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Firebomb suspect seeks lower bail

June 7, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Roaring Spring man accused of trying to firebomb the borough office and police station is asking Blair County Court for reduced bail. more »»

Munson woman dies after crashing ATV

June 7, 2016 PHILIPSBURG — One person is dead after an ATV crash in Centre County. Coleen M. Dixon, 45, of Munson was killed about 4 a.m. more »»

Crime briefs

June 7, 2016 hollidaysburg Trucker missing after California trip An Altoona truck driver is missing after a delivery in California. more »»

Geisinger event raises $2.6M

June 6, 2016 TIPTON — Daytime rainshowers may have staved off some visitors to DelGrosso’s Amusement Park Sunday, but, by late afternoon, blue could be seen through gaps between gray clouds. more »»

Geisinger event raises $2.6M

June 6, 2016 TIPTON — Daytime rainshowers may have staved off some visitors to DelGrosso’s Amusement Park Sunday, but, by late afternoon, blue could be seen through gaps between gray clouds. more »»

Distracted driving citations rising

June 6, 2016 Pennsylvania court records show a significant increase in the number of distracted-driving citations issued in recent years, with that number jumping 43 percent between 2014 and 2015. more »»

Retiring Church of the Good Shepherd minister answers the call

June 6, 2016 TYRONE — A dream led the Rev. Aden Wertz into the ministry. more »»

Plea in 1988 prevents pool manager from being rehired

June 6, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The former manager of an Altoona municipal pool recently lost a quest in Blair County Court to have a 1988 corruptions of minors offense removed from his record. more »»

City council decides to cut land value tax

June 6, 2016 City Council on Monday informally agreed to eliminate its sometimes-controversial “land value” property tax, starting next year, because the tax never proved to be effective and because it caused... more »»

Live fire training in Logan Twp. ‘as real life as it gets’

June 6, 2016 Despite cooling rain from above, orange flames licked up out of a Logan Township house Sunday morning, when new firefighters trained for certification. more »»

Man sold counterfeit DVDs while state candidate

June 6, 2016 PITTSBURGH — A western Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Monday to selling thousands of counterfeit, Chinese-made DVDs on eBay, all while twice running for the General Assembl. more »»

Snyder considers local services tax

June 6, 2016 Snyder Township supervisors agreed Monday to advertise an ordinance, which could have those working in the township paying higher taxes next year. more »»

Woman sentenced in stabbing death of teen

June 6, 2016 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to eight to 16 years in prison in the stabbing death of a teenager during an early morning brawl in a drugstore parking lot in north Philadelphia last... more »»

Probation terms includes ban from owning, caring for animals

June 6, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Duncansville-area man has been forbidden from owning, possessing or caring for any animal while serving two years’ probation for killing his mother’s do. more »»

Blair Twp. hosting open house

June 6, 2016 DUNCANSVILLE — Plans for a landscape makeover project at the Blair Township Municipal Building will be up for public review during an open house from 6 to 7 p.m. on June 14. more »»

Clearfield digs out after flood

June 5, 2016 CLEARFIELD — The aftermath of Thursday night’s historical storm will continue here considerably longer than the four hours it took to flood the borough and Lawrence Township. A total of 5. more »»

City man faces 429 child porn, sex counts

June 5, 2016 An Altoona man arrested in April for allegedly luring young boys into his basement now faces charges he made child pornography. Roy . more »»

Ellis remembered for community passion

June 5, 2016 Melvin Lee ‘Mel’ Ellis is being remembered for his passion for his family and community. Ellis, 82, of Altoona, died Thursday morning at Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. Please see obituary on Page 9. more »»

Area briefs

June 5, 2016 Altoona Weekend patching to start on Plank Gulisek Construction LLC of Mount Pleasant is scheduled to begin concrete patching work next weekend on Plank Road from Goods Lane to Sheraton Drive as... more »»

Village Pantry on the move

June 5, 2016 TYRONE — The Village Pantry is set to move into its new expanded location. “We plan to close Tuesday and Wednesday and open at our new location at 8 a.m. Thursday,” owner Stephen Burkholder said. more »»

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