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Duncansville man killed in two-vehicle crash

July 14, 2014 ALEXANDRIA — A Duncansville man was killed Saturday afternoon when his motorcycle and a van collided on Route 22 in Porter Township. Brent D. more »»

SOAR can make college possible

July 14, 2014 When determined people get together, even if it’s just over a cup of coffee, things have a way of happening, like when two longtime educators met and shared their concerns about bright students who... more »»

AAHS’s foundation raising funds to support SOAR

July 14, 2014 For the students in Project SOAR to make it, a lot of things have to come together. more »»

Hollidaysburg chief put on leave

July 13, 2014 Longtime Hollidaysburg Police Chief Jeffrey Ketner has not been fired but instead put on paid leave, borough labor attorney Dave Andrews said on Saturday. more »»

Speed a factor in boating fatality

July 13, 2014 HUNTINGDON — A life jacket might have factored into the drowning of a 36-year-old Carlisle woman following a boating accident the night of July 3 at Raystown Lake. more »»

Citation used to take it easy on drivers modified, costing state's residents and counties more cash

July 13, 2014 There isn’t usually a bright side to getting a traffic ticket, and thanks to a change in the fine for one particular citation, what was once a popular means of enforcing the law while cutting... more »»

Tea Party Freedom Fest to feature pig roast, gun giveaway

July 13, 2014 The Blair County Tea Party's sixth annual Freedom Fest will be held on Sunday, July 20, at Legion Park in Hollidaysburg. Activities begin at noon with the first speaker at 1 p.m. more »»

One person killed in 2-vehicle crash

July 13, 2014 ALEXANDRIA — One person was killed in a two-vehicle accident late Saturday afternoon on Route 22 near here. The name of the victim has not been released, said Huntingdon County Coroner Paul Sharum. more »»

Crash kills Saxton man

July 13, 2014 SIX MILE RUN — A Saxton man died after his pickup truck crashed Friday evening on Mosquito Hollow Road in Broad Top Township. Rick W. Vanmeter, 57, was traveling north at about 8:47 p.m. more »»

Police probe prison incident

July 13, 2014 STATE COLLEGE — State police are investigating what they are calling an attempted homicide July 7 at SCI Rockview in Benner Township. more »»

Cost to separate sewers extreme

July 13, 2014 City Councilman Mike Haire’s question flowed out of a discussion on the city’s ongoing cooperation with other local agencies to clean up water discharged from storm sewers into area streams: What... more »»

Information night set for nurses

July 13, 2014 CRESSON — Mount Aloysius will have an information night Tuesday for registered nurses interested in earning a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. The session will begin at 6 p.m. more »»

Forest Avenue bridge work set

July 13, 2014 STATE COLLEGE ­ — Work to replace the Forest Avenue Bridge on Route 1005 in Centre County will start Monday. The bridge will be closed, and a detour will be in place, PennDOT said. more »»

Former principal remembered

July 13, 2014 A retired Altoona Area School District principal is being fondly remembered by those who knew him. more »»

Experience hosting Fresh Air Fund child enriches summer

July 13, 2014 After six hours on a bus, the 7-year-old disembarked and greeted me with a shy hug. more »»

City audit shows control issues

July 13, 2014 As typically happens, an annual independent audit report on city finances, outlined this week at a City Council meeting, expressed concerns with lack of fiscal oversight — resulting mainly from lack... more »»

Professor: Schools approaching bankruptcy

July 12, 2014 “The number of (school) districts approaching bankruptcy is going to increase drastically in the next few years,” a Penn State education professor warns. more »»

Parents face charges over hazardous home

July 12, 2014 An Altoona couple with two small children face criminal charges after their Willow Avenue home was found to be a health hazard, according to police. Jennifer L. Drenning, 31, and Charles E. more »»

Arsonist apologizes, accepts conviction

July 12, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Timothy Allen Hughes of Altoona has sent a letter to a Blair County judge stating he no longer wants to challenge his conviction for a 2011 arson that resulted in the destruction of... more »»

Dickey asks for aid to hire three experts in Ross case

July 12, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Paul Aaron Ross’ lead attorney asked Friday that three expert witnesses be appointed to help the defense in the homicide case. Attorney Thomas . more »»

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