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Leaders discuss repaying debt

July 5, 2014 Mike Vind, a member of the consulting team hired by the city to shop its water and sewer systems for lease to the highest bidder, has said the Altoona Water Authority, which operates the systems,... more »»

New law increases hit-and-run penalty

July 5, 2014 Leaving the scene of a fatal accident will soon carry a stiffer sentence in Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Corbett signed “Kevin’s Law” on Tuesday. more »»

Riders raise $12K for VA hospital

July 5, 2014 More than 200 patriotic Americans gathered Friday at American Legion Post 281 in Tyrone for the fourth annual Freedom Ride, a family-friendly, 10-mile long bicycle marathon. more »»

Police investigating fire at alleged shooter’s home

July 5, 2014 State police from Bedford are investigating a shooting and a subsequent “suspicious fire” at the Everett area home of the alleged shooter that occurred after he was incarcerated in lieu of $150,000... more »»

Woman gets prison time for drugs

July 5, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona defense attorney asked Thursday that his client, an admitted drug addict, not be sent to a state correctional institution where she will be “warehoused” instead of... more »»

Tyrone man accused of truck theft from lumber business

July 5, 2014 A Tyrone man faces charges after police say he stole a truck from a Snyder Township business. Timothy E. McElwain II, 21, of 616 Washington Ave. more »»

Logan Town Centre has new owner

July 4, 2014 The Logan Town Centre has been sold. Deed transfer documents obtained online Thursday show that AVR-Altoona LP sold the property for $101.5 million to TKG Logan Town Centre LP, based in Columbia, M. more »»

Police issue fireworks warning

July 4, 2014 While fireworks and the Fourth of July may go hand in hand, losing a hand is no way to celebrate, say local police who want to remind the public that injuries and property damage aside, certain... more »»

Shusters separating

July 4, 2014 U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster and his wife, Rebecca, are separating. The couple, married for 27 years, released a joint statement Thursday. more »»

Pension bill brought back to House floor

July 4, 2014 An amended pension reform bill may have found new life Wednesday after it was tied to a bill authorizing Philadelphia to impose a $2 tax on cigarettes. more »»

Police investigate Everett shooting

July 4, 2014 EVERETT — State police are continuing to investigate a shooting incident in Bedford County early Thursday. Steven L. Dunkle, 44, of 511 Monroe St. more »»

Antis talks compost at meeting

July 4, 2014 BELLWOOD — The Antis Township Board of Supervisors took the next steps in its plans to renovate the township compost yard at its meeting Thursday night. more »»

Concerns lead to pension setback

July 3, 2014 A bill on pension reform was voted back to its committee Tuesday, though some officials still have concerns about the plan. more »»

As travelers head to Raystown Lake, local agencies collaborate on safety

July 3, 2014 HUNTINGDON — Up to a dozen or more boaters at Raystown Lake could find their Independence Day weekend festivities ending with restraints. more »»

Glendale district hires superintendent

July 3, 2014 FLINTON — Glendale School District has a new superintendent with local ties. more »»

Blair County receives praise for reassessment

July 3, 2014 BEDFORD — Praise for Blair County’s reassessment came from a surprising corner Tuesday: both sides of the assessment question in neighboring Bedford County, where two valuations over four years... more »»

Legal costs grow in Bedford case

July 3, 2014 BEDFORD — The financial battle between the Bedford County commissioners and the county’s chief judge hasn’t ended yet, with the judge’s court-ordered repayment on hold, a Supreme Court appeal filed... more »»

Pittsburgh considers tailgating limits

July 3, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — City and county officials are mulling several new policies — including limiting tailgating hours in stadium parking lots — to avoid messes like the one left behind by 50,000 fans... more »»

Van Zandt hospital announces contractor for outpatient clinics

July 3, 2014 Huntingdon and Indiana County veterans are one step closer to having VA clinics in their backyards. The Van Zandt VA Medical Center has announced that CRAssociates Inc. of Newington, Va. more »»

Hospital praises UPMC partnership

July 2, 2014 One year into the acquisition that turned Altoona Regional Health System into UPMC Altoona, local hospital officials were hard-pressed to name a disadvantage of joining the Pittsburgh-based health... more »»

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