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April 12, 2016 Democratic women to host tea Blair County Federation of Democratic Women will have a wine and cheese membership tea at 2 p.m. Sunday at the AFSCME Building, 161 Patchway Drive, Duncansville. more »»

Senate candidate speaks at Penn State Altoona

April 12, 2016 Addressing a crowd of about 35 at Penn State Altoona on Monday, John Fetterman quickly got the obvious out the way. “Let’s talk about the elephant in the room,” the Braddock mayor and Democratic U.. more »»

Four arrested during DUI checkpoint

April 12, 2016 Two people were arrested for DUI and one for underage drinking in a Blair County DUI Task Force checkpoint and roving patrol on Friday night, Duncansville Police Chief James Ott said. more »»

Former AASD superintendent explains reasons for leaving

April 11, 2016 John Kopicki is the second consecutive Altoona Area superintendent to leave with years remaining on his contract, leaving some to wonder if there is a reason the district can’t seem to keep a leader... more »»

Dispatchers handle the ‘worst’ days

April 11, 2016 Sometimes considered the “first” first responders, 911 dispatchers help connect callers with fire companies, police or an ambulance and will stay with someone on the phone until help arrives. more »»

Mazza’s life synced with technology

April 11, 2016 S. Paul Mazza III and the personal computer were made for each other. One day while he was a student at State College Area Junior High School, his father S. Paul Jr. more »»

Antis seeking state grants to help with park projects

April 11, 2016 BELLWOOD — Seeking more than $250,000, Antis Township supervisors made a pair of votes Thursday to apply for state grants to fund the first projects stemming from a comprehensive parks plan. more »»

Saint Francis students shown results of domestic violence

April 11, 2016 LORETTO — Photos from the Centre County morgue: a woman’s eye compacted deep into the socket from the force of a man’s thumb; another assailant’s shoe imprint marked a victim’s skin; marks wrapped... more »»

Trough Creek campground to close on weekdays

April 11, 2016 JAMES CREEK — The Trough Creen State Park Campground will be closed weekdays starting in mid-August for a road repair projec. more »»

Weekly crime roundup

April 11, 2016 Altoona police March 25 ? Criminal mischief: 1700 block Seventh Ave., 200 block 10th Ave., Broadway ? Burglary: 600 block Sixth Ave. ? Theft: 700 block Eighth Ave., 900 block Sixth Ave. more »»

Local Democrats get a simpler delegate process

April 10, 2016 Last week’s Notebook broke down the complex machinery that will turn Pennsylvania Republicans’ primary votes into presidential delegates at the party convention this July. more »»

Blair County

April 10, 2016 Cottage plans tentatively approved Plans by Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries to build 18 two-unit cottages along Sylvan Drive have moved another step forward. more »»

Shuster: America making bad deals

April 10, 2016 Addressing employees Tuesday at Blair Companies, the Altoona-based conglomerate with operations across Asia, Rep. more »»

Blair Park plans spring opening

April 10, 2016 The spring opening at Blair Park will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16. The event is organized by the Huntingdon Park and Road Association. more »»

GOP process stirs excitement

April 10, 2016 LORETTO — Former Go. more »»

Heroin deaths may not be crimes

April 10, 2016 Although one Pennsylvania coroner says he will start labeling some fatal heroin overdoses as homicides, don’t look for any major changes to the way heroin deaths are handled in this area. more »»

Officials seek alternatives to detention

April 10, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Juvenile detention and treatment centers throughout Pennsylvania are closing because of financial reasons, forcing Blair County judges and court personnel to consider alternatives,... more »»

Area briefs

April 10, 2016 Bridge plans to be reviewed PennDOT will conduct an open house and plans display on the proposed Crissman Road Dunnings Creek Bridge project in West St. Clair Township, Bedford County. more »»

Car chase driver gets 2 years in prison

April 9, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Maryland man with roots in Mount Union was sentenced late Thursday to at least two years in a state correctional institution for leading police on a chase last June that endangered... more »»

Altoona employee gets split verdict

April 9, 2016 A Blair County jury on Friday found city engineering technician Scott Campanaro not guilty of aggravated assault for beating a loud and drunken man with a walking stick on the street outside... more »»

 
 
 

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