Fraundorfer car into a car driven by Angela S. more »»

Forum sheds light on city issues

October 8, 2014 A public radio news team with representatives from four stations that collectively cover the state quizzed local people downtown Tuesday at one of several forums designed to find ways to help... more »»

Franklin testifies in ex-players' rape case

October 8, 2014 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Former Vanderbilt University football coach James Franklin has testified in a hearing that he did not see a video of an alleged rape involving four of his players. more »»

Store delights outdoor enthusiasts

October 8, 2014 Field & Stream, the area’s newest retailer, is now open for business next to Target in Sierra North Plaza. more »»

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