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Cambria County commissioners finalize $49M debt refinancing

August 15, 2014 EBENSBURG — Cambria County commissioners finalized a $49 million debt refinancing Thursday and made payments to the two companies that helped the county secure a better bond rating earlier this month. more »»

Police: Man stole cash, cards from priest

August 15, 2014 An Altoona man faces charges after police say he stole from a priest. Justin M. Gambardella, 38, of 1217 Third Ave. more »»

Local cyber charter without full-time CEO

August 15, 2014 A local cyber charter school, the Central Pennsylvania Digital Learning Foundation, is in transition while hiring a new chief executive officer. more »»

ABCD drafts water systems proposal

August 14, 2014 Altoona Blair County Development Corp. more »»

Trustees vote to support settlement

August 14, 2014 HARRISBURG — A divided Penn State board voted Wednesday to endorse a potential legal settlement that would keep its $60 million fine over the Jerry Sandusky scandal within Pennsylvania, signaling... more »»

Prostitution ring suspects face trial

August 14, 2014 Three people who police say tried to rob a City Hall Commons man in an alleged prostitution scheme will face trial. Amber N. Schwartztrauber, 20, of 1121 20th Ave. more »»

Spectra gas project placed on backburner

August 14, 2014 Three months after information on a proposed Bedford County-to-North Carolina natural gas pipeline became public, the plan has been put on hold, a company spokesman revealed this week. more »»

Tyrone rebidding stormwater project

August 14, 2014 TYRONE — The Tyrone Borough Council voted this week to revise an engineering agreement for a stormwater maintenance project along Park Avenue. more »»

Corbett, Wolf set gubernatorial debates

August 14, 2014 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial candidates may not see eye to eye on many things, but they agreed Wednesday to participate in three debates heading into the Nov. 4 election. more »»

Expo emphasizes tractor safety

August 14, 2014 ROCK SPRINGS —Rumbling along, a tractor made its way up a slight bank and slowly made a left turn. The grade it traveled upon gradually became more steep. The driver was still seemingly oblivious. more »»

Man served vital role in honor guard

August 14, 2014 As one of the founding officers of the Blair County Veterans Honor Guard, Gary L. Knisely Sr. stood a uniformed watch over 428 veterans’ funerals. more »»

Teen sentenced as an adult in case of kidnapped woman

August 14, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 17-year-old Altoona boy has been ordered to stay in the Blair County Prison until school begins in two weeks for his part in what police contend was a kidnapping that occurred in... more »»

Fallen power line causes short outage in Hollidaysburg

August 14, 2014 A power outage in Hollidaysburg left nearly 300 people without power for most of Wednesday afternoon after a power line came down. The line detached about 1:15 p.m. more »»

Man acquitted of terroristic threats after bar incident

August 14, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County jury on Wednesday acquitted Brian Bantum of Altoona of terroristic threats and disorderly conduct charges stemming from a Jan. 22 disturbance at an Altoona bar. more »»

Democratic Party leaders receive warm welcome

August 14, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — Democratic Party officials considering Philadelphia as a potential host for its 2016 national convention were treated to a tour of a sports arena, a famed cheesesteak shop and a... more »»

Carjacking suspect seeks forgiveness

August 14, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — Minutes after learning a mother had also died from a Philadelphia carjacking crash that killed three of her children, a teen suspect blurted out a lament during a brief court hearing... more »»

Police: Ex-officer fondled store clerk

August 14, 2014 TITUSVILLE (AP) — A police officer who has since resigned has been charged with fondling a clerk at a northwestern Pennsylvania tobacco store when he was on duty last month. more »»

Osterburg man greets officers with gun

August 13, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Two Blair County parole and probation officers said they ran into trouble Monday when they went to talk to Don Ralph Ickes of Osterburg. more »»

Rain ushers in Ag Progress

August 13, 2014 ROCK SPRINGS — Rain is often a welcomed sight for farmers with thirsty fields. Perhaps it is only fitting this year’s Ag Progress Days was ushered in with overcast skies and showers. more »»

Alleged road rage leads to arrest

August 13, 2014 A Florida man faces charges after police say he pulled a gun on a man at an Allegheny Township gas station. more »»

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