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Penelec, union talking

March 29, 2014 Representatives of Penelec and Utility Workers Union of America Local 180 returned to the bargaining table Friday but failed to reach an agreement. more »»

Blair judge frees woman awaiting trial

March 29, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Bedford County woman awaiting trial in the Blair County Prison for the past 26 months was freed Friday afternoon after a decision by Blair County Judge Elizabeth Doyle to lower her... more »»

Assistant DA honored for child abuse work

March 29, 2014 Blair County’s first assistant district attorney, Jackie Bernard, will receive an award tonight from the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape for her nearly 20 years of effort to combat child abuse. more »»

Ebensburg to get new software

March 29, 2014 EBENSBURG — Borough Manager Dan Penatzer told council Monday that it needed to move into the 21st century. more »»

Paterno drops out of lieutenant gov. race

March 29, 2014 Jay Paterno, a son of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, has dropped out of the race for lieutenant governor, according to a statement released Friday. more »»

HoneyBaked Ham Co. franchise to open

March 29, 2014 After selling plumbing and heating supplies for many years, Mike Folcarelli is trying something different. He is opening a HoneyBaked Ham Co. and Cafe franchise in the Pleasant Valley Shopping Center. more »»

AAHS to compete in mock trial semi-finals

March 29, 2014 Altoona Area High School will compete in the semi-finals in the Pennsylvania Mock Trial tournament today. The local team will play at 8:30 a.m. more »»

Magisterial district judges

March 29, 2014 Filed before Altoona Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey P. Auker: - Jennifer L. Fortney, 31, 226 E. Maple Av. more »»

Philly mayor still optimistic about pope visit

March 29, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Michael Nutter said Friday he’s optimistic about the possibility of Pope Francis visiting Philadelphia for a major church gathering, though he stressed the pontiff’s plans will... more »»

Candidates target charter schools

March 29, 2014 The four Democratic gubernatorial candidates on Friday promised to take a hard line against charter and cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania, from pulling the plug on ones that struggle to educate... more »»

Judge eases ruling on anti-fracking activist

March 29, 2014 A northeastern Pennsyl-vania judge has loosened restrictions on an anti-fracking activist who had been barred from stepping foot on more than 300 square miles of land owned or leased by a natural ga... more »»

Indictment delayed for bomb suspect

March 28, 2014 Judge has twice postponed filing of formal charges By Phil Ray pray@altoonamirror. more »»

Child abuser requests expert

March 28, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Claysburg man serving state prison time for sexual offenses against children is asking for a defense expert to help him fight a recommendation that he be declared a violent sexual... more »»

Hollidaysburg assistant boys swim coach leaving job

March 28, 2014 A Hollidaysburg Area High School assistant boys swim coach who holds a side job as a strip club bartender has resigned his coaching positio. more »»

Work may restart on new Sheetz store

March 28, 2014 Sheetz Inc. officials hope to resume construction of a new convenience store at Frankstown Road and Amelia Avenue in early May. more »»

Blair County students set for state mock trial

March 28, 2014 March is a tournament month. Along with the NCAA basketball tournament, the state Pennsylvania Mock Trial tournament is also heating up and will feature academic stars from Blair County. more »»

Chief: Crime decline a mixed blessing

March 27, 2014 Last year about this time, when city Police Chief Janice Freehling gave her annual report based on the prior year’s statistics, she stressed that an overall drop in crime was not purely good news —... more »»

Residency requirement could be canned for police, nonuniformed workers

March 27, 2014 City Council on Wednesday introduced a pair of ordinances to cement the elimination of residency requirements for police and nonuniformed workers, as negotiated in recent contracts for those employe... more »»

Police say father beat infant

March 27, 2014 A father is behind bars after police say he beat an Altoona infant, leaving the nearly 9-month-old baby with a broken femur and covered in bruises. Altoona police Detective Cpl. more »»

Intersection plans draw praise

March 27, 2014 GEESEYTOWN — Plans to create a signalized intersection at Frankstown Road and Route 22 drew praise Wednesday night from residents who believe the plans will be an improvement in safet. more »»

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