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County expected to add farmland into program

August 20, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County is preparing to add 276 acres to its farmland preservation program, partly due to an increase in county and state funds. more »»

House shooting suspect to face trial

August 20, 2014 A Blandburg man accused of shooting up an Antis Township home will face trial. David R. more »»

Two townships working to aid handicapped voters

August 20, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Plans are being made through the Blair County Planning Commission for improvements to the Juniata Township and Greenfield Township municipal buildings so they are ready for use by... more »»

One dead, officer hurt after shooting

August 20, 2014 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A police officer was grazed by a bullet in an exchange of gunfire that left a suspect dead early Tuesday in northeast Philadelphia, authorities said. more »»

Police: Man broke into car, stole purse

August 20, 2014 An Altoona man is behind bars on charges he broke into a car and stole a purse. Nickolas B. Stitt, 33, of 714 E. Walton Av. more »»

Grand jury for former mayor expires; feds mum on probe

August 20, 2014 PITTSBURGH — A federal grand jury that heard testimony from several staff members and police officials linked to former Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has expired without returning indictment. more »»

Piner case headed for trial

August 19, 2014 The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected further hearing on pretrial issues involving a major suspect in the Operation Last Call drug cases that began almost three years ago. Stephen . more »»

Meeting to focus on cleaning up range

August 19, 2014 PHILIPSBURG — Plans to clean up lead contamination at the Philipsburg Rod and Gun Club’s trap shooting range within Black Moshannon State Park will be the focus of a public meeting and public hearin... more »»

AASD narrowly OKs $500K phone system

August 19, 2014 By one vote, the Altoona Area School Board awarded a bid for a new districtwide landline phone system at a cost not to exceed $547,940. more »»

AASD narrowly OKs $500K phone system

August 19, 2014 By one vote, the Altoona Area School Board awarded a bid for a new districtwide landline phone system at a cost not to exceed $547,940. more »»

Selling of nutrient credits to yield $300,000 for Water Authority

August 19, 2014 The Altoona Water Authority recently gave permission for the sale of “credits” representing 200,000 pounds of pollutants that the authority’s newly renovated treatment plants didn’t discharge into... more »»

Group: Health registry needed

August 19, 2014 HARRISBURG — Republican Gov. more »»

Judge orders DuBois to pay $270K to lawyers

August 19, 2014 JOHNSTOWN (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a western Pennsylvania city to pay more than $270,000 to attorneys for a company that was wrongly prevented from opening a methadone clinic. U.. more »»

Pope confirms possible Philly visit

August 19, 2014 ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has confirmed he wants to go to the United States next year and is considering a three-city trip in September 2015: Philadelphia for a family rally, Washington to address... more »»

Man charged for role in crash

August 19, 2014 BEDFORD — An Everett man is charged with failing to yield while turning left at an intersection after he caused a two-vehicle crash near Woodbury Pike Sunday afternoon. more »»

County to decide leaders’ salaries

August 18, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Before 2014 ends, Blair County commissioners must set salaries for elected county leaders taking office in 2016. more »»

Power back in Altoona

August 18, 2014 Penelec spokesman John Shimco said this morning a problem at the company's 20th Street substation resulted in the temporary loss of electrical power to approximately 2,900 customers in Altoona. more »»

Hosts gain fame using aliases

August 18, 2014 One local radio personality received part of his well-known moniker from a love of trains as a child. Another adopted her alias to fit into the station’s format. Their actions aren’t unusual. more »»

Veterans Affairs director draws on military experience

August 18, 2014 Daniel McIntyre of Blue Knob took the job as Blair County’s director of veterans affairs on April 28. His office is located on the first floor of the Blair County Courthouse. more »»

Cocaine suspect to face trial

August 18, 2014 A Virginia man who police allege was part of the Corner Bar & Grill cocaine ring will face trial. Larry I. Bowman Jr., 37, of Quinton, Va. more »»

 
 

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