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Victim testifies about Baker abuse

April 15, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 30-year-old graduate of Bishop McCort Catholic High School in Johnstown testified Thursday that he was repeatedly molested by Brother Stephen Baker, a Franciscan friar based in... more »»

Detention center, shelter to close

April 15, 2016 EBENSBURG — The Cambria County commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to close a juvenile detention center and emergency shelter in the coming month. more »»

DOJ says inmates no longer in solitary

April 15, 2016 HARRISBURG — The U.S. more »»

Residents voice support for treatment center

April 15, 2016 PORTAGE — Despite several Borough Council members’ insistence that opinion on a proposed drug and alcohol treatment center leaned negative in town, the vast majority of residents attending a public... more »»

City man allegedly hits officer at hospital

April 15, 2016 An Altoona man faces multiple charges, including a felony count of aggravated assault, after an incident Tuesday inside UPMC Altoona, where he allegedly struck a police office. more »»

Police: Man had gun, bath salts at area hotel

April 15, 2016 A Cambria County man faces multiple charges after police said he was caught with what appeared to be bath salts and a firearm at a Duncansville-area motel. more »»

Aging secretary hosts forum

April 15, 2016 EAST FREEDOM — Senior citizens in the Blair County area face similar issues as seniors across the state. “I can assure you your words were heard. more »»

Cambria to refinance debt

April 15, 2016 EBENSBURG — The Cambria County commissioners have hired two firms to help the county refinance its longterm debt. more »»

Residence removed as polling place

April 15, 2016 EBENSBURG — For the second time, an East Carroll home has been removed as Cambria County’s last private-residence polling place. more »»

DEP spraying for gnats

April 15, 2016 HARRISBURG — More than 1,600 streams, including a few in Huntingdon and Clearfield counties, are being sprayed to control black flies, also referred to as gnats, the Department of Environmental... more »»

Clearfield man dies in crash

April 15, 2016 A Clearfield County man was killed Thursday morning when his car rolled over and stuck a tree along Route 453 in Snyder Township. Raymond L. more »»

Alliance to teach abuse prevention

April 15, 2016 Local agencies want to teach citizens how to intervene if they think a child is being sexually abused. more »»

UPMC to give end-of-life training

April 15, 2016 UPMC Altoona will host two events today on advance directives. The UPMC Altoona Case Management Department will have an information table from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the hospital lobby. more »»

Blair County

April 15, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG County to recalculate pension study Blair County will ask its pension plan actuary to study the effects of using an alternative method to calculate funding levels and recommended... more »»

B-A residents facing tax hike

April 15, 2016 BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis School District residents will face a tax increase for the 2016-17 school year, but it won’t be the large increase included in the proposed preliminary budget approved in... more »»

Drug ring leader gets 33-66 years

April 14, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Wade A. more »»

House to shelter men in need

April 14, 2016 A nonprofit organization created by an Altoona church several years ago to help reverse decay in a neighborhood near UPMC Altoona is planning to create a temporary residence there for men to... more »»

Police: Man stabbed ex-wife

April 14, 2016 A Gallitzin man faces attempted homicide charges after police said he stabbed his ex-wife in the back late Tuesday night. Paul Edward Miller, 68, of 591 Pershing St. more »»

Teens hone disaster skills

April 14, 2016 More than 40 teenagers are working toward completing Teen Community Emergency Response Team training, making them ready to mitigate harm to residents in a disaster. more »»

Plaza benches removed

April 14, 2016 Most of the people attending concerts this summer at Heritage Plaza will need to bring portable chairs, if they don’t want to sit on the ground. more »»

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