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July 13, 2016 Voter outreach event set for GOP The Blair County Republican Committee will host a Make America Great Again voter outreach meeting at 3 p.m. more »»

City man faces more charges for cocaine

July 13, 2016 A city man faces more charges he sold cocaine. Ernest “Black E” Coit, 32, 1716 13th Av. more »»

Tyrone to quell rowdy groups

July 13, 2016 TYRONE — Raucous behavior may soon be at an end, as Borough Council approved a new rule that could result in fines for tenants and owners of disorderly properties. more »»

AWA to replace leaky Grazierville water line

July 13, 2016 The Altoona Water Authority wasn’t planning to replace a leaky waterline in Grazierville this year, but the leaks have grown so frequent that officials can’t wait any longer. more »»

Council approves plans for wastewater plant

July 13, 2016 TYRONE — The borough’s wastewater treatment plant was front and center Monday, when Borough Council opted to spend more than $15,000 on improvements and audits. more »»

Police reports

July 13, 2016 Bedford state police - An unknown actor stole 160 Xanax pills from an Everett woman’s purse sometime June 1. more »»


July 13, 2016 Police seek driver in hit and run Police in Logan Township are looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck a man in a bar parking lot over the weekend. Jarrid A. more »»

Pokemon craze hitting region

July 12, 2016 An augmented reality mobile game, “Pokemon Go,” is taking the area by storm. more »»

Salary board rejects raises

July 12, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Salary Board has rejected the district attorney’s request to increase the salaries of his department’s victim/witness assistants, a request based on a $300,000... more »»

Hazardous church to come down

July 12, 2016 The city is advertising for bids to demolish a derelict former church that a city official last year called the most dangerous building in the cit. more »»

City mulls sidewalk ordinance

July 12, 2016 Most City Council members aren’t enthusiastic, but council soon may consider an update of the sidewalk ordinance that could nudge the city towards walkabilit. more »»

IT employee accused of stealing thousands

July 12, 2016 An Altoona man faces felony theft charges after police say he stole thousands in cash from a city business. Matthew W. Morgan, 22, of 600 N. Second St., Ap. more »»

Request to expand community center’s hours meets resistance

July 12, 2016 CRESSON — A Cresson resident argued for expanding availability at the borough’s community center Monday, as council pushed back that other sites already are available. more »»

Police: Lilly man assaulted young girl

July 12, 2016 LILLY — A Jefferson County man is in jail after police said he sexually assaulted a young girl. State police at Ebensburg said Cyril Leroy McKenrick, 54, 131 Main St., Apt. more »»

Duncansville seeking input on festival

July 12, 2016 DUNCANSVILLE — Duncansville Borough officials are seeking public input on their next steps after the annual Duncansville Community Days festival was suddenly canceled this month. more »»

Police accuse wife of stabbing spouse

July 12, 2016 NORTHERN CAMBRIA — A Northern Cambria woman was arrested Friday after she allegedly stabbed her husband with a steak knife during an argument. more »»

Cresson tables ruling on buying new locks

July 12, 2016 CRESSON — Cresson Borough Council tabled for the second month a decision on new locks for two doors used by the borough police department. more »»

Authorities say husband used strap to choke wife

July 12, 2016 A city man faces charges after police say he used a strap to choke his wife. Sinclair F. Davis, 28, of 308 Crawford Ave. more »»

Restoring monuments a tall order

July 11, 2016 As a nine-year-old Cub Scout, Joe Keirn handed out programs during the 1945 dedication of a monument to honor his neighborhood’s World War II veterans. more »»

Activist seeks single-hauler deal

July 11, 2016 A local environmental activist has challenged the Intermunicipal Relations Committee to muster the “political courage” to scrap the collection of trash and recyclables by private subscription in... more »»

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