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Parade delights children

December 5, 2014 Imagination was not in short supply during the Spirit of Christmas Parade in Altoona. Six-year-old Rebekah Adams’ eyes gleamed just under the fold of her hat. more »»

Cambria commissioners delay action on prison commissary

December 5, 2014 EBENSBURG — Cambria County commissioners delayed approval of a contract to provide items to the prison commissary after other officials noted that the county prison board had not discussed the issu. more »»

Ebensburg celebration features new events

December 5, 2014 EBENSBURG — The ninth annual Ebensburg Dickens of a Christmas is kicking off today with several new events planned to help ring in the holiday season. more »»

Police: Woman pretended to be sister

December 5, 2014 A Tipton woman woman faces charges after she allegedly pretended to be her sister after she was pulled over for speeding by a state trooper. more »»

Police: City men stole packages

December 5, 2014 STATE COLLEGE — Two Altoona men are suspected in the theft of packages from the front porches of homes in Centre County, according to police. more »»

Antis Township passes 2015 budget

December 5, 2014 BELLWOOD — The Antis Township Board of Supervisors passed the township’s 2015 budget at its meeting Thursday night, without an increase in taxes. more »»

Spring Cove School Board takes new president

December 5, 2014 ROARING SPRING — The Spring Cove School Board unanimously chose Brian Gahagan as their new president Thursday, replacing outgoing president James Butler, who stepped down from the post. more »»

Sun Air takes flight

December 4, 2014 MARTINSBURG — The route to Pittsburgh’s airport became a 30-40 minute ride on Wednesda. more »»

September train wreck cost tops $1 million

December 4, 2014 As Altoona approaches three months since a Norfolk Southern train jumped from its tracks and crashed onto a residential street, a road lane remains closed, and the company’s costs continue to mount... more »»

Officers provide testimony about night of city shooting

December 4, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Altoona police Cpl. more »»

Bedford jail warden announces resignation

December 4, 2014 Bedford County jail Warden David Kessling resigned suddenly this week in an email to county officials, ending less than two years in charge of the county’s correctional facility. more »»

PSU Altoona chancellor plays pingpong for THON

December 4, 2014 Penn State Altoona Chancellor Lori Bechtel-Wherry took on numerous students in an hourslong string of nonstop pingpong matches, winning most of them handily. more »»

Police: Man left stepdaughter in store after stealing groceries

December 4, 2014 An Altoona man left his 8-year-old stepdaughter behind when he fled a store in 2012 with stolen groceries, according to police. Dexter M. Butler, 33, of 227 Willow Ave. more »»

Bellwood-Antis re-elects leaders

December 4, 2014 BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis school board members re-elected their leaders for 2015. more »»

Rep. McGinnis, Ward speak at HASD meeting

December 4, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Two state representatives new to Hollidaysburg Area School district became acquainted with the school board during a meeting that outlined a difficult year ahead for the school... more »»

Area briefs package

December 4, 2014 HUNTINGDON Christmas parade set for borough Huntingdon Regional Fire and Rescue 65 and the Huntingdon Moose Family Center 223/220 again will sponsor the borough’s annual Christmas parade beginning a... more »»

Dugan wins another term as president

December 4, 2014 CLAYSBURG — Jeff Dugan won another term as president of the Claysburg-Kimmel School Board on Wednesday. Dugan won a 5-3 vote, with one member absent, against fellow member Jeremy Knott. more »»

Witness recounts nightclub shooting

December 3, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A patron at Choices Nightclub in Altoona, Trisha Whitsel, was celebrating Halloween night last year when suddenly she heard what she thought was “a door slamming. more »»

Company planning new hotel in area

December 3, 2014 A Frederick, Md.,-based development company hopes to build a five-story, 187-room hotel on the site of the former Quality Inn on Pleasant Valley Boulevard in Altoona. more »»

Police: Man with HIV bit officer

December 3, 2014 A Tyrone man who police said is HIV positive is accused of biting a police officer during a run-in with cops responding to a domestic dispute. Robert O’Rourke, 33, of 1250 Lincoln Ave. more »»

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